Reforming public transport post pandemic

https://committees.parliament.uk/work/470/reforming-public-transport-after-the-pandemic/publications/ REF0009Written evidence submitted by Eastbourne Access GroupIn the light of the current Transport select committee inquiry into the impact ofCovid on transport and the future of travel post pandemic, the Eastbourne Accessgroup along with thousands of groups representing disabled people across thecountry are appalled about the exclusion of disabled people from consultation onactive travel schemes. Our active travel Eastbourne seafront cycling proposalswill remove disabled parking, bus stops an...
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Getting ready to go out and about?

We have updated our information sheets on accessible places to visit locally and the surrounding area, ideas on where to eat out, and stay. Together with our toilet leaflet and Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People they are all on our website pages and have a PFD version. Please take a look. Let us know of any other accessible places to add to our lists. Thank you.
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Latest Disability Today article from volunteer Gaynor Sadlo

https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/disability-today-the-year-1981-gave-us-all-such-hope-3223235 The year 1981 gave us all such hope Forty years ago, Eastbourne’s Access Group (EAG) was set up during the United Nation’s International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP) 1981. An aim of IYDP was to encourage persons with disabilities to form local organisations through which they could express their views and promote action to improve their situation. The great vision was to promote equal opportunities, full participation in society, and living conditions equal to other citizen...
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Our Open Day at The Hut in The Beacon

EASTBOURNE ACCESS GROUP OPEN DAY WEDS 30 JUNE 2021, 10.00AM-4PM AT THE HUT, THE BEACON CENTRE, EASTBOURNE, BN21 3NW COME AND JOIN US! LAUNCH OF ACCESS GROUP DISABILITY CHARTER EASTBOURNE GUIDE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE 2021 FIND OUT ABOUT EASTBOURNE ACCESS GROUP AND ACCESSIBLE PLACES TO VISIT, EAT OUT AND STAY IN EASTBOURNE www.eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk admin@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk Tel/text: 07810 317185
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‘Access barriers and solutions in Eastbourne’ event 28 July 2021

Eastbourne Access Group and Eastbourne Blind Society invite you to attend an event ‘Access barriers and solutions in Eastbourne’ Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road, Eastbourne on Wednesday 28thJuly 2021 10am-4pm for those who can and wish to attend in person and 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 e...
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DISABILITY TODAY WITH RAY BLAKEBROUGH: Many issues still need to be addressed

Eastbourne Access Group is proud to have supported and campaigned on behalf of disabled residents for 40 years. Whilst many campaigns have led to a growing understanding of disability locally we still find that society (Government and local councils) build in barriers that simply prevents disabled people from participating in society. Much of this comes from poor design and decisions which fails to be inclusive. We continue to campaign for a town centre which is inclusive to all residents. Inclusive design goes beyond providing physical access and creates solutions that work better for everyo...
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Eastbourne Access Group 40 years young- still challenging barriers to accessibility

Eastbourne access group 40 years young- still challenging barriers to accessibility. This is the first article in a series written by volunteers to celebrate our 40th year that will also appear in the local Herald paper. Eastbourne access group started in 1981 in the first International Year of Disabled Persons. The theme of the International Year of Disabled Persons 1981 was “full participation and equality”, defined as the right of persons with disabilities to take part fully in the life and development of their societies, enjoy living conditions equal to those of other citizens, and have ...
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Letter to Prime Minister re Disability Strategy Consultation

Letter Re: Disability Strategy Consultation   18th February 2021   To: Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP, and  Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Justin Tomlinson MP   Dear Sirs, We write to express our deep concerns about the survey being used to inform the consultation on the National Strategy for Disabled People. Whilst we welcome a rethink on what the nation’s strategy for Disabled people should be, we believe, as it currently stands, the consultation is: a.    Not in compliance with the Equality Act 2010. b.    Not fit for purpose, in as much as it is open for contributions tha...
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Can you help us?

Eastbourne Access group needs YOU!  Can you spare 1 -2 hours per month to volunteer flexibly for the Access group from your home? We campaign to make Eastbourne more accessible for disabled people of all ages, their carers and families. We produce the Eastbourne Access guide that has lots of information in it about local attractions, businesses and other services.  We also run events and information stands. We meet currently on Zoom and are campaigning on transport, town centre, seafront cycling, entertainment amongst other other local issues. Come and join us. Please email admin@eastbourneac...
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