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Angmering Events this weekend - 20th/21st July

APC Fun Dog Show
Saturday 20th July - Mayflower Park, Bramley Green (south), 11am to 4pm - Admission: Free
6 classes to enter your Doggies in, numerous children’s activities such as a bouncy castle and inflatable assault course, free face painting and balloon modelling,raffle, craft stalls and food/drink stands. Spirit FM’s DJ Stuart McGinley will be broadcasting LIVE from Mayflower Park between 11:00 – 15:00

Angmering Garage Sale Trail 2019
Sunday 21st July - All around Angmering - From 10am.
More than 30 sale locations throughout the village. Many residents will offer refreshments, home baked cakes as well as all those unique Trail Sale finds. Ssomething for everyone! View / download map here (.jpg)

19 July 2019

Bees Needs Week 2019 - Angmering Station

County Councillor Deborah Urquhart, Angmering & Findon's County Council representative, and WSCC Cabinet Member for the Environment, this afternoon (Friday) came to Angmering Station to congratulate the Friends of Angmering Station partnership on their wonderful flower displays. This also celebrated Bees Needs Week 2019 which is a week long campaign from 8-14 July by DEFRA to help raise awareness of bees and other pollinators and the highlighting of West Sussex County Council's new Pollinator Action Plan, which encourages residents to help preserve the habitats of pollinators like beetles and butterflies.

The Friends of Angmering Station is a partnership of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), station staff, Art for All, Men in Sheds and other local volunteers. Children from Georgian Gardens School, Rustington and one of their teachers and partnership chair, Deidre Carolin, who have been deeply involved with the project, were at the station today to hear Cllr Urquhart praise the children and the partnership for all their efforts. Mrs Carolin also thanked Men in Sheds for providing the substantial wooden flowerbed surround. The children were all given a bag containing WSCC information on recycling and Mini Wildflower Meadow seeds to help bees and other insects carry out the vital process of pollination. Also at the gathering was Samantha Lear, the Environment Manager at GTR and Angmering Station staff.

In congratulating the partnership on the success of the project Cllr Urquhart said: "Hopefully this could lead to the replication of gardens on other stations throughout Sussex".

12 July 2019

Events this Saturday - 6th July

Garden Party
The Tree House, Honey Lane (off High Street) - 10am - 5pm. Admission: Adults £2; Children free. In aid of Cancer United.
Art Exhibition (a selection of artwork by over 20 artists to view or buy). Tombola, licenced bar, food, drink

Angmering Village Flower and Produce Show
Pigeon House, High Street - 2pm - 4pm. Admission: Adults £1; Children 50p (Teaa/Coffee included in entry price)
View the show entries, various stalls, have a tea and scones, plants for sale, raffle, craft stall, homemade cake stall.

04 July 2019

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee Meeting on 26 June 2019

Blenheim Play Area, Bramley Green
Out of the 100 letters that the office sent out to the surrounding houses at the Blenheim Play Area, 22 were returned and a decision is now needed on what to do with the area as there was no common theme. A discussion took place. The option of a wildflower garden was discussed but A.I.B explained that it would be extremely difficult to maintain. Cllr N Hamilton-Street suggested all play equipment and fencing be removed and the area be made into a green area with seating. All present agreed that this was be best option. Tracy Lees advised that a letter would be sent to all 100 houses to make them aware of the decision and should they strongly object to let the office know by a set date..

Parish "Thank You" letters
The letter is to thank members of the public that have gone above and beyond for the Village. A card painted by a local artist and produced by the APC Office will accompany the letter. All present agreed with the wording and that the letter will be signed by the Clerk and the Chairman of Angmering Parish Council.

Volunteers List
The APC Office would like to produce a Volunteers Form for future APC Events which in turn would allow for a database of volunteers to be kept (This will be GDPR compliant). This is to be trialed at the APC Fun Dog Show.

Angmering Library Garden
Angmering In Bloom have met with Angmering Library regarding their garden with the view to create a local Community Project to plant raised borders etc. Hopefully this will raise awareness and increase the footfall to the Library as well.

VE Celebrations - May 2020
This event will commemorate the 75 years of victory in Europe, many ideas of how to celebrate were discussed. Cllr. M Jones suggested a street party on Fletchers Field, Cllr. A Evans suggested a community event that is not commercial. The Twinning Association to be advised we are considering this and to ask for any ideas. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street requested that the APC Office ask for suggestions on Facebook for ideas on what the village would like to see happen.

The full Minutes can be read here

04 July 2019

Another massive housing development in Angmering

Arun District Council this week approved a planning application for another 525 new homes in Angmering. The 33-hectare site to the east of Dappers Lane, is to be developed by Rydon Homes and Gleeson Strategic Land Ltd and includes three hectares of employment land as well as play areas and ten hectares of open space. Some 158 of the homes – 30 per cent – are stated to be "affordable".

In addition to the new homes, the work will see a roundabout built at the junction of Water Lane and the A280, improvements to the junction of the A280/Titnore Lane/A27 roundabout, and plenty of footpath and cycleway improvements.

Rydon and Gleeson have also agreed to pay approx. £7.5m in contributions for infrastructure improvements, including policing, transport, health and sport, as well as a substantial amount toward a new primary school in the south of the village.

04 July 2019

Cricket Club seeks new players

Angmering Cricket Club are seeking new players to join their Sunday side. The club play friendly fixtures in Angmering and across Sussex. All ages and abilities are welcome. Anyone interested in joining the side should contact Phil Mitchell on 07828 523409. The side have a good number of fixtures remaining that new players can be involved in:

30th June: St Peters (Away)
7th July: Old Barn (Home)
14th July: RAM Sunday XI (Home)
21st July: Moulsecoomb and District (Away)
28th July: Rudgewick (Away)
11th August: Worthing Gentlemen (Home)
1st Sept: Lewes Priory (Home)
8th Sept: Brighton and Hove Crescent (Away)
15th Sept: Zambuca Tigers (Home)
22nd Sept: Old Barn (Home)
29th Sept: Beeding and Bramber (Home)
6th October: Lancing Manor (Away)

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

28 June 2019

Angmering Planning Applications

A/76/19/HH - Raise garage roof approximately 260mm, to allow for sufficient height inside garage to convert to usable room at 43 Cumberland Road. Applicant: Mrs S Walley.

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 July 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".

20 June 2019

Notes from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Meeting on 10 June 2019

Angmering South Ward
There have been 3 applications for the 2 seats to date with the possibility of a 4th being received shortly.

Chestnut Tree House
The Council approved a grant of £300 to St Barnabas/Chestnut Tree House for its Hospice Outreach Project.

Kingston Parish Council
Angmering Parish Council refuted the claims by Kingston Parish Council to extend its northern boundary up to the A259.

The Council agreed that its website needed to be streamlined.

Further development of sites in Angmering
Meetings have been held or are to be held with Cooper-Adams and Henry Adams (respectively) and including Angmering Community Land Trust, regarding the possible future development of land in the south of Angmering: a) north of the A259 and b) south of the A259 near the A280 roundabout. (Editor's note: draft plans have been drawn up for 66 dwellings near the A280/A259 roundabout which would include 30% affordable homes. These can be viewed on APC's website under Supporting Documents of Meeting Minutes).

The full Minutes can be read here

20 June 2019

Motorcyclist dies in crash

Police are seeking witnesses after a motorcyclist died near Angmering. Just before 4.40pm on Monday (17 June) emergency services were called to the A280 Water Lane, Angmering, near to the roundabout junction with Titnore Lane, after the 30-year-old Littlehampton man riding his motorcycle east in Water Lane had come off the machine and collided with a road sign. Sadly he died at the scene. No other vehicle was involved.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the motorcycle just prior to the collision to contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101, and quoting Operation Brook.

20 June 2019

W.I.s hold joint Coffee Morning

On Saturday 1st June (10am to 12pm), Angmering Green and Angmering Village W.I.s are holding a joint Coffee Morning in Angmering Village Hall. This is to celebrate the centenary of West Sussex Federation of Women's Institutes and to show what they do as a WI, what they contribute to the local community, and what the WI does as a whole. There will be coffee/tea and cakes and activities for children. Entry is free of charge.

26 May 2019

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Meeting on 13 May 2019

Election of Chairmain and Vice-Chairman
Councillor Marsh nominated Councillor Oldfield to be Chairman. This was seconded by Councillor Jones and unanimously agreed. Councillor Harris nominated Councillor N Hamilton-Street to be ViceChairman. This was seconded by Councillor Bicknell and unanimously agreed.

Co-option of councillors to Angmering South Ward
The Chairman explained the situation as to why there are two Councillor vacancies for the South Ward. It was advised that Angmering Parish Council (APC) had received one application from a member of the public who was present at the meeting and that another one was going to be submitted however no decision would be made at this meeting as only 10 days had passed since the Elections took place and the Council would like to consider their options before making a decision at the next meeting on Monday 10 June 2019.

Chandlers' Development and loan requirement
An update on the planning application and loan requirement was given, a discussion then took place. The Chairman read the decision required: "To seek the approval of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to apply for a PWLB loan of up to £l.5m over the borrowing term of 25 years for the new Business Centre, parish offices and other community facilities. It is not intended to increase the council tax precept for the purpose of the loan repayments". Cllr. Marsh PROPOSED, and Cllr. A Evans SECONDED, all agreed.

The full Minutes can be read here

26 May2019

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

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