Love Hastings News – October 2017

Free promotional opportunities
Town Centre promotional space

Members of Love Hastings Ltd are entitled to two free promotional spaces per year in the central locations on Wellington Place and Robertson Street. As a BID levy payer, you can become a member for free by visiting our website.
Love Hastings website
Free event listing is available on our Love Hastings website. Please email Chloe to list events taking place in the BID area.
Hastings Tourist Information Centre (TIC) 
The TIC is offering free advertising opportunities for events, hotels and restaurants in Hastings. With Christmas fast approaching, the TIC is looking for restaurants offering Christmas menus and festive events which may be of interest to the thousands of visitors approaching them over the winter months. If you’d like to take up this free opportunity, please pop in to see them at Muriel Matters House or email Lara Bolch.

Shopwatch members meeting
All Shopwatch members are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday 1st November, 10:30am – 12pm at Debenhams to discuss the issue of persistent offenders disregarding Shopwatch exclusions in place.
Chief Inspector Steve Curry, the Divisional Commander for Hastings and Bexhill, has agreed to attend, and the meeting will give businesses the opportunity to discuss possible ways to enforce the bans more effectively.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Simon, Business Support Warden, by On arrival at Debenhams, please speak to a member of staff in the cosmetics department to sign in as a visitor.

Job vacancies
BID Manager 
(re-advertised) – £30,000 -£35,000 (DOE). Please contact Rob Woodsfor further details and a job description.
White Rock Area Business and Engagement Coordinator – £20,000 pro rata, 25 hours per week. Please contactChloe Dyas for further details and a job description. In collaboration with Hastings Borough Council and Great British Coast.

Cost savings for businesses
We are currently working closely with a company who specialise in cost-savings for businesses. The company will be presenting to the BID Board of Directors on Monday 11th December.

Dementia Havens scheme
The Hastings & St Leonards Dementia Action Alliance is developing a network of Dementia Havens across our community. The intent is to provide places where people who are lost, confused or distressed can find patience, empathy and support. If you feel your business could support this scheme, please contact Steve Nuttall on 01424 421932.

The value of events in the Town Centre
We have just received information from wifi data about footfall and trends on Pirate Day, compared to the weekends before and after the event. We are in the process of interpreting this data and hope to share this information with businesses in our next e-newsletter.


Hastings Bonfire
Saturday 14th October 2017, 7pm
Hastings Borough Bonfire Society are back for another year with their spectacular torch-lit procession, bonfire and firework display. Programmes are available at the Tourist Information Centre for a suggested donation of £1. Further details including procession route is available on the HBBS website.

Events in the BID area – October

White Rock Theatre – various dates and shows

Printed Matter Bookshop – Wednesday 4th October, 6pm-8pm, Memphis 68 – Book Launch and Reading with Stuart Cosgrove

Hastings Pier – Saturday 7th October, Retrobella’s Vintage and Retro Indoor Market
Hastings College – Saturday 21st October, 6:45pm, EWW Wrestling

Date for the diary 
Christmas lights switch on in collaboration with Priory Meadow – Thursday 23rd November. Further details will be available soon.

BID Projects in progress
Town Centre Ambassadors
DISC security software – training has begun
Expansion of the Christmas lights and switch-on event (in collaboration with Priory Meadow Shopping Centre)
Business money saving initiatives
Completion of the Love Hastings website
Heritage Action Zone
Business development of the White Rock area.

Further information will be available soon.

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