About Hook

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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.

Annual Village Meeting CANCELLED – 12th May 2021

The 2020 Covid legislation, allowing local government meetings to be held virtually, was not extended by the government beyond 7th May, as expected. Guidance from the local government advisory bodies is that meetings can now only be held face to face.

The Council does not feel there is a practical way to hold this event safely, meeting social distancing requirements for all attendees. It is with regret that the 2021 Annual Village Meeting is, therefore, cancelled.  Presentations from the speakers and answers to questions submitted will be published on our website shortly.

Parish Council Office Closure

Temporarily closed signDue to COVID and as per Government guidelines, the Parish Council has decided to close the office.  All staff will then be working from home and will be available on email and via phone.
Our contact details are as follows:
Phone – 01256 768 687/573
Should you require help with shopping/prescriptions etc, please select extension 201

COVID-19 – Latest help and information

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Hook Parish Council is issuing useful information via our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HookParishCouncil, on the News Section of our App and on the news section of our website https://hook.gov.uk/category/news/news-releases/

For safety guidance whilst using our play areas please see our poster Play Area COVID SAFETY rev 13 Aug 2020

If you are self-isolating, please call the Hampshire Coronavirus Support and Helpline on 0333 370 4000 (calls charged at local rate.) if you need help with urgent and essential tasks such as food shopping or collection of prescriptions.  The helpline is open 9am to 5pm weekdays.  Hampshire Coronavirus Helpline poster
The mental health charity MIND have produced a collection of hints and tips to help you cope.https://bit.ly/3owQhkt
For help or advice with the below please go to  https://www.hart.gov.uk/covid-19
Council tax & benefits Government advice
Health & wellbeing Housing Information
Information for businesses Other District Council services
Waste & recycling


Picture of a dog in a red circle with a line through it with the words No Dog Fouling underneath it.

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.

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

Did you know that Hook Parish Council has a mobile App?  We were the first Council in Hampshire to have an App.  Find events, local organisations, facilities and much much more.

Read more about the App >>

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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Hart District Council

On Thursday (6th May) Polling stations will open for you to cast your votes in the Local Elections. For more information on the elections go to www.hart.gov.uk/elections

Get ready to vote in May 2021: This video explains how to vote in the upcoming elections on 6 May. You will have several ballot papers to complete. For more information visit ... See more

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The Hook Annual Village Meeting will be held VIRTUALLY via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 12th May at 8pm. We are excited to announce that the following speakers will attend the event:
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From today, if you are 40 or over you don't have to wait for a text, you can book your appointment directly now. nhs.uk/CovidVaccination

If you're aged 40 or over, or if you turn 40 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

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