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Remember, Remember!

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2008 Bonfite PosterIt's time again for the ever popular village event, the annual Village Bonfire and Fireworks.

Villagers will have received envelopes for donations towards the Sports Pavilion Project and can hand them in the Post Office.  There will also be a bucket collection on the night.

So turn up, enjoy the evening and let's hope the weather is good.

Village Fete Cancelled

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Unfortunately, due to the adverse weather conditions, the Cocking & Bepton Fete, due to be held on 6th September, had to be cancelled.

Water, water everywhere

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Dripping tapThe miserable summer continues with heavy rain and even a clap or two of thunder.  No doubt the organisers of the Cocking & Bepton Fete are hoping that the weather will change by next weekend.  In the meantime there was not a drop of water to drink from our taps when Cocking woke today to find that it was affected by a major burst water main.
Apparently Southern Water were already working on repairs to the burst first thing in the morning, but the supply was not restored until the afternoon.

It's Summer Again

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The PresidentAs usual steam engines have been sighted in the village, this time on their way to the Steam Fair at the Weald and Downland Museum at Singleton over the weekend.

The machine pictured towing a Jeep is 1905 Burrell Road Locomotive No. 2789 called 'The President'.  It has three gears, weighs 16 tons and has an 8 HP steam engine. It stopped in the lay-by, perhaps to gather strength for Cocking Hill and eventually left the village in a puff of steam - almost literally.

Parish Meeting 2008

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Cocking's annual Parish Meeting was held in the Church on Thursday 15th May.  It was attended by 34 including Frances Russell, Chair of the Parish Council and the meeting and two other councillors.

Pohjonen Concert Attracting Interest

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Kimmo PohjonenYou may have seen the handbills or the posters in neighbouring villages publicising the upcoming concert.  Interest, however, is not only local.

Organisers of the Kimmo Pohjonen concert on Tuesday 13 May, Mark & Sue Ringwood who live in Singleton, have reported unprecedented media interest in the performance.As one might expect it has been featured in Farmers' Weekly, and on BBC Radio's Farming Today, but on Thursday 24 April the Daily Telegraph will be carrying a feature, and the Independent's Janet Street-Porter is coming to the village to review the performance.

The regional television stations of Meridian, and BBC-TV South are all set to preview the event.

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