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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.

 

Come, join our Team

Administrative Officer – Planning & Infrastructure
20 hours per week
Salary range £26,000 – £34,000, pro rata (depending on experience and qualifications)
Hook Parish Council is seeking to recruit an Administrative Officer with particular responsibility for processing the Council’s responses to planning applications within Hook and supporting the Planning and Infrastructure Committee. This important role involves attendance at regular evening meetings (average 2 per month). The successful candidate will be an integral part of a friendly team, including other Officers and Councillors, based at the Parish Council office within Hook Community Centre.
The successful applicant will have strong IT skills and a solid administrative background, to include demonstrable evidence of minute taking. Confident communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential as liaison is required not only internally with other staff and Councillors, but also with external agencies and authorities. The successful applicant must have the ability to work unsupervised to meet statutory deadlines. Working knowledge of the Town and Country Planning process will be a distinct advantage, as would previous experience of local authority administration.
If you are interested in this vacancy, further information and details of the application process can be requested from the Clerk – .
Closing date for applications – 12 noon, Wednesday 10th April 2024
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Dog Waste Bags

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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 or come in and see us to collect them.

All dog waste can be placed in ANY bin, not just the specific dog waste bins.

Become a Councillor

Are you passionate about Hook?
Do you want to have more of a say in how your precept is spent?
Do you want to help continue to make Hook a great place to live and work?
We have a post election vacancy on the Parish Council to be filled via the Co Option process. Parish Councillors serve a 4-year term. The roles are unpaid (although allowances are available) and you will be required to attend a minimum of 1 Council meeting per month. Additional meetings will need to be attended and the frequency is dependent on which Committees you decide to sit on.
If you are interested, we recommend coming to talk to our Clerk or an existing Councillor and attending some of our meetings, to get a clear idea of what is involved in this valuable and important role. All meetings are open to the public to attend. The meeting calendar and all contact details can be found on our website https://bit.ly/3RZpltp

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Hook Parish Council App Suspended

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Please be aware that as of the 31st May 2023 this app will be suspended and not available due to the current provider not supporting it anymore.

We are in talks with another provider to migrate the app to them.

In the mean time, please keep up to date via our Facebook page and News page on our website.

 


Fix My Street

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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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 Council10 hours ago
The Hook & Odiham Lions Club are once again offering their FREE PSA blood testing event on the 11th May 10am - 2pm at Odiham Cottage Hospital. This event has saved many lives, as at previous events the blood test picked up signs of prostate cancer in some that attended, before they even had any symptoms. By picking it up early they were able to receive treatment and have now fully recovered.

When we checked this morning, just 24 of the 275 slots remained !!

If you are a man, aged 40 - 80 go to https://holc.mypsatests.org.uk/ now to book your slot.

A simple blood test could save your life !!
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council11 hours ago
5 days to go ........

Just 5 days to go before the Annual Village Meeting at Elizabeth Hall on Thursday (18th April)

Doors open at 7:15pm. Come down, grab a drink and find out more about all the fantastic groups that call Hook home. You will have 45 minutes (ahead of the formal meeting at 8pm) where you can browse the tables and chat to those representing their groups and find out more.

These include:
Citizens Advice- www.https://citizensadvicehart.org.uk/
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Amphibian & Reptile Group (HIWARG)
Hart Voluntary Action
Home-Start Hampshire
Hook & Odiham Lions Club
Hook and Odiham Rugby Club
Hook and Newnham Tennis Club
Hook Care Group - https://sites.google.com/view/hook-care-group
Hook Eagle Morris
Hook Focus
Hook Fun Run & Road Races
Townswomen's Guilds (Hook Morning Townswomen Guild) - https://www.the-tg.com/Guild/hook-morning/378.aspx
Hook Runners
The Hook Shed
Hook United Youth FC
Hook Village Halls
North Hampshire National Trust Centre - www.nhntc.com
The Rotary Club of Odiham and Hook
Odiham District u3a
Villages Oppose Warehouses (VOW)
St John the Evangelist Church, Hook, Hampshire
Wilder Hook - They will be doing a talk about this exciting new group in Hook.
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council2 days ago
The Council was very pleased to secure funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund earlier this year in order to bring this fantastic service, run by Fleet Phoenix, to Hook.
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council2 days ago
7 days to go ........

In a week's time we will be holding our Annual Village Meeting at Elizabeth Hall. With 2 guest speakers, over 20 local groups and organisations showcasing themselves and the presentation of the Community and Chairman's Awards, it is set to be a great night.

Doors open at 7:15pm. Come down, grab a drink and find out more about all the fantastic groups that call Hook home. Our Parish Councillors and staff will also be in attendance if you have anything you wish to ask.
Hook Parish Council
Hook Parish Council3 days ago
The agenda for the Environment & Community (E&C) Committee meeting being held on the 17th April 2024 at 7.30pm in Bartley Room, Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, RG27 9NN is now available on our website.

You will find all of our meeting agendas and cancellation notices here https://bit.ly/3bHoEEb

Members of the public are welcome to attend all Council and Committee meetings and may address the meeting during the agenda item for public speaking. If you wish to raise a matter with Councillors at a meeting, please read our Public Participation Policy here https://bit.ly/48iwZHc for further information.

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