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.

2021 Annual Village Meeting

The 2020 Covid legislation, allowing local government meetings to be held virtually, was not extended by the government beyond 7th May, as expected.  The Council took the decision to sadly cancel the 2021 Annual Village meeting.

However, our guest speakers have kindly adapted their presentations so they make sense without a narrative.  Their presentations and the answers to questions submitted in advance can be found here

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
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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.

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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.

Go to Fix My Street website >>

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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 Council3 hours ago
In many ways, a person's disability is always invisible when they're in a vehicle. So, the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower has partnered with National Highways, who manage England’s motorways and major A-roads, to ensure that people with a non-obvious disability feel confident, that they will receive the help they need, if they break down or need assistance.

If you get into trouble on the motorway, contact National Highways first, and then a breakdown provider. Use a free roadside emergency phone or call 0300 1235 000. You can also text National Highways for roadside assistance on 0730 283 600.

Tell the operator, that you are a member of the Sunflower scheme, they can make sure all the recovery and emergency services are aware that you have an invisible disability.

National Highways Traffic Officers are often first on the scene in an emergency on a motorway or major A road. Displaying the Sunflower sticker, or magnet, on the rear of your vehicle will indicate to traffic officers that you may require additional support. The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower for vehicles is free to road users in England and can be ordered from the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower store. https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/nationalhighways
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council2 days ago
Hampshire is renewing its Children and Young People's Plan in 2022. The plan is used to help transform the future of children and young people in Hampshire, supporting them to thrive and achieve their full potential.

They are collating the views of parents, carers, professionals, and other stakeholders, so that they can set priorities that reflect the needs of Hampshire's children and young people.

The survey asks about what you think is good about raising or working with children and young people in Hampshire, what you think is not so good, and areas where improvement should be

The survey closes at midnight on Sunday 7th November 2021.
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council3 days ago
Are you or do you know anyone aged 11 to 18 who would like to make their voices heard to a wider audience? The UK Youth Parliament is seeking nominations for the next two-year term of office.

The closing date is 29th October 2021

For more information and how to apply go to https://www.hants.gov.uk/News/20211004-parliament

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