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Serious accident on Angmering Bypass

Six people have been involved in a collision between two cars and a van on the A280 this afternoon (Thursday 21 January), in a location approximately 100 metres south of the entrance to Ecclesden Farm. One of the casualties, a driver, is in a critical condition and was airlifted to Southampton Hospital by an air ambulance. Another driver has serious injuries and was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with their passenger. According to the Police, two other passengers have been taken to Worthing Hospital with minor injuries. It is believed two children may have been passengers in one of the cars.

The accident, which happened at approx 3.50pm this afternoon, closed the A280 in both directions well into the evening and had a significant impact on rush-hour traffic on the A259 and in Arundel Road, Angmering. A West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said one person was extracted from their vehicle with heavy rescue equipment.

17 January 2019

A259 road improvements - latest

The roadside clearances in Angmering, due to commence on 7 January (see out news article on 14 December) have been postponed for several weeks. A spokeperson for West Sussex Highways said: “We hope the delay, due to the late arrival of key contract information, will be a matter of a few weeks and we will update residents and stakeholders as soon as possible.”

3 January 2019

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee Meeting on 19 December 2018

A259 and Station Road corner
After discussion it was PROPOSED by Cllr. Harris, SECONDED by Cllr. Bicknell and AGREED by ALL to go with Quote 2 of £2,620.00. It was discussed that if the same supplier had been awarded the clearance of Nursery Corner then a combined cost for both jobs should be sought. Another discussion then took place re the planting of this area when it was cleared. The question of sponsorship was raised and it was agreed by all that a planting plan be put on hold while the A259 road works were taking place. The planting plan will be re-visited after the clearance and the road works have been done.

Verges at Nursery Road corner, Bramley Green
After discussion it was PROPOSED by Cllr. Bicknell, SECONDED by air. R Evans and AGREED by ALL to go with Quote 2 of £655.00. .

Dragons' Teeth around ground by Community Centre
Cllr. Hamilton-Street explained the background behind this project and answered various questions that were raised. A discussion then took place on which option we should go with. A decision could not be made on the best way forward which resulted in the Angmering Parish Office being asked to investigate if a Bund could be put in instead of Dragons Teeth or Knee Rail fencing. Also the cost to replace only the Dragons Teeth that need repair/replacing now was requested.

The full Minutes can be read here

30 December 2018

Things you may need to know over the Christmas / New Year Holiday period
(scroll on down further for latest general news)

Refuse and Recycling Collections

Collections over the Christmas and New Year period will ONE DAY LATER than your normal day, unless your normal collection is on a Monday when it will remain on the same day. Collections will return to normal on Monday 7 January 2019.

Garden Waste collections will be suspended from Monday 24 December and will recommence on Monday 7 January.

Shops and Services

Shops and services openings in Angmering (+ Sainsbury's) will, of course, be limited over the Christmas/New Year holiday. Here are a few opening times:

Day

Lloyds Pharmacy

Co-op

Library

Big Fry

Meat in
The Square.... and More

Shafiques

Medical
Centre *

Tea in the Square

Sainsburys

Aldi

Xmas Eve
Monday 24

8.30am - 6.00pm

7.00am - 8.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

7.30am - 1.00pm
Order collection only

5.00pm - 11.00pm

8.00am - 6.30pm

CLOSED

6.00am - 6.00pm

8.00am - 6.00pm

Xmas Day
Tuesday 25

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Boxing Day
Wednesday 26

CLOSED ^

8.00am - 6.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

9.00am - 4.00pm

CLOSED

Thursday 27

8.30am - 6.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

9.00am - 1.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

8..00am - 6.30pm

10.00am - 3.00pm

6.00am - 8.00pm

8.00am - 10.00pm

Friday 28

8.30am - 6.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

9.00am - 1.00pm

CLOSED

8.30am - 2.00pm

5.00pm - 11.00pm

8..00am - 6.30pm

10.00am - 3.00pm

6.00am - 8.00pm

8.00am - 10.00pm

Saturday 29

9.00am - 5.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

9.00am - 1.00pm

CLOSED

8.30am - 2.00pm

5.00pm - 11.00pm

CLOSED

10.00am - 3.00pm

6.00am - 12.00pm

8.00am - 10.00pm

Sunday 30

CLOSED

7.00am - 10.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

10.00am - 4.00pm

10.00am - 4.00pm

New Year's Eve
Monday 31

8.30am - 6.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

1.00pm - 5.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

8.00am - 6.30pm

CLOSED

6.00am - 7.00pm

8.00am - 6.00pm

New Year's Day
Tuesday 1

CLOSED ^

8.00am - 9.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

9.00am - 5.00pm

CLOSED

Wednesday 2

8.30am - 6.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

1.00pm - 5.00pm

11.45am - 2.00pm & 4.45pm - 9.30pm

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

8..00am - 6.30pm

9.00am - 4.00pm

6.00am - 10.00pm

8.00am - 10.00pm

Notes:
1. ^ Sainsbury's Pharmacy may be open on these days - see above chart for Sainsbury's opening times.
2. * Patients who need to see a doctor urgently when surgery is closed should contact the NHS out of hours service on 111.

18 December 2018

Looking for last minute Christmas present?

18 December 2018

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Meeting on 10 December 2018

Boundary Change proposal from East Preston
The Chairman reported on a meeting that the Vice Chairman and himself had had with the Chairman and Vice Chairman of East Preston Parish Council (the meeting had been held at the request of East Preston). They are seeking a Boundary change with all properties between the A259 and the Railway being taken into East Preston The Chairman told the Council that East Preston had been informed that Angmering was totally opposed to this. Subsequent to this a letter was received from East Preston which was circulated to all our Parish and Ward District Councillors This letter informed us that they were asking Arun to seek the views of property owners in this area. The Chairman proposed that Angmering should officially resist the proposal of East Preston and any change to the boundaries of Angmering Parish. This proposal, seconded by Cllr. Marsh and Cllr. A Evans was AGREED by ALL.

Community Grant applications
Angmering Village Hall - Application for the sum of £1,200.00 was discussed and was AGREED by ALL councillors present.
Victim Support - Application was discussed for the sum of £150.00 and was AGREED by ALL councillors present.

Purchase of Corner House flat
The Clerk reported that the loan had been applied for and gave an overview of the next steps. It was anticipated that the purchase would not be complete until early January 2019. The Clerk informed members that after discussions with her staff and a review of their method of working, she was reluctant to use the flat above in the immediate future but accepted this might change in the unlikely event that the new business centre did not materialise. A lengthy discussion took place over these issues but it was generally agreed that in case the Chandlers Development did not proceed the purchase should be proceeded with and that work to the existing office be kept to a minimum to comply with current health and safety requirements. Cllr Mountain proposed that we let out the flat in the short term until the final decision on the Chandlers site had been made. This was seconded by Cllr A Evans and CARRIED with 6 COUNCILLORS voting FOR the proposal and 3 ABSTAINING

The full Minutes can be read here

18 December 2018

A259 improvements to commence

Work leading to the dualling of the A259 is due to commence on 7 January 2019, weather permitting. The first aspect, lasting 3-4 months, will be the clearing of vegetation and trees to allow pipework and other utilities to be moved and protected as the scheme progresses. There will eventually be some replanting of trees and shrubs. Minimal traffic control is anticipated.

The major work involving the dualling of the A259 in Angmering from the Station Road roundabout to the A280 (Angmering by-pass) roundabout will commence mid- to late-2019. This will include a new cycling and pedestrian route on the south side of the road.

The existing controlled crossing connecting The Angmering School and Downs Way will be upgraded to a Toucan crossing. A new Toucan crossing will be provided near to Haskins. Right turns across the carriageway such as at Haskins, will be closed.

It is anticipated that the budgeted £14.8 million scheme will not be completed until the end of 2020. This budget is jointly funded by the Coast to Capital Local Economic Partnership, West Sussex County Council and private developer contributions.

West Sussex County Council say that, when completed, the new stretches of dual carriageway will reduce traffic congestion by increasing road capacity and so cut both journey times and pollution.

14 December 2018

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee Meeting on 28 November 2018

A259 and Station Road corner
The Committee Clerk informed that the office had been unsuccessful in obtaining a broken down quotation from the initial contractors who quoted the work. After discussion it was decided that the office should pursue obtaining quotations for the clearance of the area. It was also decided to ask contractors sought for quotations for the verges to also quote for the clearance, liners and preparation of the land at the corner of the A259 and Station Road and then approach contractors for new quotations to plant.

Noticeboards
After discussion it was PROPOSED by Cllr. Phelon, SECONDED by Cllr. Alan Evans and AGREED by ALL to go with supplier 3 with the quotations of £6732.90 for the noticeboards and £920.00 for the disposal of old and installation of new, total of £7652.90 for the replacement of all noticeboards in dark green powder coated aluminium frame with gold lettering on the header with the Angmering Parish Council logo.

Outstanding Citizen Award
Cllr. Hamilton-Street informed all that Roger Miles has been outstanding in commemorating fallen soldiers of Angmering in WW1 and had really put Angmering on the map by appearing on National television on Armistice Sunday. It was PROPOSED by Cllr. Phelon, SECONDED by Cllr. Hill-Smith and AGREED by ALL to present the Fred Rowley Award to Roger Miles at the Memory Tree event on the Village Square on Friday 30 November 2018.

Angmering Twinning Association sign
The Twinning Sign was discussed by all with Cllr. Phelon making a suggestion of incorporating the missing sign with village gates and demonstrating how this may look. Cllr. Hamilton-Street informed all that the office had obtained some information with regards to WSCC regulations and that WSCC had requested location suggestion to be sent to them. .

The full Minutes can be read here

24 November 2018

Hatha Yoga sessions

Further to your news article on 12 November, Tracy Watson has advised that she will be continuing with her gentle Hatha Yoga sessions starting on Tuesday 8th January 2019. These will be from 9.30am to 10.30am in the King Suite in Angmering Village Hall. Booking is essential and you can contact Tracy on 07793 115138.

12 December 2018

Man dies at station

British Transport police officers were called to Angmering railway station at 6.20am this morning (Tuesday) after a report of a man in cardiac arrest on the platform. A force spokesman said: “Colleagues from the ambulance service also attended, however, despite their best efforts a 63-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed.”

04 December 2018

Charcuterie Evenings return for December

Tea in the Square are resuming their popular Charcuterie Evenings during December and tables are currently available for 6th, 13th, and 20th of the month (7pm -10.30pm). Tables are bookable and the cost is £10 per head for a platter of cured meats, cheese, pate and bread, payable in advance plus wines, prosecco, cider and lager available to purchase on the night. We understand there will a bit of a Christmas twist to the meals! Get a group of friends together for a fun evening.

Their soup this week (available during normal daytime opening hours) is a creamy sweet potato and red pepper soup served either in a bowl with a baguette and butter for £4.50 or a larger portion served inside a cob loaf for £5.50. The soup in cob loaf looked delicious when we saw one this morning (Thursday)!

29 November 2018

Village Hall Christmas Market

The annual Village Hall Christmas Market has for many years been one of the principal events at this seasonal time and attended by villagers of all ages. This year, the Market will be held at the Village Hall this coming Saturday - the 1st December - between 10am and 12 noon.

The will be numerous stalls and attractions including a tombola, silent auction, cakes, raffle, craft stalls, good-as-new toys, seasonal gifts, refreshments. The Silent Auction has always been of particular interest but this year it is likely to be even more so because of the quality and diversity of items available for bidding. These include: an Audi R8 Remote Control car, a Cardinal 73RM Match Fishing Reel, Three Free Sessions for Primary School age children with Charlotte Reader Street Dance, a month's free membership at Lanes Health Club, and a game of bowling for two people at Out of Bounds as well as many other items.

26 November 2018

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Meeting on 12 November 2018

Honey Lane
Several members of the public spoke on behalf of the residents from Honey Lane. A report was given on the state of the road, pot holes being of great concern and the lane braking up due to bad weather; the risk of flooding was also commented on. A lengthy discussion then took place and questions were asked re the possibility of funding to put the situation right and what the next steps are. The Chairman advised that Angmering Parish Council (APC) were waiting for specialist reports on the value of the allotments to come back and until these reports were received APC could not comment. APC would hope that they can report back at the next Parish Council meeting to be help on 10 December.

Committee Clerk
Claire Fullman has tendered her resignation. Her last working day will be 30 November 2018. The Clerk advised that a report will be presented at the next Governance meeting on 15 November 2018 regarding the plan to replace this role. The Chairman wanted it minuted that the Council would like to thank Claire for her commitment and service over the past 7 years and gave special recognition for her work on the Black Ditch and the many community events over the years.

New Councillor
The Chairman welcomed co-option candidate Alan Evans to the meeting. The Chairman asked Mr Evans to explain why he wanted to become a councillor, which he did and he also confirmed that he is a local resident. He welcomed a chance to participate in local affairs with an aim to improve the village. Mr Evans commented that if co-opted he would like to discuss how the agenda is run and it was discussed that informal meetings could be reinstated. 4 On a proposal by Councillor Harris, seconded by Councillor Marsh: That Alan Evans be co-opted as a Parish Councillor – unanimously AGREED.

Additional camera for Community Centre
The Clerk made reference to supporting papers that had been circulated containing the quote for the additional camera. The Chairman questioned if we have a liability to undertake this work. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street raised the point that we have had a lot of requests over the past few months and asked if we should be looking at a refurbishment plan rather than on an ad hoc basis. A discussion then took place and it was agreed by all that a review should take place on all potential work that may be required over the next 3 years. It was agreed by all that a letter should be written to Angmering Community Centre asking for an overview of all potential works/refurbishment plan needed over the next 3 years.

Bramley Green "dragon's teeth"
The Clerk made reference to the three quotes that had been supplied in the supporting documents. A discussion then followed and it was agreed by all councillors present that we should look at long terms options, possibly 20 to 30 years and review costs to replace all Dragons Teeth at once.

The full Minutes can be read here

24 November 2018

Notes from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee Meeting on 31 October 2018

Chandlers's site
APC would ask Chandlers BMW to clear the overgrown site.

Christmas Lunch
The Committee agreed to donate £150 toward the East Preston organised lunch for elderly/single parishioners.

Twinning Association sign
There was no agreement about this but will remain on the agenda for the next meeting together with the proposed "Village Gates".

Bramley Green verges
It was agreed to engage a contractor to clear the verges and re-turf/seed as necessary.

The full Minutes can be read here

24 November 2018

Family Christmas Charity Show

The Spinettes and Matthew Goodgame are returning to Angmering for the 3rd year running, bringing you an afternoon of Song, Dance, Laughter and a whole lot of Christmas Spirit for all the family!

Globe Trotting Retro Trio - The Spinettes - and West End Star Matthew Goodgame, currently performing in The West End Revival of 42nd Street, will bring you all the classic Christmas songs we all know and love in their production "A Holly Jolly Family Show". The Show will take place in Angmering Village Hall on Sunday 25 November commencing at 3.00pm (doors open 2.15pm).

Matthew and the girls will continue to raise money for The Alzheimer's Society and hopefully by the end of the year they will have reached their target of £10,000.

There will be Mulled Wine and other refreshments available as well as Children's Festive Face Painting. There will also be a Raffle during the show and all the money raised will go straight to The Alzheimer's Society.

Tickets cost £12 (adults) and £6 (children) and, from past experience we can guarantee that you will come away with a really warm feeling after the performances of these slick and friendly professional performers.

So, don't delay, book your tickets now to avoid disappointment by phoning 07759 352479 or email thespinettes@hotmail.com

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14 November 2018

Hatha Yoga Sessions in Village Hall

12 November 2018

New bespoke travel agent launches business in Angmering

A new kind of travel agent has opened for business in Angmering, one that specialises in a highly personalised service and genuinely cares - that's why the business is always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for its customers.

Local woman, Sally-Jo Asser, joined multi award-winning independent travel company Travel Counsellors in October, a business with more than 1,800 personal Travel Counsellors providing first-hand expert travel advice across the globe.

Travel Counsellors has been named as one of the most inspirational companies in Britain according to the London Stock Exchange Group; and listed in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for the fourth time, ranking Britain's mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. This is because Travel Counsellors is not like any other travel company - it operates on a unique home-working model, enabling Sally-Jo to speak to customers at the most convenient time for them, even if that's 11pm on a Tuesday or 7am on a Sunday morning when other travel agencies have their shutters firmly closed

Sally-Jo has cutting edge technology at her fingertips, which allows her to search through literally thousands of suppliers and holiday products in a matter of minutes to find the best options for the customer at the most competitive price so she can tailor-make perfect travel experiences each and every time.

Sally-Jo said: "I am delighted be part of Travel Counsellors to bring a totally new kind of service to Angmering and the surrounding area. The in-house technology available to me is incredible - better than anything I have used on the high street - and means I can search through thousands of holiday options for my customers at the best prices. Many people don't have time to talk or even think about their holiday during the working week and that's where I come in! I am available when it suits them and I can take all the hassle out of the booking process…all they have to do is enjoy themselves. I think my customers will really value the personal, caring service and attention to detail I'm offering as a Travel Counsellor - you can't get that online."

For more information or to discuss your forthcoming travel plans contact Sally-Jo Asser on 01903 550031 or e-mail sally-jo.asser@travelcounsellors.com.

12 November 2018

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