Angmering Village Life
A/61/14/PL - Single storey extension to existing play school building at William Older School Building, Arundel Road. Applicant: William Older Charity
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 10 July 2014.
Sussex Day takes place on 16 June each year to celebrate the rich heritage and culture of Sussex. This is St Richard's Day, the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, Sussex's patron saint. The date marks the anniversary of the translation of St Richard's body from its original burial place in the nave of Chichester Cathedral to an elaborate shrine at the Cathedral on 16 June 1276.
The Sussex flag, with its six martlets (heraldic swallows), was flown outside the Village Hall in Angmering today (see photo below).
God gives all men all earth to love,
But since man's heart is small,
Ordains for each one spot shall prove
Beloved over all.
Each to his choice, and I rejoice
The lot has fall to me
In a fair ground - In a fair ground -
Yea, Sussex by the Sea!
Rudyard Kipling (1902)
Community Land Trust
The position being taken by the people setting up the Community Land Trust was questioned and concern was expressed that nothing seemed to be happening. At the open day held on 11 January 2014, people had been told that it was intended to incorporate the prospective Community Land Trust as a public interest company, but it had not been adequately explained why it could not have been a charity. Nothing seemed to be happening, which causes two problems: firstly there needed to be an understanding that trustee rules applied irrespective of charity status; and secondly that money has been collected without incorporation, which appeared to be in breach of trustee rules. There was a need to know what was going on. The Clerk undertook to write formally to the chairman of the CLT, outlining the concerns and ask for a situation report on the progress of the project. It was necessary to be able to properly account for the Parish Council money spent on the setting up process to date and this would form part of the letter.
County Councillor Urquhart ...... announced that the A27 Hammerpot gully drainage scheme had been approved and that work should commence in the autumn.
Neighbourhood Development Plan
a) Councillor Turner said that with just two days left of the consultation there had been 40 responses so far, largely positive. She was still waiting for input from ADC, who had not provided for the extra work involved in referenda taking place simultaneously in East Preston, Ferring and Rustington. There was therefore uncertainty about whether a response from the ADC officer responsible would be received within the deadline. It did not appear that major re-writing will be needed. b) On a proposal by Councillor Graham, seconded by Councillor Francis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to accept and support the draft Neighbourhood Plan as a Parish Council sponsored document, subject to final adoption following changes made as a result of the current consultation exercise..
It was unanimously AGREED to award grants to Angmering Twinning Association for £250 and Angmering in Bloom for £570. The budget for Community Grants for the year had been set at £3,000, which meant that there would be £2,180 available for further grants during the financial year.
The unanimous conclusion was that the contract for the BMX Track should be awarded to DT Leisure, in the sum of £32,450. The cost would be funded in the first instance from the General Reserve, but this would be adjusted when the Earmarked Reserves were considered by the Budget and Precept Working Party.
In addition, the contract for tarmac surround to the Skatebowl would also be awarded to DT Leisure in the sum of £5,000 as per the quotation provided. This sum would be provided from the Reserve Earmarked for Skatebowl Improvements and Maintenance reducing it from £11,757 to £6,757.
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Cllr Jeniffer Bos resigned as a parish councillor on 12 May. Cllr Philip Leverick resigned as a parish councillor on 8 June. Mrs Norma Harris and Mr John Oldfield were co-opted as parish councillors at the parish council meeting on 9 June.
A/64/14/T - Remove seasonal growth by 1 metre & side growth from hedge overhang. Blue Cedars, Blue Cedar Close. Applicant: Mr J Mimpriss
A/71/14/HH - Detached single storey annexe for dependant relative. 57 Downs Way. Applicant: Mr & Mrs D Reilly
A/73/14/T - Crown reduction of 1 m of new growth from top and sides and removal of major dead wood to 1 no. Yew Tree. St Margaret's Church, Arundel Road. Applicant: St Margaret's Church
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 July 2014.
The Committee Clerk noted that an application notification had been received from the South Downs National Park Authority in respect of a proposed camp site at Fox Rough, Swillage Lane. This would to be considered at a future meeting of this Committee.
The Committee noted the letter received from Rydon Homes concerning possible development at Weavers Hill, and the request for a meeting. The Committee Clerk agreed to make further enquiries and respond.
Consideration to be given to the setting up of a working party to review the listed building status of buildings in the conservation area.
Chairman & Vice Chairman
Cllr Albert Mariner was elected as chairman of the Council for the next year and Cllr Susan Francis was elected as vice-chairman.
Appointments to various
Governance and Oversight Committee - Councillors Francis, Graham, Spooner and Verrinder.
Parish Maintenance Committee - Councillors Bicknell, Leverick, Spooner, Trott, and Turner, with one vacancy to be filled.
Emergency Committee - Councillors Francis, Turner, Trott, and Verrinder.
Planning, Conservation & Development Committee - Councillors Francis, Graham, Leverick, Spooner, and Verrinder.
Budget & Precept Working Party - Councillors Francis, Graham, Leverick, Spooner and Turner.
ASRA Joint Working Party - Councillors Mariner, Spooner, Trott, and Turner.
Library Working Party - Councillors Francis, Turner, and Verrinder.
St Nicholas Garden Archaeological Dig Working Party - Councillors Francis, Turner, and Verrinder.
Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee (JEAAC) - Counvillor Mariner)
Joint Downland Area Committee (JDAC) Councillor Verrinder
Angmering Sports and Recreation Association (ASRA) Councillor Trott
Arun District Association of Local Councils (ADALC) Councillor Mariner and the Clerk
JEAAC Highways and Transport Working Group Councillor Mariner
Angmering Village Hall Management Committee Councillor Francis
Angmering Community Land
Councillor Spooner acknowledged that there has been delay; the Chairman-elect of ACLT has been busy on other matters, although it is conceded that this is no excuse. The paperwork to set up ACLT is in process of being dealt with. Deposits received at the open day have not been cashed and remain in safekeeping. There have been initial conversations regarding land to the north of Palmer Road, which have not proceeded further, and also Chandlers with regard to possible affordable housing provision on their site in Water Lane.
Early this morning, Angmering In Bloom placed pots of poppies on the war memorial in The Square and the British Legion renewed the flower posies. The union flag flew outside the Village Hall.
(Photo: Lorraine Wensley)