About Hook

  • 'Sedges' sculpture in Holt Park

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.

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.

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 minutes ago
As the weather turns chillier it’s time to ensure all your exposed pipes (be it in your loft or outside) are lagged and protected from frost.

Did you know you can get pipe lagging, tap protectors and other water saving devices for free from South East Water ?

Go to https://orlo.uk/QomIB for more information
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council2 days ago
The next COPS (Commissioner’s Oversight of Policing Services) session on Facebook will be on Thursday 2nd December at 6pm.

Hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) - Donna Jones. This month residents will be able to ask the Chief Constable, Olivia Pinkey, questions during the online event.

If you'd like to submit a question in advance you can send it to opcc@hampshire.pnn.police.uk by 12pm on Monday, November 29 or call 01962 871 595

The session will be recorded and shared on the PCC’s website after the event.
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Hook Parish Council added 2 new photos from 25 November at 02:00.5 days ago
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas ….

With a month until Christmas, our festive elves (contractors) have been busy putting all our Christmas lights up in the village. The tree will be put up and decorated tomorrow and all the other lights will be switched on by the end of the week.

You will notice that some of the motifs on the lamposts are different this year. Sadly, five of our motifs have reached the end of their life and were uneconomical to repair, so we are trailing a few new ones this year. We do hope you enjoy the berry motifs just as much. We would love to hear what you think of them.

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