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A259 Progress (1)

Work started in earnest on the Angmering section in September and, in the last few days, a large drainage tank has been excavated near the footbridge.

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The Angmering section runs from the Station Road (Blue Star) roundabout i to the A280 roundabout, including the Roundstone roundabout. This will feature a new cycling and pedestrian route to the south, separated from the main carriageway by a verge, and a new pedestrian footpath to the north. The existing controlled crossing connecting Angmering School and Downs Way will be upgraded to a Toucan crossing. New Toucan crossings will be provided adjacent to the Station Road Footbridge and also near to Haskins, linking to a new westbound bus stop. Right turns across the carriageway, such as at Haskins, will be closed. Here's an artist's impression of the proposed roadway as viewed looking east from above the Station Road roundabout:

19 November 2020

Angmering Station Improvements

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has recently completed a number of improvements at Angmering Station including a waiting shelter extension on Platform 2 (south side) (see photo below), seating, stair "nosing", toilet improvements, and a water butt.

These improvements are part of the Passenger Benefit Fund. The fund is supporting a range of work across the network including waiting shelters, refurbished toilets, more seats, information screens, automatic doors, more cycle parking, refurbished waiting rooms, station planters and LED lighting.

17 November 2020

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee remote Zoom meeting of 28 October 2020

Angmering In Bloom Report - Regarding the Information Board at St Nicolas Garden to show the work that was done during the archaeological dig. The grant requested from Angmering Heritage Trust for the cost of the board and installation had been approved.

Volunteer Litter Picking - The Committee Clerk updated the committee on the Volunteer Litter Picking and all items had now been received i.e. litter pickers, Hi-Vis tabards etc. APC have 17 volunteers and were starting the process to contract them to ask them to come into the office and collect their kits.

Play Parks - Cllr. Reigate commented that footfall in general in all three parks was not very good and it might be time to ask the public by way of a questionnaire what they felt was needed. She also felt that the next project should be Russet Play Park as this, out of all of them, had the most use and footfall. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street commented that the questionnaire used for Blenheim Play Park could be adapted for the houses around Pippin and Braeburn. After discussion it was agreed by all that a questionnaire be compiled and sent to all residents in these two areas.

Christmas Trees and memory tags - After discussion Cllr. N Hamilton-Street wished to propose that APC supply the monies needed for the 18 trees at £30 each (total £540) to help promote a happy Christmas in Angmering, everyone was in agreement. Trees will be located in the Village Square and 2 at the shops in Downs Way. Memory tags in the shape of Christmas Baubles were then discussed. Once the discussion had taken place it was agreed that a laminated Bauble tag would be inserted into the All About Angmering magazine. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street asked if an extra maximum amount of £150 could be allocated to print a message from APC on the bauble tag, all agreed.

The full Minutes can be read here

11 November 2020

Planning Applications

A/176/20/HH: Single storey rear extension and new patio at 8 Lansdowne 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 3 December 2020.

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".

11 November 2020

Cannabis cultivation site found by police

Sussex Police entered an industrial unit off the west side of Roundstone Lane late on Monday morning (9 November) and discovered a cannabis cultivation site and seized a large quantity of Class B drugs estimated to have a street value of around £500,000. Several men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis and remain in custody for questioning.

For photos of the cannabis plants under cultivation, click here.

10 November 2020

Angmering Library - changes in opening days

From November 2nd 2020 Angmering Library opening days and times for browsing, collection & issuing of books will be as follows:

Tuesday - 1pm - 5pm
Thursday - 9am - 1 pm
Saturday - 9am - 1 pm

29 October 2020

Thefts in east and south Angmering (w/e 26 October)

- Thyme Place - Overnight on Monday 19 October a garage was broken into and a black trial bike was stolen. Serial 0224 of 20/10. There was also a report from a neighbouring property of their vehicle having been tampered with and an attempt break to their garage; no entry was gained. Serial 1104 of 20/10

- Hornbeam Avenue - On Tuesday 20 October between 11.00 am and 4.30 pm a garage was broken into and tools and alcohol stolen. Serial 1023 of 20/10. There were two other neighbouring garages broken into, one had cigarettes and a lighter stolen (1056 of 20/10) and the other, confectionary stolen (1089 of 20/10).

- Verbena Drive - On Wednesday 21 October between mid-night and 10.00 am a garage was entered and a mountain bike stolen. Serial 0376 of 21/10. A neighbouring property also had their vehicle stolen from the driveway. Serial 0172 of 20/10.

- Pound Way - Between Friday 16 October and Friday 23 October an insecure garage was entered; food and alcohol was stolen. Serial 0119 of 24/10.

- Acacia Crescent - On Tuesday 20 October during the early hours of the morning a vehicle was broken into and a dash cam stolen. Serial 0361 of 20/10. There was also an attempt break to a neighbouring property's vehicle; nothing was reported stolen. Serial 0906 of 20/10. A further neighbour's vehicle was entered and prescription glasses were stolen. Serial 1161 of 21/10.

- Ashurst Way - Overnight on Monday 19 October an insecure vehicle was entered; brown Wayfarer sunglasses were stolen and a packet of face masks. Serial 0319 of 20/10.

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any of the above incidents please contact Police online at www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/ , email them 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 October 2020

Planning Applications

A/162/20/HH: Front and rear single storey extensions at 10 Henry Fletcher 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 12 November 2020.

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 October 2020

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council remote Zoom meeting of 12 October 2020

Dragons Teeth around Community Centre greenspace - The Clerk explained the research that was being undertaken, Cllr. N Hamilton-Street advised that residents would be consulted in the same way that they were regarding the play parks as would anything in an open area. Once all the information has been gathered, including spending, recommendations would be proposed, and views sought.

Report from West Sussex County Councillor - Preparations for winter had started with 8 thousand tons of grit ready to go, more information can be found on the WSCC website.
93% of West Sussex pupils were now back in school where the national average is 89%, Cllr, N Hamilton-Street commented that Angmering School had a 97.8% rate.
Work on the bridge over the A280 had started costing in the region of £120k..

Councillor Co-Option - Cllr. N Hamilton-Street introduced Suzanne Howland to the committee and thanked her for putting herself forward. The Clerk had previously shared the interview notes and questions were invited from the committee. After a short question and answer session Cllr. N Hamilton-Street advised the committee that it was now time to take a vote to decide if Suzanne Howland should be co-opted. The question was asked, all raised their hands in agreement and Suzanne Howland was officially co-opted. Suzanne will join the HTP committee.

Christmas Tree in The Square - After discussion and a vote, it was agreed that a 16ft tree should be ordered rather than an 18ft tree. 6 councillors voted in favour of a 16ft tree with 5 in favour of an 18ft tree.

Dips in Community Centre greenspace- (After a majority vote) it was agreed to go ahead with drilling the bore holes first and report back with the findings.

Chandlers' Site - Cllr. Marsh asked if there had been any developments regarding the Chandlers site and Suzanne Howland commented on the Facebook posts she had seen. The Clerk explained that the site was still owned by Chandlers therefore APC were not able to comment or make any decisions regarding its use.

The full Minutes can be read here

27 October 2020

Planning Applications

A/76/20/PL: 84 No. dwellings, public open space, play areas, associated infrastructure & landscaping. This applicationaffects a Right of Way. Land at Dappers Lane. Readvertisement due to amended plans.

A/150/20/T: Lateral reduction of South-Eastern corner to approx. 9m 1 No. Holm Oak (T1). Angmering Manor, High Street.

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 29 October 2020.

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 October 2020

A259 dualling

As mentioned in our July news posting, the Angmering section of the works runs from the Station Road roundabout to the A280 roundabout including the Roundstone roundabout. This will feature a new cycling and pedestrian route to the south, separated from the main carriageway by a verge. The existing controlled crossing connecting Angmering School and Downs Way will be upgraded to a Toucan crossing. New Toucan crossings will be provided near to Haskins and adjacent to the Station Road footbridge. Right turns across the carriageway, such as at Haskins, will be closed. The main part of the construction work is to commence shortly.

Preparation work is ongoing and the first main phase will begin with weekend, night-time closures and diversions in place:

A night-time closure on Sunday 11 October while traffic management is installed around the central islands and 40mph zones will be introduced. Right-hand turns into Lowertrees Nursery will then be permanently prohibited.

From October 12 to 16, two-way traffic will be running on reduced road widths while traffic islands are removed or adjusted.

A night-time closure will follow on Saturday and Sunday, 17 and 18 October, to install traffic management, with narrow lanes and a 40mph zone will be introduced between the junctions.

28 September 2020

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