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Angmering Planning Applications

A/55/19/PL - Construction of 1 No. new two storey house (resubmision following A/31/19/PL). This application is a Departure from the Development Plan & affects a Public Right of Way. Land between Ashurst and Badgers, Ham Manor Way. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Jones.

A/57/19/PL - Erection of 2.5m high wire mesh security fencing with entrance gates to form a secure compound to contain a pre-fabricated GRP kiosk to house a new gas pressure regulator (governor) at Woodland Sports Field, Station Road . Applicant:  Land Services Ltd.

Observations on this/these Application(s) must be received by The Head of Planning Services, Arun District Council, The Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LF by 14 June 2019.

To see applications, plans, design statements, etc, type the Application Reference Number (such as those above) into Arun District Council's "Application Search Facility ", click on the Search button, and click on the hyperlink reference when selected application is returned - then select "Documents".

24 May 2019

Funding available for community safety projects

Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne is inviting organisations across Sussex to bid for funding of up to £5,000 to help keep Sussex safe. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for groups that provide a positive and lasting impact on the local community in Sussex.

"From organisations helping to provide homeless people with a bed for the night, to sports projects for young people, this funding is making a real difference to residents and neighbourhoods. The high number that apply each time shows organisations and community groups care about, and are committed to, keeping Sussex a safe place in which to live." says Mrs Bourne.

To qualify, projects should demonstrate how they will increase or promote safety within the local community and have a positive long-term impact. They should also be able to offer evidence to support the need for the project and show how it helps to prevent offending and reduce re-offending.

The window for applications is open until midnight on Sunday 16th June. For more information and to apply please visit:

24 May 2019

Angmering Planning Applications

A/41/19/PL - Extend existing carport structure by 3m & convert to garage. Construct porch to over front door. Grey Barn, Rectory Lane. This application affects the character and appearance of Angmering Conservation Area. This application affects the settings of a Listed Building . Applicant: Mr M Fraser.

A/49/19/PL - Single storey side extension and alterations to conservatory roof to change from glass to grey tile at 26 Pound Way. Applicant:  Mr Larry Garman.

Observations on this/these Application(s) must be received by The Head of Planning Services, Arun District Council, The Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LF by 7 June 2019.

To see applications, plans, design statements, etc, type the Application Reference Number (such as those above) into Arun District Council's "Application Search Facility ", click on the Search button, and click on the hyperlink reference when selected application is returned - then select "Documents".

16 May 2019

Anti-Social behaviour

On Monday 13 May, whilst Police Community Support Officers were out on foot patrol in Angmering Skate Park, the rider and owner of a motorcycle was given a Section 59. This allows police to give drivers a warning if they are reported to have used their vehicle in a manner causing alarm, distress or annoyance.

16 May 2019

Mr Fitzroy Somerset

It was noted with regret from an obituary in The Daily Telegraph yesterday that Mr John Fiitzroy Pechell Somerset had died on 17 March this year, aged 95.

Mr Somerset (known as Fitzroy) and his family were not only property and landowners in the parish of Angmering but he was the Patron of St Margaret's Church, as had been many of his ancestors. The Somerset family had owned Castle Goring from the mid-19thC until 2014, although Fitzroy and his family had lived at nearby Holt Farm for many years. The estates in Angmering had been purchased by the Bishopp family of Parham in 1615 and ownership descended through family lines to the Pechells, and then to the Somersets. Memorials to the Pechells and the Somersets can be found in St Margaret's Church and its churchyard.

11 May 2019

Parish Council Elections - Results

BICKNELL, Paul Andrew, 1072 votes Elected
EVANS, Alan Wyn, 818 Elected
EVANS, Rhys Mark, 805 Elected
HAMILTON-STREET, Lee, 388 Elected
HAMILTON-STREET, Nicola, 308 Elected
HARRIS, Norma Walby, 360 Elected
HILL-SMITH, Michael Frank Alfred, 281
JONES, Michael Charles, 829 Elected
MARSH, David John, 942 Elected
MOUNTAIN, Steven Charles, 279
OLDFIELD, John Edward, 299 Elected
VERRINDER, Sylvia Gladys Maude, Elected
WOODASON, Sharlan Kerry, 908 Elected

The turnout was 29.82% of the electorate.

District Council Elections - Results

BAKER, Alison Sarah, Labour Party 539 votes
BICKNELL, Paul Andrew, Conservative Party Candidate 1405 Elected
CLAYDEN, Michael John, Conservative Party Candidate 1168 Elected
COOPER, Andrew, Conservative Party Candidate 1177 Elected
DUNNING, Jean Muriel, UK Independence Party (UKIP) 450
RICHARDS, John Michael, Liberal Democrats 760
SCHLICH, George William, Liberal Democrats 680

The turnout was 32% of the electorate.

3 May 2019

Plans submitted for old Chandlers' site in Water Lane/The Square

Although not officially advertised yet, a Planning Application has now been submitted for the demolition of existing buildings (car show room, workshops and Phares Courtledge) and erection of 19 dwellings, a convenience store, a community building, public toilets and associated car parking and landscaping on the old Chandlers/BMW site. The community building is fundamentally a new Parish Council office with an upstairs meeting room and facilities, including a lift.

To see plans, go to the following site and click on the "View Documents" tab:

3 May 2019

Angmering - Really in Bloom!

Many thanks to Bill Barwell for sending me a number of lovely photos of the cherry trees at the Village Hall which he took yesterday (Thursday 25 April). A carpet of pink petals! Here are a couple which we hope you will enjoy:

What a contrast to the destruction of trees and the desolation on the A259! (see news article and photo of 2 March 2019)

26 April 2019

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Meeting on 8 April 2019

Parking in The Square
Cllr. Marsh raised the question re parking bays outside of the shops within Angmering Village centre, particularly the disabled bay. He asked why there never seems to be traffic wardens in this area. A discussion then took place with reference given to the size and location of the bays as well as the line markings being worn away. Angmering Parish Council Office (Office) will Office check if the disabled bay has been re-marked. Cllr. Cooper promised to take all the points raised back to Arun District Council (ADC) to see if anything could be done. He also stated that he understood parking was at a premium in the Village but if more people could register their concerns re the lack of parking direct with ADC this would highlight the problem to them even more.

Chandler's old site
New plans and drawings have been produced and sent out to all Councillors. Various questions including footpaths, parking, bin collections and the look for the new Parish Council Office were raised. A lengthy discussion then took place.

Fletcher's Field Play Park
It was commented that this Play Park is probably the most used park in the Village, this has been acknowledged by ADC. After the discussion it was PROPOSED by Cllr. N Hamilton-Street SECONDED by Cllr. R Evans and AGREED by ALL to request that ADC replace the play park to our specifications before APC would agree to take this over.

The full Minutes can be read here

24 April 2019

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee Meeting on 27 March 2019

BMX Event
The BMX event will take place on Sunday 1 September 2019.

The Parish Assembly
The Parish Assembly is taking place on Thursday 30 May 2019 between 18:00 - 20:00 at St. Margaret's Church Hall. A list of Clubs and Associations is being compiled in order to invite them to attend.

Angmering Fun Dog Show
The Angmering Fun Dog Show will take place on Saturday 20 July 2019 at Mayflower Park. Cllr Jones gave an overview of the event and they type of stalls and Associations that would be attending. A discussion took place regarding the charity money and who should receive it; this will be agreed at the next meeting. A budget of £3,000.00 has been given to this event. A member of the public asked if there would be an entry fee, Cllr Jones explained it was a free day for the public.

WW2 Commemortions
lnformation received from SALC regarding the events being held for the 75th Anniversary of D Day on the Thursday 6 June 2019 and the 80th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War 2 on Tuesday 3 September 2019 were discussed. Cllr Bicknell asked about the dates and was advised the dates remained fluid at present. Cllr R Evans suggested we support the D Day celebrations due to the fact that we are twinned with a liberated town via the Twinning Association. It was proposed that a gathering could take place at the War Memorial on Thursday 6 June 2019. The Office will register our interest to take part. All agreed that the Twinning Association will be invited to attend the celebration.Office.

Blenheim Play Area, Bramley Green
The state of the Play area was discussed. It is at a stage where it either needs to be removed, replaced or consider a change of use. The damage is due to wear and tear and its age. An example survey to be given to local residents was presented to committee, a lengthy discussion then took place. The Chairman advised that a consultation was previously done on all the play areas but had received low feedback and engagement from the community despite different approaches. The Chairman explained that this area was originally meant for pre-school age children and as there aren't any children of this age range in the area, we should consider different options, hence the survey to understand what local residents would like to have. The surveys will be sent out over the next couple of weeks with a return date in time for the Office next meeting at the end of May.

The Angmering Dog Walking Scheme
The possible sites for the trial of 10 Dog Bag Dispensers was discussed. The Office asked members of the public, dog walkers and local residents where they would like to see these located. The proposed sites fit a number of walkways suitable for all. Based on feedback received from other Councils the introduction of Dog Bag Dispensers showed a great reduction of dog fouling. Cllr R Evans suggested a Dog Walker could adopt a Dog Bag Dispenser of their choice and would be responsible for filling it up, this was agreed by all present. A member of the public suggested that we should look less at open spaces and more at walkways. Cllr A Evans suggested that when the bins are full that members of the public contact us. Arun District Council will be contacted to support a Söcial Media campaign on what is and what is not acceptable. The Office is hopeful that the Green Dog Walking Scheme may be able to install the 10 Dog Bag Dispensers them free of charge, the Office to chase this. After a discussion it was PROPOSED by Cllr. Jones, SECONDED by Cllr. Bicknell and AGREED by ALL that the locations for the 10 bins were correct. The 10 dispensers will be on a 6-month trial basis and if successful further bins would be considered.

The full Minutes can be read here

24 April 2019

Parish Council Elections - 2 May 2019

District Council and Parish Council Elections are being held of 2 May 2019. As far as the main part of Angmering (i.e. north of the A259) is concerned, there are 13 Candidates standing for 11 seats. The names of the candidates are as follows:

BICKNELL, Paul Andrew
EVANS, Alan Wyn
EVANS, Rhys Mark
MARSH, David
MOUNTAIN, Steven Charles
OLDFIELD, John Edward
VERRINDER, Sylvia Gladys, Maude
WOODASON, Sharlan Kerry

I was asked today whether the candidates had published anywhere the reasons for their standing for a position as parish councillor to which I replied that a number had posted their "manifestos" on the Angmeing Village Facebook page. I am aware, however, that many Angmering residents do not have and neither wish to have a Facebook account. Accordingly, I have cut and pasted (without any alterations) all the "manifestos" into a PDF document and this can be viewed here.

22 April 2019

Angmering Cricket Club prepare for 2019 season

After welcoming new players throughout 2018 and ending last season on a high with victory at Lancing Manor, Angmering Cricket Club are looking forward to the 2019 season.

The 2018 end of season awards evening in November saw the following claim awards:

The club have arranged a full fixtures schedule for 2019 with matches starting in the second half of April. The club will play a number of new sides, including Warninglid and Goring Seniors along with a trip to local side Findon. The club will also renew acquaintances with regular rivals Rodmell, Old Barn and Preston Park.

Three pre-season practice nets will be held at Arundel Castle cricket ground on Sunday 24th, Sunday 31st March and Sunday 7th April from 3pm to 4.30pm.

The club are keen to welcome new players of all ages and abilities. Anyone interested in joining the side should contact Phil Mitchell on 07828 523409.

The club would like to thank its sponsors, David O Jones sports shop, Projects Abroad, and Sussex Mobiles for their continued support.

14 March 2019

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