DYW: Langney - December 22, 2010

HAVE you spotted any magnificent Christmas Lights in Langney or Shinewater yet? I have!

Number 55, Foxglove Road, have created a wonderful display around their home and they’re also collecting for charity.

It takes a whopping 42 plugs to keep the dream alight and the couple’s favourite piece is a snowman, aptly named ‘Snowy’.

He lives in the front garden with a bucket on his lap for donations.

All proceeds raised go towards the worthy charity of ‘Help for Heroes’.

This is close to many people and is something my business, along with many others, have supported thoughout the country since its arrival.

DVD Promotions of Langney and Shinewater recently helped boost its appeal with a promotional film, which was showed at an exhibition in London and other local companies are also spreading the word for our nation’s great heroes.

To make a donation and to see the glorious spectacle, the lights can be seen between 4.30pm and 10.30pm through-out the festive period.

Please be sensible when going to look and park your cars or stop sensibly without causing any havoc on our roads!

Now of course, you may wonder why there is no picture to go along with this story. Well, very simply, we do not place snapshots in this column.

So the only way you’re going to see those lights is by going along there yourself! Enjoy...

SOME sad news to bring you involving the football. The Blue Square Bet Premier fixture between Rushden & Diamonds and Eastbourne Borough last Saturday (December 18) was postponed after the tragic death of Diamonds’ goalkeeper Dale Roberts.

The 24-year-old England C international, whose death was announced early last week, was an immensely popular figure at the club, and fans poured into Nene Park last Wednesday to pay their respects.

Tributes were paid to Roberts by his former clubs Nottingham Forest, Eastwood Town and Alfreton Town, and clubs across the country have been sending their condolences to Rushden and Diamonds.

As a mark of respect, Diamonds’ FA Trophy replay on Tuesday night, against Eastwood, was postponed, as was Wednesday night’s FA Youth Cup tie at Hull City.

Eastbourne Borough FC agreed to a request from Diamonds to reschedule last weekend’s match. 

DO YOU want to join in on a luncheon? St Barnabas Church has one in place and is called ‘The Lunch Club’. It takes place every Wednesday at 12.30pm.

Each week, they have a home cooked dinner and a tasty sweet for afters! If you fancy staying on afterwards, a full activity programme is organised which includes trips out, visiting speakers, live music, quizzes, film afternoons and other fun!

All are welcome. Call Tracey on 07784 743030 to book a place or call Di on 01323 504672 for more information.

THE boys of Eastbourne Borough Football Club are looking forward to two matches over the next few days. First up in our stocking is a home tie against Crawley Town. This one’s at 3pm on Boxing Day (which is Sunday for those with calendars saying Boxing Day is on Monday or Tuesday!).

The second of the two games is against AFC Wimbledon away kicking off at 7.45pm on December 28. Let’s hope Santa brings us two big wins for Christmas.

DO YOU have a club or society in Langney or Shinewater that you wish to be recognised? Or perhaps you have an event that you wish to make known? Don’t hesitate to get in touch via the above contact details.

I WISH you all a very Merry Xmas and thanks to those who contribute to this column. Well done to all who help to make Langney and Shinewater the great district that it is!!