Find out about the current projects and progress of the Community Environment Partnership for Eastbourne (CEPE).
This page outlines the projects that CEPE have completed and are currently working on. The projects that CEPE initiates are led by what is set out in the Environment Strategy’s Action Plan. Projects that CEPE is currently involved in include:
Eastbourne Cycle Map – Working with Bespoke, Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald, and East Sussex County Council CEPE has produced a map that highlights what are the best routes for travelling around the town. You can find out more on our cycling page.
Eastbourne Cycle Network - It is recognised that the existing cycle network could be improved. This project aims to tackle this by identifying where the ‘hot spots’ are and where a network of safe and practical cycle routes should be placed. This project also supports part of the Council’s Cycling Strategy. Key partners are Bespoke, East Sussex County Council and Eastbourne Borough Council.
Community Gardens - CEPE is looking to roll out a number of community gardens so that people can learn more about growing food and to increase the amount of space that is actually allocated to food. To provide a blueprint for future gardens a pilot garden will be developed in the Old Town area. Key partners are Eastbourne Community Network, Eastbourne Homes, University of Brighton, Eastbourne Allotment Society and Eastbourne Borough Council.
Solar Town – Building on the success of SolarBourne and our position as the sunshine capital of the UK we are looking to make Eastbourne a solar town. This will be a key element to reducing our carbon emission from our buildings by 35 per cent by 2020. Key partners are Eastbourne Homes, Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, and Eastbourne Borough Council.
Community Champions - To create a network of people that can help people in their community understand the issues and to learn what they can do to make a difference. Key partners are 3VA (formerly Eastbourne Association of Voluntary Services), British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV), and Eastbourne Borough Council. It will also be working closely with the council’s Neighbourhood Management Areas.