Angmering Village Life
Local residents and visitors will have the chance to learn more about the life-saving work of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) and win a brand new Mini when the charity brings its annual car raffle roadshow to Angmering.
Members of the AAKSS fundraising team will be at Haskins Garden Centre on 28 and 29 September to meet the public and explain how the raffle is helping support vital life-saving time critical emergency care for people who live, work, or travel through the area. The winner will be able to choose from one of five Mini models, supplied by Barretts Mini, based in Canterbury, with the runner-up winning £1,000 and £250 for the third prize.
The air ambulance is almost entirely reliant on support from the public in order to fund its round-the-clock operations. Last year its crews of pilots, doctors and paramedics flew nearly 2,500 missions with more than 90 per cent of its £11million a year operating costs raised from donations, legacies, and fundraisers such as the Mini raffle. Tickets will be priced at £5 each. Last year, the car raffle raised more than £220,000.
If residents are not able to get there on the day, they can still support the air ambulance's work by entering online at www.raffleentry.org.uk/winacar. The draw will take place on 20th November 2019.
A new retail shop has just opened in Bank Chambers in The Square. Margaux David is selling high quality crystal, lamps, and mirrors.
Angmering South Ward
Cllr. Oldfield explained that 1 candidate had withdrawn so only 2 candidates would be standing. Cllr. Oldfield explained the background behind the Co-option process and what each candidate had needed to do. He then invited both candidates to address the committee, which they both did. A show of hands was then asked for each candidate and both candidates were unanimously voted on to the APC as Councillors. The new Councillors are Alison Reigate and Frank Carr. They were invited to sit at the table, which they both did.
Honey Lane & Allotments
The Clerk reported that she had spoken with the Chairman of the Allotment association and updated him on the current situation regarding the decision not to purchase the allotments. A discussion then took place. During discussion it was confirmed that APC would always be required to provide allotments within Angmering and that the Allotments are registered as a community asset.
It was confirmed that ideas for the use of the Library building would be discussed at the next CLT meeting. It was also reported that there is Public interested throughout the village on what will happen should it close as a Library, any ideas are welcomed. Cllr. R Evans commented that the building itself will be saved its more what it will be used for. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street commented that the next meeting with West Sussex County Council (WSCC) will be pivotal. A discussion then took place regarding potential new uses. The Clerk commented that she had seen that a Community Hub was to open in Littlehampton and would report back on how it was being used. Action: Report back on Littlehampton Community Hub. Action: Ideas on use for the Library building to be given to the Clerk.
Angmering Community Centre
Cllr. Verrinder gave an update on the Community Centre and advised that Val would be standing down as Centre Manager. The Trustees would like an APC Councillor as a representative for the Community Centre but there was still a question that the representative would also have to be a Trustee. Ideally, the APC Representative would have no voting rights and would not have to be a Trustee.
The full Minutes can be read here
Walkers going up to Highdown may have seen that a mast was erected just inside the Angmering boundary. A planning application (SDNP/19/03349/FUL) for this is currently being considered by the South Downs National Park Authority.
The intention of this mast is "To provide superfast broadband coverage for the local area covering Ferring, Goring, Angmering, Hangleton, Patching, East Preston amongst others".
Blenheim Play Area, Bramley
A lengthy conversation took place regarding the use of the play park and the plans for improving this area. Four representatives of the houses surrounding the play area attended the meeting and each had the chance to speak and have their views heard. It was agreed by all that regardless of the outcome that all children need a safe place to play that it is fit for purpose. Cllr L Hamilton-Street suggested that to move things forward that an on-site meeting should be arranged so all concerned could meet in situ and discuss the options available. All present agreed that this would be a good way forward. (This will be taking place on Wednesday 14 August 2019 between 17:30 & 18:30 at Blenheim Play Area.)
Macmillan Coffee Morning This will take place on Friday 27 September in the Village Square, all Councillors to attend.
Red Lion Notice Board
A discussion took place around the offer received to take over the as the custodians of this noticeboard. Due to the recent investment made to replace the noticeboards around the village it was felt that the Parish Council did not require an additional board plus also the location of the board is very close to the APC Office where all notices are already posted. There was then a show of hands and all Councillors present agreed not to adopt the noticeboard. The representatives from A.I.B then requested the opportunity to adopt the board for their use. Action: APC to clarify that this is acceptable and to let A.I.B know of the outcome.
Remembrance Day Parade - 11th
The Parish Council have been contacted and asked to take over the running of this event. A lengthy discussion took place to decide if this would be possible. Cllr N Hamilton-Street asked if the APC Office could investigate further and report back at the next meeting.
The full Minutes can be read here