DYW: Langney - February 9, 2011

LANGNEY residents have been calling for a new train station. The support has been building for one to be placed at North Langney and Stone Cross. Latest figures have shown thousands of local people in our district could indeed benefit from such a proposal. All aboard for this idea?

A CHANCE to meet your local Police and Community Support fficers is heading your way. The Shinewater Neighbourhood Panel meeting takes place on February 24 at 7.30pm. The place to be is Shinewater Community Centre and by showing your faces, you’ll get the opportunity to voice your concerns and have your say on our local frontline.

WHILE all the hype now surrounds Crawley’s dramatic FA Cup run, our own Eastbourne Borough seem to be doing their running in a different direction. However, as we ogle the horizon, all is not yet lost as we continue to battle for survival in the Blue Square Premier.

Darlington are up next for the Priory Lane lads and we shall have to take a trip away to see this one. Kick off is at 3pm this Saturday (February 12).

In other related news, the ‘kids for free’ offer published in the Eastbourne Herald on Friday, December 3 (ahead of the postponed game with Gateshead) will still be valid for the forthcoming re-arranged fixture.

I ENJOYED a trip to the premiere of ‘Brighton Rock’ last week at Cineworld. Now of course, a lot of the film was actually shot in Eastbourne and I am sure I spotted our Langney on the big screen (even if it was only of the crematorium!). Can anyone clarify this information for me at all?

HOW are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? For those in need of a kick in the ‘butt’, the stop smoking drop-in clinic is in attendance at Langney Shopping Centre. Trained advisors can talk you through your options. The clinic opens 10.30am to 1pm Tuesday’s and 10.30am to noon Saturdays.

LAST week, three Year 7 students represented the Causeway School at the Eastbourne Young Engineers Challenge. This was held at St Bede’s, where they competed against 18 other schools.

The event was an economic awareness activity and the students had to start a company, establish roles and create a brand.

The students won the Mayor’s prize for teamwork and this success contributed to them winning second place overall in the challenge and a £50 cheque for the school. The Mayor addressed the audience prior to the prizegiving and said, ‘The future of the town is in your hands’.