DOWN YOUR WAY (August 14th) - Langney

SPORT has dominated our living rooms in the past few weeks and it will now be prominent in our backyard too as Eastbourne Borough Football Club kicks off the new season f in the Blue Square South, hoping to progress into the Premier Division of non-league football. They start their campaign away to Dorchester Town on Saturday, 3pm. Then on Tuesday (August 21) at 7.45pm, they welcome Bromley to The Lane. For more information about Eastbourne Borough FC or Langney Sports Club visit You can also call 01323 766265.

SHINEWATER Fun Day is nearly here! I’m so excited! On Saturday, September 1, a host of events and activities take place between noon and 5pm. There’s a bonny baby competition, for ages 0-2, table top sales, fairground rides, a beer tent, a tug of war and a Husky display and even live music in attendance. The day will be ideally situated at Shinewater Park in Larkspur Drive and most importantly, it’s free entry! DO YOU need quality childcare? There’s some available from Crash Pad for children in the Langney district and surrounding areas. School pick-ups are available as well. From 7.45am-8.45am a breakfast club is run from Monday to Friday (£3.35 per session). The after school club is 3pm-6pm (£8.60 per session or £3.35 per hour). Transport is £3 per child. Call Flossie Hayllar, the manager on 01323 761230 for further details. You can also call 07940768906 or e-mail

ARE YOU enlisted on any of the free workshops run by Street Learning? This is an initiative run by Eastbourne Homes, which offer the chance to learn new skills in a variety of subjects without charge. If you cannot make one of the workshops which you signed up for, please make sure you call Eastbourne Homes on 01323 436436 to let them know.

BOWLS! I love a bit of skittles. But I also love the other kind which contains a white jack and some black balls. Langney Indoor Bowls Club from Langney Sports is offering four free, two-hour lessons. Call Richard on 07979307425.

LANGNEY WI’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 25, from 7.30pm. The local Women’s Institute is held at St Barnabas Church in Kingfisher Drive (next to the shopping centre) and guest speaker is John Davey. The theme is ‘Those that can do and those that can’t teach’. There will be a monthly competition and school memorabilia. Contact Val on 01323 416491 for more details.

HAVE you got a pooch? Then pop them down to Sevenoaks Road Recreational Area on Wednesday 15th August (tomorrow) between 10am-5pm. A PDSA Veterinary Nurse will be carrying out Health Checks for free. Ask the nurse for pet care advice, microchipping and nail clipping will be available and health checks will cover body condition, teeth and gums, eyes and ears, coat condition and general fitness. Visit for more info.