Angmering Village Life
Community Land Trust
The legal formalities for setting this up are proceeding as anticipated, and discussions have taken place with ADC and various other relevant parties with a view to establishing the best method of acquiring suitable properties. A concern had arisen with regard to recent Government announcements on extension of the Right to Buy, which had clear (and unwelcome) implications for CLTs around the country; representations were being made to Nick Herbert MP in order to clarify the situation and establish whether properties owned and/or managed by CLTs would be excluded from Right to Buy.
New APC website
The Parish Office was in receipt of a revised set of draft visuals; these had not created the right look and a further revision had been requested from the designers.
A259/Station Road Cycleway
County Councillor Urquhart confirmed that the A259 cycleway scheme should now be completed by 31 October 2015. She was aware that the date of 9 October 2015 had been widely circulated as the supposed completion date, but it was unclear where this had come from. Councillor Mountain noted that this query had been raised directly with officers in the Highways Department, and the explanation had been that the date of 9 October was the end date for the booked carriageway possession; the impression had been conveyed in e-mails that carriageway possession dates and scheme completion dates were one and the same, which was evidently not the case.
Angmering Traffic Management
County Councillor Urquhart confirmed that Highways Department officers would shortly e-mail Parish Councillors and the Parish Office with further details of the proposed scheme. It was still envisaged that the scheme would be implemented in the 2016-17 financial year, but later in that year rather than earlier. County Councillor Urquhart acknowledged that the consultation exercise had been further delayed from the previously indicated time of late September 2015; the present intention was that the Parish Council and the general public would be consulted simultaneously. Some further survey work was required in view of the requested extension of the scheme up Water Lane.
Angmering South Ward
It was noted that, now the Parish Council was almost at its full complement, it would now be appropriate for consideration to be given to appointing two councillors to represent the Angmering South ward, which had received no nominations for election, and which was (officially at least) unrepresented. The Deputy Clerk noted that guidance would need to be sought from Arun District Councils Electoral Services team on how the Parish Council might go about this. That guidance would be sought with a view to giving further consideration to the matter at the Parish Councils next meeting.
The Chairman confirmed that the date for decorating the Memory Tree with memory tags had been set for 4 December 2015. Volunteers were needed for carol singing, as the various local choral groups who had been approached either had commitments elsewhere on that date or were otherwise unavailable.
St Nicholas Garden excavation
The Chairman noted that correspondence had been received from the Worthing Archaeological Society, expressing a wish to publicise and hold an exhibition of the archaeological digs finds in early course. It was noted that it was obviously desirable for such an exhibition to be publicised as widely as possible, and that it might be better to wait until the New Year in order to achieve this. The Chairman and the Parish Office would continue to work with Worthing Archaeological Society on this..
The full minutes of this meeting can be read here
A/99/15/PL - Change of use from Equestrian dressage arena to car parking at The Old Stables, Decoy Lane. Applicant: Mr Langmead.
A/148/15/HH - Two storey rear extension, single storey side & front extension at 28 East Drive. Applicant: Mr A Price.
A/150/15/A - Various illuminated & non-illuminated signage (resubmission following A/82/15/A) at Swanbourne Park, Roundstone Lane. Applicant: BDW Trading Ltd., Southampton.
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 12 November 2015.
This academic year is the 40th anniversary of the opening of The Angmering School. The school would like to celebrate by inviting everyone in the community, including former students and parents, to share their photos with them of the school over the last 40 years. They will share these via their website's Weekly News page and their social media sites and will make a huge display for the Summer term for everyone to view.
Aerial view of the school in 1980
Email your photos to Fiona Moffett ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or post them to her at the school whose address is: The Angmering School, Station Road, Angmering, West Sussex, BN16 4HH.
Angmering residents are being invited to celebrate Angmering Library's 40th Birthday. A Birthday Tea is being held at the Library on Tuesday 17th November 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Go along and share your memories with the Library team and have a slice of cake! poster
For more details contact the Library on 01903-772682 or email email@example.com
A cat has been shot at in the village of Angmering this morning (Sunday). The cat was shot in the back in Greenacres Ring and her owner is warning other pet owners to be on their guard. The cat has a shattered vertebrae and the owner says it is not known whether she will be able to use her back legs again. The incident has been reported to the police. The shooting comes after several cats were reported to have been poisoned by anti-freeze around Greenacres Ring in Angmering some weeks ago. (source: Worthing Herald)
Cllr Phelon asked if it was possible for a member of the public to have the key to the pond for litter picking purposes. The administrator said this could be looked into but could be a potential health and safety issue with lone working in that area. Cllr Phelon also asked if there had been a report received about the St Nicholas Gardens Archaeological Dig. Cllr Francis said it had not yet been received.
Legacy Garden (Public
Julia Phelon mentioned that Legacy Garden, located at the Community Centre Open Space was looking very untidy and asked what could be done, explaining that AIB had, on many occasions attempted to improve the area. Cllr Francis said the minutes of the time the garden was made would need to be looked at as there may be an agreement between the Parish Council and St Margarets School with regards to maintenance of the gardens. The Administrator to write to St Margarets School and ascertain future maintenance plans they may have for Legacy Garden.
Cllr Hamilton-Street said that this would be costly and that she had spent a lot of time with the police and CCTV images that were not of a quality that could be used, especially in the dark. Cllr Phelon asked about CCTV in Mayflower, with Cllr Hamilton-Street saying you would need lights permanently on for any image to be satisfactory and this would cause a cost problem. After active consideration between all members of the committee present it was PROPOSED by Cllr Hamilton-Street, SECONDED BY Cllr Hill-Smith and AGREED by ALL not to take this item any further and report to full council. Cllr Francis requested that Lights along Mayflower Park footpath as a safety factor to be included on the next agenda as well as lights for the BMX track as the skate bowl lights do not cover both.
The full minutes of this meeting can be read here
A/125/15/HH - Single storey wrap around extension & relocation of sewerage & waste water drains at 41 Meadowside. Applicant: Mrs A Taylor.
A/136/15/HH - Single storey rear extension at 46 Ashurst Way. Applicant: Mr L Mehmedovic.
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 29 October 2015.
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 22nd 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 medal. In addition there are prizes for the Most Outstanding Player and the Best Fancy Dress. The entry fee is £10.00 per team.
There is a barbecue and raffle. The proceeds of the event will be donated to Chestnut Tree House. Mad Max will be playing live music from 16.30.
Further information available at www.abooty.co.uk or telephone 01903 770142
The next film to be shown at Angmering Community Centre is "THE WATER DIVINER" [UK 15] at 7.45pm on Saturday 10 October - doors open at 7.30pm.
Starring Russell Crowe. Four years after the devastating Battle of Gallipoli, Arthur, Edward and Henry Connor are still reported missing in action. With no further news, their father Joshua (Russell Crowe) travels from his farm in Australia to the war-torn peninsula but finds his questions blocked by military bureaucracy. Desperately holding onto hope, Joshua meets a Turkish war hero who becomes an unlikely ally as he struggles to find his own peace. poster
Tickets priced at £5 are available in advance from the Community Centre Office, Woodies News, Angmering Framing & Stitches, or at the door (subject to availability).
The November film will be "THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL".
A/130/15/PL - Installation of mezzanine floor at Unit 1, Manor Retail Park (land south of A259 and west of Mill Lane, Rustington. Applicant:Store Property Investments Ltd
A/132/15/HH - Enlarge graded area at front of property & reduce size of front garden wall at 28 Lucksfield Way. Applicant: Mrs P Pallant.
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 22 October 2015.