Author: Love Hastings

Adopt-a-flower-trough

We have almsot 100 flower troughs out in Hastings town centre – does you business want to adopt one or two? E-mail john@lovehastings.com for details…

A day in the life of Hastings’ Business Ambassador

This daily diary covers the first week of non-essential retail being re-opened after lockdown and paints a typical picture of the wide range of work that a BID Business Ambassador gets involved in. ” Flexible working¬†is key in these unprecedented times and ensures I’m in the right place at the right time for BID businesses.…
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A week in the life of a Business Improvement District Manager

This daily diary covers the first week of non-essential retail being re-opened after lockdown and paints a typical picture of the wide range of work that a BID manager gets involved in. MONDAY: 7am bright and early and the town flower troughs get an early morning check, with the ones that feel a bit dry…
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Walking and Cycling in Hastings

If you want to go for a ride or stretch your legs Hastings offers some great walks along the seafront.

Buy Local

“The ‘buy local’ message has always been high on our agenda. Research shows that 65% of every pound spent in a local shop remains in the local economy. That means if everyone in the town made the decision to spend just ¬£10 each week locally rather than onlineor with a national supplier we would lock…
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Hastings – who is still open for business?

If you do need to go out for essential medical supplies, visit the bank, or get some food in there are still plenty of options in Hastings town centre. Whilst non-essential shops have closed down for the duration of the lockdown, many others remain trading – although hours will sometimes be limited. There are also…
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers

The government’s step by step guide explains the information that employers need to provide to HMRC to make a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). It also describes the processes involved. Please note that if you are an employer making a claim, you need to follow the processes explained in the guidance page…
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Updates to advice on accessing financial support for furloughed staff or the self-employed

Just to flag a couple of updates to the .GOV.UK COVID-19 business support pages: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Further clarification following queries received, including: Confirmation of what should form the basis for furlough pay for employees furloughed on return from (maternity/paternity/shared parental/adoption/sick/parental bereavement) leave; Confirming employees subject to TUPE transfer/business reorganisation/ payroll consolidation can be furloughed;…
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Huge Hastings community response helps people in lockdown

Huge numbers of selfless Hastings residents have stepped up to help isolated people cope with the Coronavirus pandemic, reports Hastings HEART, the organisation coordinating the volunteer response. Established by volunteers Kim Batty and Alastair Fairley, the Hastings Emergency Action Response Team (HEART) has now seen over 1,000 people volunteer to help those who are self-isolating…
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Keeping an eye on businesses during the COVID-19 crisis

In response to concerns about a possible increase in break-ins to commercial property the Business Improvement District (BID) has negotiated with the council and police to allow the security firm which operates the town’s weekend taxi marshal service to switch to mobile patrols. The BID has also teamed up with the Hastings Area Business Crime…
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