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Celebrating Our 40th Amazing Years!

1981 – 2021

 

 

 

Still challenging barriers to accessibility

 

Feel free to call us on 07810 317 185, or

Email on admin@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk

 

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 OUR NEW DISABILITY CHARTER!

 

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Eastbourne Access Group, we felt that it was time to create 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. 

Through consultation, and debate we created our new Eastbourne Access Group Charter, signed and introduced at our June 30th event, and are now sharing it here for all to see!

 

CHALLENGING BARRIERS TO ACCESSIBILITY

  

INTRODUCING THE

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.

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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.

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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.

 

SIGNED – The Eastbourne Access Group

 

Dated: June 30th 2021

 

 

www.eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk

 

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GROUP CALENDAR 2021

 

Monthly Zoom Meetings.

Discussing issues that are important to disabled people.

(Held every 4th Wednesday from 10.30am-12.30pm. To find out how to join us, please email us on admin@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you soon!)

 

(Due to Covid 19 we will continue holding monthly Zoom meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month until it is safe to meet again in person at a venue. (No meeting will be held in December or August).

 

August 

No Meeting during Summer Break

 

22 September

‘Access To Local Theatres’.

Guest Speaker will be Annie Wills, Head of Tourism & Enterprise, Lewes District

and Eastbourne Borough Councils. We are also pleased to be hearing from

representatives of The Hippodrome and Grove Theatres. 

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NEW! UPDATED EASTBOURNE GUIDE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE (APRIL 2021)

 

Now available on our website pages

and PDF version link below

2021 April Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People

 

 

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EASTBOURNE LOCAL LOTTERY – WILL YOU BE A WINNER? 

 

 

You can support the Access Group through

Eastbourne Local Lottery

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 – https://www.eastbournelocallottery.co.uk/

 

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Thank you Beat the Street Eastbourne 2020

for our £500 donation

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Eastbourne Access Group is proud and excited to announce that our immediate past chair, Ian Westgate has been awarded an MBE in the Queens Honours List October 2020.

 

Congratulations Ian!

 

 

 

 

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