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Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee remote Zoom meeting of 26 August 2020

Allotments - community plot - Cllr. Reigate gave an overview of the plot APC have been given and the initial works involved in preparing the area i.e. clearance of the overgrown areas. Cllr. Reigate confirmed the cost of the plot for the year was £25.00 and would be paid for by APC. From the initial message put out to ask for volunteers six members for the public have already expressed an interested in getting involved.

Blenheim Play Park re-design - Tracy Lees suggested dropping a flyer to all houses surrounding Blenheim Play Park advising what was going to happen and giving a time line. All agreed this was a good idea. Action: Design flyer and distribute to the local residents.

Remembrance Sunday - It was agreed that while it is still unknown if this event can take place as planned or in a scaled back version APC would apply for the road closure license. It is better to have it in place and not used than be too late to apply if the event can take place.

Mayflower Park Improvement - Cllr. N Hamilton-Streetsuggested setting up a working group to look at what would work in the space, what could be considered etc. Agreement was expressed by all present.

The full Minutes can be read here

3 September 2020

Planning Applications

A/121/20/PL: SVariation of condition 2-plans condition following A/177/19/PL for revised 'Proposed Site Layout Plan-BlockPlan, Proposed Ground Floor Plan, Proposed First Floor Plan, Proposed Elevation Sheet 1, ProposedElevation Sheet 2, Drainage Layout, Birds Eye View, Perspective View Looking North East and PerspectiveView Looking West. The Vinery, Arundel Road, Poling.

A/131/20/PL: New outdoor climbing area, kiosk, briefing room & net gain of 31 No. car parking spaces. This site is in CILZone 3 (Zero Rated) as 'other development'. Rustington Golf Centre, Golfers Lane.

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 24 September 2020.

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".

3 September 2020

Online Exhibition by Camera Club

In recent years, the Angmering Camera Club has held an Annual Exhibition of their work in September in the Angmering Community Centre. However, this year, due to the pandemic, the Club has created a Virtual Exhibition on their website. The link below will take you to the Exhibition pages but while you're there do explore the rest of the site. The Club caters for all levels of ability and will welcome new members. Further details are available on their website at:

https://www.angmeringcameraclub.co.uk/section783681.html

31 August 2020

Planning Applications

A/118/20/HH: Single storey rear infill extension and first floor rear extension at 8 The Cottrells.

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 11 September 2020.

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".

23 August 2020

Micro-pub & coffee shop to open this weekend

The Resourceful Squirrel, located in The Square at the foot of the High Street, will officially open this Saturday, 15th August, at 11:00 for hot drinks and soft drinks - and from 14:00 for cask ales, a selection of wines, bottled beers, ciders & stouts. They will also be offering a takeout service for coffees, cask ales, and soft drinks. They have permission for outdoor seating, so can seat guests inside and out, while maintaining and adhering to social distancing rules.

Opening times are as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 - 22:00 (alcohol served from 16:00)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11:00 - 22:00 (alcohol served from 14:00)
Monday - Closed

13 August 2020

Felling of churchyard trees

Back in July 2018, St Margaret's Church was given permission by Arun District Council to fell 45 western red cedar trees which were situated in the churchyard lining Black Ditch. A resident of The Thatchway had challenged the planned removal of the trees and had hoped that, as nothing had been done for 2 years, the Church may have abandoned the trees' removal. However, in the last few weeks, felling has been in progress.

The Church explained they were doing the work now because August was the only month when the close-by Village Hall was not in use and when it is not nesting season, and last August negotiations with Angmering Parish Council and planners were still underway. The felling will conclude by the end of the month and a fence will be erected two metres from the adjacent stream (Black Ditch). A hedgerow will be planted in the autumn to act as a barrier between the churchyard and the stream and encourage wildlife to return.

12 August 2020

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee remote Zoom meeting of 29 July 2020

Overgrown trees & shrubs - The Representatives from AIB raised the subject of overgrown trees, shrubs, hedges and verges around the village and asked if there was a program of works to make sure these areas were properly maintained. The Clerk explained what was already in place including the regular daily rounds that APCs grounds man undertakes and that he will bring anything that needs attention to the APC office. Particular mention was given to the trees in Bramley Green and the program already in place to look after them.

Dog waste bin at Lloyd-Goring Close - there would be no cost to APC i.e. the bin, its installation and the emptying of it will be paid for by ADC. After discussion it was agreed by all that this bin should be installed.

Allotments - community plot - Cllr. Reigate confirmed that APC could have a Community Plot but were presently number six on the waiting list. Nothing can be confirmed but hopefully we should hear something around November time when the plots come up for renewal.

Tree Planting - A259 Cycle Path - The Committee Clerk advised the committee that it would still be possible to plant trees in this area at a cost of £150.00 each, however a decision is needed soon as the trees should be planted in the winter months. It is thought that between eight to nine trees would be needed for this area. A possible adopt a tree scheme through WSCC was brought up, at a cost of £150 per tree. The Clerk commented that more information needed to be sought and would report back once APC had more information regarding the options open to them.

Blenheim Play Park re-design - The Clerk confirmed that the PO had now been sent over to the supplier which in turn would start the project. APC will work closely with the supplier to bring the project in on time and take advice on the best way to celebrate the opening and keep the residents informed re the works needed.

Mayflower Park - The Clerk commented that it had been identified that an extra litter bin would be of benefit in this area. After checking with ADC they have agreed to supply and fit one free of charge. The bin will be emptied by the APC grounds man during his usual rounds. In general littering seems to be getting better in this area but the APC office and grounds man will keep a close eye on this. The Clerk confirmed that no more reports on antisocial have been received from the PSCO and that she continues to patrol the area.

The full Minutes can be read here

12 August 2020

Planning Applications

A/97/20/HH: Single storey side extension, extension to front porch and addition of a rear dormer and exterior cladding. Downsview, Littlehampton Road.

A/109/20/RES: Approval of reserved matters following outline consent A/99/17/OUT for 175 No dwellings & associated infrastructure. This application may affect the setting of a listed building, may affect the character &appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area & falls within Strategic Site SD9, CIL Zone 1 (Zero Rated). Land South of Water Lane.

A/114/20/PL: New Net Adventure area together with entrance kiosk, store, seating area & fencing. This application falls in CIL Zone 3 (Zero Rated) as 'other development'. Rustington Golf Centre, Golfers Lane

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 4 September 2020.

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".

12 August 2020

Cow Lane improvements

Angmering Parish Council is to be given £55,443 to renovate Cow Lane – the ancient footpath which was once the main road from the eastern villages into Angmering. The sunken lane, which runs west parallel to the A280 (Angmering bypass), is prone to surface water flooding in heavy rain. The money, from West Sussex County Council's Operation Watershed Active Communities Fund, will fund drainage works that are part of a larger scheme to improve the footpath, which includes resurfacing the lane.

6 August 2020

Planning Applications

A/107/20/PL: Variation of condition 4 imposed under A/154/17/PL relating to hours of operation. The Vinery, Arundel Road (A27).

A/110/20/RES: Approval of reserved matters following A/99/17/OUT for the Bridge over the Black Ditch providing access to the approved development. This application may affect the setting of listed buildings, may affect the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area & falls within Strategic Site SD9, CIL Zone 1(Zero Rated). Land South of Water Lane.

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 27 August 2020.

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".

6 August 2020

Tea in the Square - another award

Congratulations to Tea in the Square who have been awarded their 4th Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence (now called a Travellers' Choice winner). Every year Tripadvisor pulls together all the reviews, ratings, and saves that travellers share from across the globe — and use that info to spotlight the very best. This puts Tea in the Square us in the top 10% of the restaurants category in the world, as well as being the current holders of Sussex Life Magazine's ‘Tea shop of the Year’ 2019/20.

Tea in the Square commented: "We are so super proud of what we have achieved as a team in the four and a half years we have been in Angmering but above all we are so very grateful to our loyal and faithful customers who support us and have put us where we are. The past few months have been very difficult for everyone, but from the minute we reopened our doors.... there you all were, supporting us and all the other small businesses in the village, buying local and helping us all make a living and stay open!".

6 August 2020

A259 dualling to recommence

After legal issues caused delays, the A259 dualling in Angmering and Littlehampton is set to re-start. Preparation work in Angmering was paused while a public inquiry into a Compulsory Purchase Order was held and a decision published. The Secretary of State confirmed West Sussex County Council had satisfactorily responded to objections raised, so the scheme can progress. Preparation work is set to re-start on 10 August. It will initially include tree and vegetation clearance, utilities work and archaeological evaluations between the A280 roundabout and Station Road in Angmering. The same works will also begin between Highdown Drive and the Body Shop roundabout in Littlehampton.

The Angmering section of the works runs from the Station Road roundabout to the A280 roundabout including the Roundstone roundabout. This will feature a new cycling and pedestrian route to the south, separated from the main carriageway by a verge. The existing controlled crossing connecting Angmering School and Downs Way will be upgraded to a Toucan crossing. New Toucan crossings will be provided near to Haskins and adjacent to the Station Road footbridge. Right turns across the carriageway, such as at Haskins, will be closed. The main part of the construction work is likely to start in the autumn and will widen the road to create dual carriageways in the current single-lane stretches along the Angmering section.

As well as benefits for motorised traffic, there will be a new pedestrian and cycle route on the south side of the improved road. Much of this will be segregated from the road by a grass verge. It is intended that this will improve access to local facilities for walkers and cyclists. Additionally, people will be encouraged to use the new footpath and cycle way to make local trips without using their car.

None of the trees being cleared are subject to Tree Preservation Orders and an ecologist will be on hand throughout the works to ensure any nesting birds are not disturbed. There will be a replanting scheme at the end of the project.

21 July 2020

APC Shop Local Scheme

18 July 2020

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council Virtual meeting of 13 July 2020

Chandler's Site - The Clerk updated the committee on the current situation. An informal meeting is due to take place in the coming weeks regarding the site and the Clerk will report back when more is known.

Community Grants - An application for a grant has been received from Arun Community Transport for the sum of £500-£750. A discussion then took place regarding the application. After discussion it was agreed by all that a grant of £500 should be given.

The full Minutes can be read here

18 July 2020

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