Good to go… ‘Covid-safe’ West Hill Lift scoops national award

Hastings’ West Hill Lift, the 129 year old funicular railway which connects the Old Town to Hastings Castle and Smugglers Adventure, has been awarded the We’re Good to Go mark.

This means the lift owned by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) follows government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, has a risk assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and help social distancing.

Councillor Colin Fitzgerald, HBC’s deputy leader, said today: “We were delighted when we were able to reopen the West Hill Lift two weeks ago and now doubly delighted that our efforts to meet all the Covid-19 guidelines in its operation have been recognised.

“We pride ourselves on the approach we have taken to combat Covid-19 here in Hastings, and this mark should reassure local residents and visitors about using the West Hill Lift.  It joins a number of other attractions in Hastings, and indeed across 1066 Country, to get this mark, showing that we, and others in the tourism industry locally, take the safety and welfare of our local community and visitors very seriously.”

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