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July 13, 2022

Lightning Fibre Helps Clean Up Hastings

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Lightning Fibre joins Hastings' Mayor Cllr James Bacon to Help Clean Up the town

Lightning Fibre's Community Engagement Team joined Hastings Mayor, Cllr James Bacon, to help clean up Hastings - removing tags, graffiti, stickers and litter picking. It's just one of many local initiatives undertaken by Polegate-based Full Fibre broadband network builder, operator and ISP, Lightning Fibre, to create better, cleaner spaces for residents and businesses across East Sussex.

Tagging is creating expensive eyesores that are difficult to prevent and damaging to an area’s image. It is a problem that is costly in terms of removal, lowered property values and lost business. Urban graffiti makes people feel the area is no longer safe, and gangs often use graffiti as a form of communication, or for territory “tagging.”

The firm also sponsors a beach in Eastbourne, adjacent to the Wish Tower, in conjunction with Plastic Free Eastbourne, which is regularly cleaned, and promptly removes graffiti from all Lightning Fibre street cabinets (on an 'as and when' basis - sadly, necessary most days!).

Lightning Fibre is a 'community-centric' local business; this means that - as well as liter picking, graffiti removal and beach cleans - the firm also sponsors grassroots sports teams, local charities including St Michael's Hospice, and local events including Pirate Day and Follow that Duck.