August Newsletter

Eastbourne Commemorates VJ Day
August 13, 2020
Have Your Say – Health Centre
August 18, 2020

Welcome to August’s BID Newsletter, where you will find lots of information about COVID, promotion opportunities, latest news and even a safari.

Commemorating VJ Day

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of peace, Your Eastbourne Business Improvement District and Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce will be projecting a visual display onto The Beacon.

The display will include WWII photographs, notes and memories from Eastbourne residents, thanks to Heritage Eastbourne and the East Sussex County Council Library. Additionally, the display will include work by the internationally acclaimed artist, Anthony Freeman.

The display will run 9pm-11pm, on Saturday and Sunday, 15th and 16th August.

For more information, click here.

MonsterHero Safari

Ten cute little monsters are hiding in Eastbourne! We have signed up to the national event to encourage families into the town centre to go on safari and find all ten. By scanning a monster, located in shop windows, with their phone, they can discover the monster’s name and story. Once they have found all ten, they can download an e-book, a perfect bedtime story all about friendship.

To find out more and to access the safari map for Eastbourne, visit the MonsterHero Safari website.

Pavement Licences

Have you applied for your Pavement Licence yet? You can now apply to be able to have tables and chairs outside of your premises.

To make a free application, visit the website.

Business Promotion Opportunities

Get your business on the front page of The Herald and a half page article on the inside! If you can provide a unique offer to Herald readers, we will arrange for you to get a free promotional spot.

Eastbourne Voice is now offering businesses the chance to advertise at half price. Starting from as little as £22.50, you can advertise your business in their free monthly newspaper and because they are also online, your advert will be available for months to come.

For more information on either of these promotions, email

Promoting Eastbourne

We have been working closely with Visit Eastbourne and Eastbourne Hospitality Association on the Love Eastbourne Campaign. The campaign is running until mid-September, with future plans being discussed.

The Love Eastbourne Campaign is a series of competitions, videos, posts and photos encouraging people to visit the town. For the next two weeks, the campaign is focusing on family activities so if you would like us to share what you can do for families, send us an image or two and a bit of information and we will share as part of the campaign.

In the meantime, if you share anything on social media, it will be great if you could include the hashtags #LoveEastbourne and #VisitEastbourne

World Photo Day

Alongside the Love Eastbourne Campaign, we will be running a photo competition. To be launched on Wednesday 19th August, we will be asking people to share their photos of Eastbourne and recreate them. We will also be sharing some vintage photos from Heritage Eastbourne so people can still join in, even if they don’t have any of their own old photos to use. The prize for this is yet to be confirmed but is likely to include a holiday in Eastbourne.

What we would really like, is to see as many of you as possible sharing your own photos, especially if you are a long-standing business within the town and you have some old photos you can share and/or recreate. You can share by either adding to Facebook with the hashtags #LoveEastbourne #EBMemories or by sending them to us at

Alternatively, if you don’t have any of your own, look out for our vintage selection we will be sharing from next week.

Christmas 2020

Yes, it might only be August but we have already held several meetings about this year’s Christmas activities. Even Sparkle the Elf joined in with yesterday’s one!

Plans are being made and we should have some more information for you on this very soon.

Eastbourne Boxing Club Fundraiser

Eastbourne Boxing Club has just begun a campaign with Crowdfunder UK, raising funds to recruit and train up new boxing coaches.

‘We feel this will have a massive impact on the community for decades to come, with the legacy coaches can create in young peoples lives.’ – Adam Haniver, Eastbourne Boxing Club

Can you help?

To find out more about the fundraiser and Adam’s podcast, visit our website.

COVID-Ready Quality Scheme

Our ambassadors are handing out the welcome packs to everyone who has signed up already. Don’t forget to sign up and show the world you are meeting all guidelines.

More info and sign up here.

Online PPE Shop

You can buy all of your PPE needs from Eastbourne’s very own online PPE shop! Products are locally sourced and can be bought at competitive prices.

Visit the shop here.

What’s New With You?

Don’t forget, if you have any news you would like us to share on our website and social media, please let us know by emailing