The string of fairy-lights may look pretty but they’re less essential overnight than the pair of vertical red navigation lights on the pier’s main mast  – one of which has been out of action for days

Local residents on Penarth seafront have noted that – regardless of  the cash strapped  Vale of Glamorgan Council’s pleas of poverty –  the council is now keeping more lights switched-on over night on Penarth Pier than ever before.

Normally Penarth Pier is lit overnight by just two or three lamps illuminating the boardwalk – but now the entire pier is being routinely lit up at night –  and throughout until dawn – with a whole string of white fairy-lights.

The Labour-run Vale Council has not yet provided an explanation for the change in the lighting arrangements at the pier .

It has also not commented on the fact that one of the pair of the most important lights on the pier – the uppermost of the two red navigation lights mounted vertically on the pier’s mainmast has been out of action for days.


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  1. Ian says:

    Are you allowed to say fairy lights anymore?

    • snoggerdog says:

      you can in russia “kntauckne cpohapnku” but its frowned upon in the uk because we live in a democracy, & we are free~~~~~~to do & say what we are told .

  2. Taffy says:

    What is the pier master doing?

    • Tom says:

      Haven’t they taken over his office for social housing?

      • Monty says:

        I loved this joke the first time but now……..zzzzzz

      • Osian says:

        Do you ever attempt humour, Monty, or is it always sneering, superior criticism?

      • Monty says:

        Is it not valid to suggest that some things can be overdone?

      • Lindsey says:

        It’s hardly “overdone” now is it, Monty, or do you have particular reason to wish the Vale’s ruthless drive for social housing in Penarth is underplayed? Then again, perhaps Osian has a point, and you come on here simply to pick and needle, posture and ridicule.
        Do remember to pick us up on it, if we mention your sneering again. It wouldn’t do for truths to be serially exposed on here.

    • He’s probably busily completing the safety case to change a light bulb.

  3. Old Penarthian says:

    The Pier Master title is long GONE !! This position is now held by the Coastal Supervisor.

    • Daft o dull says:

      He now reports to the coastal executive with a £150k salary and gold plated pension. His only qualification is that he can speak Welsh.

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