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Chairman unveils plaque in memory of former councillor

Horsham District Council Chairman, Cllr Peter Burgess, unveiled a plaque in memory of former Steyning councillor, George Cockman, at Steyning Leisure Centre on 10 May. Mr Cockman passed away in July 2016.
Organised by Sue Rogers, herself an ex Horsham District Council councillor, many friends, family members and Horsham District Council councillors attended the unveiling ceremony.
Paying tribute to Mr Cockman, Cllr Burgess said: “George was an independent councillor from 1995 to 2015. He was an excellent Chairman of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee and a very well- liked man.
“He was well known for his community work in Steyning and played a pivotal role in getting Steyning Leisure Centre funded and constructed.
“He was an example to us all, as a man and a councillor, offering dedication, consistency and hard work.”

One comment on “Chairman unveils plaque in memory of former councillor

  1. George was kind and helpful when we worked together on the District Council.. We had some wonderful conversations sharing a love of Sussex & its traditions. I miss him.

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