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The Agenda and papers for the Cocking Parish Council Annual Meeting on 1st July and minutes from 3rd June are now available (click here).

There have been changes to the composition of Your Council and new declararations of Members' Interests.  Click here to view.

The Parish Council Annual Governance Statement is available on the Transparency page (click here).


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District Council invites you to Join the Let's Talk Panel

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Let's Talk Panel 456 x 285pxResidents across Chichester District are being encouraged to join a special panel aimed at seeking the views and opinions of households in the area.

The Let’s Talk Panel is being launched by Chichester District Council as a way of finding out about the issues that matter most to residents, and gives people the chance to find out about the various consultations and surveys that take place throughout the year. People can sign up and find out more at

As well as the online opportunities, the council will also be organising events and focus groups to give Let’s Talk Panel members the opportunity to get more involved in some of the projects that the council is working on.

“We know how important it is to gather feedback and views from our residents and businesses, which is why we are launching the Let's Talk Panel,” says Councillor John Connor, Cabinet Member for Promotion and Events. “We want to make sure that as many people as possible are aware of the surveys and consultations that we hold. They are often used to help our councillors make key decisions and our councillors will take account of people’s views before making a final decision. Residents’ feedback also helps us to improve our services and identify new ideas and ways of doing things.

“Once people sign up to the panel, we can let them know what's going on and how they can get involved. People can be involved as little or as much as they like, and they can choose what to respond to.

“We can also let panel members know when we will be organising focus groups and events such as coffee mornings. These events will provide an opportunity for residents to find out even more about how they can get involved with shaping some of the work we are undertaking. For example in recent years, we convened a recycling focus group and the residents who were part of it made a real difference to how we approached our recycling campaign, which has been extremely successful as a result.

“I look forward to seeing as many people as possible signing up to our Let’s Talk Panel.”

Residents and businesses can view all of the live surveys and consultations from partner organisations by visiting results can be found at

For further information, please contact Clare Hawkin, Public Relations Officer at Chichester District Council on 01243 534537

Your Views on Cybercrime Needed

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The West Sussex County Council Cybercrime/Online Safety Survey is live.

The Community Safety & Wellbeing Team at the County Council has launched two surveys in order to gather feedback about people’s perceptions and experiences of cybercrime/online safety across West Sussex over the last 12 months. Your response to this survey will help influence how the County Council shape their cybercrime / online safety support work in order to help residents in the future.

You will have 5 weeks in order to complete the survey. The survey will close at midnight on Monday 19th November, 2018.

If you are a West Sussex resident, aged 18 or above and want to make your views heard, follow the link below to complete the Personal Use Cybercrime/Online Safety Survey. The Council need your help to be able to better support their work with the community.

Personal Use Cybercrime/Online Safety Survey Link –

In addition, the Council are also seeking feedback from business managers / owners to help support them. If this applies to you, you are also invited to complete a separate survey to answer questions around business activity.

Cybercrime/Online Safety Survey for Businesses & Organisations Link –

Centurion Way is marching towards Cocking

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You may have cycled along the the much used Centurion Way that already runs from Binderton to West Dean.  A 6 km extension, running north from West Dean to the South Downs Way at Cocking is being planned and the public are now invited to view the plans.

The viewing will take place at Cocking Village Hall on 24th October between 3 pm and 7 pm.  Full details are to be found in the Village Calendar / Upcoming Events entry for that date.

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