Angmering Village Life
Parish Fete 2011
Councillor Verrinder circulated notes of a meeting that was held with Phil Graham (Arun District Councils Events Representative) and Keith Croft, a professional event organiser. The date has now been changed to the weekend of 3rd/4th September, 2011 as it was felt that bank holiday weekend would already have too many events scheduled. Mr Croft has also offered his services at a reduced rate of £700, this will be referred to the Policy and Finance Committee for their consideration.
a) Play Area Signage SW reported that the new signs for the play areas had been installed and had been received well. The play areas are called Russet, Pippin, Braeburn and Discovery.
b) Play Area Inspections Safeplay Ltd have completed the first inspection and risk assessment and the reports had been circulated to the members of the committee. It was unanimously agreed that they were in a format that was readable and gave us all the information that was needed. They also supplied a quote for the remedial work that was needed, this will be looked at in detail before a commitment is given.
c) Community Centre Play Area Safeplay Ltd have completed the repair work on the subsidence in the Russet play area. It was done on time and managed in a very professional way. A 3 year guarantee has been given for the work.
SW report that she had obtained quotations for two tennis courts and that the cost would be in the region of £47-£50k. She will continue to look at costings and what grants are available.
Village Christmas Tree
The Committee agreed that the Christmas Tree would now go outside the Lamb Public House, with the Lamb providing the lights and electricity. SW will order and arrange a delivery for a weeks time.
To read the full minutes of this meeting, click here (PDF file)
It's just been announced that the fledgling Angmering Saturday Club won a grant of £46,440 in the youth section vote in this week's ITV Meridian Big Lottery "People's Millions" competition. This follows the success in the same competition 3 years' ago when the Parish Council's Skatepark bid won £80,000.
It's fantastic news and will allow the Angmering project to provide a Saturday club for young people with Autism and Social Communication Difficulties from The Angmering School and the local community. This will enable students to take part in a variety of activities, whilst giving family members respite. The activities proposed range from art and craft through life skills to sports and leisure pursuits, both within the club environment and through field trips and visits. As part of the activities there will be structured social and communication development opportunities, personalised to each individuals profile of need, ability and interest.
Fiona Moppett from The Angmering School told Angmering Village Life: "Meridian came into school yesterday to award team and students with a cheque for £46,440. The Angmering School would like to say thank you to everyone who voted to make this possible. The students are very grateful and were delighted. They are looking forward to so many activities this year".
This is the second time in the Big Lottery "People's Millions" competition that Angmering projects have beaten those from larger communities - this time Bexhill. It just demonstrates what can be achieved when communities pull together.
Angmering Cricket Club continued to make progress on and off the field in 2010, with both the adults Sunday side and junior 'Acorns' team having better than expected seasons.
The Sunday Friendly side won more games than in 2009 with a number of players delivering their best performances for a number of seasons. Tim Pearson excelled with the bat, averaging nearly 50 whilst Adam Rider hit two fifties, Ash Hilton smashed a personal best 85 not out at Portslade and Richard Hughes hit a personal best 48 not out against Moulsecoomb. Jim Hughes led the bowling attack, taking 33 wickets, whilst Rider, Andy Harvey and Paul Winter provided useful support.
The adults Sunday side also gave opportunities to a number of junior players who put in credible performances, notably Chris Mitchell's 60 in the final match of 2010, Luke Faulkner's 3 wickets at Crawley, and Doug Sopp's 2 wickets against Aldwick.
The junior 'Acorns' side (see photo - right) continued to develop, playing a total of 10 matches, whilst also taking part in the highly successful 'tenty tenty' tournament at Worthing Chippingdale in August.
The club continued to hold weekly training sessions on Thursday evenings which were co-ordinated and run by their two ECB level 1 qualified coaches who obtained their qualifications in March 2010. Ben Gardner led the batting, amassing 188 runs over the season, whilst Fin Gardner took the most wickets with 15 dismissals.
Pre season nets are likely to start in March and the club is keen to see new adult and junior players joining the club. All juniors must have their 11th birthday during 2011 to be eligible to join the team.
Anyone interested in joining Angmering Cricket Club should contact Jim Hughes on 07778 493241.
Further to our news item on 13 November, TODAY (Wednesday 24 November) is the only day you will be able to vote to try and get the Angmering Saturday Club the votes they need to win £46,500 to start and maintain their Club. To help them, please ring the following number:
0871 626 8856
Bramley Green Traffic Calming - The Senior Assistant Clerk reported that we are still waiting for the altered plans to be re-advertised, until that has been done and agreed no traffic order can be agreed. WSCC said they hoped it would not be too long but was dependant on work load and man power.
Greenwood Drive parking - Councillor Bos reported on the meeting with West Sussex County Council and said that proposed restrictions for Greenwood Drive would be finalised when the additional car park was open at the School and it could be seen what impact this had. Councillor Hankinson expressed concern over the poor parking in Greenwood Drive the previous weekend when there had been a football match. The police did attend and issued warnings to vehicles parked on the pathway. PCSO Andrea Oakley has arranged a meeting at the school with the football club on the 19th November, Councillor Bos will attend this meeting.
20MPH zones and signs - WSCC are also looking at Councillor Bicknells proposal to extend the 20mph zone to the Mill Road pinch point.
Safer Routes to School Downs Way/Heathfield Avenue - The Committee noted that the directional signs now only pointed to Angmering and not Bramley Green as requested by the Parish Council.
High Street Post Box
Councillor Bos reported that the new post box had been built. An additional bit of pathway had been included to allow better access from the rear. The Royal Mail are happy with the work that has been done and will be fitting the necessary collection plates and advising Rustington sorting office that collections can start. A plaque will be fitted in memory of Peter Holland and an official opening will take place in December with the local press present.
Winter Management Plan
The Senior Assistant Clerk reported that a gritter, 2 grit bins and 2 snow shovels had been ordered, all will be delivered by 19th November. WSCC will fill the bins once they are in place. WSCC are now sending through a daily decision plan and advising if any action needs to be taken.
To read the full minutes of this meeting, click here (PDF file)
A/149/10/TC - Fell 1 no Sycamore within the Angmering Conservation Area. Pryce Cottage (former Presbytery), Arundel Road. For: Westcott Leach Ltd. Readvertisement due to amended description.
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 December 2010.
The police have received a number of complaints about poor parking in Greenwood Drive close to The Angmering School. This does not only occur during school days, but also on Saturdays and Sundays when football is taking place either at the school or on the field to its south.
Our local police constable, PC Thomas, visited Greenwood Drive last Saturday and the parking was so bad that he was going to issue tickets for obstruction. However, he decided that perhaps some education was required and he is writing to the car owners involved in this instance. However, safety is a real issue and car owners are warned that the area is being monitored and parking tickets will be issued. The police are having a meeting with the school and the youth football clubs this week to try and get them to warn and educate parents who park in the area.
Parking is very difficult at the school at the moment because the final stages of the building project have taken existing parking out of use. This means that there are even more cars parking outside the school gates. The Angmering School is sorry for the inconvenience this is causing to their neighbours. If all goes well, they will have the bigger car park ready for use by early in December which should alleviate some of the parking problems.
Following a similar incident at the Co-op in The Square earlier this year, a collection tin for Sophie's Fund was again stolen from the same store on Sunday. The tin is estimated to have contained about £300, which would have paid for Sophie's physiotherapy for about one week.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said the theft had happened shortly before noon, when a man snatched the collection box from the counter in the shop. He is described as white, about 5ft 10in, with short, black hair. He was wearing dark jeans, white trainers, a black t-shirt with buttons and a blue patchwork hoodie, with a black lining.
Anyone with information should call Littlehampton police on 0845 60 70 999.
A Christmas Concert at St Margaret's Church on Saturday 27 November (2.30pm - 4.00pm).
Vocalist/guitarist Alex Eberhard from Austria will be performing and there will be Christmas themed songs by Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennet, plus carols.
Tickets are available from St. Margaret's Church office, or ring Janette & Alex: 01903 248280 or 07544 971351, or Pat McKinna: 01903 770801. Tickets are priced at £5.50 (mince pies & tea/coffee included). CDs will also be on sale and a percentage from those sold will be put towards the replacement of the church roof.
The Rowland Singers present a Carol Concert on Thursday 9th December at 7.30pm at St Margaret's Church, with Helen Emery - MD / Conductor, Kathryn Kay - Accompanist and special guests 'The Quart-ettes'. Tickets priced £7 (Child £2) available from 01903 238792.
Arun U3A will be holding a Christmas-themed Concert at Angmering Community Centre on Friday 10 December from 10.30am to 12.30pm (doors open 10.00am). Entry to the concert is free but tea/coffee and biscuits will be available to purchase in the interval priced 50p in aid of the homeless.
A Christmas Craft Sale is again being held this year at the Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue, Bramley Green on Saturday 18th December, 9.30am - 1.00pm.
Says organiser, Val Jerram: "With 30 stalls and a very wide variety of goods to see, this promises to be the best yet. Make a note in your diary and come and treat youself. It's free to come in and look and refreshments will be available.".
If you enjoyed looking round the craft stalls at the summer market on Fletcher's Field you will delight in seeing those people plus so many more interesting items - and mainly with a Christmas theme - for presents and table decorations. Have you still got that "hard-to-buy-for" person? Looking for something for the person who has everything? An original table decoration? Stocking fillers? Or perhaps you have a Birthday around Christmas too?
There's a wide variety of stalls and goods: Jewellery - including the Pearly Queen; bags - embroidered and eco friendly and brocade; scarves and pashminas; candles; pot pourri; table and tree decorations and faux flower arrangements; children's clothes; moving bookmarks; handmade soaps; beauty products; handmade wooden items - including pots and weather stations ; glass items; abstract art on canvas and children's illustrations and name prints; painted slate and driftwood items; spinning and wool products; toys; original cards..........and much more.
The leaning oak tree by the footpath close to the Community Centre at Bramley Green fell yesterday evening. The cause looks like rot at its base. This was the sorry sight this morning:
Users of the Stagecoach No. 9 route should note that, from this week, the bus timetable has changed. Buses to and from Worthing and Littlehampton are now arriving approx 5 minutes earlier than previously. As a general guide, buses to Worthing are now scheduled to arrive at The Green in the centre of the village at 9 minutes past the hour. Buses to Littlehampton are now scheduled to arrive at The Green at 7 minutes past the hour.
The new timetable can be seen or downloaded by clicking here or you can see an abbreviated Angmering timetable on our Transport page.
A/135/10 - Extend the 900mm fence around the west flank to enclose garden at 87A Downsway, East Preston. For: Mr M Swann
A/145/10 - Construction of entrance gates and brick piers (Resubmission following A/81/10) at Shardeloes, The Thatchway. For: Ms J Fellowes
A/149/10/TC - Fell 1 no. cypress within the Angmering Conservation Area at Pryce Cottage (former Presbytery), Arundel Road. For: Westcott Leach Ltd
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 December 2010.
As many readers will know, Angmering Parish Council (APC) are entering the village into the "South East in Bloom 2011" competition. Schools and organisations in Angmering have been approached to support the village's entry into next year's competition, and already a number have registered their interest in helping. However, there are costs involved, but APC want to raise some funds other than through the parish precept element of Council tax and are planning fundraising events over the coming months.
The first event is a "Fundraising Quiz Night" which will be held at Angmering Village Hall on Saturday 11 December 2010 (7.00pm). You can come as a team (max 6) or as an individual and you can bring your own drinks. There will be a raffle and prizes for the quiz winners.
Tickets are £5 per person and include a buffet. They are available from the Parish Council Office, Woodies News, The Big Fry, Angmering Framing & Stitches, and Holmes Estate Agents.
It is hoped that many people will support these events which would fund the floral displays around the village next Summer. If you would like to register your support in any way, call in at the APC office in the Square or ring them on (01903) 850756.
Residents of Angmering will recall that three years ago, the local community banded to together and voted in their thousands to help Angmering Parish Council win £80,000 in the "People's Millions" scheme for the new skatepark against opposition from another youth scheme in Christchurch.
Well, another "People's Millions" head-to-head vote is coming up on Wednesday 24 November on ITV Meridian. This time, the "Angmering Saturday Club", which has been running as a pilot scheme since the Summer, is hoping to win £46,500 to set itself up and is vying with a youth boxing club in Bexhill to win the public vote and secure the money.
This project will provide a Saturday club for young people with Autism and Social Communication Difficulties from The Angmering School and the local community. This will enable students to take part in a variety of activities, whilst giving family members respite. The Saturday Club, in its "People's Millions" proposal, states it has been identified by parents that there is inadequate support and respite for this group of young people in the local area that is affordable and regular. The activities proposed range from art and craft through life skills to sports and leisure pursuits, both within the club environment and through field trips and visits. As part of the activities there will be structured social and communication development opportunities, personalised to each individuals profile of need, ability and interest.
PLEASE VOTE FOR THE ANGMERING PROJECT AND ENCOURAGE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO DO SO TOO
Voting starts at 9am on Wednesday 24 November until midnight. The vote line phone number will only be announced on the day and we will endeavour to make the number known to readers on the day! For more information on these Big Lottery projects, go to www.peoplesmillions.org.uk/2010-finalists/meridian-east. You can register your support and leave a message via the Angmering entry. The results of the vote will be announced later in that week.
A/147/10 - Demolition of existing garage (side) & rear conservatory and erection of two-storey side extension (Resubmission of A/74/10) at 2 Arundel Road. For: Mr & Mrs Sims
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 December 2010.
The Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will be running two workshops later this month on "Managing Your Money". These workshops are free and will be held at Angmering Community Centre on Monday 22 November (7.45 - 9.00pm) and Tuesday 30 November (11am - 1pm).
At the end of the 2-hour workshop, attendees will be able to: briefly explain purpose of a personal budget, give examples of items to include when listing income and expenditure, complete a budget sheet for a realistic situation, and suggest ways of increasing income.
If you are interested in knowing more, contact the CAB on 01243 862650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, contact the Community Centre on 01903 773982 to book a place.
Local artist Jane Pesterfield has a display of her paintings in the foyer of the Community Centre. You can see paintings in several mediums and in a variety of subjects. All paintings are for sale and will be on show until the end of November. With Christmas approaching, a painting could make a useful present, maybe something a bit different for your nearest and dearest. The prices are very modest and Jane is happy to discuss sales, commissions and any other enquiry you might have regarding the display. Please telephone her on 01903 774289
The Angmering School has issued the following building update:
Parking is very difficult at the school at the moment because the final stages of the building project have taken existing parking out of use. This means that there are even more cars parking outside the school gates. We are sorry for the inconvenience this is causing our neighbours. If all goes well, we will have the bigger car park ready for use by early in December.
Entrance to the school from Bramley Green
The existing gate was closed at half term and the area inside it is being landscaped. If all goes well, the new entrance opening into Rowan Way will be in use early in December.
Synthetic Turf Pitch and use of other facilities
The STP is now in use during the school day. It will start being used by external groups in the next few weeks. Bookings have been taken for many of the available slots. Enquiries about booking any of the facilities at the school should be made to Mitch Smith on 01903 778353.
The Angmering School will be holding a Sixth Form Information Evening on Thursday 2 December 7.00pm - 9.00pm.
This is an excellent opportunity to find out about their Sixth Form Courses. You will be able to talk to the teachers and students after learning about how they organise their courses. Telephone Mr Kerrison on 01903 778356 with any queries.
The next Angmering Film Show to be screened at the Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue, Bramley Green is "NOWHERE BOY" (2009). This will be shown on Saturday 13 November at 7.45pm (doors open 7.30pm).
A film based on the early life of Beatle, John Lennon. Set in mid-Fifties Liverpool, it tells the tale of (according to the press release) "a smart and troubled fifteen year-old who is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John. Mimi, the buttoned-up aunt who raised him and Julia, the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into rock 'n' roll. His fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney. Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But a resilient young man finds his voice - and an icon explodes into the world". Stars Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, Ann-Marie Duff, Ophelia Lovibond, and David Morrissey. poster
Tickets for this film show (Cert U15) - priced at £5 - are available from the Community Centre Office, Woodies News, or Angmering Framing and Stitches.
Please note that the roads through The Square in the village will be closed between 11.45am and 12.45pm on Sunday 14 November while the Remembrance Day service is being held at the war memorial. Notices to this effect are already in place on roads into the village centre.
PCSO Andrea Oakley, who has recently returned as Angmering's Police Community Support Officer, has advised us of the following surgeries she is holding in the next month or so, and where you can talk to her in person:
|PCSO Surgery||8 November||7.15pm to 8.15pm||Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue|
|PCSO Surgery||3 December||10.00am to 11.00am||Angmering Parish Council Office, The Square|
|Neighbourhood Management Forum||15 December||7.30pm||Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue|
A 21 year old Rustington man has been charged with the break in of the Co-op Stores in The Square on Sunday evening. He will appear at Worthing Magistrates Court of 16 November. Police were called to the scene after reports of someone breaking into the building from the roof.