Our AGM and 28th October Access Group meeting

Due to Covid-19 our next monthly meeting will be via Zoom on Wednesday, 28th October 10.30am-12.30 pm. It is our AGM with GUEST SPEAKER: Devan Briggs on the Eastbourne Borough Council's Business Disability awareness scheme Advance details of our 25th November 2020 meeting, 10.30am-11.45am on Zoom. We invite you to attend a presentation on: SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY- APPROACH TO REMOVING BARRIERS For disabled young people and adults living with any physical, sensory, mental health, cognitive or learning impairment, as well as their families and supporters.  Please come alo...
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Beat the Street – Explore Eastbourne

We are so excited, our Access Group has been chosen to be Beat the Street - Eastbourne's nominated charity/community group this year! It starts 16th September until 4th November 2020. When individuals and groups sign up they can opt to play for the Eastbourne Access Group and help us achieve our goal of 1000 points. Many of the Beat boxes are on accessible pavements around the town particularly in the Harbour area and seafront. Why not get out and about and perhaps explore more of Eastbourne. Have fun! Please keep safe - remember to social distance at the beat boxes. Full det...
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Resuming our monthly meetings via Zoom from 24 June 2020

We have been discussing how we can reconvene meetings of the Access Group.  The need to socially distance, the lack of access to public transport at peak times and to ensure access for people with hearing impairment in the church hall (if tables are separated for distancing) seem to make this too difficult for us to resume meetings at the church hall for the remainder of this year.  We propose that we start to resume some meetings via Zoom for the time being.  Please keep all the remaining dates in your diary for now (already confirmed for 2020). I will confirm updates for the meetin...
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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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