Angmering Village Life

News Archive

September 2016


AIB launches 2017 calendar

The Angmering In Bloom Association has produced a beautiful calendar for 2017 showing various immages of the Village throughout the seasons.  Copies are available now.

The calendars can be purchased for £5 each from Woodies Newsagents in The Square, Angmering, or from the the Association at the various events being held in the next few months.  These include the Village Hall Christmas Fayre on Saturday 3 December.

Alternatively, to place an order, please send an email to: or telephone (01903) 778661 or (01903) 783754.

 29 September 2016

New primary school proposed for Angmering

The Arun-based Schoolsworks Academy Trust, which recently received permission to open a free school in Littlehampton, has organised an information event to enable parents and local people to find out more about its plans to open a new primary school in Angmering. Schoolsworks is a growing multi academy trust, with ambitious and sustainable plans to work with others to add to and improve the quality of school provision in West Sussex.

Schoolsworks propose to establish this free school, to be known as the Schoolworks Community Primary School, in the Bramley Green area of Angmering in 2019, in recognition of the housing development has taken place in the locality over recent years and the current developments east of Roundstone Lane.  Although there is currently capacity to expand existing schools, and indeed some expansion projects are under-way or under consideration, the trend is for a shortfall of places to be felt by 2019.  The Trust plans to work closely with nearby schools to create a one-form entry school that will grow to two forms of entry as the need arises.

The information event will conducted by the Schoolsworks team will be on hand to answer questions at Rustington Primary School in North Lane, Rustington on Tuesday 27 September between 3pm and 4pm.  If you are unable to make it, you can complete a Consultation Form on Schoolworks website at

Read more at:

22 September 2016

Co-op looks for charity partner

The Southern Co-operative’s food store in Angmering is looking for a charity partner based in the area to fundraise for throughout 2016/17.

As part of The Southern Co-operative’s newLove Your Neighbourhood’ community scheme, the convenience store is encouraging charities, community groups and good causes to apply before 10th October to become their official fundraising partner.

Jessica Hughes, Community Investment Manager for The Southern Co-operative said: “The Southern Co-operative is run by local people, for local people, and after consulting with over 4,000 members and colleagues about our community engagement, we have developed our new localised ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ community scheme. Love Your Neighbourhood focuses our community activity on benefiting the communities we serve at a much more local level and gives all stores, funeral homes and other areas of our business the opportunity to choose their own fundraising partner.”

Love Your Neighbourhood will address four key themes, promoting: ‘Greener Neighbourhoods’, ‘More Inclusive Neighbourhoods’, ‘Safer Neighbourhoods’ and ‘Healthier Neighbourhoods’. Charities applying for a fundraising partnership need to demonstrate how they support one of these categories.

Once a local cause has been chosen through a colleague vote, The Southern Co-operative's Food store colleagues, customers and members across Sussex will begin fundraising for the charity. Previously, colleagues have engaged in a variety of different sponsored activities for charity including sky dives, abseils, runs, weight loss challenges and much more!

As part of the Love Your Neighbourhood programme, all of The Southern Co-operative Food stores and Funeralcare homes across the south are currently on the hunt for a local fundraising partner.

To apply, please pop into Angmering’s Southern Co-operative food store to collect an application form or visit and fill in the downloadable form which will need to be returned to your local store. Alternatively, you can e-mail: for further assistance. The deadline for applications is 10thOctober 2016.

15 September 2016

Pub sign stolen

The pub sign outside The Spotted Cow at the east end of the High Street has been stolen leaving only its metal frame. Landlord Michael Collis discovered the theft on the evening of 6 September when he went to lock up for the night. The sign has been outside the pub for 20 years.

Anyone who may have witnessed the theft or has any information, should contact Sussex police on 101 quoting 182 of 08/09.

14 September 2016

Nursery Open Day

Now that the older children are back at school, Angmering Day Nursery is offering another Open Day to fill their final places. Angmering Day Nursery are located at Millhouse Croft in Station Road and the Open Day will be on Saturday 24th September (10am-2pm). Go along to see what they are all about and to find out what's in store for the children at the Nursery!

Places are currently available for children aged between 2 & 5 and some Government-funded free sessions are available. Home cooked nutritious meals are prepared in-house. The nursery has now been running for 10 years and constantly receives excellent Ofsted reports.

For further information, visit the nursery's website at or phone 01903-779324.

13 September 2016

Angmering Weather Pages

Due to building work with continual power interuptions, we regret that our weather pages and weather camera will not be opperational again until the end of October.

11 September 2016

Snippets from the Draft Minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Community, Leisure, Environment, and Wellbeing Committee Meeting on 31 August 2016

Mayflower Park Lighting
This was complicated and should be looked at when considering the strategy development of Mayflower Park.

Picnic Tables in Mayflower Park & Vandalism
Although this item was on the agenda to consider the effect of the vandalism on the picnic tables, the Clerk explained that, since the agenda had been sent out, one of the skatebowl lighting columns had been pushed over by vandals. This had highlighted the increase in vandal damage now being experienced in a number of places. An incident had occurred a week earlier at which one of the groundstaff had been present when damage had been caused at the Palmer Road pavilion. All of the incidents have been reported to the police, crime numbers have been obtained and the insurance company notified.

Play Area Refurbishment
Councillor Hamilton-Street outlined the need to have a Play Strategy, to assess what was in the parish already and what was needed to provide the right equipment for the right children in the all parts of the village. The Clerk made the suggestion, which was AGREED by the committee, that the replacement of the nets and a repair to the bridge on the senior play unit on Russett Play Area should be done, along with the suggestion from Councillor Thompson that the swing unit on Braeburn Play Area should be replaced. The Clerk would request the finance from the Parish Council at its next meeting to fund these changes.

Health Service Provision
The Clerk informed the committee that a meeting was being set up with the Angmering Practice surgery to discuss the access to Section 106 money, as an attempt to ensure this was used for the original purpose, in Angmering.

The full minutes of this meeting can be read here

5 September 2016

Imagineering Club for youngsters

After a second successful year Angmering Community Centre plan to continue with its Imagineering Club from 22 September 2016. Practical engineering tasks are provided to capture the imagination of young people.

Projects will include:

Magnetic Compass

Letter Balance



The projects best suit youngsters aged around 10 to 12 years. The Club will meet between 4.30 and 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays. There is a maximum group size ofs twelve – so book your place now to avoid disappointment.

The cost will be about £4.00 a week (to be confirmed when we have the price of the kits - and they keep the models they make).

If you and your youngsters find this interesting please contact the Office at Angmering Community Centre on 01903 773982  or to register your interest and reserve a place. (See more on the Imagineering web site at )

5 September 2016     

Community Film Show

The next film to be shown at Angmering Community Centre is "GOLDEN YEARS" [2016] at 7.45pm on Saturday 10 September - doors open at 7.30pm.

Starring Alun Armstrong, Phil Davis, Simon Callow, Una Stubbs, Sue Johnston and Virginia McKenna. Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. Refusing to take the loss of their pensions lying down and to fade away into their declining years, our characters decide to fight back. They decide to take back what was theirs in the first place. They decide to start robbing banks. poster

Tickets priced at £5 are available in advance from the Community Centre Office, Woodies News, Angmering Framing & Stitches, or at the door (availability).

4 September 2016

Angmering In Bloom Annual Awards

The Angmering In Bloom Association's Garden Competition Awards for 2016 took place on the morning of Wednesday 17 August at Angmering Village Hall. The event began with Chairman Julia Phelon welcoming the invited guests with a presentation detailing the activities Angmering in Bloom have been involved in this year. At the break the AIB team served coffee and tea along with some delicious cakes, provided by Tea in the Square.

After enjoying the refreshments the Garden Competition and Children's Art Competition Awards were announced. The prize vouchers were again generously provided by Haskins Roundstone Garden Centre. Chairman Julia Phelon announced the Winners and Chairman of the Parish Council Susan Francis presented the prizes.

Best Garden Competition:
1st Prize: 7 Pine Trees Close. Marie and Grant Pater received a £50 Haskins Voucher.
2nd Prize: 34 Greenwood Drive. Angela Courten received a £20 Haskins Voucher
3rd Prize: 11 Chantryfield Road. Dorothy Kostelyk received a £10 Haskins Voucher

Best Public House/Hotel Garden:
1st Prize - Brian and Karen Liston of the Woodman Arms received a £50 Haskins voucher.
Runner Up - Aaron Collis, on behalf of Michael and Naomi Collis of The Spotted Cow received a £20 Haskins voucher.

Beatrix Potter Art Competition:
A pleasing number of entries were received from St Margaret's and St Wilfrid's Schools. Beatrix Potter themed prizes and a £5 Haskins gift card were presented by Parish Council Chairman Susan Francis.
Age 5-7
1st Prize: Isobel Gisbey
2nd Prize: Lucas Hasip
Highly Regarded: Jade Collins and Dixie Spight.
Age 8-11
1st Prize: Alice Carr
2nd Prize Josh Turner
Highly Regarded: Livia Brooks and Declan O'Boyle.

Photos of the competition winners and their gardens or drawings can be seen at

4 September 2016