Community services

Eat Local provides a list of businesses that are still operating to support the local community and are offering delivery of key provisions or takeaway services

During this challenging time it is important to help our communities stay connected by providing information on local suppliers and other help provided by businesses and community groups, and particularly for the vulnerable and the elderly.

It has been great to see how many food and drink businesses have been able to adapt their operations and support people to access food, drink and other supplies during this difficult period.

To assist, the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has developed an interactive map that shows businesses and services that are open during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The map includes food suppliers, local producers, farm shop and community support groups, as well as their contact details and locations across the SDNPA area including Eastbourne and Lewes.

The map can be accessed at the SDNPA's connecting communities with local suppliers and support during the Covid-19 pandemic

You will need to contact the organisations directly for up to date information on the goods and services they are providing, as this is likely to change regularly.

You must follow the government advice and only travel for essentials, staying close to your home.

Many high street shops and food and drink businesses are still operating. Smaller businesses which offer delivery can usually respond more quickly than the big supermarkets, and often have items that are out of stock elsewhere.  

Find places near you that are offering home delivery:

To help key workers (including NHS staff) cycle to and from work safely, Sustrans has created an interactive map that shows all the bike shops that are staying open during the pandemic as well as cycle offers and discounts available in their area.

The map can be accessed at Cycles for key workers