Parish Council Chairman’s report
At the full Parish Council meeting on 7th March we were able to finally approve the budget for the Multi Media project for the Village Centre. This will replace the stage lighting equipment with a state of the art LED system, controlled and programmed by a new lighting desk. It also features a new Visual Projector and screen system to facilitate a Film Club operation, including a comprehensive sound system and mixing desk.
The council also approved the creation of two working parties, the first to liaise with the Developer on the production of the Master Plan, and the second to co- ordinate the various village events we plan from time to time within the village. The village event working party is a re- generation of the Tangmere Action Group (TAG), which was established to provide a conduit between residents who wanted to be involved with activities and the Parish Council, who would front such activities.
The subjects TAG would get involved in will be: Summer Fair, Christmas Fair, Pop-Up Café, Film Nights, village dinner events and social evenings, and the Christmas tree in the Co-op carpark. The advantage of doing these under the umbrella of TAG is that there will be the support of a number of people to help, rather than being left to individuals to organise.
On that basis, if residents wish to join TAG on an informal basis, making suggestions and helping arrange events, then please let me know or let the Parish Clerk know your details. I will arrange a TAG stand at the Spring Fair on 11th May at the Village Centre so pop in and talk.
The closure of the One-Stop shop was a blow to the community facilities in Tangmere. Whilst Chichester District Council (CDC) refused the Parish Council the right to nominate the building as an “Asset of Community Interest”, we are being advised on progress relating to a Post Office for the village. This may result in the Post Office sharing a building within the village, but no clear plans have emerged so far.
We are not being consulted in relation to what happens to the One Stop building, so we will let you know just as soon as some concrete plans are shared with us.
Plans to resurface the Village Centre car park have now been approved by CDC with the granting of planning permission. We now move onto selecting a contractor to complete the works, and will then make arrangements to deal with the disruption such major works will cause.