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How Hastings might spend £20m over the next ten years (2024-2034) from the ‘Long Term Plan for Towns’ funding allocation

What is the ‘Long Term Plan for Towns? The plan was launched in October 2023, and the Prime Minister has stated it is to help deal with run-down town centres,[…]

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Trinity Triangle maintenance club – Dec 2023 free cleaning and basic repairs offer

If you own or are responsible for a building in the Trinity Triangle you could benefit from the upcoming Trinity Triangle Historic Action Zone (TTHAZ) Maintenance Club winter clean. The[…]

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From helping police investigations to lobbying for improved highways maintenance – here’s a few weeks in the life of a Business Improvement District Manager

Time for an updated diary blog By John Bownas – Hastings BID / Town Centre Manager A while back, during the COVID crisis, I wrote a detailed blog post about[…]

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Local Hastings businesses – recent posts

We follow the social media posts from many of our local town centre businesses.

Latest news from Yates Hastings: Coming up tonight from 7pm we have the best drinks deals in town, check these out!…

Latest update from Yates, Hastings 2024-02-29 16:30:32 Coming up tonight from 7pm we have the best drinks deals in town, check these out! 🍺🍺🍺 🎉 £1.75 Staropramen Pints 🎉 £1.75[…]

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Latest news from The Yard at Waterworks Road, Hastings: @robwassart Colouring in session…

Latest update from The Yard at Waterworks Road, Hastings 2024-02-29 09:37:12 @robwassart Colouring in session #watercolour #screenprint #ink #trees #robwass Source

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Latest news from Hastings Tin Tin’s: Tin Tin’s Bar – Hastings: News

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Latest news from Yates Hastings: Join us tonight for the best Karaoke you will find in town with Duggy Fresh from 9pm. Loads of amazi…

Latest update from Yates, Hastings 2024-02-27 19:15:50 Join us tonight for the best Karaoke you will find in town with Duggy Fresh from 9pm. Loads of amazing drinks deals too![…]

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Latest news from Hastings Table Flip: This Friday is the magic the gathering murders at Karlov Manor sore championship…

Latest update from Hastings Table Flip 2024-02-27 16:02:34 This Friday is the magic the gathering murders at Karlov Manor sore championship 🏆 Standard format 7pm start £5 entry Prizes and[…]

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Latest news from Stooge Coffee BIG NEWS! Shared Table is coming back to Stooge for weekly curry nights Starting from 13th March, K…

Latest update from Stooge Coffee/strong> 2024-02-27 14:48:59 BIG NEWS! Shared Table is coming back to Stooge for weekly curry nights 🎉 Starting from 13th March, Kate will be serving fresh[…]

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Latest news from Brewing Brothers at The Imperial, Hastings: Second appointment this Friday evening with our friends @tibbsfarm , showcasing some of the best pro…

Latest update from Brewing Brothers at The Imperial Hastings 2024-02-27 11:34:32 Second appointment this Friday evening with our friends @tibbsfarm , showcasing some of the best produce from their farm.[…]

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Latest news from Yaaze Bistro #lovemornings #goodvibes #saturday #saturdayvibes #hastings #eastsussex #stleonardsonsea #homemade #…

Latest update from Yaaze Bistro/strong> #lovemornings #goodvibes #saturday #saturdayvibes #hastings #eastsussex #stleonardsonsea #homemade #freshfood #greatatmosphere #friendly #hastings #lovehastings Source

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Latest news from The Yard at Waterworks Road, Hastings: @smallbatchbabka Mother’s Day preorders now live!…

Latest update from The Yard at Waterworks Road, Hastings 2024-02-27 09:25:32 @smallbatchbabka Mother’s Day preorders now live! 💐🌷🌸🌻🌼 Instead of a pop up this year, I have decided to do[…]

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Latest news from Licence 2 Kale Have a ‘berry’ great week! let’s hope the sun comes out to join us if your visiting Rye this week …

Latest update from Licence 2 Kale/strong> Have a ‘berry’ great week! 🍓 let’s hope the sun comes out to join us ☀️ if your visiting Rye this week why not[…]

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Latest news from Bat and Bee Hastings: See you back on Wednesday! 12-Late Keep an eye on our socials for up coming events…

Latest update from Bat and Bee, Hastings 2024-02-26 20:42:01 See you back on Wednesday! 12-Late Keep an eye on our socials for up coming events 🍹🍸😝 Source

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Latest news from Hastings Tin Tin’s: This week at TinTins: Thur 29th Feb 8pm – Karaoke with Ady ( Little Oak Entertainment Group ) F…

Latest update from Hastings Tin Tin’s 2024-02-26 20:39:56 🍻📣This week at TinTins: 🎙️ 🌟 Thur 29th Feb 8pm – Karaoke with Ady ( Little Oak Entertainment Group ) 🌟🎸 Fri[…]

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Latest news from Hastings Source Park: This coming Saturday, March 2nd we do it AGAIN and welcome back Mighty Sounds for “New Roof skank” …

Latest update from Hastings Source Park 2024-02-26 20:33:42 This coming Saturday, March 2nd we do it AGAIN and welcome back Mighty Sounds for “New Roof skank” from 9pm with JJ[…]

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Latest news from The True Crime Museum : Are you looking for something to do with your Scout Group, Language School, Class, U3A, WI, Special …

Latest update from The True Crime Museum 2024-02-26 11:00:30 Are you looking for something to do with your Scout Group, Language School, Class, U3A, WI, Special Interest Groups & Coach[…]

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Latest news from Yaaze Bistro #saturdayvibes #yaazejustfeellikehome #yaazehastings #lovesaturday #lovewine #cosy #delicious #fresh…

Latest update from Yaaze Bistro/strong> #saturdayvibes #yaazejustfeellikehome #yaazehastings #lovesaturday #lovewine #cosy #delicious #freshfood #tapas# Source

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Latest news from Yates Hastings: Yates – Hastings: News

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Latest news from Barnaby’s Lounge, Hastings: What’s on this week at Barnaby’s Lounge….

Latest update from Barnaby’s Lounge, Hastings 2024-02-25 11:52:59 Monday @7pm Singer Showcase- all you need is your voice. Little Oak Entertainment Group Tuesday @7pm Zumba & Cocktails- come socialize and[…]

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Festivals and all-day events in Hastings

With more and more festivals every year, Hastings is probably the least boring town in the UK.

Queer on the Pier

Queer on The Pier 2022 A outdoor queer festival celebrating the brilliance of our community in an incredible setting! Showcasing local talent and bringing International drag, cabaret and DJs to[…]

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Hastings Storytelling Festival (November 2022)

Hastings Storytelling Festival Spoken word, dance, puppetry, carnival, theatre, conversation or digital media:  diverse artists in exciting and accessible venues Most Hastings Storytelling Festival events are free and ALL are[…]

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Hastings Bonfire (October 2022)

HASTINGS BONFIRE Bonfire societies from all over Sussex come together to march through the streets of Hastings in a procession of drums, flares and flaming torchlights. Along with a huge bonfire[…]

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Hastings Week 2022 (October)

A festival remembering the famous date of 1066 and demonstrating the interest, skill and activity in Hastings TODAY. Website – https://www.1066.net/hastings-week/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hastwk1066

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Battle Festival (October 2022, various venues)

Battle Festival is an arts and music festival in Battle, East Sussex. Now in its eleventh year, Battle Festival has quickly become a cultural gem in the South East’s calendar,[…]

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PhotoHastings (Sept-Nov 2022)

About Photohastings aims to inspire an appreciation of contemporary photographic art through an annual festival programe, regular e-newsletters, talks, exhibitions, workshops and mentoring. Set up in 2009 and initially working[…]

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Hastings Oktoberfest (1st October, Horntyne Park – indoors)

Details Event by Hastings OktoberfestHorntye Park Tickets · £16.76 www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hastings-oktoberfest-2022-tickets-223258611517 BEER. BANDS. BRATWURST We are delighted to announce details for Hastings Oktoberfest 2022: Saturday 1st October 2022 2-10pm at Horntye[…]

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Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival (mid-September 2022, The Stade)

What to expect – The Seafood & Wine Festival has grown into one of Hastings’ biggest and most popular events in an already packed calendar. This much-loved foodie festival showcases[…]

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Hastings LitFest (September 2022)

What to expect – Writing for writers – Hastings Lit Fest is a festival like no other – a celebration of writing and writers across all the genres. Workshops, talks,[…]

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Coastal Currents (September 2022, various venues)

What to expect – A visual arts festival showcasing the creative hubs of Hastings and St Leonards, and featuring the talents of both the local arts community and profiled artists.[…]

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Hastings Pride (August Bank Holiday, 2022)

What to expect – A true celebration of all things LGBT+ with a parade and a huge party featuring live bands and DJs Venue(s)/Location – The Oval, Bohemia Road, Hastings[…]

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Hastings Old Town Carnival Week (29th July – 7th August)

Old Town Carnival Week is back for 2022. A week of exciting events from Pram Racing to Treasure Trails, Open Houses to Walking Tours, Art Shows to Historical Talks, Live[…]

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The Fratcave presents – Beatwave (22-24 July, The Pig, Hastings)

BEATWAVE 2022 The Post-Pandemic 60’s Punk Party by the Sea is back for Round 5! …or is it 6! in fact it should be 7. If you’ve already fallen under[…]

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Hastings Fringe, (July 2022, Stables Theatre)

The Hastings Fringe Festival offers theatre performance, local musical talent, comedy and spoken word / poetry. Held throughout July. The idea of running a fringe festival at the Stables was[…]

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Hastings Pirate Weekend (15-17th July, 2022)

The date is set for Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th July, all over the town. We have held the Guinness World Record for the most pirates in one place since[…]

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St Leonards Festival (9th July, 2022)

A day of free family fun by the sea in this beautiful East Sussex seaside Victorian resort town. This culturally diverse event has something for everyone, including street arts, festival market, live[…]

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Hastings Midsummer Fish Festival (25th June 2022, Hastings, The Stade)

Start date: Saturday 25 June 2022 at 9am End date: Sunday 26 June 2022 at 5pm RNLI open day at the festival, see the boats, volunteers on hand to answer[…]

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Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival (15th – 19th June, 2022 – various venues)

The Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival originates from an idea from two local Hastonians Chris and Jake. The independent festival showcases a large variety of professional comedians and emerging comics from[…]

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Ben & Jerry’s UK – Sundaes On The Pier Festival (Sat 6 August 2022, Hastings Pier)

This summer we’re teaming up with everyone’s favourite ice cream team, Ben & Jerry’s UK and UK event producers Good Life for a brand new music & ice cream festival, situated on[…]

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World Crazy Golf Championships, Hastings Adventure Golf, 10-12 June 2022

Hastings Adventure Golf are delighted to announce the details of the 2022 World Crazy Golf Championships. The 2022 competition will be taking place 10th,11th & 12th June. This is seen[…]

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Hastings International Composers Festival (20-22 May, 2022, De La Warr Pavillon)

Performing the most exciting classical music being written today This is a unique three-day festival on the south coast of England, which celebrates music of passion and melody created by[…]

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Viva La Queens, (2nd June, 2022 – Hastings Pier)

Jubilee weekend – Viva la Queens! Hastings Pier 12 midday – 10pm This is a live music event, where Hastings is celebrating all the queens of music … with an[…]

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Love Hastings supports local events

The money raised from local businesses goes into many local events that pull visitors to the town every year.

Hastings Bonfire

Pirate Day

Pride

Fat Tuesday

Bike 1066

Hastings Beatles Day

Five Mile Race

Coastal Currents

Things Love Hastings is great at

As the business improvement district, we work every day on behalf of local businesses to make Hastings a better and safer place.

A SAFER HASTINGS

Love Hastings runs ‘Business Watch’, incorporating ShopWatch and BarWatch for the daytime and night time economies. We are nationally accredited and work closely with the council and the police to keep Hastings safe for businesses and visitors alike.

THE PUBLIC REALM

From Christmas lights and planting schemes to supporting public art projects and trying to get the councils to repair roads and remove graffiti, we care about the look and feel of the town centre and doour best to make it as welcoming and inviting as possible.

EVENTS SUPPORT

The Business Improvement District puts money and time into many annual and one-off events each year – all of which bring vibrancy and colour to the town – as well as attracting thousands of extra visitors.

SUPPORTING BUSINESSES

From free or subsidised training sessions through to lobbying for funding during the COVID crisis – or simply making the town look great with Christmas lights, flowers, and freshly painted railings, the BID is on the side of local businesses.

BID News

How Hastings might spend £20m over the next ten years (2024-2034) from the ‘Long Term Plan for Towns’ funding allocation

What is the ‘Long Term Plan for Towns? The plan was launched in October 2023, and the Prime Minister has stated it is to help deal with run-down town centres,[…]

Read more

Trinity Triangle maintenance club – Dec 2023 free cleaning and basic repairs offer

If you own or are responsible for a building in the Trinity Triangle you could benefit from the upcoming Trinity Triangle Historic Action Zone (TTHAZ) Maintenance Club winter clean. The[…]

Read more

From helping police investigations to lobbying for improved highways maintenance – here’s a few weeks in the life of a Business Improvement District Manager

Time for an updated diary blog By John Bownas – Hastings BID / Town Centre Manager A while back, during the COVID crisis, I wrote a detailed blog post about[…]

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Hastings Music Audience Survey 2023: Results

With over 500 respondents, this is probably the most detailed and accurate survey ever carried out of the gig-going habits and preferences of Hastings’ many live-music lovers. Based on statistical[…]

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2022 – 2027 Love Hastings BID business plan

Reasons to vote YES for a second Love Hastings BID term Baseline services agreement

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Second term ballot proposals

Pictured: Peter Rolfe, Business Ambassador and John Bownas, BID Manager (click links for what we do) During March, local businesses get the chance to vote on proposals for a second[…]

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Is the government’s COVID business support package enough?

December 2021 – Hastings Observer column So, it’s Christmas Eve 2021, and as things stand it’s hard to predict just what the UK will be doing with regards to COVID[…]

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UK business needs a BOOST

Action is needed NOW on business rates, VAT, and grants for businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors, as well as for freelancers and the self-employed. We are facing a[…]

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Snap survey shows how Hastings will be hit as part of projected £4BN ‘Plan B’ loss predicted for UK hospitality sector

In a snap survey carried out by Love Hastings over half of the hospitality businesses who responded said the current ‘Plan B’ restrictions may cost them an average of around[…]

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Hastings shops ask the public to treat staff with respect this Christmas

A recent national poll found that an alarming 38% of shoppers have witnessed violence against shop staff, and this goes alongside industry data showing 450 recorded incidents every day in[…]

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The Magic Numbers close Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival’s unplugged Saturday.

Saturday 26th February 2022 8pmThe Brass, HastingsGET TICKETSThe Magic Numbers are a UK-based four-piece formed in late 2002 in Hanwell, west London. Comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters (Romeo[…]

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Priory Meadow gets behind the Hospice duck art trail

Priory Meadow Shopping Centre has joined the flock to sponsor a duck as part of Follow That Duck, a live art trail taking place in Summer 2022 from Hastings Old[…]

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ABOUT HASTINGS

Enjoy the best hospitality and fun in the South East

With record-breaking sunshine hours, a history that speaks for itself, and scores of great places to eat, drink and shop, Hastings is a town you might never want to leave.

Getting here
St Leonards-on-sea

To the west of the Hastings seafront, St Leonards is a bohemian area well-known for great little bars and shops.

HASTINGS TOWN CENTRE

Here is where you will find the pier, the White Rock Theatre, and tonnes of great places to shop and have fun – day and night.

Hastings Old Town

With its working fishing beach and iconic black huts, the Old Town is a maze of historic streets where the past meets the present.

More news from Love Hastings

NEWS PAGES
Trinity Triangle

Heritage
Action Zone

The Trinity Triangle High Street Heritage Action Zone is a four year regeneration programme supported by Historic England.


The funding programme is designed to breathe new life into a historic part of Hastings town centre: the Trinity Triangle and America Ground. These areas of Hastings are rich in history and built heritage.

FIND OUT MORE

What will you do in Hastings today?

Are you here for a day, a long weekend, or longer? Here’s what you need to know about Hastings and ‘1066 country’.

Hotels and B&Bs

Hastings on Tripadvisor

Pubs and bars

Find them here

Restaurants and takeaways

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Music and entertainment

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Shops

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Walks and cycle-rides

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Hastings Business Improvement District in numbers

Businesses

Annual investment

What is Hastings BID?

In 2017 Hastings town centre businesses voted to contribute to a fund that would pay for the things that they felt make a real difference to the town.

From Christmas lights and planting schemes around the town to supporting the big local events that draw in vistors and creating a safer environment for people to shop and enjoy themsleves, the BID spends some £200,000 every year on making Hastings look and feel as good as possible.

COVID business grants secured

Do you want to know more?

THIS IS THE BID

The team

Here’s who to look out for around the town…

John is equally happy taking an active part in negotiating with the Council for a better deal for the town as he is wielding a paintbrush to tidy up a tatty bollard.

John Bownas

Manager and general all-rounder

It’s a team effort – so if you are a business in Hastings help us to help you by being a part of our mission to make the town the best it can be,

YOU

Every business in Hastings

Peter is the friendly face of the town – always to be found on patrol looking for people to help or for things that need to be fixed. He’s a genuine asset to Hastings!

Peter Rolfe

Business Ambassador

Contact us

We are always here to answer questions and listen to ideas

Get in touch

Address:

Rock House, Cambridge Road, Hastings, TN34 1DT

Phone:

07876 390065

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Wow!🎺 ANNOUNCEMENT! Kid Kapichi to play two shows at The Piper on Saturday 20th July! Sign up to our mailing list for your exclusive presale ticket link! bit.ly/44T5z9G General on-sale via the Piper website. www.thepiper.club/events🔥 Yep, we have one more show to add to our birthday celebrations, and this one is HUGE! Kid Kapichi return for a blistering third year of shows this July. Don’t miss this very rare chance to see the Hastings and St Leonards shooting stars up-close in a teeny venue! 💣 The 3pm matinee will be all-ages, followed by a full-on party at 8pm. Both shows are semi-acoustic and we couldn’t think of a more fitting way to finish up our 5-year festivities! 🎯Presale tickets will go on sale for both shows at 10am on Thursday 6th June. To access these tickets, you must be signed up to The Piper’s mailing list.⏰ Tickets will go on general sale from 10am on Friday 7th. 📢 We’re expecting very high demand for these super-special shows, so would advise signing up to our mailing list. Don't snooze on this one. ... See MoreSee Less
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