Angmering Village Life
The work on the re-roofing of St Margaret's Church starts on Monday April 4th when the scaffolding will be erected. For the week of the 4th, the church carpark will be closed and so will the two footpaths round the church. Access to the office and the hall will be via Rectory Lane or The Thatchway and entrance to the office via the west door.
Once the scaffold is erected part of the carpark and paths will be opened until the scaffold is removed when they will be re-closed.
The contractors expect to complete the work by Friday June 17th. During the week, the chairs in the nave and side aisles will be stacked and covered to protect them from dust, as will the organ, for the entire period of the work. The metal chairs will be stacked after the Sunday evening service and put out again on the following Friday evening or Saturday morning.
From the above it is obvious that the use of the church itself will be extremely limited during the week and no arrangements at all should be made without first consulting the office.
Please will everyone take extra care when walking
round the church and accessing the building.
This applies particularly during the week when there is always a risk of debris falling onto paths.
Richard Hance, Churchwarden
Bramley Green Traffic Calming
The Senior Assistant Clerk reported that the new TRO had been re-advertised. Some of the suggestions submitted by the Parish Council had been adopted. The Committee made some more observations and these were passed back to West Sussex County Council and Halcrow. We now await the outcome.
Proposed new equestrian bridge across the A27
The committee noted the email dated 3rd February, 2011 from Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald regarding the location of the proposed bridge, which is suggested as west of Hammerpot connecting with the local footpaths.
The Committee agreed that there were two fingerposts that need repairing, one at the junction of Roundstone Lane and the High Street and one at the top of Dappers Lane. Councillor Bos will do a full review and report back to the Committee. The Senior Assistant Clerk will clarify the cost and if the 50% grant is still available from West Sussex County Council.
To read the full minutes of this meeting, click here (PDF file)
ArtTrio, three local artists, will be exhibiting and selling their paintings at the Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue, Bramley Green from 1st to 30th April.
The paintings can be viewed during the Community Centre's normal opening hours.
For ArtTrio information, contact 07941-868953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday (27th), a Spring Craft Sale will be held at Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue (Bramley Green) between 10.00am and 2.00pm. This is the Market that had to be cancelled at Christmas because of the snow!
Here's an opportunity to get unique Mother's Day, Birthday and Easter gifts and cards - or to just treat yourself. There will be a wide range of stalls - jewellery (pearls, silver, fashion), soaps and beauty products, bags, wood crafts, glass crafts, toys, children's knitted clothes, faux flowers and lots more.
It's free to go in and browse - and there will be refreshments on sale with tempting toasted sandwiches.
A/18/11/TC - Fell 1 no. Horsechestnut tree & crown lift 3 no. Evergreen Oak trees & remove dead wood (within the Angmering Conservation Area) Boundary wall of Pound House, Roundstone Lane. For: Mrs M Hope
A/28/11 - Application for variation of condition 4 following a grant of planning permission A/52/08/ to amend wording relating to bin & cycle storage. Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue. For: Angmering Parish Council
A/41/11 - Single storey side extensions & porch Clayton at The Avenals. For: Mr S Williams
A/42/11/T - Reduce height by 2m (3m max) to 16 Cupressus Leylandii, Reduce height by 1.5-2m to 8no. Cupressus Leylandii & Cut back by 1-2m 1no Macrocarpa Tree at Blue Cedars, Blue Cedars Close, Ham Manor Way. For: Mr A 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 14 April 2011.
On Wednesday 9th March students from The Angmering School held a Youth Enterprise Sport Business Masterclass with students Worthing High School and The Littlehampton Academy.
This involved students embracing cultural differences by investigating fair play making it relevant to both sport and everyday life, creating codes of conduct for their athletes and linking a new sport to their own community. At the end of the day the teams presented their ideas to three judges in a "Dragons' Den" style.
The event involved 30 students and they all worked really hard in designing a new sport for the Olympics. The students each had different roles with their team and worked hard to try and gain financial backing for their sport.
Mr Whiffin, Subject Leader PE at Angmering said: "The day was a great success and the students worked and behaved excellently. They demonstrated exceptional skills in developing a new sport for the Olympics".
There was excellent work and behaviour from Ed Green, Rebecca Green, Lily Griffiths, Kiera Harding, Evie Dryden, Alice Pickard, Tara Moynihan, Kyla Moore, and Lily Parisi.
Do you like jewellery & scarves? If you do, then go along on Monday 28th March to the Lavinia Norfolk Centre (LNC) at The Angmering School from 4.30pm - 6pm and have a look at the items on sale. A wide selection of gorgeous silver jewellery with semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls in exclusive designs, from £6. Also a beautiful new range of scarves for Spring/Summer in muted pastels and vibrant colours, from £8. All perfect gifts or treats for Mothers Day! The commission raised is to be donated to the LNC for the fund to repair the students' wheelchairs.
The Parent Forum of The Angmering School are holding a quiz for parents, students, staff and neighbours. £2 per person (£1 for students and senior citizens). Teams can consist of up to 8 persons. Bring your own drinks (alcohol permitted, but no spirits) and nibbles. There will be a raffle. Only 18 tables are available so, if you are interested, email Mrs Fiona Moppett at email@example.com.
Helpers are needed for marking and also to run the raffle. If you can help then please ring Mrs Moppett on 01903 778362 or email her. If this event is successful the Parent Forum would like to make it a regular occurrence. Come along and join in the fun.
The Fashion Show by Catwalk Connections which was to be held at the Community Centre of Saturday 19 March has been cancelled due to an insufficient number of tickets being sold.
Angmering W.I. will be holding a Charity Lunch in aid of St Barnabas Hospice in the Village Hall on Saturday 2 April at 1.00pm (doors open 12.45pm) and are inviting village residents to attend.
There will be a two course Buffet Meal - bring your own drink and glasses. Entertainment will be provided by "Two in Accord" - popular local duet accordionists who play a variety of easy-listening music.
Tickets for the Lunch are £10.00 each. To book a place contact Angmering W.I. Secretary on 01903-774247.
Angmering Parish Council are drawing up a Communnity-Led Plan to 'guide the future development of Angmering'. The Council would like input from Angmering residents and, to this end, they are holding an Open Day on Saturday 9 April at the Village Hall in Station Road between 10am and 4pm.
Go along and find out more what is meant by the Big Society and Localism and what impact it will have on a village such as Angmering. Our MP Nick Herbert will be attending over lunchtime to give his support and answer any questions you may have.
For more information, contact the Parish Council Office on 01903 772124
A road traffic accident involving 3 cars occurred on the Angmering by-pass shortly before 5.00pm yesterday. An elderly lady was attended to at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance. One lane of A280 was closed by police due to debris and spillage from the accident. The road was cleared by a crew from the Fire & Rescue Services' East Preston station.
Further to our article on the Community Tree Planting Day this Sunday - see our News article dated 21 February (below) - we have been asked to point out that the day given in today's Littlehampton Gazette article is incorrect. So to clarify the situation, the tree planting will take place in Mayflower Park from 9.00am this Sunday and not Saturday.
A/27/11 - 2 no. classroom extension including group/senco room & toilets to replace existing temporary classrooms at St Margaret's CE Primary School, Arundel Road. For: St Margarets CE Primary School
A/31/11 - Single storey rear extension at 21 The Walkway, Bramley Green. For: Mrs S Ridley
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 31 March 2011.
The Governors of St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School in Arundel Road are holding an "Irish Dance Night" this Saturday (12 March) at 7.30pm in the school hall to raise money for school funds.
There will be music from and dancing to the Irish band "Boxty". A licenced bar will be open and tickets will include a ploughman's supper.
Not least will be a "Mega-Draw" with prizes including a Pleasure Flight from Shoreham Airport, vouchers for Angmering Manor, Restaurante Bella Vista, The Spotted Cow, The Roundstone PH, Esporta, Rustington Golf Centre, £50.00 Co-op Store vouchers, six bottles of champagne, and six other prizes.
Tickets, priced £4.50, are obtainable from the school by phoning (01903) 782188.
The telecomunications company "Talk Talk" has advised Sussex Police that their representatives will be in Angmering from today (Wednesday) to this coming Saturday from 1.00pm to 8.30pm. All representatives should be carrying ID cards which should be shown when asked, and they should leave as soon as asked.
A/15/11/T - Fell one large Sycamore at 30-31 St Margaret's Court. For: Mr S Lane
A/23/11/L - Application for Listed Building Consent to remove two south elevation casement windows & replace with two no. softwood box frame sash windows at Jade Cottage, 4 Church Road. For: Mr M 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 24 March 2011.