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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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GROUP CALENDAR 2021

 

Monthly Zoom Meeting with Guest Speakers:

Held every 4th Wednesday from 10.30am-12.30pm.

 

23 June 2021  – Antony Merlyn, Accessibility Engagement Manager for Southern, Govia Thameslink RailwayToday’s subject will be – Access to rail travel’.

(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).

28 JulySee ‘Future Events’.

August – No Meeting during Summer Break

22 SeptemberGuest 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. Today’s subject will be – ‘Access To Local Theatres’.

 

Future Events:

 

30 June 2021 – Our Open day at The Hut and Main Square, The Beacon Centre, Eastbourne BN21 3NW. 10.00am-4pm

DO COME AND JOIN US!

  • FOR THE LAUNCH OF ACCESS GROUP DISABILITY CHARTER

  • TO GET YOUR NEW, UPDATED EASTBOURNE GUIDE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE 2021

  • TO FIND OUT ABOUT EASTBOURNE ACCESS GROUP, AND THE ACCESSIBLE PLACES TO VISIT, EAT OUT AND STAY IN EASTBOURNE

East Sussex Hearing, Eastbourne Blind Society, Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance and Care for the Carers will be joining us so this will be the perfect time to meet and chat to us all at the same time!

 

28 July 2021 – Eastbourne Access Group and Eastbourne Blind Society invite you to attend an event where we will be talking about ‘Access Barriers and Solutions in Eastbourne’.

It will be held at Victoria Baptist Church (7 Eldon Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1UE) on Wednesday 28th July 2021, 10am-4pm for those who can and wish to attend in person. The event will also be streamed live to enable wider participation.

Guest speakers representing retail and hospitality providers (including online services) will be in attendance with the aim of identifying and addressing some of the main barriers that are experienced by disabled people when using Eastbourne’s facilities and those encountered when shopping online.

There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and make comments on the presentations given in order to include the widest range of experiences possible in our discussions.

We also want to celebrate the good practice that goes on and give praise where it is due so examples where staff or buildings have removed barriers are also welcome.

For more details and to book a place please contact Mark, Eastbourne Blind Society 01323 729511 or mark@eastbourneblindsociety.org.uk

!Update on speakers and supporters of the event – as at 21 April 2021)!

Pleased to confirm:

  1. Marks and Spencer local store manager from Eastbourne will be joining us to speak about the offer to disabled customers in store and on line. .

  2. Sainsbury’s Hampden Park are sponsoring us with lunch platters!

  3. Staff from British Independent Retail Association (BIRA) who represent 4000 independent retailers in the high street and on line are joining us as participants on live stream and for the Q and A panel.

  4. ‘Recite me’ will be joining us in the afternoon. Ray shared their social model video, but they have other great web access materials, please see their website for their guides and other info.

  5. Eastbourne Hospitality Association (EHA) are also supporting us and speaking at the event throughout the day.

 

 

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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

 

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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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