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Snippets from Angmering Parish Council's Minutes of Meeting of 11 December 2017

Angmering Community Land Trust
It was envisaged that the substantive planning application for the Mayflower Way project would be submitted before the end of the year.

Angmering Traffic Management Scheme
County Councillor Urquhart confirmed that the Traffic Management Scheme was still on track to commence in the new year. The Deputy Clerk noted that he had liaised with the Highways Department and had been assured that details of the phasing of the works would be made available shortly.

A259 Dualling
Councillor Mountain asked if the A259 works were still due to commence in May 2018. County Councillor Urquhart confirmed that this was her understanding.

Budget & Precept 2018/19
It was noted that the precept figure of £335,500 for 2018/2019 outlined in the Clerk’s report was calculated on the new tax base figure of 3,355, and equated to a band D equivalent figure of £100 per property. It was noted that this was a cash increase of £1.98 per band D equivalent for the year, and a percentage increase of 2%, which was below inflation. On a proposal by Councillor Mountain, seconded by Councillor Bicknell: That the Parish Council precept for 2018/2019 be set in the sum of £335,500 as per the Clerk’s report – unanimously AGREED.

South of Water Lane Development
South of Water Lane application, A/99/17/OUT: on present information, this was not now expected to be determined before April 2018.

Community Grant Applications
On a proposal by Councillor Lee Hamilton-Street, seconded by Councillor Harris: That a grant to 4Sight in the sum of £400 be approved as per the application – unanimously AGREED. On a proposal by Councillor Mountain, seconded by Councillor Lee Hamilton-Street: That a grant to Victim Support in the sum of £150 be approved – unanimously AGREED.

The full Minutes can be read here

13 December 2017

Mrs Irene Grumbridge

We have learned with much regret that Mrs Irene Grumbridge, widow of the late Eric Grumbridge, died last week at the age of 97 years. Irene was a long-standing and much loved member of Angmering WI and had made birthday posies for WI members for many years. Her late husband, Eric, had been a vice-president of The Angmering Society, and both Eric and Irene were long-standing members of St Margaret's Church. We would like to express our sincere condolences to Irene's family. Many of us will have fond memories of both Irene and Eric and the work they did for the village

The funeral service will be held at St Margaret's Church on Friday 22 December at 12.30pm, followed by a private service for family members only at Worthing Crematorium.

11 December 2017

Public Consultation on School Admissions Arrangements 2019/2020

As the admission authority for community and voluntary controlled schools, West Sussex County Council would like to obtain your views on its proposed admission arrangements for children who will be starting or transferring schools in September 2019. This is your opportunity to respond to the scheme of coordination, proposed changes to admission arrangements and published admission numbers (PANs). The Consultation closes on 15 January 2018.

To view the Public Consultation on School Admissions Arrangements 2019/2020, click here.

29 November 2017

Volunteers Wanted

There are many groups of volunteers within the parish that support specific causes about which they feel strongly. There are however a number of organisations, such as the parish council, that need volunteers to provide their energy and time for specific events or actions and it would like to hear from anybody that would be prepared to give their time as and when necessary by forming an Angmering Village Volunteer Bank (AVVB).

If you would be interested in registering for the scheme, please contact Angmering Parish Council and they will take names and numbers of those interested. Once they know that there is going to be some interest, both from volunteers ad organisations, a formal system will be set up and the scheme will be up and running. The Parish Council is currently looking for volunteers to help with:

If you want to volunteer for any of these please contact the Parisg Council office on 01903 772124 (9am-1pm) or Email admin@angmering-pc.gov.uk

29 November 2017

Ecclesden Mill

Thanks to Bill Barwell for this unusual sillouette photo of Ecclesden Mill on Highdown taken yesterday (Sunday) morning:

20 November 2017

Notes from Angmering Parish Council's Minutes of Meeting of 13 November 2017

Church-led Remembrance Service on The Green
Councillor March considered that this was overly religious but it was felt that this was matter for organisers.

Budget and Precept 2017/18
This woulld be decided at December meeting.

Village Volunteer Bank
Council agreed with its establishment.

Parish Newsletter
Would be distributed to all households after 17 November.

The full Minutes can be read here

20 November 2017

Notes from Angmering Parish Council's Community, Leisure, Environment & Wellbeing Committee Minutes of Meeting of 25 October 2017

Speedwatch
The Speedwatch project was failing for a number of factors

Lighting in Mayflower Park
Council agreeable in principle but other factors need to be taken into consideration.

Play Areas
Council reviewing play areas and their usage.

Flower Bed at Greenwood Drive
Council accepted an offer from Cooper Adams for a flower bed at a proposed Greenwood Drive site

The full Minutes can be read here

20 November 2017

Angmering Planning Applications

A/184/17/PL - Change of use from light industrial (B1Business) to commercial gym (D2 Assembly & Leisure). This application may affect the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area at Seymour & Lisle Ltd, The Square. Applicant: Mr M Fricker.

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 November 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".

20 November 2017

School's Christmas Market

The Angmering School in Greenwood Drive, Station Road, will be holding a Christmas Market in its Canteen on Wednesday 22 November from 6pm to 8pm.

There will be a range of craft stalls including homemade cards/gifts - Tombola - Jewellery - Christmas Cards and, of course, Mince Pies and Mulled Wine. They will also be holding a raffle with some fantastic prizes including:

Raffle tickets (£2 per strip) will be on sale on the night but also available now from Miss Tina in the LNC office or Mrs Moppett in main reception.

16 November 2017

Traders' Christmas Night

Angmering Traders will be holding their annual Village Christmas Night on Wednesday 6 December between 6pm and 9pm. Most of the village shops will be open that evening and all roads through the village centre will be closed to traffic.

In addition, there will be the usual funfair in The Square, a tombola in Mavericks Hair Salon, candyfloss, a free Santa Grotto in Cooper Adams, and a superb raffle. Tickets for the raffle are already on sale in various village shops and the draw will take place on Saturday 9 December. Rafle prizes are as follows:

Rest of prizes in alphabetical order of donor:

* All above Lamb vouchers - Lunch or dinner - any Monday to Thursday inclusive from January 2nd to April 30th 2018.

Supporting the Community - Starting this year, the traders want to make their Christmas night even more for supporting the local community. They will be donating at least 50% of the overall profit for the evening to a good or worthwhile cause/causes and they are asking that you nominate who you think deserves to receive this. (The Traders need to carry over a percentage, depending on the overall profit, to go towards costs for next years' evening). There are no complicated forms to complete, all they ask is for you to make a short note saying who you wish to nominate and why. Anything large that may qualify for an external grant or be made available by other means will not qualify. Also groups and organisations will not qualify. This is purely for an individual who must have been a resident of the village for at least the last 2 years. The Traders will look at any genuine request and you can even nominate yourself.

All nominations need to be placed into a sealed envelope and marked "Nomination for traders" and then handed in to any of the shops by the Christmas Traders' Night - 6th December. Please don't forget to include name, address and contact number of both yourself and the person you are nominating. There is a maximum value to be requested which is £300. Awards will be made to as many people as needed to spend the total allocation determined by the evening. The shops are ready to receive your nominations from now. They will be opened together by the traders at a special meeting and a final decision will be made by 6th January, 2018.

13 November 2017

Angmering Planning Applications

A/178/17/OUT - Outline application with some matters reserved for the demolition of existing outbuildings, retention of 1 No. dwelling & the erection of 7 No. dwellings at Crete Nursery, Dappers Lane. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan. Applicant: Ms C Frampton.

A/182/17/HH - Cladding to West elevation at 1 The Cottrells. This application may affect the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area. Applicant: Mr J Baeza.

A/180/17/HH - New vehicular access & turn part of front garden from shingle into block paved driveway. Applicant: Mr C Hossin.

A/183/17/T - Fell 1 No. Horse Chestnut Tree at 1 West Drive. Applicant: Ms Kirstin Oldfield.

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 November 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 October 2017

Snippets from Angmering Parish Council's Community, Leisure, Environment & Wellbeing Committee Minutes of Meeting of 27 September 2017

Bank opposite Village Hall
There was discussion regarding the possibility planting of primroses on the bank opposite the village hall and undertaking groundworks to improve the appearance of the bank. It was noted that the bank would need to be properly surveyed before any works could be carried out, due to the presence of a WW2-era air raid shelter.

Angmering Disability Group
The Group had held its first meeting, which had been attended by two people, at the Angmering Social Club. The Group had been made very welcome and the Club’s facilities were ideal. Only 2 people attended. Thanks to the office for sorting the hedge by the chippy. Report form about the pavement by the level crossing. Office to take to WSCC.

CCTV provision
The Deputy Clerk referred to the concerns raised by residents about anti-social behaviour at Mayflower Park and noted that the Chief Constable and Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP had been informed of these. In view of these concerns it was appropriate to consider the possible installation of CCTV at Mayflower Park and the Community Centre open space. The Committee directed the Deputy Clerk to make enquiries and obtain indicative quotations for the necessary works.

The full Minutes can be read here

19 October 2017

Angmering Planning Applications

A/137/17/HH - Rear conservatory at 4 Watson Grove. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Harris.

A/155/17/OUT - Outline application with some mattters reserved for 3 No. dwellings at Avenals Barn, Water Lane. This application may affect the setting of a Listed building & is a Departure from the Development Plan.. Applicant: Mr K Sanders.

A/167/17/PL - Variation of condition 2-approved plans, 3-delete first sentence from condition, 10-updated landscape strategy plan, 11-updated landscape strategy plan, 13-updated proposed site plan & 19-updated proposed site plan imposed under A/162/15/PL (APP/C3810/W/16/3151980). Land north of Roundstone By Pass Roundstone By Pass. Applicant: Caffyns Plc.

A/169/17/OUT - Outline application with all matters reserved for demolition of existing buildings on site & erection of a mixed use development comprising up to 90 No. residential units, a care home (Use Class C2 & C3) & ancillary facilities including railway crossing, together with associated access, car parking & landscaping (resubmission following A/44/17/OUT). This application is a Departure from the Development Plan & lies within the parishes of Littlehampton & Rustington. Land west of Brook Lane & South of A259 Angmering. Applicant: Store Property Investments Limited.

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 19 October 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".

3 October 2017

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