Leader's weekly update -21/05/21
Hi, I hope you've had a good week.
It is great to see our local businesses fully open again and they are working hard to keep us safe when we use them so let's help them by following the guidelines when we're there. The virus rate remains low in our town and we want to keep it that way so space between ourselves and others not in our bubble is still the way to go along with wearing a face covering and regular hand washing.
The pop-up vaccination clinics are still taking place across Hastings and St Leonards for people aged 40 and over who haven't had their first COVID-19 jab. All the details, including dates and times, can be found on our website.
Along with other indoor venues our museum and art gallery is once again open to visitors. To find out more about the wonderful exhibitions and to book your free tickets, go to www.hmag.org.uk.
Our Active Hastings team have been working with Active Sussex to train up new instructors to support people with long term health conditions. The first sessions to launch are the cancer rehabilitation courses. You can find out more on our website.
We are proud to hear the good news that we have once again received a Blue Flag award for Marina beach, and Seaside Awards for both Marina and Pelham beaches. These awards recognise beaches as being clean, safe, having excellent water quality and high standards of facilities. So many of us will be enjoying these clean, safe beaches this summer and we can make sure they stay that way by taking our litter off the beach when we leave.
We are back to holding meetings in person as the government says we must, and it took a great deal of time and organisation to ensure the annual council meeting could take place in a COVID-19 secure way. Congratulations to our new mayor Cllr James Bacon and the deputy mayor Cllr Ruby Cox. You can find details of the Cabinet members and other committee members on our website.
Thanks for listening, please stay safe.
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