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Booking Terms and Conditions

  • Completed applications will usually be processed within five working days; you will be provided with written notification of whether the booking can be accepted.
  • Fees for bookings made less than six weeks in advance are payable in full as soon as they have been accepted. Confirmation of your booking will be provided upon receipt of the sum due. All payments should be made to ‘DOVER DISTRICT COUNCIL’
  • The Pier is generally closed to the public at 10pm, therefore it is essential that you report to the Pier Staff before that time unless there is a prior written arrangement to the contrary.
  • In the event of a booking being cancelled by the Council, otherwise than in consequence of severely inclement weather, the Club/Organisation will be notified in writing as soon as possible and a full refund of any fee payable will be made.
  • The District Council reserves the right to vary or to suspend any facilities available and from time to time amend or suspend its charges for fishing from the Pier. Occasionally areas of the pier are closed for safety reasons. The Pier Supervisor will provide notices or instructions of any restrictions, which must be complied with promptly and civilly
  • Dover District Council cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage arising from the acts or omissions of third parties; therefore visitors should take reasonable steps to safeguard their property.
  • No camping stoves or gas burners are permitted on the pier.
  • If any accident occurs on the pier, the attendant should be informed immediately.
  • To ensure that the pier remains a safe and pleasant facility for all, conduct is governed by the Deal Pier Byelaws 1976. An extract is attached for information.

 

Extract of Deal Pier Byelaws

  • WILFUL OBSTRUCTION

    A person shall not obstruct the free passage on, to, or from any part of the Pier, or intentionally obstruct or impede any officer or servant of the Council in the execution of his duty in connection with the Pier.

  • VEHICLES

    A person shall not use, drive, or place on any part of the Pier any car, carriage, barrow, truck, bicycle, velocipede, roller skates, or any other carriage of any sort, unless authorised to do so by the Pier Supervisor and in such circumstances the laden weight limit of such car, carriage, barrow, truck, bicycle, velocipede or other carriage shall be 30 hundred weight (1524 kilograms).

  • ANIMALS
    • (i) A person shall not use, lead, drive or ride on any part of the Pier any … animal or knowingly cause or permit such animals to be used, lead, driven or ridden on any part of the Pier except with the consent of the Pier Supervisor.
    • (ii) In every case where the Council shall rail or fence off certain areas of the Pier for the purpose of maintenance or in respect of structural damage no person shall enter the said areas unless duly authorised by the Council.

  • CLOSING OF THE PIER
    • (i) In every case where by notice or notices affixed or set up in a suitable or conspicuous position at or near to the entrance to the Pier the Council shall declare that the Pier is closed for a period to be specified in such a notice or notices a person other than a person duly authorised by the Council shall not be entitled to admission to the Pier and shall not enter thereon except upon the terms of admission which may be prescribed in such notice or notices.
    • (ii) In every case where the Council shall rail or fence off certain areas of the Pier for the purpose of maintenance or in respect of structural damage no person shall enter the said areas unless duly authorised by the Council.

  • CLOSING THE MAIN LANDING DECK
    • (i) In every case where by notice affixed or set up in some suitable or conspicuous position at or near to LANDING DECK the entrance to the Pier and on the stairways leading from the promenade deck to the main landing deck the Council shall make known that the main landing deck is closed … a person other than a person duly authorised by the Council shall not remain upon or gain access to the main landing deck …
    • (ii) During periods of rough weather no person shall enter on, gain access to, or remain on the main landing deck.

  • BATHING FROM THE PIER

    A person shall not bathe or attempt to bathe in the sea from the Pier without the consent of the Council.

  • THROWING STONES ETC.

    A person shall not discharge any stone, stick or other missile on the Pier.

  • PLAYING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

    No person shall operate or cause to suffer to be operated upon the Pier any radio received between the hours of midnight and 6am and no person shall operate or cause or suffer to be operated upon the Pier any radio receiver, wireless set, gramophone, amplifier or similar instrument or any musical instrument at any other time in a manner which makes or causes or suffers to be made any noise which is so loud or continuous or repeated as to give reasonable cause for annoyance to other persons upon the Pier.

  • FISHING
    • (i) A person shall not at any time fish or use any rod line net or other means of catching fish except from such parts of the Pier as the Pier Supervisor shall from time to time direct.
    • (ii) A person participating in organised fishing competitions shall not fish or use any rod line net or other means of catching fish otherwise than from such numbered positions on the promenade deck to which he is directed by the Pier Supervisor.
    • (iii) A person shall not at any time use a drop net, tripod or longline from the promenade deck.
    • (iv) A person shall not use a rod or other means of catching fish from the North side of the promenade deck during the period of the “summer season”.

  • FOULING THE PIER
    • (i) A person shall not place on any seats, deck chairs, or buildings, on the Pier any bait or fish.
    • (ii) Every person using the Pier for the purpose of fishing shall, before leaving, remove any materials, items, or associated matters brought by him onto the Pier and used by him for the purpose of fishing.

  • MUSSELS AND SHELLFISH

    No person shall remove or detach from any part of the Pier any mussel or shellfish.

  • IMPEDING PASSAGE OF VESSELS

    No person shall in any way impede the passage of vessels under and through those parts of the Pier identified by yellow painted handrails.

 

 

Contact 

Email: dealpier@dover.gov.uk

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