Down Your Way: Langney & Shinewater

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ST RICHARD’S Church in Etchingham Road holds its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 1,10am and 12.15pm. There is a grand draw, tombola and lots of games and competitions. Do go along and join the fun. Teas, coffees and mince pies will also be available.

DON’T forget the St Barnabas Fayre in Kingfisher Drive will also be on, so make sure you see both. This one is from 10am to 12.30pm. Their offerings include bric-a-brac, greetings cards, homemade cakes and various other stalls.

THE latest Langney Area Panel meeting is this Thursday (November 29). The group meets the last Thursday of every month to discuss ways to improve the area and contributes funds to various projects and schemes as well.

Thanks to these funds, workshops have been able to take place, clubs provided with equipment, maintenance work has been carried out and lots more. The meeting is at Langney Resource Centre in Etchingham Road, - opposite the shops and Langney Village Hall. Casual chat starts 5pm with the chance to nibble on some scrummy cake or biscuits with a coffee or tea. The real business starts at 6pm. If you want your district to become the best it can then pop along. It maybe that you have ideas you want to share of your own.

TAI CHI takes place at EBFC in Priory Lane every Thursday. The eastern low impact martial art is a great way of getting gentle healthy exercise and is brilliant for the retired. The class starts at 9.15am.

Eyes down! Bingo is back at Langney Sports, every Sunday from 7.30pm.

Did’s General Knowledge Quiz will pit your wits once again on Saturday, December 1, from 8pm. And every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm, if you like your card games, you’ll be well suited to Texas Hold ‘Em Poker.

EASTBOURNE Borough Football Club won’t be able to participate in these activities at the Lane as they’ll be preparing for the match away to Bath City. This kicks-off on Saturday at 3pm. Visit for more on the club or events. Call 01323 766265 if you prefer.

THE Shinewater Shaftesbury Centre is here to help! That’s the message being delivered on a daily basis from those who run the helpful service in Milfoil Drive.

If you’re having problems with debt, benefits, community issues or housing matters drop in and discuss how to find a way forward.

You can also gain guidance and advice regarding relationship and family issues, writing of important letters and filling out forms along with a variety of other problems. Hopefully, by alleviating these, you will achieve a better way of life.

The centre is a safe place to visit to enable you to work through your worries. It’s ideal, even just as place of solace for a cup of tea and a chat. Information can also be sought on many different social clubs and local services.

Call into the centre, visit YouTube and type in ‘Shinewater Shaftesbury Centre’ to see video footage. Call them on 01323 760654 or e-mail