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Angmering Planning Applications

A/45/15/PL - Construction of timber shed & timber play shelter at St Margaret's School, Arundel Road. Applicant: William Older Playgroup.

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 18 June 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 May 2015

May Day celebrations at St Wilfrid's

Rather disappointing weather forced St Wilfrid's RC Primary School in Arundel Road to hold its May Day celebrations today (Friday 22 May) in the school hall this year. Despite the limited space, the pupils did exceptionally well in the circumstances and clearly enjoyed themselves, as did the many parents and grand-parents who attended.

Elected as May King and May Queen this year were Reece Pratt and Catherina Marra, both 11 years old, the May Queen being crowned by last year's May King, who took off time from his new school to take part in the ceremony. Following the crowning, each of the school's classes ably performed some complex dances in the hall's confined space, with a team from Amethyst class concluding the performances with various intricate maypole dances.

In thanking the many people who had contributed to making the afternoon such a success headteacher, Mrs Sharon Reynolds, drew particular attention to the part played by Mrs Jan Smith, the school's bursar, in teaching the dances to the Topaz, Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire and Amethyst classes. At the end of the celebrations, each pupil was treated to an ice-cream as a reward for their efforts while guests enjoyed refreshments provided by the school.

 
 
 
 
 
22 May 2015

Parish Council Newsletters

It is Angmering Parish Council's intention to produce a newsletter every other month from now on, having re-established them at the beginning of this year. If residents have any comments on the newsletters generally, or suggestions for content they would like to see, they should get in touch with the Parish Council office.

The Council has been made aware that the April newsletter, which was passed to the distributors on 30 April for delivery in the week following that date, has only this week reached some addresses in the Parish, with the result that the closing date for the clerical assistant/receptionist vacancy advertised on the front page had already passed by the time some residents received their copies. This was clearly not what they had envisaged, and they regret any disappointment that this has caused.

In future, the Council intends to handle the distribution of leaflets themselves, using the combined efforts of Councillors and staff, and will advise residents via their own website when a newsletter is published. Electronic copies will also be available to download in PDF format.

21 May 2015

Angmering Planning Applications

A/50/15/PL - Demolition of Spinney & Burberry House & erection of 2 Storey hotel annexe with associated car parking at Premier Inn, Spinney, & Burberry House, Roundstone Lane / Roundstone Road [(sic) Roundstone By-Pass (A259)], East Preston. Applicant: Premier Inn Hotels Limited.

A/52/15/HH - Single storey rear extension at 10 William Olders Road. Applicant: Mr T Darnell.

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 11 June 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".

20 May 2015

Angmering girls win Sussex Cooking Competition

Jasmine Cheeseman and Charlotte Cole (pictured right) from The Angmering School turned up the heat in the kitchen on Thursday 15 May to win this year's Sussex final of the 2015 Create & Cook Competition.

The Sussex cookery competition final was fought between eight young cooks aged 12-14 years at Chichester College. The brief of the Competition, which is run by fit2cook food education and sponsored by The Southern Co-operative, was to create and cook a two course menu using as many Sussex sourced ingredients as possible. The competition, which has the support of top Sussex chefs, aims to nurture young talent and celebrate local food.

Winners Jasmine and Charlotte cooked Littlehampton sea bream with new potatoes and local asparagus with a spring herb dressing. Their dessert was a rhubarb meringue delight with orange biscuits. Judging the young cooks were local food writer Rosemary Moon; Head Chef at the Lickfold Inn near Petworth, Graham Squire; Min Raisman from fit2cook food education and Stephanie Clarke, Retail Business Manager of The Southern Co-operative's Yapton store. Head Chef Graham Squire said: "Using top local and seasonal ingredients, the girls' dishes were cooked beautifully to really let the flavours come through. Their bream was delicious and their dessert accomplished."

Kate Hibbert, Local Sourcing Manager for The Southern Co-operative, said: "The Create & Cook Competition challenges young cooks to think about sustainability and the importance of supporting local farmers and food producers through their ingredient sourcing. This goes hand in hand with our own sourcing objectives for our Local Flavours range, available in selected Sussex stores."

As winners, Jasmine and Charlotte will have their recipes professionally styled and photographed. They now go on to the Regional Final of the Create & Cook Competition, to be held at Newlyns Cookery School in Hampshire on 25 June. Here they will cook against fellow county competition finalists from Hampshire and Isle of Wight schools, aiming to win the 2015 Create & Cook Competition trophy which is currently held by Joe Doncaster and Alice Hyde from Sandown Bay Academy on the Isle of Wight. If they succeed, they will also win £1000 for their school food technology department. To find out more visit fit2cook.co.uk.

16 May 2015

2015 Best Front Garden Competition

The Angmering in Bloom Association will again be holding a Best Front Garden Competition this year and are urging Angmering residents to enter. It makes no difference whether you have a small, large, or container-filled front garden - each will be treated on its merits.

Judging will take place during the first week in July and the judging criteria will include: first impression, use of space, variety of plants, and general condition.

The Garden Competition Awards, sponsored by Haskins Garden Centre, will be presented in August. Winners will be invited to a cream tea and receive gift vouchers from Haskins Garden Centre. The First Prize will be £50.

Closing date for entries is 15 June 2015. You can pick up an entry form from the Parish Council Office in The Square, or phone 01903-778661 or email info@angmeringinbloom.co.uk.
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16 May 2015

Model Railway Exhibition

The West Sussex Area Group of the N Gauge Society are putting on a Charity Model Railway Show at St Margaret's Church, Angmering this Saturday (16 May) between 10am and 5pm. All proceeds for this show will go to Jamie's Wish Trust, a charity that helps young people with life threatening illness. There will be 10 plus layouts on show, plus new and second hand traders. There is disabled access, free parking and refreshments. Admission is £4 adults, £3 concessions, £2 children and family tickets £10 (2+2).

14 May 2015

Fayre's success

Angmering In Bloom (AIB) reports that their May Fayre on Saturday was very successful with over 140 people going along to the Village Hall. There were crafts, plants, cakes, a tombola, a raffle and refreshments. AIB would like to thank the WI ladies for their cakes, Ferring Nurseries for their plants and Roundstone Farm Shop for their planter raffle prize. They hope that everyone who went along enjoyed themselves and, thanks to their support, AIB raised £675 towards its projects.

12 May 2015

District Council Election Results

The results of the Angmering & Findon constituancy election on Thursday 7 May 2015 are are follows:

  BAKER, Alison Sarah Labour Party 887 votes  
  BICKNELL, Paul Andrew Conservative Party 2963 votes Elected
  BISS, David Alan Liberal Democrats 998 votes  
  COOPER, Andy Conservative Party 2212 votes Elected
  DYSON, Mark Gordon UKIP 1418 votes  
  SMITH, Lionel Green Party 796 votes  
  TAYLOR, Malcolm James Liberal Democrats 706 votes  
  WENSLEY Dudley Michael Conservative Party 2325 votes Elected

The turnout was 72.78% one of the higher turnouts in the District (76% being the highest and 50% being the lowest).

9 May 2015

Roadworks and Road Closures

A27, Hammerpot - works taking place 28 April 2015 - 03 June 2015
Works are ongoing at this location in order to improve drainage and to alleviate flooding problems north of the road at Hammerpot. West Sussex County Council have issued the following note: The objective is to improve and enhance the drainage system and the works may involve some disruption to the carriageway. Temporary traffic management may be used to complete these works in a timely manner and may have to remain in place until materials have hardened. During the course of the works, barriers will be erected around excavations and will remain in place until the materials have hardened; for example the concrete surrounding drainage pipes and road gullies will need time to set. There will be occasions when barriers remain in place overnight whilst the excavation is open and materials are hardening. While excavations will be barriered and clearly marked, please be especially vigilant when walking or driving close to these works.

Roundstone Lane (between High Street and Nursery Road) - works taking place 18 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
Works are being carried out at this location by contractors working on behalf of Southern Water, who are laying new water mains in connection with the Swanbourne Park development. Please note that the lane will be closed to all traffic during this period . See Public Notice for more details of closure.

Any queries regarding these works should be directed to Southern Water on 0845 278 0845

7 May 2015

Angmering Planning Applications

A/41/15/PL - Formation of new vehicular access at Merrivale, Station Road. Applicant: S N & M C Des Baux.

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 28 May 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".

7 May 2015

May Fayre

Here is a reminder that Angmering in Bloom will be holding its May Fayre this coming Saturday (9 May) at the Village Hall between 2.00pm and 4.30pm. Stalls include Crafts, Plants, Cakes and Refreshments. Do go along and support Angmering In Bloom, and enjoy a cream tea while you are there!

4 May 2015

Parish Council Art Competition

Aspiring amateur Angmering artists are being invited to join in a competition to celebrate the village's resurrected medieval fair. The competition is to create an A3 sized piece of art work on the theme "Inspired by Angmering". It is open to any amateur living or working within the parish. The winner of the competition will be announced at the St Peter and St Paul Annual Fair held on Saturday 25 July on Fletcher's Field.

There are four categories for this competition, under 7 years; 8 to 11 years; 12 to 17 years and over 18 years.

A short explanation of what inspired you is required with the submission and must not be longer than 250 words. It is a chance for everyone to use their imagination and create something that will inspire others. For example artwork can be submitted in any medium. It might be purely representative of something in the village, or the artist may simply be inspired by a place, colour, object to make something more abstract. It could be that you collect things from around the village to make prints from; leaves or bark and so on. The only limit is the size.

Rules:
1. Closing date for receipt of entries is 20th July 2015 at 4pm.
2. Any art media may be used but it MUST not exceed A3 size
3. A short explanation of what inspired you to do your work, the maximum length 250 words.
4. Open to amateur artists only
5. There is a geographical restriction: all entrants should live or work within the parish boundaries of Angmering. Entrants, or their immediate relatives, must not be a member or employee of the parish council.
6. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been previously displayed. Any entry found to have been plagiarised will be disqualified.
7.Copyright remains with the artist; but the judges retain the right to display the works in an exhibition in the Parish.

4 May 2015

Short Story and Tweet Competitions

The competition to write a middle-ages-themed story is open to anyone living or working within the parish of Angmering and who is aged 16 and over. The winner of the competition will be announced at the St Peter and St Paul Annual Fair held on Saturday 25 July on Fletcher's Field. The charter for the fair was granted by Richard II in 1384 and this year's events will include medieval fun and games as well as stalls, birds of prey and competitions. Event organiser and Chair of Angmering Parish Council Susan Francis said: "It is going to be a great day and the announcement of our two writing competition winners will be an exciting part of the festivities."

The over-16s contest will see budding writers create a story of 4,000 words or fewer with a medieval theme. Susan explained: "It can be set during the medieval period or it can take on a theme associated with medieval literature such as a quest, a romance or the slaying of a 'dragon' in any time, country or reality. "Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales during Richard's reign so people may try a re-working of a tale, a new character or a modern interpretation of the idea of pilgrimage."

There is also a competition for the under 16s. "I think children will have great fun with this contest," said Susan. "We are looking for the best tweet never sent from The Peasants' Revolt. In 1381 Wat Tyler led the men of Kent to London in revolt against the 14-year-old Richard II and his nobles. One group of rebels took over the Tower of London and executed the Lord High Treasurer and the Archbishop of Canterbury. They were also really mean to the King's mother and sister. The next day Wat was killed at Smithfield by one of the King's men and most of the revolting men went home to Kent. We are looking for the best tweet (of no more than 140 characters) sent from someone involved in the Peasants' Revolt. The sender can be anyone - a noble, peasant, bystander or a confused Londoner."

You can see the full rules for both competitions here.

4 May 2015

Fancy Dress Competition at Annual Fair

Children in the parish of Angmering have the opportunity to show what they can do to be creative and self-expressive by entering the Fancy Dress competition to be held at the St Peter and St Paul Annual Fair on 25th July on Fletchers Field.

The theme is medieval, let your imagination work, and create either real or imaginary characters. Princesses, princes, knights in shining armour, jugglers, jesters, dragons, peasants just to name just a few. Age brackets for the competionsare:

Under 7 years
8 - 11 years
12 - 17 years

Rules:
1. Closing date for receipt of entries is 10am 25th July 2015, but applications can be made before the date, there is a restriction on the number of entries accepted.
2. The costume must be home made.
3. Extra points will be given to entrants who can explain how the costume was made and what they did towards it.
4. There is a geographical restriction: all entrants should live or work within the parish boundaries of Angmering. Entrants, or their immediate relatives, must not be a member or employee of the Parish Council.

4 May 2015

Angmering Annual Fair resurrected

In 1384, Richard II granted a charter to East Angmering to hold an Annual Fair on the feast day of St Peter and St Paul, which is the 29th June. Angmering Parish Council are reintroducing the holding of this fair and celebrate the things that are good about Angmering at the same time. The opportunity is being given to all local businesses and groups to take part, promoting and selling their wares or activities.

Due to the activities that are already taking place in and around Fletcher's field on the weekend nearest to the festival, the Council is moving the feast day to 25th July! Oh yes and to West Angmering as East Angmering does not have a suitable field!

Susan Francis. Chairman Angmering Parish Council said "It will be a fun day for the whole parish and we hope that everyone will become involved. There is already a short story competition for the adults, tweet for the children and art competition for all ages, the results of which will be announced at the fair. As well as a fancy dress competition on the day for the children. All rules and entry forms can be obtained from the Parish Office, I would encourage all entrants to book their place early. The theme is medieval and we are encouraging everyone to dress up and join in the fun."

For more information on the Fair, contact Angmering Parish Council on 01903-772124 email admin@angmering-pc.gov.uk

4 May 2015

Excavation in St Nicholas' Garden

If you have ever wandered across St Nicholas' Gardens from the Library to The Lamb you have walked over the buried remains of the ancient parish church of East Angmering. From the beginning of June something will be going on in the gardens and you will have a chance to be involved.

Angmering Parish Council has enlisted the help of Worthing Archaeological Society in an effort to accurately locate the position and layout of the church and to find out more about the origins and history of the building. From excavations conducted in 1974 we know that there has been a church on the site at least since Saxon times, and that there were several alterations and extensions to the building before it was abandoned in the 1570s, and its stone used to build nearby houses, when the two parishes of West and East Angmering were merged.

The new excavation is being organised as a community project lasting for two weeks or so from June 6th. During the first half of both weeks the village primary schools will be able to send groups of pupils for a session on site with the archaeologists. The children will take part in a range of archaeological activities from learning how to excavate to processing and recording finds.

On other days adults in the community who have signed up will be able to spend a day on site and receive training and practical experience. They will need to join Worthing Archaeological Society, either for the day or year, for insurance purposes - The cost is £5.00 per day There are limited places and application forms can be picked up from the Parish Office, the Library, and Woodies newsagents. Forms can also be downloaded from http://www.worthingarch.co.uk/membership . There will also be guided tours for all those who want to see what is happening in the excavation.

When the dig is finished the Parish Council hope to establish a permanent record of the layout of St Nicholas' church on the ground so that everyone can see where this important Angmering building lay for so many centuries. The finds from the dig will, it is hoped, eventually form a significant part of a display about the history of the village.

30 April 2015

Angmering Planning Applications

A/38/15/HH - First floor extension over existing garage (resubmission following A/107/14/HH). at 5 Mill Road. Applicant: Mr J Norris.

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 21 May 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".

29 April 2015

Snippets from the draft minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council on 13 April 2015

County Councillor's Report
County Councillor Urquhart advised that from 1 April 2015 residents could have free internet access in West Sussex County Council libraries for up to 2 hours per session, this being offered in addition to the free wi-fi access already available.

County Councillor Urquhart advised that an update on the Angmering Village traffic management scheme, incorporating revisions in response to queries raised by the Parish, should be available in the guise of a revised feasibility study in mid-May. This is a slippage of around a month from the original timetable, due to the Parish’s insistence on the inclusion of Roundstone Lane and various other matters in the scheme.

Ward Boundries
Councillor Mountain asked if anything could be done to rectify the needless confusion that had been left by the ward boundary changes, which had left us with 2 wards which the Parish did not need, and with part of the Parish area now falling within a different District Council ward. District. District Councillor Wensley advised that this regrettable situation was the work of the Boundary Commission; the District Council had been, and remained, opposed to it, and had objected to it on the basis that there was no logic to it whatsoever. In terms of what could be done with it, the matter would have to be taken up with whoever becomes the constituency MP, following the election. The District Council was unhappy with the change, which had been imposed upon it without consultation. As the matter had been voted on by Parliament, it was unlikely that there would be much that could be done. County Councillor Urquhart noted that a similar review by the Boundary Commission was due to be undertaken at County Council level shortly. It might be worth representations being made as part of this

Investment Strategy 2015/2016
The Clerk’s report, containing proposals for an investment strategy aimed at diversifying the Parish Council’s investments, and improving their performance, was noted. The Clerk added, by way of clarification, that all local councils with funds in excess of £500,000 under their control are now obliged to adopt an investment strategy and review it at least annually. On a proposal by Councillor Phelon, seconded by Councillor Harris, it was unanimously AGREED that the strategy be adopted as proposed, and put into effect forthwith.

iPads for Councillors
The Chairman and the Clerk explained the concept behind the proposed acquisition of iPads for Councillors, which was to make it easier for Councillors to receive and view their papers for meetings, e-mails, and other matters requiring their attention. It was intended to set up Councillor e-mail addresses as part of this, which would be operated via the Parish Office’s existing Microsoft Exchange system and which could be set up on the iOS mail client without difficulty. It was confirmed that hard copies of papers could still be provided if required, but the need for this would be greatly lessened henceforth. The Clerk confirmed that both outright purchase and leasing options were being explored, and that approval in principle of an outlay of up to £5,000 was sought, with details to be confirmed to the Parish Council at a future meeting. It was noted that there would also be discussion in due course with the Trustees of the Village Hall Management Committee, with regard to the installation of wi-fi at the Village Hall. On a proposal by Councillor Mountain, seconded by Councillor Phelon, it was unanimously AGREED that the Clerk be granted the authority sought, up to a maximum of £5,000.

Village Fair
On a proposal by Councillor Oldfield, seconded by Councillor Phelon, it was unanimously AGREED that authority be granted as sought, up to a maximum of £2,000.

Community Centre chairs
For the acquisition of 100 new chairs for the Community Centre, with authority to spend up to £2,000 provided that the chairs selected were fit for purpose and that Councillors’ concerns were addressed via e-mail: on a proposal by Councillor Bicknell, seconded by Councillor Oldfield, unanimously AGREED with the abstention of the Chairman.

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

29 April 2015

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting for the electors of the parish of Angmering will take place in the King Suite of Angmering Village Hall at 19:00 on Monday 27 April 2015. This is not a meeting of the Parish Council; it is a forum for ordinary electors to have their say about what is going on in and around Angmering. Presentations are being made at the meeting by:

A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be downloaded here. A copy of the newsletter that is being distributed to all households in the village in the week commencing 20 April 2015 may be downloaded here.

If you have any questions about the meeting generally, please get in touch with the Parish Council office on 01903-772124.

23 April 2015

Parish Council Employment Vacancy

Angmering Parish Council is looking to employ someone to support its team on a part-time basis, from 9 am to 1pm, 5 days a week, as a Clerical Assistant/Receptionist.

To learn more about this position and to download the person specification and job application form, click here.

23 April 2015

Angmering Planning Applications

A/31/15/PL - Demolition of existing greenhouse & erection of 8 No. light industrial units (B1 use) at St Denys Nursery, Dappers Lane. Applicant: St Denys Nursery.

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 14 May 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".

23 April 2015

Burglary

Between 4:10pm - 4:40pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday), a property in Mill Road Avenue, Angmering was burgled. The offender(s) gained access by smashing a patio door window and used a key left in the lock to open the door. Cash and jewellery was stolen in this short time frame which includes the following:

If anybody has any information about this burglary, please call please call the Police on 101 quoting serial "1151 15/04/15"

16 April 2015

Parish Council Elections

As there were only 9 nominations for the 11 seats for the Parish Council in the Angmering Village Ward, there will not be a contest for the positions of parish councillors in May and the Returning Officer at Arun District Council has declared that the following have therefore been elected:

BICKNELL, Paul Andrew, 6 Birch Close, Angmering, West Sussex, BN16 4HB
FRANCIS, Susan Mary, 6 Garden Close, Angmering, West Sussex, BN16 4LX
HARRIS, Don, Viskas, The Avenals, Angmering, West Sussex, BN16 4AN
HARRIS, Norma Walby, Viskas, The Avenals, Angmering, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 4AN
HILL-SMITH, Mike, Mobile Home At The Acre, Dappers Lane, Angmering, BN16 4EN
MOUNTAIN, Steven Charles, 51 East Drive, Angmering, BN16 4JH
OLDFIELD, John Edward, The Beeches, West Drive, Angmering, W Sussex, BN16 4NL
PHELON, Roger John, Pippins, Ham Manor Close, Angmering, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 4JD
VERRINDER, Sylvia Gladys Maude, 41 Greenacres Ring, Angmering, West Sussex, BN16 4BU

There were no nominations for the 2 seats representing Angmering South. However we are sure that the parishioners south of the A259 will be well represented by all of the above councillors as was the case before the artificial new Ward was imposed on Angmering by Arun District Council.

12 April 2015

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