THE revamp of Bournemouth’s Pier Approach will be fully revealed later this month following months of improvement work – and the Big Wheel is making a comeback.

The full extent of the improvements to the western side of Pier Approach will be revealed on Good Friday.

The Big Wheel, which gives visitors a view of the town and coastline from more than 100ft in the air, was in place at Pier Approach between March and September last year before the second phase of work started in October.

The Victorian funfair will also be making a return.

“High quality granite paving” has now been installed at Pier Approach along with new street furniture, raised planting and fresh landscaping in keeping with the eastern side of Pier Approach.

Visitors will be encouraged to ‘leave only footprints’ with the arrival of new semi submerged bins, which will have greater capacities for rubbish.

The council says there would also be improvements made to the rubbish and recycling facilities along the seafront ahead of the summer season.

Cllr John Beesley, leader of Bournemouth council, said: “The regeneration to the west of Pier Approach is a continuation from the initial £4million investment scheme delivered in the winter of 2014/15 on the eastern side. The high-quality transformation here provides a fitting gateway to Bournemouth’s spectacular seafront.”

The work has been funded by a £1.9million grant from the Government’s Coastal Communities fund. It is one of 18 Dorset Coastal Connections projects which aim to support and boost the economies of Dorset’s coastal areas, co-ordinated by Dorset Coast Forum.

Natalie Poulter, Dorset Coastal Connections co-ordinator, said: “We’re really pleased to see such a difference being made at Pier Approach through this part-Coastal Communities Funded project.

“The council team and their contractors have worked hard this winter in some very difficult conditions, including throughout Storm Emma, and it’s great to see the Pier Approach area open in time for the busy period over Easter.”

The council says some “minor elements” and extra planting will follow after Easter.