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.

Parish Council Office Closure

Temporarily closed signDue to COVID and as per Government guidelines, the Parish Council has decided to close the office as of 12 noon Wednesday 4th November 2020. 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 will be 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 and to support the national restrictions, will be open throughout November from 9am to 5pm

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


Community Safety Survey

survey imageHook and Odiham Lions have kindly offered to distribute the surveys to every household in Hook by the end of November.

The form is gummed and has a FREEPOST prepaid reply address on the back, to make returning easy.   You can download and print copies or complete it online at https://hook.gov.uk/surveys/.  This survey is per person, not just per household, so all members of your household respond.    The closing date for returning the survey is 5pm 14th December 2020.

The results of the survey will help the Community Safety Working Group understand the type of unsolicited activities which are of concern to residents and to look at ways of ensuring Hook remains a safe and enjoyable place to live.

To find out more and complete the survey >>

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 >>

Recent Facebook Posts

Hook Parish Council

1 day 6 hours ago

The Parish Council would like to thank Hook and Odiham Lions who have been busy putting a copy of our Community Safety Survey through the letterbox of every house in Hook. Unfortunately, they have advised that they were unable to access some blocks of flats and some of the gated communities. If you haven't received a copy of the survey or have misplaced the one you received, please go to our website hook.gov.uk/surveys/ to either download and complete the form or complete it online. If you haven't got access to a computer or printer, please call the Parish Council and

Hook Parish Council

2 days 10 hours ago

As we come out of Lockdown, we re emerge into Tier 2 restrictions. Tiers will be reviewed every two weeks, with the first review on 16 December. Below is a list of some of the main restrictions. For more detailed information, please go to www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-2-high-alert • You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place • Make sure indoor spaces are well ventilated • Outdoors, minimise the number of people you meet from outside your household or support

Hook Parish Council

3 days 10 hours ago

UPDATE: Sadly, due to the weather, Santa is unable to come out tonight 3rd December so will do these roads on Thursday 17th December Santa is coming to Hook ..... The Rotary Club of Odiham and Hook will be taking Santa around the houses of Hook starting on Thursday. He will be out between 5:30pm and 8pm. They will be driving the illuminated sleigh around the roads listed below and will be playing carols, so give them a wave. Unfortunately, Santa is not able to stop and meet with the children, collect any donations or stop for any photos as

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