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Police Report: 1 February - 7 February 2016

- REF: 0599 - 07/02/16 Arundel Road - Between 1600 (6th) and 1000 (7th) a wing mirror to a vehicle parked in Arundel Road was ripped off.
- REF: 0056 - 06/02/16 Dappers Lane - During the early hours of 6th February a male entered a property in Dappers Lane, who ran off after being disturbed by a resident. The description is of a male in a navy blue hoody, tracksuit bottoms and approximately 5ft10 in height. Nothing is believed to have been stolen.

If you have seen or heard anything related to these incidents please contact Sussex Police, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Weekly reports for the last 3 months can be found on our Policing page.

9 February 2016

Calendar Photographic Competition

Angmering In Bloom are still looking for photos of Angmering through the seasons for inclusion in their 2017 Calendar which has the theme "Flora in Angmering". Can you help them by submitting you own digital photos (closing date 22 August 2016)?

The photos need to be either saved as a JPG or PDF and be in landscape format. You also need to give Angmering In Bloom permission to use the photo(s). Thirteen will be chosen for the calendar.

The high resolution images should be sent to info@angmeringinbloom.co.uk. If you require more information, contact Julia (01903-783754) or Lorraine (01903-77861) or send an email to the address shown. poster

5 February 2016

Woven Tapestry Exhibition at Ecclesden Mill

The South East British Tapestry Group is returning to Angmering for its 3rd biennial Exhibition of new contemporary woven tapestries. This will again be held at The Mill House Gallery, Ecclesden Lane, Angmering between Friday 25th March to Sunday 3rd April (10.30pm to 4.30pm daily).

Standing on the side of Highdown Hill, The Mill House Gallery proved a magnificent venue for the highly successful first two exhibitions in 2012 and 2014, the last one having over 550 visitors. This year the theme of the exhibits is SYMBIOSIS - the relationship between two types of organisms in which each provides for the other the conditions necessary for its continued existence. Each weaver has offered their personal interpretation in their own approach to tapestry weaving, resulting in a diverse and inventive collection of work.

Facilities at The Mill House Gallery for the duration of the exhibition include:

Many of the exhibits will be available for purchase. Please note that due to the unusual nature of the Gallery there is no access for wheelchairs and several floors of exhibits will be accessible by stairs only.

For press invitations to the Private View (sponsored by Myrtleart www.weaversbazaar.com/tapestries) or other enquiries please contact Lin Squires on 0780 160 7286 or by email lin@weaversbazaar.com.

4 February 2016

Police Report: 25 January - 31 January 2016

- REF: 0091- 26/01/16 Mayflower Way - Between 1700 (14th) and 0900 (15th) damage was caused to a BMX track in Mayflower Way.
- REF: 0285- 26/01/16 Church Hill - Overnight on the 25th, damage was caused to the windows of commercial premises in Church Hill.

If you have seen or heard anything related to these incidents please contact Sussex Police, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Weekly reports for the last 3 months can be found on our Policing page.

2 February 2016

Community Film Show

The next film to be shown at Angmering Community Centre is "SUFFRAGETTE" [UK12A][2015] at 7.45pm on Saturday 13 February - doors open at 7.30pm.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing turned to violence as the only route to change. They were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children - and their lives. poster

Tickets priced at £5 are available in advance from the Community Centre Office, Woodies News, Angmering Framing & Stitches, or at the door (subject to availability).

The March film will be "BROOKLYN".

2 February 2016

Volunteer required

Angmering Village Hall is looking for a volunteer to coordinate Maintenance for the Hall. You would not be required to carry out maintenance but coordinate between those reporting faults and the persons carrying out the work. There is a comprehensive contact list of workmen. Initial help will be available.

If you feel you could carry out this task for Angmering Village Hall please contact them, either by email: angmeringvillagehall@googlemail.com or telephone Corrie Brown: 01903 787507

1 February 2016

Fashion boutique to open in village

An Angmering-based online fashion business, Cloudberry Bags, is soon to open its first retail outlet at 1A Church Hill (just off The Square) in Angmering. The business, owned by Laura Longhurst, has been increasing well-known in recent years for its range of handbags, but they also sell fashion accessories and gifts. In Autumn 2015, Cloudberry were chosen as a winner of the Theo Paphitis Small Business Award. The boutique is currently undergoing a refit and is expected to open in mid-February. They will be having a gala opening week, with a giveaway and a few other surprises.

The new shop will be selling Handbags & Clutches for all occasions, Clothing & Knitwear, Scarves & Leather Accessories, Exclusive Home Fragrances, English Bath & Body Products, and more.... You can read more about Cloudberry on their website at www.cloudberrybags.co.uk and sign up for their newsletters.

31 January 2016

Tea Room opens

"Tea in the Square" was opened this morning by Cllr Andy Cooper, chairman of Arun District Council (and district councillor for Angmering). What a remarkable makeover in just a few days. We had one of the best slices of carrot cake ever - extremely moist - and a great cup of cappuccino. We wish Anne-Marie and Helen every success and hope that the people of Angmering will support this new venture.

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25 January 2016

Forthcoming village events

Saturday 23 January - Angmering in Bloom Table Top Sale & Coffee Morning in the Village Hall (10am - 1pm). Various stalls selling all those unwanted items, old toys, books, and bric-a-brac. Refreshments will also be available and there will be a raffle. Free entry.

Monday 25 January - New Tea Room "Tea in the Square" opens in The Square. The official opening will take place at 10.00am with District Councillor Andy Cooper "cutting the ribbon".

Thursday 28 January - West Sussex County Council's A259 Dualling Consultation Session in the King Suite in the Village Hall (5pm - 8pm). Ask questions about the proposed dualling plans at this drop-in event.

22 January 2016

Angmering Planning Applications

A/187/15/HH - Two storey rear extension, single storey side & front extension & alterations at 28 East Drive. Applicant: Mr A Price.

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 February 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".

22 January 2016

Snippets from the Draft Minutes of Angmering Parish Council Meeting on 11 January 2016

Parish Council Community Action & Business Plan
This was still being worked on and would be circulated to councillors in its draft form before being considered by the Council. Once again, it was the intention to have this ready for adoption in time for the May meeting of the Parish Council.

Community Centre Car Park
One quotation had been received to date for the extension of the car park, and other contractors were being contacted to see if they intend to put in a price for the work. A full report would be produced for Council in February with an expected date for the work being over or immediately after the Easter holiday period.

Angmering Community Land Trust
This continued to progress with a number of options being considered by the Trust. Further work was being done on a Business Plan for the option of acquiring some CALA Homes affordable properties, the cost of which was being underwritten by the Parish Council.

Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday Celebrations
The Chairman noted that celebrations of HM Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday were due to take place between 12 and 15 May 2016, to coincide with the Windsor Horse Festival. The Clean for the Queen weekend event was scheduled for 4-6 March 2016. Residents were welcome to organise street parties and packs for organising these were available online. The Parish Council would help co-ordinate these where possible and local social organisations would be involved wherever possible. On a proposal by Councillor Oldfield, seconded by Councillor Harris: To assist residents with the organisation of street parties, as appropriate – AGREED by 11 votes in favour, 0 votes against, with the abstention of Councillor Thompson.

Grant Applications
The 2015/2016 budget for Community Grants was £3,000 and grants totalling £1,573 had been allocated to date, leaving a fund available of £1,427 for the remainder of the year.

The full minutes of this meeting can be read here

22 January 2016

Traffic delays in village centre

There were traffic hold ups in the village centre yesterday (Thursday) as a result of workmen accidentally drilling through a sewerage pipe on the new Chandlers site next to Windmill Bridge. Several large tankers and a mobile pumping unit were required in the village centre to minimise waste passing through the pipe. A spokesman for Southern Water said: “We deployed tankers to manage waste flows whilst work was underway so customers could continue to use their facilities". By this morning (Friday), work on the repair had been completed and traffic in the village was back to normal.

22 January 2016

Angmering Planning Applications

A/184/15/PL - Demolition of existing stables & storage buildings & erection of a pair of 2 No. holiday cottages & barn & associated sand school (resubmission following A/121/15/PL) at Herons Farm, Dappers Lane Applicant: Mr M Ayling. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan.

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 4 February 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".

14 January 2016

Waitrose charity tokens

The Lavinia Norfolk Centre Charitable Trust (LNC) at the Angmering School has been lucky enough to gain a spot in February's "Community Matters" token charity box at Waitrose, Rustington. The Trust is asking the community to kindly support their charity. If you shop at Waitrose during February, collect your green token from the cashier and consider casting a vote for the LNC in the relevent box. All funds currently raised are being used towards Para-Sports funding at the Angmering School

12 January 2016

Table Top Sale & Coffee Morning

As part of their ongoing fundraising to improve the look of the village and to encourage community involvement, Angmering in Bloom is holding a Table Top Sale & Coffee Morning on Saturday 23 January (10am - 1pm) in the Village Hall in Station Road. There will be various stalls selling all those unwanted items, old toys, books, and bric-a-brac. Refreshments will also be available and there will be a raffle.

For further details or any queries, phone Lorraine on 01903-778661.

12 January 2016

Community Centre vacancy

11 January 2016

Café Closure / Tea Room Opening

We were personally very sorry to see "That Little Cafe in the Square" close last week after two years of trading. We wish Martin, Carlie, Lewis and Ross well for the future in whatever they choose to do.

However, we welcome Helen and Anne Marie who are planning to open the premises as a tea shop called "Tea in the Square" in the centre of the village on Monday 25th January. This will be a traditional style tea shop serving delicious assorted sandwiches and rolls freshly made to order, homemade cakes, freshly baked scones with clotted cream, all served on beautiful vintage china. Normal opening times will be 9.00am to 5.00pm (Tue - Sat) and 12 noon to 4.30pm (Sundays). The shop will have an alcohol licence so you could even add a glass of Prosecco on that special occasion. Further, as an additional service, Helen and Anne Marie can cater for a private party or small function for children/club/group at the end of the day, say, up to 7.00pm

We wish them all the best and hope that villagers will support this new enterprise. You can read more about "Tea in the Square" on their FaceBook page by clicking here.

10 January 2016

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