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Hastings Alive – City Centre Revitalisation

Putting more wow into our city centre draws us all in to enjoy our public spaces. Hastings Alive, an initiative which draws together a number of city centre-focused plans, adds vibrancy and fun to the heart of Hastings, building pride and enjoyment, and supporting our local businesses. From street improvements to art and events, there is something for everyone!

Our EconomyHelping to put that wow into the city centre are the 23 street improvement projects in the Hastings City Centre Revitalisation Plan, a main contributor to Hastings Alive. They were developed after consultation with stakeholders and the wider community in 2018.

As well as those infrastructure projects – improving our streets, pocket parks, laneways and pedestrian links, outdoor-eating spaces and the look and feel of our central city -  it recommends the introduction of an activation officer, charged with bringing the wow factor into our city spaces: fun, interactive installations, street art, games and performance.
 
Hastings Alive dovetails with other plans and projects, including traffic and parking plans making our city easier to move around, and public engagement plans letting everyone know what is happening and when, and encouraging our people to enjoy our city: working, shopping and playing.
 
The infrastructure projects are staged over five years. All are below:

Click on the project tab for more details and the latest updates, or see the entire Hastings City Centre Revitalisation Plan here.

Below the tabs are news stories on the projects, and at the bottom of the page you can sign up to the Hastings Alive newsletter.

Let there be light in Civic Square

Let there be light in Civic Square

Another lighting installation is coming to brighten up Civic Square, sure to inspire and delight visitors to Hastin...

7 August 2020

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Outdoor dining areas on track for summer socialising

Outdoor dining areas on track for summer socialising

This summer, the east side of Hastings is set to become a popular outdoor socialising space as work to develop the ...

31 July 2020

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Hastings District Council adopts Arts, Culture and Events Recovery Plan

Hastings District Council adopts Arts, Culture and Events Recovery Plan

Arts and culture open days, free performances, lighting installations, art tours and more are on the Hastings event...

17 July 2020

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 Funding for Hastings inner city street development

Funding for Hastings inner city street development

Hastings’ Eastside Eat Street project has received a funding boost that will further enhance one of the city’s ...

22 June 2020

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City centre revitalisation continues with Karamū Road North upgrade

City centre revitalisation continues with Karamū Road North upgrade

The enhancement of Hastings’ city centre continues next week with work scheduled to begin on the Karamū Road Nor...

21 February 2020

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Last installations for summer will light up city centre

Last installations for summer will light up city centre

To see out the last of summer, Hastings District Council has two more exciting, large-scale lighting and sound inst...

20 February 2020

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New giant lighting installation coming to Hastings city centre

New giant lighting installation coming to Hastings city centre

Another spectacular lighting installation is coming to Hastings this week, but wait there’s more…this display h...

11 February 2020

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All welcome to Cornwall Park playground

All welcome to Cornwall Park playground

The finishing touches are being applied and preparations are afoot to celebrate the opening of the revamped Cornwal...

13 December 2019

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Hastings Alive November 2019 Update

Hastings Alive November 2019 Update

There is a lot happening in the Hastings City centre. Read all about in our latest newsletter update.

27 November 2019

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Large light sculptures to pop up in Hastings city

Large light sculptures to pop up in Hastings city

Hastings City centre will light up in the lead up to Christmas this year, with two temporary, spectacular, large-sc...

22 November 2019

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District plan variation paves way for inner city living

District plan variation paves way for inner city living

Another step has been made towards creating more vibrancy in the Hastings city centre with changes now made to the ...

8 August 2019

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New city centre hotel will stimulate growth and extra vibrancy

New city centre hotel will stimulate growth and extra vibrancy

A new 35-room apartment-style hotel is to be built in the Hastings city centre in a vacant building behind the Hawk...

24 May 2019

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Blessing held for church garden development

Blessing held for church garden development

In May 2018, the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church submitted to the Hastings District Council Annual Plan, seeking ...

17 April 2019

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 New Queen St proposal part of city vibrancy initiative

New Queen St proposal part of city vibrancy initiative

A block of land on Queen St West will be turned into an off-street carpark and covered walkway providing greater co...

25 March 2019

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Hastings’ city centre revitalisation underway

Hastings’ city centre revitalisation underway

The enhancement of Hastings’ city centre is officially underway with the adoption of a public spaces revitalisati...

1 March 2019

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