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Church Fete 2017

Written by The Editor on .

This popular annual event takes place this year on Saturday 2nd September 2017 - Gates at Cocking Rectory, open at 2pm
We are hoping for a lovely sunny afternoon!
Last year saw the introduction of two new stalls: the Hot Dog Van, and Fitzcanes with their delicious ice-cream.
Amongst many others, there will of course be the usual super cake stall.
Please bring friends and family, and come along to share in this great village afternoon!
Help needed
All sorts of help are needed:
  • putting up the marquees on the Rectory lawn (August 24th at 6pm)
  • helping out on one of the many stalls or events during the afternoon
  • helping to clear up afterwards
Donations are welcome from Saturday August 26th: Please put all your donations in the large marquee.
Please bring your cake donations on the day from 10am.
Unfortunately we cannot accept very large items, or any electrical goods.
For offers of help and more information, please contact
David Imlach at Cocking 01730 815384
Sheila Ryan at Bepton 01730 716300

Co-option Vacancy for a New Councillor

Written by Administrator on .

As a by-election has not been called for, the current vacancy on Cocking Parish Council can now be filled by co-option.

The appropriate Notice of Co-option Vacancy shown below is also attached and can be downloaded.

Co-option Notice

Download this file (201708 Cocking Cooption Notice.pdf)Co-option Notice[Notice of Cooption Vacancy for a Parish Councillor ]14 kB

Minerals Local Plan under Scrutiny

Written by The Editor on .

West Sussex County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority are working in partnership to prepare a new Joint Minerals Local Plan for West Sussex.  This will replace the existing Minerals Local Plan (2003). We have now submitted the Joint Minerals Local Plan to Government to be tested for soundness and legal compliance. Please find attached a letter providing you with further details of this, as well as a Statement of Submission, setting out where and how documents can be viewed.


Download this file (20170615 JMLP Stakeholder letter - Submission June 2017.pdf)Letter to Stakeholders[A letter explaining the latest position of the draft Minerals Local Plan.]101 kB
Download this file (20170615 Statement of Submission.pdf)Statement of Submission[Official notice and detrails of public access to the documents]60 kB

Draft Mineral Local Plan Consultation Under Way

Written by The Editor on .


To quote the attached joint letter from the South Downs National Park Authority and West Sussex County Council,

"The draft plan has been published prior to its submission to the Secretary of State to allow representations to be made on its ‘soundness’ and ‘legal compliance’.  
Representations can be made up until 5pm on Monday 13 March 2017.
Following this period, the Plan and supporting evidence base, and the representations received will be considered by a Government-appointed Planning Inspector, at an examination-in-public to be held in summer 2017.  Once adopted, the Joint Minerals Local Plan will provide the basis for making consistent land-use planning decisions about planning applications for minerals development."


Statement of Representation Procedures

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