Good morning all, and welcome to my E-newsletter.
Having made to move from Old Town to the seafront, the prom is now the street where we live. It’s wonderful to be able to step out, generally of an evening, and last night we caught this on camera. The sun rises and the sun sets and this season of self-isolation will also pass.
Meantime, I’m pleased the CCG has made the decision to suspend the consultation on the Station Health Centre this week; it was the only and right thing to do. That said, it has not - at this point - abandoned its proposal to close the Centre. Once we are safely through the pandemic, I will be looking for a response to my challenge on the availability of alternative town centre GP places which was part of the rationale for closure.
Also this week, cancelling the Tennis was again the only thing to do - I am reluctantly forced to say. That this is a blow for our town is a serious understatement. That this government is giving unprecedented support for jobs and homes at this time, is likewise the truth of it. Understanding that, and also that every village, town and city will have their own ‘Tennis’ case, I will nonetheless be going in to bat with the Treasury for Eastbourne on this.
My new working life is now characterised by conference calls.
This week I’ve spoken with MPs across the country, the Police, Hospital leaders and Council officers. It’s not the same, I love being with people, but responsibilities and decisions can be discharged in this way and we can continue to move forward. It’s not always easy, and although I recognised all of these comic moments, it’s mercifully not like the brilliant clip below!