In 2019 East Preston Parish Council refurbished the toilet block in the Village Hall car park and the Disability Action Group raised funds to provide equipment for a hoist assisted toilet with disabled access.  We raised the money over three years by running quiz nights, stalls and tombolas at local events, and donations from local businesses, organisations and individuals through our crowdfunding page.

An ongoing project is compiling a survey of East Preston, highlighting the problem areas that people with disabilities and mobility problems face regarding access and safety issues, e.g. uneven paths, insufficient or uneven dropped kerbs, paths with overhanging shrubbery, heavy doors making shops inaccessible and many other problems.  We would love to hear from you if you have experienced any access or safety problems yourself (see Contact Us page).

REACH THE BEACH

Many people in East Preston support our vision of having a walkway constructed at the end of Sea Road with a viewing platform/seating area, to enable those with mobility problems to enjoy the beach and sea views.  Plans were originally drawn up in 2014 but rejected by Arun District Council at that time on the basis of insufficient structural information. 

We are now looking at similar projects which have been successfully installed in other areas and we need to engage the support of an architect or structural engineer to advise us and help take this project forward. 

 

Please contact us if you can help in any way

Future Projects

1.  Road/Pavement Improvements:  To identify improvements needed in the Village

     to ensure safety for the disabled and to liaise with the appropriate authorities.             

2.  Langmeads Field:  To explore the possibility of installing a track around the

     perimeter to make it more accessible/disabled friendly.

3.  Access Survey:  To update an access guide to shops and amenities in East Preston.        

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Members working on street survey