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.

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 helpline if you need help with urgent and essential tasks such as food shopping or collection of prescriptions 0333 370 4000 (9am to 5pm weekdays, except Fridays, which are 9am to 4.30pm)

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.

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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.

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Recent Facebook Posts

Hook Parish Council

17 hours 10 minutes ago

As you may have seen in the news, the NHS has, today, launched their new App for England and Wales to help combat the spread of COVID 19.
Download now from:
➡️ Google Play Store: play.google.com/store/apps/details...
➡️ Apple App Store: apps.apple.com/us/app/id1520427663
Find out more: covid19.nhs.uk/

Hook Parish Council

19 hours 5 minutes ago

Hook Parish Council was approached by the housing promoter, Falcon Communities, at a very early stage with the proposal to build a small number of discounted market affordable dwellings in the Parish. Before this concept scheme can be developed further, Falcon Communities, in conjunction with Hampshire Homes Hub, are required to evidence a need for this particular type of housing in Hook. A Housing Needs Survey must, therefore, be undertaken to establish the need for the proposed scheme. Hook Parish Council cannot form a view about the concept scheme until it can be shown that Hook residents need it. Any

Hook Parish Council

1 day 19 hours ago

The Environment Agency has issued a warning of using rogue 'man and a van' rubbish removers as you could become an accidental criminal. The Environment Agency is warning Facebook users that if the person they hire then dumps the rubbish by the side of the road, or burns it in a field, they themselves could face criminal charges. These illegal waste carriers undermine legitimate businesses, undercut their prices, as well as blight the environment. There are simple steps to check if they are properly licensed: www.gov.uk/government/news/beware-of-rogue-man-and-van-rubbish-removers-on-facebook

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