We are in the Arndale Centre on Thursday, 14 June

We are in the Arndale Centre with Shopmobility on Thursday, 14th June 9.30am to 3pm. Please come and say hello. Pick up a copy of our Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People, see how you can support the group through the new Local Lottery - we are one of the Good Causes. Lots of other information will be available including accessible hotels, places to visit or eat out in Eastbourne.
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Eastbourne Local Lottery 1st Draw Saturday 16 June

Have you got your ticket(s) for the first draw on Saturday 16th June for the Eastbourne Local Lottery. If you buy your ticket(s) through our Good Causes page we will get 50% of the £1 ticket! Please support us if you can, all the funds raised through the lottery will be used to print our next edition of our Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People. Thank you.
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Volunteers Week – Great publicity for our group

Eastbourne Volunteers have been promoting Volunteers Week over the last week (1 to 7th June) and we are delighted to have so much coverage from the campaign. Firstly, our Chair, Ian was selected as one of Eastbourne's superhero volunteers working within the community. Then the Herald and Argus local papers featured the photo shoot at the Pier bringing together many volunteers from various organisations, charities, community groups with the Major, MP and local Councillors. The article included a profile of Ian's volunteering since the 60's when he was in the Scouts to present day, Chair of East...
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Please buy your Eastbourne Local Lottery tickets through our page

Eastbourne Access Group has it's own Good Cause page for the Eastbourne Local Lottery please support us by buying your tickets through our page. With every ticket sold we will get 50%. This is going to help us fund future editions of our Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People. https://www.eastbournelocallottery.co.uk/ If you do not have the internet you can buy your tickets over the phone 01323 332323 9am - 5.30pm Mon-Fri (ex Bank Holidays). Tickets go on sale from 17th May with the first draw on 16 June. Thank you
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Parking on Pavements – what are your thoughts?

This is a copy of the email sent out to local disability groups - what are your thoughts? Chair, Ian doesn't want it to fail at this early stage any ideas how this can be taken forward? Please let us know. Dear friends and colleagues At the Council meeting on Wednesday 9th May, a proposal to ban parking on pavements was amended in such a way that the result was a decision to wait for central government to amend the Road Traffic Act. This could take a considerable time, the best estimate being 18 months at least but I am not that optimistic. We need action before then to make our pavem...
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Our Group is approved for Eastbourne Local Lottery

Hooray! We have been approved to be a Good Cause for the online Eastbourne Local Lottery. Now we want to spread the word to get supporters as we will get 50 pence for every £1 ticket sold through our own page on the Eastbourne Local Lottery website https://www.eastbournelocallottery.co.uk/ It is a win, win situation, as you may be a cash winner and we benefit from funding for our Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People. We want to keep this guide free of charge for all. If you do not have the internet you can buy your tickets over the phone 01323 332323 9am - 5.30pm Mon-Fri (ex Bank Holida...
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Our Chair shortlisted as a finalist for local Awards Evening

Congratulations to our Chair, Ian Westgate who has been shortlisted as one the finalist at Eastbourne & District Community Awards 2018. Good Luck! So well deserved for all the hard work and commitment he has given to the group over the last 15 years. Enjoy the awards evening. Update ... Sadly Ian was not a winner but he is in the eyes of the Group. We thank him for all he does and his leadership. It was a great evening congratulations to all the winners. It was good to see so many other charity groups there who also work for the disabled in our community - Embrace, East Sussex, Memor...
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Latest Disability Today article in The Herald

Roadworks: the danger beneath our feet Our roads and pavements are in disarray with holes and trenches everywhere as work on town centre improvement progresses. With these works comes the inevitable forest of cones, barriers and signs. Avoiding these is difficult enough but often the remaining pavement surface is damaged and pedestrian diversions are difficult to negotiate with a mobility scooter or wheelchair. For people with impaired vision the situation is close to being a nightmare. Add to this inclement weather with slippery surfaces and we have a disaster waiting to happen. The work h...
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Disability Awareness Sessions

LOCAL DISABILITY AWARENESS TRAINING SESSIONS ARE OFFERED BY: Visual Impairment Awareness Eastbourne Blind Society 01323 729511. Hearing loss, DeafBlind, Deafened Awareness East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre 01323 722505. General Disability Awareness Possability People 01424 234460.
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