Angmering Village Life
A new book club is being launched in Angmering on Tuesday 11 October. The club will meet at the Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue, Bramley Green on the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings will take place between 6pm and 7pm for both the inaugural meeting in October and subsequent monthly meetings. Refreshments will also be available.
Anyone interested in joining this new club should either contact the Community Centre on (01903) 773982 or David Silver on (01903) 782685.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service appliances from Worthing, Arundel and Littlehampton attended the scene of a collision yesterday (Tuesday) between two cars on the stretch of A27 road between Hammerpot and Poling (westbound lane). The accident took place at around 9.30am. A female casualty was extricated from one of the vehicles and taken to hospital by ambulance.
Also, just before 9.00pm yesterday, a F&RS appliance from East Preston extinguished a fire in a wooded area by Rowan Way, Bramley Green. The fire had been caused by deliberate ignition.
Super A level results at
Students at Angmering Sixth Form are celebrating an excellent set of A level results this year with a 100% pass rate for the 2nd year in a row. The proportion of entries that have gained A* to B is 40%, a rise from 37% last year.
Tony Kerrison, Director of Studies for Post 16 Education stated "This is an excellent set of results, and reflects the hard work and commitment of our students and staff. This is a difficult year for university admissions with fees set to rise in 2012, places are at a real premium, so I am delighted to see that the majority of our students have received offers from their 1st choice universities this morning".
Students celebrating this morning include Emma Field with an A* in Mathematics, together with a grade A in Economics and Physics and is going on to study Maths and Physics at the University of Bath. Tom Chamberlain, a member of the school's basketball academy, combined winning a national basketball title with gaining 4 A grades in Mathematics, Human Biology, History and English Language, and will study History at the University of Exeter. Other students gaining outstanding results include Michelle Brown (AAA), Kathryn Chalkley (A*AB), Andrew White (A*AB), James Mansfield (A*ABC), Olivia Dicker (ABBB), and Richard Chalkley (ABB).
David Brixey, Headteacher, said "Our Sixth form continues to grow and improve. We are proud to be able to offer a full range of A levels which enable students to aim at more academic subjects at the best universities. We are also proud of our students who choose a more vocational route for example, Kyle Tooley will be going on to study Complementary medicine at Brighton University and Matt Edwards will be going to Chichester to study Sport and Fitness Management. Matt was also part of our very successful basketball academy."
Best GCSE results ever at The Angmering
The Angmering School is celebrating its best ever GCSE results. The number of students gaining at least 5 grade A* to Cs with English and Maths has gone up by an impressive 17% to 59%. In addition, 71% of students gained at least 5 GCSE grades A* to C. Congratulations to these students and all the others, many have greatly exceeded their targets.
The following students achieved 8 or more grade A or A*: Charlotte Armstrong-Cumbers, Danielle Brown, Poppy Challis, Stephen Coleman, Sam Cooper, Philip Dilnutt, Leo French, Tom Gilbert, Georgina Harding, Alice Leadbeatter, Georgia Moppett, Madeleine Osborn, Victoria Sopp, Naomi Stanaway, Abbie Tipler, Sarah Uncles and Ben West. Philip and Ben each got 11 grade A or A*
Headteacher, David Brixey said " We are very proud of all our students. They have worked particularly hard this year. Our staff have been amazing - they have all worked hard and improved the way that we support our students." "The demands on young people seem to be getting greater and we need to ensure that they achieve well and get the praise that this deserves. It is a shame that improving performance is sometimes down played for political reasons. I believe that young people are being stretched academically and many taking part in a rich variety of extra-curricular activities in school and beyond."
Year 10 students at the school also received GCSE results and performed very well so everyone is on track to repeat this year's successes. We are looking forward to a record number of students rejoining us in the Sixth form in September to continue their successful education.
A/120/11 - Change of use of vacant building from family activity centre (D2) to farm shop (A1). Vacant Building at Rustington Golf Centre, Golfers Lane. For: Rustington Investments Ltd.
A/121/11/T - Remove large branch (approx 9 metres in length) from 1 no. Monterey Pine tree at 29 East Drive. For: Mr D Elliott.
A/124/11 - Detached garage at Field House, The Thatchway (Re-Submission following A/139/10). For: Mr Gibson & Ms Healy.
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 15 September 2011.
a) The Clerk reported on the quotations that had been received from 2 contractors to carry out the installation of acoustic panels in the main hall of the Centre. On a proposal from the Chair, seconded by Councillor Bos, it was unanimously RESOLVED to accept the quotation from Herwin in the sum of £8,255.13 and to get on with the work as soon as possible, financing it from the budget for support for the Community Centre.
b) It was agreed that there was a need to look at providing overspill car parking provision for the busy times at the Community Centre. Councillor Leverick expressed the view that there should be an in principle decision made on whether such parking should be to the West or East of the current car park. On a proposal by the Chair, seconded by Councillor Bos it was RESOLVED that the car park should be extended to the West rather than the East as it was considered that this would be more suitable on safety and amenity grounds. The Clerk would liaise with Val Jerram on possible funding sources for this project.
c) It was agreed that a Community Centre Site Committee be set up to ensure that the Parish Councils responsibilities are fully complied with.
(Public Consultation Time) - Val Jerram, as Chairman of the Angmering Community Centre Association questioned whether the proposal to form a specific committee within the Parish Council would conflict with the aims of the Management Committee and was assured that the purpose was to ensure that this did not happen. The Chairman emphasised that the intention was to reinforce the positive working relationships between the two bodies.
The critical mass of participants had been reached with more than 50 individuals or organisations having put their names forward. The inaugural meeting of participants would be on Saturday 20 August at 6.30pm in the Village Hall. Once this meeting had taken place, the Working Parties would start the work of discussing the detail of their areas of the plan the exact mechanisms for this will be dependent on the make-up of each working party. Cllr. Leverick stated that the initial Steering Group would consist of the four remaining members of the Planning Development Working Party plus the Parish Council Chairman. The plan is for seven Working Parties, with chairmen chosen from the non-council membership of each, together with the five existing councillors, making a total of twelve people on the Steering Group the majority of which would be community members.
The Clerk reported that the closing date for the public survey was 31 July 2011. (The analysis is given in the full minutes of the meeting - Ed). This (the analysis) would suggest that these results give a firm indication that the Parish Council should take steps to try to secure the future of the Library, and that a precept of at least £10 per annum could be used for this purpose. Detailed discussions are continuing on exploring the possibilities for the future of the library, but are being delayed to a certain extent by West Sussex staff having difficulty in reconciling their various professional and financial pressures. The Clerk was to continue to conduct negotiations on behalf of the Parish Council and report back, as necessary.
The Clerk explained that he had an appointment at Worthing County Court the following day at which he would obtain an order to enable the eviction of the caravans from Mayflower Park. The Chairman stated that, once this had been achieved, a public meeting would be held to discuss the many issues that had come out of this experience. In addition, the Clerk would draft a letter to Nick Herbert MP, copy to Sussex Police Chief Constable, expressing disappointment with the performance of the Police during this incident.
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A/108/11 - Dwelling, office & first aid centre (this application is a Departure from the Development Plan) at Oval Raceway, Water Lane. For: Mr J Hazelgrove
A/119/11 - Application for removal of condition 1 following grant of planning permission A/42/10/ relating to time limit for permitted change of use at Unit 36 (Yarmer Barn), The Vineries, Arundel Road, Poling. For: Vinery Management.
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 8 September 2011.
The Sixth Annual "Angmering Village Summer Market" will be held this coming Saturday (20 August) between 9.30am and 2.00pm on Fletcher's Field in the middle of Angmering (next to St Margaret's Church).
As in the past there will be Food Stalls with Rustington Market, O'Hagan's Sausages and Crossbush Farm Shop being joined by newcomers "Funky Chutneys", the "Cupcake Kitten" and delicious varieties of Fudge among others, and Hammerpot Brewery and the Iron Railway Vineyard selling alcoholic beverages.
Local Associations will be there with the Allotment Association, Horticultural Society, W.I., Cricket Club, Croquet Club, Angmering Society and Twinning Association being well represented. This year, Angmering Village Life will also be there with a stall displaying hundreds of photos of Angmering's past.
The vast variety of Craft Stalls will offer a choice of jewellery, cards, photographs and art, textiles, bags, wooden items, glass crafts, ceramics, soaps and homewares and knitware. Refreshments will be provided by St. Margaret's Church and the ever popular O'Hagan's- and a bar by Hammerpot Brewery.
There will be Entertainment for the children and a chance for all ages to learn circus skills such as diabolos, juggling, ribbons, lolo balls and plates in a workshop provided by "Jellycircus" complete the scene.
As a bonus this year there will be a Fun Dog Show. This is being sponsored by Pets at Home and Companion Care. Registration from 9.30am. Judging commencing at 10.00am. The Classes for the show will be:
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 the "Best in Show". Entry Fee just £1.00 per Class. Enquiries to Julie Moore 07712 049837
Have you got a craft to share? Are you in the food business? There are just a few places left. Don't delay and be disappointed. Contact Val Jerram on 01903-774247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There is no entrance fee for those visiting the Market and there
is free parking nearby at the farm. Make sure you do not miss
Angmering's annual event.
(Please Note: The Angmering Village Summer Market has no connection with the Parish Council's planned September Fete which was cancelled at the beginning of this month).
Following the Court Order taken out by Angmering Parish Council, the travellers moved off Mayflower Park on Tuesday afternoon leaving rubbish, vegetation cuttings, and a caravan.
However, at 3.15pm yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to the Park as the caravan had been set alight. Firemen extinguished the fire, but the caravan was completely destroyed.
The discussion on how the Council should best prevent any future incursions continues on the Angmering Forums.
A/117/11/PO - Application to discharge a Planning Obligation dated 07/06/1983 under Planning application reference A/114/04/ relating to occupation of the land at Lansdowne Nursery, Mayflower Way. For: Mr B N Boxall
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 1 September 2011.
Travellers returned to Bramley Green yesterday (Wednesday), having forced their way through into Mayflower Park, much to the concern of residents of Bramley Green. Angmering Parish Council is in the process of having the travellers removed, but this is unlikely to happen until after the weekend. Residents have been venting their feelings on the Angmering Forums (hosted by Angmering Village Life) and you can follow this discussion and establish facts by clicking on the link below:
Councillor Verrinder stated that the fête had now been postponed from 4th September 2011 to July 14th 2012 She also said that the committee was now to be called The Angmering Community Fete Association. The fete will run from 11:00am 17:00pm plus a Community Dance in the evening. Councillor Turner said that Harris amusements could not make that date, the only date they had available was 11th August, so she suggested that for the Fête we use Colins amusements and on the 11th August have Colins and Harris with a Funfair Weekend. The committee agreed unanimously
Pippin Play Area
The Committee discussed the multislide and Gazebo that needed to be moved from this play area. Councillor Verrinder asked SW to check with the Church Trustees if there would be a position for the Gazebo in Fletchers Field. If it had seats put within it, it would be a nice feature. Mayflower Park was suggested for the multislide near the new picnic tables. SW will investigate the cost of removing and re-installing both items.
Amenities for Mayflower
Councillor Verrinder said that in addition to the quote from Fresh Air Fitness a further two quotes had been received and were being forwarded to Arun District Council for their approval. Once the okay was given and S106 money was received the Fitness Equipment together with the picnic tables would be ordered. In liaison with the Environment Committee the layout of the area to be known as the Family Area is to undergo further discussion.
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A/115/11- 2 storey side extension at 5 Lansdowne Way. For: Mr T Lindsay
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 25 August 2011.
On Friday and Saturday evenings from 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Sussex Police have a dedicated anti-social behaviour mobile phone (Tel: 07880 930362) that is carried with them while they are out and about on patrol. If anyone is suffering from anti-social behaviour during those times, the police are asking that they ring them direct on this phone rather than the normal 0845 number so they are able to respond more quickly.
The Angmering Parish Council Fête committee has found it necessary to cancel the Parish Community Fête that had been planned to take place on Mayflower Park (Bramley Green) over the weekend of 3rd and 4th September this year. The simple reason was that expenses were soaring at too high a level for all that was needed and it was felt that the Council could not warrant such a high cost in these current times of restraint.
While reluctantly the decision was made to cancel this year's event, the Council will continue planning for next year which, with further time, it believes costs could be kept more in control. A date has been booked for Saturday 14th July 2012 and the committee would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to take part.
This cancellation should not be confused with the annual Angmering Summer Market which is not a Council event and which will still take place on Fletcher's Field (next to St Margaret's Church) on Saturday 20 August 2011.