PLANS to install an ice rink on Hastings Pier, owned by Sheikh Abid Gulzar, this winter will not go ahead as planned.

The Hastings Observer is reporting that a number of people have contacted Hastings Pier after purchasing tickets for the attraction via TicketSource.

Hastings Borough Council said they were working closely with the new pier operator, looking at their proposals for the winter, ‘but were notified they would no longer be proceeding’.

The council did not provide any further information.

Mr Gulzar, who of course also owns Eastbourne Pier, has not yet made a comment.