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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.

Covid restriction guidelines allow the Centre to open for a limited number of activities with children on MONDAY 12th APRIL.  Reception and our Wise Buys Shop will reopen each morning from 10 to 12.30 pm after that date.

Our Wise Buys Shop will reopen daily, Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 12.30 pm, from MONDAY 12th April 2021.  We are accepting donations beforehand on TUESDAY 6th and FRIDAY 9th April 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


… most likely to be Saturday 26th April.  

We will not be able to hold our March market as planned.

The Wise Buys Shop re-opens on Monday 12th April from 10 am … Covid guidelines will apply … We are able to accept donations on Tuesday 6th April,  and Friday 9th April, 10-12.30 pm.

From Monday 12th April we are able to accept good quality donations during shop opening hours. 


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 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.


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.


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.