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Monthly Bulletin: October 2021

Use of Community Centre car park

Now children have returned to school and no longer have staggered start and finish times, congestion in the car park at Hartletts Park has returned.  Please can we remind residents that this car park is for the staff and users of the Community Centre and Hartletts Park, NOT parents dropping off or collecting children.

The congestion in the car park is exacerbated by road users driving/sitting in the yellow hatched areas in front of the café which prevents cars from exiting the car park.  Please can drivers be courteous to others and be mindful of pedestrians that are crossing the car park.

To ease the congestion, we recommend that parents use Crossways car park (by the Doctors Surgery). This is free to use until 9am.  When it comes to afternoon pick up, permits to use in the Crossways car park can be obtained from the Hook Infant School Office.  Please do not use the free 1-hour parking ticket system as the free tickets are funded via your precept (Hook Parish Council part of your Council Tax) whereas the permits are given free of charge to the school for this use and the charge is therefore not passed onto residents.

Facilities in Hook

Hook residents have a wealth of facilities that they have access to use.

These include:

  • Three open air tennis courts. Open all year round.  These operate on a first come, first served basis
  • Open Air gym
  • Skate park
  • Two SANGS (Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace)
  • Four green spaces/parks/pitches
  • More than eight children’s play areas
  • Bowling Green
  • Squash Courts
  • Outdoor MUGA (Multi Use Games Area)
  • Allotments
  • Cemetery
  • Two Village Halls

For more information on these facilities, locations and who manages them please visit our website

Hook is also home to a large number of groups and organisations, details of which can be found on our App under More, local organisations and via this magazine.

Closure of Community Centre car park

The Annual Fire Show and Fireworks, organised by Hook Schools Community Association (formally HSPA), will take place on Saturday 6th November.  Hartletts Park car park will be closed from 4pm on that day.  Please remove all vehicles from the car park before 4pm, when the barrier will be locked. The Tennis Courts and Hartletts Park will be also be closed during the display.  All these areas will be closed until the conclusion of the firework display for safety reasons.

Put your event on the app

As we slowly return back to normal, help us, help you.  If you are a not for profit or a charity/local group and have events running in Hook, let us know and we can promote them via our App and Social Media.  We can also add your event to our calendar on our App.  For more information go to

Send us your pictures

We are always looking for photographs of Hook residents embracing village life, or pictures of the beautiful scenery we have on our doorstep.  We would like to use these on our social media, website and within our publications.  If you have any pictures that you can share with us, please email them to   with the name of the photographer.