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First Disabled Access Day for Eastbourne

Eastbourne Borough Council is supporting the town’s first Disabled Access Day at The Beacon on Saturday 16 March.

The aim of the day is to encourage disabled people to get out and about somewhere new and enjoy new experiences at the same time.

Disabled Access Day is a national initiative that was launched in 2015, but it is the first time it has been held in Eastbourne.

With the theme “You and somewhere new”, the day is being organised by Eastbourne Access Group with the support of Eastbourne Disability Group which is sponsored by Eastbourne Borough Council.

There will be a variety of different displays in The Beacon, from 10am to 4pm, offering the chance to try adapted sports and arts and crafts, plus the chance to talk to local charities who offer support, guidance and information on a range of topics.

Support organisations will be in the Centre including Support with Confidence, East Sussex Community Information Service, East Sussex Fire & Rescue and Joint Community Rehabilitation.

Councillor Janet Coles, who serves on the Eastbourne Disability Involvement Group, said: “It’s fantastic that Eastbourne is holding its first Disabled Access Day and we are delighted to be supporting it. We hope that as many people as possible will come along and try new experiences.”

Published 25 February 2019