Angmering Village Life

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October 2013

Community Film Show

The next film to be shown at Angmering Community Centre is "THE GREAT GATSBY" [12a] at 7.45pm on Saturday 9 November - doors open at 7.30pm.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton . "The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.

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).

25 October 2013

Snippets from the draft Minutes of the Parish Council's Highways Committee meeting on 16 October 2013

Bramley Green Road Adoption
SW reported that WSCC would hopefully adopt the roads in the next few weeks.

Yellow lines near Angmering Station
The committee generally agreed with the letter from A.M. Horn requesting yellow lines to be painted on North East side of 2 Angmering Railway Station. A TRO will be needed so Councillor Bos will come into the office to discuss.

Padgetts Crossing
Councillor Bos said there was still no final result on whether the footpath across the railway would be closed.

To read the full minutes of this meeting, click here and then select meeting's minutes

23 October 2013

Snippets from the draft Minutes of the Parish Council's Environment Committee meeting on 9 October 2013

South East In Bloom
The team (Angmering In Bloom Association ... Ed) had achieved a Silver award this year, and the committee congratulated them on this achievement. Councillor Bos pointed out that a Silver-gilt had been missed by just 8 points and she was sure that this could be made up next year. As next year was the 100th Anniversary of the start of the 1st World War, it was intended to plant Flanders Poppies around the village, particularly Water Lane. The association wished also to plant mini-daffodils in Water Lane and, on a proposal by councillor Bos, seconded by Councillor Bicknell, it was RESOLVED to use £50 of the ‘Flowers on the Highway’ budget to fund these.

St Nicholas Garden
The Clerk explained that he had taken the decision under delegated powers to D&T, who had carried out similar work in St Nicholas Gardens satisfactorily for the owner of The Lamb, in the sum of £320. This was accepted by the committee. The Chairman believed that the tree planted in memory of Leslie Baker was not thriving and suggested that it be moved to the position that would be cleared when the shrub-work was carried out.

Seat on The Green (Butcher Memorial seat)
The Administrators report identified that the quotation did include £387 installation costs per bench and that the insurance income in 2009 for this had been £2,926.50. The Clerk confirmed that this sum was available towards the repair and that he believed that, as the end result would be two seats repaired, it would be possible to use the budgets for the Village Green and Village Enhancements for the remainder of the cost. It was AGREED that the overall cost of £3,350.31 would be funded from the Insurance receipt, use all of the Village Green budget of £250, plus £173.81 of the £450 Village Enhancement budget. The Clerk pointed out that Insurance money was currently in the General Reserve

To read the full minutes of this meeting, click here and then select meeting's minutes

23 October 2013

Angmering Planning Applications

A/122/13 - Application for variation of condition 1 following a grant of planning permission A/84/11- continuance of temporary use of off street car parking for a further 2 years. This application affects the setting of an adjacent Listed Building. Rear of Phares Courtledge, Adjacent to Chandlers BMW, High Street / Water Lane. Applicant: Chandlers Garage (Worthing) Ltd

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 November 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".

23 October 2013

Planning Permission Refused

Arun District Council has refused planning permission (Application No. A/99/13) for a block of 5 additional bedrooms in the rear garden of Angmering Manor, High Street. This was refused on the following grounds:

  1. The building and walkway, by reason of their design, materials used, scale and appearance are unacceptable in that they would detract from the setting of the listed building.
  2. The proposed building and walkway by means of their scale and proximity to the shared boundary would result in an unacceptable loss of amenity to the occupants of 'Seniah House'and 'Honey Cottage' by way of additional noise and activity immediately adjacent to the shared boundary.
  3. Given the lack of any detail being provided regarding the parking layout/provision, the Local Planning Authority and WSCC Highways are not satisfied that suitable parking provision can be provided within the site to accommodate the increased number of bedrooms/visitors without having an unacceptable impact on the highway environment.
  4. Based on the limited information submitted with the application the Local Planning Authority is not satisfied that the development can be undertaken without adversely affecting the health of a significant Ilex Oak tree in the Angmering Conservation Area.
17 October 2013

Quiz success

Angmering In Bloom's Quiz Night on 5 October was a resounding success with 50 people making up 9 teams in St Margaret's Church Hall. Questions were set by Phil Leverick and included a topical round on 'Cheese and Cakes' and a picture round.

A very appetising ploughman's was served at half time, along with a raffle with prizes generously donated by local businesses. The Quiz was very close with only 5 points separating the top 4 teams but in the end it was 'London's Pride' who won with a score of 81.5 points. Each team member received a bottle of wine from Angmering In Bloom's chairman, Jenny Bos.

The Quiz raised over £220 towards Angmering in Bloom projects.

11 October 2013

Parish Council and Planning Matters

Angmering Parish Council has today issued a five-page document summarising the work they have been undertaking on planning issues over the last year or so, and in particular to the possible development of land east of Roundstone Lane. The document may be viewed here (PDF file). In the document, the Council states that objective of the document is to explain the work being done by the Parish Council and to avoid any misunderstanding in this regard.

Following the Parish Council's atttendance at a meeting on 7 August 2103 held between Arun District Council and developers hoping to build on the Roundstone Lane land, the Parish Council issued a communiqué of the outcome of that meeting which included the statement:

"The Parish Council will be discussing the details of the meeting that will be held on the 7th August between ADC and the developers and at that time the Parish Council will also discuss how they will engage further with the Parish on the future of proposed developments for Angmering. It is likely that the Parish Council will hold a public meeting, possibly as early as September, at which all members of the public will have an opportunity to provide their input and ask questions on the possible way forward for the Parish. Also by that time the Neighbourhood Plan will be in an advanced state and the details and evidence that have formed that document will be able to be taken account of in the discussions".

The Parish Council has not said whether this latest document is intended to replace their proposed Public Meeting or is in addition to it; however, the penultimate paragraph of the document would suggest the former.

10 October 2013

Van damaged by fire

The West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to Water Lane yesterday (Monday) afternoon at 2.45pm to a van that has accidentally caught fire. The van was well alight on their arrival but the fire was soon extinguished although the van was severely damaged. Police were on hand to control the traffic.

8 October 2013

Annual Conker Competition

The Spotted Cow Organisation To Create Help (S.C.O.T.C.H.) will be holding its annual Team Conker Competition at The Spotted Cow, High Street this coming Sunday (13 October). Registration of teams will commence at 12.30pm for a 1.30pm start. The entry fee is £10 per team.

The S.C.O.T.C.H. Team Conker Competition, inaugurated in 1980, is for teams of 3 players of all ages. This is the 20th consecutive year at The Spotted Cow. In that time, only two teams have won the competition more than once. It is recommended that the minimum age limit is 8 years old. There is no maximum age limit; the oldest player in past years has been 98 years young. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The organisers will try to make up teams with people who don't have three players. All conkers and string are provided by the organisers.

The competition is run on a knockout basis with all first round losers eligible to play in The Plate Competition. Trophies and/or medals are awarded the first three teams in the main draw. The winning team are also awarded "THE ALLEYCAT CATTERIES" shield. The winners of the plate draw also receive a medal. In addition, there are prizes for the Most Outstanding Player and the Best Fancy Dress.

There will be a barbecue, raffle, and a draw for a magnum of Champagne. The proceeds of the event will be donated to Chestnut Tree House. There will also be Live Music, at 4.30pm, from Peter Ridge and friends.

Further information available at or telephone 01903-770142

8 October 2013

Snippets from the draft Minutes of the Parish Council's Leisure Committee meeting on 24 September 2013

Fletcher's Field
Due to the public concern of increased anti-social behaviour and litter, it was PROPOSED by Councillor Colin Trott and AGREED by Councillors Pat Turner and Peter Spooner not to progress with the proposal of installing outdoor fitness equipment on Fletcher’s Field. Progression is now to continue with the proposal to install fitness equipment at the Palmer Road site.

Due to the public consultation of the proposal of outdoor fitness equipment on Fletcher’s Field, further investigation into CCTV for the skate bowl area of Mayflower Park, The Community Centre and Fletcher’s Field are to be investigated and a full report made to Full Council . A follow on meeting from the meeting held on the 28th March 2013 with Sgt Andrew Gray will be organised to discuss the issues at Fletcher’s Field, increased vandalism issues at Mayflower Park and to address any other areas affected by vandalism.

Skate Bowl
The removal of the skate bowl barrier and the quotation received was discussed. Discussions need to be held with ground maintenance staff to ascertain how much of the barrier is remaining after vandalism incidents and where the removed parts of the barrier are currently located. It was also requested that Ground Maintenance Staff saw off the upright posts to ground level.

To read the full minutes of this meeting, click here and then select meeting's minutes

3 October 2013

Angmering Planning Applications

A/117/13 - Garage extension to side elevation at Ham Manor Farm Cottages, 4 West Drive. Applicant: Mrs A Reed

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 24 October 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".

3 October 2013

Police seek schoolgirl's attacker

Sussex Police have issued the following e-fit of a woman, believed to be in her late 20's, who attacked a ten-year-old schoolgirl in the playground area of Fletcher's Field, Arundel Road on 11 September.


The victim, Abigail Titchener, from Palmer Road, Angmering was punched on the back of the neck, dragged along a fence and pushed to the ground – all because she was sitting on a swing the woman wanted to use for her small child. She was approached by the blonde haired woman who told Abigail to get off the swing before taking her own child to a blue car, but she then returned to assault Abigail and pulled her by the hood of her top. The woman then got in the car and drove off in the direction of Station Road.

Abigail's mother, Michaela, said: "Abi’s brother ran home and told me what happened and when I got to her, she was in floods of tears. Now she won’t go down to the park or to the shop any more because of the attack. She won’t go out unless there’s a few people around. She is just too scared now. She even quit her after-school clubs because she would have had to walk home alone, which she doesn’t want to do".

PC Emma Lacey, of Sussex Police, said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have been in Angmering Park on September 11 and saw part or all of what happened. “I would also like to speak to anyone who recognises the woman in this e-fit. She may wear black glasses. The ten-year-old was left very shaken by what happened and I want to trace the woman as quickly as possible.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting 1203 of 11 September or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

1 October 2013

Blooming Quiz Night!

This is a reminder that the Angmering In Bloom Association will be holding their next fund-raising "Blooming Quiz Night" on this 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.

1 October 2013