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When it Comes to the Crunch

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Cocking Crunch

Many will have seen the article about Cocking Crunch in the Observer last week, but fewer will have tuned into BBC Radio Sussex's 'Sussex Breakfast' show this morning.

Those who did so will have heard Linda Henshaw explaining the background story and reporting on the phenomenal level of sales, currently running at over 200 of these home-made confections per week.  They will also have learned how the operation relies heavily on the dedicated support of husband Paul who is keeping the shop running while she bakes batch after crunchy batch.

For those who missed the broadcast, click on the forward arrow in the link below* to play the clip and perhaps discover Linda's secret recipe from the Beeb's hard hitting interview.  Better still, get some of your own Cocking Crunch from Cocking Post Office and guess what's in it for yourself.

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* Note: To restart the clip, just refresh the web page. Unfortunately, audio may not be available on some mobile versions of the site.

2012 County Council Election Results

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Locally, which means the Fernhurst Electoral Division, Mr Michael Brown, the Conservative candidate was returned as our local County Councillor. The results of the poll were as follows:

Candidate Party Votes
Mr M J Brown Conservative 1,350
Mr A M Moncreiff UKIP 700
Mr D D Martin-Jenkins Liberal Democrat 339
Mr J T Smith Labour 259

The turnout was 30.00%.

Sunny Day for Elections

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Village Hall as Polling Station

Polling in the County Council Election got off to a sunny start from 7 am today at Cocking Village Hall.  Two very pleasant officials were on hand, but as usual they were far from overwhelmed by the number of voters calling on them.  At 9 am your Editor and wife were one of only two couples casting their votes.

Nevertheless the democratic process was under way and the poll closes at 10pm giving plenty of time for a good turnout.

Chichester Local Plan Consultation

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The District Council is going out to Public Consultation on its Local Plan – Preferred Options in March or April of this year.  Although the Plan itself does not cover the National Park area in which we live, it will inevitably affect us all and therefore you may find the attached article interesting.

Frozen Veg

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Frozen Veg

Paul (We never close) Henshaw, pictured by his frozen product stand outside Cocking Post Office .

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