Angmering Village Life
...... well to the village anyway! John Lawson's Circus - an All Human Spectacular - is coming to Angmering next week and its heated Big Top will be erected at Palmer Road Recreation Ground (off Arundel Road). The performances are as follows:
|Monday 30 April||7.00pm only||All Seats £5|
|Tuesday 1 May||4.30pm and 7.30pm||All Seats £6|
|Wednesday 2 May||4.30pm||All Seats £6|
The circus features aerialists, balancers, crazy capers, funny clowns, gymnasts, high-level escapology, juggling, plate spinning, wild west pastimes, wire walking, and much, much more ! For more information visit their website at www.johnlawsonscircus.co.uk Tickets will be on sale from the circus box office at Palmer Road Recreation Ground from 9.00am from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 2 May.
It has been many years since we had a circus in Angmering so it is hoped that as many people as possible will support this initiative from Pat Turner and Angmering Parish Council
A/30/07 - New windows in East and West elevations, revised proposals for tile hanging (Amendment to previous approval A/145/04). New Plot south of Flint Cottage, Roundstone Lane. For L.C. Nicholas 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 17 May 2007.
Angmering has suffered a spate of graffiti in the village. This has consisted of damage to the gravestones in St Margaret's, memorial benches in The Square, and wooden benches in Fletchers Field. A youth has been arrested and has admitted 8 offences. It is understood that he is not an Angmering youth.
The next community film will be comedy drama "THE HISTORY BOYS" (UK 15) starring Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour and Stephen Campbell Moore. This all-British award winning film, adapted by Alan Bennett from his play, centres around a grammar school in the north of England in the '80s where eight pupils are preparing for their post-A-Level Oxbridge entrance exam. The eccentric, poetry-loving Hector (Richard Griffiths) is their favourite teacher, but the ruthless, results-oriented techniques of new colleague Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore) seem more likely to help the History Boys impress their examiners. The History Boys can be enjoyed by everyone, from a Cambridge-educated boffin to someone who just wants a laugh. You'll end up being drawn in by each character, hoping for their successes, and being moved by the relationships depicted in the movie. The film will be shown at Angmering Village Hall on Saturday 12 May at 7.00pm (doors open 6.45pm). Tickets cost £4.50 (but see below for special offer) and are available from Angmering Framing & Stitches and Woodies News, both based in The Square. Tickets may also be available at the door but are subject to availability as numbers are limited Refreshments (drinks, sweets, ice creams, etc) will be on sale and there will be an intermission.
The final community film show of the season will be "MISS POTTER" (UK PG) starring Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and Emily Watson. This is the heart-warming period movie about the life of the artist, story-tellerand author of children's books, Beatrix Potter, and is highly recommended for anyone who's been wanting a poignant, feel-good film. Beatrix loved drawing woodland animals as a girl and telling stories about them to her maid and younger brother. Despite her mother's stolid opinion against her adroit hobby, Beatrix displays her fortitude as a young woman trying to get a publisher. The film will be shown at Angmering Village Hall on Saturday 2 June at 7.00pm (doors open 6.45pm). Tickets cost £4.50 (but see below for special offer) and are available from Angmering Framing & Stitches and Woodies News.
Special Offer: While the tickets for both films cost £4.50, anyone buying tickets for both films at the same time will be able to purchase the two for only £8.00, a £1.00 discount.
It is hoped that as many people as possible will attend these final film shows. Hopefully, if they are are well attended, Angmering Community Association will be able to finance the showing of films in the Autumn and into 2008.
Following the funeral service at Worthing Crematorium yesterday for John Healey, the fisherman drowned two miles off Littlehampton a few weeks ago, the floral tributes have been placed around Angmering War Memorial by his family. Although John lived in Durrington, he grew up in Angmering and a number of family still live here. I think the flowers are one of the best and most moving displays I have ever seen - a wonderful display of designs and colours. The flowers obviously represented John's interests and hobbies - a fish, a boat, an anchor, a Brighton & Hove Albion shirt, a rifle, and much more. Photographs do not do them justice, but the three below may give you an idea how beautiful they are. I would like to thank John's family for sharing them with us.
A/41/07 - Shed to store play equipment at Angmering Village Hall, Station Road. For Angmering Village Pre-School.
A/47/07 - Proposed pitched roof rear extension to form kitchen, utility room and enlarged bedroom with en-suite & roof modifications to form two bedrooms & bathroom at 21 Water Lane. For Mr D Linton.
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 10 May 2007.
Cafe Feliz in The Square has started serving cooked English Breakfasts, from 9.00am in the morning, but I understand that shortly they may be opening even earlier. Additionally, they are now serving English Cream Teas with home-made scones in the afternoon.
Angmering Manor Hotel in the High Street is from today providing a variety of spa therapy and body treatments by their dedicated Beauty Therapist using the "Spa Kind" Dead Sea product range. Bookings may be made by calling (01903) 859849.
Oval Racetrack - Councillor Sue Smith reported that the Planning & Conservation Committee had some concerns with the Oval Racetrack and District Councillor Julie Hazlehurst was investigating race day schedules and noise levels.
Proposed Community Centre - A quotation of £1960.00 plus VAT has been approved for drawings which may be used for planning permission application and for public consultation. Councillor King said that some members of the Management Team want to change the plans. They had been told to make any objections known during the public consultation period.
Car Parking during Church Re-Ordering - Councillor Richard Hance advised that the Church were planning a 1st September 2007 start date. Councillor King has asked the Highways Committee to look into village parking and construction site access. It was suggested that part of Fletchers Field could be used as a village car park. It is anticipated that the work will last for 9 months.
Road Closure Costs - The cost of the road closures for the Traders Evening and Remembrance Service will cost up to £1000.00 and no money was allocated in the 2007- 08 Estimates. The Committee suggested that this issue is now a Highways Committee responsibility and that Highways and Environment and Leisure find the money from their budgets to cover the costs.
A/37/07 - Conservatory at Roxana, North Drive. For Mr & Mrs Brookes
A/40/07 - Loft conversion at Kenton, Arundel Road. For Mr & Mrs D Stibbs.
A/45/07 - Installation of white PVCu double glazed Edwardian style conservatory at 16A Cumberland Road. For Mr CJ Horn.
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 3 May 2007.
The names of the candidates for the District and Parish Councils Elections on 3 May 2007 have now been published by Arun District Council. They are:
District Council - Angmering Ward (3 seats)
Paul Andrew Bicknell (Cons)
Julie Susan Hazlehurst (Cons)
Mike Hill-Smith (UKIP)
Dudley Michael Wensley (Cons)
Angmering Parish Council (13 seats)
Steven Charles Mountain
Nigel Henry Nunn
Susan Angela Smith
Christine Ann Stepney
As there are 13 seats on Angmering Parish Council and only 8 candidates standing, it would appear that it will not be necessary to hold a Parish Council Election.
A/36/07 - Proposed single storey rear extension and internal alterations at 6 Arundel Road. For Mr J Gill.
A/39/07 - Erection of 2 No. parasols to existing garden area at The Woodman Arms, Hamerpot. For Fuller Smith & Turner Plc.
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 26 April 2007.
Noticeboards & Village Maps - The licence for the Map in Roundstone Lane had been issued and that it should be sited within the next couple of weeks. Two new notice boards have been ordered (one for Bramley Green and one for Downs Way) and should be delivered shortly.
Proposed Community Centre - Councillor John King reported that three meetings had taken place with the newly formed Management Team. There had also been two meetings of the Community Centre working party at which the Terms of Reference for the Management Team had been agreed. The elevated plans are currently being drawn up by FFBA Ltd., Architects, and should be available week commencing 2nd April. Copies will be on display in the Library and the Parish Council office.
Village Events - Councillor Nigel Nunn reported he was still progressing with the Best Garden competition but was still seeking sponsorship. ASRA intend to hold a Fun Day sometime in June with American Style Wrestlers.
Peoples' Millions Lottery Bid - The Committee agreed that a bid for funding would be made for a Skateboard/BMX Park in Bramley Green.
The Live Project - The Committee agreed that we would move forward with this project. The first step will be to book a date in the village hall where Impetus Consulting can give a brief overview to Parishioners and then brainstorm to see what initiatives the village wants to see.
There are two community events taking place this coming Saturday, 7 April.
In the morning, the monthly Village Market returns to the Village Hall and its car park. Anybody who went to the first two markets will confirm that they have been an outstanding success. Stall holders from both West and East Sussex will be selling some fantastic produce - meats, pies, bread, cakes, quiches, cheese, jams & chutneys, beers, plants, etc. Additionally there will be a wide range of craft stalls providing added interest. Refreshments will also be available. Car parking spaces for buyers will be available in the Angmering Medical Centre. The Market opens at 9.00 am and continues to 1.00 pm (Note revised times). Admission to the Market is free.
In the evening, the Angmering Community Association continues its monthly film shows. The film on Saturday will be "Casino Royale" [PG13] starring Daniel Craig as James Bond and Dame Judi Dench as "M". This is Craig's first film as Bond and he has been described as the best Bond since Sean Connery and the first who could actually act! The film itself has been hailed as the best Bond film since "Goldfinger" in 1964. The show starts at 7.00 pm and doors open at 6.45 pm. Tickets are priced at £4.50 and available in advance from Woodies News or Angmering Framing & Stitches. Tickets may be available at the door but are subject to availability as numbers are limited. Refreshments (drinks, sweets etc) will be on sale and there will be an intermission when reasonably priced ice creams, tea and coffee will also be on sale.