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Information Board to record church's history

Angmering in Bloom (AIB) have produced an Information Board, to be erected in St Nicholas' Gardens, which describes the history of the Saxon Church which once stood there, and the archaeological dig in 2015 which exposed the Church's foundations. Many villagers, including children, were involved with that project.

The Information Board will be officially unveiled on Wednesday 11 August at 10.00am in St Nicholas' Gardens which are accessible from entrances behind The Lamb and the Library. Members of the public are invited to come along to the unveiling.

AIB will be joined by a team from the Worthing Archaeological Society headed by Amie Friend who led the 2015 excavation, who will give a short talk and answer any questions. Some artefacts will be on display from both St Nicholas Gardens' and various digs undertaken in the Worthing area.

31 July 2021

Planning Applications

A/148/21/T: Removal of 6 No. Conifers on western border of garden of Orchard Cottage in Ham Manor Close

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 19 August 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".

31 July 2021

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's meeting of 19 July 2021

Bramley Green benches - A member of the public asked about extra benches in Bramley Green, particularly in the western area. The Chair stated that the office team would look into grants for this and would look at the specified locations. The chair also stated that the sculpture due to be put on the green by the Community Centre was also a bench.

Overgrown Vegetation - Cllr. Jones commented that there was some overgrown vegetation on the walkway from Rowan Way into Mayflower Park. The Chair advised Cllr. Jones to report this via the Love West Sussex App as it is WSCC land.

Angmering Revealed (to be held 25 September outside Community Centre)- The Chair explained the discussions that were had at CLEW regarding the new event. She stated that it was also an event to reveal the sculpture that was designed by The Angmering School and the Artswork project. It is suggested that a budget of £2,500 (from events budget) be used for this event. The Chair stated that grants had been applied for to cover the spending on this event and this budget was in place as a contingency in case of the grants not coming through.

Community Grant Applications - 1) Lavinia Norfolk Centre, Angmering School - £750. The full grant was proposed by Cllr. Reigate and seconded by Cllr. Jones. 7 agreed. 2 Abstentions due to non-pecuniary interest in the item. Grant awarded. 2) St Barnabas Hospices, St Barnabas House - £250 The full grant was proposed by Cllr. Jones and seconded by Cllr. Oldfield 8 agreed. 1 Abstentions due to non-pecuniary interest in the item. Grant awarded. 3) Angmering Village Preschool - £500-£750. £500 was proposed by Cllr. R Evans and seconded by Cllr. Marsh 8 agreed. 1 abstention due to non-pecuniary interest in the item. Grant awarded

The full Minutes can be read here

24 July 2021

Planning Applications

A/101/21/HH: Erection of single storey front/side porch extension.75 Ashurst Way

A/126/21/L: Listed building consent to replace 25 No. windows and external rear doors to match existing. Garden House, High Street.

A/129/21/PL: Erection of 191 new homes in a mix of 1 to 4 bedroom dwellings and 1 bedroom apartments, with associated landscaping, parking, open space, play areas, construction of a new access from Golfers Lane, and all other associated works. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan & is in CIL Zone 3 and is CIL Liable as new dwellings.Rustington Golf Centre, Golfers Lane.

A/138/21/L: Listed building consent for repositioning of the Golf Clubs main Bar and repositioning of modern timber stud wall to Snooker Room, exposure of fireplace and door opening works and the sealing up of 2 doors (former bar door opening & former door opening into the bar seating area). Ham Manor Golf Club, 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 12 August 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 July 2021

Police Report w/e 7 July

- Acorn Close - Overnight between Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July, a residential garage was broken into and a vehicle entered. Serial 0300 01/07/21

- Greenwood Drive - Overnight between Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July, a vehicle was entered and a search made inside. Serial 0125 02/07/21

- Carina Drive - Overnight between Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd July, a vehicle was broken into and a briefcase stolen. Serial 0261 02/07/21

8 July 2021

Further traffic delays through Angmering

Power On Connections have been notifying village traders that they will be installing 2-way traffic lights through the village for an estimated period of 12 weeks commencing Monday 26 July. They will be digging up the carriageway or footpaths to lay a new power cable from Water Lane to North Drive no doubt to serve the new developments south and north of Water Lane.

They state their aim is "to accommodate residents and business at all times during this period and we shall make every effort to liase (sic) with owners prior to our works commencing in order to gain a full understanding of the access/egress requirements".

2 July 2021

Covid vaccinations

More than 1300 people had a Covid vaccination last weekend at the walk or "Grab-a-jab" sessions at Angmering Community Centre. There will be another walk-in clinic at the Community Centre this Saturday (July 3), from 9am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 5pm.

It is not necessary to be registered with any particular surgery to get a vaccination at these walk-in clinics. Any adult who needs their first dose can have one, and people can have their second dose if it has been eight weeks since their first vaccination.

30 June 2021

Arun Greenwaste Club Collections

Greenwaste/Biffa has issued the following news statement:

"We are sorry to announce the suspension of all garden waste collections due on or after the 21st June 2021. The disruption is due to the current nationwide shortage of lorry drivers which is affecting many local authority waste collection services. We have tried our best to maintain a service to you but unfortunately we now have no other option but to suspend the garden waste service to prioritise core collections. Our aim is to resume services from Monday 5th July, meaning each customer will miss only 1 collection. Please continue to visit our News page on our website or our Facebook Page for further updates. For customers affected, please present up to 3 x open black sacks of garden waste next your bin on your next scheduled collection after 5th July."

Roger Edwards, Managing Director of Biffa added: “We apologise for the inconvenience caused to customers due to the temporary suspension of our Green Waste Club service. Frustratingly, this is due to the well-documented wider national shortage of HGV drivers that was caused in particular by the lack of training and testing during the pandemic. We are currently training new drivers so that they are able to carry out the Green Waste Club service, as well as taking positive steps to attract and recruit drivers. We are doing everything we can to restart collections from 5th July. Once the service has resumed, we will collect up to three extra bags of garden waste per customer for the next 2 collections to compensate for missed collections."

Notwithstanding the foregoing comments from Greenwaste/Biffa, and to confuse matters, Arun District Council has put the following statement on its own website:

"Our Green Waste Club collection services have been disrupted due to the current nationwide shortage of LGV drivers. We would like to sincerely apologise for the disruption caused to customers. We are working with our contractor Biffa to get services back on track as soon as possible. All customers should continue to put their bin out ready for collection."

27 June 2021

Planning Applications

A/108/21/HH: Erection of single storey front and rear extension and new garage following the demolition of existing garage. Locksley, North Drive

A/109/21/L: Listed building consent for the replacement of 5 No. windows on front elevation and rebuild of flint boundary wall. Church House, Arundel Road.

A/110/21/PL: Erection of retirement apartment with 20 No. 1 Bed flats & 13 No.2 Bed flats with communal facilities & carparking, erection of a retail store with car parking & associated highway works. This application affect thecharacter & appearance of the Angmering Conservation area, affects the setting of listed buildings and is inCIL Zone 2 (Zero Rated) as other development. BMW House, Chandlers Garage Ltd., Water Lane.(McCarthy & Stone retirement appartments block)

A/125/21/L: Listed building consent to locate bin storage within site boundary by partially removing and reforming theexisting flower bed to sit flush with flint garden wall. Weavers Cottage, Weavers Hill.

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 15 July 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".

25 June 2021

Community Centre

It is understood that the Community Centre Trustees have been approached by the Clinical Commissioning Group to extend the vaccination clinic at the Centre until the end of September and that has been agreed. This means that, at present, Friday 1st October appears to be the first day that the normal activities at the Centre will be able to resume.

18 June 2021

Planning Applications

A/112/21/PL : the removal of Condition 14 following grant of A/3/21/PL relating to the provision of a footpathalong the site frontage with Roundstone Lane. 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 8 July 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 June 2021

Planning Applications

A/56/21/PL: Change of Use of land from agricultural to storage site for up to 4 fairground rides, associated infrastructure(including MOT base) and erection of a storage shed. Arundel Acre, Arundel Road. Readvertisement due to Amended certificate

A/93/21/HH: Conversion of garage into garden room. 9 Horton Place.

A/102/21/HH: Erection of single storey side extension following the demolition of existing conservatory. Milner Cottage, The Thatchway.

A/100/21/T : Fell 12 No. Monterey Pine trees. Land to North of New 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 July 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 June 2021

Community Land Trust houses get financial boost

The building of 12 dwellings in Mayflower Way for Angmering Community Land Trust moved a step closer this week when Arun District Council granted the Trust £582,531.96 of Section 106 contributions from Crayfern Homes who are building 24 properties on the other side of the road in a development called The Millstones. This contribution is in lieu of Crayfern building affordable homes on their site. The Trust's aims are to provide low-cost housing for rent for local people. Their 12 properties in Mayflower Way will consist of 8 affordable rented homes and 4 shared ownership homes. You can read more about this development here.

The Trust has issued a tender to 5 companies and the closing date for their return is 9 June. They hope that building will commence on the Mayflower Way site in September this year. The Trust is also building 3 affordable rent houses, comprising two terraced houses with two bedrooms, and a three bedroom semi-detached house at Swallows Gate off Dappers Lane.

5 June 2021

A259 roadwords delayed

West Sussex County Council announced this week that the completion date for the project has now been pushed back 3-4 months to Winter 2022 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Progress had particularly slowed at the Angmering part of the scheme, principally because UK Power Networks is required to remove and replace a high voltage electricity cable in order work could continue. However, UK Power Networks has had to prioritise emergency work such as getting supplies to test centres, including the Nightingale hospitals.

5 June 2021

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

Election of Chairman - Cllr. Jones nominated Cllr. N Hamilton-Street to be Chairman. This was seconded by Cllr. Bicknell and unanimously agreed.

Election of Vice-Chairman - Cllr. L Hamilton-Street nominated Cllr. Reigate to be Vice Chairman. This was seconded by Cllr. Haag and unanimously agreed

Fred Rowley Awards - Cllr. N Hamilton-Street explained the Fred Rowley Award recognises the achievements of people who voluntarily and selflessly work to improve and enhance the lives of local people. The last year has been exceptional, we are delighted that we will be awarding 4 awards this year. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street read out the citations: • (1) Angmering Medical Centre, Community Centre and Volunteers • (2) Amanda ‘Sparkles’ Phillips • (3) Geoff Gibbs • (4) Rita Williams . All award winners were congratulated by the committee and APC will contacting the recipients to arrange how they would like to be presented with their certificate.

The full Minutes can be read here

27 May 2021

Election Results

Here are the results of the West Sussex County County election in the Angmering & Findon constituency held on Thursday 6 May 2021:

  Candidate Party No. of Votes Percentage
  Deborah Urquhart Conservative 1596 56%
  Louisa Fowles Liberal Democrat 754 26%
  Alison Baker Labour 310 11%
  Chris Medland Green Party 207 7%

Deborah Urquhart, the Conservative candidate, was duly re-elected. The turnout was 32% of the 9118 persons eligible to vote.

8 May 2021

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