Angmering Village Life
Community Speedwatch Scheme update
Roadside training sessions for volunteers had not yet been carried out. The radar gun had been obtained on loan from Sussex Police and so it was simply a matter of arranging training sessions.
Roadside car sales
Councillor Francis noted that she had received complaints from residents about pop-up roadside car sales in the locality. The Deputy Clerk noted that these would be passed on to ADC as appropriate.
The full minutes of this meeting can be read here
Cala Homes, the builders of Cresswell Park - the latest development in Roundstone Lane, have released the prices of the 246 dwellings that they have started to build on the site - formally the West End/VHB Nursery. Prices of the 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes within the first phase of the development - 62 homes - start at £300,000 with those at the top end costing £625,000. A later phase is expected to include some 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.
A showhome is now available for viewing and opening hours are daily from 10am to 5pm.
A/142/16/OUT - Outline application with some matters reserved for the demolition of existing buildings & erection of 18 No. dwellings and the provision of pedestrian footpath adjacent to Dappers Lane. Merry England Nursery, Dappers Lane. Applicant: Mrs Haggis. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan. Readvertisement due to Amended description, application form & location plan.
A/208/16/L - Application for listed building consent for two storey side extension. White Lodge, Rectory Lane. Applicant: Mr D Craddock.
A/205/16/PL - Demolition of existing dwelling & erection 1 No. replacement dwelling at Mayfield, Ham Manor Close. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Divall.
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 9 February 2017.
Angmering Parish Council (APC) decided at their monthly meeting on Monday (16 January) to seek a judicial review in the High Court in London resulting from Arun District Council's (ADC) decision to approve two planning applications that were outwith with the Parish's Neighbourhood Plan - a legally binding document. ADC approved applications for a development of care apartments at Broadlees, between Dappers Lane and Water Lane, and nine houses in Arundel Road, allegedly without consulting Angmering's "made" Neighbourhood Plan.
APC is expecting to hear by 1 February whether the judical review will be agreed by the High Court and, if the case itself is succeccesful, it will provide a precedent for the approval of future UK planning cases. Parish Clerk, Rob Martin,stated that a barrister had been briefed on the situation and believed ADC’s decisions would be quashed if it went to a review.
APC also agreed on an increased parish precept for the forthcoming financial year which needs to take into account the High Court action which could cost APC £40,000 if the case is lost. The new parish precept will rise by about £10 for most Band D Council Tax payers.
Angmering In Bloom's Table Top Sale & Coffee Morning, due to be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 28 January, has unfortunately had to be cancelled.
A/203/16/HH - First floor extension at Vesta Cottage & insertion of new first floor window to east elevation at Vine Cottage. Vesta Cottage & Vine Cottage,High Street. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Johnston. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area.
A/207/16/HH - Two storey side extension at White Lodge, Rectory Lane. Applicant: Mr D Craddock. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area.
A/212/16/HH - Vehicular access with dropped kerb with new boundary fence to east boundary at Cherry Tree Cottage, Station Road. Applicant: Mr & Mrs 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 2 February 2017.
Something new is coming to Angmering! Starting at the end of January, Monthly Charity Concerts are going to be held in Angmering Village Hall on the last Saturday of every month unless the Hall has been already booked for another function. Singers will cover a whole spectrum of differerent music genres including folk, country, blues, jazz, soft pop, and singer/songwriters.
Hosted by 'JusGeoff ' and Angie, "Spotlighting" will feature talent from near and far - local and some not so local performers collected from the many other clubs in the area. These will perform in 20-30 minute spots during the evening. In between these spots will be "Introducing" sessions - a floor spot - where members of the audience will be able to get up on the stage and perform for say 2-3 minutes. The whole concept of these concert is to present an evening of fun and quality music - occasionally perhaps more fun than qualiity!
The concert will be 100% 'not for profit' with all proceeds (after expenses) going to charities and fundraisers. During the evening there will be a raffle, nibbles, tea or coffee, and you can bring your own drinks.
The Opening Night will be on Saturday 28 January 2017, 7.45pm to 10.45pm (doors open 7.15pm). Tickets cost just £3.00 at the door and, as a special offer, there will be free tea or coffee on the opening night.poster
If you require more detaits or are interested in performing as a "Spotlight" act or as a future floor spot act, call Geoff on 07891 706064 or email email@example.com
I can't believe it's almost a year since Tea in the Square moved into the previous café premises in The Square and opened its vintage-style tea shop. But so well have Anne Marie and Helen - the lovely owners of the shop - integrated into the village that they could have been there many years.Their cakes have been gorgeous and their other food has been of a high quality. The warmth of their personalities and their fare has certainly brought something extra to our village centre.
To celebrate their 1st Birthday, Anne Marie and Helen are going to have a good old street party style knees up on Wednesday 25th January from 1pm and hope that you can help them celebrate their birthday. At 1.00pm,they will start serving cups of tea and finger food as a celebration and also as a thank you to all that have supported them over the past year. They will have entertainment starting at about 1.30pm from one of the ladies from "The Silhouettes" singing hits from the 1940s/1950's and they are hoping you will be able to sing along and have a really fun afternoon. You can visit The Silhouettes' website here. The tea shop will be open as normal from 10.00am to 1.00pm.
Congratulations to them also recently achieving a maximum "5" food hygiene rating from Arun District Council - the first time this premises has achieved this maximum rating since a cafe was opened there some 14 years' ago.
After some 50 years' trading in the village centre, Holmes & Company, estate agents, has closed. The business has been aquired by Hawke & Metcalfe who have relocated it to their Rustington offices. The business was founded by Eric Holmes in the 1960s and he headed the business until his son, Jonathan, took over running the estate agents about 15 years' ago. Jonathan will work for Hawke & Melcalfe on a consultative basis and it is pleasing to learn that two members of Holmes's staff have been retained and are now working in the Rustington offices.
From a historical point of view, Eric's first shop was where Angmering Parish Council is located today. In the early 1970s, the business moved to where the Maverick Hair Studio is situated, and later in the 1970s moved to its final location next to the Co-op. Eric was chairman of Angmering Parish Council between 1978 and 1980.
All enquiries on the new enlarged business should be addressed to Hawke & Metcalfe, 90 The Street, Rustington; Tel: 01903 850450: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a reminder that Angmering In Bloom will be holding a Table Top Sale & Coffee Morning on 28th January 2017 in the Village Hall (10.00am to 12.30pm). This is a chance to sell your unwanted items, toys, bric-a-brac, books etc. In addition to the various stalls, there will also be a bake sale. To book a table at £10 each, email: email@example.com, or telephone (01903) 783754 for details.
The next film to be shown at Angmering Community Centre is "THE DRESSMAKER"  at 7.45pm on Saturday 14 January - doors open at 7.30pm.
Starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, & Liam Hemsworth. A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. Based on Rosalie Ham's best-selling novel. poster
Tickets priced at £5 are available in advance from the Community Centre Office or at the door.
The February film (on Saturday 11 February) will be "BRIDGET JONES'S BABY"