Covid Question Time for Civic Leaders
In a major online broadcast event, top civic leaders from across Hastings and East Sussex are coming together to answer questions from the community on Friday 19th February at 7.30pm. Hastings Question Time will see a host of civic leaders answering burning questions about Covid-19 and the future of Hastings & St.Leonards in a live event attended by up to 1,000 people – and broadcast to thousands more via social media.
Organised by HEART, the volunteer group supporting people throughout the pandemic, Hastings Question Time will see expert panellists answer questions put to them by members of the public for the first time since the onset of Covid-19.
Panellists include local MP, Sally-Ann Hart, East Sussex County Council Leader, Keith Glazier, and Colin Fitzgerald, the Deputy Leader of Hastings Borough Council. They’ll be joined by representatives from the NHS and voluntary and business communities to discuss key challenges ahead as the town tackles the two main issues of a health crisis and economic pressure.
Following the familiar format of the BBC’s popular Question Time programme, Hastings QT is being staged as a key part of the town’s wider campaign in driving Covid-19 infection rates down to zero and tackling the complex challenges it faces. The hour-long broadcast will focus first on answering questions on Covid-19, with its second half asking ‘Hastings – what next?’ Organisers are calling on residents to send in their questions using a simple online form using the following link bit.ly/HQTQuestions
Alastair Fairley, co-founder and joint co-ordinator at HEART, says: “The pandemic has impacted all of us. But to pull through, our community needs to be listened to and their questions answered. We hope Hastings Question Time will be the start of a really positive dialogue to address the real challenges we face, both now and in the future.”
• For further enquiries contact Alastair Fairley 07790 676801 or email
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