Leader's weekly update transcript -28/05/21
Hi everyone, as we head into the bank holiday weekend, we're all looking forward to the forecast warmer weather! Lots of us will be off to the beach and it's good news that our RNLI lifeguards will be patrolling at Pelham, Pier and Marina beaches from this weekend.
Stay safe if you are out and about and meeting up with other people because although the virus rate remains low in our town we still need to keep space between ourselves and others not in our bubble, wear a face covering and wash our hands regularly. It is great that we can meet indoors as well now but we must stick to a maximum of six people or two households.
The pop-up vaccination clinics are continuing across our town for eligible people who haven't had their first jab and details are on our website.
Please get your vaccination when it's your turn and help protect your family, friends, and the wider community too. I am pleased that the minimum age for vaccinations is dropping.
Hastings Borough Council is looking at how we can take on responsibility from East Sussex County Council for weed killing on our pavements so that we can prioritise and protect our people and our planet.
We don't agree with the use of the toxic chemical glyphosate and the impact it has on the natural environment on our streets. We have been asking the county council to use an alternative method.
So I was pleased to join a protest in Collier Road last Saturday where residents are opposed to the use of glyphosate in their street and want the county council to allow them to take responsibility for the management of their street plants.
This week is the start of the Great British Spring Clean which is run by Keep Britain Tidy. You can find out more on keepbritaintidy.org
We have many people in our town who are helping us to keep our streets clean all year round and lots of them belong to Tidy Up St Leonards. We really appreciate your work, thank you.
It is also Volunteers' Week next week and as a community we benefit so much from the care, kindness, and commitment of so many people who give up their time to volunteer in all sorts of ways. During the past year we have been especially grateful to those volunteers and groups and organisations who have supported us and helped us through. To all our volunteers whatever you do and wherever you do it, thank you very much!
Until next week, goodbye and stay safe.
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