‘Hattie’ the Seasider Community Bus
You may have seen Hattie, one of our original open top Skegness Seasiders out and about taking people to all the fun places whilst they are on holiday. Well, now you can ‘Get Chatty with Hattie’ as she embarks on a new adventure as a community bus.
Hattie has been redesigned to promote a safe place for people to come along and chat with new seating areas and tables, tea and coffee making facilities, a children’s Wendy house, games, chalkboard and magnetic wall games. She has been adapted to host families and the elderly and encourage the community to come together.
The initiative is part of our efforts to offer support and advice about mental health, after signing the ‘Time to Talk’ pledge in February, a pledge to provide support to employees. As well as offering information and access to mental health support for staff, we have gone further and extended this to the public through events and other initiatives. Hattie is one way in which we hope to support those in the wider community.
Look out for Hattie as she will be touring the East Midlands, supporting us in our efforts to bring communities together, promote health and well-being and provide an important space for families and children, as well as older people, to meet, take part in fun activities, and ‘get chatty with Hattie!'