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Second term ballot proposals

Pictured: Peter Rolfe, Business Ambassador and John Bownas, BID Manager (click links for what we do) During March, local businesses get the chance to vote on proposals for a second term of the Business Improvement District – ‘Love Hastings’. Love Hastings is promising: Levy bills reduced by 16% to 50% (depending on rateable values) An…
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Is the government’s COVID business support package enough?

December 2021 – Hastings Observer column So, it’s Christmas Eve 2021, and as things stand it’s hard to predict just what the UK will be doing with regards to COVID when this column goes to print in a week or two’s time. What new restrictions (if any) will be in place? Will Omicron cases still…
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UK business needs a BOOST

Action is needed NOW on business rates, VAT, and grants for businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors, as well as for freelancers and the self-employed. We are facing a crisis point, with trade in tatters for tens of thousands of shops and leisure businesses across the country. Losses are estimated at £4bn. Do the…
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Another five years?

October 2021 – Hastings Observer column As Love Hastings gets closer to a second-term ballot to decide whether the project should extend another five years, more and more people are showing an interest in what we do for the town on a daily basis. And it’s a fair question, because, after all, we’re funded by…
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Pirate Galivant 2021 – full programme

WIN AN X-BOX by following the treasure trail around the town and collecting all ten letters to crack the pirate code! Friday 16th July In Ye Taverns Nags Head 8.30pm – Lovinia Belle ‘The Drag Pirate Queen’ Goats Ledge –  Evening Pirate Shenanigans – pirate cocktails & food specials The Fountain on Queens 8.00pm –…
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We have almsot 100 flower troughs out in Hastings town centre – does you business want to adopt one or two? E-mail for details…

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.

Advice for protecting your empty business premises

While our towns are so quiet, not everyone is self-isolating at home!  Vandals and villains are taking the opportunity to break into empty premises to steal anything of value,or just trash the place.  So please share these top tips: Keep Your Premises Protected As the majority of our business premises face an uncertain period of…
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Hastings Pirate Day

Pirate Day celebrates its 10th year

Hastings Pirate Day is back for its 10th year on Sunday 14th July. The town-wide event attracts thousands of pirates every year, and this year is shaping up to be as spectacular as ever. Hastings already holds the world record for the largest gathering of pirates, but why stop there? This year, you are invited…
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