Eastbourne Taxi Licensing Consultation

Do you use taxis or do you find them unsuitable for your needs because you use a wheelchair? After a prolonged campaign and in response to requests from residents, Eastbourne Borough Council has launched a public consultation on new guidance for the licensing of taxi drivers in the town. The draft guidance includes a particular emphasis on equality and accessibility and it is proposed that all new Hackney Carriages (taxis) will only be licensed if they are wheelchair accessible with either a side or rear loading ramp access (WAVs). Drivers will be required to attend training sessi...
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Hearing Loop in Congress Theatre

There has been some adverse publicity about the hearing loop in The Congress Theatre not working. We have spoken to The Manager at Eastbourne Theatres he advised they have had a few technical problems but he can reassure theatre goers there is a Loop System and Infrared simular to Devonshire Park Theatre. Headphones and neck loops are available from the Duty Manager.
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Eastbourne taxi licensing consultation

Eastbourne Access Group want to ensure disabled people have their say about Eastbourne Taxi licensing consultation and encourages them to fill in this consultation as a current taxi user or a future user if more taxis were accessible and available when needed not just between school runs... Eastbourne Borough Council has launched a public consultation on new guidance for the licensing of taxi drivers in the town. Anyone who wants to be a taxi driver in Eastbourne must apply to the council for a licence and pass certain tests. The draft guidance introduces four broad objectives; th...
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Wish Tower Public Toilets are currently closed

Please be aware the public toilets at the Wish Tower by Western Lawns are currently closed. The nearest public toilets are at the Bandstand. The View Hotel is part of Eastbourne Community Toilet Scheme and welcomes public to use their toilets without making a purchase. We have a public toilet leaflet you may find useful. https://eastbourneaccessgroup.accessibleeastbourne.net/?page_id=312
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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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