Past, present and future – can Hastings Question Time give you the answers?

Up to 1,000 local people will be able to get involved in a conversation with politicians, leaders of business, the voluntary sector and the NHS this Friday at 7.30pm.

Hastings Question Time will see civic leaders answering questions about the impact Covid-19 on our community and debating what the future is for Hastings and St Leonards. The event which will use Zoom can be attended by up to 1,000 people on the night and a recording will be available to watch via social media afterwards.

Organised by Hastings HEART, the volunteer group that has been supporting people throughout the pandemic, Hastings Question Time will see expert panellists answer questions put to them by members of the public..

Those panellists will include local MP Sally-Ann Hart, East Sussex County Council Leader Keith Glazier, and Colin Fitzgerald, the Deputy Leader of Hastings Borough Council. They will be joined by representatives from the NHS, voluntary and business communities to discuss the key challenges ahead as the town tackles the twin challenges of recovering from the health crisis and other economic pressures.

Organisers are calling on residents to send in their questions using a simple online form, the link is below. 

Following the familiar format of the BBC’s popular Question Time programme, Hastings Question Time is being staged as a key part of the town’s wider campaign to join forces in driving Covid-19 infection rates down to zero and tackle the complex challenges it faces going forward. The hour-long broadcast will focus first on answering questions on Covid-19, with its second half asking ‘Hastings – what next?’ The first half will be chaired by Kim Battty, one of the co-founders of HEART, while Alastair Fairley HEART’s Joint Coordinator will be chairing the second half, focusing on Hastings – where to next?

Mr Fairley, who is also co-founder 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.”

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