Our Building


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.

Currently, due to Covid restrictions in Tier 4, we are closed.

Our Wise Buys Shop is also closed and we are unable to accept any donations until we are allowed to re-open.  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 27th March.  

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

The Wise Buys Shop is currently closed

and we are currently unable to accept donations.




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.

In September 20 the Centre and Shop re-opened, and we welcomed back many of our regular groups and customers, as well as new groups, activities and customers to our premises.  Community Wise is known for its warmth and welcome.