Hastings BID News – April 2018

Love Hastings Ltd AGM

The AGM is being held on Monday 11th June. If you would like to attend the AGM, you will need to become a member of the company. In order to do this, a completed membership form is required in advance.

Membership to Love Hastings Ltd is optional and free of charge to all BID levy payers. Membership offers you access to all Love Hastings Ltd events at no extra charge, regular up to date information on Hastings BID activities and town centre issues and the opportunity to vote on Love Hastings Ltd issues at the AGM. Become a member here. Without a membership, you do not have the opportunity to help shape the future of the BID.

Congratulations to the Source Park!

The Source Park has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade – the most prestigious business award in the UK!
Marc and Rich, who own the Source Park, will be collecting their well-deserved award at Buckingham Palace in the summer. Congratulations!

An update from BCRP (Business Crime Reduction Partnership)

A huge thank you goes to Steve and Alex at On the Rocks for hosting the Barwatch meeting on Tuesday 24th April. A brilliant venue and hospitality – thank you!
The Police Licensing team attended, who were warmly welcomed back after a few months of other commitments. PC Wilkes presented the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign, which is a discreet way for vulnerable people to ask for help from bar staff. The campaign will be managed and rolled out over the next few weeks, just in time for the busy summer ahead. For further information, please read theguidance notes and the premise notice. To get involved in the campaign, please contactbcrp@lovehastings.com.

Middle Street and Station Road
Working alongside the Safer Hastings Partnership, the ongoing restoration of Middle Street and Station Road is going well. Many of you may have noticed how clean and tidy it is now looking, thanks to the efforts of key Council officers and Kier. The final part of the project is nearing completion with gating being erected by Thomas Cook’s fire door. This is expected to take 6-8 weeks to install, and will greatly improve the look and safety of the area.

John Whittington from the Safer Hastings Partnership will also be holding a small community meeting in the next two weeks to inform residents and businesses in Bank Buildings and Middle Street about measures being taken to prevent fly tipping and rubbish accumulating in the area.

If you would like to speak to the Safer Hastings Partnership, please contactcommunitysafety@hastings.gov.uk or call 01424 451438.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Shopwatch or Barwatch, please emailbcrp@lovehastings.com. Remember, there are some valuable benefits to membership, including having access to the radio network and to a database of intelligence about known shoplifters.

We’re working closely with Cale Sinfield, who is the new owner of The Best of Hastings, to bring BID businesses more advertising opportunities. Did you know you can list your events on theBest of Hastings website for free?

More Radio
Have you ever thought about advertising on local radio? We’re working alongside More Radio to offer BID businesses fantastic advertising rates. Read more here to discover just how affordable it can be!
To take up one of these offers, or if you have any enquiries, please contact Danny Davies on 07834 333492 or danny.davies@mediasoundholdings.co.uk

Robertsbridge Community College appeal to businesses

Robertsbridge Community College is running events intended to interest and inspire young people to raise their aspirations and help them to learn more about the world of work. Giving young people the opportunity to talk to ‘real people’ doing ‘real jobs’ is invaluable and they would be very grateful if you or a colleague could spare some time for the below event.

You will be asked to look at students CV’s and application forms for a job. Each session is 10/15 minutes with feedback to them. The event will last all day although you could offer to come in for part of the day. The college is looking for at least 20/25 volunteers.

If you would like more information or to contribute to this event which is likely to take place in November, please contact Jackie Wallis on jwallis@robertsbridge.org.uk

New businesses in the town centre

We would like to welcome two new businesses into the BID area.

The Drift In Cafe Bar has opened on Queens Road. A relaxed and comfortable venue to enjoy cocktails, homemade cakes, live music and fresh coffee. The Drift In has also become the newest member of Barwatch, and it was great to see them at the most recent meeting!

The Latte Lounge has also opened on Breeds Place. The new family run cafe is the perfect spot to enjoy a tasty latte and sandwich with seafront views.

Events taking place in May

A small selection of events taking place in Hastings Town Centre this May. A full list is available on our website. If your event is not listed, please contact us.

Bank Robbery Weekend – Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May, True Crime Museum

Kayleigh Ann Duo – Sunday 6th May, The Drift In Cafe Bar

Bill Bailey – Monday 14th May, White Rock Theatre

Book reading with Ian Marchant – Thursday 17th May, 6pm, Printed Matter Bookshop

Cookie is Back: Drag Show – Friday 18th May, 8:30pm, On the Rocks
The Lovely Eggs – Sunday 27th May, 7:30pm, The Printworks


BID Projects in progress

Town Centre warden – review of project
White Rock and America Ground business support
DISC security software rollout
Business money saving initiative
Further development of the Love Hastings website
Business development of the White Rock area
Hanging baskets and railing planters
Christmas lights 2018 – 2021
Review of busking in the town centre
Purple Flag

Further information will be available soon.

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