Making the town more accessible

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AN ACCESS Eastbourne event to discuss ways of making the town more accessible for the disabled was held at the Congress Suite this week.

The event, opened by the council’s disability champion Councilor Andrew Goodwin, was attended by a number of disabled people and groups in the town, local businesses, organisations and hoteliers. Councilor Goodwin said, “We want to enable people in East bourne and around the world to have full access to our town. “If it means looking on a website and finding out which restaurant has an accessible toilet, then we need to provide that information. “The event was just one opportunity for Eastbourne residents, disabled people and businesses to provide feedback to the Council on the options we should go for.
“We are committed to improving access to Eastbourne ensuring it is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive town for everyone.” The invited audience received detailed presentations from Brighton and Hove’s Federation of Disabled People and DisabledGo a national web-based enterprise. Two very different options were put forward of how Eastbourne facilities could be reviewed for accessibility and how this would help to raise Eastbourne’s profile as a more accessible town.

The two options can be viewed on websites ‘City Guide’ and

The council is keen to know how people feel about these two different approaches and how they could work for Eastbourne.

If you have a view please share it by email to or by telephoning Denise White on 415265.