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The Gazette,Tuesday, April 12, 2011 www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk New law for sunbeds INSPECTORS are set to tour sunbed shops to raise awareness of a new law. The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 bans under-18s from using sunbeds, and health and safety inspectors from Fyl- de Council’s commercial community services team will be making sure the law is enforced. Micky Duck, senior environmental health officer, said: “I believe the in- troduction of the Act will give valuable protection to young people who are par- ticularly vulnerable when it comes to contracting skin cancer.” Pier pledge as facelift begins “WE’RE going to look after it – and love it.” That was the pledge from the new owners of North Pier as they un- veiled the first phase of work carried out on the Victorian landmark. Less than two weeks after purchasing the Grade II listed structure, Peter Sedg- wick and family have already started the massive restoration project. Seating and metalwork within the main entrance has been repainted in the pier’s new signature colours of maroon and cream. Work will now continue to repaint the seating along the rest of the boardwalk. Other plans include the re-introduction of a tram service to take visitors to the end of the pier. It is also proposed to illu- minate it at night, while the 50p admission charge has been dropped. Mr Sedgwick, who already operates rides on South and Central piers, said: “We want to keep it Victorian style. We are go- ing to paint it, look after it and love it. “We will be refurbishing every day. We know it’s going to take three or four years to get it where we want it, but we have al- ready started. “The people who come here this sum- mer will see a difference. “Removing the ad- mission charge is al- ready making a differ- ence and last weekend it was very busy.” Blackpool Mayor Coun Don Clapham praised the Sedgwicks for their belief in the town. He said: “It’s fantastic to see a local family investing in their own town in this way, and it will pay, there is no doubt about it.” Resort entertainer Joey Blower said: “Peter and his family are dedicated to making Blackpool the top UK visitor destination, and top visitor destination worldwide.” The Sedgwicks bought North Pier, which opened in 1863, for an undisclosed sum from Six Piers, part of the Trevor Hemmings stable of companies. NEW START: Peter Sedgwick and his wife Sue with daughters Gayner and Renee toast their purchase shelagh.parkinson@ blackpoolgazette.co.uk By SHELAGH PARKINSON n Which is your favourite pier? Vote now at www. blackpoolgazette.co.uk Watch video of the pier relaunch at www.black- poolgazette.co.uk
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�The Gazette,Tuesday, April 12, 2011www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk

New law forsunbeds

INSPECTORS are set to tour sunbedshops to raise awareness of a new law.

The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010bans under-18s from using sunbeds, andhealth and safety inspectors from Fyl-de Council’s commercial communityservices team will be making sure the

law is enforced.Micky Duck, senior environmental

health officer, said: “I believe the in-troduction of the Act will give valuableprotection to young people who are par-ticularly vulnerable when it comes tocontracting skin cancer.”

Pier pledge asfacelift begins“WE’RE going to look after it– and love it.”

That was the pledge from the newowners of North Pier as they un-veiled the first phase of work carriedout on the Victorian landmark.

Less than two weeks after purchasingthe Grade II listed structure, Peter Sedg-wick and family have already started themassive restoration project.

Seating and metalwork within themain entrance has been repainted in thepier’s new signature colours of maroonand cream.

Work will now continueto repaint the seating alongthe rest of the boardwalk.

Other plans include there-introduction of a tramservice to take visitors tothe end of the pier.

It is also proposed to illu-minate it at night, while the50p admission charge hasbeen dropped.

Mr Sedgwick, who alreadyoperates rides on South andCentral piers, said: “Wewant to keep it Victorian style. We are go-ing to paint it, look after it and love it.

“We will be refurbishing every day. Weknow it’s going to take three or four yearsto get it where we want it, but we have al-ready started.

“The people who come here this sum-mer will see a difference.

“Removing the ad-mission charge is al-ready making a differ-ence and last weekendit was very busy.”

Blackpool Mayor Coun Don Claphampraised the Sedgwicks for their belief inthe town.

He said: “It’s fantastic to see a localfamily investing in their own town inthis way, and it will pay, there is no doubtabout it.”

Resort entertainer Joey Blower said:“Peter and his family are dedicated tomaking Blackpool the top UK visitordestination, and top visitor destinationworldwide.”

The Sedgwicks bought North Pier,which opened in 1863, for an undisclosedsum from Six Piers, part of the TrevorHemmings stable of companies.

NEW START: Peter Sedgwick and his wife Sue withdaughters Gayner and Renee toast their purchase

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By SHELAGH PARKINSON

n Which is your favouritepier? Vote now at www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk

Watch video of the pierrelaunch at www.black-poolgazette.co.uk