Angmering Village Life
The West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service engine from East Preston attended three bin fires in Angmering in the early hours of this morning. The first was outside Big Fry in The Square, the second was at North Drive, and the third was at the corner of of Station Road and Greenwood Drive
A/99/11/TC - Surgery to 2no. Cupresspcyparis Leylandii, 1no. Macrocarpa and 1no. Betula Pendula within the Angmering Conservation area. Land at Angmering Villas, Phares Courtledge, Eachways, Water Lane.For: Chandlers Garage Ltd
A/111/11/TC - Fell 1 No Dawn Redwood tree within the Angmering Conservation Area at Farthingdown, High Street. For: Mr G Partington
A/112/11- First floor dormer side extension at 14 Beech View. For: Mr & Mrs Wilson
A/113/11/T - Lateral prune right hand forked section back to fence line by removing 4-5 branches to 1 No Walnut tree at 21A Lansdowne Road. For: Mr S Allen
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 18 August 2011.
The South Downs Society check the public footpaths of the parish once a year (as a minimum) and generally ensure our rights of way are preserved, accessible and not lost through development, ploughing out, poor management, etc. Other problems may be caused by overgrowth and broken stiles.
If you encounter any such problems you can report them to Justin Norman (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is the Society's member responsible for checking public footpaths in the parishes of Angmering, Poling and Lyminster. Reported problems should preferably have a grid reference for the start and end of the path and one for the location of the issue, and he will do his best to investigate the issue and find a way of resolving the problem. However, don't worry if the grid reference is not available - just provide a description of where the path starts and the distance to the problem.
Justin would also appreciate receiving any reports of notices of changes of use, rerouting or altering of rights of way, being forwarded to him so that the Society can endeavour to ensure that any such proposed changes are as much in the interests of users as they are the landowners.
A bunch of keys has been found in a field to the south of The Angmering School. For more information, phone 01903-771935.
The early music ensemble, Mean Time, will be holding a concert in St Margaret's Church on Tuesday 9 August 2011 at 7.00pm. There will be free admission.
The concert entitled "The Birds and the B's", will feature a chirping, twittering and buzzing programme of cuckoos, nightingales, finches and bumble bees exploring birdsong, love and nature - and composers beginning with B! and will include music by Vivaldi, Rimsky Korsakov, Finch and of course Byrd.
Mean Time was founded in Greenwich in 2003, with the aim of creating innovative and varied programmes of music which are accesible, and appeal to a wide range of audiences. Specialising in work with the recorder they are also proficient at singing and playing the baroque flute and harpsichord. Often praised for their versatility they cover repertoire spanning the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as a little contemporary music. All four young musicians studied early music at Trinity College of Music or The Royal College of Music under the direction of Philip Thorby and Ashley Solomon. You can read more about them at www.meantime.com
There will be a collection at the end of the concert in aid of the present Somalia Famine crisis.
During "Public Consultation" time, a resident asked whether the Parish Council had a system of performance measurement in place, by which Council taxpayers could judge whether good value for money was obtained. The Clerk explained that there was currently no such formal measurement system, but that, once the Community-Led Plan was in place, the measurement of progress against each element it contains would be a good starting point. He also pointed out that two separate audits were conducted each year, Internal and External which offered some protection in terms of the due processes being in place.
Angmering Public Library
The Clerk outlined his report (copy attached to the minutes) detailing the current situation in relation to Angmering library. In particular, he stated that a number of returns were now being received detailing the level of support for the continuation of the library service in the village and how much would be paid by council taxpayers to ensure this. It was AGREED that the Clerk would continue with discussions to explore possible outcomes to try to secure an ongoing library service.
Parish Council Website
It was AGREED that the proposal to open a Question and Answer Forum within the Angmering Village Life website would be pursued. The authors of questions posed would need to be identifiable, as anonymous mail should always be ignored, and the answers would be under the Chairmans name, and posted only after consultation with the Clerk. It was seen that this was a temporary arrangement whilst the development of a new fit-for-purpose Parish Council website was investigated. Councillor Gillett would carry out initial investigations into the features such a web-site would contain and report back.
The Chairman explained that the Clerk would be undertaking a charity trek through the Andes in May 2012 on behalf of St Barnabas Hospice and that she wished this to be considered to be the Parish Council adopted cause. She believed that this would provide support to the Clerks fund-raising efforts. This was AGREED unanimously.
Angmering Sports & Recreation Association
Councillor Turner reported that some progress was now being made on the re-build proposal with quotations being obtained from Architects for the design of the new facility.
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A/109/11 - Demolition of existing 3 bedroom house & attached 2 bedroom bungalow, games room, double garage, stable and outbuilings and erection of new 5 bedroom house with indoor swimming pool, 6 attached garages, plant room and gardener's garage and workshop at Tall Trees, High Street. For: Mr M Wiggins
A/110/11/CA - Application for Conservation Area Consent for demolition of existing 3 bedroom house & attached 2 bedroom bungalow, games room, double garage, stable and outbuildings at Tall Trees, High Street. For: Mr M Wiggins
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 11 August 2011.
Building work starts next week at St Margaret's CofE School to replace the mobile huts with brick built accommodation. The school has embarked on an ambitious fund raising effort to collect some £65,000 before the building is completed around Christmas time. One initiative took place on Monday July 4th and Tuesday July 5th and was called 'Bag to School'. Children and their families were invited to bring a bag or two of unwanted textiles (including adults and children's clothes, shoes, hats, belts, bags, soft toys, curtains and bedding) to the school on those 2 days. Items will be re-cycled and the school will gain funds according to the weight of the total school collection. There will be another textile collection in December.
St Margaret's School has also gained a gold award for the school's part of South East England in Bloom. This is the highest accolade given to very few schools in the South East and follows on from a number of years of gaining either silver or silver gilt.
The school was also mentioned by Monty Don on the BBC2 Hampton Court Palace Garden Show 10 days ago. Children from the school met Monty when they visited the show on press day where their scarecrow "Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum" was being exhibited and viewed by 150,000 visitors. The scarecrow is on its way back to the school and has been found a permanent place in the school grounds.
Below is a list of trophy winners at this year's Angmering Flower & Produce Show on 6 July:
|Best Newcomer||Lesley Partridge||Holmes Trophy||Ivan Drewe||Freshacres Cup||Mrs J Newman-Rice|
|Lord Delfont Cup||Christina Goodwyn||Peter Millam Sweetpea Cup||Mrs J Newman-Rice||Joan Smith Mem. Cup||David Stubbings|
|Manor Nurseries Cup||Mrs A Macleod||Ben Whiting Mem. Cup||Ivan Drewe||Duchess Cup||Mrs A Macleod|
|Rucklidge Cup fruit/veg.||John Millam||Sutton Seeds Shield||Lesley Partridge||Hugh Blake Cup||David Stubbings|
|Angmering Vill. Centenary||Christina Goodwyn||Darlington Trophy||Brenda Wall||West Children's Cup||Hugh Blake|
|Kelynack Cup||Serena Blake||Tall Trees Cup||Norman Hadley||Millam Trophy||Myra Pinder|
|Angmering Society Cup||Joan Skingley||Serena Blake Trophy||John Millam|
A/102/11/T - 20% Crown reduction to one Ilex and cut back 1m from house. Remaining canopy left balanced and well shaped at The Malt House, Weavers Hill. For: Mr K Duncan
A/103/11 - New linked range to provide kitchen & master bedroom over, internal refit of existing kitchen to form dining room at Pigeon House, High Street. For: Mr P Blake
A/104/11/L - Application for Listed Building Consent for new linked range to provide kitchen & master bedroom over, internal refit of existing kitchen to form dining room atPigeon 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 4 August 2011.
Further to our report on 18 June concerning a male teacher at The Angmering School having been accused by a female pupil of having kissed her, after investigation, the police have found that the allegation was unfounded and has now been withdrawn by the pupil. The suspended teacher has now returned to work at the school having been cleared of any wrongdoing. Both police and the school are considering taking action against the pupil for making a false statement.