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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...

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...

Updating Queens Arcade

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 all the new artwork to...

New town centre Christmas lights

Hastings 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 the start of a more...

Christmas shopping times

Hastings Christmas opening 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 independent shops and high street...

Christmas arrives in Hastings!

Hastings Christmas Spectacular
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 activity, with a never-seen-in-Hastings inflatable snow...

Street art transforms Priory Square

It's hard to forget the blue hoardings that overwhelmed Priory Square. With the help of Stella Dore Gallery and The Brass Monkey, the hoardings have been completely transformed. With references to the birthplace of television, the colourful hoardings are attracting a lot of attention and have significantly brightened up an otherwise bland space in the town centre. To mark the occasion we...

It’s been bloomin’ marvelous…

Hastings town centre flowers
The extra hanging baskets, flowering troughs and tubs the BID put up on behalf of businesses around the town this summer have had some great responses from people who loved the way they brightened things up. However, like all good things the flowers have come to an end, and at our request IdVerde's staff have this week been going round removing the...

New business ambassador for the town centre

Wearing a smart blue uniform with a distinctive 'Love Hastings' logo, the new ambassador is easy to spot. Peter Rolfe may be a familiar face to many people as he previously worked successfully as a council street warden - and now he's back in Hastings with a mission to clean up the town...in every way possible. Pictured here with BID manager, John Bownas, Peter's role will be...

Hastings Pride week begins!

Hastings Pride
Hastings Pride week is here! Enjoy a jam-packed week of events in Hastings town centre. Tuesday 22nd August 2018Film Screening: Breakfast on Pluto (7pm) Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance’s Trans Support Group presents this 2005 British-Irish film by Neil Jordan, starring Cillian Murphy as a transgender woman searching for love and her long-lost mother in small town Ireland and London in...