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Monthly Bulletin: October 2022

The Death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

It was with profound sadness that Hook Parish Council joined the nation in mourning the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.   As the longest reigning British monarch her duty, dedicated service and devotion to the people of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth was unparalleled, and we know her loss was and still is felt by many in the community of Hook.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies were with the Royal Family, to whom we sent our heartfelt condolences.

As a mark of respect, the Union flag in Hartletts Park was flown at half-mast, other than on Proclamation Day, throughout the mourning period.

A Book of Condolence was available for residents who wished to record their tributes at the Parish Council Office or they could leave a message in the online Buckingham Palace book of condolence at


On Sunday 11th September a small number of residents joined Hook Parish Council Chairman, Councillor Rob Cowell OBE, Parish Councillors & Officers to hear the reading of the Proclamation of our new Sovereign, His Majesty, King Charles III. Also in attendance were Chairman of Hart District Council, Jane Worlock, County Councillor Jonathan Glen and Rev’d Canon Marion de Quidt. For those that were unable to attend we shared a recording on our Facebook page.


HSCA will be holding their Annual Firework display on Saturday 5th November.  As normal we will be closing Hartletts Park, the Community Centre Car Park, Tennis Courts and MUGA.  At the time of writing, the time has not yet been confirmed.  The closures are essential as these areas form the “fall out zone” for the fireworks.


The external audit process for 2021-22 is now complete and the Council has again achieved a clean audit.

The full audited Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) and the detailed accounts can be viewed on our website

Planning High Ridge Farm

A planning application has been submitted for 65 residential dwellings and a suitable alternative natural green space (SANG) on land west of Brown Croft. Details of the proposed development can be viewed on Hart District Council’s (HDC) planning portal by searching for application number 22/01506/FUL. Hook Parish Council’s response to the application is also available to view there. At the time of writing, the public consultation period has closed, with determination of the application due in early November.