Angmering Village Life

News Archive

November 2007





Lottery Bid Latest

WE WON!

 Neil Rogers-Davis, 2007

It is with the greatest pleasure that we have learned this afternoon that the Angmering Parish Council Skatepark project achieved the most votes after yesterday's telephone poll and accordingly has won the £80,000 grant from the Big Lottery's People's Millions Fund.

Congratulations are due to the Parish Council for the enormous amount of hard work they put into this project and others who have contributed. However, thanks must go to everyone in the village and the surrounding districts for their votes and their help in encouraging friends and families far and wide to vote for the Angmering project.

(28 November 2007 - 6.30pm)

Angmering Planning Applications (List 47)

A/176/07/TC - Reduce the height of 3 conifers by 25% within the Angmering Conservation Area at Dolphin Cottage, The Square. For Mr Michael Pearn.

A/177/07 - Proposed front porch / extension at 71 Old Worthing Road (East Preston). For Mr Wiggins.

A/179/07/TC - Fell group of Sycamore trees within the Angmering Conservation Area on the Embankment R/O 2 Chapel Walk, Mill Road Avenue. For TT Davies.

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 20 December 2007.

(29 November 2007)

VOTE TODAY FOR £80,000 BIG LOTTERY GRANT

Telephone Voting No. for Angmering Project is: 08702 433 802

Vote up to 10 times from standard BT landline for no more than 10p per call

Lines open - only today - between 9.00am and midnight

Further details of project

(28 November 2007)

Community events this week

Here are some events for your diary this week:

Support Angmering's Peoples' Millions Lottery Bid for an £80,000 grant for a skatepark and other youth facilities on Wednesday 28 November. Further Details.

The monthly Village Market will be held this coming Saturday (1 December) at the Village Hall between 9.00am and 1.00pm. Your favourite foods will hopefully be there such as Hempstead Foods (wonderful pies & sausages!), Sticky Fingers (cakes) , Cocoa Loco (for the chocoholic), East-West Bakery (organic breads), The Incredible Edible Gingerbread Company (which says it all!), local Hammerpot Brewery (beers) and the Iron Railway Vineyard (from Surrey). Additionally, Christmas shopping from the large variety of Craft Stalls selling Jewellery; Cards; Pictures and Frames; House Signs to order; Patchwork; Soaps; Candles; Pot Pourri; Aloe Vera products; Baby Clothes; Hand painted China ……. and more. PLUS Plants and Hanging Baskets. If anyone requires more details or would like a stall at the market, contact Val Jerram on (01903) 774247.

Later on Saturday evening (1 December), the Community Film film this month is the Christmas classic "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" (1946) starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. The film starts at 7.00pm (doors open 6.45pm) at the Village Hall. Tickets £5. Mulled wine and mince pies will be on sale.

(25 November 2007)

Angmering Break-Ins

There were four reported break-ins in Angmering last weekend. These occurred at Manor Nurseries, St Margaret's School, Roundstone Car Centre, and a van in Station Road. In the last case, £2000 worth of tools were stolen from the van. For fuller details of these incidents, click here to view the Worthing Herald report.

(21 November 2007)

Snippets from Parish Council Finance Committee Minutes of Meeting on 31 October 2007

The following budgets for 2008/9 were agreed for recommendation to the P&R Committee

1. Planning Committee - Agreed to recommended to P & R Committee £5000.00 for IT equipment, £ 500.00 for legislation/documentation.

2. Highways Committee - Agreed to recommend to P & R Committee £5500.00 for street lighting, £2100.00 for street light electricity, £2800.00 for street light maintenance, £2000.00 for dog and litter bins, £3000.00 village enhancement, £1000.00 for Christmas road closures, £2000.00 for village gates. This budget had been prepared by Councillor Bicknell and the Village Gates were his idea. The Chairman said that the gates could only be included if there was agreement from the Highways Committee.

3. Environment and Leisure Committee - Agreed to recommend to P & R Committee £ 520.00 for allotment rent, £ 500.00 for arts and drama, £5000.00 for newsletter, £5400.00 for public toilets, £7000.00 for maintenance contract, £1000.00 for St Nicholas Garden, £1500.00 for Water Lane site, £1500.00 for Palmer Road recreation ground, £ 500.00 for trees/tree warden, £1000.00 for village enhancement, £6000.00 for highway flowers, £1000.00 for notice boards/street mapping, £ 500.00 for signage/occasional items, £1000.00 for village green, £ 150.00 for war memorial, £ 400.00 for pocket park maintenance, £ 250.00 for Fletchers Field, £30000.00 for Community Centre running costs, £ 4000.00 for Youth projects.

The Chairman believed that the requested additions to earmarked funds of £8000.00 for the Palmer Road Pavilion and £4000.00 for the Kickabout area required to be justified by the E&L Committee with an outline plan of the works needed.

(21 November 2007)

Angmering Planning Applications (List 46)

A/162/07 - After demolition of existing house, change of use to temporary vehicle storage & car parking for Chandlers' use only, not for public purposes at Phares Courtledge, High Street. For Chandlers Garage (Worthing) Ltd.

A/164/07 - Proposed extension to the byre at Cressingham Cottage and internal alterations to make garaging secure. Cressingham Cottage, Weavers Hill. For Mrs C King & Mr C Stirrat.

A/165/07/L - Application for Listed Building Consent for proposed extension to the byre at Cressingham Cottage and internal alterations to make garaging secure. Cressingham Cottage, Weavers Hill. For Mrs C King & Mr C Stirrat.

A/166/07 - Front elevation ground floor extension to kitchen at 35 East Drive, Ham Manor. For Mr & Mrs C Gilaberte.

A/172/07 - Side extension & alterations to form rooms in roof space at 69 Mill Road Avenue. For Mr C Oatway.

A/173/07 - Form new porch / store at rear to contain fridge / freezer at Santa Maria Restaurant. For Ms Edwards & Mr Fernandez.

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 13 December 2007.

(21 November 2007)

Snippets from Parish Council Highways Committee Minutes of Meeting on 1 November 2007

Honey Lane - A meeting had taken place between Darren Rolfe of WSCC Highways Department and Julian Shindle of the Allotment Society to discuss the Honey Lane right of way. It was agreed that we would get a costing from B & M Contractors for the resurfacing and then see what grants would be possible. .

Traffic Issues - 20mph Speed Limit - The WSCC had still not made a decision regarding the Villages that would take place in the mobile speed indicating devices project, they hoped to have a decision by the end of November. A259 Crossing - A decision still had not been reached regarding the proposed footpath from the Angmering School to the Toucan crossing, it was still dependant on the discussions between WSCC and Hargreaves.

Street Lighting - A259 Footbridge - Councillor Paul Bicknell had received an email from Peter Bradley of WSCC stating that they could contribute £1000 towards the £2000 cost of a new light on the northern side of the footbridge. The Committee agreed that the balance of £1000 plus a £200 contingency fund would be met from the Highways lighting budget. Cumberland Road - Councillor Paul Bicknell asked that Bob Swift of WSCC lighting department be contacted to have a look at the area and suggest what lights would be suitable.

Road Closures - The full road closure notice for the Traders Evening on 5th December had been received. The Committee asked that the office now order the required signs plus installation and de-installation, the total cost for this is £470 and will be met from the Village Enhancement Fund.

Post Box at corner of High St/Roundstone Lane - The exterior design for this post box was studied and agreed at the previous Highways meeting. Mr & Mrs Holland had stated that they would cover the cost of the special bricks to be used. Following Mr Kay’s letter of 21st October 2007, the Committee agreed that Mr Kay be asked to produce detailed construction drawings of the post box, based on the agreed exterior design, at a cost not to exceed £150. Mr Kay is to ensure that the drawings comply with all Post Office requirements.

Barriers in the Twittens - The Committee discussed the situation regarding cycling in the Twittens but felt that if any further barriers were installed it would inhibit the use of wheelchairs and pushchairs. Councillor Paul Bicknell agreed to organise a walkabout for all members of the Committee to have a look at the problems and review the signs that were currently in place. There is a gap to the side of the barriers of the Twitten that comes down to Water Lane that needs to be looked at.

2008/2009 Budget - The budget was discussed and item 4102 was increased from £2100 to £2600. The budget included two additional items: 1. Road Closures for Traders Evening in December. 2. Village Gates, a proposed traffic calming measure, which is to be investigated to see if this item would have the desired effect and where it would be positioned. The budget is expected to cover the cost of one set of gates. If installed these gates would be monitored to see if they are having the desired effect and whether it would be worthwhile considering the installation of further gates. The budget was agreed by the Committee.

(15 Novemberr 2007)

Angmering Planning Applications (List 45)

A/167/07 - Loft conversion to include two traditional flat roof dormers at 3 Lilian Terrace (Poling). For Mr & Mrs MJ Smith.

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 6 December 2007.

(14 November 2007)

Lottery Bid Update (1)

As announced in our news article on 2 November (see below), Angmering Parish Council’s bid to win an £80,000 lottery grant for a skateboard park for the youth of the village will take place live in the ITV Meridian South news programme on Wednesday 28 November at 6.00pm. A public vote will take place to decide the winning bid, so we would ask all people in the village and surrounding area to vote for this Angmering youth facilities project. We will not know the telephone vote number until the day of the vote but it will then be published in the Daily Mirror, on the Big Lottery website, here on the Angmering Village Life website and, of course, when the film goes out at 6:00pm. Telephone voting lines will be open from 9.00am to midnight on 28 November. It is understood that up to 10 calls can be made from any telephone line.

Today, ITV News came to Angmering to do the filming. Below are a few photos from the shoot. For more photos of the shoot and project click HERE.

  Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis
  Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis Copyright: Neil Rogers-Davis
(13 November 2007)

Square closed to traffic

The Square will be totally closed to traffic this Sunday between 11.45am and 1.00pm while a Remembrance Day church service is held around the war memorial. This will affect all roads leading to The Square.

(9 November 2007)

Youth Coffee Bar opening

A new facility for young people over the age of 13 is opening in the centre of Angmering every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 9.30pm commencing Thursday 15 November. This is a Youth Coffee Bar which will open at the Vestry Hall adjoining St Margaret's Church car park. There is no entry fee and coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cold drinks, crisps, biscuits, sweets, etc will be on sale.

The Coffee Bar is being run by a totally independent group of people which has no connection or links to the church or church youth group, or part of any other organisation.

(7 November 2007)

Angmering Planning Applications (List 44)

A/152/07 - Conversion of detached triple garage into one bedroom cottage at 12 Lansdowne Way. For Mr & Mrs P Reddick.

A/157/07 - Rear conservatory at Badgers, Ham Manor Way. For Mr L Newbon.

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 29 November 2007.

(7 November 2007)

St Margaret's Church

PUBLIC NOTICE

St Margaret's Church, Angmering

It is proposed to move to a new position within the Gratwicke Chapel memorials to the following people:


Philadelphia Jupp (died 1822)
Jukes Harrison Kinleside (died 1803)
Jane Croker (died 1821)
William Gratwicke Kinleside Gratwick (died 1862)


If any relatives of these people have any observations as to this proposal, would they please send them to the Rector, The Revd Cannon Mark Standen, St Margaret's Church, Arundel Road, Angmering BN16 4JZ by 6th December 2007.
(7 November 2007)

Angmering wins Big Lottery chance

Angmering Parish Council’s bid to win an £80,000 lottery grant for a skateboard park for the youth of the village received a massive boost when it was announced yesterday that the project had been shortlisted to take place in an ITV Meridian South news programme with a public vote.

Angmering’s bid will be pitted against another youth project in Christchurch and viewers will be invited to vote for one of the projects on Wednesday 28 November 2007, the day the programme is broadcast. The projects will be featured during the 6.00pm news programme and the voting lines will be open from 9.00am to midnight on that day. The one that receives most votes will be declared the winner and will be offered the £80,000 grant.

The Angmering project would use a piece of land at the south end of Bramley Green (beyond the housing) to create a designated play area and skateboard park for the young people of the village and surrounding area. The grant would be used to purchase and install a new skate facility. Filming of Angmering’s project will take place by ITV in the middle of November.

We hope that as many people as possible will vote for the Angmering project on 28 November and we will be letting you have further details of the project and telephone number for the vote nearer the time.

(2 November 2007)

Mr John Hazlehurst

It is with much regret that we learn that Mr John Hazlehust, husband of Angmering's District Councillor Julie Hazlehurst, died suddenly at his home last night. We would like to express our sincere condolences to Julie and her family for their sad loss.

(2 November 2007)