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Hastings begins to open up

Hastings took an important step towards reopening on Saturday as step three of the government’s relaxation of lockdown restrictions came into effect. The council issued a cautious welcome but was pleased to see the West Hill Lift back in operation. New support measures for local businesses were announced by the government today. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 09:46 Thursday, Jul 9, 2020 In: Shops & Things Tags: Colin Fitzgerald covid-19 Kevin Boorman lockdown Nick Terdre Nigel Sinden Rishi Sunak Sally-Ann Hart West Hill Lift

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

Tories and HBC at odds over relaxing restrictions

While local Tories call for restrictions to be relaxed, and toilets and tennis courts to be reopened, the Labour-dominated council says such facilities will stay shut for the time being and urge visitors to stay away. On 1 June the government is partially easing the lockdown. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:37 Saturday, May 30, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Colin Fitzgerald Kim Forward lockdown Nick Terdre Rob Lee tennis courts toilets Tories

Key coronavirus message from the council

Hastings Borough Council has a leading role to play in combating the coronavirus, passing on advice from the government, liaising with local support groups and as a key point of contact in the community hub. Deputy leader Colin Fitzgerald provides an update on actions taken and urges everyone to keep following government advice. 

Posted 17:09 Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: CA1066 Colin Fitzgerald comunity hub ESCC Hastings Borough Council Hastings Community Transport heart HVA Kim Forward

How many intensive care beds do we need?

As the coronavirus continues to spread in leaps and bounds, we trust that the authorities are pulling out all the stops to enable us to tackle the disease as effectively as we can. Intensive care capacity is clearly a key element, and the only way to save those seriously affected. How many intensive care beds are we likely to need? The authorities have not said, but with a mass of data available on the course of Covid-19 so far, it is possible to make estimates. Russell Hall examines what the statistics are telling us so far, and also prepared the charts.

Posted 07:27 Monday, Apr 6, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Clinical Commissioning Group Colin Fitzgerald Conquest ESHT Imperial College intensive care Neil Ferguson Public Health England Russell Hall University of Cambridge

Council votes itself new powers to continue making decisions in the days of coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the council last week voted in emergency powers to enable it to continue making important decisions. Public meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Nick Terdre reports.

Emergency health regulations brought into force in Hastings

Hastings has moved into lockdown following the introduction of emergency health regulations by the council which close down shops apart from food retailers and encourage citizens to restrict their outings. Enforcement officers will oversee retailers’ compliance with the new regime. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:18 In: Covid-19 Tags: Colin Fitzgerald Conquest covid-19 East Sussex County Council emergency restrictions Hastings Borough Council Kings Road street market Nick Terdre Seafood & Wine

Construction of Country Park visitor centre under way

Construction of the new visitor centre in Hastings Country Park is finally under way, with the opening expected in the autumn. Nick Terdre reports.

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