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Monthly Bulletin: April 2019

Annual Village Meeting and Annual Report

The Annual Village meeting will be held on Wednesday 1st May from 8pm.  As in previous years the doors will open at 8pm and there will be a chance for you to have a welcome drink and then peruse the exhibition.  This year there is also an opportunity to meet and chat to the candidates for the Parish Council elections due to be held the following day.

The exhibition is filling up fast.  There will be a large number of local groups and organisations to talk to about what they do.  The agenda will be published in early April, so look out for details on the exhibition and who will be speaking at the meeting.

Ahead of the Annual Village Meeting, the Hook Annual Report will be delivered to every household in the village.  Information will also be delivered about the Echo Hotel Music Club/Hook Live gigs and the “Hook App”.

Hook Road Race and Fun Run

The Community Centre Car Park will be CLOSED on Sunday 19th May, for the Annual Hook Fun Run and Road Races, which set off from Hartletts Park at 10.00 am.  Why not come along and join in the fun ?

Owen Farm Proposed Development Appeal

At the time of writing, the Planning Appeal is underway.  Over the two weeks of the hearing the Planning Inspector will be presented with evidence from various parties (including the Parish Council, which strongly objects to the proposed scheme).  We understand the Inspector is due to make her formal recommendations during May or June

Your Parish Needs You

Parish Council Elections are being held on 2nd May 2019.  All twelve Parish Councillors will automatically retire at the end of their four-year term.  A number of existing members have indicated that they will not stand again, so there will be a need for some new members.

The closing date for nominations is the 3rd April, so please contact the Parish Council Office if you want more information about becoming a Councillor.

Becoming a Parish Councillor is a great way to help make a difference in Hook.  The Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan will take affect this year paving the way to regenerate the centre of Hook.  We also have many exciting opportunities for new sporting and recreation facilities.

Hook Live\ Echo Hotel Music Club (EHMC)

At the time of writing, there have been two gigs.  The support for live music in Hook has been tremendous.  This has prompted a request for Jazz and other types of music event.  If you have a passion or interest in Jazz and other music genres and are willing get involved in bringing it to Hook, please contact the Parish Council Office.

Please see page X for more information on dates and performers.

Neighbourhood Plan.

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted to Hart District Council.  We would like to thank all the residents who took the time to input into this and respond to all the surveys and consultation.  In particular, we would like to thank those on the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group who gave up many weekends and evenings to create and complete the plan.  Please see page X for more information.

Dates for your diary 2019

  • Annual Village Meeting – Hook Community Centre on 1st May, 8pm – 10pm
  • Hook Village Show (in partnership with Hook and Odiham Lions) – Hartletts Park 7th July