Blue Badge Parking at Eastbourne Station Car park – Do you have a problem?

Spreading the word for Michelle Cattroll ... There is a meeting this Friday about Blue Badge Parking at Eastbourne Railway Station ... Has anybody been effected by the Eastbourne Railway Station blue badge parking? Had parking tickets or fines issued? Had problems with instructions on how to register parking details? We have got our local MP Stephen Lloyd on the case and need anyone who has had problems or who want to support this issue to come along this Friday 22nd March 1pm meet in the new waiting room opposite Bella Cafe. We have the media down to talk to us as we have had no c...
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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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Disability Today’s Article – Community Loo Campaign

This month's article has been writtem by Gaynor Sadlo of Inclusive Eastbourne. ** YOU CAN ALSO MEET GAYNOR AT THE DISABLED ACCESS DAY EVENT TOMORROW, SATURDAY 16TH MARCH IN THE BEACON OU WILL FIND HER NEAR SAINSBURY'S ENTRANCE IN THE 'LOCAL SUPPORT' ZONE ** Community Loo Campaign Have you ever been ‘caught short’ needing a toilet when out and about?  This is a common experience for everyone at times but it’s a fact that concern about finding a suitable loo may put some of us off going out at all.  Eastbourne has about 73 public toilets serving more than 100,000 people - that’s about 1...
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2019 Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People now available

You will be able to get a copy of the NEW 2019 edition of our Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People at the Eastbourne Disabled Access Day Event on 16th March, 10 am to 4 pm in The Beacon shopping centre. Our Eastbourne Access Group stand will be located in the main square by Shades. We will have our other information sheets on accessible places to visit, where to eat out in and around Eastbourne plus much, much more. Look forward to seeing you there.
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Read Ian’s story … how changing his toilet has kept his independence

Most people do not like to talk about toilets but we all need them. However our Chair, Ian has always been willing to share his experiences to help others particularly with MS. When he recently got a Disabled Facilities Grant towards the cost of a new washer/dryer toilet he was only to happy to share the difference it has made to his independence in the bathroom. Taken from Closomat website One man’s fight against the degeneration caused from Multiple Sclerosis is taking place in….the bathroom. Ian Westgate (64), from Eastbourne, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis more than 30 years ag...
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Happy festive time to all our supporter and partners.

It has been a very busy year. We thank all our volunteers for the work they do in helping Eastbourne be more disabled friendly. For those who have delivered our Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People to venue throughout the town and kept supplies topped up. A thank you to all our supporters and partners we work with especially Shopmobility, Inclusive Eastbourne, EDIG, Eastbourne Voice, The Herald, Best of Eastbourne We supported and promoted Purple Tuesday in November and as we head towards the New Year plans are well in hand for our Disabled Access Day event on 16th March 2019 in The Beac...
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Latest Disability Today article

Many thanks to Liz for writing the December article - Improving access and choice on airlines.  It certainly felt I was on a high when I took my first flight as a wheelchair user to Italy back in 1981. In those days there was no Disability Discrimination Act or right to receive special assistance as a person with reduced mobility.  Nowadays the right to special assistance is stipulated in EU law and applies when you fly on any airline from an EU airport or you fly on an EU registered airline to an EU airport. Watch this space for what this may mean after Brexit.   Back in 1981 I ...
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Have your say … ESCC Core offer

Please make sure You Have Your Say as this Core Offer will affect the disabled and vulnerable in our community. Thank you. Consultation closed 26 December 2018. Taken from ESCC website: We’d like to know your views on our core offer to East Sussex and the public services it would include. The part the county council can play is likely to reduce over the coming years and it’s important to know how residents of East Sussex see the future. We're under intense financial pressure because our funding from central Government is falling even though demand for our services is rising. We’ve...
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Eastbourne Local Lottery – Please support us

This Christmas if you feel like giving to the community how about supporting Eastbourne Access Group through the Eastbourne Local Lottery. If you buy your ticket through our Good Cause page we will receive 50p for every £1 ticket bought. It's a win, win ... you could win £25,000 and we get to raise funds for our group to enable us to continue to produce our Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People free of charge. Plus produce all our other accessible information sheets, etc on our website. Eastbourne Access Group making Eastbourne more disabled friendly. Thank you this-christmas-give-some...
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