About us

The Eastbourne & District Local Group was reformed in 1994 and currently has about 200 members.

The group's aims are to introduce new members to the RSPB, to support and to raise money to help save nature in the south east and to be involved with other community groups such as the friends of local parks (e.g. Hampden Park).

We hold monthly indoor meetings on the first Wednesday of the month (except for July and August, when there are outdoor events only) featuring a talk with slide show. They are held twice during the day, at 2.15pm until 4.30pm approx. and repeated during the evening at 7.30pm until 9.40pm. The afternoon meetings are served by bus and there is one bus to central Eastbourne after the evening meeting. The venue has a car park and local on-street parking is also available.

We have day-trips by coach to field events all year round. We have local walks on the second Wednesday and the third Saturday of the month. Please see our Events page for details.

Non-members are welcome to attend our events.

For more information about the group and our activities call Tony Vass on 01424 844304 or email eastbourneRSPB@gmail.com

FOR ALL OTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL THE RSPB REGIONAL OFFICE ON 01273 775333 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5.15pm).

Meeting times and costs

Afternoon meetings start at 2.15pm, and are repeated in the evening at 7.30pm. Admission costs 3.50, 4.00 non members. Refreshments are 80p at half time. The meetings also feature sales goods, a second hand book sale, bric-a-brack and plant sales.

Meeting place

St. Wilfrid's Church Hall, Eastbourne Road, Pevensey Bay, PEVENSEY, East Sussex, BN24 6HL

Committee Posts

Mr Tony Vass: Leader
Miss Sarah Doble: Treasurer
Mrs Christine Woodward: Secretary

Other people who help organise group activities

Mr Peter Denyer
Mr Robin Jones
Mr Mike Light
Mr Ian Muldoon
Ms Liz Spender
Mrs Jane Stevens
Mr Chris Barnett
Mrs Mary Barnett
Mr Cyril Burwell
Miss Helen Coombes
Mr Alan Denyer
Mr David Jode
Mrs Pam Overington
Mr Barry Patton
Mrs Helen Patton
Mrs Linda Poynter
Mr Richard Poynter
Mr Alan Squires
Mr Sedley Underdown