Category: Hastings BID

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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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 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…
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Hastings BID Business Plane

The business plan

Click here to read the business plan, which was prepared prior to the successful ballot.

Hastings BID partners

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…
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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…
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Trading Standards

Promoting or holding an event in the town

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…
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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…
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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…
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