Leader's weekly update transcript - 30/07/21
Hi, it's Kim here, I hope your week has gone well.
It's been good to see lots of people turning up to our vaccine clinics in the town centre and other locations. There is another clinic tomorrow outside Debenhams, no need for an appointment just turn up and get a jab. The clinic will be at Hollington Tesco on Sunday, so you can do your shopping and get a vaccination as well. All the details of how and where to get your jab are on our website and social media channels.
Volunteers and local councillors have been delivering leaflets to areas of our town to promote the clinics and please can you help spread the word to your friends and family who may not have had their jabs? It's so important that as many people as possible in the town are vaccinated to help prevent the spread and severity of COVID-19. As ever please remember to consider others and keep your distance and show you care by wearing a mask in indoor public spaces.
We've had some lovely reviews in for our fantastic Hastings Museum and Art Gallery since it re-opened it opened in May and so many people are enjoying its wonderful and unique exhibitions, including Ingenious Contraptions which runs until August 29th. It's a great free day out for both children and adults alike during the summer holidays. All the details can be found on www.hmag.org.uk.
Hastings will be receiving £229,000 in Welcome Back Funding to support the town's pandemic recovery and encourage people back safely. After discussions with business leaders in the town, we plan to use this funding to roll out events across Hastings main shopping areas during the quieter parts of the year.
We are also going to use the money to upgrade public Wi-Fi networks in the town centre and to recruit seasonal staff for cleaning, parking, and maintenance duties during the summer.
Let's continue to be kind and considerate towards each other, please stay safe and have a good weekend.
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