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Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Meeting on 9 September 2019

Chandlers' Site
There is concern, .... that the Planning Permission for the development on the north side of Mayflower Way is stalled. Arun officers are raising issues which, unless satisfied, could affect the viability of the development. Under this project, Angmering Parish Council is to receive £250,000 from the developer for the Granting of a Rights of Way. As reported to Council on Monday 13 May 2019 this sum forms a substantial proportion of the Council's financial contribution to the Chandlers Project. Cllr Oldfield has written to Arun District Council with suggestions on how the issues could be resolved but the situation remains unclear. The draft Agreement between the Council and the Chandlers developer is currently with our solicitors and their report on it to us is awaited. We are being pressed by the developer for our signature to the Agreement, but it is considered that the financial risk to our Council would be too great to give this before Planning Permission for the Mayflower Way project is granted. The Council have incurred no costs so far on the Chandlers project and ourSolicitors have advised that there would be no financial penalty in delaying signing the Agreement.

The full Minutes can be read here

18 September 2019

Charity run in Angmering Park

Cancer United, the Angmering-based charity. will be holding its annual Outrun Cancer race and family fun day on Sunday, 15 September. The event offers everyone the opportunity to walk, jog or run 5k, or go the distance and jog or run 10k through the Angmering Park Estate. The routes start and finish at The Fox Pub, Patching and will be marshalled with water stops.

Entry fees and all additional money raised - some through sponsorship - will help provide fitness activities and emotional well-being support with the charity’s Active Recovery groups and Out Sing Cancer choirs. Winners of each race will receive a trophy and all entrants will receive a medal. The online entry fee is £18 and the deadline is Thursday, 12 September. Entry on the day will cost £20. with registration from 8.30am with a 10.45am start.

In addition to the race, there will be food, drinks and a variety of stalls, including face-painting, tombola, well-being treatments and a penalty shoot-out led by the Cancer United walking football team.

The charity supports cancer patients by providing exercise classes and many other activities from its dedicated gym near Station Road in Angmering and at the Laburnum Centre in Bognor Regis. It also runs support groups in Littlehampton and Worthing. Last year's Outrun Cancer event raised vital funds and the charity said the race had become a key event in its fundraising calendar and each year.

4 September 2019

Air Ambulance Car Raffle Roadshow comes to Angmering

Local residents and visitors will have the chance to learn more about the life-saving work of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) and win a brand new Mini when the charity brings its annual car raffle roadshow to Angmering.

Members of the AAKSS fundraising team will be at Haskins Garden Centre on 28 and 29 September to meet the public and explain how the raffle is helping support vital life-saving time critical emergency care for people who live, work, or travel through the area. The winner will be able to choose from one of five Mini models, supplied by Barretts Mini, based in Canterbury, with the runner-up winning £1,000 and £250 for the third prize.

The air ambulance is almost entirely reliant on support from the public in order to fund its round-the-clock operations. Last year its crews of pilots, doctors and paramedics flew nearly 2,500 missions with more than 90 per cent of its £11million a year operating costs raised from donations, legacies, and fundraisers such as the Mini raffle. Tickets will be priced at £5 each. Last year, the car raffle raised more than £220,000.

If residents are not able to get there on the day, they can still support the air ambulance's work by entering online at The draw will take place on 20th November 2019.

30 August 2019

New shop opens in village centre

A new retail shop has just opened in Bank Chambers in The Square. Margaux David is selling high quality crystal, lamps, and mirrors.

18 August 2019

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

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