Area News

Christmas is Coming

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Christmas Fair FlierAnd one sign of the impending festivities is that events are being held to help us prepare for the season.

One such is The Christmas Fair at Ditcham, which will benefit good causes including our own  Cocking Church's St. Catherine of Siena Building Fund.


Reward for Information on Vandalism to War Memorials

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Crimestoppers LogoMany 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.

Get Filled in on Roadworks

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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%.

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