Langney & Shinewater

THE Christmas season has begun and we’ve all started rushing around for presents and gathering our dust-cladded decorations for the loft.

I found two snow globes I’d bought 20 years ago at Langney Shopping Centre Market with my pocket money! True story.

Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for those stocking fillers every Saturday and Tuesday. Many stalls and their holders brave the chilly conditions to bring you the best goods.

TALKING of decorations, one house has started the battle of the bulbs. On the corner of a road, just off Milfoil Drive, the house lights actually went up a couple of weeks ago!

Over the weeks leading up to the annual festivities, I’ll be on the hunt for our districts most ‘tree-mendous’ house, showing they have Xmas cheer in abundance through their bright lights. Get in touch if you want Shinewater and Langney to see your Decs.

MAIDENHEAD United await Eastbourne Borough FC on Saturday. kickoff 3pm. Don’t forget to visit www.ebfc.co.uk for further information and you can also call 01323 766265 to buy tickets.

IT WAS great to see so many Christmas Fayre’s taking place last week.

On the first day of advent, St Richards Church in Etchingham Road, St Barnabas United Church in Kingfisher Drive and Bishop Bell’s Nursery all marked the beginning of December. Raffles, sales, homemade cakes and gifts amongst other activities all went on.

FOUR Year 10 pupils from Bishop Bell have been working on starting up a business in school as part of a competition called ‘Tycoon in Schools’.

The pupils decided on a Henna Tattoo stand and will be outside IT3 every day after school selling them. They cost just £5, so if your children go to the Priory Road School, get them to pop along and show their support!

WHEN was the last time you read something? (This column doesn’t count, I mean a book!). Not all words exist only on social networking sites now.

Those wonderful places known as libraries are still in operation! Why not visit your local Langney library inside the shopping centre?

Not only do they lend books out, they also have ‘Rhyme Time’ on every Tuesday from 10.15am to 10.45am. Have fun singing, playing musical instruments and learning rhymes.

Rhymetimes are for babies, toddlers and their parents or carers, with the activities organised by library staff. These events are free of charge.

The library also offers ‘Go On’ computer courses, which include basic computer skills to job hunting and understanding shopping online. For course information, www.go-on.co.uk.

To book call Library Enquiries on 0345 60 80 196. Your library is open 9.30am-5pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 9.30am -2pm on a Friday.

WITHOUT contradicting the last paragraph, Facebook do offer some useful words though. In particularly on the Shinewater and North Langney Facebook page.

Just type ‘Eastbourne Shinewater/North Langney’ in the search bar and you’ll find a host of useful information on the local area.

You’ll be able to read about local events and meetings, see photos of the district and gain details on schemes taking place to better the community. You can even post your own feedback and ideas. Just click ‘like’ whilst on the page. Don’t get left behind!

And if you have no idea how to do any of this, then fear not. Just re-read the last piece about Langney library and get yourself onto one of the computer courses!