Home

Our Building

WELCOME!

Thank you for visiting our Community Wise website.

In normal times we are a busy community centre in the Old Town/Motcombe part of Eastbourne in East Sussex.

The Centre to open for activities permitted by Govt Covid guidelines and restrictions.  Reception and our Wise Buys Shop is each morning from 10 to 12.30 pm.

Our Wise Buys Shop opened daily, Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 12.30 pm, from 12th April 2021.  We are accepting donations between 10 and 12.30 pm.

Messages left in the postbox outside, or on the ansafone, will be attended to, but please be patient with us.  Leave messages for us on 01323 722924, or email admin@communitywise.org.uk.

Latest News

THE NEXT VILLAGE MARKET IS…

… most likely to be Saturday 29th May

The Wise Buys Shop re-opens on Monday 12th April from 10 am … Covid guidelines will apply …

We accept good quality donations during shop opening hours. 

FUNDING FROM THE JOHN JACKSON CHARITABLE TRUST

Community is very grateful for a donation of £900 from this local trust to enable the renewal of  our entire emergency lighting system which was in a sad state of repair.  This work has now been done by the ever efficient and helpful East Sussex Fire and Electrical Ltd …

AG CONTACT CENTRES NEW TO COMMUNITY WISE

AG Eastbourne Family Contact Centre provide 24/7 community-based assessment, family support and monitoring, outreach and child contact services, nationally! Can they help you?  Read about them here:

AG Family Support are pleased to announce the opening of our new Child Contact Centre in Eastbourne, which offers supervised and supported sessions. Like all AG Contact Centres, our Eastbourne venue also caters for community-based contact needs and indirect (video) referrals.

All of our Contact Centres have enhanced accreditation by the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC). We welcome enquiries from local authorities, solicitors, CAFCASS and members of the public (including self-referrals). To get in touch with us, please visit www.agfamilysupport.com/contactcentres or email contact/centres@agfamilysupport.com or telephone the Eastbourne centre manager on 07305 403249.

KEEP IN TOUCH SCHEME

During lockdown, two staff from the Centre worked at home, and recruited 6 additional volunteers – to run a phone-call-based keeping in touch scheme from April to August 2020.

Funded by the Communities Can Grants programme, the team were able to ring people daily, or several times a week, for a catch up call and chat. People were either referred to the scheme by other agencies, or had existing links to the Centre, and were either isolated or vulnerable.

Up to 70 people were contacted, and over 2,000 calls were made and conversations had to ensure people were ok and safe in their circumstances.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Since lock down and building closure, the Trustees of Community Wise have completed a Risk Assessment, and after an initial deep clean and assembling screens, have also made the necessary adjustments to signage, room occupancy and cleaning procedures.  Our premises are Covid secure.

Community Wise is known for its warmth and welcome.