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...

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...

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...