Some wheelchair accessible toilets on prom are open

This Notice has been taken from Eastbourne Council website as some wheelchair accessible toilets are open on the Seafront which may be useful to know if you are going out. Notice: only a small number of disabled toilets are currently open in Eastbourne and Lewes district. One disabled toilet is available at Prince William Parade, two at the bandstand and one at Holywell in Eastbourne. One disabled toilet at Martello Tower and one at the Buckle in Seaford. These are open 10am-3pm and are cleaned regularly. Please take responsibility for your own hygiene and observe all Covid-19 gui...
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Our new Logo

We hope you like our new logo designed by Callum Lock from Defiant Sports. The number of people with a disability in Eastbourne is set to rise from 20% of the local population to 24% in the next decade (approximately 25,000). Our new logo demonstrates that we capture, care and campaign for this community.  Furthermore the graphics are designed to ensure we expand awareness of people living with hidden disabilities, as well endorse the needs of people living with more visible disabilities such as mobility and sensory impairment.
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Eastbourne Access Event, 6th June – cancelled

This is to advise that the Access Event planned for June 6th in The Beacon, Barclays Bank and on Bankers Corner is cancelled. Our working Group will reconvene with our sponsors and participants as soon as is reasonably possible. We apologise for the inconvenience but with so many of the people we want to help and support in the high risk category we felt this was the wisest way forward.
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The NEW 2020 Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People is available!

We are pleased to announce our NEW 2020 Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People is now available. You can pick up a copy from the Tourist Information Centre in Cornfield Road, Town Hall display stand, Council Office and Eastbourne Library in Grove Road. We will be delivering the Guide to other venues over the coming weeks/months depending on what is open due to the Coronavirus. This is a great resource for disabled residents or visitors to our town plus their family, friends and carers. Don't forget you can find more information on our website particularly our information sheets on accessibl...
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CANCELLED -Our display stand in The Beacon with Shopmobility on Thursday, 26 March from 10 am

We have cancelled our awareness stand in The Beacon with Shopmobility on Thursday, 26 March due to the ongoing developments with the Coronavirus. If you would like a copy of the new 2020 Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People you can find them in Tourist Information Centre in Cornfield Road, Town Hall display stand, Council Office and Eastbourne Library in Grove Road. If you would like more information about the Access Group please look at our website pages, email us info@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk or give us a ring 0781 0317 185. Apologises for any inconvence caused. Thank you.
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Save the BBC Red Teletext Button

A twitter message from National Federation of the Blind UK to Boris Johnson at No 10 to Stop the Switch Off of the BBC’s Red Button Teletext Service happening this Thursday, 30 January 2020. ‘Boris please help to save the BBC Red Teletext Button’. Backed by over 160 UK organisation. Also see the BBC news on this item: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51263169 https://twitter.com/seaofchangefilm/status/1222077258107686912?s=21
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Latest Disability Today Article – Blue Badge Parking

Our on-street parking charges are rising again. The county council have certainly discovered a steady and endless source of income in the form of the hapless motorist. The income local authorities raise from motorists is set to exceed £1 billion in 2019/2020 and despite the Department for Communities and Local Government statement that councils should not “use parking as a cash cow” we are left wondering where the money raised in this way is being spent. When originally introduced we were assured that  'Parking charges are there to manage traffic, not raise revenue, with any money left o...
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