LET’S salute Rebecca Conroy and her team.

She is the woman who has finally led East Sussex College from the struggling position it has been in for far too many years.

Eastbourne needs a thriving and successful college for our young people – and now we have one again.

OFSTED has been in for a very full inspection and judged that the college provision is Good.

That is massive news for Eastbourne. Far too many of our young people have been forced to study in Bexhill or Brighton because East Sussex College has not been able to offer what they want.

The OFSTED Good is so important for the college, and Rebecca has brought about that change since her arrival in charge.

Well done Rebecca and everyone at the college!

Next onto Langney Shopping Centre, and what a revival it is undertaking too.

New shops galore, and now we even have a new car showroom coming in April.

I recently went to meet Ben Smith, the Sales Director at MG Seaford, and it’s exciting that it will be opening in Langney in March.

The shopping centre really is taking off – with the added attraction of free parking, which is so important to so many.

Back here at Bournefree, we’ve had a top month, and we particularly enjoyed putting together our eight-page Food and Drink pull-out inside.

Looking forward, we may well do one special Feature like this each month – and it’s a great opportunity to advertise and promote your business.

Don’t forget to log onto our website daily – it’s full of news, features, and some great opinions from YOU the readers.

Stories on the bin strike in particular attracted comments galore, and that’s how it should be because people will react to issues they care about.

Thankfully, the bin strike is over, it was generating far too much negative publicity for our great town.

Onwards and upwards, spring is coming, and hopefully the virus is easing. We can but hope…

This Editor’s column appears in the February edition of Bournefree.