The West Hill lift in Hastings has had to close because of emergency engineering works

A building behind a trackside wall had started to collapse, and could have fallen onto one of the lift cars. Council spokesman Kevin Boorman explained “Safety is obviously paramount, so we had no option other than to close the West Hill lift immediately. Our contractors have now installed scaffolding to enable demolition experts to remove the building, and part of the wall, to make it safe…It is very disappointing that the lift will have to be closed over Easter, but our contractors are working extended hours and weekends to keep the period of closure as short as possible.”


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