Angmering Village Life
Two shops in the centre of Angmering village are both celebrating their 3rd birthdays within weeks of one another.
Tea in the Square opened on 25 January 2016. If you haven't been into this little gem of a tea shop, then you must go in there to sample not only the warm and friendly atmosphere but also their wonderful home-made cakes, scones, sandwiches, and soups. They also do some lovely cream teas, light breakfasts, and jacket potatoes and are available for baby showers, birthday parties, and other celebrations. Their opening hours are 9am to 4pm (Tuesday to Saturday).
Cloudberry, the ladies boutique fashion shop, opened on 16 February 2016. Cloudberry sells Handbags & Clutches for all occasions, Clothing & Knitwear (from France, Italy, and the UK), Scarves & Leather Accessories, Exclusive Home Fragrances, and Bath & Body Products. Cloudberry's third birthday celebration Sale commences on Saturday 2 February at 10am.
Many Angmering residents were aware that something was amiss early last Sunday afternoon (20th January) when a police helicopter circled the village for nearly an hour.
Police were called to a location in Beech Way where a suspicious activity had been reported. A stolen vehicle with three suspects was pursued and, after the car had stopped on Bramley Green, its occupants ran off. Police dog handlers attended the area and eventually officers detained two youths near The Angmering School.
As a result, Police have said that a 17-year-old from Angmering was arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft, burglary other than dwelling with intent to steal, and possession of a class B drug. A 16-year-old boy from Angmering was also arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, theft from a motor vehicle, burglary of dwelling with intent to steal, and burglary other than dwelling with intent to steal.
West Sussex County Council have announued that the clearance of vegetation and trees along the Angmering road, between the Haskins garden centre roundabout and Station Road will now commence on 13 February. Early in January, WSCC stated that the delay had been caused "due to the late arrival of key contract information" but they now say that the work had been postponed due to severe weather.
The main phase of the project will widen around 2km of existing single carriageway into a dual carriageway in Angmering and Littlehampton and is expected to start later this year.
Parish Precept 2019/20
It was agreed to increase the precept by 3.78%, which equates to a 7p weekly increase on a Band D property.
Boundary Change proposal from East
ADC had been notified of the Council's opposition to the proposal.
Community Grant applications
Arun Community Transport awarded a grant of £105.
Purchase of Corner House
Quotes being obtained for the renovation of the flat being purchased by the Council.
Co-option of new
Agreed to Mike Jones being re-appointed as a councillor to fill vacancy.
Development of old Chandlers'
Land now transferred to the developer and next stage was to wait for planning permission.
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We regret to learn that the driver of one of the vehicles in yesterday's accident, a woman in her 40s, died later from her injuries in Southampton General Hospital. Two children in the same car were taken to Worthing Hospital with serious injuries where they remain but in a stable condition.
Six people have been involved in a collision between two cars and a van on the A280 this afternoon (Thursday 21 January), in a location approximately 100 metres south of the entrance to Ecclesden Farm. One of the casualties, a driver, is in a critical condition and was airlifted to Southampton Hospital by an air ambulance. Another driver has serious injuries and was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with their passenger. According to the Police, two other passengers have been taken to Worthing Hospital with minor injuries. It is believed two children may have been passengers in one of the cars.
The accident, which happened at approx 3.50pm this afternoon, closed the A280 in both directions well into the evening and had a significant impact on rush-hour traffic on the A259 and in Arundel Road, Angmering. A West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said one person was extracted from their vehicle with heavy rescue equipment.
The roadside clearances in Angmering, due to commence on 7 January (see out news article on 14 December) have been postponed for several weeks. A spokeperson for West Sussex Highways said: We hope the delay, due to the late arrival of key contract information, will be a matter of a few weeks and we will update residents and stakeholders as soon as possible.