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New Parish Council minutes from September and the agenda for the October Meeting are now available.

The latest External Audit of the Council's Annual Return has also been posted on the Parish Council's  'Transparency Information' page.

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Humidity: 87%

Wind: 17.70 km/h

  • 18 Oct 2017

    Rain 15°C 10°C

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Scattered Showers 16°C 11°C

Urgent Call for Help with 2017 Bonfire

Written by Administrator on .


The Cocking Bonfire and Fireworks night will be on Saturday 28th October this year.  If you have enjoyed this event in previous years we need your help. In order for it to go ahead we rely solely on volunteers from the village. If we do not have enough volunteers we legally cannot run the night. Currently we do not have enough to proceed and if we do not get any more the fireworks will be cancelled this year.  We therefore would implore you to lend a hand and help keep this great community event running.  There are many jobs to be done - some large and some small and any help is appreciated. Some of the jobs you could help with are:

  • Building the bonfire the weekend before the event
  • Helping to set up tables, make mulled wine and get ready for the event
  • Collecting donations at the gate
  • Making cakes to sell
  • Helping behind the bar selling cakes and drinks
  • Marshaling whilst the fireworks are on
  • Tidying up the hall afterwards

This is a lot of work for just a handful of people, but the more that offer to help the less there is to do.  If you can help us with anything at all, please get in touch with us using the details below.

Alessandra (Allie) and Adam Keefe
Bluebell Cottage, Bell Lane
07940 795025

Church Fete 2017

Written by The Editor on .

This popular annual event takes place this year on Saturday 2nd September 2017 - Gates at Cocking Rectory, open at 2pm
We are hoping for a lovely sunny afternoon!
Last year saw the introduction of two new stalls: the Hot Dog Van, and Fitzcanes with their delicious ice-cream.
Amongst many others, there will of course be the usual super cake stall.
Please bring friends and family, and come along to share in this great village afternoon!
Help needed
All sorts of help are needed:
  • putting up the marquees on the Rectory lawn (August 24th at 6pm)
  • helping out on one of the many stalls or events during the afternoon
  • helping to clear up afterwards
Donations are welcome from Saturday August 26th: Please put all your donations in the large marquee.
Please bring your cake donations on the day from 10am.
Unfortunately we cannot accept very large items, or any electrical goods.
For offers of help and more information, please contact
David Imlach at Cocking 01730 815384
Sheila Ryan at Bepton 01730 716300

Co-option Vacancy for a New Councillor

Written by Administrator on .

As a by-election has not been called for, the current vacancy on Cocking Parish Council can now be filled by co-option.

The appropriate Notice of Co-option Vacancy shown below is also attached and can be downloaded.

Co-option Notice

Download this file (201708 Cocking Cooption Notice.pdf)Co-option Notice[Notice of Cooption Vacancy for a Parish Councillor ]14 kB

Minerals Local Plan under Scrutiny

Written by The Editor on .

West Sussex County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority are working in partnership to prepare a new Joint Minerals Local Plan for West Sussex.  This will replace the existing Minerals Local Plan (2003). We have now submitted the Joint Minerals Local Plan to Government to be tested for soundness and legal compliance. Please find attached a letter providing you with further details of this, as well as a Statement of Submission, setting out where and how documents can be viewed.


Download this file (20170615 JMLP Stakeholder letter - Submission June 2017.pdf)Letter to Stakeholders[A letter explaining the latest position of the draft Minerals Local Plan.]101 kB
Download this file (20170615 Statement of Submission.pdf)Statement of Submission[Official notice and detrails of public access to the documents]60 kB

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