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 £20 million into the town. …

Hastings BID FAQs

Hastings BID FAQs

What is a Business Improvement District (BID)? Business Improvement District (BID) is a business led and business funded scheme to improve a defined commercial area, such as Hastings Town Centre. Businesses based in Hastings Town Centre voted to establish a BID in November 2016. It was approved by a majority of businesses in the BID area who voted (72% in …

Partners

Hastings BID partners

East Sussex County CouncilWe work with East Sussex County Council to address issues affecting the look and feel of the town centre, including any issues with street furniture and the installation of the Christmas lights. Hastings Borough CouncilWe work very closely with their teams in Licensing, Street Cleaning, Marketing team, Regeneration, Enviromental House, Housing, Foreshore and Community Safety. The Revenues …

The White Rock project

‘Destination White Rock, Hastings – Continuing the Economic Revival’ In April 2017, Hastings Borough Council announced that a successful Government funding bid had resulted in Coastal Communities Fund 4 (CCF4) funding for a two-year, multi-partner project in the White Rock/America Ground area. The funding was just over £800,000 in total. The funding has contributed to projects at Rock House, a …

Promoting or holding an event in the town

Trading Standards

As the license holder for the majority of the town centre space, all bookings for promotional and event activity is managed by us. Events Wellington Place and Robertson Street are great public event spaces. There is usually 2 x 16amp sockets available in Wellington Place, but please be aware there is no running water and the nearest public toilets are …

The team

The Board of Directors Colin Dormer, Vice Chair – Former Manager, F Hinds Alan Matthews – Owner, Xencapaje Andrew Harvey – Manager, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre Jodie Burdett – Owner, Pazzaz Hair Salon Cllr Peter Chowney – Leader, Hastings Borough Council Cllr Godfrey Daniel – Representing East Sussex County Council Pat Horwill – Owner, Gifts and Giggles Lorna Lloyd – …

Barwatch and Shopwatch

Barwatch and Shopwatch are run by the Hastings Area Business Crime Reduction Partnership and are operated as part of the BID, bringing great value to many businesses in the borough of Hastings. By working together, the businesses, the Safer Hastings Partnership and the BID can help to reduce anti-social behaviour and shoplifting. There are many valuable benefits to membership, including …

Services we offer

Hastings BID services

We want to work together with you to help you get the best from your business and the town centre. The below services are available for free to all BID levy paying businesses. To book a service, please use the following contacts:John, BID Manager – john@lovehastings.com, 07876 390065Chloe, Marketing and Events – marketing@lovehastings.com, 07377 342424Peter, Business Ambassador – peter@lovehastings.com, 07508 …

Projects

Floral displays

Below are some examples of the projects we have completed or are working on at the moment. If you’d like to find out more about what we do, we’d love to hear from you. Hanging baskets We have installed hanging baskets and planters across the BID area, including Queens Road, Robertson Street, Wellington Place and Priory Meadow’s Queens Square. Christmas …