Angmering Village Life
More than 1300 people had a Covid vaccination last weekend at the walk or "Grab-a-jab" sessions at Angmering Community Centre. There will be another walk-in clinic at the Community Centre this Saturday (July 3), from 9am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 5pm.
It is not necessary to be registered with any particular surgery to get a vaccination at these walk-in clinics. Any adult who needs their first dose can have one, and people can have their second dose if it has been eight weeks since their first vaccination.
Greenwaste/Biffa has issued the following news statement:
"We are sorry to announce the suspension of all garden waste collections due on or after the 21st June 2021. The disruption is due to the current nationwide shortage of lorry drivers which is affecting many local authority waste collection services. We have tried our best to maintain a service to you but unfortunately we now have no other option but to suspend the garden waste service to prioritise core collections. Our aim is to resume services from Monday 5th July, meaning each customer will miss only 1 collection. Please continue to visit our News page on our website or our Facebook Page for further updates. For customers affected, please present up to 3 x open black sacks of garden waste next your bin on your next scheduled collection after 5th July."
Roger Edwards, Managing Director of Biffa added: We apologise for the inconvenience caused to customers due to the temporary suspension of our Green Waste Club service. Frustratingly, this is due to the well-documented wider national shortage of HGV drivers that was caused in particular by the lack of training and testing during the pandemic. We are currently training new drivers so that they are able to carry out the Green Waste Club service, as well as taking positive steps to attract and recruit drivers. We are doing everything we can to restart collections from 5th July. Once the service has resumed, we will collect up to three extra bags of garden waste per customer for the next 2 collections to compensate for missed collections."
Notwithstanding the foregoing comments from Greenwaste/Biffa, and to confuse matters, Arun District Council has put the following statement on its own website:
"Our Green Waste Club collection services have been disrupted due to the current nationwide shortage of LGV drivers. We would like to sincerely apologise for the disruption caused to customers. We are working with our contractor Biffa to get services back on track as soon as possible. All customers should continue to put their bin out ready for collection."
A/108/21/HH: Erection of single storey front and rear extension and new garage following the demolition of existing garage. Locksley, North Drive
A/109/21/L: Listed building consent for the replacement of 5 No. windows on front elevation and rebuild of flint boundary wall. Church House, Arundel Road.
A/110/21/PL: Erection of retirement apartment with 20 No. 1 Bed flats & 13 No.2 Bed flats with communal facilities & carparking, erection of a retail store with car parking & associated highway works. This application affect thecharacter & appearance of the Angmering Conservation area, affects the setting of listed buildings and is inCIL Zone 2 (Zero Rated) as other development. BMW House, Chandlers Garage Ltd., Water Lane.(McCarthy & Stone retirement appartments block)
A/125/21/L: Listed building consent to locate bin storage within site boundary by partially removing and reforming theexisting flower bed to sit flush with flint garden wall. Weavers Cottage, Weavers Hill.
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 July 2021.
It is understood that the Community Centre Trustees have been approached by the Clinical Commissioning Group to extend the vaccination clinic at the Centre until the end of September and that has been agreed. This means that, at present, Friday 1st October appears to be the first day that the normal activities at the Centre will be able to resume.
A/112/21/PL : the removal of Condition 14 following grant of A/3/21/PL relating to the provision of a footpathalong the site frontage with Roundstone Lane. Pound Place, Roundstone Lane.
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 8 July 2021.
A/56/21/PL: Change of Use of land from agricultural to storage site for up to 4 fairground rides, associated infrastructure(including MOT base) and erection of a storage shed. Arundel Acre, Arundel Road. Readvertisement due to Amended certificate
A/93/21/HH: Conversion of garage into garden room. 9 Horton Place.
A/102/21/HH: Erection of single storey side extension following the demolition of existing conservatory. Milner Cottage, The Thatchway.
A/100/21/T : Fell 12 No. Monterey Pine trees. Land to North of New Road.
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 1 July 2021.
The building of 12 dwellings in Mayflower Way for Angmering Community Land Trust moved a step closer this week when Arun District Council granted the Trust £582,531.96 of Section 106 contributions from Crayfern Homes who are building 24 properties on the other side of the road in a development called The Millstones. This contribution is in lieu of Crayfern building affordable homes on their site. The Trust's aims are to provide low-cost housing for rent for local people. Their 12 properties in Mayflower Way will consist of 8 affordable rented homes and 4 shared ownership homes. You can read more about this development here.
The Trust has issued a tender to 5 companies and the closing date for their return is 9 June. They hope that building will commence on the Mayflower Way site in September this year. The Trust is also building 3 affordable rent houses, comprising two terraced houses with two bedrooms, and a three bedroom semi-detached house at Swallows Gate off Dappers Lane.
West Sussex County Council announced this week that the completion date for the project has now been pushed back 3-4 months to Winter 2022 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Progress had particularly slowed at the Angmering part of the scheme, principally because UK Power Networks is required to remove and replace a high voltage electricity cable in order work could continue. However, UK Power Networks has had to prioritise emergency work such as getting supplies to test centres, including the Nightingale hospitals.