The Parish Councillors listed below have been elected or co-opted to serve on the Council until May 2027.

As part of the statutory Code of Conduct, within 28 days of becoming a Councillor, the Councillor must disclose all pecuniary interests that might potentially prejudice their decision making.  The register of individual Councillor interests can be found in each Councillors profile below.

  • On election, all Councillors must also sign an undertaking to uphold the Parish Council’s Code of Conduct.
  • Details of what the role of a Councillor involves can be found here.
  • Details of what the role of the Parish Council Chair involves can be found here

Details of which committees the Councillors sit on and whether they are Chair or Vice Chair can be found here.  It is also listed in their profile.  Vice Chair’s are elected at the first meeting of that Committee.

Contact details for the Parish Council Officers are here.

Chairman Rob Cowell

Rob Cowell

Chair of the Parish Council

Has lived in Hook since 2007 with his wife and has two grown-up sons and has been a Parish Councillor since 2018 when he retired from the RAF.

He contributed to the development & production of a Corporate Plan for the Parish Council and was part of the group that created the Neighbourhood Plan for Hook.

He is Chair of the Parish Council. He also sits on the North East Hook Community Project (NEHCP) Committee and the Finance, Strategy & Resources (FSR) Committee.

Tel: 07707 532 787

Email: rob.cowell@hook.gov.uk

Address: 2 Rookswood Close Hook RG27 9EU

PDF Icon Registrable interest form - Rob Cowell (PDF, 1019.28 Kb)

Verd Nabbs

Verd Nabbs

Vice Chair of the Parish Council and Chair of the North East Hook Community Project (NEHCP) Committee

Is retired and has lived in Hook since 2004. He has two grown up daughters.  He initially joined the Council via co-option in 2018 but was elected at subsequent elections.

He is the lead Councillor responsible for running the Echo Hotel Music Club (EHMC), which brings original recording artists to Hook for gigs at Elizabeth Hall.

He is Vice Chair of the Parish Council and the Environment and Community Committee and Chair of the North East Hook Community Project (NEHCP) Committee.

Tel: 01256 761 988

Email: verd.nabbs@hook.gov.uk

Address: 48 Oak Tree Drive Hook RG27 9RN

PDF Icon Registrable interest form - Verd Nabbs (PDF, 952.85 Kb)

Chairman of the Environment and Community (E&C) Committee, Paul Kinge

Paul Kinge

Chair of the Environment and Community (E&C) Committee

Originally from Rotherwick and has lived in Hook since 1984 with his wife and two grown-up daughters who still live in Hook and has been a Parish Councillor since 2019.

He wishes to help shape the village for future generations and put his extensive local community knowledge to good use.

He is Chair of the Environment and Community (E&C) Committee.  He also sits on the Planning and Infrastructure (P&I) Committee, the North East Hook Community Project (NEHCP) Committee and the Finance, Strategy & Resources (FSR) Committee.

Tel: 07788 914 771

Email: paul.kinge@hook.gov.uk

Address: 11 Butts Meadow Hook RG27 9NU

PDF Icon Registrable interest form - Paul Kinge (PDF, 1014.89 Kb)

Chairman of the Planning and Infrastructure (P&I) Committee, Fergus Kirkham

Fergus Kirkham

Chair of the Planning and Infrastructure (P&I) Committee

Has lived in Hook since 1984 with his wife and his grown up daughter lives nearby.  He has been a Parish Councillor since 1988.

In 1994 he took a break from Parish Council duties to become a District Councillor (8 years) before returning as a Parish Councillor in 2003 .  As an architect, he has a keen interest in planning and design.  He wishes to ensure that the village has the necessary resources for its residents as it grows and that any development is suitable.

He is Chair of the Planning and Infrastructure (P&I) Committee.  He also sits on the North East Hook Community Project (NEHCP) Committee

Tel: 01256 766 122

Email: fergus.kirkham@hook.gov.uk

Address: 1 Alderwood Drive Hook RG27 9RE

PDF Icon Registrable interest form - Fergus Kirkham (PDF, 1010.52 Kb)

Chairman of the Finance, Strategy & Resources (FSR) Committee, Jeff Burke

Jeff Burke

Chair of the Finance, Strategy & Resources (FSR) Committee

Has lived in Hook since 2001 with his wife and two grown up children and has been a Parish Councillor since 2011.

He has a keen interest in local issues and a desire to make Hook the best place to live.  He is also a member of Robert Mays School PTFA (catchment secondary school) and a director of Hook Village Halls Charitable Association (HVHCA).

He is Chair of the Finance, Strategy & Resources (FSR) Committee.  He also sits on the Planning and Infrastructure Committee (P&I). In addition, he advises the Parish Council on IT matters and is a member of the IT Working Group.

Tel: 01256 766 223

Email: jeff.burke@hook.gov.uk

Address: 21 Hawthorn Rise Hook RG27 9RG

PDF Icon Registrable interest form - Jeff Burke (PDF, 911.01 Kb)

Cllr Jen Copeland

Jen Copeland

Councillor

Joined the Council via Co Option in June 2023.  She has lived in Hook since 2003, having had local connections since 1996, she is married with two grown up children. Her husband was born in Hook and has lived in Hook all his life and has family connections to Odiham.

In 2015, she opened a local business in the village. Having worked and supported many local groups and Charities whilst working in the heart of the village, she wanted it to be part of the local community to benefit the local people and now wants to take it to the next level from hearing from the above to working for the local community.

She and her family have seen Hook develop over the years, it’s a place that holds great memories for them all.  She would like to help with the future development of the village, for the residents now and future, keeping our beautiful countryside and green spaces as this is what, makes Hook a great place to live.

She sits on the Environment and Community (E&C) Committee, the Finance, Strategy & Resources (FSR) Committee and the Planning & Infrastructure (P&I) Committee.

Tel: 07500 665 982

Email: jen.copeland@hook.gov.uk

Address: 41 Rectory Road Hook Hampshire RG27 9JQ

PDF Icon Registrable interest form - Jen Copeland (PDF, 657.84 Kb)

Cllr Molly Greenland

Molly Greenland

Councillor

Joined the Council via Co Option in June 2023.  She moved to Hook in 2018 with her husband & dog Jasper. She instantly fell in love with the village for its sense of community & the beautiful countryside that surrounds it. She is passionate about the preservation of its wild spaces, so it remains beautiful now & for future generations. She became a director of Hook Village Halls Charitable Association in 2021.  Her hobbies include watercolour painting & crocheting.

She sits on the Environment and Community (E&C) Committee, Planning and Infrastructure (P&I) Commitee and the North East Hook Community Project (NEHCP) Committee.  She is also a member of the IT working group.

Tel: 07899 070 805

Email: molly.greenland@hook.gov.uk

Address: 3 Doctors Acre Hook RG27 9UW

Cllr Barry Myall

Barry Myall

Councillor

Is semi-retired and has lived in Hook since 2007 and has been a Parish Councillor since 2016. He stepped down in May 2023 but returned via Co Option in June 2023.  He values the amenities and services found in the village and is working to see this continues for the benefit of all residents, ensuring a clean, safe and pleasant environment to live in by being a member of the Parish Council.

He sits on the Environment and Community (E&C) Committee.

Tel: 01256 764 640

Address: 23 Lynwood Gardens Hook RG27 9DT

Cllr Shamraz Razzaq

Shamraz Razzaq

Councillor

Joined the Council in 2023.  He has lived in Hook since 2008 with his wife, grown up son and daughter. With a cost management background, value for money in the public sector is his speciality. Has a keen interest in ensuring Hook is healthy place to live and believes in equality, fairness and diversity.

He sits on the Environment and Community (E&C) Committee and the North East Hook Community Project (NEHCP) Committee.  He is also a member of the IT working group.

Tel: 01256 805 210

Email: shamraz.razzaq@hook.gov.uk

PDF Icon Registrable interest form - Shamraz Razzaq (PDF, 973.11 Kb)

Cllr Liz Tomlinson

Liz Tomlinson

Councillor

Has lived in Hook since 2016 and having been made welcome, stood for the Parish Council to give something back to the community.

Now retired, Liz worked in the printing industry as a Director of a local newspaper, The Bury Times, and latterly as an IOSH Health Safety and Environmental Adviser/Consultant for the British Printing Industries Federation.

Liz enjoys playing golf at Tylney Park Golf Club, is a keen gardener and enjoys helping with Hook in Bloom.  She is also busy compiling her family tree.

She sits on the Environment and Community (E&C) Committee, the Finance, Strategy & Resources (FSR) Committee, the Planning and Infrastructure (P&I) Committee and the North East Hook Community Project (NEHCP) Committee.

Tel: 07940 511 697

Email: liz.tomlinson@hook.gov.uk

Address: Silver How London Road Hook RG27 9EQ

PDF Icon Registrable interest form - Liz Tomlinson (PDF, 892 Kb)

Cllr Martin Whittaker

Martin Whittaker

Councillor

He has lived in Hook since 1994 and was first elected as a councillor in 1999, serving as Chair from 2010-14.  He resigned in 2016 to become a Parish Clerk for two local councils for 5 years, becoming a Hook Councillor again in 2023.

From 2015 to 2018 he chaired the Hook Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and has a strong interest in preserving Hook as a vibrant community and an excellent place to live

He is Vice Chair of the Planning and Infrastructure (P&I) Committee.  He also sits on the Finance, Strategy & Resources (FSR) Committee and the North East Hook Community Project (NEHCP) Committee.  He is a member of the IT Working Group

Tel: 07767 308 470

Email: martin.whittaker@hook.gov.uk

Address: 1 Redes Close Hook RG27 9UX

PDF Icon Registrable interest form - Martin Whittaker (PDF, 1.77 Mb)