News Releases

News Releases

Some news can’t wait for the monthly bulletin and is posted as a News Release, as it happens.

Sep 232020
 

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:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/beware-of-rogue-man-and-van-rubbish-removers-on-facebook

Sep 212020
 

Hook Village Halls are once again taking part in the Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning from 2-4pm on Thursday 24th September. They raised over £700 last year.

Due to COVID things are a little different to last year, but there are three ways to take part:

1. Pop along to Elizabeth Hall from 2-4pm on Thursday 24th September where you can ‘eat/drink in’ or takeaway.
2. Order a cake using the order form and they will deliver it to you so you can enjoy it in your own home
3. Make a donation at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/susan-hinton-hvh

cake order form for Macmillan Coffee Morning 2020

Sep 162020
 

Hook Books is back at Elizabeth Hall tomorrow from 2pm to 4pm. They have hundreds of books to choose from (adult fiction & children’s books) for just 50p each.

There will also be a tea room so you can enjoy tea and cake in the hall garden.

Please wear a mask and use the sanitiser as you enter the halls, and when you have tea. You will also need to provide your name and phone number for track and trace.

Sep 102020
 

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 proposed scheme should complement the existing housing offer in the Village. Hook Parish Council is, therefore, supportive of the need for the Housing Needs Survey at this stage. This does not automatically indicate support for the design of any specific scheme, which will be subject to formal consideration through the normal planning application process. Should a scheme be formalised by a full planning application, the Local Planning Authority will seek comments from Hook residents through public consultation accordingly.

The link to complete the survey is https://bit.ly/2QT1bSR . Paper copies of the survey are available from the Parish Council Office.

Sep 052020
 

Many of us have tried growing things or learnt a new skill over lockdown. Come and show it off here at this popular annual event.

It is not just flowers and produce categories, there are crafts, baking, photography and painting. There are also categories the children can enter too.

You have until midnight Friday 11th September to enter. Go to https://hookinbloom.org/village-show for the entry form.