Angmering Village Life

News Archive

May 2011

Station Road Closure

Residents should note that Station Road will be closed outside Angmering Village Hall to allow work by Southern Water during the following times:

6.30pm Tuesday 31 May to 6.30am Wednesday 1 June
6.30pm Wednesday 1 June to 6.30am Thursday 2 June

No vehicular traffic will be able to pass the village Hall in either direction for those 12 hours which the road is closed on both days. Diversion signs will be put in place. Fundamentally, all traffic to and from the village centre to the A259 will need to go via Roundstone Lane.

(25 May 2011)

The Angmering School Sports Leaders Meet with an Olympic Champion

With 435 days to go to the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games and with much of the nation keen to find out how successful they had been in getting tickets, 14 lucky students from the Angmering School were rewarded for all their efforts when volunteering to lead a range of sporting events for local primary schools over the previous twelve months.

Pete Gwynn, PE Teacher at the Angmering School, said "Being one of the Get Set Network schools in West Sussex, Angmering were invited to an exclusive "Get Set Day" at Tanbridge House School, where the students had the opportunity to meet the Olympic Mascot "Wenlock", named after the Midlands village which inspired the re-birth of the modern Olympic Games, and to chance to take part in a range of activities led by the Get Set team related to the Olympic and Paralympic values.

After lunch, they watched an Olympic celebration ceremony featuring prospective Olympians and Paralympians from Sussex. These included beach volleyballers, cyclists, seated volleyball players, gymnasts and judo players. The students were then led in coaching sessions by the 2012 hopefuls.

The day was rounded off in a special way when Lord Sebastian Coe presented the school's students with their Get Set Plaque. Peter Langton was proud to have his photo taken with the former world 1500 & 800 Metre Record holder, and the other students could scarcely hide their smiles as he posed to have his photo taken with the whole group."

(24 May 2011)

Snippets from the draft Minutes of the Parish Council AGM on 16 May 2011

Election of Chairman
Councillor Verrinder proposed Councillor Turner as Chairman, seconded by Councillor Francis. Councillor Leverick proposed Councillor Mountain, seconded by Councillor Mariner. Each candidate was then given the opportunity to outline their experience and vision for the future and both answered questions from councillors. As the result (of voting) was a draw, Nigel Nunn used his casting vote, stating that he believed that Councillor Mountain had directed his statement and answers to the public rather than councillors. The casting vote resulted in Councillor Turner being elected as Chairman for the coming year.

Election of Vice Chairman
Councillor Bicknell proposed Councillor Gillett seconded by Councillor Verrinder. Councillor Turner proposed Councillor Francis, seconded by Councillor Graham. Each candidate was then given the opportunity to outline their experience and vision for the future and both answered questions from councillors. The vote was as follows: Councillor Gillett – 5 Votes; Councillor Francis – 4 Votes; Abstentions – 3. Councillor Gillett was duly elected as Vice Chairman.

Public Consultation
Neil Rogers-Davis requested that all published minutes should include copies of attachments to give a clearer picture of decisions taken.

Sussex Police Report
Councillor Leverick stated that the reports appeared to show a trend of increasing crimes being committed. Councillor Graham also stated that she believed that the reports were in a better format, but would have liked to see the crime trend report previously produced, in addition. There was general agreement that this was so, and that further information on crime clear-up rates would also be helpful.

Appointments to Committees and Councillor Posts
a) Policy & Finance Committee – would continue for the time being to be made up of the Committee and Council Chairmen, but that this along with the role of the Committee would be subject to review. The Clerk to put this matter on the agenda of the next Parish Council meeting. It was AGREED that the next Policy & finance Committee due on 14 June 2011 would be postponed.
b) Planning & Conservation Committee – Councillors Verrinder, Francis, Mariner, Leverick, Mountain, Graham and Winn.
c) Environment Committee – Councillors Francis, Bos, Harris, Leverick and Bicknell.
d) Leisure Committee – Councillors Verrinder, Graham, Francis, Leverick and Ash.
e) Highways Committee – Councillors Mountain, Bos, Mariner, Gillett, Harris, Winn, Leverick and Bicknell.
f) Financial Overseer – to be decided when the review of committees was considered.
g) Youth Council – Councillors Bos and Graham.
The Chairman of the Parish Council is Ex-Officio a member of all committees.

Quality Parish Status
The Clerk explained that the process for obtaining Quality status involved the preparation of a Portfolio of information and that it was his intention to have completed this by Autumn 2011. The electoral criteria required just 67% of councillors to have been ‘Elected’ at the elections and Angmering had achieved 100%. This had been the stumbling block in the past and although some minor changes to procedures were still required, these would be put in place over the next few months.

To read the full minutes of this meeting, click here (PDF file)
To see the attachments to minutes of this meeting, click here (PDF file)

(24 May 2011)

Angmering Planning Applications (p/e 11/05/11)

A/70/11 - Small single storey flat roofed rear extension to provide ground floor cloakroom at Thatchers, High Street. For: Mrs Leech

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 June 2011.

To see applications, plans, design statements, etc, type the Application Reference Number (such as those above) into Arun District Council's "Application Search Facility " , click on the Search button, and click on the hyperlink reference when selected application is returned - then select "Documents".

(18 May 2011)

Parish Council changes

At the first meeting of the newly elected Angmering Parish Council last night, Councillor Mrs Pat Turner was elected chairman. Two candidates stood for the position which led to them being level after voting. It was left to the previous chairman - unelected at the parish council elections on 5 May - to use his casting vote which he did in favour of Cllr Turner.

In another contested election at the meeting, new councillor Bob Gillett, was elected as vice-chairman.

(17 May 2011)

Annual Summer Market

The 6th Annual Summer Market will be held this year on Saturday 20 August at Fletcher's Field (9.30am to 2.00pm). As usual there will be Food and Craft stalls, Entertainment and Refreshments but this year there will also be a bonus event - a Fun Dog Show sponsored by Pets at Home and Companion Care. Additionally, there will be a circus skills workshop run by "Jellycircus"; it will teach skills such as diabolos, hoops, juggling, ribbons, lolo balls and plates, and all ages can have a go.

Anybody interested in having a stall should contact Val Jerram on (01903) 774247 or email for more information:

The Fun Dog Show will have the following classes:

1. Prettiest Bitch
2. Most Handsome Dog
3. Best Veteran (over 7 years)
4. Dog Most like its Owner
5. Fancy Dress - Dog and Owner
6. Dog with the Waggiest Tail

There will also be a prize for "Best in Show". Registration from 9.30 a.m. Judging Commences at 10 a.m. Entry Fees: £1.00 per Class. Enquiries to: Julie Moore 07712- 049837 or Val Jerram (01903) 774247

(10 May 2011)

Fire at Bramley Green

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service crew from East Preston attended a house in Bramley Way on Saurday (7 May) morning after a dishwasher caught fire in the kitchen. Firefighters using breathing apperatus and a ventilation fan extinguished the fire and cleared the smoke. A male occupier was given first aid at the scene for smoke inhalation and a minor burn by F&RS and ambulance paramedics, but did not need hospital treatment.

(10 May 2011)

Angmering Parish Council Election Results

Here are the results:

ASH Steven John    1077  Elected
BICKNELL Paul Andrew    1237  Elected
BOS Jennifer Hilda    738  Elected
FRANCIS Susan Mary Resident  1035  Elected
GILLETT Bob    706  Elected
GRAHAM Julia Helen Mary Resident  968  Elected
HARRIS Don Independent  873  Elected
LEVERICK Philip Independent  812  Elected
MARINER Albert Frank Simon    676  Elected
MOUNTAIN Steven Charles    744  Elected
NUNN Nigel Henry    606 Not elected
TURNER Patricia     863  Elected
VERRINDER Chris    619 Not elected
VERRINDER Sylvia    685  Elected
WINN Stephen James    748  Elected

Turnout 43.76 % 

(6 May 2011)

Arun District Council Election Results

Here are the results for the Angmering Ward:

BICHARD Craig Anthony Liberal Democrats  550  
BICKNELL Paul Andrew Conservative  1520  Elected
HARRIS Don Independent  524  
HAZLEHURST Julie Susan Conservative  1404  Elected
LONGHURST Julia Carolyn UKIP  517  
SLOWE Peter Malcolm Labour  538  
WENSLEY Dudley Michael Conservative  1324  Elected

Turnout  44.83 %

The Parish Council election results will be published here when known.

(6 May 2011)

Fire at Sports Ground

An appliance from West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service's East Preston station attended Woodlands Park Sports Field in Station Road (near A259 roundabout) just after 8.00am this morning and extinguished a fire in a tree and undergrowth. The F&RS are treating the fire as arson.

(4 May 2011)

Art Exhibition cancelled

Due to the re-roofing of St Margaret's Church, The Angmering Society regrets that it has had to cancel its Art Exhibition planned there for 26-28 May. The Society hopes to hold the exhibition in May next year.

(4 May 2011)