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Eastbourne joins campaign to promote free drinking water

Image of Councillor Dow taking advantage of the free drinking water at 1 Grove Road

Eastbourne Borough Council this week took part in a national campaign to encourage people to carry a reusable water bottle they could fill up at various locations across the town for free.

The council provided free water stations in the reception of its offices at 1 Grove Road and at Eastbourne Bandstand today (Thursday) for National Refill Day. The Refill campaign works by connecting people who are looking for water with thousands of local business, transport hubs and public spaces where they can Refill for free. Anyone can download the free app to find Refill Stations near them where they can refill for free on the go.

Councillor Jonathan Dow, Cabinet Member for Place Services, said: “We were very pleased to take part in this initiative by Refill and these water stations will continue to be available for free to those wishing to fill up their bottle.

“We want to make drinking water more accessible to people in Eastbourne while reducing plastic pollution. In light of this, we will be carrying out a feasibility study into providing free drinking water in parks and public areas across the town.”

Published 27 September 2018