Agenda item - Chairs Communications
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- Meeting of Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 4.00pm (Item 4.)
4.1 The Chair provided the following communications:
“I would like to begin by reflecting on some key events that have occurred over the last few weeks.
As a City Council we have responded at pace and built upon previous actions to avert the Pandemic Crisis and since delivered some amazing projects to enable residents and key workers to travel into their workplaces and premises whilst supporting the Govt guidelines on social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. This has included continuing to support and fund bus services, closed Madeira Drive to provide exercise and public space, constructed 3.4 miles of cycle lane on the Old Shoreham Road and rolled out a programme of signs and markings to encourage people to share the seafront spaces responsibly.
We have also recently implemented additional measures to support the re-opening of High Street businesses by widening pavements in busy shopping areas and bus stops as well as suspending parking bays that will enable people to queue safely to access goods and transport services. These include widened footways in The Lanes (Old Town), London Road, Hove and Kemp Town (St James Street)
Our Officers have also turned around very quickly bids to Central Government at extremely short notice that will further support the City during the next Recovery Phase.
I am very proud of our achievements and will be asking this Committee to help with these efforts by thanking everyone involved, including Councillors, and to help review these measures as we go forward”.