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Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Meeting on 12 August 2019

Angmering South Ward
Cllr. Oldfield explained that 1 candidate had withdrawn so only 2 candidates would be standing. Cllr. Oldfield explained the background behind the Co-option process and what each candidate had needed to do. He then invited both candidates to address the committee, which they both did. A show of hands was then asked for each candidate and both candidates were unanimously voted on to the APC as Councillors. The new Councillors are Alison Reigate and Frank Carr. They were invited to sit at the table, which they both did.

Honey Lane & Allotments
The Clerk reported that she had spoken with the Chairman of the Allotment association and updated him on the current situation regarding the decision not to purchase the allotments. A discussion then took place. During discussion it was confirmed that APC would always be required to provide allotments within Angmering and that the Allotments are registered as a community asset.

Angmering Library
It was confirmed that ideas for the use of the Library building would be discussed at the next CLT meeting. It was also reported that there is Public interested throughout the village on what will happen should it close as a Library, any ideas are welcomed. Cllr. R Evans commented that the building itself will be saved its more what it will be used for. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street commented that the next meeting with West Sussex County Council (WSCC) will be pivotal. A discussion then took place regarding potential new uses. The Clerk commented that she had seen that a Community Hub was to open in Littlehampton and would report back on how it was being used. Action: Report back on Littlehampton Community Hub. Action: Ideas on use for the Library building to be given to the Clerk.

Angmering Community Centre
Cllr. Verrinder gave an update on the Community Centre and advised that Val would be standing down as Centre Manager. The Trustees would like an APC Councillor as a representative for the Community Centre but there was still a question that the representative would also have to be a Trustee. Ideally, the APC Representative would have no voting rights and would not have to be a Trustee.

The full Minutes can be read here

16 August 2019

Highdown mast

Walkers going up to Highdown may have seen that a mast was erected just inside the Angmering boundary. A planning application (SDNP/19/03349/FUL) for this is currently being considered by the South Downs National Park Authority.

The intention of this mast is "To provide superfast broadband coverage for the local area covering Ferring, Goring, Angmering, Hangleton, Patching, East Preston amongst others".

14 August 2019

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee Meeting on 31 July 2019

Blenheim Play Area, Bramley Green
A lengthy conversation took place regarding the use of the play park and the plans for improving this area. Four representatives of the houses surrounding the play area attended the meeting and each had the chance to speak and have their views heard. It was agreed by all that regardless of the outcome that all children need a safe place to play that it is fit for purpose. Cllr L Hamilton-Street suggested that to move things forward that an on-site meeting should be arranged so all concerned could meet in situ and discuss the options available. All present agreed that this would be a good way forward. (This will be taking place on Wednesday 14 August 2019 between 17:30 & 18:30 at Blenheim Play Area.)

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Macmillan Coffee Morning This will take place on Friday 27 September in the Village Square, all Councillors to attend.

Red Lion Notice Board
A discussion took place around the offer received to take over the as the custodians of this noticeboard. Due to the recent investment made to replace the noticeboards around the village it was felt that the Parish Council did not require an additional board plus also the location of the board is very close to the APC Office where all notices are already posted. There was then a show of hands and all Councillors present agreed not to adopt the noticeboard. The representatives from A.I.B then requested the opportunity to adopt the board for their use. Action: APC to clarify that this is acceptable and to let A.I.B know of the outcome.

Remembrance Day Parade - 11th November
The Parish Council have been contacted and asked to take over the running of this event. A lengthy discussion took place to decide if this would be possible. Cllr N Hamilton-Street asked if the APC Office could investigate further and report back at the next meeting.

The full Minutes can be read here

14 August 2019

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. Something 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.

Website
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

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