Langney

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Langney
Population 10,706 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid reference TQ626029
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EASTBOURNE
Postcode district BN23
Dialling code 01323
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
East Sussex

Langney is a distinct part of Eastbourne, East Sussex and is on the eastern side of the popular seaside resort. The original village and priory have now been amalgamated with the main town of Eastbourne, and Langney was identified as a single self-contained polling ward within the borough of Eastbourne until 2002. Since the boundary changes of 2002 the Langney village became part of St. Anthony's ward, Langney point became part of Sovereign ward and the remaining northern part of Langney became the new Langney ward. The new Langney ward is currently held by the Liberal Democrats and represented by Cllrs Harun Miah, Alan Shuttleworth and Troy Tester at Eastbourne Borough Council and Cllr Alan Shuttleworth at East Sussex County Council. Langney has grown in recent years (especially since 1970) and is contiguous to Langney Point, which mainly comprises newer properties built on shingle. These properties extend down to the English Channel and the original Eastbourne "Promenade" has been extended eastwards to Langney Point. North of old Langney Village is naturally known as "North Langney" which, once again, consists mainly of newer housing, but there are a few older properties which have seen a considerable change to the local landscape from farmland to suburbia.

Langney Shopping Centre

Langney also has a popular shopping centre (built in 1973)—including small branches of Tesco and Boots—and has nine schools within its boundaries, the Bishop Bell Church Of England School, the Causeway School, Langney Primary School, Tollgate Community Junior School, West Rise Community Infant School, West Rise Junior School, Shinewater Primary School, the Haven Voluntary Aided C E Methodist Primary School and Hazel Court Special School.

Langney is mostly made up of housing estate, the main housing estates in Langney are Langney Estate, Kingsmere & Kings Park Estate, Painters Estate, the Birds Estate and Shinewater Estate.

Langney Sports Club provides a centre for archery, snooker and darts as well as two controversial bars, known for their "stubborn" staff, according to the Eastbourne Herald. Adjacent to Langney Sports Club is the home ground of Eastbourne Borough, the largest football team in the town of Eastbourne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eastbourne Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Langney at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°48′06″N 0°18′53″E / 50.80154°N 0.31483°E / 50.80154; 0.31483