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Tackling flyposting

The love Hastings team are looking for ideas and suggestions to cut down on flyposting in the town. The business ambassador has been spending increasing amounts of time removing unsightly posters that have been taped to lamp columns and vacant shops, but, at the same time, we understand that local businesses need to advertise and…
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High Street Survey Results

In February 2019 we launched a survey of local people using a template that originated from a nationwide study of attitudes to high streets. We got a good response rate, and the results are published below. The questions and answers give an idea not just of their views of their current local high street, but,…
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Brightening up the town with a lick of paint

After reports of some stray street art and unwanted graffiti, the Love Hastings team last month pulled on their overalls for a day and spruced up the public walkway between Havelock Road and Priory Square. We’re always working with local authorities and businesses to improve the look and feel of our town, including looking at…
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High Street Survey

Survey closed 5pm Monday 25 February 2019 Results available HERE.

Free skills training for businesses and residents in the New Year

Tailored career consultancy from Hastings Works will help get local people into work Thanks to government funding provided by the Coastal Communities Fund the Hastings Business Improvement District has been able to partner with Hastings Works’ award-winning career consultants to help local people and the staff of local businesses take the next steps towards a…
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NightSafe Patrols ensure safer nights out in Hastings and St Leonards over Christmas and New Year

A mobile support team of trained SIA security staff has started patrolling the streets of Hastings over this festive period to keep revelers safe and ensure everyone has a great time. The new initiative came out of a meeting between the Business Improvement District and Sussex Police’s licensing team and mirrors a similar scheme operating…
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Queens Arcade

Updating Queens Arcade

After lots of discussions with the retailers in Queens Arcade, it was clear that the Arcade needed an update to reflect the fantastic shops on offer. One of the obvious much-needed updates was the mirrors, which had adverts for old businesses. After a couple of hours of scraping, mopping, hoovering and polishing, we successfully removed…
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Hastings Christmas lights

New 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. For 2018 we chose to invest in brand new lights for Queens Road and Robertson Street, which marks…
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Hastings Christmas opening times

Christmas shopping times

Have you left it to the last minute? Don’t panic! Plenty of shops are open right up until 4pm on Christmas Eve. Here’s a handy selection of opening times to help you navigate those last minute purchases. For a full list of shops in Hastings, please visit our shopping pages, which list all the fantastic…
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Hastings Christmas Spectacular

Christmas arrives in Hastings!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Hastings Christmas Spectacular on Friday 16th November! We were very pleased to offer an evening of free entertainment, in collaboration with Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, to help you all get in to the festive spirit! Organised by Love Hastings, Wellington Place was a hive of circus…
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