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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 Christmas lights

Town centre Christmas lights

At Love Hastings, we are responsible for choosing, buying and managing the Christmas lights programme for the town centre. The areas included in the programme are Robertson Street, Cambridge Road, Wellington Place, Castle Street and Queens Road. In 2018 we chose to invest in brand new lights for Queens Road and Robertson Street, which marked…
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Christmas

Christmas menus

Christmas is almost here, and it’s that time of year when we start planning where we’re going to be and most importantly, what we’re going to eat! Here’s a handy guide to your Christmas menu options in the town centre this December. Click on the restaurant name to view their menu. ItalianChristmas with a difference…
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Artshelter

Artists living or working in or around Hastings were recently offered the chance to display their works on the backs of bus shelters around the town. The currently empty 100cm x 62cm frames have been made available to the Love Hastings ‘Artshelter‘ project and provide a great opportunity to brighten up the area. Any sort…
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Christmas at Priory Meadow

Christmas Shopping Festive Fun Day at Priory Meadow

A Christmas Shopping Festive Fun Day is taking place at Priory Meadow Shopping Centre this December.  On Sunday 1st December between 10am and 4pm there is free festive entertainment for all the family to enjoy throughout the day whilst Christmas shopping, with a magical atmosphere, live music, fireworks, and even snowfall. Enjoy a brass band performing…
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The Crypt

THE CRYPT IS BACK! – Bigger and better than ever…

For those who remember The Crypt at its sweaty peak, it’s now back on the Hastings live music scene… After closing in 2011, The Crypt in Hastings is re-opening its original doors on Havelock road on 15th November.  There will be thousands of people with long-lasting memories of seeing some of the biggest names in British music pass through…
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Halloween

Trick or treat yourself this Halloween

Whether you’re looking for a spooky night out or family fun, our handy events calendar has a full list of Halloween events taking place in Hastings town centre. Simply search for Halloween in the top right hand search bar, or visit the calendar to view them by date. Some highlights include:

Town centre planters

New planters for year-round greenery and colour

We’ve been working with Rotherview Nurseries to design a series of trough planting schemes that will result in some great-looking displays all year round. The first of almost 100 troughs were installed in Havelock Road recently and these will soon be followed with more in Queens Road. The remainder will follow over coming months as…
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