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Angmering Traffic Management Scheme

Further to our article of 3 February, this is a reminder of what is happening between 12 February and 8 June 2018 (subject to impact of weather conditions); the measures include:

During the works, temporary traffic lights and road closures to through-traffic will be required for the safety of the public and workforce. Diversions will be in place. Pedestrian access will be maintained and businesses will be open as usual.

The new traffic calming measures are being funded through developer contributions (known as section 106 contributions) of around £360,000.

23 February 2018

Angmering Planning Applications

A/4/18/PL - Re-organisation of Hole 9 to incorporate the provision of a pond at Ham Manor Golf Club. Applicant: Ham Manor Golf Club Ltd.

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 15 March 2018.

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 February 2018

Angmering Traffic Management Scheme

This is a reminder that roadworks commence on Monday 12 February in Station Road. These roadworks will continue throughout the villa until 4 June 2018. Further to the Schedule of Works published on this page on 4 January, the dates of these works has changed and the current dates are as follows. However, this latest schedule lists only ROAD CLOSURES and not other works on the roads where there may be just lane closures and traffic lights.

8 February 2018

Cala Homes supports Angmering charity

Angmering-based cancer support charity, Cancer United, has received £750 funding from CALA Homes for its support bus as part of the housebuilder's new Bursary scheme.

Cancer United provides advice and support to locals affected by cancer. Founded in 2012 by Jan Sheward, the charity offers support groups and a specialist cancer exercise facility. The donation from CALA Homes has been used to help maintain Cancer United's support bus, which provides mobile support around the community. The CALA Community Bursary was launched last year and the housebuilder invited local charities, organisations and groups to apply for help to fund projects which make a vital difference in and around their communities.

John Kennedy, Regional Managing Director for CALA Homes South Home Counties, said: "After receiving lots of amazing applications from many worthwhile causes, we faced an incredibly tough decision when selecting the final successful groups for the Community Bursary initiative. Cancer United does wonderful work supporting locals who have been affected by cancer and plays a vital role in helping them get their lives back on track following diagnosis and throughout treatment and recovery. With community firmly placed at the heart of CALA, Cancer United perfectly mirrors this ethos. We are delighted to provide this funding for the charity's support bus and hope that this will help it continue its wonderful work in the community."

Jan Sheward, founder and trustee at Cancer United, said: "We are thrilled to have received this funding as part of CALA's Community Bursary. Cancer United aims to act on behalf of the community by providing a link between clinical care and community support, working on other aspects of care, such as mental health and dementia care. Our support bus specifically supports the elderly affected by cancer, where they can visit us and have a cup of tea and chat. This donation means that we can maintain the bus and continue to reach out to this group in the community." For more information on Cancer United visit www.cancerunited.org.uk.

CALA Homes is an award winning, upmarket housebuilder with developments across the region and is currently building some 200 homes at their Cresswell Park development in Roundstone Lane Angmering. For more information, visit www.cala.co.uk.
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5 February 2018

Angmering Planning Applications

A/219/17/PL - 12No. Social dwellings for Angmering Community Land Trust, including two communal bike stores, a pedestrian mews and orchard. Land east of Windy Ridge, Mayflower Way. Departure from the Development Plan. Applicant: Angmering Community Land Trust.

A/2/19/HH - First floor extension over existing single storey extension & extension of existing side facing dormer. Malindi, The Thatchway. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Mahon.

A/3/18/PL - Change of use of land to storage (B8 Storage or Distribution), erection of barn & hardstanding (resubmission following A/111/17/PL).Land at Arundel Road/A27. Applicant: Mr Burrell.

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 22 February 2018.

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 February 2018

Community Film Show

The next film at Angmering Community Centre will be "DUNKIRK" (PG) (2017) which will be shown at 7.45pm on Saturday 10 February (doors open 7.30pm). poster

The film stars Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance and has been awarded Three Golden Globes, had 18 Wins and received 97 Nominations, In May/June 1940, 400,000 British soldiers are holed up in the French port town of Dunkirk. The only way out is via sea, and the Germans have air superiority, bombing the British soldiers and ships without much opposition. In desperation, Britain sends civilian boats to try to evacuate the beleaguered forces. This is that story, seen through the eyes of a soldier amongst those trapped forces, two RAF fighter pilots and a group of civilians on their boat, part of the evacuation fleet.

TICKETS: £5.00 From Community Centre Office, Angmering Framing and Stitches or at The Door on the night.

3 February 2018

Snippets from Angmering Parish Council's Minutes of Meeting of 15 January 2018

Angmering Traffic Management Scheme

The Vice-Chairman welcomed Tom Collins of WSCC Highways and his colleagues from Balfour Beatty Living Places to the meeting. Mr Collins gave a brief explanation of the scope of the works, which were due to take place between 12 February 2018 and 4 June 2018. The following matters were confirmed, in response to questions from Councillors, representatives of the Traders’ Association, and the public:

• The schedule of works circulated earlier on the date of the meeting was now final.
• Details of the road closure dates and locations would be published on the Parish Council website in the next few days.
• Traffic diversion routes would be clearly signposted.
• Stagecoach had been notified of the forthcoming works and diversions to the No. 9 bus route would be publicised by them in due course.
• Access for pedestrians, occupiers and the emergency services would be maintained at road closure sites at all times; closures would be kept to the minimum possible time needed to carry out works, and would be removed at weekends.
• Vehicular access to Mill Road and Mill Road Avenue in particular would be maintained throughout the planned closure, as the junction with Station Road was the only route for vehicles into and out of these roads.
• Vehicular access to Angmering Medical Centre and the attached pharmacy would be maintained throughout the planned closure, although vehicular traffic might have to use the signposted diversion route to get to the Medical Centre.
• Signs confirming that the village businesses were open as usual throughout planned road closures would be provided by WSCC and Balfour Beatty.
• In the event that particular phases of work were completed ahead of schedule, subsequent phases would be brought forward wherever possible.
• The planned installation of a raised surface at the pelican crossing in the centre of the village was now to be carried out in conjunction with an upgrade to the traffic signals – the dates for this piece of work were not yet finalised.

Old BMW Chandlers' site
Mr Henderson (a member of the public) asked whether there was anything further to report regarding the former Chandlers BMW site. The Clerk noted that discussions were ongoing with the site’s owners concerning their intentions for its redevelopment. More would be known on this by the summer.

The full Minutes can be read here

30 January 2018

Evening opening proved great success

The trial adults only evening at Tea in the Square last night (Thursday) proved a great success with all seating having been sold and with excellent feedback from those who attended.

Accordingly, the next evening event will be held on Thursday 8 February between 7pm and 10pm. They will again be serving wine, lager and prosecco in a cosy atmosphere - perfect for couples and friends to get together. The charcuterie platters will again be served comprising cold and cured meats and cheeses (available at £5 per person) but these will need to be booked and paid for in advance. If you are interested in attending that evening, please contact Tea in the Square by visiting them or phoning them on 07958 109106 as soon as possible as places will be limited.

It is intended to repeat these evenings once a fortnight (on Thursaday).

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26 January 2018

Classical Guitar Concert in Angmering

Master of classical guitar, Mark Jennings, will be performing the great classic virtuosos at St Margaret's Church this coming Saturday (27 January) at 7.00pm. It promises to be an exhilarating evening of some of the finest music for Spanish and Classical guitar. Mark has performed on Classic FM and on the BBC, His programme will include Tarrega's Receuedos de la Alhambra, Albeniz's Granada, Rodrigo's Adagio, J.S.Bach's great Chaconne, and Cavatina (theme music to the Deer Hunter).

This is a rare opportunity to see one of the best players around today performing in the U.K. Not to be missed.

"Exquisite performance. Bravo." (Classical Guitar Magazine) "Wonderful technique, and captivating musicality." (Yorkshire Post) 'Brilliant Recital.' (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

Mark has been playing classical guitar for most of his life having started lessons from an early age. He attended the London College of Music, studying classical guitar performance with Carlos Bonell. He later had lessons (privately) with Gary Ryan (Royal College of Music), Graham Devine (Trinity College of Music), and Craig Ogden (Royal Northern College). As a student Mark performed in many public international masterclasses, and since leaving music college he has enjoyed performing in many parts of the UK. During the 1990s he combined his enthusiasm for performance with studies at Birkbeck College (University of London) from where he holds a BA (hons) degree in History, Philosophy and Politics. After graduation, his interest in philosophy took him to University College London where he was awarded an M.Phil and Ph.D in philosophy. Mark is based at Christ's Hospital, and continues to have a busy musical life. See also Mark's website at https://markguitarjennings.wordpress.com/

Tickets £12 (£8 for students) are obtainable on the door or by calling 01903-784459. Refreshments will also be available.

22 January 2018

Trees in Square to be pollarded

Angmering Parish Council has issued notification that the lime trees on The Green in The Square will be lopped during the week commencing Monday 22 January. No doubt people will comment that the pollarding has been overdone but, based on the previous pruning, they will undoubtedly regain their shape within a couple of years.

19 January 2018

Parish Council staff vacancy

Angmering Parish Council, who describe themselves as "a very forward thinking council", have a vacancy for a full time Assistant Clerk on a temporary 6-month contract, with a salary up to £30,000 p.a.

Further details can be found at http://http://www.angmeringparishcouncil.gov.uk/news/entry/job-vacancy-assistant-clerk-6-month-temporary-contract

11 January 2018

Consultation on the Main Modifications to the Arun Local Plan (2011-2031)

The Main Modifications to the Arun Local Plan and supporting documents are being made available for representations over a six week period starting on Friday 12 January until 5pm on Friday 23 February. This follows on from the Arun Local Plan Examination hearings held in September 2017.

Representations can only be made on the Main Modifications to the Plan, as opposed to the plan in its entirety. During the period of representation, the following documents can be viewed:

The documents, along with details of how to respond are to be found on the Council's website from 12 January 2018, on the following page: www.arun.gov.uk/current-consultations. This includes access to the online portal (http://arun.objective.co.uk/portal) where you are advised to provide comments.

Hard copies of the Modified Local Plan (January 2018), table of Main Modifications and table of Additional Modifications will be available from all local libraries, Bognor Regis Town Hall and the Arun Civic Centre.

All representations must be received by the Council no later than 5pm on Friday 23 February 2018. Only representations received within this period will be considered by the Planning Inspector.

11 January 2018

Shop opens for adults only evening

Tea in the Square, in the village centre, will be opening for an adults only evening (7pm-10pm) on Thursday 25 January 2018. They will be serving wine, lager and prosecco in a cosy atmosphere - perfect for couples and friends to get together. There will be charcuterie platters with cold and cured meats and cheeses (available at £5 per person) but these will need to be booked and paid for in advance. If you are interested in attending that evening, please contact Tea in the Square by visiting them or phoning them on 07958 109106 as soon as possible as places will be limited.


The cosy atmosphere at Tea in the Square

Owners Anne-Marie and Helen hope to make this a regular event, depending on the success of this evening, and say that it will be lovely to see you. The evening also happens to be the second anniversary of the shop's opening although the evening is not intended to be a celebration of that event.

5 January 2018

Angmering Traffic Management Scheme - Implementation Dates

The dates of the Angmering Traffic Management Scheme have now been made available and will cause disruption through parts of Angmering from 12 February through to 4 June 2018. Thirteen phases have been identified which will include 2- and 3-way traffic lights and complete road closures. Some road closures such as the 4 day one between the Station Road roundabout and Greenwood Drive/North Drive (southern end) will cause a major disruption to motorists.

A schedule of the works plus maps can be viewed here. A PDF file (13MB) will be opened. Notwithstanding that, below is Schedule without the maps:

4 January 2018

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