Angmering Village Life

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April 2016



Angmering Planning Applications

A/55/16/PL - Part Change of Use from C3 (Dwellinghouses) to D1 (Non-residential institutions) to accommodate a new timber framed Nursery / Pre School, together with associated new entrance & parking. Resubmission following A/94/15/PL. Departure from the Development Plan. Brackenside, Dappers Lane. Applicant: Mrs Sharon Ashworth-Leach.

A/61/16/PL - Use of existing land & buildings for mixed use comprising B1 use (B1 Business), B2 use (B2 General Industry) , D1 education & training centre (D1 Non-Residential Institutions), car parking & landscaping. The Old Stables, Decoy Lane. Applicant: Keith Langmead Ltd.

A/66/16/HH - Two storey rear extension at 20 East Drive. Applicant: Mr Leach.

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 19 May 2016.

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".

30 April 2016

"Bloom's" May Fayre

Angmering in Bloom will be holding their May Fayre in Angmering Village Hall on Saturday 7 May (10.00am to 12.30pm).

There will be craft stalls, a tombola, plant and cake sales, plus refresments.  There is an entrance fee of 50p (free for children) which will include a free cup of tea or coffee.

If you wish to book a stall or have any other enquiries, phone 01903-778661 or 01903-783754. poster

28 April 2016

Forest School concept for pre-school children

Forest School, based on a Scandinavian concept, is a fast-growing national inspirational process, that offers learners of all ages regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. It supports the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.

'Wild about the Wood' Forest School Playgroup has just been established by locally-based Karen Milner who will be running 2 hour sessions throughout May at the Furzefield Scout Camp land in Dappers Lane for pre-school children and their parents. In its very first session this Tuesday (26 April), the children who attended really enjoyed the freedom and experience of the woods and having hot chocolate around the fire they helped to light. The aim is for children to enjoy exploring the safe woodland, play games, be creative, and have fun while learning new skills in a supportive group.

Karen is an experienced and qualified Forest School leader, with First Aid training and DBS clearance. For further details of the sessions which Karen is running (costs, contact details, bookings, etc) click here.

28 April 2016

Found - Kindle e-reader

A Kindle e-reader has been found in Carina Drive.  If you have lost this, phone 01903-771935 with a description of the Kindle (type, cover, etc.).

         Owner later located

27 April 2016

Proposed Rydon Homes - Exhibition boards

The Exhibition of the proposed 175 new homes by Rydon Homes / Gleeson Strategic Developments in the Village Hall on Tuesday 19 April led to many villagers wishing to make comments on the proposals.  The larger site for the proposed dwellings is on the south side of Water Lane joined by a corridor road to another smaller site to the east of Weavers Hill.  Vehicular traffic would all exit onto Water Lane just north of Avenals Farm.

The types or designs of the proposed houses were not revealed by the exhibitors but, when questioned about prices, they stated that "they would be in line with market forces".

Some attendees completed feedback forms while others intended sending their comments later by email to the Exhibition organisers, Pro Vision. Unfortunately, the email address provided by Pro Vision did not work.  However, we are now informed that the correct email address is . "Angmering" should be included in the subject line.

For those who were unable to attend the Exhibition and for those who wish to refresh their memories on the proposals, you can see a display of all the Exhibition boards by clicking here (pdf file)

 23 April 2016

Appointment of new Headteacher

It was announced today that the new Headteacher of The Angmering School will be Mr Simon Liley (right). Mr Liley is currently Headteacher of The Bourne Community College on the western side of Chichester.

The present Headteacher, Mr David Brixey, said: " I have visited his school in the past and it is happy and successful.Our Governors have worked very hard on the recruitment process and I know that they are pleased with the appointment. The appointment of my successor is another significant step towards my retirement. The Chair of Governors will be arranging to meet with Mr Liley and myself to plan for the transition".






21 April 2016





Angmering Planning Applications

A/56/16/PL - New changing rooms on site of former changing rooms at Woodlands Playing Field, Station Road. Applicant: Rustington Otters Football Club.

A/59/16/HH - Single storey rear extension to include 2 No. lantern rooflights & bi-fold doors to rear elevation at 90 Palmer Road. (resubmission following A/23/16/HH). Applicant: Mr A Martin.

A/60/16/HH - Single storey side extension & alterations at Dove Cottage, North Drive. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Skelton.

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 May 2016.

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".

21 April 2016

Village Traffic Management Scheme (2)

At the Public Consultation today (Wednesday) in the Village Hall, West Sussex County Council and Angmering Parish Council presented their proposals for traffic management through the village. This largely comprises 17 pairs of speed cushions and 7 raised speed tables. The map below shows the positions of the speed cushions (orange) and speed tables (purple).

( View here for larger version )

It is a matter of regret that neither WSCC nor APC was able to provide forms to allow people to easily make their comments known and provide feedback on the proposals.

20 April 2016

Village Traffic Management Scheme (1)

The long-awaited proposals for the changes to traffic flow through the village are now ready for residents to see, and will be on display in the King Suite of Angmering Village Hall from 10 am to 5pm on Wednesday 20th April 2016. You will be able to see the arrangements of speed tables and pairs of speed pillows that are proposed to be put in place throughout the lengths of Station Road and Water Lane.

WSCC Highways officers and Parish Council representatives will be there to discuss the proposals, so go along and let them know what you think.

18 April 2016

New shop opens

The third new village shop this year opened in the centre of Angmering this morning (Saturday). Juna Home & Garden, located at Marsh House, The Square, Angmering, has taken over the previous shop, "Vintage on the Green", which sold eclectic antiques. Juna is selling unique and beautiful furniture and furnishings for your home and garden as can be seen in the photos below:



Among the services Juna are able to provide are: furniture painting workshops & supplies, french polishing, furniture upcycling, and commissions. They also stock a good selection of Rustoleum chalky finish furniture paint and Rustoleum finishing wax for DIY furniture projects.

You can contact Juna Home & Garden on (Tel) 07853 907534 or (Email) Their website is currently under construction and, when completed, will be found at

16 April 2016

More new homes proposed - Public Consultation

Rydon Homes and Gleeson Strategic Developments are proposing the development of land "to the south of Water Lane, Angmering", for 175 houses, open space, landscaping (including flood alleviation measures), roads, and footways. A public consultation/exhibition of the proposals will take place in Angmering Village Hall on Tuesday 19 April 2016 between 14.30 and 20.00.

A copy of a letter dated 8 April from the developers' design consultants, Pro Vision, has been circulated to residents in the immediate vicinity of the proposed site and can be downloaded here.

Residents of Angmering are urged to go along to the exhibition and make their feelings known about this proposed development.

13 April 2016

Volunteer required at Village Hall

Angmering Village Hall is looking for a volunteer to join its Management Committee. You will need to live or work within the Angmering Parish Boundary so that you can be co-opted on to the committee. Secretarial/computer experience would be ideal.

If you are interested in joining the team and getting involved in your local community, or would first like to know more about what could be involved, then please contact the Village Hall either by email: or telephone: John Yates: 01903 786672

13 April 2016


Following the closure of the Angmering branch at the end of last year, the Rustington, East Preston & Ferring branch is now also operating in Angmering.

John Nettleton, chairman of the Rustington, East Preston & Ferring branch told Angmering Village Life: "Our main sources of income come from street and store collections and also through collection boxes in shops, pubs, etc. We also have a thriving sales operation, selling a wide range of RNLI merchandise throughout the year, as well as Christmas cards and related items in the autumn. We attend numerous events in the area and would welcome opportunities to extend this aspect of our fundraising in Angmering. We have a band of dedicated volunteers and we would welcome new volunteers to assist in our fundraising, particularly in Angmering."

If you feel you may be able to give a few hours to the RNLI, please contact Carol Wilson Greaves on 01903 772868 or or John Nettleton on 01903 783413 or

13 April 2016