The latest from Hook Parish Council

Exciting summer events are on the horizon for Hook Parish Council as staffing changes are announced and opportunities to support your village arise.

 

Annual Report

Once again, the Hook and Odiham Lions have been pounding the streets delivering our Annual Report along with the Village Show Program to every house in Hook. As you can imagine this was a mammoth task and we are extremely grateful to them for doing this again for us. Unfortunately, there are some blocks of apartments that the Lions struggled to get into. If you live in one of these and would be willing to deliver them to those in your block, please do get in touch.

   

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Village Show

The Hook Village Show is just over a month away on Sunday 7th July at Hartletts Park. The Hook & Odiham Lions are organising this on our behalf. Please be aware that there will be no parking on site (except for Blue Badge holders) therefore please walk where possible or park at Crossways Car Park (by the Doctors) which is chargeable. For more information about this popular family event, please visit the event’s Facebook page.

 

Fleet Phoenix

CommunityAd Exclusive - The latest from Hook Parish CouncilFleet Phoenix Open Door sessions have now been running in Hook since mid-April. Located in The Club Room at Hook Community Centre, every Friday, 3pm – 6pm, the sessions offer FREE confidential one-to-one support for young people aged 15-25 years old who need advice, support, information, guidance, mentoring or just a listening ear. Parent and family support is also available for those struggling to manage or just in need of some down to earth advice and support. Currently sessions are by appointment only, every Friday, 3pm – 6pm.

In addition to this, Fleet Phoenix will be holding summer camps for children up to the age of 14 years during the summer holidays. These will be held every Tuesday from 23rd July to 27th August inclusive, 4pm – 5:30pm. There will be a free BBQ, inflatables, team games and more for the children to enjoy. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to access the Open door sessions, please contact Fleet Phoenix by email [email protected] or call 01252 812308. For the summer camps please email [email protected]

 

Welcome Carol

As many are aware, our Planning Officer Annalie has sadly left her role at HPC. Carol Bristow has now joined us. Having come from a Local Authority background she comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience and has settled in quickly to the role. Annalie kindly stayed a little longer than required to ensure Carol was able to have a thorough handover and be brought up to speed with the local area and current planning matters. We would like to thank Annalie for all her hard work and dedication over the years she has been with us and wish her all the best for the future.

 

Monthly Village Litter PicksCommunityAd Exclusive - The latest from Hook Parish Council

The monthly litter picks in conjunction with Hook and Odiham Lions are increasing in popularity with a good turn out to the last few. Litter picks are provided or you can bring your own. Each month a local group or organisation takes the lead to run each session. If you or someone you know are part of a local group and would like to take the lead, please contact Hook and Odiham Lions.

 

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Bench 1897

CommunityAd Exclusive - The latest from Hook Parish CouncilLast year, the Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Bench from 1897 (one of three in the village) originally located adjacent to the entrance to Gefferys House, disappeared. It had been mistakenly removed by the previous owners of Gefferys House (The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers) who were unaware that it belonged to the village. A number of our Councillors rescued the bench and the Council agreed to refurbish and relocate the bench. Local blacksmith Ian Parmenter has worked hard to restore the bench back to its original condition. Having stripped it back to bare metal, removed multiple layers and colours of paint, he then repaired the legs and re-painted it in its original colour. The cost for the refurbishment was kindly covered by The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers. It has now been installed next to our flag pole in Hartletts Park for residents to enjoy for another 120 + years.

 

Skate Park Jam

Following on from the opening Skate Park Jam last year, plans are underway for another one. Save the date for the Sunday 14th July. More information will be published next month and via our website and Facebook page.

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