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Quiz Night success

Angmering in Bloom Association's Spring Quiz Night on Saturday 21 March was a success with nearly 60 people attending. Nearly £300 was raised towards Angmering in Bloom projects.

The winning team was "Incomers" who retained their title with 80.5 marks. The team (see photo below) included Brian and Jenny Hong from Cornerways Dental Practice, one of the Association's Sponsors. Each winning team member received a bottle of wine donated by Angmering in Bloom.

The teams were welcomed to the Quiz Night by Chairman, Julia Phelon, on behalf of Angmering in Bloom. Questions were set by Phil Leverick, and covered topics such as 'Firsts' and 'Bell', as well as the usual picture round. The Association again wishes to thank its Sponsors and local Businesses for generously providing some excellent raffle prizes and everyone who attended for their support.

29 March 2015

Snippets from the draft minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council on 9 March 2015

Village Fair
The Chairman noted that a Royal Charter had been granted in 1384 by Richard II which, among other things, allowed for the holding of a village fair on the feast and vigil of Saints Peter and Paul. It was noted that this would involve holding the fair on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 June, which was impractical due to other events taking place in the local area. Following discussion, it was noted that Saturday 25 July would be the most suitable date, having regard to the summer holiday season. On a proposal by the Chairman, seconded by Councillor Oldfield, it was unanimously AGREED that the Summer Fair should take place on Saturday 25 July 2015 and that arrangements for this should be put in hand forthwith.

Community Land Trust
The Chairman reported that a number of parties interested in reviving the putative Community Land Trust had had a productive initial meeting, and had formed a Steering Group to take matters forward..

St Nicholas’ Garden Archaeological Dig
The Chairman advised that a time plan for the dig is currently being produced. She was delighted to announce that an archaeologist from the Mary Rose museum would be present, and that replica items from the Mary Rose exhibition would be available for inspection.

Annual Parish Meeting
The Clerk noted that the Annual Parish Meeting will take place on 27 April 2015, at which Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne will be present.

The full minutes of this meeting may be read by clicking here

28 March 2015

Angmering Planning Applications

A/18/15/HH - Proposed oak garage & workshop at Kelston House, Roundstone Lane. Applicant: Mr M Brunning

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 April 2015.

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 March 2015

Neighbourhood Plan 'made'

At the Full Council meeting of 11th March 2015, Arun District Council resolved to 'make' the Angmering Neighbourhood Development Plan along with those of East Preston, Kingston, and Rustington. This means that these Neighbourhood Development Plans have been brought into legal force, and form part of the statutory Development Plan for those areas.

12 March 2015

Dog Fouling

Dog fouling has got noticeably worse in Angmering in recent months in all areas, and there have been some disgusting cases reported in the local social media. This is disappointing as one would have expected a decrease in the problem as dog owners are educated in the associated health hazards and the need to clean up after their pets.

The Parish Council are reminding dog owners and walkers that it is a criminal offence, carrying a fine of £60 to £1,000, to allow your dog to foul in any public place and not clear up after it. It is their intention to push for prosecution of irresponsible dog owners and and are urging all residents to be vigilant and report to the Parish Office all instances of fouling so that appropriate action can be taken.

It seems that the majority of offenders are evening and late night dog walkers who obviously believe they cannot be seen failing to clear up during hours of darkness.

12 March 2015

Angmering Planning Applications

A/19/15/PL - Variation of conditions 3, 5, 6, 8 & 21 imposed under A/125/13/ for approved plans, external floor space of retail stores, non-food retail warehousing, internal area of non-food bulky goods retails units & materials & finishes. This application also falls within the parish of Rustington. Land south of A259 and west of Mill Lane, Rustington. Applicant: Store Property Investments Limited

A/21/15/HH - Single storey rear extension at 1 Mayfield, East Preston. Applicant: Mr S Chant

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 2 April 2015.

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".

12 March 2015

War Memorial - new names added

People passing through Angmering yesterday morning may have seen some activity around the war memorial. This was stonemasons carving the names of two Angmering-based soldiers killed in WW1, but whose names had been omitted from the memorial. The names of Harry Pulman and Albert Walsha were added after their residence in Angmering before joining the Army was discovered early last year.

Harry Pulman
Private, 1st/4th Royal Sussex Regiment. Wounded in action in Galipoli and died on 11 November 1915, aged 22. Born in Cricklewood in 1893, the son of Harry and Gertrude Ann Pulman. Buried in the Pieta Military Cemetary, Malta (grave D.V.2.). Pre-war occupation: Farm worker living at Avenals Farm, Angmering (Census 1911). Harry Pulmun was the uncle of current Angmering resident, Richard Hance.

Albert Walsha
Lieut Walsha was killed in action on 18/09/1918. He served with the 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Grave Reference II. H. 12.Cemetery. Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon. The Worthing Gazette (9 Oct 1918) reported “News has been received that Lieutenant AA Walsha of the Norfolk Regiment whose home was at Kinnoull Cottage [High Street, Angmering] was killed in action on the 18th September. The youngest son of Mrs C Walsha and the late Mr Herbert Walsha the deceased officer was just over 30 years of age and has seen twelve years’ service in the Regular Army. He was wounded in September 1917. He leaves a young wife having been married only in May of this year."

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Credit for the execution of adding of the names must go to Angmering Parish Council whose administrative staff have spent much time and effort dealing with The War Memorials Trust, Arun District Council (planning permission), and the stonemasons after the initial research work by Richard Hance and Neil Rogers-Davis.

7 March 2015

Hairdressers in the village

The Hair Gallery on Stubbs Hill in the High Street will close shortly but it will be replaced by "The Barbers Lounge" primarily, but not exclusively, a men's barber's shop providing a range of superior services from hair and beard cutting to facial treatments. The new shop is due to open on 10 March. The owners already have a sucessful barbers' shop in East Preston called "Shortcuts Barbers". They also have a website at www.shortcutsbarbers.com which will give some indication of the services which they will be providing in Angmering.

25 February 2015

Builders quizzed at Parish Council Meeting

Stuart Goodwill (Senior Planning Manager) and Darren Kennett (Senior Technical Manager) of Barratt David Wilson (‘BDW’) attended a meeting of Angmering Parish Council on 9 February and offered to answer queries arising from the development works under way in Roundstone Lane.

Construction Vehicle Cleaning. Councillor Francis, chairman of the Parish Council, noted that although measures were supposed to be in place to ensure that vehicles leaving the site would either be cleaned or would pass through a wheel-washing facility, the amount of mud deposited on Roundstone Lane would suggest that some vehicles are not going through the wheelwash. This is unsightly and a safety hazard. Mr Goodwill confirmed that he would look into this. A road sweeper was regularly deployed and a wheelwash was in place.

Vehicles driving through village. A member of the public noted that construction vehicles were supposed to be routed away from the village conservation area, but were nevertheless passing through it on a regular basis. Mr Kennett noted that BDW needed to know about these incidents and asked that details (registration numbers and so forth) be provided.

Drainage. In response to a question from Councillor Harris as to whether BDW’s applications took account of what other applicants were doing on neighbouring sites regarding drainage, Mr Goodwill noted that West Sussex County Council’s drainage engineers were comfortable with what was proposed. All BDW’s applications fitted in with the Masterplan, including Pound Nursery.

Sales. Councillor Verrinder asked what interest there had been so far and how much of it had been from the local area. Mr Goodwill indicated that there had been significant interest in the development, but as to how much of this had come from the local area, he did not have precise figures to hand, but could obtain these. Mr Goodwill and Mr Kennett indicated that off-plan sales would commence around Easter 2015, following completion of the show homes and the sales and marketing suite.

Pound Nursery Site. Mr Goodwill confirmed that BDW had now secured the Pound Nursery site and had submitted the revised planning application for 46 dwellings to which the Parish Council had, as he was aware, objected. Councillor Susan Francis referred to the new application in respect of Pound Nursery and the increase in proposed new dwellings to 46 from the original 36 and wished to know how the new application complied with the Masterplan. Mr Goodwill noted that market research undertaken by BDW indicated that local residents favoured a larger number of dwellings with fewer bedrooms, and that this was consistent with housing numbers as provided for in the Masterplan. Mr Goodwill confirmed that there would be 2 off-street spaces for each 2- bed property, and a garage for most 3-bed properties. He also confirmed that there would be 9 affordable homes on the Pound Nursery site – 5 x 2-bed, 4 x 3-bed. These would be split 80:20 in favour of shared ownership as against affordable rent.

Pound Place Site. Councillor Trott asked whether BDW would now proceed to acquire Pound Place. Mr Goodwill noted that there were no current plans for this; the present owners of Pound Place had price aspirations that were felt to be unachievable.

25 February 2015

Snippets from the draft minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council on 9 February 2015

New Councillor
On a proposal from Councillor Bicknell, seconded by Councillor Graham, it was unanimously AGREED that Roger Phelon be co-opted to the Parish Council.

BMX Track & Skatebowl Extension
Due to the illness of the company owner of DT Leisure, this had not taken place when it was expected to. The earliest start date being given was now April. The Clerk intended to push for a firm start date and would report back when this was obtained..

Parish Council Elections - May 2015
The Chairman noted that the Clerk was arranging an open afternoon and morning from mid-day Friday 20 March 2015 through to mid-day on Saturday 21 March in the village hall to encourage prospective councillors to take part in the elections. The nomination forms would be available on the day and people would be offered assistance to complete them. Councillors were requested to confirm that these arrangements were satisfactory and to offer a time or times at which they could be available to talk to attendees and discuss what being a councillor entailed.

Website Replacement
The preferred provider was currently working on a presentation of his proposals, based on a brief given a month ago. Councillors would be consulted when this had been received.

New Community Action Plan and Projects Committee
On a proposal by Councillor Bicknell, seconded by Councillor Oldfield, it was unanimously AGREED that a new Committee be formed to take forward the Community Action Plan as published, and to deal with other Parish Council projects. On a proposal by Councillor Francis, seconded by Councillor Verrinder, it was unanimously AGREED that the new Committee shall have a minimum of 4 councillor members at all times. On a proposal by Councillor Francis, seconded by Councillor Graham, it was unanimously AGREED that the new Committee shall have the power to co-opt members of the public in relation to specific matters as thought fit. Following brief discussion, it was unanimously AGREED that the Councillor members of the Committee shall be Councillors Turner, Verrinder, Oldfield, Phelon and Graham.

The full minutes of this meeting may be read by clicking here

25 February 2015

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