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.

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.

Hook Parish Council has a mobile App! Find events, local organisations, facilities and much much more.
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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 Council7 days ago
There are still a few tickets left for Hook Players latest production at the Elizabeth Hall, which has its debut night this Friday, 20th May.

There are three more shows after that on 21st, 27th and 28th May.
Tickets include a fish and chip supper and can be bought at
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council1 week ago
A reminder that the Community Centre car park is closed TODAY, for the Hook Fun Run. It will re-open from 5pm.
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council2 weeks ago
A reminder that the Community Centre car park will be closed and the barrier locked from 5pm TODAY, in preparation for the Hook Fun Run tomorrow.

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