Angmering Village Life
A/95/11 - Side extension and alterations to form rooms in roof space at 69 Mill Road Avenue. For: Mr & Mrs D Rawle. (revision to previously approved A/172/07)
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 21 July 2011.
The sewerage system on The Dell has been giving problems this year. In February, there was a major blockage and now further blockages are occuring. District and Parish Councillor, Paul Bicknell, a resident of The Dell, has taken the initiative by monitoring the present situation and issuing the following bulletin:
Dell Sewerage System - an update
- Firstly, the sewers are unadopted by Southern Water. This means we have private sewers, and householders on the Dell are currently responsible for any work or repairs required on the sewerage system before it joins the main system in Station Road.
- Since Saturday 26 June, the Dell has been having problems with the sewers being blocked.
- A group of four of us residents found a blockage on Sunday evening around the junction of Dell Drive and Foxdale Drive.
- Arun District Council was informed and arranged for a contractor to work on the drains.
- The contractor worked on the drains on Monday 28 June and had some success in unblocking the drains but residents' drains in Lime Grove and Birch Close remained blocked.
- During Monday evening, a number of drain covers were lifted to find that drains are still not working properly in areas that we thought had been unblocked by Monday's work.
- The contractors are due to come back on Tuesday for further work.
Could I urge all residents on The Dell to inspect drains within their property boundary or have them looked at by others to see if they are working properly and are running freely. Note: Lifting manhole covers and inspecting drains can be dangerous and should only be done by the more able of us.
One of the latest laws that has just gone through Parliament is that local water companies will have the responsibility of private sewers transferred to them on 1 st October 2011. I believe the finer points of this new law require looking into between now and 1st October.
Paul Bicknell (Dell resident)
I've received the following message and photos from The Angmering School:
The Angmering School would like to say thank you to all the residents for coping with any disruption from the Prom on Friday night. We were very pleased to receive a phone call from a resident in Greenwood Drive who wanted us to know that she watches everyone arrive every year and enjoys the whole evening. The Year 11 students had a lovely evening celebrating their years at the school and completion of their exams. The hall was decorated in a Hollywood theme and the transport varied from limos to a wheelbarrow! The fantastic evening finished with fireworks. Headteacher Mr David Brixey said " I am very proud of the year group: their behaviour reflected their stylish and elegant attire."
As most residents will know, Angmering Parish Council has entered the village into the "South East in Bloom" competition and judging is due to take place on 5 July. Residents are invited to vistit St Margaret's Church Hall between 10.15am and 12.00 noon on that day to see photos of the village displays and have a cup of tea or coffee.
As part of Angmering's participation this year, the Parish Council organised a competition for the Best Front Garden and the Best Allotment which was kindly sponsored by Haskins Garden Centre. At a prize giving ceremony this morning in the attractive gardens of The Spotted Cow in the High Street, Kirsty Goble, General Manager of Haskins (Angmering), presented certificates to the winners and certificates of commendation to other worthy participants. These were:
Best Front Garden - Winner: Cyril Potter. Certificates of Commendation: Mr Rumsey, Joan Skingley, Ivan Drewe, Michael & Naomi Collins.
Best Allotment - Winner: Janet Price. Certificates of Commendation: Peter Garlinge, Granville Cayley.
First Row (l-r): (1) Cllr Pat Turner (Chairman of Parish Council) with Cllr Jenny Bos. (2) Cyril Potter. (3) Kirsty Goble presents certificate to Janet Price.
Second Row (l-r): (1) Granville Cayley. (2) Michael & Naomi Collins (landlords of Spotted Cow). (3) Some flowers in garden of Spotted Cow.
Watch Morris dancers from Sompting at The Spotted Cow celebrating the Summer Solstice on Tuesday. Click here
A/90/11 - Proposed single storey rear extension and loft conversion at 5 Henry Fletcher Close. For: Mr K Kearl
A/92/11 - Two storey extension at Thatchers, The Thatchway. For: Mr & Mrs C Wiggins
A/93/11 - Two storey house extension at 36 East Drive. For: Mr S Dean
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 July 2011.
A male teacher from The Angmering School was suspended on Thursday (16 June) following allegations that he kissed a 13 or 14 year old pupil. Both West Sussex County Council and Sussex Police are investigating the matter.
St Margaret's Church in Angmering is hosting its annual Strawberry Tea
at the Rectory in Rectory Lane this coming Saturday (18 June) from 3 to 5pm.
Everyone in the village is most welcome to come along to enjoy some
strawberries, cakes, games for the children and a bouncy castle. There is no
charge, but there will be an opportunity as you leave to make a small
contribution to the exciting building project about to start up at St
Margaret's School. Come and join us if you can!
Canon Mark Standen (Rector)
The annual Angmering Flower and Produce Show will be held this year on Saturday 9 July at Pigeon House in the High Street between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.
It is a traditional village show comprising classes for flowers, vegetables, floral and other art and crafts, baking, etc. including special classes for children and a fun section e.g. the longest stick of rhubarb. The judging is done by experienced judges in their fields and there are many cups awarded to the winners of various classes. Some of the classes are the same each year, others, such as floral art and the children's section are different. This year there will be nearly 80 different classes, so everybody has a chance of winning a class or receiving a place certificate.
The schedule is determined by a small committee who organise the show and produce the publicity etc. Copies of the schedule are available from various locations in the village including Manor Nurseries and Holmes Estate Agents.
On the afternoon of the show, admission (adults 85p; children 20p) includes a cup of tea, and cream scones are available to purchase. There will also be a raffle and a number of stalls selling craft produce, etc. Each year a donation from the proceeds is given to Chestnut Tree House.
An art exhibition - So You Think You Can't Draw! But really you can is being held in St Margaret's Church between Thursday 30 June and Saturday 2 July.
This is an exhibition of the work of nineteen students who began Margaret Appa's course quite convinced that they could not draw. However now they know that they can! It tracks their individual journeys through the course from a sometimes very anxious beginning to a confident completion, so each student shows their very first drawings and some examples of their work as they worked through the two year course, and their final pieces.
The course focused on learning to see for drawing rather than on learning to draw, and proves how seeing is the key, however, they were constantly encouraged but also constantly challenged to explore very different approaches to drawing.
Visit the exhibition in St Margaret's Church, Angmering from June 30 - July 2. Open Thur /Fri from 10am-4pm & 6-8pm. Sat 10am-4pm. Refreshments will be available and students will be there to share their experiences of the course.
St Margaret's are holding an Edwardian piano music and song afternoon in the church this Thursday (16 June) at 2.30pm. All are invited to go to this free concert and have some tea and cakes at the end. Go and relax and, be entertained with some period music. Simply turn up at the church and bring your friends - you will be most welcome.