Celebrating more than
1981 – 2021
Still challenging barriers to accessibility
Email Liz at
Eastbourne Access Group Hotline:
TEL: 07810 317 185
(Phone line open 10am to 3pm
Join Our Zoom Meetings: Discussing issues that are important to disabled people, their carers and families
ALL ARE WELCOME at our meetings and events.
Our Next Open Zoom Meeting on accessible beach project will be
at 10.30am on Weds 27 July
Our guest speaker will be Mick Gray from Fleetwood beach wheelchairs
To join the meeting over the internet using your smartphone, tablet or computer
To join the meeting by telephone using your landline
Call 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID: 898 3200 0600 Password: 386244
MINUTES OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY MEETING 9 MAY 2022, CHAIRED BY CAROLINE ANSELL, MP
ZOOM MEETINGS IN 2022 are on 27 July, 28 September, 23 November (all 10.30am start). Add these dates to your diary or online calendar!
EASTBOURNE GUIDE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE 2022
Now available on our website pages
and PDF version link below
OUR DISABILITY CHARTER!
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Eastbourne Access Group in 2021 we created a Charter, to clearly state our vision, our aims and our plans, as a disabled access group, to see our town and the areas around it, accessible to all.
CHALLENGING BARRIERS TO ACCESSIBILITY
Eastbourne Access Group Charter
WE WILL –
Promote awareness that disabled people are equal citizens. Take positive action to end all forms of prejudice against disabled people. Ensure that people feel safe and comfortable in our places and spaces. Work with others to create an inclusive and accessible environment.
Campaign and influence decision makers within the Borough of Eastbourne and surrounding areas to make places, buildings, spaces, and information, including websites, fully accessible to disabled people living with any impairment.
Promote and establish the principle that the inclusion takes place of disabled people in a timely manner throughout planning processes, consultations, and implementation of projects. This includes for example the full involvement of disabled people in access audits of buildings and services and in the decision-making processes following audits. Disabled people living with the full range of impairments should be included and consulted. Inclusion should be based on the principle of
‘NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!’
Campaign for local commercial businesses and premises, organizations, and public services (including all transport services) to be made completely accessible to disabled people living with the full range of physical, sensory, learning, cognitive and mental health impairments.
Work in partnership and campaign with other national and local disability groups. This includes working proactively with non-impairment-based organizations who share our equality and inclusion principles.
PURPLE TUESDAY 2021
OVER 60 BUSINESSES SUPPORTED PURPLE EASTBOURNE!
See the Purple Eastbourne event on you tube, courtesy of Best of Eastbourne: Eastbourne Access Group | Purple Tuesday 2nd November – YouTube
EASTBOURNE LOCAL LOTTERY – WILL YOU BE A WINNER?
You can support the Access Group through
Please buy your ticket(s) through our Good Cause Page
A weekly Saturday draw
We receive 50p for every £1 ticket bought
Please also see our Can You Help Us page
FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP:
OUR 2021 AWARD WINNER!
We are very proud to announce at the end of our 40th year in 2021 that our fantastic former chair Ian Westgate received his very well deserved MBE for services to local disabled people at Windsor Castle from the Princess Royal on 23 November. Please see the article below with a photo of Ian and his wife Clare who is also a long serving and brilliant volunteer with the access group.
Read the Herald article on their website here: