Cocking Parish Council

Your Parish Council, Cocking Parish Council, normally meets at 18:30 on the first Monday of every month (except August), while the Annual Parish Meeting takes place in April or May. The current venue for monthly meetings is Cocking Village Hall. Members of the public are generally welcome to attend proceedings, but they may be asked to withdraw for certain items of business.  Should you wish to raise an issue with the Council, please do so in advance so that it can be included on the agenda, as normally only agenda items can be discussed at the meetings.

The Council plus other useful contacts

Name Address Contact Details

Chair
David Imlach

david imlach 

4 Malthouse Cottages, Crypt Lane, Cocking, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 0HP

01730 815384

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David and his wife Sharon have lived in the village for sixteen years although they bought their house a couple of years before as a weekend retreat.  They liked the area so much that when David retired, they made Cocking their home. Prior to retirement, he worked for 36 years for a national electrical retailer - in senior management roles including transport-distribution and building development and maintenance. David also worked with local community affairs and was a director of a Charitable Trust.
Today, David sits on the Parocial Church Council as a representative on the local Deanery Synod and is principal organiser of the annual church fête. He also sits on various other local committees.
In his spare time, David likes playing golf. He is a member of both the Cowdray and Chiddingfold golf clubs and is the organiser of a major Seniors competition covering surrounding counties.
David has four children and many grand children!

Vice-Chair
Peter Craig

peter craig

The Old Coach House, Bell Lane, Cocking, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 0HU

01730 810375

07787 156499

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Peter moved to West Sussex from Weybridge in 2014 having retired from the oil and gas business after 42 years. He spent most of his working life managing contracts and projects in exploration drilling and construction, both onshore and offshore. The construction projects for oil and gas terminals, platforms and pipelines were located both in the UK and overseas. In the latter years he spent most of his time in the Netherlands as a consultant in business development and general commercial management.
Peter and his wife Gill have been married for 41 years and enjoy the Sussex countryside, especially its walks and golf courses. As well as serving on the Parish Council, Peter is Treasurer of the Cocking Village Hall.

Councillor
Leigh Burgess

leigh cresswell

14 The Croft, Cocking, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 0HQ

01730 814795

07926 364276

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Councillor
Richard Marks

richard marks

174 Hilltop, Hill Barn Lane, Cocking, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 0HS

01730 814156

07966 514473

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Councillor
Peter O'Neill

peteroneill

Old Village Hall, Cocking, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 0HN

01730 814879

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Born June 1932 in Chelmsford Essex, Peter was educated at King Edward VI school Chelmsford and Queen Mary University of London. He read Civil Engineering and worked in design and construction for about 15 years before moving to the planning of a national water resource network and from there to thermal and nuclear power construction. Next in engineering and technical research, finally working for the European Commission on the application of information technology to transport systems, with three years in Brussels and further years as a member of a research consortium.

Peter and his  wife Thérèse have lived in Cocking since 1984.

Councillor
Paul Harper

paul harper

45 The Croft, Cocking, West Sussex

01730 814873

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register of members interests

 

Councillor
Frances Russell

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6 Lamberts Yard, Cocking, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 0EU

01730 817539

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register of members interests

 
Frances took early retirement from the NHS in 2002 following a long career, initially in Nursing, where she became Director of Nursing Services /Deputy Chief Executive of Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton NHS Trust, and latterly in General Management. She was appointed as Chief Executive of Sussex Weald and Downs NHS Trust based in Chichester in 1993 and took early retirement in 2002.
Since her retirement she has been actively involved in the voluntary sector as a Trustee of Age UK West Sussex and Chair of The Aldingbourne Trust. She was appointed as Chair of Healthwatch West Sussex in 2013. Frances has also been Chair of Governors at Chichester College and was previously a councillor on Cocking Parish Council for eight years.
Frances has lived in Cocking with her 4 dogs since 1996, but grew up in Luton and to this day is a supporter and season ticket holder of Luton Town FC.

Clerk
Greg Burt

greg burt

46 Highfield Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO22 8PH

01243 862287

07739 506275

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The Clerk to the Council, Greg is the part-time Council's Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer. He is responsible for the Councils' administration, ensuring that everything the Council does is legal, including its finances.
He as a degree in Public Administration, and after 10 years of self-employment, since 1999 has held a variety of positions within Parish and Town Councils in Hampshire and West Sussex, coming to Cocking in the summer of 2014, which he undertakes alongside a full-time role as Clerk to another Parish Council.
Greg enjoys working with communities and in his spare time is heavily involved in a number of community groups in Bognor Regis where he lives.

District Councillor

Caroline Neville

Grevatts, Lodsworth, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 9DL

01798 861420

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County Councillor

David Bradford

The Oaks, Smock Alley, West Chiltington, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 2QX 

07922 865735

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Footpaths:

Mrs Naomi Barnett

Highlands, Bell Lane, Cocking, West Sussex GU29 0HU

01730 812959

 

If you can't find the information you require here, please contact the Clerk to Cocking Parish Council as above.

Parish Council News The Parish Council publishes a newsletter, about once a quarter.  It is hand-delivered to all Cocking residents.

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