Angmering Village Life

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September 2013

Community Film Show

The next film to be shown at Angmering Community Centre is "SONG FOR MARION" [PG 13] at 7.45pm on Saturday 12 October - doors open at 7.30pm.

This acclaimed comedy drama set in London stars Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston and Vanessa Redgrave. Shy, grumpy pensioner, Arthur, is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife, Marion, to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James, when heartbreak strikes it is left to charismatic choir director, Elizabeth, to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life. Arthur must confront the undercurrents of his own grumbling persona as he embarks on a hilarious, life-affirming journey of musical self discovery. . poster

Tickets priced at £5 are available in advance from the Community Centre Office, Woodies News, and Angmering Framing & Stitches, or at the door (subject to availability).

The November film will be THE GREAT GATSBY starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

29 September 2013

Artist proposes new village sign

Professional artist Ron Dellar, who lives in the centre of the village, is proposing a new village sign which reflects the ancient heritage of Angmering rather than the present one which contains a green plastic tree within a triangle on a green plastic background.

Proposed new sign. Copyright: Ron Dellar,. 2013Mr Dellar has written to Angmering Parish Council detailing his proposals and the reasons for them, and has asked for the matter to be made an agenda item at a full Parish Council meeting as the Council ignored his approach last year.

In his letter to the Council, Mr Dellar states that in his opinion a village sign "should convey to all who see it a clear image signifying the special, particular and unique character of the place – an image both simple and at the same time powerful and unforgettable". He believes that all the present sign says “Here is a green plastic tree set inside some sort of triangle whose purpose is unclear”.

The alternative design Mr Dellar is proposing for the Angmering Village sign refers to Angenmaer or Angemaer, the Saxon name to which was later added the suffix “ING” marking this as one of the very first Saxon settlements in Sussex. He says "Angmering was founded by the Saxons following the collapse of the Roman occupation; it was farmed by Saxons; its layout set by Saxons; and the banner of the Saxons was carried by the army under the command of King Harold to the ill-fated battle of Hastings in 1066".

Angmering Village Life has set up an on-line survey at where you can see both the current and the proposed signs and will be able to vote on the one you prefer. You can also see Mr Dellar's letter to the Council and a larger version of the design at by clicking here. You can follow or join the debate on the Angmering Forums by clicking here.

28 September 2013

Chandlers propose move to new site

At today's exhibition of the proposed new Retail Park west of Windmill Bridge, Angmering, it was learned that Chandlers have plans to take about 50% of the site, the remaining 50% being divided between one smallish food store and one smallish non-food store. Chandlers would move both their Angmering BMW operations and their Rustington Mini operations to the new site now owned by Store Property.

The Retail Park already has outline planning permission for car showrooms and servicing, but will need to get permission for change of use for the remainder of the site which is unlikely to be refused by Arun District Council.

Entry and exit is now proposed only from the A259, meaning that cars exiting the site wanting to come back to Angmering or Worthing will need to go down the by-pass to the Body Shop roundabout. The will be no entry or exit from Windmill Bridge itself which is a major change from that proposed by the previous developers.

19 September 2013

Garden Competition Awards

The Angmering In Bloom Garden Competition Awards were held again this year at Haskins Roundstone Garden Centre on Monday 16 September. The winners were as follows:

Best Front Garden:Garden Awards 2013
First Prize - Pauline Bentley, Carina Drive
Second Prize - Julie Smith, Greenacres Ring
Third Prize - Jeniffer McAvoy, Greenwood Drive

Best Allotment:
First Prize - Michael Belchamber, Plot 12
Second Prize - Leonard Berry, Plot 10
Third Prize - Janet Price, Plot 91

Best Public House Garden:
First Prize - Michael and Naomi Collis, The Spotted Cow
Brian and Karen Liston, The Woodman Arms

Tallest Sunflower Competition:
First Prize - Faith Lowry
Second Prize - Jessica Morgan
Third Prize - Catherine Topham

More photos of the winners and further details of the competition, presentation, and prizes may be found here on Angmering In Bloom's website.

19 September 2013

Attempted murder charge

Following stabbings at a house in Oakhurst Gardens, Rustington, on Friday evening, Gareth Healey (24) of Meadowside, Angmering, has been charged with attemped murder. A Rustington man, aged 47, with multiple stab wounds remains in hospital after the incident where his condition is described as stable.

17 September 2013

Development of land west of Mill Lane

There will be an exhibition of proposed development plans for a Retail Park on the land West of Mill Lane, Rustington on the following dates:

These exhibitions will be open from 10am - 7pm All enquiries: Telephone: 01243 836666 (Apologies. This should have read 3pm - 7pm)

Readers should be aware that this land (by Windmill Bridge) is actually within the parish of Angmering although it may be given a Rustington postal address. In February this year, the developers (then Totem Commercial) held presentations in Rustington and at Angmering Village Hall outling their plans, and launched a website at that time at It is interesting to see that Store Property are now involved with this development. Store Property own both of the 'modern' shopping parades (north and south) in the centre of Rustington. It will also be interesting to see what changes are being proposed.

13 September 2013

Snippets from the draft Minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 9 September 2013

District Council Meeting with Developers (7 August)
This had been attended by the Clerk and notes of the meeting had been circulated to councillors. It was generally believed that it was essential to be involved in these meetings, in order that the Parish Council is informed about the ‘what if’ position in relation to potential development in order to fulfil the need for it to be of benefit to the whole of the parish. Following the Arun district Council meeting with developers on 7 August, there would be a follow-up meeting on 22 October when matters would hopefully become clearer.

Office Computers
In addition to the staff changes, it had become apparent that the office computer system was now outdated and that had been highlighted by the complete failure of one computer and the need to repair one of the others a number of times recently. There would shortly be proposals to replace this equipment and potentially a server in addition and the total cost would be around £5,000, which would have to be taken from the General Reserve.

Grant Applications
On a proposal by Councillor graham, seconded by Councillor Biss it was RESOLVED to pay grants to: (a) £250 to St Barnabas Hospice towards its Patients Arts projects.and (b) £415 to 1 st Angmering Scout Group towards specified camping equipment. These grants were allocated on the basis that both organisations would provide evidence of what the money was used for after the event. Following these payments, £2,069 would be available for the remainder of the year for other grants.

To read the full minutes of this meeting, click here

13 September 2013

Silver Award for Angmering in Bloom

We are pleased to announce that at the South and South East in Bloom Awards ceremony held at Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday 11 September, Angmering In Bloom was awarded a Silver in recognition of their achievements.

12 September 2013

Neighbourhood Watch in Angmering

Angmering residents played a key role in the former Arun Neighbourhood Watch Association. That Association ceased to function in 2012 and the Rustington & District Neighbourhood Watch Association was formed. Its inaugural meeting took place on Thursday 21 June 2012. This Association incorporates Rustington, Angmering, East Preston and Ferring Communities.

A meeting was held in the Angmering Community Centre on Thursday 5th September 2013 and incorporated a very successful cycle security marking by our local Community Police. The aim of the meeting was to encourage local residents to reconnect with Neighbourhood Watch through the newly formed Association.

It is considered that a smaller geographical area such as Rustington & District offers greater contact and support for residents in local Communities as opposed to the former much larger Arun Association. The Neighbourhood Watch members have often been described as 'the ears and eyes of the local Police' assisting in the prevention of crime and anti-social behaviour. Neighbourhood Watch operates through 'Street Schemes' with a volunteer Coordinator for a number of houses. The Association's Committee comprises members with considerable experience of Neighbourhood Watch activities.

The Aims of the Association are:

The Benefits of the Community linking into the Association are:

If you are interested in being part of the Neighbourhood Watch Association (for which there is no Membership fee) please e-mail, or leave a voice mail message on 0844 4876827

Note: The District Neighbourhood Watch Association now has a section of its own
on this website's
Policing page where you will be able to see its latest news.

12 September 2013

Exciting new Club for children aged 9-11

Would your children like to learn how to make computer games, animations or websites? If so they may be interested in joining Angmering "Code Club" which will be starting soon at Angmering Community Centre. Teaching sessions are free and will be for one hour between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11 and you can read more about its aims at

The Club will write a new set of projects every term. Each term the students will progress and learn more while at the same time using their imaginations and making creative projects. Terms 1 & 2 will use Scratch to teach the basics of programming. Term 3 will teach the basics of web development using HTML and CSS. Term 4 will teach Python and so on.

The new Club is looking for old laptops which would be wiped clean of old data and reconfigured. If you have an old laptop which you would be willing to donate to the Club, please contact Angmering Community Centre on (01903) 773982.

11 September 2013

Angmering Camera Club Exhibition

Angmering Camera Club is now holding an exhibition in the Community Centre that will be on display until the end of September. Do go along and have a look; you also have the opportunity to participate in the voting for the 'Best Picture'.

Angmering Camera Club is in its third year and would welcome a few new members. Membership is restricted to 20 so that there is ample opportunity to use the equipment they have, including a studio flash Iighting system, without overcrowding. An extensive programme is planned for the next 12 months, including a number of field trips. The club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Angmering Community Centre from 7 - 9 pm. There is a wide range of age and ability across the current membership. They would be pleased to see you. If, in the meantime you'd like to discuss membership, please contact Ken Lewry, tel: (01903) 785467.

11 September 2013

Blooming Quiz Night!

The Angmering In Bloom Association will be holding their next fund-raising "Blooming Quiz Night" on Saturday 5 October in St Margaret's Church Hall from 7pm to 10pm.

You can go as a team (max 6) or as an individual and join another team on the night. There will be bottles of wine for the winners. There will also be a raffle with prizes donated by a number of local businesses.

Tickets cost £6.50 per person which includes a Ploughman's Supper (bring your own drinks), and are available from the Parish Council Office, Woodies Newsagents, or Angmering Framing & Stitches. For further information phone (01903) 778661.

11 September 2013

Parish Council - office vacancy

Angmering Parish Council has a vacancy for a Part-Time Committee Clerk (working 20 hours per week), initially on a fixed term contract (12 months) - Initial salary range from £8,765 to £9,188 per annum

The Council is looking to recruit someone who has tact, is not afraid of doing anything, is willing to train and may even want a career as a future Parish Clerk. The post will involve all aspects of office life and including minute taking, letter writing, finance and all forms of communication. It will be expected that the successful candidate will have a high level of literacy and numeracy, be willing to learn and be very proficient with computers and other communication media.

The successful candidate will be expected to take responsibility for at least one of the Parish Council Committees and this will involve attending meetings within the overall 20 hours a week, in the evening, possibly up to twice a month.

Previous office experience, although not essential for an exceptional candidate, is an advantage.

Application forms and job details are available both from the Parish Office (Telephone 01903 772124, email ), or from the website on . Applications should be returned to the Parish Clerk by 27 September 2013.

10 September 2013

Community Film Show

The next film to be shown at Angmering Community Centre is "HITCHCOCK" (2012) [12A] at 7.45pm on Saturday 14 September - doors open at 7.30pm.

This film, which received an Oscar nomination and which won other awards, stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, and Danny Huston. In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers. Over everyone's misgivings, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the horror novel, Psycho, Unfortunately, as Alfred labours on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his controlling habits with his actresses. The resulting marital tension colours Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams.

Tickets priced at £5 are available in advance from the Community Centre Office, Woodies News, and Angmering Framing & Stitches, or at the door (subject to availability).

Please note that this film will be shown on 14 September and not 7 September as published in the last issue of "All About Angmering".

1 September 2013