Eastbourne Access Event Saturday, 6th June

We will be holding our Eastbourne Access Event on Saturday, 6th June in The Beacon, in Barclays Bank Terminus Road Branch and having a Stagecoach Bus on Bankers Corner. There will be five Zones within The Beacon - Advice and Information, Getting Around and Transport, Arts and Theatre, Activities and Sports, Children's Area. Barclays Bank will showcase services for disabled people with more stands in their banking hall. Stagecoach bus will be on Bankers Corner for you to try out. The Working Group are meeting again on 17th March to progress their plans. Watch out for more information...
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The Beacon Abled Month Event

We will be joining Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour on Friday, 13th March 10am to 4pm in The Beacon's 'Hut' opposite Holland and Barrett Store. Please come and say hello. We will have our Easstbourne Guide for Disabled People, toilet leaflet and information sheets on where to go out and about in our town.
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Eastbourne Disabled Access Day event, Saturday 6 June 2020

Here is a date for your 2020 diary - Eastbourne Disabled Access Day event will be held on Saturday 6 June 2020 in The Beacon shopping centre 10am to 4pm. A free open event for all disabled people living with any impairment, their families and carers. The Beacon is hosting stands on advice, information and support available for disabled people and carers, also access to transport, mobility and local leisure facilities. There will be activities for disabled children and young people. Building on the success from the March 2019 Disabled Access Day, a new 2020 Working Group has already had ...
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Photos from our Purple Tuesday event

Some of the Purple Tuesday volunteers Ray from Eastbourne Access Group and Gaynor from Inclusive Eastbourne, one of the organisers. The stands outside River Island in The Beacon, Eastbourne Blind Society, Eastbourne Shopmobility, Hearing Resource Centre, Canine Partners, Eastbourne Access Group and Inclusive Eastbourne. Purple Tuesday 2019 – a day which aimed to improve customer experience for disabled people - was held at The Beacon, Eastbourne, on November 12. The day was organised by Eastbourne Access Group and Inclusive Eastbourne with the support of The Beacon where staff...
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Purple Tuesday 2019 Event in The Beacon

PURPLE TUESDAY 2019 AT THE BEACON Purple Tuesday 2019 – a day which aims to improve customer experience for disabled people – will be held at The Beacon, Eastbourne, on November 12. The day has been organised by Eastbourne Access Group and Inclusive Eastbourne with the support of The Beacon where staff have committed to taking part in disability awareness training.  Eastbourne Borough Council and the Eastbourne Disability Involvement Group (DIG) are sponsoring the event that is also supported by Eastbourne Blind Society, Eastbourne Hearing Resource Centre, Eastbourne Shopmobility and C...
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Purple Tuesday Shopper’s and Accessible Toilets Surveys – We want to hear from you!

Please complete our 2 PDF surveys on our Home page and tell us about your experiences shopping in The Beacon and in Eastbourne and what are your experiences using accessible toilets in Eastbourne. Surveys can be emailed to admin@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk OR posted to c/o 19 Cleveland Close, Eastbourne BN23 8ES by 6 January 2020. THANK YOU.
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Good Life Show in the new Welcome Building Devonshire Quarter

It was great to be part of the Eastbourne Senior Forum's Good Life Show yesterday at The Welcome Building, next to The Congress theatre. Some of our volunteers manned the Disability Involvement Group (DIG) stand. Good to have Cllr Whippy EBC Disability Champion with us and Cllr Tutt visited the show. Well done to all who organised the event. It gave us an opportunity to see this new exhibition facility the town has. Very spacious and wheelchair friendly with lifts.
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Eastbourne and Lewes Walking Festival

https://eastbourneandleweswalkfest.org The organisers are keen to publicise this walk particular to disabled people who would like to go on The Downs. The 9th Green, A Micro Adventure          Start at the Eastbourne Downs Golf Club, BN20 8ES  Date & Time: Tuesday 24th September, 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM Event partners: South Downs National Park Authority, Eastbourne Downs Golf Club, Eastbourne Borough Council. Micro adventurer Antonia Lucas and South Downs National Park Ranger Tim Squire will reveal there’s a lot more tha...
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Eastbourne Disabled Access Day Event a great success!

We had a great time at our event despite the windy damp weather with lots of people coming to see us. Thank you to everyone for their support who provided a display and the working group for organising the event. We were delighted  that both the Eastbourne Mayor and Stephen Lloyd MP were able to visit our event. Many thanks to The Beacon for hosting us and for the help Vee Cooke gave.
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