News & Views

1. BBC News Headlines
BBC Sport Headlines
2. Ang. Parish Council News
3.Black Ditch Webcam
4. Ang Policing News
5. Skatepark Project
6. Angmering Street Map
7. News Archive
8. Events/Diary
9. What's New (History)
10. Local weather
11. Site Index

Cala Homes release house prices

Cala Homes, the builders of Cresswell Park - the latest development in Roundstone Lane, have released the prices of the 246 dwellings that they have started to build on the site - formally the West End/VHB Nursery.  Prices of the 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes within the first phase of the development - 62 homes - start at £300,000 with those at the top end costing £625,000. A later phase is expected to include some 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.

A showhome is now available for viewing and opening hours are daily from 10am to 5pm.

21 January 2107

Angmering Planning Applications

A/142/16/OUT - Outline application with some matters reserved for the demolition of existing buildings & erection of 18 No. dwellings and the provision of pedestrian footpath adjacent to Dappers Lane. Merry England Nursery, Dappers Lane. Applicant: Mrs Haggis. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan.  Readvertisement due to Amended description, application form & location plan.

A/208/16/L - Application for listed building consent for two storey side extension. White Lodge, Rectory Lane. Applicant: Mr D Craddock.

A/205/16/PL - Demolition of existing dwelling & erection 1 No. replacement dwelling at Mayfield, Ham Manor Close. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Divall.

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 February 2017.

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".

19 January 2017

New Housing - Parish Council challenges District Council decision

Angmering Parish Council (APC) decided at their monthly meeting on Monday (16 January) to seek a judicial review in the High Court in London resulting from Arun District Council's (ADC) decision to approve two planning applications that were outwith with the Parish's Neighbourhood Plan - a legally binding document. ADC approved applications for a development of care apartments at Broadlees, between Dappers Lane and Water Lane, and nine houses in Arundel Road, allegedly without consulting Angmering's "made" Neighbourhood Plan.

APC is expecting to hear by 1 February whether the judical review will be agreed by the High Court and, if the case itself is succeccesful, it will provide a precedent for the approval of future UK planning cases. Parish Clerk, Rob Martin,stated that a barrister had been briefed on the situation and believed ADC’s decisions would be quashed if it went to a review.

APC also agreed on an increased parish precept for the forthcoming financial year which needs to take into account the High Court action which could cost APC £40,000 if the case is lost.  The new parish precept will rise by about £10 for most Band D Council Tax payers.

19 January 2017

AIB sale cancelled

Angmering In Bloom's Table Top Sale & Coffee Morning, due to be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 28 January, has unfortunately had to be cancelled.

19 January 2017

Angmering Planning Applications

A/203/16/HH - First floor extension at Vesta Cottage & insertion of new first floor window to east elevation at Vine Cottage. Vesta Cottage & Vine Cottage,High Street. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Johnston. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area.

A/207/16/HH - Two storey side extension at White Lodge, Rectory Lane. Applicant: Mr D Craddock. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area.

A/212/16/HH - Vehicular access with dropped kerb with new boundary fence to east boundary at Cherry Tree Cottage, Station Road. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Byrne.

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 February 2017.

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".

13 January 2017

Monthly Charity Concerts

Something new is coming to Angmering!  Starting at the end of January, Monthly Charity Concerts are going to be held in Angmering Village Hall on the last Saturday of every month unless the Hall has been already booked for another function. Singers will cover a whole spectrum of differerent music genres including folk, country, blues, jazz, soft pop, and singer/songwriters.

Hosted by 'JusGeoff ' and Angie, "Spotlighting" will feature talent from near and far - local and some not so local performers collected from the many other clubs in the area. These will perform in 20-30 minute spots during the evening.  In between these spots will be "Introducing" sessions - a floor spot - where members of the audience will be able to get up on the stage and perform for say 2-3 minutes. The whole concept of these concert is to present an evening of fun and quality music - occasionally perhaps more fun than qualiity!

The concert will be 100% 'not for profit' with all proceeds (after expenses) going to charities and fundraisers. During the evening there will be a raffle, nibbles, tea or coffee, and you can bring your own drinks.

The Opening Night will be on Saturday 28 January 2017, 7.45pm to 10.45pm (doors open 7.15pm). Tickets cost just £3.00 at the door and, as a special offer, there will be free tea or coffee on the opening night.poster

If you require more detaits or are interested in performing as a "Spotlight" act or as a future floor spot act, call Geoff on 07891 706064 or email jusgeoffuk@hotmail.com

13 January 2017

Tea shop celebrates 1st birthday!

I can't believe it's almost a year since Tea in the Square moved into the previous café premises in The Square and opened its vintage-style tea shop. But so well have Anne Marie and Helen - the lovely owners of the shop - integrated into the village that they could have been there many years.Their cakes have been gorgeous and their other food has been of a high quality. The warmth of their personalities and their fare has certainly brought something extra to our village centre.

To celebrate their 1st Birthday, Anne Marie and Helen are going to have a good old street party style knees up on Wednesday 25th January from 1pm and hope that you can help them celebrate their birthday. At 1.00pm,they will start serving cups of tea and finger food as a celebration and also as a thank you to all that have supported them over the past year. They will have entertainment starting at about 1.30pm from one of the ladies from "The Silhouettes" singing hits from the 1940s/1950's and they are hoping you will be able to sing along and have a really fun afternoon. You can visit The Silhouettes' website here. The tea shop will be open as normal from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Congratulations to them also recently achieving a maximum "5"  food hygiene rating from Arun District Council - the first time this premises has achieved this maximum rating since a cafe was opened there some 14 years' ago.

 

11 January 2017 (updated 12 January)

Estate Agents close

After some 50 years' trading in the village centre, Holmes & Company, estate agents, has closed. The business has been aquired by Hawke & Metcalfe who have relocated it to their Rustington offices. The business was founded by Eric Holmes in the 1960s and he headed the business until his son, Jonathan, took over running the estate agents about 15 years' ago.  Jonathan will work for Hawke & Melcalfe on a consultative basis and it is pleasing to learn that two members of Holmes's staff have been retained and are now working in the Rustington offices.

From a historical point of view, Eric's first shop was where Angmering Parish Council is located today. In the early 1970s, the business moved to where the Maverick Hair Studio is situated, and later in the 1970s moved to its final location next to the Co-op. Eric was chairman of Angmering Parish Council between 1978 and 1980.

All enquiries on the new enlarged business should be addressed to Hawke & Metcalfe, 90 The Street, Rustington; Tel: 01903 850450: Email: sales@hawkemetcalfe.co.uk.

6 January 2017

Angmering In Bloom Table Top Sale

Here is a reminder that 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: info@angmeringinbloom.co.uk, or telephone (01903) 783754 for details.

CANCELLED

3 January 2017

Community Film Show

The next film to be shown at Angmering Community Centre is "THE DRESSMAKER" [2016] at 7.45pm on Saturday 14 January - doors open at 7.30pm.

Starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, & Liam Hemsworth. A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. Based on Rosalie Ham's best-selling novel. poster

Tickets priced at £5 are available in advance from the Community Centre Office or at the door.

The February film (on Saturday 11 February) will be "BRIDGET JONES'S BABY"

2 January 2017

Things you may need to know over the Christmas / New Year Holiday period
(scroll on down further for latest general news)

Refuse and Recycling Collections

Collections over the Christmas period will not change from your normal day.

Garden Waste collections will be suspended from Monday 26 December until Monday 9 January.

Shops and Services

Shops and services openings in Angmering will, of course, be limited over the Christmas/New Year holiday. Here are a few opening times:

Day

Lloyds Pharmacy

Co-op

Woodies News

Library

Big Fry

Meat in
The Square.... and More

Shafiques

Medical
Centre *

Tea in the Square

Sainsburys

Xmas Eve
Saturday 24

8.30am - 6.00pm

7.00am - 9.00pm

6.00am - Midday Noon

CLOSED

11.45am - 2.00pm &
4.45pm - 7.30pm

7.30am - 1.30pm
(order collection only)

5.00pm - 11.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

6.00am - 6.00pm

Xmas Day
Sunday 25

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED
(no papers)

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Boxing Day
Monday 26

CLOSED ^

8.00am - 5.00pm

7.00am - Midday

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

9.00am - 5.00pm

Tuesday 27

CLOSED ^

7.00am - 10.00pm

6.30am - Midday

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

9.00am - 6.00pm

Wednesday 28

8.30am - 6.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

6.30am - Midday

1.00pm - 5.00pm

11.45am - 2.00pm & 4.45pm - 8.30pm

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

8..00am - 6.30pm

10.00am - 2.00pm

9.00am - 7.00pm

Thursday 29

8.30am - 6.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

6.30am - Midday

9.00am - 1.00pm

11.45am - 2.00pm & 4.45pm - 8.30pm

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

8.00am - 6.30pm

10.00am - 2.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

Friday 30

8.30am - 6.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

6.30am - Midday

1.00pm - 5.00pm

11.45am - 2.00pm & 4.45pm - 8.30pm

8.30am - 1.30pm

5.00pm - 11.00pm

8.00am - 6.30pm

10.00am - 2.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

New Year's Eve
Saturday 31

8.30am - 6.00pm

7.00am - 8.00pm

6.30am - Midday

9.00am - 1.00pm

11.45am - 2.00pm & 4.45pm - 7.30pm

8.30am - 1.30pm

5.00pm - 11.00pm

CLOSED

10.00am - 2.00pm

7.00am - 7.00pm

New Year's Day
Sunday 1

CLOSED ^

8.00am - 8.00pm

7.00am - Midday

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

5.00pm - 11.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

10.00am - 4.00pm

Monday 2

CLOSED ^

7.00am - 10.00pm

6.30am - Midday

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED Reopen 4th

5.00pm - 11.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

9.00am - 7.00pm

Notes:
1. ^ Sainsbury's Pharmacy may be open on these days - see above chart for Sainsbury's opening times.
2. * Patients who need to see a doctor urgently when surgery is closed should contact the NHS out of hours service on 111.
3. Downsway Laundrette, located in the parade near the Roundstone Crossing, is open as usual every day over the holiday period (7:30 am - 7:30 pm) but will not be attended Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

 


Snippets from the Draft Minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Meeting on 12 December 2016

Community Land Trust
Confirmation had been received earlier in the day that a grant of £10,000 had been awarded towards further planning work for the scheme envisaged for the Mayflower Way site. This would enable full public consultation to take place, following which planning preapplication work could be undertaken. A further £40,000 of grant funding was  available to get to the grant of permission.

Upholding the Neighbourhood Plan Policies
[After lengthy discussion] On a proposal by Councillor Marsh, Seconded by Councillor Oldfield: That the Parish Council proceed with a view to bringing suitable legal proceedings, subject to Counsel’s advice – unanimously AGREED
 
On a proposal by Councillor Thompson, seconded by Councillor Jones: The Clerk be directed to take all necessary steps to pursue the matter as per the above without further reference to Council – unanimously AGREED.

2016/2017 Budget & Precept
The Chairman noted that the decision on budget and precept figure for 2017/18 could not be made before January 2017 as the position regarding legal action was not yet clear; the Parish Council’s reserves policy and the aspirations in the Neighbourhood Plan would be impacted by this.
 
On a proposal by Councillor Hill-Smith, seconded by Councillor Oldfield: That agreement of the 2017/2018 Budeget and Precept be deferred to the Parish Council’s meeting on 16 January 2017 – unanimously AGREED.

JEAAC Highways & Transport Meeting
- A259 route improvement scheme: detailed design work would commence in April 2017 and construction in April 2018.

- Angmering Traffic Management Scheme: this would proceed to formal consultation in early 2017.

- Yellow hatched boxes on the Station Road roundabout: these were unfortunately illegal in the absence of traffic lights there. A white KEEP CLEAR box would be put in instead.

- A259 cycleway surface disturbance: on investigation, this was due to mare’s tail weed coming up through the tarmac. This species of weed was similar to Japanese knotweed in terms of its effects. WSCC are going to destroy it, then resurface the cycleway.

- Rustington Golf Centre: some discussion took place with regard to the effects of the planned expansion on the roundabout. This would be taken up with planners.

The full minutes of this meeting can be read here

23 December 2016

New Angmering store announced

The national chain - Tapi Carpets & Floors - will be taking up the final store in between Aldi and Next on the new Manor Retail Park on the A259. Tapi are calling it their Rustington store although it is actually in Angmering. They currently have over 50 stores open throughout the UK and propose opening a further 16 during 2017.

One of the services offered by Tapi is their "Mobile Showrooms" - i.e. vans that bring their full carpet and flooring collection to your home with specialist home consultants providing advice, free measuring and planning.

16 December 2016

News Archive

Contains Angmering News since January 2005


Note: This is a multi-purpose page - it contains local news, editorial views/comments, and residents' views. Angmering Village Life welcomes comments on the village and parish but will not normally publish individuals' communications, nor will it normally make any comment based on a single observation. However, if a number of similar comments have been made on any one aspect, we will consider including an appropriate item on this page. Any such views expressed will not reflect those of Angmering Village Life unless specifically stated. Angmering Village Life does not purport to represent the residents of Angmering in any way. Angmering Village Life would welcome genuine factual news items for publication on this page.

Declaration of Interests: The Owner/Editor of Angmering Village Life is coordinator of the Angmering Table Tennis Club, a member of the Angmering Short Mat Bowls Club, and owner & moderator of the Angmering Forums.

Web Statistics and Counters