Down Your Way: Langney and Shinewater - March 30

THE Shinewater Hub is having some fun on Good Friday this year. The previously named Beat Youth Club in Shinewater Field is running a host of events in a fun day on April 6, 1pm-4pm.

ST RICHARD’S Richard’s Church in Etchingham Road has a Coffee Morning on Friday, March30, 10am-11.30am, in aid of the Mustard Seed Charity, so come along and support this worthy cause.  The Church is also holding an Easter Coffee Morning with an Easter Egg Tombola on April 7 at 10am.

AROUND 200 of Causeway Schools most gifted and talented students were honoured to be addressed by the highest-ranking Indian politician in the Western world.

Lord Dholakia, Deputy Leader of Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, spoke to a packed lecture theatre of students, about politics and its impact and influence for good. Afterwards, he expressed his praise for the attitude, interest and intelligence of his audience.

Lord Dholakia held his audience in rapt attention as he described how he became a politician and explained the workings of the House of Lords. He impressed upon the students how politics is a tool to do good and encouraged them to get involved.

At the end of his talk, his very engaged audience asked so many probing and intelligent questions that proceedings had to be stopped before his Lordship could answer them all.

Afterwards, Lord Dholakia commented on how impressive the students at The Causeway were and he offered them the opportunity to visit him at work in the House of Lords.

A MEETING took place last week at Shinewater Community Centre.

The great and good were all in attendance to discuss an action plan for moving forward the district.

Many subjects were discussed, including boosting the areas aspirations and communication.

Scott Brunton, who led the charge as Neighbourhood Management Officer, reminded all of what a great district we really do have.

The amenities are within easy reach and good quality and most importantly, it is clear we have a community who care. The amount of people who showed for this meeting proved that theory.

There are a number of very talented people involved in this progression and hopefully, they can all pull together to boost the reputation of Shinewater and North Langney to get relevant people and businesses interested. Meetings will attempt to be held every two months and Scott will chair the first few, until a new one is elected.

I MUST mention Bishop Bell School’s Motor Workshop. It’s situated in Birch Close and is for Years 9-11 pupils, studying for the Motor Vehicle vocational course.

The purpose of the course is to give an industry recognised qualification. Currently, the workshop is in need of cars which are fitted with ABS to supplement the cars they already have.

If you can be the driving force for this group by donating one to the workshop, call 01323 465433 or email awatson@bishopbell.co.uk. Scrap cars welcome!

STEVE HOPPER

Tel: 07799 262639

stevehopper@dvdpromotions.co.uk