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Coronavirus statistical update: Hastings – Covid coldspot

Ever since HOT’s statistical reports on the coronavirus began, it has been clear that Hastings has been relatively little affected, both in number of cases and deaths. There is no explanation for this remarkable fact yet, though investigations are under way. Research and graphics by Russell Hall, text by Nick Terdre.

Posted 21:54 Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus Hastings Nick Terdre Russell Hall statistics

Coronavirus statistical update: Leicester hotspot revealed by more detailed data

Leicester is now in lockdown, but it only became clear that it was a coronavirus hotspot when a glaring deficiency in the provision of local data was remedied. The more detailed data reveal that the extent of infections at local authority level has been underestimated around the country, including in Hastings, Rother and East Sussex. Text by Nick Terdre, research and graphics by Russell Hall.

Posted 09:16 Sunday, Jul 5, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: covid-19 hotspot Leicester Nick Terdre Pillar 2 test-and-trace

Vandals target public toilets

Just a few days after reopening public toilets, several have been vandalised, the council says. It is also just a few days since Conservative councillor Rob Lee criticised the council for being slow to reopen toilets. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:38 Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: HBC Kim Forward Nick Terdre Paul Barnett Rob Lee toilets vandals

Grant deadline early Wednesday!

Small businesses excluded from other forms of government support have until Wednesday to lodge an application for the discretionary grant fund. Small business grants have reached 85% take-up, according to the council. Nick Terdre reports.

Coronavirus statistical update: teething problems for test and trace

The app which the government was trialling on the Isle of Wight has had to be abandoned – a setback for the test and trace system which lies at the heart of the government’s strategy for containing the spread of coronavirus while progressively relaxing restrictions and getting the economy and schools functioning again. Meanwhile the alert level has been reduced. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 15:53 Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: alert level corona virus covid-19 ESCC Nick Terdre test-and-trace

Covid Spring, Hastings 2020

As the nation begins to ease out of strict lockdown, Marybeth Haas reflects in images on the juxtaposition of the pandemic forcing our habits to change alongside the unstoppable unfolding of Spring. She sees the pandemic as an opportunity for people to reflect, question and to allow more of their own true nature to come to the forefront, to reassess priorities and to  choose healthier ways of being.

Posted 16:47 Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus covid-19 global pandemic Hastings in lockdown Mary Beth Haas Marybeth Haas mb haas social distancing Spring

Lib Dems petition for working party to guide Covid recovery

The Liberal Democrats are calling for the council to set up an inclusive working party to guide the borough’s economic and social recovery from the coronavirus, and have launched a petition to advance its cause. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 09:43 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Colin Fitzgerald Lib Dems petition working party
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