Angmering Village Life

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August 2013

Angmering Planning Applications

A/99/13 - Construction of building comprising of 5 No additional bedrooms (resubmission following A/30/13/). Location: Angmering Manor, High Street. This application affects the appearance and character of the Angmering Conservation Area. Applicant: Chapman Group Ltd.

A/107/13 - Two storey side extension. Location: 60 Mill Road Avenue. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Mc Mahon.

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 19 September 2013.

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".

29 August 2013

Sunflower Competition

All entries for the tallest Sunflower Competition being run by Angmering In Bloom Association should be in by the end of August 2013. If you have grown a tall sunflower this summer, then take a photo of yourself standing next to it and measure the height from the ground to the base of the flower, and email the photo, along with details of its height plus your age and name and address to the Association's new email address of If you do not have email or would rather post this information, then click here for address details.

21 August 2013

Bicycle Marking and Neighbourhood Watch Search Team

Register your bike for free with Sussex Police who will mark it for you - just bring your bike plus proof of ID to Angmering Community Centre on Thursday 5 September between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Bikes will be marked by Angmering's new PCSO, Karen Pereira.

Potential thieves will be put off from stealing in the first place knowing that they are more likely to get stopped, as well as knowing that the bicycle will be traceable back to the owner. Officers will also be able to reunite more people with their lost or stolen bicycles.

Each bicycle will have a unique marking so that officers, shops and potential purchasers of second-hand bicycles will be able to check within minutes if it is stolen or in the wrong hands. Go along along and speak to the team about registering your bicycle and to get advice about different types of locks as well as where to leave your bicycle and more importantly where not to leave it. There will be a display of security products for both personal and property protection.

At 5.30pm, Rustington & District Neighbourhood Watch will be giving a presentation at the Community Centre. This will give information about the Neighbourhood Watch's Rapid Response Search Team which works in cooperation with Sussex Police. Since 2001, some 82 searches have been carried out and 1311 searchers have been used over that period with a total of 9459 hours spent searching for individuals. The presentation will explain what the Search Team does, what training is required, how it works, and how individual can join the team.

19 August 2013 (updated 21 August)

A-Level Successes

For the fourth successive year, there has been an improvement in A-level performance at The Angmering School. In results announced yesterday (Thursday), we learned that sixth-form students achieved a 100% pass rate, with 48% of the entries achieving grades in the A* to B range. Last year, 40% of students achieved those grades.

16 August 2013

Annual Village Summer Market

The 8th successive Village Summer Market will be held this coming Saturday (17 August) on Fletcher's Field next to St Margaret's Church in the centre of Angmering - between 9.30am and 2.00pm.

As in the past, there will be Food Stalls with Rustington Market, O'Hagans Sausages and Funky Chutneys, Brownies, and newcomer "Loaded Loaves", with Hammerpot Brewery and the Iron Railway Vineyard selling alcoholic beverages. Local Associations will be there with the Allotment Association, the WI, Croquet Club, Angmering In Bloom, The Angmering Society, Angmering Village Life and Twinning Association being well represented.

The vast variety of Craft Stalls will offer a choice of jewellery, cards, photographs, house signs, textiles, bags and scarves, ceramics, soaps and beauty products, baby ware and home wares. Even the dogs are included this year with K9 Cookies and gifts! Refreshments will be provided by St. Margaret's Church and the ever popular O'Hagan's- and a bar by Hammerpot Brewery. Ice Creams to cool you down. Additionally, lots of Charities have taken to opportunity to fund raise.

There will be Children's Entertainments and a chance for all ages to get "up close and personal" with Owls About Town. You will also be able to sit and listen to the St. Margaret's Church Handbells group.

For the third year there will be a Fun Dog Show. This is being sponsored by Pets at Home. You can register on Friday (16 August) if you prefer in the Pets at Home store or from 9.30am at the Market itself. The Entry Fee is just £1.00 per Class. Judging will commence at 10.00am. The Classes for the show will be: 1. Prettiest Bitch; 2. Best Pedigree; 3. Best Veteran (over 7 years) 4. Most Handsome Dog; 5. Fancy Dress - Dog and Owner; 6. Dog with the Waggiest Tail; 7. Best Cross Breed; 8. Dog the Judge would most like to take home. There will also be a prize for "Best in Show".

Between 11.45am. and 12.30pm there will be a Puppy Party at which all puppies (up to 2 years) will be welcome - come away with a Party Bag! Also find out about Health, Nutrition, Training and Socialisation for your puppy.

There are just a few places left for stalls. Priority will be given to food stalls and to something not presently represented. Booking and payment must be received before the day. Contact Val Jerram on 01903 774247 or email for more information.

There is no entrance fee for those visiting the Market and there is free parking nearby at the farm at the bottom of Rectory Lane. Don't miss Angmering's annual event.

11 August 2013

Snippets from the draft Minutes of the Parish Council's Environmental Committee meeting on 24 July 2013

Ground Maintenance Staff Welfare Unit
Councillor Francis expressed that she was unhappy with the advice received from the Pre-Application Advice from Arun District Council and still preferred the hard standing located near the skate bowl. Councillor Bicknell stated he still preferred the location in Parsons Close near the Southern Water utility site. Councillor Turner said the Committee’s previous decision made was the hard standing located near the skate bowl and explained there was an electric hook up. Councillor Turner further explained that PCSO’s and other organisations could also use the facilities and suggested 2 water tanks could be installed, one for fresh water, the other for waste, the toilets could be chemical toilets and that a quotation was required for emptying chemical toilets and top up of water tanks. If other organisations had use of the facilities contributions may be made for the waste collections. Councillor Bicknell suggested a grant application as it was a community based asset and Councillor Bos said we need to do a planning application for the location we require. Councillor Francis said costing for fresh drinking water, chemical toilets and waste collection now needs to be sourced.

Tree Donation
The kind offer of a tree donation was discussed. Councillor Francis recommended the Community Centre Park where the Oak trees are, as a suitable location for planting. Councillor Turner mentioned road verges however; permission would have to be sought. It was proposed by Councillor Francis, seconded by Councillor Turner and AGREED by all to plant the donated tree at the Community Centre Park near the Oak trees. The type of tree was then discussed, it was AGREED by all members that an established Silver Birch, with supports if required, was the most suitable type of tree. Councillor Turner will respond to the donator and ask if they would like to present the tree to the Committee and to express the Committees thanks for the very kind offer of tree donation to the village.

Nursery Road/Roundstone Lane Shrubs
The Administrator’s report was received. Councillor Francis said the shrubs were definitely growing too quickly. The Administrator mentioned that Manor Nurseries suggested a slow growing Escallonia or Privet. Councillor Turner suggested Box as they are slow growing and hardy. Councillor Francis expressed concern of the state of the soil when the existing shrubs had been removed. Councillor Turner responded that Box are very hardy and would grow in bad soil and added that Box were very easy to control and require little maintenance. It was proposed by Councillor Bos, seconded by Councillor Turner and AGREED by all to replace the existing shrubs with Box. Costs are required for the replacement shrubs.

Seat on the Green
The seat on the green was discussed. Councillor Turner said she liked the quote putting the original benches back and that she thought the prices were acceptable. Councillor Turner also confirmed that the Insurance payment was £2996. It was proposed by Councillor Bicknell, seconded by Councillor Turner and AGREED by all to accept quotations 1 and 2 and upon clarification, quotation 4, if required, from Artists in Stone for the repairs to the benches, with cost being covered by the insurance payment that has already been received and any shortfall is to come from the budgets for Village Enhancement and Village Green. It was agreed between members to replace the benches in their original locations.

To read the full minutes of this meeting, click here
To read attachments to the minutes of this meeting, click here

11 August 2013