Happy New Year
The Councillors and Staff of Parish Council wish all of our residents a Happy New Year. We have lots of activities planned for the coming year, so look out for updates in the usual places – Hook Focus, noticeboards, our website, the Hook App and on our Facebook page.
Community Christmas Lunch
At the time of writing, the 2019 Hook Community Christmas Lunch is in the final stages of planning. Thank you to all the residents and businesses, who have either donated time, money or goods to this event.
Become a Parish Councillor
Would you like to become a Parish Councillor? There is currently a vacancy for a Councillor. If you have a strong interest in your local community, would like to help shape the future of Hook and influence what residents’ money is spent on, then this may be the role for you.
The closing date for applications is Friday 30th January 2020
For more information and how to apply, please go to our Website, Facebook page or the News section on our App. Alternatively, please contact the Executive Officer, Anne Atkins, for more information or a chat about this rewarding role.
A big ‘thank you’ to Hortus Loci for providing the magnificent Christmas tree at Grand Parade. Thanks also to Sandra Tidy (The Base) and Marian Bright, who organised decorating the tree and the ‘Carols Round the Tree’ service on Saturday, 7th December. Hot chocolate and mince pies were given out to everyone, who came along to join in the fun. It was a lovely community get-together and had a large turnout for this annual festive event.
Hook Neighbourhood Plan
We have been advised that the court date for the Judicial Review will be 21st January 2020. As this date is after the copy deadline for the February Focus, we hope to provide an update regarding the outcome in the March Edition. Any interim updates will be available on our website, Facebook page etc.
Recycling Christmas Trees
Between Saturday 4th January and Sunday 2nd February, Hart District Council has free recycling collection points for real Christmas Trees. Please take your tree to the local collection point and place it in the cordoned-off area. Hart’s team will remove the trees on a regular basis during January. The Hook collection point is located at:
- Crossways Manor Car Park, Hook (by Whitewater Surgery)
There are other collection points across Hart District. Please contact Hart on:
01252 622122 or www.hart.gov.uk/waste-recycling for more information.
If you subscribe to Hart District Council’s Green Waste Recycling Service, you can put your tree out fo collection with your Green Bin..
Echo Hotel Music Club/Hook Live
The first event of 2020 will be Brave Rival, who will be recording a Live Album at Elizabeth Hall on Saturday, 18th January from 7pm – 11pm.
The second event will be Jack J Hutchinson Band and the Nile Deltas at Elizabeth Hall on Saturday, 1st February from 7pm – 11pm.
Diary Dates for 2020
- Hook Live/Echo Hotel Music Club presents Brave Rival Live Album Recording Elizabeth Hall on Saturday 18th January from 7pm – 11pm.
- Hook Live/Echo Hotel Music Club presents Jack J Hutchinson Band and the Nile Deltas at Elizabeth Hall on Saturday 1st February from 7pm – 11pm.
- Hook Live/Echo Hotel Music Club presents Never The Bride at Elizabeth Hall on Saturday 7th March from 7pm – 11pm.
- Hook Live/Echo Hotel Music Club presents Austin Gold at Elizabeth Hall on Saturday 1st April from 7pm – 11pm.
- Annual Village Meeting at Hook Community Centre on Wednesday, 29th April 2020 from 8pm – 10pm.
- Hook Live/Echo Hotel Music Club presents RHR and Irene Rae at Elizabeth Hall on Saturday 16th May from 7pm – 11pm.
- Hook Village Show at Hartletts Park on Sunday 5th July 2020.