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Tell SID about Speeding in Cocking!

Written by Administrator on .

SIDIt has taken over two years and a lot of determination to overcome many obstacles, but a SID (Speed Indicating Device) has at last made its first appearance in Cocking.

Here we see Councillor David Imlach and fellow villager Angus Manson, members of a team of volunteers, manning the device which they have set up by the Children's Playground on the southbound lane of the A286 in Cocking.  The device will remain in Cocking for the rest of the month and return thereafter, every two to three months.  The team hope that it wll make a significant contribution towards eliminating the chronic problem of speeding through the village.

Our first image shows that a minority of drivers will ignore the speed limit even when re-inforced with SID.  The second shows quite a different aspect of traffic speed.  Unlike motorists, it was noticed that passing cyclists generally accelerated as they approached SID.  A matter of pride perhaps.

SID and a cyclist

Playground Improvements

Written by The Editor on .

Following a successful application, Cocking Parish Council has secured a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery towards improvements to the village playground.

Further details will follow, but in the meantime here are some pictures of colourful new equipment that will be appearing in due course.

[Equipment images courtesy of Wicksteed Playgrounds]

Playground roundabout

Playground ski sticks

Playground table

Orange Blames the Trees for Signal Loss

Written by The Editor on .

Today some local Orange Mobile customers received texts from the parent company, EE.

The texts said "You may have experienced problems recently with service in Cocking. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. We have now fixed the issue. For further details http://bit.ly/1zejcxa data charges apply."

The link from the texts to EE's 'Community' web site (not a site many would be aware of, and not one that Orange Customer Service seem to have directed many complainants to over the last 10 weeks) reveals this interesting post from Ed_H, Community Manager.  It was posted on Tuesday 28th October and updated the next day.

EE Community Article

 

Possible Improvements to Playground

Written by The Editor on .

We have learned that the Parish Council has applied for grant funding for the children’s playground to cover some necessary restoration of certain features, which although maintained in accordance with annual safety audits have nevertheless deteriorated during the 21 years since the playground was opened.  In addition, several new installations are proposed, all of which promise to be very appealing to our children – and those who visit from neighbouring parishes.

The application is for £10,000 – the maximum available under this funding heading, Awards for All – which would cover nearly all of the cost.  The Council would if necessary be able to meet the small extra sum if the quotation is accepted in full.
It is unlikely that a decision will be announced before mid-January, and the proposed work would be completed within two or three months.

Update: 18 Nov - The good news is that we didn't have to wait for January.  See this article.

Is the Orange Signal Back?

Written by The Editor on .

Full Orange SignalWonder of wonders, this afternoon Frances Russell and I held a conversation with each other over the Orange/EE network without any clever technology to help us.  A bit sad perhaps given that we are such near neighbours, but the point is that there was a strong mobile phone signal.

Let us hope that it is back for good.

Bollards!

Written by The Editor on .

New keep left traffic bollardsA new street light and replacement 'Keep Left Traffic Bollards' have just been installed on the A286 pedestrian refuge as part of an upgrade to Cocking's road furniture and lighting.

The new bollards are designed to spring back if hit by passing traffic and may therefore last longer in good condition than their predecessors.

Work on the electricity supply to the street light next to Cocking Post Office continues, making it impossible to use a stretch of the pavement.

Please continue to support your local shop despite the inconvenience.

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