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All the news releases and bulletins about a variety of topics.

Nov 062020
 

If Coronavirus has had an impact on you, or any aspect of your life, you can call the Hampshire Coronavirus Support Helpline on: 0333 370 4000 for information, support and advice. Lines open 9am-5pm Mon-Thurs and 9am-4;30pm Fri. Lines also open Sat and Sun.

Calls to the Hampshire Helpline number will be directed to the most appropriate team at Hart or to Hook Parish Council for local support.

If you live in Hook and had support with shopping etc during the previous lockdown, and want to get back in touch, call 01256 768687 Ext. 201.

Nov 052020
 

As per government guidelines, we are required to close the Tennis Courts with immediate effect. We will continue to monitor and follow the guidance, regarding all other Parish Council owned facilities.

Nov 032020
 

Due 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

• General Enquires –
• Amenities & Ground Maintenance –
• Cemetery –
• Planning and Infrastructure –
• Community Engagement (App/Facebook/Website/Events) –
• Finance –

Oct 312020
 

Are you or do you support people with reading or learning disabilities and so find reading difficult ?
Talking Newspapers is a free app you can download to provide you with access to over 200 local talking newspapers

iOS. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/talking-newspaper/id1441802700

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.blind.TalkingNews&gl=GB

Oct 242020
 

Environment & Community Administrator

This is an exciting opportunity for a Hook resident, or person with in-depth local knowledge, to become actively involved as part of a team in the management of the Council and its Assets.  Reporting to the Executive Officer, the current role will be managing the Council’s facilities such as Parks, Open Spaces and Play Areas.

The Parks and Open Spaces responsibilities include co-ordinating the various contractors and organisations, who undertake work on our behalf, whilst ensuring maintenance and safety meets required standards.

The successful applicant will have experience of managing contracts and a solid administrative background; good organisation and communication skills are essential (written and verbal); be self-motivated and a good team player. Comprehensive expertise in using the full Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to work remotely when required, is a pre-requisite.  Own transport and clean driving license essential.

Salary range pro rata £23,000-£29,000 (37 hour week), depending on experience and qualifications.  This appointment is based at the Parish Council office located at the Community Centre, Ravenscroft. Working hours Monday – Friday (25 hour week), with some evening and occasional weekend duties.   For more detailed information about this role, please contact Executive Officer, Anne Atkins on (01256) 768687.

The closing date for applications is the 19th November 2020.

Oct 162020
 

The iconic hedgehog is experiencing a dramatic decline in numbers in recent years. Help them hibernate safely by building a hedgehog house. It can be something fairly simple (https://youtu.be/VJ_6UahH9Jw) or something a little more technical.

Should you be lucky enough to have one visit and what to help them build up their fat reserves for the winter, leave out tinned dog/cat food (not fish-based) and crushed dog/cat biscuits or specialist hedgehog food. Never feed them milk as it can cause diarrhoea; instead provide plain, fresh water in a shallow bowl.

With Bonfire Night fast approaching please remember to check underneath any bonfires, prior to lighting, to make sure a hedgehog (or any other animals) are not hiding underneath.

Instructions detailing how to make a simple hedgehog house Instructions detailing how to make a deluxe hedgehog house

Oct 152020
 
The Hook in Bloom volunteers will be out tomorrow (Friday 16th October) planting the many bulbs that burst into bloom each spring around the village.
If you would like to help please bring your own gardening equipment, gloves, something to drink and a mask. You shouldn’t be near people but they just want to remind helpers so they take any necessary precautions for their own protection and socially distance.
They are meeting at Grand Parade at 10 am.