DYW: Langney - February 2, 2011

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A BUSINESSS networking group run by Eastbourne’s premier football club continues to thrive with more than 60 attending its January meeting. Local businessmen and women, representing both small firms and large multinationals, turned out at Priory Lane stadium’s large clubhouse for the Borough Means Business meeting on January 19.

Guest speaker Paul Maynard, from the football club’s solicitors Gaby Hardwicke, gave a fascinating insight into his role. He also outlined to the membership how to become shareholders in the football club, which continues to ply its trade at the highest level of non-league football.

Borough Means Business’s 2011 membership is now 110, more than 60 of whom regularly attend the business lunches. For more information on the club contact Lorna Gosling or James Hopkins on 01323 766265, option 3.

The next Borough Means Business event is Wednesday February 16 at midday. It’s not just football which has been attracting local business people down to Eastbourne Borough.

BOROUGH’S networking club also invited 15 teams of four from firms across the town to take part in an indoor bowls tournament at Langney Sports Club. Sponsored by ECF Accident Repair Centre, the event was won by a team from Reid Briggs Insurance Brokers, calling themselves Battered by Steph.

The Allstars, comprising of Aarans Solicitors, the Move Team and CN Creative, were runners-up while Gradient Surveyors took the Plate competition.

Borough Means Business strives to diversify its events for its members and this bowls tournament, accompanied by a serving of fish and chips from a local chip shop, proved a great new quirky event enjoyed by all.

IN FACT keeping with the Priory Lane theme, Eastbourne Borough FC’s match against Wrexham has in fact been postponed.

The game was due to take place at 3pm on February 5 (this Saturday) away from home but instead we can relax in our own surroundings as Guiseley will be visiting us in the FA Trophy 3rd Round. This will also take place at 3pm on Saturday.

THE CAUSEWAY School has received some brilliant news in the last couple of weeks. It was excellent to hear one of our local schools has been recognised as the fifth most improved school nationally over the past three years. Well done!

Causeway has an informal gathering tonight, (January 2) at The Farm in Friday Street, 6.30pm. They’re keen to meet other parents with ideas as to how they can be more involved with the school.

Ideas so far have included driving the minibus for sports fixtures, parent mentors, social functions, volunteers and support for Year 7 parents with the transition from primary to secondary School.

Go along for a drink and a chat!

Pathways to Success students are pleased to announce the completion of the Milfoil Drive Memorial Garden in Shinewater.

Parker Building Supplies kindly donated over £300 of materials.

Help also came from East Sussex Probation Service, who supplied a team of fantastic workers and with local builder, Eddie, built the students’ design.

Pathways to Success students will plant rose bushes in the spring to create a beautiful area for the community.

The Year 9 parents’ evening takes place tomorrow (Thursday) and the Year 11s will no doubt be looking forward to their prom fair which is on Wednesday February 16.

MOVING on to yet another high achieving school in our area, Bishop Bell has been praised by councillor David Elkin, lead member of learning and schools effectiveness.

After the Ofsted report, he has stated how impressed he was regarding the outstanding progress the school has made.