Angmering Village Life
A/45/15/PL - Construction of timber shed & timber play shelter at St Margaret's School, Arundel Road. Applicant: William Older Playgroup.
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 18 June 2015.
Rather disappointing weather forced St Wilfrid's RC Primary School in Arundel Road to hold its May Day celebrations today (Friday 22 May) in the school hall this year. Despite the limited space, the pupils did exceptionally well in the circumstances and clearly enjoyed themselves, as did the many parents and grand-parents who attended.
Elected as May King and May Queen this year were Reece Pratt and Catherina Marra, both 11 years old, the May Queen being crowned by last year's May King, who took off time from his new school to take part in the ceremony. Following the crowning, each of the school's classes ably performed some complex dances in the hall's confined space, with a team from Amethyst class concluding the performances with various intricate maypole dances.
In thanking the many people who had contributed to making the afternoon such a success headteacher, Mrs Sharon Reynolds, drew particular attention to the part played by Mrs Jan Smith, the school's bursar, in teaching the dances to the Topaz, Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire and Amethyst classes. At the end of the celebrations, each pupil was treated to an ice-cream as a reward for their efforts while guests enjoyed refreshments provided by the school.
It is Angmering Parish Council's intention to produce a newsletter every other month from now on, having re-established them at the beginning of this year. If residents have any comments on the newsletters generally, or suggestions for content they would like to see, they should get in touch with the Parish Council office.
The Council has been made aware that the April newsletter, which was passed to the distributors on 30 April for delivery in the week following that date, has only this week reached some addresses in the Parish, with the result that the closing date for the clerical assistant/receptionist vacancy advertised on the front page had already passed by the time some residents received their copies. This was clearly not what they had envisaged, and they regret any disappointment that this has caused.
In future, the Council intends to handle the distribution of leaflets themselves, using the combined efforts of Councillors and staff, and will advise residents via their own website when a newsletter is published. Electronic copies will also be available to download in PDF format.
A/50/15/PL - Demolition of Spinney & Burberry House & erection of 2 Storey hotel annexe with associated car parking at Premier Inn, Spinney, & Burberry House, Roundstone Lane / Roundstone Road [(sic) Roundstone By-Pass (A259)], East Preston. Applicant: Premier Inn Hotels Limited.
A/52/15/HH - Single storey rear extension at 10 William Olders Road. Applicant: Mr T Darnell.
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 11 June 2015.
Jasmine Cheeseman and Charlotte Cole (pictured right) from The Angmering School turned up the heat in the kitchen on Thursday 15 May to win this year's Sussex final of the 2015 Create & Cook Competition.
The Sussex cookery competition final was fought between eight young cooks aged 12-14 years at Chichester College. The brief of the Competition, which is run by fit2cook food education and sponsored by The Southern Co-operative, was to create and cook a two course menu using as many Sussex sourced ingredients as possible. The competition, which has the support of top Sussex chefs, aims to nurture young talent and celebrate local food.
Winners Jasmine and Charlotte cooked Littlehampton sea bream with new potatoes and local asparagus with a spring herb dressing. Their dessert was a rhubarb meringue delight with orange biscuits. Judging the young cooks were local food writer Rosemary Moon; Head Chef at the Lickfold Inn near Petworth, Graham Squire; Min Raisman from fit2cook food education and Stephanie Clarke, Retail Business Manager of The Southern Co-operative's Yapton store. Head Chef Graham Squire said: "Using top local and seasonal ingredients, the girls' dishes were cooked beautifully to really let the flavours come through. Their bream was delicious and their dessert accomplished."
Kate Hibbert, Local Sourcing Manager for The Southern Co-operative, said: "The Create & Cook Competition challenges young cooks to think about sustainability and the importance of supporting local farmers and food producers through their ingredient sourcing. This goes hand in hand with our own sourcing objectives for our Local Flavours range, available in selected Sussex stores."
As winners, Jasmine and Charlotte will have their recipes professionally styled and photographed. They now go on to the Regional Final of the Create & Cook Competition, to be held at Newlyns Cookery School in Hampshire on 25 June. Here they will cook against fellow county competition finalists from Hampshire and Isle of Wight schools, aiming to win the 2015 Create & Cook Competition trophy which is currently held by Joe Doncaster and Alice Hyde from Sandown Bay Academy on the Isle of Wight. If they succeed, they will also win £1000 for their school food technology department. To find out more visit fit2cook.co.uk.
The Angmering in Bloom Association will again be holding a Best Front Garden Competition this year and are urging Angmering residents to enter. It makes no difference whether you have a small, large, or container-filled front garden - each will be treated on its merits.
Judging will take place during the first week in July and the judging criteria will include: first impression, use of space, variety of plants, and general condition.
The Garden Competition Awards, sponsored by Haskins Garden Centre, will be presented in August. Winners will be invited to a cream tea and receive gift vouchers from Haskins Garden Centre. The First Prize will be £50.
Closing date for entries is 15 June 2015. You can pick up an
entry form from the Parish Council Office in The Square, or phone 01903-778661
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The West Sussex Area Group of the N Gauge Society are putting on a Charity Model Railway Show at St Margaret's Church, Angmering this Saturday (16 May) between 10am and 5pm. All proceeds for this show will go to Jamie's Wish Trust, a charity that helps young people with life threatening illness. There will be 10 plus layouts on show, plus new and second hand traders. There is disabled access, free parking and refreshments. Admission is £4 adults, £3 concessions, £2 children and family tickets £10 (2+2).
Angmering In Bloom (AIB) reports that their May Fayre on Saturday was very successful with over 140 people going along to the Village Hall. There were crafts, plants, cakes, a tombola, a raffle and refreshments. AIB would like to thank the WI ladies for their cakes, Ferring Nurseries for their plants and Roundstone Farm Shop for their planter raffle prize. They hope that everyone who went along enjoyed themselves and, thanks to their support, AIB raised £675 towards its projects.
The results of the Angmering & Findon constituancy election on Thursday 7 May 2015 are are follows:
|BAKER, Alison Sarah||Labour Party||887 votes|
|BICKNELL, Paul Andrew||Conservative Party||2963 votes||Elected|
|BISS, David Alan||Liberal Democrats||998 votes|
|COOPER, Andy||Conservative Party||2212 votes||Elected|
|DYSON, Mark Gordon||UKIP||1418 votes|
|SMITH, Lionel||Green Party||796 votes|
|TAYLOR, Malcolm James||Liberal Democrats||706 votes|
|WENSLEY Dudley Michael||Conservative Party||2325 votes||Elected|
The turnout was 72.78% one of the higher turnouts in the District (76% being the highest and 50% being the lowest).
A27, Hammerpot - works taking place 28 April
2015 - 03 June 2015
Works are ongoing at this location in order to improve drainage and to alleviate flooding problems north of the road at Hammerpot. West Sussex County Council have issued the following note: The objective is to improve and enhance the drainage system and the works may involve some disruption to the carriageway. Temporary traffic management may be used to complete these works in a timely manner and may have to remain in place until materials have hardened. During the course of the works, barriers will be erected around excavations and will remain in place until the materials have hardened; for example the concrete surrounding drainage pipes and road gullies will need time to set. There will be occasions when barriers remain in place overnight whilst the excavation is open and materials are hardening. While excavations will be barriered and clearly marked, please be especially vigilant when walking or driving close to these works.
Roundstone Lane (between High Street and
Nursery Road) - works taking place 18 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
Works are being carried out at this location by contractors working on behalf of Southern Water, who are laying new water mains in connection with the Swanbourne Park development. Please note that the lane will be closed to all traffic during this period . See Public Notice for more details of closure.
Any queries regarding these works should be directed to Southern Water on 0845 278 0845
A/41/15/PL - Formation of new vehicular access at Merrivale, Station Road. Applicant: S N & M C Des Baux.
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 28 May 2015.
Here is a reminder that Angmering in Bloom will be holding its May Fayre this coming Saturday (9 May) at the Village Hall between 2.00pm and 4.30pm. Stalls include Crafts, Plants, Cakes and Refreshments. Do go along and support Angmering In Bloom, and enjoy a cream tea while you are there!
Aspiring amateur Angmering artists are being invited to join in a competition to celebrate the village's resurrected medieval fair. The competition is to create an A3 sized piece of art work on the theme "Inspired by Angmering". It is open to any amateur living or working within the parish. The winner of the competition will be announced at the St Peter and St Paul Annual Fair held on Saturday 25 July on Fletcher's Field.
There are four categories for this competition, under 7 years; 8 to 11 years; 12 to 17 years and over 18 years.
A short explanation of what inspired you is required with the submission and must not be longer than 250 words. It is a chance for everyone to use their imagination and create something that will inspire others. For example artwork can be submitted in any medium. It might be purely representative of something in the village, or the artist may simply be inspired by a place, colour, object to make something more abstract. It could be that you collect things from around the village to make prints from; leaves or bark and so on. The only limit is the size.
1. Closing date for receipt of entries is 20th July 2015 at 4pm.
2. Any art media may be used but it MUST not exceed A3 size
3. A short explanation of what inspired you to do your work, the maximum length 250 words.
4. Open to amateur artists only
5. There is a geographical restriction: all entrants should live or work within the parish boundaries of Angmering. Entrants, or their immediate relatives, must not be a member or employee of the parish council.
6. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been previously displayed. Any entry found to have been plagiarised will be disqualified.
7.Copyright remains with the artist; but the judges retain the right to display the works in an exhibition in the Parish.
The competition to write a middle-ages-themed story is open to anyone living or working within the parish of Angmering and who is aged 16 and over. The winner of the competition will be announced at the St Peter and St Paul Annual Fair held on Saturday 25 July on Fletcher's Field. The charter for the fair was granted by Richard II in 1384 and this year's events will include medieval fun and games as well as stalls, birds of prey and competitions. Event organiser and Chair of Angmering Parish Council Susan Francis said: "It is going to be a great day and the announcement of our two writing competition winners will be an exciting part of the festivities."
The over-16s contest will see budding writers create a story of 4,000 words or fewer with a medieval theme. Susan explained: "It can be set during the medieval period or it can take on a theme associated with medieval literature such as a quest, a romance or the slaying of a 'dragon' in any time, country or reality. "Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales during Richard's reign so people may try a re-working of a tale, a new character or a modern interpretation of the idea of pilgrimage."
There is also a competition for the under 16s. "I think children will have great fun with this contest," said Susan. "We are looking for the best tweet never sent from The Peasants' Revolt. In 1381 Wat Tyler led the men of Kent to London in revolt against the 14-year-old Richard II and his nobles. One group of rebels took over the Tower of London and executed the Lord High Treasurer and the Archbishop of Canterbury. They were also really mean to the King's mother and sister. The next day Wat was killed at Smithfield by one of the King's men and most of the revolting men went home to Kent. We are looking for the best tweet (of no more than 140 characters) sent from someone involved in the Peasants' Revolt. The sender can be anyone - a noble, peasant, bystander or a confused Londoner."
You can see the full rules for both competitions here.
Children in the parish of Angmering have the opportunity to show what they can do to be creative and self-expressive by entering the Fancy Dress competition to be held at the St Peter and St Paul Annual Fair on 25th July on Fletchers Field.
The theme is medieval, let your imagination work, and create either real or imaginary characters. Princesses, princes, knights in shining armour, jugglers, jesters, dragons, peasants just to name just a few. Age brackets for the competionsare:
Under 7 years
8 - 11 years
12 - 17 years
1. Closing date for receipt of entries is 10am 25th July 2015, but applications can be made before the date, there is a restriction on the number of entries accepted.
2. The costume must be home made.
3. Extra points will be given to entrants who can explain how the costume was made and what they did towards it.
4. There is a geographical restriction: all entrants should live or work within the parish boundaries of Angmering. Entrants, or their immediate relatives, must not be a member or employee of the Parish Council.
In 1384, Richard II granted a charter to East Angmering to hold an Annual Fair on the feast day of St Peter and St Paul, which is the 29th June. Angmering Parish Council are reintroducing the holding of this fair and celebrate the things that are good about Angmering at the same time. The opportunity is being given to all local businesses and groups to take part, promoting and selling their wares or activities.
Due to the activities that are already taking place in and around Fletcher's field on the weekend nearest to the festival, the Council is moving the feast day to 25th July! Oh yes and to West Angmering as East Angmering does not have a suitable field!
Susan Francis. Chairman Angmering Parish Council said "It will be a fun day for the whole parish and we hope that everyone will become involved. There is already a short story competition for the adults, tweet for the children and art competition for all ages, the results of which will be announced at the fair. As well as a fancy dress competition on the day for the children. All rules and entry forms can be obtained from the Parish Office, I would encourage all entrants to book their place early. The theme is medieval and we are encouraging everyone to dress up and join in the fun."
For more information on the Fair, contact Angmering Parish Council on 01903-772124 email email@example.com