Angmering Village Life

News Archive

July 2007

The Angmering Eco-project - LIVE!

Angmering is one of only three villages in West Sussex chosen to have an eco-makeover. The Low Impact Village Environment (LIVE!) project is a being run by Impetus Consulting (a local environmental consultancy) with funding from the Pilkington Energy Efficiency Trust to give villages in West Sussex the resources and expertise to help become LIVE! villages.

Angmering's LIVE! project is being coordinated by Angmering Parish Council who have established an Environmental Policy to drive the project and assist in achieving its aims. Angmering Village Life is cooperating with Angmering Parish Council to help promote the project, publicise the Council's Policy and, on the Council's behalf, to seek Angmering's residents' comments/feedback on the Council's Suggested Actions to achieve their Policy's aims. Incidentally, many of the Suggested Actions were formulated by Angmering residents who attended a public consultation meeting in the Village Hall on 26 May 2007.

Both the Council's Environmental Policy and their Suggested Actions can be found on this website by following the "Articles" link in the left-hand side navigation bar or by clicking here. Angmering residents are cordially invited to submit comments on these, either direct to the Council themselves, or to discuss them in the Angmering Village Life Forums for which a separate topic has been established in the "Angmering Organisations - Forum". Angmering Parish Council will monitor the discussions on the Forum topic. If you wish to join the forum discussion, you will need to register as a forum member but, if you just wish to follow the discussion without contributing, there is no need to register. .

Do you agree with the Council's policy and/or Suggested Actions? Have you other ideas of your own? Can you provide any improvements on the Suggested Actions? This is your chance to have some input into this worthwhile project to reduce the village's carbon footprint.

(31 July 2007)

Future of our Hospitals (1)

There are very many people in Angmering (and elsewhere, of course) who are extremely concerned about what could happen to our local hospitals. To this end, West Sussex County Council have set up an e-petition at where people can sign the petition which reads as follows:

"We the undersigned petition the Health Secretary to instruct the Primary Care Trust for West Sussex to come forward with acceptable options for health service provision which better reflect the needs and concerns of residents in place of the current charade of consulting on proposals to downgrade hospitals and accident and emergency facilities."

If. as an Angmering resident, you feel strongly about the 'Fit for the Future' proposals being put forward by the Primary Care Trust concerning the future of West Sussex hospitals, you may wish to attend the meeting of the WSCC Joint East Arun Area Committee (made up of County, District and Parish Councillors) on 7th August at Littlehampton Community School 6-8pm.

(30 July 2007)


The second annual Angmering Farmers' Market & Celebration of Village Life and Sussex Crafts will be held on Fletcher's Field next Saturday, 4 August, between 9.30am and 2.00pm. St Margaret's Church bells will be rung between 9.30am and 10.00am to signal the opening. Anyone who went to the event last year will be aware that it was an outstanding success. This year, with over 60 stalls, it promises to be even bigger and better! Below are some of this year's attractions:

Most of the principal organisations in the village will be represented including The Angmering Society, the Community Association, ASRA, the Twinning Association, the Allotment Society, Angmering WI, Angmering Green WI, British Legion, Scouts, the Tree Warden, St Margaret's Church, St Margaret's Hand Bell Ringers, the Baptist Church, the Parish Council, and Angmering District Councillors.

Many of the regular monthly market stalls will be there including Slindon Bakery, Monastery Cheese, Hempstead Foods (pies & sausages), Relish & Spice, Deerview Products (jams & chutneys), Cocoloco (organic chocolate products), Sticky Fingers (gateaux & pastries), Quiche Supreme, and Hammerpot Brewery. Additionally, there will be many other food and drink stalls including Rustington Country Market (various), the Allotment Society (fruit & vegetables), W.I.s (cakes, etc), Perfect Moments (muffins & cakes), The Incredible Edible Gingerbread Company, Iron Railway Vineyard (organic wines & ciders from Surrey), O'Hagan's (the national award winning sausage makers from Chichester), and Angmering's East-West Bakery (organic bread & cakes).

There will be a large variety of craft stalls including pottery, jewellery (silver, pearl, beaded & Tibetan), pashminas, cards, hand-made soaps, house name plates & numbers, kitchen ware, beeswax products, body products, baby products, painted tiles & glass, RNLI gifts, and aloe vera products.

The giant inflatable will be there again this year together with other entertainments for the children. Additionally, there will be a "hands-on" activity marquee where children can try their hand at brass rubbing, candle rolling, lace making, corn dolly making and art activities.

St Margaret's Church will again be providing refreshments including ploughman's lunches, and ASRA will run the beer tent. O'Hagan's will be selling hot-dogs. Ice creams will also be available.

There will be a balloon release at 1.45pm, all proceeds being in aid of Volunteer Reading Help. Tickets will be sold at the event and the prize will be a bottle of champagne

Free parking will be available at the end of Rectory Lane and at the Angmering Medical Centre. Street parking will also be available subject to normal restrictions. It is hoped that as many people as possible will come and support this event which is entirely free. Do tell your friends, neighbours and relatives about the event and encourage them to come along.

(26 July 2007)

School run aids Lymphoma Association

On the last day of term the children of St Margaret's School handed over a cheque for a magnificent £5000 to John Hunter, an Angmering resident and representative from the Lymphoma Association. The money was raised through a sponsored run back in May involving all 500 children. Many of the children completed the run in the rain. The event was held in memory of the former Deputy Headteacher, Adrienne Reeve, who died in February. The school is being nominated as Fundraiser of the Year for the Lymphoma Association.

(25 July 2007)

Have we got pews for you!

As a result of its re-ordering project, St Margaret's Church will be donating Victorian choir stalls, wooden screen, wrought iron screen, a gate and a 20th century communion table with reredos, to a church or chapel. Additionally, the church will be selling most of its pews at £200 each. The church family is being given the opportunity to purchase the pews initially, but this will be opened up to others from 1 September.

While most of the re-ordering project was approved by the Chancellor of the Diocese, the glazing at the east end was not. This has meant that the church has had to modify the glazing. The new designs are now available for villagers to see in the church during the church office's normal hours and at services.

You can read more about the disposal of church furniture and pews and the glazing re-design work by clicking here.

(25 July 2007)

Angmering Planning Applications (List 29)

A/100/07 - Proposed kitchen extension and alterations at 19 Mill Road Avenue. For Mr & Mrs W Simpson.

A/102/07/OHL - Consultation under Circular 14/90 for upgrade of existing lv and hv O/H line and to provide a 3 phase supply at Lower Barpham Barns, Angmering Park. For EDF Energy Networks (SPN) plc

A/103/07/T - Light topping to remove one season's growth, back to a uniform height & to reduce top spread of 6 tall Cupress Leylandii Blue Cedars at Blue Cedars Close, Ham Manor. For Mr AW Evans.

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 16 August 2007.

(25 July 2007)

Race for LifePhoto by: Paul Maxted

Some 1750 women took part in the 5km "Race for Life" event on Sunday 22 July which started and finished at Worthing Rugby Club's ground in Roundstone Lane, Angmering. It was hoped that at least £145,000 would be raised for Cancer Research UK.

Congratulations to Jo Farrow who was first across the line in a time of 20mins 30sec.

Since it started in 1994, Race for Life has grown to become the UK’s biggest women-only fundraising event. So far, over two million women of all ages have run, walked or jogged to raise over £140 million in sponsorship for the charity. This year alone, Cancer Research UK hopes to raise £60 million for their life-saving work by bringing an amazing 800,000 women together to raise money for its work.

(25 July 2007)

2nd Annual Village Market and Village Life Celebration

This event at Fletcher's Field on Saturday 4 August is now fully booked and the organiser regrets that no more stalls are available.

This year's event will be even bigger than last year's one. Angmering Village Life will be providing full details of the event and the stalls and attractions here towards the end of this week, so look out for the announcement.

(23 July 2007)

Angmering Youth Action Group

A local group of residents, including PCSO Andrea Oakley, are looking to provide a place where the youth of Angmering can "hang out" without hassle. They need interested teenagers to attend a meeting at the Angmering Sports & Social Club, Decoy Drive, at 7.00 pm on Monday 6th August.

Youth Role: To tell the adults what you want.
Adult Role: To sit & listen to Angmering youth.

So teenagers, please go to the meeting, have your say, and take ownership of the project. For further details email:

(22 July 2007)

Angmering Planning Applications (List 28)

A/98/07 - Erection of 2 storey side extension at 108 Downs Way (East Preston). For Mr & Mrs Rudland.

A/99/07 - Single story side extension and single storey garage extension at Westering, Station Road. For Mr C Carey. (Resubmission following A/35/07)

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 9 August 2007.

(18 July 2007)

Snippets from Parish Council Committee Minutes of Meeting on 9 July

Police Report - PC Dave Banham-Brown reported that there had been an increase in anti social behaviour on Bramley Green and this was being monitored. He asked that all incidents are reported to the Police. The Neighbourhood Specialist Team has now relocated and is based at Arundel Police Station. Councillor Tim Mayhead had been present at the Police Forum meeting on 25th June and explained the efforts being put in to find a meeting place for young people.

Traffic Management - The Speed Indicator Device (SID) is available on loan from WSCC but will need volunteers to man it for a day. WSCC have advised that they are opposed to having rumble strips at the start of the 20 mph zones but will consider red road markings.

Proposed Community Centre - The Chairman thought that there was a need to communicate with the public in a more comprehensive way. The day to day running of the centre will be by the management committee. The Parish Council will own and build the centre and have a presence on the management committee. During public Question Time, some members of the public expressed concern that the proposed Community Centre had not shown up on their solicitors searches when they purchased their homes. The Chairman advised that this was not something that the Parish Council could get involved in. A petition to try and stop the Community Centre being built is being organised by Bramley Green residents. The Centre would be run on a day to day basis by the Management Committee and the Chairman was therefore unable to say what events would take place in the Centre. If anyone wanted to join the Management Team they should come to the public meeting where the Parish Council would present the final plans and make themselves known. Councillor Sue Smith suggested that the Chair of the Management Team be asked to attend the next Parish Council meeting and give a presentation. The planned public meeting will be advertised on the Bramley Green notice board.

Bramley Green - Devolution of Services - The Clerk has spoken to the solicitors who advise that they are seeking clarification on the last plan. They expect to walk the site next week with representatives of the Parish Council and agree all the open space land to be transferred.

West Sussex County Council Report - County Councillor Deborah Urquhart advised that the Pelican crossing on the A259 will be installed during the school holidays. The Children’s Centre planned for the Library is progressing and measures to slow traffic along Arundel Road are being considered. WSCC have launched a reduced bus fare initiative for young people.

District Council Report - A 200 signature petition from Wick has secured a “Compass Bus” service from Wick to the seafront. Councillor Hazlehurst has asked for a circular route to include Sea Lane and North Lane, Rustington, to connect with the local No.9 service to Angmering.

(17 July 2007)

Motorbike Fatality

A young Angmering man was tragically killed last Thursday evening in the southern part of the parish. Seren Thomas Domin, aged 18, from Lloyd Goring Close, died after his 500cc motorbike collided with a parked car in Old Worthing Road. He was taken by ambulance to Worthing Hospital where he died as a result of his severe injuries.

(17 July 2007)

News in Brief

Wasp Attack - Ten young Cub Scouts and one of their female leaders were all taken to hospital in one ambulance on Tuesday evening after being stung by wasps at the Dappers Lane Scout Camp Site.

* Retirement - Angmering Social Club steward, Gordon Treble, has retired after 11 years in the job. Trudy Kitchener has taken over his position.

* Award - Congratulations to Jack Witchell, 11, who has been awarded the annual St Margaret's School's Coronation Cup as the pupil who has shown the best qualities of behaviour and attitude.

* Gymnasts - Angmering School of Gymnastics won 20 medals recently at a competition which attracted gymnasts from all over the county.

* Greater in-depth information on this news item can be found in this week's Littlehampton Gazette.

(13 July 2007)

Angmering Planning Applications (List 27)

A/95/07 - Rear extensions at ground and first floor and loft conversion at Malindi, The Thatchway. For Mr & Mrs Mahon.

A/97/07 - Rear and side extensions at 32 Fletcher Way. For Mr & Mrs Coleman.

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 2 August 2007.

(11 July 2007)

New Parish Council Noticeboard

A new Angmering Parish Council Noticeboard has been installed on Bramley Green at the corner of Nursery Road and Roman Way (i.e. on the south-east corner of the open space).

(11 July 2007)