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Website is 10 Years Old

Written by The Editor on .

Hail or snowCocking.org, your local website, is ten years old today.   We went online to report on the unveiling of the Cocking History Column by Lady Cowdray ten years ago yesterday, on 14th April 2005.

Many will remember the unveiling and the lunch in Manor Barn that followed.  And who can forget the freak hailstorm that created a beautiful white backdrop and stopped all the traffic up and down Cocking Hill for a while.

There was no hail on the 14th this year although there was a heavy mist hanging over the Downs in the morning.

We publish the picture of the column surrounded by hailstones again as a reminder and thank everyone who has followed Cocking events through this website over the last decade.

Four Councillors Returned without a Vote

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As there were only four nominations for the seven vacant places on Cocking Parish Council, the vote, due to be held on 7th May, will no longer go ahead.  Uncontested elections are by no means rare in small communities and the council can operate after 7th May as its quorum for meetings is a mere three councillors.

However, the number of councillors may be increased or even made up to a full complement by the co-option of extra members at a later stage.

The official notice tells the story:

Election Notice

SID News

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The Speed Indicator Device (SID) was used again on the weekend of the Goodwood 73rd Members Meeting - 21st to 22nd March, on both the Saturday and the Sunday between  8.00am and 10.00am.
During those two hours on Saturday, 1,001 vehicles were counted driving through the village, of which 18 decided to exceed the 30 mph speed limit, the fastest travelling at 43mph.
On Sunday 825 vehicles passed through during the same period, of which 22 decided to ignore the 30mph limt, the worst hitting 50mph.  Also on Sunday there was a high volume of horse boxes on the road.  These caused big tail backs and kept the speed down.
Over the weekend nearly all those ignoring the limit were young drivers and many drivers gave a "thumbs up " with only one giving an opposite sign.
Very few bikers passed through Cocking, and they were contained in slower traffic.

David Imlach who is orgaising the use of SID hopes to have SID back for May 2nd, which is the first of the Goodwood Breakfast meetings.

Tell SID about Speeding in Cocking!

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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

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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

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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

 

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