Angmering Village Life
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.