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Hastings Buskers’ Code of Practice – DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION

Hastings busking code
The draft code of practice (below) has been written to try and control and improve street entertainment in Hastings Town Centre. It will be a voluntary agreement as it is perfectly legal for people to perform in public places - however, we hope to be able to use it to ensure people keep the noise down, co-operate...

Primark opens in Hastings!

Primark Hastings
Hundreds of shoppers eagerly queued up at the new Primark, which opened at 10am on Wednesday 6th March 2019 in Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings.The international retailer which offers amazing fashion at amazing prices, has opened a two floors (29,500 square feet) in Hastings, featuring the latest trends in womenswear, menswear and kidswear, creating 120 jobs for...

Sign-up to ShopWatch and BarWatch

Both the ShopWatch and BarWatch schemes are under review at the moment and the team at Love Hastings are working to ensure everyone who is already a member has full access to the offenders intelligence database (DISC). You can check if your business is signed up to the agreement on the Hastings Business...

Tackling the flytippers

Since starting on the job late last year your business ambassador, Peter, has reported and overseen the removal of well over 100 flytips. These have ranged from a few black bags or a rogue Christmas tree to large quantities of household or builders waste. Mixed in with this...

Working with the police to cut down business crime

We're pleased to be able to report a number of successful court cases recently where the police have prosecuted some of the town's more prolific shoplifters. Most recently Daniel Barber was found guilty of theft from Boots in Priory Meadow and Patrick Reville was also convicted of stealing from Chef's Ware in Queen's...

Walls and doors set to become canvases for public art

The Love Hastings team are looking at a number of opportunities that exist around the town to bring amazing art to the streets. We are looking to replicate a tremendously successful project run by another BID in the USA where they turned back alleys into outdoor art galleries by installing art prints onto...

BID budget 2019-20

What is the BID? The BID is - in essence - a local fundraising scheme. Money is collected by the council and then re-invested within the area to deliver a better looking and safer environment as well as a series of events and activities throughout the year with associated marketing campaigns to draw in...

Easter, summer and Christmas events planning underway

One of the BID's big commitments is to a lively series of events in and around the town centre. That's why the team are already starting to make plans for next Christmas! Easter fun With Easter just around the corner, this is the main focus right...

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...

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...