Angmering Village Life
With the number of children in the county increasing, residents are being asked for their views on the proposed expansion of a number of existing schools in West Sussex which include the secondary school and a primary school in Angmering.
The demand on school places across the county has gradually increased in recent years and the numbers are predicted to rise even further in the future. Changes in demography reflect national trends with more births and larger households particularly in the urban areas and large villages as well as growing numbers in response to new housing developments.
The WSCC admissions and school planning team have been working closely with headteachers in these areas to regularly review the current and future provision but now they are asking for feedback from parents, residents and school staff. Christine Field, WSCC Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “We’re hoping the consultation will determine whether there is support to expand existing schools. “It’s crucial that members of the public raise any concerns, advice or views on how this might be implemented. This way, should the proposed plans go ahead, we can ensure that we carry out the changes in the best possible way and with residents’ opinions in the forefront of our minds.”
The consultation launched on 23 November and will run until 21 December.
WSCC are proposing to increase the number of places at The Angmering School (secondary) and St Wilfrid's RC Primary School from September 2017. The following Drop-in Session is being held for people who would like to discuss the proposals in person:
To take part in the consultation and for more information about the Angmering school expansions, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/schoolexpansions.
Angmering Village Hall will be holding its Christmas Market on Saturday 3 December from 10am - 12 noon.
There will be a large variety of stalls, raffles and refreshments with the usual the Grand Tombola and Silent Auction. Local traders and Groups using the Hall have been very generous in donating a variety of vouchers for the Silent Auction.
The trustees and organisers hope that the public will turn up in force to support this event which will help to raise money for the restoration of the garden adjoining the hall's King Suite following the necessary felling recently of the Monterey pine trees.
A/189/16/L - Application for listed building consent for internal alterations to ground floor only at Malt Barn Cottage, Weavers Hill. . Applicant: Mr & Mrs I Stokes.
A/192/16/L - Conversion of garage to habitable room & rear dormer roof extension to form mezzanine level at 3 Lansdowne Cottages,Willow Wood Close. . Applicant: Mr & Mrs Hildrith.
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 December 2016.
Caffyns have won their appeal to establish a showroom and workshops and associated access, car parking and landscaping for their Audi dealership on the corner of Roudstone Lane and the Roundstone By-pass (A259). The Planning Inspectorate issued their appeal decision on 9 November. The Inspectorate's summary was as follows:
"The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for a car showroom and workshop and associated access, car parking and landscaping on land to north of Roundstone Bypass (A259), Angmering, West Sussex BN16 1ED in accordance with the terms of the application, Ref A/162/15/PL, dated 4 November 2015, subject to the conditions in the Schedule to this decision."
The proposed revised drawings for managing traffic throughout the village are on Angmering Parish Council's website and can be viewed by clicking here.
As you may be aware, the 2017 Angmering in Bloom Association Calendars are selling very well so an additional and final 100 copies have been ordered which will be available at Woodies News from today, Friday 11 November. The Association wishes to thank everybody for their support.