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Don't forget that all roads in and out of the village centre will be closed to vehicular traffic from about 5pm to 9pm. Here are the evenings' attractions:
LIBRARY - usual book sale and refreshments
CHURCH - luxury hot chocolate and mince pies. Crafts for all and music.
FUNFAIR - around green and village centre - CANDY FLOSS AND HOT CHESTNUTS.
CLOUDBERRY - browse through all the amazing clothes and party wear. Not forgetting their perfumes and creams. Pop in to find out about their super Christmas Giveaway.
JEFFREY'S HAIDRESSERS - several charity stalls including sale of lavender bags for St.Barnabas, Barbara Heppenstall selliing her hand made wares on behalf of Marie Curie. Plus Amazing Amanda raising money for the village boxing day buffet.
MEAT IN THE SQUARE - closed but Guiding Group will be raising funds with a lucky dip outside.
TEA IN THE SQUARE - will have hot chocolate and seasonal foods.
BIG FRY- Hot fish and chips, or a battered sausage to keep you warm on what will be a cold evening.
CO-OP - get your lucky lottery ticket here.
COOPER ADAMS - massive tombola of 100 prizes, including a new laptop from Cooper Adams, a luxury Waitrose hamper from Butts ,an amazing gift pack from Jeffreys, Large crystal bowl from Margaux David, many vouchers including - Cloudberry : Tea in the Square : Meat in the Square : The Lamb : Angmering Framing :
JUNA - Festive cheer with good company and lots of gifts to browse. Buy your Christmas tree here and get the decorations as well.
MAVERICKS - will be offering some festive cheer and welcoming customers.
BUTTS - pop in and say hello to the 'boys and girls' in the office and share a festive drink and possibly some snacks.
ANGMERING FRAMING & STITCHES -pop in for a mince pie or sausage roll, various snacks and a glass of wine or fruit juice. Browse around all the various giftware for all ages
EMPIRE ENVIRONMENT (at the back of Angmering Framing) - amazing Santa Grotto, starting at 5pm to give the little ones a chance to see S anta before bedtime.
PARISH COUNCIL - will be making melted snowman biscuits. Refreshments also available.
THE LAMB AT ANGMERING - Pop in for a glass of cheer and warm yourself by the roaring fire.
On a cold but dry evening, nearly 200 people turned out yesterday (Friday) to participate in Angmering Parish Council's ceremony of turning on the Christmas lights in The Square, tying memory tags to the wonderfully lit Christmas tree, and singing carols and listening to poems. The event was conducted by the chairman of the Council, Cllr John Oldfield.
To keep out the cold, The Lamb donated non-alcoholic mulled wine, while Meat in the Square and Tea in the Square donated sausauge rolls and mince pies respectively.
Come and hang your Memory Tag on the Christmas tree in The Square on Friday 29 November at 6.00pm and enjoy some mulled wine (non-alcoholic) and mince pies kindly donated by The Lamb pub and Tea in The Square.
Tags available from the Parish Council Office, Angmering Framing & Stitches, The Library, Meat in the Square, Tea in the Square, Big Fry, he Co-Op, Cost Cutter (Downs Way) and the Angmering Social Club.
Angmering in Bloom Report
The roundabout outside the Cala Homes Development will start on 30/10/19, this has been designed by the members of A.I.B and until it is discovered what is underneath the earth will determine what will be planted there. The subject of the lack of lighting along the pathway from the A259 entrance coming out at Rowan Way and Parsons Close was raised. Cllr. Oldfield confirmed that the APC was fully aware of the situation. It is anticipated that lighting will be installed at the time that the proposed new primary school is built in Mayflower Park however the APC will seek opportunities for earlier funding.
Cllr N H-S discussed the need for volunteers and to look at the documents from West Sussex with their ideas with maintenance and how to help the community in getting a pool of volunteers. A lengthy discussion then took place regarding past ideas. Cllr P.Bicknell suggested A5 Flyers to be handed out at future events. Cllr M.Jones then suggested getting the flyers ready to hand out on the litter pick day on 17 Nov. The APC will design flyers for this event. Cllr R.Evans then suggested we need to approach the new estates and put it on social media for their ideas and what events they would prefer to help out with. Cllr N. Hamilton-Street suggested that we offer an induction and how to support the volunteers to keep them focused and to try to have a regular team with the right training and the correct equipment and to circulate for ideas.
VE Day Event proposals
Different options were discussed from the supporting papers for the Bank Holiday on 8 May 2020. All options were discussed at length and a decision was made that the event should not be complicated and that we should focus on the significance of the day and not the ideas that the office gave. Cllr P.Bicknell suggested an educational display by the schools or a small theatre group to show the youngsters of the village about the hardships that England had. Cllr R.Evans suggested a low key event on Fletchers Field with straw bales and bring their own furniture, picnic etc. The APC Office to clarify that the church would be involved with an educational idea and to contact the schools and also Tea in the Square for their ideas. A lengthy discussion took place regarding the food that will be offered such as a hog roast and burger bars. Cllr M.Jones suggested dressing up with forties background music. Cllr A.Reigate suggested a local performer that could provide the music. Cllr N Hamilton-Street suggested contacting the pubs and local businesses and the Angmering Chorale. Action - APC Office to contact the church and local schools and businesses.
The full Minutes can be read here
The Angmering Community Centre Association has recently issued the following statement:
"As you may be aware Angmering Community Centre is run as a registered charity, The Angmering Community Centre Association. This Association has a board of Trustees, all of whom are volunteers.
We have recently elected a new Chairman and have recruited 3 new Trustees to join the existing group. but we really need some more Trustees, especially someone who will act as Treasurer. Our current Treasurer is leaving us due to work commitments.
The role of Trustee isn't onerous. We have a number of staff that undertake much of the work and we're about to employ a part time Manager. We meet every 6-8 weeks for about 2 hours at the Centre. You don't need any special talents. We are a real mixture of skills, 90% of which is a commitment to the community and common sense.
If you think you or someone you know could spare some time to ensure the Centre continues to thrive and expand its commitment to the Community then please leave your details with either Karen or Louisa in the Admin Office or email us at email@example.com and someone will be in touch."
Please note that ALL roads leading into The Square will be closed between 11.45am and 12.45pm on Sunday 10th November for the Royal British Legion's Remembrance Day Parade.
The winner of Sussex Life's 2019 Award for Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year was:
TEA IN THE SQUARE
Well done and many congratulations to Anne-Marie and Helen on their well deserved win.
A/141/19/HH - Loft conversion at 20 Arundel Road Applicant: Mr Simon Dyson.
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 November 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".
Tea in the Square will be CLOSED all day this THURSDAY (24th) as the ladies will be attending the finals of of the Sussex Life magazine's Food & Drink Hospitality Awards 2019 at the Grand Hotel in Brighton which will be held during the day. Tea in the Square are finalists in the Best Tea Shop category. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that they will win this year as it would be so thoroughly deserved. Anne-Marie and Helen and their shop have become very much part of our village community since they opened in January 2016.
Lighting along Mayflower Park
The subject of the lack of lighting along the pathway from the A259 entrance coming out at Rowan Way and Parsons Close was raised. Cllr. Oldfield confirmed that the APC was fully aware of the situation. It is anticipated that lighting will be installed at the time that the proposed new primary school is built in Mayflower Park however the APC will seek opportunities for earlier funding.
New Primary School
Regarding the location of the new primary school Cllr, Urquhart received information today from WSCC that they are waiting for some information from 106 monies from ADC. Once this is received APC will be informed of the next steps.
An application for a grant has been received from Peggy's Walk for the sum of £200 for improving and evolving the area. After discussion the sum of £IOO.OO was agreed by all councillor's present but as the APC have granted applications for Peggy's Walk in the past this would regrettably be the last time a grant could be given. An application for a grant has been received from 326 Club and Eco Garden at St Wilfrid's Catholic School for the sum of £500 for the expansion of the vegetable beds. After discussion thesum of £500.00 was agreed by all councillor's present.
Showing IDs at Tips
Cllr N Hamilton-Street asked Cllr. Urquhart about the suggestion that you now need to show ID from Sunday 1 December regarding the use of the Recycling Centre. Cllr. Urquhart advised that yes, all West Sussex residents would need to show proof that they live in the area and therefore entitled to use the Recycling Centre. This is due to a 30%+ increase in usage from outside the West Sussex area. ID can be either a Driving License, Passport, Council Tax Bill or Utility Bill.
The full Minutes can be read here
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