Press Releases week beginning 12 August 2019
A helping hand up to the East Hill
The steps from Tackleway to the east hill have just got a little easier to use as a result of a new hand rail. Following a number of calls to councillors from old town residents, the Borough Council and the county council teamed up to fund the new hand rail which gives residents and visitors a welcome helping hand.
Colin Fitzgerald, lead councillor for environmental services said,
'A section of handrail has been missing from this section of steps for a long time. This has made accessing the steps difficult, as they are very steep and require a hand rail to grab onto. Thanks to the joint working and funding from East Sussex County Council and Hastings Borough Council the hand rail is now complete.'
Councillor Tania Charman, East Sussex County Councillor further stated,
'The steps are part of the public right of way that takes you to and from the east hill and Hastings Country Park. It was important the two local authorities work together to replace this section of hand rail to make access easier for locals and visitors."
Wayne Dixon, the country's first Keep Britain Tidy Ambassador, visited Hastings last week. Wayne is walking the coast of GB with his dog Koda, picking up litter as he goes. He has been walking since February 2016 and he's walked 3,700 miles. He is walking to raise awareness of litter and particularly litter by the sea.
He was met by some local volunteers from Tidy up St Leonards, who walked with him as he made his way along Hastings seafront.
Richard Wesley, from Tidy Up St Leonards said," John Funnel organised us as a group 2 years ago, and we have gone from 3 to 50 volunteers in two years. Please join us! We work closely with Hastings Borough Council to keep our town clean; we are looking forward to seeing the improvements with the new in- house street service."
Wayne's inspirational walk around the coastal towns of GB is in memory of his father for the MIND charity.