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August 27, 2021

Plans for Christmas Ice Rink Revealed

August 5, 2021

Office Space Available in Eastbourne

From BID members The Works in Station Street We can all agree there has been a massive shift in the way we are working, due to […]
August 3, 2021

Help Grove Theatre

BRING A PIANO BACK TO THE GROVE! In its previous life, our Theatre played host to many well-supported classical, jazz and other concerts.  Sadly, when the […]
August 2, 2021

Notice of AGM 2021

August 2, 2021

Maybugs Eastbourne is Open

Maybugs Eastbourne is OPEN! Independent retailer Maybugs have opened their new Eastbourne Superstore.  At a glittering event on Thursday evening (29th July) co-owners Greg Rose and John Dale […]
July 30, 2021

Latest HMRC Message

Are you re-opening your business, or planning to do so shortly? If you’re bringing back your employees part time, you can claim furlough flexibly for them […]
July 20, 2021

CJRS Claims and Changes

Submit your CJRS claims for July CJRS claims for July can now be submitted and must be made by Monday 16 August. You can claim 70% […]
July 19, 2021

East Sussex County Council Revise Bolton Road Scheme

This morning (Monday 19th July 2021) the Lead Member for Transport of East Sussex County Council, Cllr Clare Dowling, agreed to the revised plans for the […]
July 15, 2021
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Eastbourne COBRA Meeting – July 2021

Notes from Eastbourne COBRA Meeting – 14th July 2021 Tim Whelan Council Update66% rates relief – 813 businesses were eligible for 100% relief but only 424 […]
July 7, 2021

Vegan Market Eastbourne

Eastbourne is holding a vegan market on Sunday 11th July. An array of traders will be selling their products along Terminus Road, from Marks and Spencer […]
July 6, 2021

COVID Latest – Cabinet Office

Yesterday, the Prime Minister hosted a press conference to set out plans for the final step of the Roadmap in England. Step 4 is expected to begin on […]
July 2, 2021

Revi-VE: Visitor Economy Grant

The Revi-VE grant fund is offering small 100% grants of between £1,000 – £3,000 to visitor economy businesses. The fund is designed to inject businesses with […]
June 28, 2021

Victoria Place Pop-up Fest

Over the next two weekends, Victoria Place, at the seafront end of Terminus Road, Eastbourne, has a special treat for you. The temporarily pedestrianised road, with […]
June 25, 2021

Are You Looking to Recruit?

Job Matching Service with Your Eastbourne BID, East Sussex College Group, Caroline Ansell MP, Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, and Jobcentre Plus. Several businesses have contacted us […]
June 25, 2021

And the winner is…

Eastbourne’s Young Trader of the Year 2021 is… Eastbourne’s first ever Young Traders’ Market was held in the pedestrian precinct of Terminus Road on Saturday 19th […]
June 10, 2021

Pop-up Park in Victoria Place

Relax, re-charge and have fun in the sun! Eastbourne’s Victoria Place is being transformed into a park for three weeks so you can picnic and play […]
June 2, 2021

Eastbourne’s Tourism Industry Schemes Shortlisted in National Awards

Two innovative tourism industry schemes developed in response to Covid-19 have been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious OPSS Awards. Run by the Office for Product […]
May 28, 2021

Fiver Fest Returns!

EASTBOURNE’S INDEPENDENT SHOPS AND BUSINESSES ARE JOINING IN WITH THE TOTALLY LOCALLY NATIONAL FIVER FEST – AN INNOVATIVE CELEBRATION OF OUR INDEPENDENT HIGH STREETS EASTBOURNE IS […]
May 19, 2021
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Eastbourne COBRA Meeting May 2021

Darrell Gale PHE/NHS Update East Sussex cases are very low.  2 new cases in Eastbourne this week.  Last week Eastbourne was the lowest Tier Authority in […]
May 18, 2021

‘Together’ in Eastbourne

If there has been one message and one lesson throughout the last year, the importance of working, living and socialising ‘together’ has got to be it. […]
May 18, 2021
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Latest Message from HMRC

The latest information about the financial support schemes available to help you, as part of the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs. This includes: a reminder of […]
May 13, 2021

Commemorative Artwork – A Letter from the Mayor of Eastbourne

Dear Eastbourne business Commemorative Artwork Firstly, many thanks for investing in Eastbourne, the employment opportunities that you offer and what you bring to our town generally […]
May 12, 2021

Redevelopment Plans for Former TJ Hughes Site

The former TJ Hughes site, on the corner of Terminus Road, has been empty for two years and plans are in place for its redevelopment. Capreon […]
May 10, 2021

Step 3 Confirmed

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has this afternoon confirmed England has met all four tests to enable us to ease restrictions and move to Step 3 on […]
May 5, 2021

Furlough Payments – Latest – May 2021

Message from HMRC about the Furlough Scheme. April CJRS claims Thank you if you have submitted your April furlough claims already. If you haven’t submitted them […]
May 1, 2021

UK Social Entrepreneur Development Programme Accepting Applications

UnLtd, a charity that promotes social entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom, is inviting applications to its programme of funding and support for social entrepreneurs to help them […]
May 1, 2021

Disability Access and Barriers

BID Team Member, Leanna, is working closely with Disability Groups in Eastbourne and would like to know what businesses in the Your Eastbourne Business Improvement District […]
May 1, 2021

Banners and Bunting

As Eastbourne reopened, Your Eastbourne BID designed and installed banners and bunting, brightening up the streets of Eastbourne Town Centre and bringing a splash of colour […]
May 1, 2021

Young Traders’ Market

This year, Eastbourne will be hosting its very first Young Traders’ Market on 19th June in Eastbourne Town Centre. Our young traders will be out in […]
May 1, 2021

Reopening Emma Mason Gallery

Emma Mason Gallery will open on Friday 21st May with two exhibitions: Collages by Geoffrey Wales and Watercolours by Jack Coutu. Open from Friday 21st May […]
April 23, 2021

Work From Your Local

‘Work from your local’ attracts pubs and cafes from across the UK.The campaign asking people to work one day a week from their local has hadvenue […]
April 1, 2021

Petition Launched for Town Centre Development

Businesses in Bolton Road have launched a petition calling on East Sussex County Council to revise their plans for the next phase of the town centre […]
April 1, 2021

AMBITIOUS HOMELESS PROJECT LAUNCHED IN EASTBOURNE

The Rotary Club of Eastbourne has just launched its most ambitious charity fundraising project of recent times and is calling out for support and donations in […]
January 8, 2021

Lockdown Grants: An Update

Grants Update 1. There are currently four grants you can apply for via the Council’s website: https://www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/community/covid-19/businesses/ a. Local Restrictions Support Grant (for businesses forced to […]
January 5, 2021

Lockdown: Business Grants Available

1. Lockdown Grant – NEW Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, the Chancellor has today announced a new grant for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.  Retail, […]
December 23, 2020

Tier 4 Update – Sussex

Today (December 23rd) it was announced that Eastbourne (and Sussex) will be placed into tier 4 as of Boxing Day to tackle the rising cases of COVID 19. […]
December 17, 2020

Grant Portal Live

The portals to apply for grants are now open and another is due to open tomorrow, Friday 18th December. Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) 2/12/2020 to […]
December 14, 2020

Brexit Transition

Update from HMRC The Brexit transition period ends in 20 days. If your business trades goods with Europe or you represent businesses who do, you’ll need […]
December 8, 2020

Barclays Launches Back to Business Toolkit for UK SMEs

Barclays has launched a toolkit to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK get back on their feet as they navigate the uncertainty […]
December 2, 2020

Our Town My Story

If you are on Facebook, you may have seen our videos for our ‘Our Town My Story’ campaign. We have been working with Keith Ridley to […]
December 2, 2020

Tier 2 – Licensing Meeting

Yesterday evening, Your Eastbourne BID met with Eastbourne Borough Council licensing department to discuss the tier 2 restrictions, and raise questions that had been sent to […]
December 2, 2020

Accessibility – Quick Wins

As more businesses reopen from today, it is important to provide good service to all customers in the run up to Christmas, a key trading period.  […]
November 25, 2020

Shop Local Love Local

This week we launched the Love Local Shop Local campaign, encouraging the local community to buy from local businesses. We love Eastbourne and want to our […]
November 25, 2020

After Lockdown 2

RE-OPENING DATE There has been some confusion on the date that the new tier system applies from.  We have been informed by Caroline Ansell MP that […]
November 16, 2020

Eastbourne Christmas 2020

The lights are up and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Christmas lights are shining brightly in Eastbourne, giving the town centre that Christmassy […]
November 16, 2020

Cracking Christmas Raffle

Win thousands of pounds worth of prizes in Eastbourne’s first ever Cracking Christmas Raffle! One first prize winner will receive a huge bundle of goodies, including […]
November 9, 2020

Latest COVID Update

Prime Minister’s Announcement Prime Minister Boris Johnson has very cautiously made a new announcement this evening about vaccines and the mass testing process. Main points below. […]
November 9, 2020

Making Natural History

A virtual festival for the environment 9th-20th November In 1995 Eastbourne created and hosted a remarkable event: “Leave It To Us”, the first United Nations international […]
November 7, 2020
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Lockdown Business List

You can now view the list by visiting our Lockdown Directory, which is updated on a regular business. What businesses are open or providing a takeaway, […]
November 4, 2020
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Eastbourne COBRA Meeting

Eastbourne COBRA took place this afternoon, discussing the lockdown and issues arising as a result. There is still clarity required from national Government in terms of […]