Angmering Village Life

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July 2018



Angmering boy missing

Police believe a 12-year-old boy who went missing from Angmering may have travelled to London by train. Romari Owuye was last seen by a friend at Portsmouth Harbour train station on Friday, where he got on another train with a friend. Its destination is not known, but Sussex Police have said Romari has connections with the Walthamstow area and may be headed for the capital.

Officers have expressed concern for the schoolboy's welfare. Romari is black and looks older than 12, 5' 8", slim with short Afro hair. He was wearing a North Face hooded top, black trousers, black Adidas trainers and a green and black camouflage bag when he disappeared.

Anyone who recognises him and might have seen him on a train is asked to contact police online or 999 in an emergency, quoting the reference number 1349 of 27/07.




29 July 2018

Angmering BMX Fun Day

International free style BMX rider GT Bicycles' Jay Cowley will be blasting some air tricks and riders from a national race team will 'tear up the track' at the BMX Fun Day at Angmering's BMX Track and Skate Park on Sunday 9 September.

Riders of all ages can show off their skills when they compete in the event from 11am to 4pm in Mayflower Way, Bramley Green, Angmering, for a chance to win an awesome BMX bike. There will also be trophies and medals for everyone taking part, with the last event in 2016 attracting riders aged 4.5 - 44.

BMX Track Specialist Steve Jenks, who built the BMX Track in Mayflower Park and hosted the Promotional Open Day in September 2015, is back as event organiser, which will also feature National Commentator Tony Knot.

Volunteers are desperately needed to help with the running of the day. Please contact Claire on 01903 772124 or email to find out more.

Registration to race will take place at 11am. All riders will race in their own age groups and must have adequate clothing, such as long sleeved tops, trousers or jeans, gloves and helmet. There will be trophies or medals for all entrants and competitors will be automatically entered for the chance to win the BMX bike. The national race team and Jay Cowley will wow the crowds with their BMX skills at 11.30am and at 12noon there will be a practise run for all competitors and a safety talk.

Racing kicks off at 1pm, followed by an interval at 2.30pm before a dirt jumping competition starting at 3pm. Judges will be Jay Cowley and Dangerous Dave. Trophies or medals will be awarded for the top three competitors. At 3.30pm the race finals and presentation of trophies will take place and one lucky rider will be presented with a brand new BMX bike. All times are subject to change depending on the number of riders competing.

29 July 2018

Play Areas Consultation

Angmering Parish Council would like to gain your opinions regarding the current Angmering Parish Council play areas as well as Arun District Council play areas in Angmering Village.

Hard copies of the consultation questionnaire are available in the Library and at the Community Centre. You can also visit The Council's webpage (here) on this issue and complete and print of the MS Word version. Alternatively, complete their online questionnaire at They would be grateful if you could complete this questionnaire and return to the Parish Council office in The Square or email it to: by Monday 10 September 2018.

29 July 2018

Angmering Planning Applications

A/31/18/OUT - Outline application with all matters reserved for the erection of 2 No. 3 bedroom semi-detached properties & associated landscaping works. Readvertisement due to revised footprint & elevations & deletion of integral garage. Land to the North of 68 Arundel Road Applicant:  Chesterman Homes.

A/36/18/OUT - Outline planning application with some matters reserved for the erection of up to 200 dwellings with access, public open space, landscaping and sustainable drainage system (SuDS) with vehicular access point from Arundel Road, one full-sized adult football pitch and the demolition of industrial units and one residential dwelling. Readvertisement due to new highway & ecology infomation. Land off Arundel Road . Applicant:  Gladman Developments.

A/94/18/PL - Variation of condition No. 2 imposed under planning reference A/167/14/PL relating to the approval for Plot 30 to be tile hung with the exception of a feature brick wall . Land at Pound Nursery, Roundstone Lane . Applicant:  Barratt David Wilson Homes.

A/85/18/RES - Approval of reserved matters for appearance, landscaping, layout & scale following outline consent A/131/16/OUT for 9 No. one & a half storey houses with garaging. Readvertisement due to deletion of affordable housing in description. . Land between New Place Bungalow and Arundel Road . Applicant:  Mouse Developing Limited.

A/95/18/HH - Single storey rear extension at 7 Harrison Crescent. Applicant:  Mr & Mrs Fiddes.

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 August 2018.

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".

29 July 2018

Angmering Flower & Produce Show - Saturday 14 July

The annual flower and produce show produced a fantastic array of entries on Saturday 14th July. The committee were concerned that the recent beautiful, but dry and hot weather was going to make it harder for our supporters to put on a great display of flowers, vegetables and fruit, but as usual they delighted us with a display of roses, sweet peas and other blooms. Although not as many as usual, they were as lovely to look at as ever and gave the judges a challenge to select the best in show. John Goulding with his agapanthus was a worthy winner of the best flower exhibit. To add to this we had a great range of entrants for the floral art and the best exhibit in this category was awarded to Brenda Wall for her foliage arrangement which was stunning.

Overall we had fine displays of vegetables, fruit, pot plants and hanging baskets, as well as a huge range of entries for our art classes. The longest runner bean class was a close competition although the length was limited by the recent hot weather we still had a worthy winner from Louis Powell. Our best newcomer - Jane Zalman - wowed the show with her fine range of vegetable exhibits and won best exhibit in show with a marvellous white squash. The children's classes this year produced some wonderful decorated pine cones, creatures from sea shells and mini scarecrows as well as paper spinners, decorated finger puppets and the world cup in a seed tray. India Craddock in her final year as a junior was a worthy winner of the West Children's Cup.

Visitor numbers were up on last year, it was lovely to see familiar and new faces enjoying the show in the barn and having tea and scones in the garden sheltering from the sun under the apple tree, visiting our craft and plant stalls and admiring the delightful grounds of Pigeon House thanks to our generous hosts for the day Mr and Mrs Blake. The WI ladies did a fantastic job behind the scenes, preparing the scones dealing with the washing up, they also sold all of their cakes on their cake stall, and their proceeds make a great contribution to the show takings. Our thanks go to all the helpers involved in making the event such a success for the village.

The committee will meet soon to decide how they will allocate donations from our profits this year to support good causes in the village. In previous years we have made donations to toddler groups, scouts, cubs, brownies & guides, Peggys Walk, Angmering in Bloom and Ferring Country Centre along with the Chestnut Tree Hospice fund. The date and schedule for next years show will be available next March and we would like to encourage more villagers to enter as it's always fun and the sense of good hearted competition is always a thrill! Visit our website at for more details and pictures from this years show.

2018 winners.
Best newcomer - Jane Zalman, Most points Roses - June Savory, Best flower exhibit - John Goulding, Runner up best flower - Lelsey Partridge, Most points sweet peas - John Goulding, Most points cut and pot flowers -J ohn Goulding, Best exhibit pot plants - Lesley Partridge, Best hanging basket - June Savory, Best pot fuchsia - Ann Macleod, Most points fruit and veg -J ohn Millam, Best vegetable exhibit - Jane Zalman, Most points fruit - Jane Wells, Best floral Art - Brenda Wall, Most points floral art - Martina Blake, Most points children's classes - India Craddock, Runner up children's classes - Ella Rose Alchin, Most points cookery - Pamela Andrews, Most points crafts - Anne Hampson, Most points Art - Lesley Partridge, Most points in the funny section - John Millam.

29 July 2018


We wish to apologise to our readers for the lack of updates on Angmering Village Life for the last couple of weeks. This was as a result of a major component failure in our systems which prevented uploading of information

29 July 2018

Snippets from Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee Minutes of Meeting of 27 June 2018

Play Areas - Public Consultation
The draft version of consultation was considered by members present with a couple of amendments agreed. It was agreed to hold the consultation period from 7th July 2018 through to 10th September 2018, withresponses collated and reviewed in October 2018 for the possible refurbishments for spring 2019.

Lighting and CCTV at Mayflower Park
Following 2 requests made to the office for lighting and CCTV at Mayflower Park following an incident, Cllr. Hamilton-Street referred to the email received from Matt Rookes, Anti-social Behaviour Team at Arun District Council. Cllr. Phelon said that following previous discussions at committee meetings, this item was included on the List of Projects from Potential Section 106 agreements for when funding becomes available as it has been recognised that this is an issue.

Litter issues in the village were briefly discussed with a litter picking day to be organised. It was agreed to ensure all play areas had litter bins.

Land at corner of Station Road and New Road (A259)
After discussion it was agreed to obtain a broken down quotation of the original plan from Ferring Nurseries and at a later date to consider financing along with Cooper Adams.

The full Minutes can be read here

11 July 2018

Notes from the minutes of Angmering Parish Council's AGM on 11 June 2018

Parish Clerk
The Chairman reported the acceptance of the Clerk's resignation

Honey Lane
The intention of the Council was to purchase the Honey Lane / allotments site. A £1000 expenditure to obtain a valuation was agreed.

A259 Dual Carriageway at Angmering
Road construction work has now been re-scheduled to commence in May 2019.

New Communications Strategy
The new Strategy document was adopted and it was stated that future press releases would be via social media.

The full Minutes can be read here

11 July 2018

Former Chandlers' site

The have been an number of questions asked of Angmering Parish Council about its involvement with the site. To this end, the Council has prepared a document answering many of those questions. The document can be viewed here (pdf file).

5 July 2018

Angmering Planning Applications

A/87/18/PL - Erection of 1 No. detached 2-storey, 5-bed dwelling with attached double garage (resubmission following A/176/17/PL). This application is a Departure from the Development Plan & affects a Public Right of Way. Land Between Badgers & Ashurst Ham Manor Way. Applicant:  Yeomans Limited.

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 26 July 2018.

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".

5 July 2018