You will have received a leaflet through your door advising you of a consultation event that was held on Tuesday 2nd May from 2pm – 8pm. This was an event run by Hart District Council to discuss all aspects of the Hart Local Plan.
On Sunday 7th May, Hook Parish Council hosted a ‘drop – in’ at Elizabeth Hall to explain how the Hart Local Plan would affect Hook residents. This was well attended and it was great to see so many people taking an interest in how the village will grow over the coming years.
There are two further opportunities for you to see what the Hart Local Plan means for Hook residents.
- The display boards from our ‘drop – in’ event can be viewed in the foyer of the Community Centre until the end of the Hart Local Plan consultation period on the 9th June.
- Prior to the start of the Annual Village Meeting on Wednesday, 24th May at Hook Community Centre, our staff will be available to answer any questions between 7pm – 8:30pm (when the formal meeting starts). The Hook Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be providing an update during the meeting.
Your response to the current draft Local Plan Consultation is essential, if you wish to share your views on the further development of Hook. Previous responses to earlier consultations will not be taken into account.
Please provide your comments via or by post to Hart District Council, Harlington Way, Fleet, GU51 4AW by 5pm on Friday, 9th June 2017, with a copy of your comments to Hook Parish Council (). Your comments will assist the Parish Council in forming its own response to Hart.
Our draft comments to Hart District Council will be published on our website on Thursday, 18th May; our final comments will be published on our website and submitted to Hart District Council on Thursday, 8th June. To assist resident in formulation their own response, the slides shown at the consultation and associated maps can be found on our website at:
Please note: Slide 3 of the 2017 Local Plan Consultation Information – final document summarises the Parish Council’s main concerns regarding the Local Plan.
Once adopted, this Plan will become Planning Policy until 2032.
All residents of Hook need to respond to the Local Plan consultation to have their views taken into account by Hart District Council. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say now.
HOOK VILLAGE SHOW
The Parish Council is organising external events in Hartletts Park for the Hook Village Show on Sunday, 10th September. If any local organisations would like a stall at the show, please email Cllr. Terrey via: . All show proceeds will be donated to Hook in Bloom.
DOG FOULING AND LITTERING
With the lighter evenings, there has been a significant increase in complaints regarding dog fouling and littering in Hook, in particular at Bassetts Mead. Please keep this area pleasant for all who use it by picking up your litter and after your dog. Free Dog Poo bags are available from the Parish Council office weekdays from 9.00am –12 noon.
From Monday, 8th May, Hart District Council are having a crackdown on Litter and Dog Fouling, as part of their “stop it, don’t drop it” initiative. Litter Enforcement Officers will patrol the streets and open spaces within Hart and issue fines for anyone caught. There will be a £75 fine for littering (which includes cigarette butts and chewing gum) and £50 fine for dog fouling. The service is being provided by East Hampshire District Council and is self-funding. Please see link to Hart’s dedicated ‘stop it don’t drop it’ page for more information: www.hart.gov.uk/stop-it-dont-drop-it
Thursday, 8th June – Hook Parish Councils final comments on the Local Plan available on our website. Don’t forget to submit your responses to Hart District Council by 9th June.
Events at hook community centre:
Hook Village Show – Sunday, 10th September 2017, 12 noon – 5.00pm