Angmering Village Life
On Tuesday, 11 March, the Angmering In Bloom Association (AIB) were joined by the Brownies, ages 7 - 10, their Leader Mel Farrow, and some of the parents, in St Margaret's churchyard, Angmering. They were helping AIB in their horticultural efforts to plant snowdrops and primroses along one of the walls and under a tree in the churchyard. Mel Farrow said that the girls had a lovely time and they particularly enjoyed having their own primroses to plant.
On Thursday, 20 March, AIB were planting again, with the Rainbows, ages 4 - 7, their Leader Gill Cox, and a couple of Mums. The little ones found it hard to dig but with a little help they managed to plant their primroses and snowdrops. It is hoped their snowdrops will look amazing next spring. The girls will be going back into the churchyard to carry out various surveys of plants and wild habitats.
AIB have also been in discussion with Scout Leader Martin Jarvis and it has been agreed that the Scouts will design and plant a new flower bed in the Village. It has been decided that the new bed will be on the corner of Lansdowne Road and Arundel Road.
The next film to be shown at Angmering Community Centre is "SAVING MR BANKS" (2013)[PG13] at 7.45pm on Saturday 12 April - doors open at 7.30pm.
Starring: Tom Hanks andEmma Thompson. In his quest to obtain the rights to adapt the Mary Poppins books for the big screen Walt Disney comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer in P.L.Travers who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. Together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. Nominated for an 6 Oscar with another 9 wins & 44 nominations.
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).
Angmering In Bloom is part of the South & South East In Bloom campaign, which is sponsored by Southern Water. They will be holding a Plant/Cake and Craft Sale as well as a seed swap, on Saturday, 12 April from 2 - 5pm at The Pigeon House, High Street, Angmering, admission 50p to include a cup of tea or coffee, children free. Go along and pick up a packet of "Flanders" Poppy Seeds for a small donation to go to the British Legion. The Association is trying to give away 100 packets in commemoration of 100 years since the beginning of WW1.
"4 for Art" will be holding their Spring Exhibition at the Angmering Community Centre from 1st to 30th April. They are four local artists from Worthing and East Preston who belong to art groups in the area and exhibit in Art Exhibitions throughout the county. All four artists have been painting for several years and have enjoyed improving their skills which have been reflected in many sales of their work. They hope you enjoy looking at their paintings and if you would like further information about any of the artists represented or wish to contact them - the Angmering Community Centre office will be pleased to supply the relevant information.
Arun District Council's Development Control Committee last night (Wednesday) unanimously approved Store Property's Planning Application A/125/13 to build car showrooms and workshops in Angmering for Chandlers BMW/Mini on land west of Windmill Bridge and south of the A259 dual carriageway. Chandlers will consolidate all their four Angmering and Rustington facilities into this one 42,000 sq ft site. The approval also provides for two separate retail units, with up to 37,000 sq ft of retail floorspace. Chandlers move alone will safeguard 88 existing jobs with up to another 30 being created on the site
Concerns raised about the effect the new retail units might have on the Rustington shops have been overcome by Store Property - who own most of the central Rustington shopping centre - agreeing to pay a sweetener to Rustington Parish Council comprising contributions to protect the centre, including the cost of improved signage, and £20,000 to produce an action plan to boost trade in the village, as well as paying £100,000, spread over 5 years, to implement this plan.
A/8/14 - Loft conversion including front dormer window at Dunster House, The Thatchway. Applicant: Mr & Mrs A Jacobs.
A/16/14 - New fence to east boundary at 33 Bewley Road. Applicant: Mr L Cowan.
A/21/14/T - Remove top growth to row of 16No. Cupressus Leylandii by 1m. Remove seasonal growth to row of 8No. Cupressus Leylandii to maintain tidy appearance. Blue Cedars, Blue Cedars Close. Applicant: Mr A Evens.
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 3 April 2014.
The South East British Tapestry Group is returning to Angmering for an exhibition of new contemporary woven tapestries. This will again be held at The Mill House Gallery, Ecclesden Lane, Angmering between Friday 18th to Sunday 27th April (10.30pm to 4.30pm daily).
Standing on the side of Highdown Hill, The Mill House Gallery proved a magnificent venue for the highly successful first exhibition of this group in 2012 with more than 300 visitors. This year the theme of the exhibits is WEATHER whether?. Each artist has interpreted this timely play on words in the same media - woven tapestry - but taking their own unique perspective on the theme. The result is a beautifully diverse and wide range of often, playful interpretations.
Facilities at The Mill House Gallery for the duration of the exhibition include:
Most exhibits will be available for purchase. Please note that due to the unusual nature of the Gallery there is no access for wheelchairs and several floors of exhibits will be accessible by stairs only.
Click here for more information about The Mill House Gallery, the British Tapestry Group, tapestry weaving, and weaversbazaar.
A/82/12 - Readvertisement due to Reduction in number of dwellings from 150 to 139 and receipt of revised plans and statements. Residential development comprising 139 no. dwellings including 30% affordable with access, landscaping, open space & associated works (this application is a departure from the Development Plan). Land to east of Roundstone Lane. Applicant: Barratt David Wilson Ltd.
A/19/14/A - 1 No. externally illuminated fascia sign at main entrance gates at Rustington Golf Centre, Golfers Lane. Applicant: Mr S Langmead.
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 27 March 2014.
Quite often we are quick to criticise today's youth but there are many examples why we should applaud their actions and give credit where it is due. Yesterday, Catherine Topham and Mollie Jenkins, both aged 12 from Angmering, happened to be in Arundel Road near Lloyd Goring Close when an elderly gentleman, who lives at St Margaret's Court, slipped down the grass bank after crossing the road from the bus stop. Catherine and Mollie immediately went to his assistance and dialled 999 for an ambulance, both waiting with the gentleman while the community police officers attended followed by the paramedics. Police and paramedics thanked both girls for acting so quickly and staying with the gentleman who was taken to hospital. I'm sure all of us would like to commend Catherine and Mollie for their brave actions.
The process of changing street lamp posts in Angmering has already begun and will continue for many weeks. This Friday (7 March), SSE Contractors in cojunction with the West Sussex County Council, will have a mobile exhibition in the Village Hall car park between 10am and 2pm. You will be able to see the planned work in Angmering and how it may be changing the lighting in your street.
Angmering in Bloom Association's Blooming Quiz Night on Saturday 1 March was a great success with nearly 70 people attending making up 12 teams. Questions were set by Phil Leverick and included a topical round for St David's Day with questions relating to 'Davids' and a picture round. The event raised nearly £500 towards Angmering in Bloom projects.