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Roads Closures

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.

1 November 2019

Winners!

The winner of Sussex Life's 2019 Award for Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year was:

TEA IN THE SQUARE

ANGMERING

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Well done and many congratulations to Anne-Marie and Helen on their well deserved win.

24 October 2019 (updated 25 Oct 19)

Angmering Planning Applications

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".

23 October 2019

Tea in the Square

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.

22 October 2019

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Meeting on 14 October 2019

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.

Grant Applications
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

20 October 2019

Conker Competition success benefits charity

Following heavy rain, on Sunday morning and into the afternoon, the start of the Conker Competition was delayed at The Spotted Cow Angmering. Eventually the team event, with teams of 3 players, commenced with 8 teams. After the first round of the team event, there was Singles Competition, for the first time since the first year in 1980. This competition had 19 entries. The final of the singles took place before the Team Finals.

The singles champion was Seth Turner (aged 11) who received a medal as his prize. The Team Competition was won by PGL (Ben Chapman 11yo; Dennis Wooldridge 10yo; Josh Eames 11yo) who beat The Booty Bashers (Chris Booty, Jayne Booty Tony "Spider" Brennan). The winners received a medal, a commemorative plaque and The Alley-Cat Catteries shield. Plovdiv (Duncan Brindley, Peter Ivanova, Paul Kaye) won the third place medals.

The event raised nearly £500 for Chestnut Tree House. A representative of Chestnut Tree House sold tickets for a raffle with prizes donated by Angmering Businesses and others. After the event, customers were entertained with live music from Emily Barden and Chris Eaton.

15 October 2019

Team Conker Comeptition at Spotted Cow

This year's Annual Team Conker Competition will take place on Sunday 13th October at The Spotted Cow (High Street, Angmering BN16 4AW). The Competition will be organised by The Spotted Cow, for the first time. Registration will be from 13:00 for a 13:30 start time. This year is the 39th anniversary of the first competition in 1980.

The format is a knockout competition for teams of 3, at £12 per team. This year the Plate competition will be replaced by an Individual competition. This is free entry to those who are in a team. There is a £4.00 fee for players not in a team. The Individual competition will start 30 minutes after the start of the team event. There is a minimum age of 10 years old for the individual competition. Players enter at their own risk! Conkers and String will be supplied by the organisers.

There will be a raffle and a barbecue. Prizes for Raffle gratefully received. Also live music from Emily Barden at 16:15. Proceeds will once again go to Chestnut Tree House.

10 October 2019

Audi - "Wear it Pink" week

As October is Cancer awareness month, Worthing Audi, located on the Roundstone By-pass (A259) in Angmering, has decided to support the charity Breast Cancer Now with "Wear it Pink" ( https://www.wearitpink.org )

They are going to be running various competitions during the week commencing Monday 14 October, the main one being "win an Audi for the weekend" where they will have a new Audi Q2 filled with pink balloons in the showroom for people to guess how many balloons are in the car. They are also going to be donating £100 per vehicle to Breast Cancer Now that they sell that week.

Some pink cakes for sale there during that week but, most importantly, on Friday 18th October staff will be loud and proud wearing pink.

7 October 2019

A259 Dualling - Update

WSCC's delay in compulsory purchase of land along the Angmering section of the A259 has created further setbacks to the commencement of the scheduled work.

WSCC advertised the Compulsory Purchase Order for the scheme between May and August 2019. A number of objections to the CPO were received, and as a result the order will be determined at a Public Inquiry which will be held between 26 November and 3 December 2019 at Littlehampton Town Council’s Offices.

Site preparation, including vegetation clearance at the Angmering end of the scheme was carried out early in 2019. The start date for the main works, which includes further site clearance, is dependent on the Compulsory Purchase Order for the scheme being determined at the Public Inquiry. The start date is therefore forecast to be summer 2020, with the works expected to last for approximately 18 months.

2 October 2019

Angmering Planning Applications

A/122/19/OUT - Outline application with some matters reserved for the erection of up to 160 dwellings with public open space, landscaping and sustainable drainage systems (SuDs), vehicular access point from Arundel Road together with up to 557 square metres of B1/B2 units with associated parking provision & vehicular access point from Arundel Road & land made available for expansion of current sports pitch provision to form a sports-hub (following the demolition of existing commercial units and one bungalow) (resubmission following A/36/18//OUT). This application is a Departure from the Development Plan. Land off Arundel Road. Applicant: Gladman Developments Limited

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 17 October 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".

26 September 2019

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 www.raffleentry.org.uk/winacar. 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

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