The large billboard displays candy bar, gum and sunblock cream in June 1978. In October 2014 the commercial message has changed to French car ad. The chimneys are now white. The radically (?) red house is now standard grey, actually the whole street seems to be now less colorful. The road is one way only.
Below is a picture I took in 1978, just after arriving by train to Hastings. The bush did not block the view from St Leonards Warrior Square station.
I found the same scene using Google street view, but was not able to be exactly in the the same location, still close enough.