Oct 062019

Referendum Polling Card – What’s it for?

The Referendum is the final stage in the process of getting the Hook Neighbourhood Plan adopted into Hart District Council’s Planning Policy.  Over the last 5 years and following several public consultations and Examination by an Independent Inspector, Hart District Council approved the Plan to be taken to Referendum.

This is not an opportunity to comment or suggest amendments to the Plan.  That took place during the previous consultations.  Like all Neighbourhood Plans, it will be reviewed in due course.

By voting YES, you are giving a clear message to Hart that Hook wants the objectives and policies in the Plan to be adopted and used when they are considering planning matters in Hook.  Some elements of the Plan, such as the Village Centre are concepts based on what the community aspirations.  The detail of these will develop in the future and residents will then have the change to input into that process.

The Neighbourhood Plan documents can be viewed online –www.hart.gov.uk/Hook.

If you would like to show your support for the Plan by displaying a poster in your house window, various posters can be downloaded at https://hook.gov.uk/referendum-polling-card-whats-it-for/..

Wheel Stops – Hartletts Park

For some time, pedestrians using the footpath alongside the Car Park and Hartletts Park have had increasing difficult due to cars overhanging the pavement.  Not only did this narrow the footpath, but there were several instances where pedestrians were knocked and near misses with double buggies, and small children on bikes.

It was not practical to widen the pavement, due to the location of streetlights, so rubber Wheel Stops were installed over the school holidays.  This measure has had the desired effect.  The full width of the footpath is now much safer for pedestrians, particularly during the morning and evening rush. We appreciate all the messages of thanks from parents and Community Centre users.

Driving forwards into spaces where possible, helps reduce amount of exhaust fumes being inhaled by pre-school children, babies in buggies or infant school children walking past.   We would also like to remind drivers to switch their engines off when parked, waiting to pick children up from school, dance classes, The Base etc.

Events in Hook

With lots of events happening in the run up to Christmas (Halloween, Bonfire Night, etc).  If you are holding a non-commercial event in Hook, please let us know about it.  We will happily promote it via our Facebook page and App.

Echo Hotel Music Club/Hook Live

With just three gigs left in the 2019 Echo Hotel Music Club (EHMC) programme, and the 2020 calendar filling up fast, make sure you have your ticket for Sari Schorr on Saturday 28th September.   For details of the programme of EHMC events and to book tickets visit www.echohotelmusicclub.co.uk or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/echohotelmusichook/.

Dates for your diary 2019

  • Hook Neighbourhood Plan Referendum, Elizabeth Hall, on Monday 7th October between 7am and 10.00 pm
  • Hook Live/Echo Hotel Music Club presents Stevie Nimmo and Brave Rival Elizabeth Hall on Saturday 19th October 8pm – 11pm
  • Hook Live/Echo Hotel Music Club presents The Mentulls Elizabeth Hall on Saturday 2nd November 8pm – 11pm

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