WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE
Our 2019 Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People PDF version available here
(website pages will be updated as soon as possible)
The Eastbourne Disabled Access Day Event
was a great success on Saturday, 16th March
thank you for your support
‘You and Somewhere New’
Saturday, 16th March 2019
at The Beacon
Eastbourne Town Centre
10 am to 4 pm
Where would you go?
Our event is supported by
Eastbourne Disability Involvement Group (EDIG)
and Sussex Police Property Act Fund
To find out more about this national day look at their website:
Stephen Lloyd MP giving his support to the Working Group for Disabled Access Day
We supported Purple Tuesday on 13 November 2018
The UK’s accessible shopping day.
We had a great day in The Arndale Centre with
Shopmobility, Inclusive Eastbourne, East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, and Eastbourne Blind Society with the support of The Arndale. Thank you.
Will you be a winner?
You can now support us through
Eastbourne Local Lottery
Please buy your ticket(s) through our Good Cause Page
A weekly Saturday draw
We receive 50p for every £1 ticket bought
please see our Can You Help Us page
We have recently teamed up with Inclusive Eastbourne
to launch a new online hub bringing together local groups
Please take a look:
What is the Eastbourne Access Group?
The Eastbourne Access Group is a voluntary community group that was formally created in 1981, the Year of Disabled People. The group was formed to oversee the making of the Eastbourne section of a county-wide Access Guide.
Eastbourne is a fine Victorian town, built mostly on the level but with steps and stairs everywhere! Some barriers to access in the town are difficult to resolve and others physically impossible due to the construction of buildings and in others financial constraints can mean progress is slow. However, over the years more places are now becoming more accessible. Adjustments being made such as additional ramped front access, hearing loops, walk-in level access showers, accessible toilets, more Blue Badge parking spaces and dropped kerbs for easier use of mobility vehicles.
With the aid of the Eastbourne Access Guide for Disabled People and this website we aim to show you some of the accessible places to visit in the town. The group is actively promoting accessibility for all to the public and private sector alike.
The Access Group consists of a small number of members, some with a disability but all with an interest in promoting Disability Awareness. Together with representatives from Eastbourne Council we seek to represent the people who live with the daily problems disability presents and help focus the public and private sector on efforts on making things easier.
We meet at St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne BN21 4UT every 4th Wednesday of the month, 9.45-11.45 am.
The Eastbourne Access Group is an active member of the Eastbourne Disability Involvement Group (EDIG) that works in close liaison with Eastbourne Borough Council to help make Eastbourne the Premier South Coast Resort embracing Inclusion and Equality for all.
The Group is a member of RADAR, the Disability Network and 3VA and works closely with other groups and charities within the town.
The Group is always keen to welcome new volunteers and representatives from other organisations. If you would like to make a difference please get in touch. Take a look at our ‘Can you help us’ page The Access /Group will be pleased to welcome you. Your opinion is valuable.
The Group produces the Eastbourne Access Guide for Disabled People which contains guidance on places, spaces and information around Eastbourne. It also contains wheelchair route maps and useful contacts. You can find the latest edition on ACCESS GUIDE 2018 web page.
If you would like any further information on the Eastbourne Access Group
please contact the chairman on
07810 317 185