About Hook

  • Crocuses at the War Memorial

Hook is situated in the district of Hart, in north east Hampshire. It is a large village (in 2011 the population was 8,334) lying astride the A30, just to the north of the M3 at Junction 5, about six miles from Basingstoke.

The village is bounded on the east side by the picturesque valley of the River Whitewater, and to the south by two areas of common land – Hook Common and Bartley Heath.

Bartley Heath is an area of wet heathland designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is particularly remarkable for the presence of the rare Marsh Gentian.

Bartley Heath and Hook Common are easily accessible from the village and are a great place to enjoy wildlife. For more information visit the Hampshire Wildlife Trust‘s website.

Hook has a busy community life – find out more from the links on the About Hook menu to the left of the page.

Hart’s 2016 Parking Survey

Hart are currently undertaking a Parking Survey until the end of June.

Please follow the link below and let them know your thoughts.


Hook_In_Bloom_logo Hook In Bloom has a new website detailing all the plans for 2016.

 Latest News: Enter one of the Hook in Bloom Competitions this summer. Read More >>

Recent Facebook Posts

Don’t forget to enter your friends or neighbours floral feats into Hook in Bloom – visit http://www.hookinbloom.org for an entry form

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Funds have arrived from the Tesco #bagsofhelp initiative for In Bloom so village planting will increase over the coming months

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Feel tired and need pampering? Support Hook Village Halls and come along to Pamper eve 7pm on Fri 24th – tickets from enquiries@hookvillagehalls.org..

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Timeline Photos

FORKS AT THE READY IN CROOKED BILLET Hook in Bloom supporters laid down their gardening forks and lifted their eating irons in support of Hook..

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Recent News Items

Neighbourhood Plan

neighbourhood_plan_logoThe Hook Neighbourhood Plan is being prepared. The Neighbourhood Plan will guide the future development of Hook, in conjunction with the Hart Local Plan. See the Hook Neighbourhood Plan website for more information and to find out how you can be involved.

Hook Taxi Bus

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The Hook Taxi Bus is now running a scheduled service between Holt Park and the centre of Hook.