The National Federation of the Blind walk on promenade

The National Federation of the Blind celebrated its 75th anniversary in Eastbourne today with the annual meeting and a walk along the seafront. The group says it wants to highlight Eastbourne's promenade as one of the last accessible areas which is not currently shared use (ie shared with cyclists). Stephen Lloyd MP came to meet the members before their walk which was much appreciated. The NFB has held its AGM in the town since the mid 1970's.
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Accessible Eastbourne is launched

Should we celebrate Eastbourne’s accessibility? We can all agree, surely, that Eastbourne is a great place to live and visit but is this everyone’s experience? There are many consumers for whom shopping, leisure and eating out are not as straightforward as for most. People with disabilities or sensory impairment; those with mental health issues; older people; or just parents with boisterous children are just some examples, who often feel overlooked or unvalued. Prompted by this understanding, local campaign “Inclusive Eastbourne” has recently carried out a Mystery Shopping survey*, mainl...
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Disability Today – Living with MND

October's Disability Today article in the local Herald paper highlights some of the problems living with Motor Neuron Disease (MDN) thanks to Mick D for his insight. Building awareness to friends, family, general public and businesses alike. Do you have a story to tell ? Please get in touch. We can help write the article with you, 500 words. 0781 0317 185 or email info@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk
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Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham – Changing Places

We are delighted that another local business, Knockhatch Adventure Park in Hailsham has put in a Changing Places toilet facility for their customers. Let's hope more businesses will follow Knockhatch Adventure Park's lead and realise they are missing out when they do not provided toilet facilities for all needs at their venues.   Please be aware they are currently refurbishing some parts of the Park so contact before visiting. Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham Bypass, BN27 3GD. Telephone 01323 442051.  
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Latest Disability Today article in The Herald – Being disabled

Please have a read of the latest Disability Today article that appearred in Friday's Herald - Being disabled. If you have a story to tell please let us know. How do you cope with your disability? What local services do you use? What are the access issues for you living in or visiting Eastbourne? We will even help to write the article with you - look forward to hearing from you.
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Latest Disability Today article – Overhanging Vegetation

Our latest Disability Today article appearing in The Herald last Friday was about the topic of overhanging vegetation. We hope it highlights an awareness of the responsiblity of checking your trees, hedges and plants do not overhang the public paths and roads.  The can be obstacles for parents pushing children in buggies, wheelchair and scooter users who can not always get off a pathway to avoid them if there are no dropped kerbs. What is you experience? Let us know. Click onto this link to read the full article.
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