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Angmering In Bloom to hold Table Top Sale

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:, or telephone (01903) 783754 for details.

8 December 2016

Snippets from the Draft Minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Meeting on 14 November 2016

Planning Issues
[There was an extensive discussion regarding Arun District Council's complete disregard of Angmering's Neighbourhood Plan when they approved proposed housing in Arundel Road (Planning Application No. A/131/16/OUT). It is suggested that those interested read the full minutes of this discussion - see link below - Ed]

The Parish Council concluded: It was imperative for action to be taken to protect and uphold Angmering’s made Neighbourhood Plan, and that expert legal advice should be sought as a matter of priority. On a proposal by Councillor Thompson, seconded by Councillor Lee Hamilton-Street: That the Parish Council take all necessary steps to ensure that the Neighbourhood Plan is upheld – unanimously AGREED. The Deputy Clerk noted that formal legal proceedings would involve significant expenditure; it was to be hoped that this could be avoided.

Community Centre Car Park Landscaping
The Chairman referred to the recommendation submitted by the Communities, Leisure, Environment & Wellbeing Committee to undertake landscaping work at a cost of £2,215 on the western perimeter of the Community Centre car park. Councillors were reminded that these works were required in order to discharge conditions attached to the planning permission for the car park extension. Following brief discussion it was noted that the position concerning a guarantee for the works needed to be verified before the works were commenced. On a proposal by Councillor Phelon, seconded by Councillor Evans: That the works be carried out as per the recommendation before the Parish Council – unanimously AGREED.
2016/2017 Budget & Precept
The Chairman noted that the Parish Council was being asked to consider the attached reports and analysis, and decide on the budget and precept for 2017/2018. Events had rather overtaken this process, however, as the decisions to be made about the budget would hinge upon what the Parish Council decided to do about the situation with ADC Development Control. An idea of cost was needed for that first. Councillor Nikki Hamilton-Street noted that there was a need to consider other funding streams available for play area refurbishment. In view of the foregoing it was unanimously AGREED that consideration of the 2017/2018 budget and precept be deferred until the Parish Council’s December meeting.

The full minutes of this meeting can be read here

8 December 2016

New care apartments approved for development

Despite objections from some residents and Angmering Parish Council, Arun District Council has again overridden the Angmering Neighbourhood Plan by approving an application (A/27/16/PL) to build 53 residential care apartments on the corner of Dappers Lane.

The development will provide 24 hour care and accommodation for residents with a range of needs that will change over time plus a number of communal facilities on site. The apartments will be split over four 2-level buildings within the site.  There will be 45 two-bedroom apartments and 8 one-bedroom apartments.

The apartments will be individually purchased and privately owned.  As part of the purchase, a Care Package will be required which will be tailored to each individual resident's needs. Each apartment will have its own kitchen, living and dining areas, and bathroom(s). There will also be spaces for residents' vehicles.

Shared communal facilities will also be provided which will include catered restaurant style dining for residents, a gym, cinema, function rooms, and a communal garden.

The site is currently occupied by a house named "Broadlees" and its lands.

7 December 2016

Major disruption after van hits car showroom

Roads in and around Angmering were jammed yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 6 December) after a white Ford Transit van coming down Hammerpot hill on the A27 crashed into an unoccupied parked car and car showroom at the junction with Arundel Road, Angmering.  The incident, which occurred at 12.20pm, demolished the car showroom sending debris across the A27.  Fortunately, the van driver only suffered minor injuries.

(Photo credit: Eddie Mitchell)

Crews from West Sussex Fire & Rescue attended the scene and took measures to secure the building from further collapse.  The A27 finally opened at about 7.30pm.  However, west bound traffic on the A27 was having to be diverted via the A259 to Lyminster through Angmering village or the Angmering By-pass.  Traffic attempting to come through Angmering village to get onto the A259 was at times queuing back to Water Lane during the afternoon. Articulated lorries diverted from the A27 down Arundel Road experienced major difficulties when trying to turn south in The Square. Police arrived in the village centre to control traffic at about 2.15pm, some two hours after the incident at Hammerpot occurred which at least informed motorists of the problem and prevented further traffic trying to get back onto the A27 via the Arundel Road.

7 December 2016

Road closures - this Wednesday

The Village Traders' Christmas Evening will be held this coming Wednesday (7 December) between 6.00pm and 9pm approx.  Please note that ALL roads entering and exiting the village centre will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 4.30pm to 10.00pm and there will be no way through. Residents living in the north of the village coming from the south will need to use Roundstone Lane or Water Lane and Dappers Lane.  Residents in the south of the village coming from the north and wishing to get to roads off Station Road will either need to use Roundstone Lane or the Angmering By-pass.

5 December 2016

County Council seeking feedback on school expansion proposals

With the number of children in the county increasing, residents are being asked for their views on the proposed expansion of a number of existing schools in West Sussex which include the secondary school and a primary school in Angmering.

The demand on school places across the county has gradually increased in recent years and the numbers are predicted to rise even further in the future.  Changes in demography reflect national trends with more births and larger households particularly in the urban areas and large villages as well as growing numbers in response to new housing developments.

The WSCC admissions and school planning team have been working closely with headteachers in these areas to regularly review the current and future provision but now they are asking for feedback from parents, residents and school staff. Christine Field, WSCC Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “We’re hoping the consultation will determine whether there is support to expand existing schools. “It’s crucial that members of the public raise any concerns, advice or views on how this might be implemented. This way, should the proposed plans go ahead, we can ensure that we carry out the changes in the best possible way and with residents’ opinions in the forefront of our minds.”

The consultation launched on 23 November and will run until 21 December.

WSCC are proposing to increase the number of places at The Angmering School (secondary) and St Wilfrid's RC Primary School from September 2017. The following Drop-in Session is being held for people who would like to discuss the proposals in person:

To take part in the consultation and for more information about the Angmering school expansions, visit

29 November 2016

Village Hall Christmas Market - this Saturday

Angmering Village Hall  will be holding its Christmas Market on Saturday 3 December from 10am - 12 noon.

There will be a large variety of stalls, raffles and refreshments with the usual the Grand Tombola and Silent Auction. Local traders and Groups using the Hall have been very generous in donating a variety of vouchers for the Silent Auction.

The trustees and organisers hope that the public will turn up in force to support this event which will help to raise money for the restoration of the garden adjoining the hall's King Suite following the necessary felling recently of the Monterey pine trees.

28 November 2016

Angmering Planning Applications

A/189/16/L - Application for listed building consent for internal alterations to ground floor only at Malt Barn Cottage, Weavers Hill. . Applicant: Mr & Mrs I Stokes.

A/192/16/L - Conversion of garage to habitable room & rear dormer roof extension to form mezzanine level at 3 Lansdowne Cottages,Willow Wood Close. . Applicant: Mr & Mrs Hildrith.

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 December 2016.

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".

28 November 2016

Caffyns wins planning appeal

Caffyns have won their appeal to establish a showroom and workshops and associated access, car parking and landscaping for their Audi dealership on the corner of Roudstone Lane and the Roundstone By-pass (A259). The Planning Inspectorate issued their appeal decision on 9 November. The Inspectorate's summary was as follows:

"The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for a car showroom and workshop and associated access, car parking and landscaping on land to north of Roundstone Bypass (A259), Angmering, West Sussex BN16 1ED in accordance with the terms of the application, Ref A/162/15/PL, dated 4 November 2015, subject to the conditions in the Schedule to this decision."

24 November 2016

Village Traffic Management Plan

The proposed revised drawings for managing traffic throughout the village are on Angmering Parish Council's website and can be viewed by clicking here.

24 November 2016

Angmering in Bloom Calendars

As you may be aware, the 2017 Angmering in Bloom Association Calendars are selling very well so ann additional and final 100 copies have been ordered which will be available at Woodies News from today, Friday 11 November. The Association wishes to thank everybody for their support.

11 November 2016

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