Apr 102020

It would be nice to bring you our usual round of upbeat and exciting things to look forward to, or updates on what has been happening in Hook.   However, these are challenging and unprecedented times for many so, not helped by empty supermarket shelves and being told to stay away from other people.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Given the developing Coronavirus situation and the uncertainty it brings, we understand that this is a difficult time for residents.  The health and wellbeing of our community is our top priority, so we will continue to follow Government advice and guidelines.  As a result, several activities and events will be changing and we will be posting updates via our website, noticeboards, Hook App etc. over the coming weeks/months.

Due to the majority of the office work being desktop based, we closed the Parish Council office at the end of March and all the staff are working remotely from home.  They can still be contacted by e-mail or phone in the normal way.

To reduce risk of social contact for Councillors, staff and members of the public that might attend, we are cancelling all meetings of the Council and its Committees during April.  This period will be extended depending on Government guidance.

We urge residents to follow the official advice, and stay safe so we can all look forward to a healthy Summer.

Help is at Hand

A number of groups have been set up, offering help with day to day shopping etc, for those in self isolation.  If you are not able to get help from friends, neighbours, family or other means, please contact the Parish Council office on the numbers below and we will endeavour to assist.

Annual Village Meeting – Postponed.

This has been postponed until later in the year.  All exhibitors and speakers have been notified and we will be in contact when a new date has been confirmed.  There were a number of nominations received by the closing date.  These will be held pending a new date for the Annual Village Meeting, later in the year.

New Councillor

At the Council meeting on 4th March, Les Morrison was co-opted to the Council.  Les moved to Hook with his wife and two children in 1989. Having retired in 2019 after 47 years working for the I.T. industry in engineering, service, support and project roles he joined the Council in order to “give something back to this wonderful community.

Councillor Co-option

At 19th March, the closing date for this vacancy, only one application for co-option had been received.  It is anticipated that an appointment will be made at the May Council meeting or the next meeting that is held thereafter.

Echo Hotel Music Club/Hook Live

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the April and May gigs have been cancelled.  It is hoped to continue the planned programme from June, but keep an eye out for updates via their website at www.echohotelmusicclub.co.uk or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/echohotelmusichook/

Diary Dates for 2020

Hook Village Show at Hartletts Park on Sunday 5th July 2020.

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