Angmering Village Life

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May 2008

Angmering Planning Applications (p/e 21/05/08)

A/57/08/A - New externally illuminated entrance signage - wall mounted single sided signs fixed to existing entrance gate side walls at Rustington Golf Centre, Golfers Lane. For: Rustington Golf Centre Ltd

A/59/08 - Demolish existing & erect larger conservatory to rear elevation at 7 Hillside Crescent. For: Mr J Clark

A/66/08 - Application for non-compliance with condition 24 of planning consent A/116/06 - relating to occupancy age restriction at 24 Water Lane. For: Roffey Homes Limited

A/67/08/T - Crown clean, 10% reduction on east side & reduce counter weight of 1 no. Walnut tree at Walnut Tree Cottage, 21A Lansdowne Road. For: Mr Stuart Allen

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 19 June 2008

(28 May 2008)

RNLI Summer Lifeboat Morning

For some 20 years the Angmering Branch of the RNLI had an enthusiastic and supportive President in Lady Delfont. She welcomed RNLI supporters into her lovely gardens at Tall Trees for what became the Annual Village Garden Party each June. The event was always well supported even though with the vagaries of the English summer an occasional downpour had to be contended with - the show went on. Lady Delfont's work for the Lifeboats was recognised by the RNLI with the presentation of an appropriate award in June 2006. The untimely death of Lady Delfont in January 2008 has meant that Tall Trees is no longer available to the RNLI and a suitable alternative garden has yet to be found.

This year, the branch is running a Summer Lifeboat Morning at St Wilfrid's School, by kind permission of the Headteacher and Trustees. The date is Saturday 14 June, from 10:30 to 12:30; entrance is £2, which includes wine, sherry, or soft drinks. Accompanied children go FREE!

All villagers are invited to go along and support the Lifeboats and the good work which they do in this island nation community.

(28 May 2008)

Snippets from Parish Council Environment & Leisure Committee Minutes of Meeting on 20 May 2008

Election of Chairman - Current Chairman Councillor Mark Edwards advised that he would not be standing for Chairman again this year. Councillor Norman Hadley proposed Councillor Pat Turner and Councillor Paul Bicknell seconded this, the Committee agreed unamimously. Councillor Turner was duly elected and thanked Councillor Edwards for all the excellent work over the past two years and hoped she would be as successful.

Election of Vice-Chairman - Councillor Norman Hadley proposed Councillor Mark Edwards, Councillor Paul Bicknell seconded this. The committee agreed unanimously and Councillor Edwards was duly elected.

Youth Football League - Councillor Edwards circulated a report from a meeting he had with Mr Storer giving details of the Youth football league he currently runs. Mr Storer’s request was to be able to use the open green space in Mayflower Way for his mini football league. Training would be on Saturday Morning 9-11 with matches being played on Sunday morning 10-2pm April to September. Mr Storer said they would mark out the pitch with a non-toxic paint and he also advised they had public liability insurance for £10m and would provide a copy to the Parish Office. The Committee agreed unanimously to the request for the coming twelve months but said they would review on a year by year basis.

Noticeboards/Maps - The Bramley Green notice board had been repaired and was back in use. The Downs Way notice board had been repaired but the proposal was to re-site it to the other side of the road on the pocket park. To do this WSCC would have to consult and place a notice for one month. If there were no objections they would then issue a licence and we could site it. The committee agreed to this and asked that the process be started.

Village Events - Councillor Nigel Nunn said he was keen that the Parish Council had a gazebo at all village events, such as the fete, the carnival etc.

Skateboard Park - Councillor Mark Edwards reported that the Parish Council had received a quote from Gravity for moving the three pieces of play equipment to the Southern end of Bramley Green which totalled £34k. Playdale and ISS Waterers have also been asked to quote. Councillor Edwards will report back when the other quotes have been received.

Ferring Nurseries - The Committee agreed to two potential sites for the Floral display to be provided by Ferring Nurseries: (1) The grass border at Nursery Road. (2) The embankment opposite the Medical Centre.

Open Spaces - Bramley Green - Councillor Nigel Nunn said he had been investigating the possibility of a BMX track. He will do some more work and issue a report to the committee for the next meeting.

Community Centre - The committee asked if the Senior Assistant Clerk would start to compile a list of possible grant sources for the construction of the Community Centre. The committee agreed not to reduce any E & L ear marked funds at this stage to aid in the building of the Community Centre.

(27 May 2008)

Another new shop opening in Angmering

This month sees the opening of a second new shop in The Square. This Saturday (31 May), dizzy, a boutique charity shop will open its doors at 10.30am. The shop will be situated next to Angmering Framing & Stitches in the premises previously occupied by Henry Adams, Estate Agents. dizzy is a charity shop with a difference and much more "up market" than other charity shops that are around. Don't expect to see bric-a-brac in the window - this new Angmering branch will not accept such items. What they do accept and will be selling is good quality items of:

dizzy already have two other shops in the area - at East Preston and Middleton. The manager of the Angmering store will be Kate Ashmore. You can read more about this enterprise at

dizzy is registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) which is designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good. CICs have all the flexibility and certainty of the company form, but with some special features to ensure they are working for the benefit of the community. The mission and aims of dizzy are to assist diabetics both supportively and financially, promote awareness of diabetes in the locality, and to improve the lives of diabetes sufferers.

Do go along to their new Angmering shop when it opens and give them your support. Although opening at 10.30am this Saturday, their normal opening hours will be 9.30am - 4.30pm Mon - Sat (except for Wednesdays when the shop will close at 12.30pm). Telephone contact initially will be via their East Preston shop on (01903) 774777.

(27 May 2008)

May Day Celebrations

On a beautiful warm and cloudless afternoon, the annual May Day Celebrations took place today continuing a tradition in the village that has gone back many generations. St Wilfrid's RC Primary School joined St Margaret's CofE Primary School in the procession up the Arundel Road to St Margaret's School who were hosting the event this year. They were joined at the School by youngsters from The William Older Playschool and the Angmering Pre-School, some 700 children participating in the celebrations.

Kayleigh Neale (St Margaret's) was crowned "Queen of the May" and was joined on the throne by "King" Ryan Tattersall (St Wilfrid's), "Princess" Lois McGregor (St Wilfrid's), and "Prince" Zach Swain (St Margaret's). A programme of dancing continued through the afternoon enjoyed by classes from both schools and the Playschool and Pre-School, and watched by hundreds of parents and grand-parents.

  Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis, 2008 Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis, 2008
  Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis, 2008 Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis, 2008
(19 May 2008)

The big red bus arrives in Angmering!

The recently formed Angmering Youth Forum was set up with the aim to purchase a second hand double decker bus that could be fitted out with a coffee bar and chill area for the youth of the village. They are delighted to announce that the bus arrived late yesterday afternoon and will be on view at The Angmering School grounds for the next week.

Copyright: John Turner, 2008Later they will carry out a major refurbishment, turning the top deck into a coffee bar and the lower deck into a comfy chill area with computers, seating, and TV screen for games and films. Most of the equipment for the refurbishment is being donated but, so far, they have only managed to raise half the cash needed for the full purchase of the bus – some £2000 of that coming from the Parish Council. They still need to raise a further £3000 to complete payment. Funds still in the kitty of £1000 are needed to go towards the insurance costs for the bus.

Once the bus has been completed, it is intended to use it around the village in the evenings for our youth. On spare nights it can go to surrounding villages for their youth and during the day, it can be used by local nursing/care homes and the local children’s hospice. The bus will be fitted out with a wheelchair lift so that it is accessible to everyone. Grants have been applied for this but if anyone feels they were able to help speed the conversion along by donating any monies, they will not be refused!!

It is a very exciting community project that will benefit so many people.

All enquiries regarding this project can be made to Pat Turner on 01903 782202 email: or, Andrea Oakley (our local PCSO) on 0845 6070999 ext.20528 email:

(21 May 2008)

Angmering Carnival 2008 Cancellation

The organisers of the proposed Angmering Village Carnival 2008 have regretfully announced that they have had to cancel the event.

This is due to the fact that insurance companies (despite their initial assurances) are very reluctant to insure an unproven venture such as this, and they are not prepared to take the risk. Also, despite the initial enthusiasm within the village for such an event, there has been much reluctance to actually participate in it.

(21 May 2008)

Angmering Planning Applications (p/e 14/05/08)

A/52/08 - To build a Community Centre and car park as allocated in outline planning permission A/124/95 at Foxwood Avenue (Bramley Green). For: Angmering Parish Council.

A/56/08 - Construction of 2 storey dwelling at 87 Downs Way (East Preston). For: Mr Martin Swann

A/58/08 - Conservatory at Cherrymead, Station Road. For: Mrs D Medlock

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 June 2008

(19 May 2008)

St Margaret's Church Reordering Fact Sheet No. 6

(Reproduced here on behalf of St Margaret's Church)

We are moving

The time has now arrived for us to move out of the church and for the contractors to start the third stage of the reordering project. By Saturday May 31st all the pews, except three that are being retained, will have been removed. Much planning has gone into the relocation of the services to the school and the church hall, and other arrangements, which are as follows:

We realise that these changes in timing may cause inconvenience for some people and we have done our best to balance various needs.

Last weekend we had a dry run at the school to ensure everything will go smoothly on our first Sunday there. In order to fit everything in and to have room to serve coffee, and keep within health and safety boundaries, we have found that the maximum number of adults that can be safely seated is 130. The children will be seated on the floor at the front till they go out to their groups in the classrooms.

Because we are going to be limited to 130 for the family service could we please ask that, for the time we are unable to use the main church, people without young children might consider going to one of the other services to enable us all to fit safely into the various venues, with space for visitors as well. The choice would be to go either to the 11.00 am service in the church hall or SMCC at 11.00 am in the school. Everyone will get a warm welcome at any of the five services on a Sunday.

Whilst the majority of chairs are slightly smaller than normal, there are a number of adult cushioned chairs. We would ask that these are kept available for those who are less able and who have, up to now, been using the brown chairs in the church.

How is the project progressing?

Work on the new entrance and the office has moved ahead and although the contractors are a little behind schedule they are confident of completing the project on time so that we can move back into the church for Christmas.

Next week, while the pews are being moved, we will be busy moving all the other items of equipment and furnishings and if you can help with this please let Chris Harris know. There are still a number of kneelers that are available and if you would like one please collect it from south porch by the 31st May. This will be the last date that they will be available.

The next weeks and months are going to be a new challenge for our church and we seek God's grace for tolerance and understanding with each other as we meet and worship a great and living God in new situations.

Communication has been an important part of the reordering and every effort has been made to keep everyone informed. We know that when we move back into the church for Christmas we will rejoice and give thanks to God for a church to meet the needs of future generations in the 21st century and beyond.

Richard Hance, Churchwarden, 19th May 2008

(19 May 2008)

So you think you can't draw!

On 11 May, we featured on this page (see below) the re-capping of Ecclesden Mill and provided some of its history. We also mentioned courses held by Margaret Appa in her studio next to the mill - a beautiful and peaceful setting. Margaret has now provided further details of a course she is running entitled So You Think You Can't Draw!.

Studio - Ecclesden MillMargaret Appa

Do you say "I am hopeless at drawing … can't draw a straight line with a ruler… but would love to try". If yes, this might be your course. After twelve years developing So You Think You Can't Draw! for adult students Margaret believes that anyone can learn to draw - if they want to. The key is learning to see differently; in this course students will take their eyes for a walk, draw blind, see objects as patterns and discover how patterns become the objects. Margaret, who has taught art and design for 40 years, turns traditional ways of drawing upside down, so the course is challenging and surprising. Students are positively encouraged to expect success in an atmosphere where criticism and comparison are outlawed, learning new skills and gaining confidence quickly.

The Mill House Studio is all on one level with a ramped entrance. The toilet facilities are designed for wheelchair access and car parking space is plentiful. To reach the studio take the Angmering bypass (A280) and turn off near the green footbridge into Ecclesden Lane. Turn immediate right at the T junction, and follow the single lane up as far as you can go, you will come to the Mill House and the studio next to it.

Course Information: Three terms of ten weeks - 3 hours per week - 10am to 1pm on a Wednesday - Eight students maximum - Students book for a minimum of one year, with the option of a second year. The fees are £100 per term (30 hrs tuition) - payable at the beginning of each term. Term dates are as follows:

Term 1: Sept 15 - Dec 5
Term 2: Jan 12 - Mar 22
Term 3: Apr 20 - Jul 3

If you wish to enrol for this course or would like further details, contact Margaret Appa on Tel: (01903) 771529 or Email:

(19 May 2008)

Snippets from Annual Parish Meeting & Parish Council Minutes of Meeting on 12 May 2008

Elections and Appointments- Councillor Nigel Nunn was elected Chairman for the ensuing year. Councillor Mark Edwards was elected Vice Chairman for the ensuing year. Appointments: (a) Policy and Resources Committee - Committee Chairs plus Councillors Paul Hankinson and Mark Edwards. (b) Planning and Conservation Committee - Councillors Paul Hankinson, Sue Smith, Steven Mountain, Tony Greville, Paul Bicknell. (c) Environment and Leisure Committee - Councillors Mark Edwards, Paul Bicknell, Pat Turner, Norman Hadley, Tony Greville. (d) Highways Committee - Councillors Steven Mountain, Paul Bicknell, Pat Turner, Norman Hadley, Tony Greville. (e) Finance Committee - Councillors Sue Smith, Paul Bicknell, Steven Mountain, Pat Turner, Mark Edwards, Norman Hadley (f) Internal Auditor - Mr. R. Martin was confirmed as Internal Auditor (g) Internal Bank Reconciliation Auditor - Councillor Sue Smith was appointed Internal Bank Reconciliation Auditor. Councillor Smith pointed out a possible conflict of interests as Chair of the Finance Committee and a cheque signatory as well as conducting the monthly audit. The Finance Committee will discuss at their next meeting.

Other Appointments and Representatives: (a) Village Archivist - Mr. Leslie Baker (b) Village Hall Management Committee - Councillor Mark Edwards ( c) Angmering Sports and Recreation Association - Councillor Pat Turner (d) Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee - Councillor Paul Bicknell (e) Joint Downland Area Committee Councillor - Nigel Nunn (f) Arun Local Strategic Partnership - Councillor Norman Hadley (g) Arun Eastern Parishes Group - Councillor Steven Mountain (h) Angmering Youth Forum Councillor - Pat Turner (i) Safer Routes to Schools - Councillors Bicknell, Hadley and Mountain will attend meetings.

Resignation - The Chairman advised that Mr. Peter Logan had been forced to tender his resignation as a Councillor due to ill health.

Parish Council Vacancies - There are currently 4 vacancies to be filled. Mr. N. Rogers-Davis will advertise the vacancies on his Angmering Village Life web site. Councillor Sue Smith was of the opinion that if allowances were paid this might attract people to come forward as they would not have to bear all the expenses themselves. Councillor Smith proposed and it was agreed that the next Policy and Resources Committee meeting discuss this issue and make recommendations to Full Council. At Public Question Time, Mr Rogers-Davis expressed concern with the number of vacancies on the Parish Council and believed that the Parish Council needed to sell the idea to possible councillors. Councillor Paul Bicknell suggested involving the Littlehampton Gazette and asking them to run an article. Mr. N. Rogers-Davis said he would co-operate in writing an article. Mr. D. Wensley suggested including something in the local Churches magazines/newsletters . Councillor Norman Hadley will write an article on his experiences as a new Councillor.

Community Centre - Councillor Steven Mountain and the Clerk will combine to formulate a reply to the letter received on 6th May 2008 asking for support for the Charity Application. Councillor Paul Bicknell asked about the construction methods for the Community Centre building. Councillor Steven Mountain said that the sub-committee had consulted with the Management Committee with the draft Building Performance Specification and will be discussing changes with Hamson before the spec. is sent out to tender. Councillor Norman Hadley asked when a reply will be sent to the Management Committee’s letter asking for increased car parking spaces. The Clerk will attend to this.

Youth Forum - Councillor Pat Turner advised that the Youth Forum had the offer of a bus and asked for approval to release £2000.00 of the Youth Projects Budget towards the purchase . This was agreed unanimously.

(16 May 2008)

Construction of Post Box

Angmering Parish Council is inviting tenders for the construction of a post box to be sited in the High Street, Angmering. Drawings and specification are available from the Parish Council Office between the hours of 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Tenders must be returned by noon on Friday 6th June 2008 to: Angmering Parish Council, The Corner House, The Square, Angmering, BN16 4EA.

(16 May 2008)

Composting Centre at Poling/Angmering

The proposed Conposting Centre that would straddle the Poling/Angmering boundary was unanomously approved by West Sussex County Council on Tuesday. The Centre will process some 40,000 tons of green and kitchen waste each year in a massive building just off the A27 at The Vinery, Arundel Road - fairly close to the Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice. County Councillor Deborah Urquart, who represents Angmering, described the building as a blot on the landscape. The Angmering Society also submitted that new screening trees be planted at the earliest opportunity. The Society was also concerned at the number of large lorries accessing the site from the A27, and submitted that vehicles travelling to or from the plant should travel via the Angmering by-pass (where applicable) and none should pass through the village itself. At the planning meeting Cllr Urquart requested an additional condition to ensure HGV's did not pass through Angmering Village. The officers agreed to add it to the routing agreement if it wasn't already covered.

(14 May 2008)

Ecclesden Mill

Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis, 2008

After several months of work, the scaffolding finally came down off Ecclesden Mill last week revealing its magnificent brand new lead cap and increased height. The mill has been lovingly restored by owners Margaret and Ranjit Appa. The completed tower will now provide accommodation for students of Margaret's Arts courses which are undertaken at her studio next to the mill. The restored mill will now become a genuine landmark hopefully for many generations to come.

Beneath the shingles is a brick black tower-mill built in 1826 for Henry Grant, the son of James Grant, the bailiff of Ecclesden Manor, who inherited the estate in 1811 from the kindly Martha Foreman. This mill took over from the old more famous Highdown Mill in Ferring that was coming to the end of her working life. Ecclesden Mill was originally known as Highdown New Mill. Milling ceased at Ecclesden Mill in 1872 and the sweeps (sails) were blown off in a storm in 1880.

(11 May 2008)

Water Charges on Bramley Green

An article in this week's Littlehampton Gazette draws attention to the fact that residents on Bramley Green are being charged for drainage through the sewer system even through surface drainage goes into a soakaway at the south of the development which belongs to Angmering Parish Council. Some residents have been infuriated that Southern Water will only amend bills if claims are made individually even though Southern Water were fully aware that the surface drainage for the whole estate of 600+ houses goes into a soakaway. Bramley Green residents are being overcharged at £22 per year if they have not challenged Southern Water. Southern Water declined to provide an answer to the number of households paying the charge needlessly. The newspaper article cites a discussion topic on Angmering Village Life's Forums which can be viewed at The Littlehampton Gazette article also carries a picture of drainage outlet into the area known by local residents as the "Noddy Pond".

(9 May 2008)

Snippets from Parish Council Highways Committee Minutes of Meeting on 24 April 2008

Honey Lane - Councillor Norman Hadley and Councillor Paul Bicknell held a meeting with residents of Honey Lane and a representative of the allotment association. It was agreed that quotes would be obtained from various contractors. A meeting took place with Mr Raymond, Honey Lane resident, his brother-in-law, a road engineer, and Councillor Hadley. A recommended road surface specification is awaited. Mr Lovejoy another resident said in the short term he would repair the surface at the residents end. Councillor Norman Hadley said he had talked to and will arrange meetings with three contractors. The main concern is to provide a safe pathway.

Parking in The Square - Councillor Norman Hadley had drafted a letter which he circulated to the committee, asking local traders to ask their staff not park in the unrestricted parking bays, to free them up for short term shoppers. The Committee agreed unanimously.

Pinch Points - The committee noted the email from Mr Peter Henry of WSCC detailing the repairs to the pinch points. It was felt that not a lot more could be done at this stage but the committee would monitor future accidents.

20mph Speed Zone - Councillor Norman Hadley put forward Councillor Paul Bicknell’s suggestions for extending the 20mph speed limit. Councillor Nigel Nunn said he would like to see most of Angmering subject to a 20mph speed limit. The committee then discussed extending the 20mph speed zone in the village. The office will contact West Sussex County Council to find out what the criteria is for extending any zones. Councillor Norman Hadley circulated a traffic calming report that he had downloaded from the Internet. Councillors Turner and Nunn will read this and discuss at the next meeting.

Street Lighting - Cumberland Road - Councillor Norman Hadley reported to the committee that although we had asked West Sussex County Council to put this column on hold until we had decided the best option, it had been installed on 18th April. It would appear the instruction had not been given to their contractors. The Lighting Superintendent is on holiday until 6th May, we will discuss with him then. No power has been connected yet. Palmer Road - Councillor Norman Hadley reported that this column had been installed on 18th April 2008.

Dog Bins/Litter Bins - The Senior Assistant Clerk reported that the new bins had been installed in Ecclesden Lane and Bewley Road. The old bin from Bewley Road has been moved to the Woodman Arms.

Post Box (High Street) - The Committee discussed the three quotations that had been received for the installation of the Post Box in the High Street. The committee felt that some clarification was needed on the quote from B & M builders as it appeared that they were quoting for supplying some material that would be supplied by the Parish Council. Once this is done the Committee agreed that Councillor Norman Hadley could select the best option up to a total cost of £1700.

Street Furniture - The Committee agreed to note and report to the office any surplus posts etc. that need to be removed. Councillor Norman Hadley said that we had been informed by West Sussex County Council that the ‘Rights of Way’ department do not allow signs to be put up indicating Cemeteries, the Senior Assistant Clerk will clarify and report back at the next meeting. Councillor Nigel Nunn said he though a sign was needed for the Palmer Road Recreation Ground. Councillor Norman Hadley to see if a suitable post is already available for such a sign.

(8 May 2008)

Community Film Show

The community film this coming Saturday (10 May) is "NOTES ON A SCANDAL" . One woman's mistake is another's opportunity! The film stars Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Tom Georgeson.

The film starts at 7.00pm (doors open 6.45pm) at the Village Hall. Tickets (£5) are available in advance from Woodies News or Angmering Framing & Stitches, or at the door. As usual, refreshments are available at very reasonable prices.

(8 May 2008)

New Shop opens in the village

Angmering Electrical Ltd opened its shop in The Square this morning. The premises, previously Lloyds Pharmacy, had been empty since April 2006 when Lloyds moved to the Angmering Medical Centre site.

The new shop sells a good selection of ceiling lights, free standing lamps, table lamps, and some garden lighting. Additionally, quality electrical fittings are available plus light bulbs and batteries. The shop is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm from Mondays to Saturdays. Their phone number is (01903) 787580.

Further, arrangements can be made for electrical work to be undertaken through their associate Angmering-based company, Comtel Services Ltd.

(6 May 2008)

Questionnaire Winner

The winner of the Angmering Community Centre Management Committee £25.00 Prize for helping with the Questionnaire was Stephanie Rossiter of Bramley Way. The Community Centre Management Committee wish to thank all those who participated in the survey which they believe has proved very useful in their planning process.

(1 May 2008)

Snippets from Parish Council Minutes of Meeting on 14 April 2008

Chairman's Report - The open spaces in Bramley Green have now been transferred to the Parish Council and the commuted sums for maintenance have been received. An additional £15000.00 has been paid by the Consortium to enable the Parish Council to complete certain works. Then Skate park will be completed by the summer holidays with Gravity starting the main construction work in May. The Chairman is looking at plans for a BMX track and will report back.

Community Centre - The Chairman advised Councillors that there was an urgent need to discuss an issue relating to the Community Centre. The agenda item for the Community Centre would be moved to the end of the meeting and by nature of its confidentiality the press and public would be excluded from the meeting while it was being discussed. The information contained in the report is of a confidential or exempt nature and is not to be released to anyone outside of the Parish Council by virtue of paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12a Local Government Act 1972 as amended.

No Cold Calling - PCSO Oakley will be making a “No Cold Calling” presentation to the next Council meeting. The Chairman was of the opinion that this should encompass the whole village. Councillor Paul Hankinson said that this would need careful defining so that charity collectors for instance were not penalised.

Parking in The Square - Councillor Pat Turner asked if a letter could be sent to all Traders asking that their staff do not park in the Square. Councillor Hadley will review the position in view of the fact that the Council has taken this action before. Council staff will be asked to set an example and not park in the Square.

Bag Alarms - Councillor Mark Edwards asked that the proposed Crime Reduction measures (bag alarms) be reconsidered. Councillor Pat Turner had consulted with customers in her shop and many said that yes they liked the idea and would be prepared to buy extra alarms. Proposed Councillor Edwards, seconded by Councillors Mountain and agreed by 6 votes for with 1 vote against that £300.00 be made available to purchase up to 100 units of alarms and chains. PCSO Oakley will be arranging to have the mobile Police Station positioned in the Square to distribute the alarms to Angmering residents.

Devolution of Services - All transfers have taken place and the commuted sums for the maintenance of the Bramley Green public open spaces have been received. The amount of £654857.05 has been paid to cover the maintenance costs for 16 years minimum. An additional sum of £15000.00 has been paid for work to be undertaken by the Parish Council.

Skatepark - Gravity Engineering expect to have their main contractors on site on 19th May 2008 but will be undertaking some site works in April. Our solicitor has e-mailed details of the land transfers to the Bog (sic) Lottery Fund.

Safer Routes to Schools - Councillor Steven Mountain said that West Sussex County Council have been requested to build a footway from the southern end of South Drive along the northern side of the A259 to Esporta.

(1 May 2008)

Angmering Planning Applications (p/e 23/04/08)

A/47/08 - Proposed new store between garage & house plus two dormer windows to rear (one replacing an existing velux window) at Lynwood, Ham Manor Close. For: Mr & Mrs Nysingh.

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 22 May 2008

(1 May 2008)