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Cocking Friendly Society BannerA proposal to move the Cocking Friendly Society Banner  from its current resting place in the Bell Tower of St. Catherine's Church, Cocking was discussed at this evening's Parish Council Meeting (9th September).

The Council agreed that the Banner, dating from 1876 and restored in 1998, would be more readily accessible for viewing by the public in Cocking Village Hall and there was even the suggestion that it should be 'paraded' on its journey from the Church.  The fine details were however far from finalised.

The Council formally agreed to co-opt Peter O'Neill as a councillor and to endorse the current set of financial regulations.

Although this was a fairly short, hour long, meeting, a wide range of topics were discussed, including:

  • Progress on the Hyde Martlett development of 18 dwellings at The Croft, which appears to be on track and well-managed.
  • Surfacing of the path leading from the development to the Sports Field.
  • the use (and possible cost) of the Council using electronic planning application documents instead of paper.  This would represent a cost saving move for the Planners, but one which would require Cocking Parish Council to use an overhead projector, screen and laptop to view the plans.  Grants may be available apparently.
  • Lack of progress with traffic management (speed control) and the safety problems preventing the introduction of a SID (Speed Indicating Device).
  • Quotes for weed spraying the new allotment site, which it is now thought should be ready for handover to users in November.
  • The support contract and future uses of the 'Cocking Community (laptop) Computers' that have been lying unused in store for a considerable time.
  • The draft of the forthcoming edition of the Parish Newsletter.

Further details on these and other subjects discussed will be found in the official minutes when they are published by the Council in due course.

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