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Monthly Bulletin: June 2022

Play Area – John Morgan Close

The John Morgan Close Play Area Survey has now closed.   Thank you to everyone who participated.  Our Environment and Community (E&C) committee are analysing the responses and will discuss them at their next committee meeting.  We will update residents once a decision has been made.

Annual Village Meeting and Award winners

Thank you to everyone who helped, took part or attended our AVM (Annual Village Meeting) on 11th May.  It was great to be back and to see so many people including some new faces, in amongst the familiar ones. Our guest speakers gave some really informative talks. We had over 20 local groups exhibiting and it was a fantastic opportunity to find out more about them and what they offer the community. It was also heart warming to be able to present our award winners their long-awaited awards for the work they have done in our community.

The winners were:

Community Award 2020Positive Action Against Transport Cuts for saving the School Bus to Robert Mays School

Community Award 2021Hook In Bloom for the stunning poppy drapes and for providing year-round flowers in the village.

Outstanding Covid Response – The Councillors couldn’t decide between two of the nominations for this award as both groups were worthy winners, so they presented an award to them both. These were:

In My Cupboard In HOOK a Facebook group that rehomes items for free or helps people find things that may be in short supply and shares them

Hook & Odiham Lions Club for all the work they did during Covid which included over 500 hours of marshalling at vaccination centres and providing computers for children when they had to home school.

The Council also awarded a Certificate of Merit to Whitewater Health Patient Participation Group for all their work in communicating information from the Doctors to patients throughout the pandemic.

As our agenda was quite full and due to time constraints, we had to shorten the general Q&A at the end. If you have a question that you didn’t get the opportunity to ask, please contact us either by phone 01256 768 687 or via email and we will endeavour to answer your questions.

Council Meetings

All our committee meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend. We release the agendas for our meetings the week before and these can be found on our website https://hook.gov.uk/about…/pc-committee-meetings/agendas/ and noticeboards.

Annual Village Show

As in previous years, Hook and Odiham Lions are organising and running this years Village Show (including a Dog Show) on our behalf. This will take place on Sunday 3rd July 12noon – 5pm at Hartletts Park.  Programmes will be delivered to every household at the end of May/beginning of June.  Entrance is £3 for adults and all under 16’s go free.  Go to page X for more information

Echo Hotel Music Club (EHMC)

EHMC next gig is Brave Rival on Saturday 11 June at 7pm at Elizabeth Hall.  The band will be launching their new Album ‘Life’s Machine’ that evening.  It is expected that this will be a sell-out gig.  Get your tickets at  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hooklive/t-kvdpok.  For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/echohotelmusichook or page X.