More time to have your say as health Face the Public event expands online

Published Friday, 8th October 2021

An event which offers Hartlepool residents the chance to have their say on the work being done to protect and improve the health of people in the town is being moved online and expanded.

The Hartlepool Health and Wellbeing Board’s Face the Public event will run on Hartlepool Borough Council’s new digital engagement platform Your Say Our Future from Monday 11th to Sunday 24th October.

It will give local people two weeks to get involved and contribute their views rather than the Board holding the usual one-off event on a specific day at Hartlepool Civic Centre.

The decision to do things differently this year also reflects continuing concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Councillor Shane Moore, Chair of the Hartlepool Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “Especially in the wake of the Covid pandemic, the health of people in Hartlepool has never been more important, so I hope as many people as possible will take part in this year’s event.

“We have traditionally held a Face the Public event on a specific day when people have come along, got around a table and discussed and debated with others the best way to tackle the town’s health priorities.

“The recent launch of Your Say Our Future which has a number of interactive features, allows people to get involved in the debate in a way and at a time that is most convenient to them and gives them more time to do so.”

The Hartlepool Health and Wellbeing Board page on Your Say Our Future can be accessed at

Through the page people can:

  • Watch in video form the Hartlepool Director of Public Health’s Annual Report, looking at how Hartlepool has faced Covid since the pandemic began
  • Read the current Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • Use the ideas board to make suggestions as to how health and wellbeing priorities can be delivered
  • Ask questions of the Health and Wellbeing Board

Local residents are reminded that online access is available through the People’s Network in Hartlepool Borough Council’s Community Hubs and libraries. Locations and opening times are as follows:

Community Hub Central - 124 York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DE.

Open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am – 4pm.


Community Hub South- Wynyard Road, Hartlepool, TS25 3LQ.

Open Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat 10am – 12pm.


Seaton Carew Library- Station Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 1BN.

Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am – 12pm, Sat 10am – 12pm.


Headland Library- Middlegate, Hartlepool, TS24 0JD.

Open Mon and Fri 10am – 4pm.