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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.


Dog Waste Bags

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Our biodegradable Dog Poo bags are available to Hook dog owners, FREE.

If you require Dog Poo bags, please call the office number 01256 768687 to find out where your nearest doorstep collection point is or come in and see us to collect them.

All dog waste can be placed in ANY bin, not just the specific dog waste bins.

Become a Councillor

Are you passionate about Hook?
Do you want to have more of a say in how your precept is spent?
Do you want to help continue to make Hook a great place to live and work?
We have a post election vacancy on the Parish Council to be filled via the Co Option process. Parish Councillors serve a 4-year term. The roles are unpaid (although allowances are available) and you will be required to attend a minimum of 1 Council meeting per month. Additional meetings will need to be attended and the frequency is dependent on which Committees you decide to sit on.
If you are interested, we recommend coming to talk to our Clerk or an existing Councillor and attending some of our meetings, to get a clear idea of what is involved in this valuable and important role. All meetings are open to the public to attend. The meeting calendar and all contact details can be found on our website

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Hook Parish Council App Suspended

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Please be aware that as of the 31st May 2023 this app will be suspended and not available due to the current provider not supporting it anymore.

We are in talks with another provider to migrate the app to them.

In the mean time, please keep up to date via our Facebook page and News page on our website.


Fix My Street

Fix My Street

Issues relating to roads, streetlights, footpaths, verges, potholes, fly tipping etc. should be reported to Fix My Street, as this will be passed on to the correct authority.

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Hook Parish Council

Hook has been a civil parish, with its own Parish Council, since 1932. The council has twelve members, who each represent the whole village. The full council meets approximately once a month, with committee meetings more frequently. Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings, and may address the council under the "Ten Minute Rule" during meetings of the full council.
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council10 hours ago
In just a week's time Jack Hutchinson with his new band and support act No Good Sons will be coming to perform at Elizabeth Hall (Sat 30th September 2023 at 7:00PM) as part of EHMC (Echo Hotel Music Club ) 2023 programme.

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Hook Parish Council1 day ago
Hart District Council has announced that the brand-new play area at Whitewater Meadows in Hook is now open.

The £150,000 play area, funded by housing developer contributions and owned and managed by Hart District Council, it is jam-packed with exciting equipment including a zip line, climbing frames, slides, a seesaw, a roundabout, a trampoline, sensory panels and much more.

It is located between the new Sports Pitches at Green Hart Park (Croudace Development) and The Crooked Billet Pub. Parking for the play area is at the top of Papermill Avenue in the Whitewater Meadows SANG car park.

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Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council3 days ago
The agenda for the Planning and Infrastructure (P&I) Committee meeting being held on 27th September 2023 at 7.30pm in Bartley Room, Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, RG27 9NN is now available on our website.

You will find all of our meeting agendas and cancellation notices here

Members of the public are welcome to attend all Council and Committee meetings and may address the meeting during the agenda item for public speaking. If you wish to raise a matter with Councillors at a meeting, please read our Public Participation Policy here for further information.
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Hook Parish Council3 days ago
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT) who manage Bassetts Mead on our behalf have advised that they will be undertaking gravel works on the River Whitewater so will need to close the car park opposite the Crooked Billet Pub tomorrow. There is an alternative the car park off Doctors Acre near the Dave Deadman Children’s Play area RG27 9UW (What3words location///shops.groups.shadowing)

For those that don't know, the River Whitewater is a chalk stream. Of approximately 200 chalk streams worldwide, 85% of them run through the English countryside. Having this important but rare habitat right on our doorstep, is very special.
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council5 days ago
Hook Parish Council was disappointed to receive a copy of recent publication sent out to parents of Hook Junior School children, stating that County Lines is operating in the Skatepark and are actively recruiting young children into their drug networks. It suggested we have huge issues at the park and children are being offered money, phones and other items such as scooters in order to do jobs for them in the drugs world. This report unsurprisingly caused a large reaction in the public domain, with many parents and members of the public contacting the Parish Council and local Police (Hart North Police) regarding this.

After further consultation with the local Police Sergeant, Hook Parish Council would like to clarify that the information shared on social media and in the School Newsletter is not correct or supported by the Police.

The Police have placed on record that there is no such issue at the skate park and that the Newsletter was sent out without any prior consultation with them to clarify the issues raised. The Police have interrogated all the data they hold about the park and in the last 6 months they confirm there is 1 intelligence log and no criminal offences at all have taken place. The Police have also confirmed that they plan to increase presence in the area in the next 2-3 weeks with foot patrols and will answer any queries that the public may have.

Hook Parish Council also wishes to clarify that the matter of CCTV installation has always been designated for discussion by the Council. Council Officers have investigated not only the equipment needed and associated costs but also the substantial legal framework that must be adhered to when operating CCTV and it is clearly apparent that there must be a pressing and immediate need for CCTV. In light of the information provided by the Police, it is not currently appropriate to discuss CCTV installation, but it will of course be discussed at any point in the future where circumstances dictate that it may be of significant use.

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