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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

Lost cat

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This is Boris, a two year old cream burmese cat, who went missing late Saturday afternoon. He loved hunting and frequented the fields between Weavers Hill, Water Lane and The Avenals.

If anyone has seen him or may know of his whereabouts please phone the owners on 01903 771767. If people living in that area could check their sheds there is just a chance that he could have got shut in.

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Update: Sadly Boris did not survive a collision with a vehicle in Roundstone Lane.

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7 April 2015

Flower and Produce Show 2015

It's that time again to start planning your entries for the 2015 Angmering Flower & Produce Show. This will take place on Saturday 27th June at 2.00pm at Pigeon House in the High Street.

There will be approximately 80 classes falling within various categories including Flowers, Vegetable & Fruit, Floral Art, Children's Section, Home Made Cookery, Arts & Crafts, and the Fun Section. Certificates will be awarded in all sections and there are some 20 trophies to be won. Teas and cakes and craft stalls will add to the enjoyment of the afternoon.

Watch out for the posters, schedules, and entry forms which will be out soon and available from many outlets in the village.

4 April 2015

Angmering Planning Applications

A/23/15/OUT - Hybrid application - Full Planning Permission for a retail unit (Class A1) comprising 1,487sqm (1022sqm ground floor and 465sqm mezzanine) with associated access, car parking, servicing, landscaping & associated works. Outline Planning Permission for a public house (Class A4) comprising 581sqm at ground floor level. Land south of New Road (A259) and East of Brook Lane. Applicant: SDB Investments Limited, CDP Ltd & Marks & Spencer Plc. This 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 23 April 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".

4 April 2015

Angmering's new UK Youth Parliament member

Angmering School student Sebastian Maxted has duly been elected to represent the constituency of East Arun, Worthing & Adur as the Deputy Member of the UK Youth Parliament (DMYP). After relinquishing his West Sussex Youth Cabinet position, having won the majority of youth votes in the Angmering constituency, and after being runner up in the Youth Parliament vote, he will serve as deputy for this year and take on the full roll of Member of Youth Parliament the following. Sebastian will continue in his role of the Vice Chair of Arun Youth Council.

The UK Youth Parliament, run by young people for young people, aims to give 11-18 year olds in the UK a voice that will be heard by local and national government, and others who have an interest in the views and needs of young people, to bring about social change.

Sebastian, who lives in Angmering, made the following comments:

"I'm really proud to have been voted in by the youth of East Arun, Adur & Worthing to represent them in the UK Youth Parliament and l can't wait to get to work on both the issues that I put forth in my manifesto and any new ones that are brought to me by my constituents. I feel The UK Youth Parliament is a wonderful opportunity which promotes an excellent forum for young people and forces those whom govern our country to recognise and consider the opinions of the our generation; a great example of where we deserve to be heard is over tuition fees and also perhaps youth services. I just want to let all those whom voted for me know I am very grateful and thankful."

Also elected from the Angmering School to serve as West Sussex Youth Cabinet members were Jake Pettman and Aaron Alexander.

1 April 2015

Quiz Night success

Angmering in Bloom Association's Spring Quiz Night on Saturday 21 March was a success with nearly 60 people attending. Nearly £300 was raised towards Angmering in Bloom projects.

The winning team was "Incomers" who retained their title with 80.5 marks. The team (see photo below) included Brian and Jenny Hong from Cornerways Dental Practice, one of the Association's Sponsors. Each winning team member received a bottle of wine donated by Angmering in Bloom.

The teams were welcomed to the Quiz Night by Chairman, Julia Phelon, on behalf of Angmering in Bloom. Questions were set by Phil Leverick, and covered topics such as 'Firsts' and 'Bell', as well as the usual picture round. The Association again wishes to thank its Sponsors and local Businesses for generously providing some excellent raffle prizes and everyone who attended for their support.

29 March 2015

Snippets from the draft minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council on 9 March 2015

Village Fair
The Chairman noted that a Royal Charter had been granted in 1384 by Richard II which, among other things, allowed for the holding of a village fair on the feast and vigil of Saints Peter and Paul. It was noted that this would involve holding the fair on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 June, which was impractical due to other events taking place in the local area. Following discussion, it was noted that Saturday 25 July would be the most suitable date, having regard to the summer holiday season. On a proposal by the Chairman, seconded by Councillor Oldfield, it was unanimously AGREED that the Summer Fair should take place on Saturday 25 July 2015 and that arrangements for this should be put in hand forthwith.

Community Land Trust
The Chairman reported that a number of parties interested in reviving the putative Community Land Trust had had a productive initial meeting, and had formed a Steering Group to take matters forward..

St Nicholas’ Garden Archaeological Dig
The Chairman advised that a time plan for the dig is currently being produced. She was delighted to announce that an archaeologist from the Mary Rose museum would be present, and that replica items from the Mary Rose exhibition would be available for inspection.

Annual Parish Meeting
The Clerk noted that the Annual Parish Meeting will take place on 27 April 2015, at which Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne will be present.

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

28 March 2015

Angmering Planning Applications

A/18/15/HH - Proposed oak garage & workshop at Kelston House, Roundstone Lane. Applicant: Mr M Brunning

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 April 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 March 2015

Neighbourhood Plan 'made'

At the Full Council meeting of 11th March 2015, Arun District Council resolved to 'make' the Angmering Neighbourhood Development Plan along with those of East Preston, Kingston, and Rustington. This means that these Neighbourhood Development Plans have been brought into legal force, and form part of the statutory Development Plan for those areas.

12 March 2015

Dog Fouling

Dog fouling has got noticeably worse in Angmering in recent months in all areas, and there have been some disgusting cases reported in the local social media. This is disappointing as one would have expected a decrease in the problem as dog owners are educated in the associated health hazards and the need to clean up after their pets.

The Parish Council are reminding dog owners and walkers that it is a criminal offence, carrying a fine of £60 to £1,000, to allow your dog to foul in any public place and not clear up after it. It is their intention to push for prosecution of irresponsible dog owners and and are urging all residents to be vigilant and report to the Parish Office all instances of fouling so that appropriate action can be taken.

It seems that the majority of offenders are evening and late night dog walkers who obviously believe they cannot be seen failing to clear up during hours of darkness.

12 March 2015

Angmering Planning Applications

A/19/15/PL - Variation of conditions 3, 5, 6, 8 & 21 imposed under A/125/13/ for approved plans, external floor space of retail stores, non-food retail warehousing, internal area of non-food bulky goods retails units & materials & finishes. This application also falls within the parish of Rustington. Land south of A259 and west of Mill Lane, Rustington. Applicant: Store Property Investments Limited

A/21/15/HH - Single storey rear extension at 1 Mayfield, East Preston. Applicant: Mr S Chant

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 April 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".

12 March 2015

War Memorial - new names added

People passing through Angmering yesterday morning may have seen some activity around the war memorial. This was stonemasons carving the names of two Angmering-based soldiers killed in WW1, but whose names had been omitted from the memorial. The names of Harry Pulman and Albert Walsha were added after their residence in Angmering before joining the Army was discovered early last year.

Harry Pulman
Private, 1st/4th Royal Sussex Regiment. Wounded in action in Galipoli and died on 11 November 1915, aged 22. Born in Cricklewood in 1893, the son of Harry and Gertrude Ann Pulman. Buried in the Pieta Military Cemetary, Malta (grave D.V.2.). Pre-war occupation: Farm worker living at Avenals Farm, Angmering (Census 1911). Harry Pulmun was the uncle of current Angmering resident, Richard Hance.

Albert Walsha
Lieut Walsha was killed in action on 18/09/1918. He served with the 9th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Grave Reference II. H. 12.Cemetery. Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon. The Worthing Gazette (9 Oct 1918) reported “News has been received that Lieutenant AA Walsha of the Norfolk Regiment whose home was at Kinnoull Cottage [High Street, Angmering] was killed in action on the 18th September. The youngest son of Mrs C Walsha and the late Mr Herbert Walsha the deceased officer was just over 30 years of age and has seen twelve years’ service in the Regular Army. He was wounded in September 1917. He leaves a young wife having been married only in May of this year."

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Credit for the execution of adding of the names must go to Angmering Parish Council whose administrative staff have spent much time and effort dealing with The War Memorials Trust, Arun District Council (planning permission), and the stonemasons after the initial research work by Richard Hance and Neil Rogers-Davis.

7 March 2015

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