Angmering Village Life
GCSE results have improved for the third year running at The Angmering School. 55% of students gained at least 5 A* to C with English and Maths.
Ollie Charman, Ben Galbally, William Francis, Oliver Cayless, Jack Pankhurst, Harvey Bolton, Iona Collis, Chloe Price, Alyssa Alarilla, Angharad Collins, Louie Kavallares, Rebecca Merridue, Tom Penny and Grace Tapley all gained 8 or more grades A or A*. For Ollie and Will, 9 of these were at A* and Ben achieved 8 A* grades.
The Government’s new Progress 8 measure shows that Ellen Rose Charlesworth made the most progress in the year group in her time at Angmering, with her average results being more than 2.5 grades above expected. Ben Galbally, Megan Randall and Molly Bridger averaged over 2 grades above expected.
David Brixey, Headteacher, said “I am very pleased with these GCSE results. They represent another step forward for the school but more importantly they give great stepping stones forward for our students. I am proud of their hard work and commitment. I wish them well for their future studies and careers.”
A/149/16/T - Remove top growth of 1m & seasonal growth to sides to row of 16 Cupressus Leylandii & remove seasonal growth to row of 8 Cupressus Leylandii. Blue Cedars, 1 Blue Cedars Close. Applicant: Mr Evans.
A/150/16/PL - 4 No. rooflights to rear elevation & insertion of 1 No. ground floor window to rear elevation at Blaber House, The Square. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area. Applicant: Mr S Lee.
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 15 September 2016.
Students at Angmering Sixth Form are celebrating an excellent set of A level results this year with a 99.5% pass rate. The proportion of entries that have gained A* to B was 41% with 75% gaining A*-C.
Students celebrating outstanding results include Arran Collis who gained 4 A* grades who will go on to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Bethan Williams and Adam Woodard who both gained 3 A* grades. Bethan will study Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Adam will study Physics at the University of Warwick.
In addition, very strong results were achieved by Matt Francis (A*AB and A* in extended project) Jake Gander (A*AAC) and Georgia Towson (A*AA and A*in extended project), with Matt moving on to study Law at the University of Sussex, Jake studying Maths at the University of Warwick and Georgia studying Geography and the University of Southampton.
AS results were also promising with particularly strong performances from Natalie Cleverly (AAA), Cameron Misson (AAB) Soham Shah (AAB).
There were also impressive achievements on vocational courses with Nick Pearce and Harriet Bond showing the way by achieving a Distinction*.
David Brixey, retiring Headteacher commented, “These are the best set of Sixth Form results for some years and are a just reward for the talent and hard work of all of our students. Our sixth form thrives on its diversity and inclusiveness and we are proud of the achievements of all of our students. We are also fortunate to have talented teachers who are very skilled at getting the best from our students. I wish all of the students well as they move on to the next stage of their careers.”
A/133/16/HH - Replace hanging wall tiles with fibre cement weatherboarding at 11 Weavers Ring. Applicant: Mr G Balchin.
A/134/16/A - 4 No. internally illuminated fascia signs on front & side elevations. Next Retail, Unit 1, Manor Retail Park. Applicant: Next Retail. Readvertisement due to change in number & design of adverts.
A/135/16/PL - Replacement of existing bungalow with 3 No. dwellings (resubmission following A/20/16/PL). This application is a Departure from the Development Plan. Caretakers Cottage, Angmering School, Greenwood Drive. Applicant: Mr & Mrs D Shannon. Readvertisement due to amended description.
A/142/16/OUT - Outline application with some matters reserved for the demolition of existing buildings & erection of 18 No. dwellings. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan. Merry England Nursery, Dappers Lane. Applicant: Mrs Haggis.
A/143/16/HH - 2 bay oak framed barn at Copper Beech, Ham Manor Close. Applicant: Mr T Moseley.
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 8 September 2016.
Traffic Management Scheme
A meeting had now been held with WSCC Highways officers and County Councillor Urquhart, at which a number of possible alterations to the scheme had been suggested, in order to take into account the feedback received from the community following the informal consultation held in April. The suggestions made had met with a broadly positive reaction from WSCC’s officers. The outcome of the meeting was due to be reported on more fully at the forthcoming Highways SubCommittee meeting convened for Thursday 11 August 2016.
Community Centre Car Park
The lining work was now complete and the directional arrows had now been painted onto the surface. Attention now needed to be given to the landscaping works and to securing the perimeter of the car park against vehicular incursion onto the open space; this latter objective would best be achieved by continuation of the existing line of wooden dragon’s teeth posts along the car park edge, and quotations were in process of being obtained for the works to be carried out. Quotes for the works necessary to carry out the planting scheme drawn up to discharge the planning condition would be sought later in the year.
There had been no further progress on this, but the Parish Council would continue to pursue this.
The chairman reported: "Speed Watch is progressing well, along with several members of the team I have actually completed the first test. The practical is looming. Once this has been completed we will be able to start undertaking the Speed Watch on the road. If anyone else would like to join us please let the Parish Council Office know".
The full minutes of this meeting can be read here
A/111/16/HH - First floor extension over garage at Ham Green, North Drive. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Glaisyer.
A/136/16/PL - Demolition of existing bungalow and redevelopment of the site into 2 No. 4 bed houses at The Backwoods, Station Road. Applicant: Mr Gareth Gilat. This is a Departure from the Development Plan..
A/138/16/HH - Erection of detached timber framed carport & workshop prior the demolition of existing garage at Saddlers, High Street. Applicant: Mrs Highwood. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area.
A/140/16/HH - Removal of existing detached garage & erection of garage & two storey side extension (resubmission following A/153/15/HH). Cherry Tree Cottage, Station Road. Applicant: Byrne.
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 1 September 2016.
Former pupils of The Angmering School and Littlehampton School will be playing a charity football match this Sunday (14 August) to raise funds for a food bank. The match will be held at Angmering FC's ground in Decoy Drive (off Arundel Road) at 5pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and to donate anything ranging from tinned foods, jars of pasta sauce, biscuits, milk, sugar, fruit juice, and cereals.
Track Party is returning to Angmering again this summer. Children aged 2-12 can play with trains, cars and dinosaurs over the huge expanse of the main hall of Angmering Community Centre on Sunday 4 September (10am to 5pm).
There will be 6 session times:
Tickets: £6 per child, adults free. Book your tickets and session time using this link http://trackparty.co.uk/event/angmering
The 40th Anniversary of Angmering Twinning Association is to be celebrated when our French visitors from Ouistreham-Riva-Bella come to Angmering for the weekend of 26 - 28 August. The village will be decorated, and you may already have seen the new commemorative planter on the Village Green.
There will be an exhibition on the history and activities of the Association in Angmering Community Centre and Angmering Library from 22 - 30 August - opening hours according to those of the venue.
Last night’s (Sunday) performance by The Spinettes and Matthew Goodgame at Angmering Village Hall certainly left all those who attended on a high. Although the songs were from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, after the interval, the majority of the families, couples and friends attending - from 5 to 80 - were up on their feet singing and dancing along with the performers.
With the professionalism of the beautiful and harmonious Spinettes’ trio and Matthew Goodgame, the personable and excellent singer/compere, this really was the West End coming to Angmering and great value for money. The humour from all the performers during and between songs helped light up the evening. It was also lovely to see most of the 5-7 year olds up on the floor dancing and thoroughly enjoying themselves.
During the interval and after the show, all the performers readily chatted to the audience - many of whom had their photos taken with them - and signed their Spinettes CD which was on sale with part of the profits being donated to The Alzheimer’s Society.
If the bad news was that you missed last night’s show, then the good news is that Matthew Goodgame and The Spinettes are considering putting on a Christmas-themed show in Angmering in December. If that does come to fruition I will give you a bit of advice – reserve your tickets at the earliest opportunity as, after last night’s performance, I believe a Christmas show would be a sell-out.
A/121/16/HH - Construct retaining wall at Dovedale, West Drive. Applicant: Mr M Staniforth.
A/131/16/OUT - Outline planning application with some matters reserved for 9 No. one & a half storey houses with
garaging, including 3 No. affordable housing units. Land between New Place Bungalow & Arundel Road. Applicant: Mrs S Kirsan. This is a Departure from the Development Plan..
A/134/16/A - 4 No. internally illuminated fascia signs on front & side elevations. Newxt Retail, Unit 1, Manor Retail Park. Applicant: Next Retail.
A/135/16/PL - Replacement of existing bungalow with 3 No. dwellings (resubmission following A/20/16/PL). Caretakers Cottage, Angmering School, Greenwood Drive. Applicant: Mr & Mrs D Shannon.
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 25 August 2016.
The Spinettes were formed in 2010 and have since travelled the world performing at various different venues & events, such as No 10 Downing Street, Churchill War Rooms, The Shard, HMS Belfast, The Royal Academy, Goodwood, The Royal Festival Hall & London’s Covent Garden, as well as hundreds of weddings and private parties. The Spinettes have taken the Sea by storm and have sailed the globe on many prestigious cruise lines with their very own show.
Their tight harmonies, sleek choreography and infectious personalities will be sure to impress any audience & leave you wanting more.
Joining them is West End leading man Matthew Goodgame who is currently playing alongside Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl at The Savoy in London’s West End. He has played Danny Zuko in ‘Grease’, The Pharaoh in ‘Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ and Greaseball in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Roller skating Spectacular ‘Starlight Express’ to name but a few!
They are joining forces to bring you some of their favourite hits from the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s & plus a few show tunes too! The Spinettes & Matthew Goodgame will be putting on their show on Sunday 7th August 2016 at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) in Angmering Village Hall, Station Road.
Ticket prices: £10; Children under 16: £5. Tickets are available by phoning 07515 552491 or emailing email@example.com . Tickets are also available at the door (subject to availability).
The show promises to be something special and should appeal to people/families of all ages. If you are in any doubt about this, go to The Spinettes website at www.thespinettes.co.uk and have a look at their promotional video and testimonials. It is hoped that the people of Angmering and district will come and support this feel-good show.