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School plants 100 trees

Students at The Angmering School have planted 100 trees in the school grounds, with the help of the charity Concordia. The children in year seven helped plant ten different species as part of The Conservation Volunteers’ #IDigTrees campaign. Trees planted included goat willow, hazel, hawthorn and bird cherry. Concordia said it chose to partner with the school for this project as the two already have a close working relationship.

Fiona Callender, head of volunteering at Concordia, said: “How lovely to see people for real, be outdoors and to do some conservation. We have some very happy year-seven students, who are going to look after their trees for at least for the next 5 years.

Angmering students have benefited from Concordia’s NCS programme in the past, as well as the new wellbeing programme, designed to boost self-confidence and encourage self-care.

(Article courtesy of Worthing Herald)

14 April 2021

Old Chandlers' Site - Water Lane

McCarthy & Stone have announced, through a rather patchy leaflet drop in Angmering this week, that they have purchased the old Chandlers' garage site in Water Lane and that they intend to build an 'H'-shaped complex there comprising approx 33 one and two bedroom apartments and a large retail unit with apatments above it. Apartments can be occupied by people aged 60 or over and are provided for outright sale, as well as shared ownership, rent and part rent-part buy.

Vehicle and pedestrian access to the site will be provided via the existing entrance points on Water Lane and High Street to take cars and refuse vehicles safely off the road. The proposals include a total of 38 car parking spaces, comprising 24 residential spaces, 2 spaces for Eachways and 12 for proposed retail unit.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, McCarthy & Stone are holding a consultation on their proposals in the form of a virtual exhibition which can be seen at https://mccarthyandstoneconsultation.co.uk/angmering/virtual-exhibition/

The consultation period runs until 16 April 2021 after which McCarthy & Stone will be developing a planning application for submission to Arun District Council.

8 April 2021

Planning Applications

A/37/21/HH: Ground floor re-design & all associated works at 39 East Drive.

A/45/21/HH: Single storey side extension & existing chimney to be removed at 74 Mill Road Avenue.

A/46/21/OUT: Outline application with all matters reserved for the erection of a pair of one and a half storey semi-detached dwellings with vehicular access, private amenity space & landscaping. Land on corner of Downs Way and Heathfield Avenue, East Preston.

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 April 2021.

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".

27 March 2021

Waste Recycling Sites- new booking system

In response to severe queues experienced at some sites since opening with social distancing in place, from Monday 29 March, WSCC will be trialling a booking system for attending their Waste Recycling Sites (including Littlehampton). This is a measure that a number of other councils have successfully introduced. The appointment system will:

- ensure demand is spread evenly throughout the week
- relieve congestion on local roads relieve impact on businesses and residents near our sites
- reduce queuing time for customers
-ensure that social distancing guidelines can be adhered to.

Appointments will be available at least 14 days in advance. Same day appointments are not available - they must be booked at least 24 hours before your visit. There are a limited number of appointments per day, booked on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Demand for appointments is likely to be high as the trial begins.

If you do not have an appointment, you will not be allowed onto the site.

To find out more and book an appointment, visit the WSCC booking website.

25 March 2021

Planning Applications

A/36/21/HH: Two storey side extension, single storey rear extension, single storey front extension & porch to frontincluding demolition of existing garage. 40 Palmer Road at 7 Ham Farm Cottages, West Drive.

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 10 April 2021.

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".

18 March 2021

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's remote Zoom meeting of 8 March 2021

Village Gates - Cllr. N Hamilton-Street commented that village gates had been looked into before and unfortunately APC had been advised by WSCC Highways department that there was nowhere safe in the village to put them. Cllr. Oldfield echoed what had been said and commented that this subject went back a long way and had been unsuccessful on all occasions. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street suggested that APC could investigate again as things may now have changed.

Office Relocation - The Clerk updated the committee on what had been done to date which included valuations being undertaken on the flat above the office and the office itself. The Committee Clerk had visited two potential sites with an architect to understand what was possible. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street advised that a full proposal would be drawn up for consideration by the Committee in the coming months. The Clerk finished by commenting that both potential sites were aware of this project.

Committee Structure 2021/22 - She confirmed that the changes proposed were to change the current Highways, Transport & Planning (HTP) committee to the Planning & Infrastructure (PI) committee. The current Community, Leisure, Environment & Wellbeing (CLEW) committee would see the word Environment changed to Employment. A discussion then took place regarding what each committee was responsible for. Cllr. Verrinder asked if the ‘Conservation Area’ currently sitting under Housing could be moved to a line of its own as she had concerns as this was potentially a large subject – this was agreed.

The full Minutes can be read here

18 March 2021

Planning Applications

A193/20/PL: Erection of a 1 No. 3 bedroom chalet bungalow & detached garage. This site is in CiL Zone 3 and is CILLiable as dwelling. At Ham Manor Cottage, Ham Manor Way. Readvertisement due to amended Certificate

A/24/21/PL: Erection of a temporary sales cabin with 4 parking spaces and associated landscaping. CIL Zone 1 - Thisapplication is zero rated as temporary building. Land south of Water Lane.

A/32/21/HH: Side hip to gable extension on West Elevation, a rear dormer on North Elevation, side porch on the WestElevation and 4 No. roof lights to the South Elevation. 40 Palmer Road.

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 1 April 2021.

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 March 2021

Police Report: w/e 9 March 2021

- Golfers Lane - On Monday 1st March, a shed was broken into and damaged caused to items within. Serial 1227 01/03/21.

- Station Road - On Tuesday 2nd March, fencing was damaged around the Skate Park and Graffiti sprayed on it. Serial 0760 02/03/21.

- Hornbeam Avenue - Overnight between Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th March, a black Mini Copper was broken into. Serial 0366 04/03/21.

- Verbena Drive - Overnight between Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th March, a Volkswagen Polo was broken into and items stolen. Serial 0466 04/03/21.

- Willow Wood Close - Overnight between Thursday 4th and Friday 5th March, a car port was entered and items stolen, including a tools and a Green Fuji Tahoe mountain bike. Serial 0864 05/03/21.

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact Police online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

10 March 2021

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee remote Zoom meeting of 24 February 2021

Volunteer Litter Picking - Currently there are 36 volunteers who are all willing to go out in all weathers and litter pick. The volunteers are collecting on average 20 sacks of litter a week, which is a fantastic effort. All have been issued with litter picking equipment and APC currently only have 7 litter pickers left however the recent sponsorship from Cala Homes of £600 will allow us to buy 40 more plus other sponsorship is being sourced to enable APC to purchase other items such high vis volunteer tabards. APC will continue you advertise for volunteers via social media, word of mouth and in the All About Angmering magazine, the aim is to have enough litter picking volunteers to cover the entire village.

Heras fencing at Skatebowl and BMX track - Cllr. Reigate talked through the supporting papers, what was needed and how the erection of the fencing came about due to emergency measures. A discussion took place on why it was needed and the length of time it needed to stay up. After discussion it was agreed that the decision to put up the fencing was ratified and that it would be removed when APC were advised it was safe to do so by the Government.

The full Minutes can be read here

6 March 2021

Planning Applications

A/28/21/HH: Single storey side extension at 54 Heathfield Avenue, East Preston

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 25 March 2021.

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 March 2021

New view of St Margaret's

Now that the trees screening the east side of St Margaret's churchyard have been cut down, you can get a view of the church from Station Road. Here's a photo taken this morning from the Village Hall carpark on a beautiful sunny but really cold day.

12 February 2021

Archaeological excavations commence (2)

Further to our article on 12 February (below), we have received this really helpful additional information from Thames Valley Archaeological Services:

"As you are probably aware, we only started the excavation last week, and progress has been rather slow largely due to the weather.

However, we have uncovered a number of archaeological features already, including ditches, gullies, pits and post-holes. These have not been dated accurately yet, but the large amount of pottery we have already recovered suggests at least two phases of occupation, in the prehistoric and Roman periods.

Under normal circumstances we would welcome interested visitors to the site, and we usually arrange for an 'open day'. We have also invited volunteer diggers from local archaeological sites to assist us in the past. Unfortunately, the present Covid restrictions have made this impossible for a number of reasons. However, we are expecting the project to continue until the end of March at the earliest, and there is a possibility that some Covid restrictions may be eased by the time we have done most of our digging. If this is the case, we may be able to offer a tour of the site to limited numbers of people, with appropriate Covid measures in place. "

12 February 2021

Parish Council close skate bowl and BMX track

Angmering Parish Council closed the skate bowl and BMX track yesterday (Tuesday) and have issued the following statement:

" On advice from Arun District Council, local COVID Marshalls and with reports of continued use by large groups despite the government guidelines regarding social distancing and exercise rules, we have taken the decision to close the skate bowl and BMX track at Mayflower Park. They will remain closed until restrictions have been lifted. We appreciate that many people will be disappointed but our main aims are to keep people safe and adhere to government guidelines."

Despite fencing being erected around the facilities and a prominent notice of closure being displayed, youths were still finding ways to get past the fencing this evening (Wednesday) and use the skate bowl.

10 February 2021

Archaeological excavations commence (1)

This week, developers Barratt David Wilson Homes received the final go-ahead to build 175 homes on land south of Water Lane. Arun District Council gave permission for the development to proceed despite opposition from Angmering Parish Council, the South Downs National Park, Campaign to Protect Rural England and some 201 residents.

In the meantime, on Monday this week, machines were brought in on large low loaders to undertake archaeological excavations in the field north of The Spotted Cow PH where most of the new houses will be built. It is understood that, based on some previous trial trenching in which there was evidence of Bronze Age and Roman activity, the whole surface of the field will be removed to a depth of 60cm (2ft). Where there are finds at that stage, a team of archaeologists from Thames Valley Archaeological Services will move in to probe deeper.

When the Angmering by-pass route was excavated in 2001, the Water Lane site showed evidence of a Middle Bronze Age settlement (C. 1700 BC) and finds included ditches, post holes, pottery fragments, burned flints, and an indication of a cremation. A little further south, the Ecclesden site showed evidence of settlements in the Mid-to-Late Bronze Age (C.1500 BC), Iron Age (C. 750 BC to 0 BC), and a Saxon inhabitation (C. 450 AD to 800AD). Similar items were found on this site but part of a copper alloy broach, possibly Late Bronze Age, was also discovered.

4 February 2021

Vehicle crime in Angmering

Sussex Police have today issued the following statement:

"We have received numerous reports of theft from vehicles in the Angmering area overnight between the 26 and 27 January.

We are appealing for local residents to check any CCTV / RING doorbell / Dashcams for evidence of suspicious behaviour during the course of the night from 10pm to 6am. Please be assured that we are continuing with increased patrols in the area and our team will be conducting house to house enquiries in due course.

Remember: Don't leave anything in your car - if it's not there, then it can't be stolen. Thieves aren't picky, so don't leave even low-value items in your car including loose change. Always ensure your vehicle is locked when you leave it. Often thieves will smash and grab first and look later to see if what they've stolen is valuable. Former car thieves say it takes less than 20 seconds to search your vehicle. Don't hide it - if you hide items under the seat or in the glove box, chances are someone will have watched you. If you have something of value, don't leave it in the car, take it with you.

We would urge members of the public who witness any suspicious activity to contact us straight away. If you have any information that could assist us with our enquiries then please contact us on 101 or online.

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about these vehicle crimes please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org "

28 January 2021

Medical Centre receives Vaccine Recognition Certificate

Yesterday morning (Saturday 23rd), our Member of Parliament, Andrew Griffith presented a Community Champion certificate to Angmering Medical Centre in recognition of going above and beyond for our community during the Coronavirus crisis. Mr Griffith said: "It was great to see the team from Angmering Medical Centre and so many volunteers at work delivering the vaccine at the brilliant Angmering Community Centre this morning. On behalf of grateful residents I was pleased to present them with a Covid Community Champion's award."

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Lead by Dr Jeremy Mayhew, the clinical director of the Angmering Medical Centre (AMC) / Coppice / Fitzalan primary care network, the network became one of the first GP hubs to commence vaccinations - on 14 December - and has already performed many thousand jabs. In the photo above, Dr Mayhew is seen on the left, Mr Griffith on the right, and Dr Martina Houska (senior partner of the AMC/Coppice practice) is seen next to Mr Griffith holding the certificate.

The network has received countless compliments in the way it has been performing the vaccinations at the Angmering Medical Centre and now at the Angmering Community Centre. Moving to the Community Centre for the next few months allows the network to substantialy increase the number of vaccinations it is able to provide.

24 January 2021

Planning Applications

A/193/20/PL: Erection of a 1 No. 3 bedroom chalet bungalow & detached garage. This site is in CiL Zone 3 and is CIL Liable as dwelling. Ham Manor Cottage, Ham Manor Way.

A/3/21/PL: Erection of a 74-bed care home (C2 residential institution) with car parking, landscaped gardens & accessfrom Roundstone Lane. (resubmission following A/9/19/PL). This site is in CIL Zone 2 (Zero Rated) as other development. Pound Place, Roundstone 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 18 February 2021.

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 January 2021

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Zoom meeting of 11 January 2021

Parish Precept 2021/2022 - Cllr. N Hamilton-Street explained that the precept for 2021/2022 needed to be discussed and formally agreed at tonight’s meeting and asked if there were any questions – none were asked. RESOLUTION: Cllr. Jones PROPOSED that the precept be set at 0% for 2021/2022, Cllr. Marsh SECONDED, and ALL AGREED.

The full Minutes can be read here

24 January 2021

A cold and frosty morning!

Thanks to Bill Barwell for these photos of Fletcher's Field this morning (Saturday) and robin.

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09 January 2021

Vaccinations' update

The Littlehampton Gazette has today reported that in the week commencing 14 December, 970 vaccines were administered at the Angmering Medical Centre on patients (over 80s) and some health and care staff, as well as 300 jabs in care homes. Those given the vaccine were within the Centre's primary care network, consisting of the Angmering Medical Centre itself, the Coppice Surgery, and the Fitzalan Medical Group.

In a move to accelerate vaccination implementation, Dr Jeremy Mayhew, the clinical director of the primary care network, said that plans are being finalised to move the vaccination centre to the spacious Angmering Community Centre which is being little used due to the Covid-19 crisis. He said this would allow staff to double the number of vaccines taking place each week to 2,000. He is hopeful they will be able to see the group’s network of around 10,000 vulnerable people in the next couple of months.

Patients are again being asked not call their surgery but wait to be contacted when it is their turn which follows the Government's published priority list.

Angmering Community Centre has subsequently intimated to hirers that, as a result of the spread of the disease and the Centre being used as a local vaccination point, its Trustees have decided to close the Centre's doors to normal activities until further notice. It is envisaged that the Centre may well be used during the mass vaccination programme for up to 10 hours a day and possibly 7 days per week.

5 January 2021

Shutdown Latest

Big Fry in The Square has announced that after this evening's (Tuesday) service, it will be temporarily closing down to ensure the safety of their staff and their families. They will reopen when it is safe to do so.

5 January 2021

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