Angmering Village Life
The Chairman had tabled two resolutions, which he wished to be considered at this point. The first resolution was:-
a) The Agenda Item currently shown as Public Questions on Matters Included on the Agenda be replaced with Public Consultation, which would be followed by An opportunity for parishioners to seek information or question the Council and its members on any matter in respect of the parish.
b) He wanted added to this the statement that If the Council cannot answer the request at the meeting, due to further checking or investigation needed, the parishioner will receive a written response at the first opportunity and that 2 this will be made available at the next meeting or via the Parish Council website at the parishioners request. On the proposal by the Chairman, seconded by Councillor Pat Turner, it was unanimously RESOLVED that this change be made.
The second resolution was:-
c) The Public Consultation part of the meeting be limited to a maximum time of 20 minutes. A parishioner may address the meeting a maximum of twice and that each address be limited to a maximum of three minutes.
On a proposal by Councillor Phil Leverick, seconded by Councillor Jennifer Bos it was RESOLVED that there be an addition to the resolution that If required, the Chairman may use discretion to extend these times.
On a proposal by the Chairman, seconded by Councillor Pat Turner, it was RESOLVED that the amended proposal be adopted.
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REMINDER - Arun District Council's Public Meeting will be held tonight (Wednesday 26 January) at Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue, Bramley Green to discuss the number of homes that should be built in the Arun district over the next 17 years up to the year 2028. See news item on this page dated 23 December.
Greenwood Drive - Now that the Angmering School car park is open, the Committee requested that the Office write to the school requesting that members of staff and students are encouraged to park within the school grounds and not along Greenwood Drive.
Bramley Green Traffic Calming - West Sussex County Council said the proposed new traffic calming would be re-issued to the interested bodies before Christmas but so far this letter has not been received. WSCC have been continually chased but due to work overload no new date has been given.
Proposed new pedestrian/cycle/equestrian bridge across the A27 in the Hammerpot area - The Committee felt that a bridge across the A27 would not be suitable for horses and thought improvements to the two current underpasses would make more sense. From a cycle/pedestrian point of view, a bridge would be desirable but there was still concern about a formal cycle route up Arundel Road due to traffic and parking congestion and risks to pedestrians. As this is only a feasibility survey the Committee asked that the office contact Balfour Beatty to gain more information before officially responding. If the project were to go ahead, work would not commence before 2013 at the earliest. The office will also contact West Sussex County Council regarding the proposed cycle route.
Dappers Lane Signage - The Committee discussed the letter from Mr Dyer regarding his concerns about Dappers Lane becoming a rat run and his suggestions about removing the unrestricted speed signs. The Committee agreed that the office will consult with West Sussex County Council and look to include in the local priorities plan.
Dog Bins / Litter Bins
Councillor Leverick said that all the information had now been received from Arun District Council regarding the replacement programme for Dog and Litter Bins and the charges fur (sic) supplying, maintaining and emptying any new bins requested by the Parish Council. Two of the existing litter bins that are due for renewal on the Village Green will be moved to new locations. 1 Dog Bin in the Palmer Road Recreation Ground will be moved to Arundel Road by the footpath leading to the Recreation Ground. 3 New Dog Bins will also be ordered (subject to Policy and Finance Committee approval) and located at Dappers Lane/Water Lane, Weavers Hill/High Street and the Western end of the FP2155 (The Thatchway) at the houses/field boundary. It was also agreed that a letter would be sent to the Headmaster of the Angmering School regarding the ongoing litter issues on the school routes.
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A/2/11 - Conversion of stable & workshop to ancillary accomodation & new linked range to provide kitchen & family accomodation with internal re-fit of existing kitchen to form dining room at Pigeon House, High Street. For: Mr P Blake
A/3/11/L - Application for listed building consent for conversion of stable & workshop to ancillary accomodation & new linked range to provide kitchen & family accomodation with internal re-fit of existing kitchen to form dining room at Pigeon House, High Street. For: Mr P Blake
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 February 2011.
Five officers from the Technical Rescue Unit of West Sussex F&RS came to the aid of two horses found to be in difficulty in a field along the A259 in Angmering this morning. The first horse was partially entanged in a rug which the officers managed to rectify. The second horse was found to have an injury to a back leg. The horses were left with their owner.
I've received the following excellent photo of the Mayflower Park drainage basin from Cllr Pat Turner following the heavy rain a few days' ago. It can be seen that the pond - known affectionately by many as the "Noddy Pond" - which is normally confirned within the railed area, has disappeared into the flooded wider basin giving the appearance of a lake. This area is officially a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) which was constructed to ensure that stormwater. or rainwater run-off, did not flood Bramley Green.
A mean thief from Yapton who stole a "Help Sophie Walk" collecting tin from the Co-op in the village has been ordered by Worthing Magistrates to repay the Fund £200 compensation after being found guilty of the offence. James Taylor (21) from Yapton also received a 12 months community service order. (source: Littlehampton Gazette)
The "Save Angmering Village" group was set up last year to ensure that any housing developments in Angmering are appropriate and suitable for all our village residents and to oppose further development to green/brown field sites in the parish.
They have now created a new website which can be located at www.saveangmering.co.uk which identifies land at risk in Angmering and advises how you can assist in the fight to prevent inappropriate and over-development of land.
The website also draws attention to Arun District Council's Public Meeting at Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue, Bramley Green on Wednesday 26 January 2011 at 7.30pm to discuss the number of homes that should be built in the Arun district over the next 17 years up to the year 2028.
A/1/11 - Construction of double garage & removal of existing garage door, replacement with windows at Shardeloes, The Thatchway. For: Miss J C Fellowes
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 10 February 2011.
The Society's meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening (Tuesday) has been cancelled as the speaker is ill. His proposed talk, "Amberley Museum - a day out for the family", will hopefully be given at a future date.
Would members, if at all possible, kindly let other members of the Society with whom they are in contact know of this cancellation.
Angmering Cricket Club is seeking new adult and junior members for the new 2011 season to play adult Sunday friendly matches or form part of the successful junior side which play friendly matches, mainly on Saturday mornings.
The team is currently filled largely from players living outside of the village and Captain Jim Hughes is keen to encourage local villagers to play for the club. "A village cricket team should form a key part of the villages summer sporting and social calendar, but at present we have very few villagers playing in the team. The village has a large and growing population so I'd like to think that there are some potential players out there who would wish to play for us - if so we'd really like to see you" said Jim.
The club offers a friendly social environment for players, whilst off the field progress over recent years has seen two junior coaches receiving formal qualifications, a first aider and welfare officer being trained, and a new artificial wicket being laid. The club is also fortunate to have the support of a number of local businesses including Holmes Estate Agents, David O Jones Sports Shop, Chandlers BMW Garage, and Projects Abroad. Pre-season practice nets are likely to start in March, with the season getting under way in late April.
Anyone wishing to play for the village cricket team should contact Jim Hughes on 07778 493241
A two vehicle crash at the junction of Water Lane and the Angmering By-pass at about 8.30 this morning closed the northern bound lane of the by-pass and caused congestion way back to the village centre and along the A280. Police, paramedics and a WS Fire & Rescue Service tender from East Preston attended the scene.
Of the four people travelling in both cars, a woman and two girls were taken by ambulance to Worthing Hospital following the crash, but it is not thought that they were seriously injured. The occupants of the vehicles were released before the fire engine arrived, but its crew made the scene safe before leaving shortly after 9.00am.