Village News & Events:

Tree of Light

A message from Hook and Odiham Lions Club: Christmas is a time of celebration and of families coming together however it is so easy to forget those who are no longer with us to share that special time. We will remember them for many reasons both happy and sad but a ‘Tree of Light’ gives those within the community the opportunity to sponsor a light in memory of that loved one or a cause close to their heart and at the same time raise money to support local projects. Hook & Odiham Lions Club hope that the use of the Christmas Tree in the High Street as a ’Tree of Light’ will be supported by the community and become an annual event.  Look for the posters in local businesses to see where you can pick up a form to make your dedication.You are invited to sponsor a light on the ’Tree of Light’ and join us when the Tree will be lit by the Chairman of the Parish Council Dr Angela McFarlane on Thursday November 28th at 6.30 pm followed by a short Dedication Service lead by the Rev Alison Brown.

For more details and a sponsor form see Tree of Light

Halloween Vandalism

Unfortunately the Council’s refurbished toilets were targeted in the early evening of 31st October. The revellers in the Gents toilet left behind an empty wine bottle and some drugs paraphernalia as well as succeeding in cracking a urinal. If you have any information on who might have been responsible we should be pleased to hear from you.

Autumn Newsletter

Thank you to those who have been in touch with comments and queries in response to the latest newsletter. This Autumn we have trialled a cheaper and more sustainable option for delivery, the Newsletter had no plastic cover and was delivered with a small number of other leaflets, but this may have meant that it was unfortunately overlooked. Additionally the distribution does seem to have missed a small number of houses – we’re sorry about that. However if you would still like a paper copy, many High Street businesses have kindly agreed to keep copies available for you to pick up. Alternatively the electronic copy is available to download here newsletter




High Street speed data

The Speed Indicator Device (SID) has been recording vehicle data at the junction of the High Street and London Road for the past 3 weeks in response to concerns from residents about the speed of vehicles along the High Street. The average speed of vehicles travelling east towards the Farnham Road was approximately 24 mph, being slightly slower during daylight hours, with a maximum average of 33 mph at 3 am. We hope to repeat the data gathering at a more central location on the High Street once the hanging baskets are taken down from the lampposts.

Meetings on 9 October 2019

The Planning Committee meeting will commence at 7.30 pm.  This will be followed by the meeting of the Traffic and Transport Committee at 8.30 pm.  Both will be held in the Parish Room.