Many Cocking villagers will be aware of the RAF Bomber Command War Memorial in Green Park that contains a major sculpture by local artist Philip Jackson. You can refresh you memory by looking at our article on the Memorials unveiling from less than a year ago. The bad news is that two recent acts of vandalism have taken place at the Memorial along with a simliar attack at the Animals in War Memorial in nearby Park Lane. The sculpture itself does not seem to have been targeted, but slogans were painted defacing nearby walls.
Today, 6th June, the crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers have offered a potentially substantial reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the vandalism at the two war memorials. For further information see the Crimestoppers website.
As you may know, West Sussex County Council are responsible for of all of the county's roads with the exception of the A27 and M23/A23 trunk roads which are managed by the Highways Agency. The Council have recently launched a new West Sussex Highways website (in collaboration with their contractor, Balfour Beatty Living Places) with the intention of giving the public up-to-date information on the services they provide in maintaining the public highways.
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:
|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%.