At the time of writing, Eastbourne and the rest of East Sussex were in the latest restriction measures. Whilst there is some light at the end of the tunnel with vaccines being rolled out, it seems likely these restrictions will be with us for some time.
With many residents in Meads potentially vulnerable, the Borough Council has been helping those who need it. If you or anyone you know needs help with medicines, groceries, befriending services or business advice, you can get in touch with the Borough Council community hub on 01323 679722. You can also search online for “Eastbourne Borough Council Covid community hub”.
Over the Christmas period and into 2021, the #EBtogether campaign has been calling many who need help and advice, or just a friendly voice in these difficult times. Lib Dem volunteers here in Eastbourne have made almost 6,000 welfare calls to vulnerable residents since the start of the pandemic, with several hundred being made to isolated residents over the Christmas and new year period. Josh Babarinde OBE, organiser of #EBtogether said: “The best thing we’ve provided through this are good, old-fashioned chats that have made sure Eastbournians know they are not alone. We are here for them. This is what the Eastbourne Lib Dems are all about.”