This year sees the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and we invite you all to attend our Remembrance Service which will be held at the Hook Miners Memorial Garden on Sunday 11th November with the service starting at 10:45am.
As in previous years the service will consist of a couple of readings and a prayer before the playing of the last post.
This will be followed by the laying of the wreaths by organisations, groups and families in remembrance of those who lost their lives.
Following the service there will be light refreshments in the club served by members of the Hook Forum.
Also on display in the club will be a collection of works created by local members of Hook Art Club.
There will be a meeting of the Hook Community Forum on Wednesday 7th November at 7:15pm at Hook Sports & Social Club.
The Hook Community Forum are an independent group set with the wellbeing of the village as their main aim. The hard working group is made up with representatives of a number of clubs and societies within the village and are always looking for new people to join in.
The meetings are very informal affairs with all attendees encouraged to put forward thoughts and ideas.
So please if you have an hour or so to spare come along and join in.
There have been a number of instances recently where canisters of nitrous oxide have been found throughout the village.
Nitrous Oxide is also known as Nox, hippy crack and laughing gas amongst others. It is 1 of the latest substances youngsters are using to get a high and has led to a number of deaths throughout the country. Users usually take the substance by breathing it from a balloon. Being heavier than air it forces the oxygen out of your lungs leaving you feint and light headed. It can also cause hallucinations. Like most substances the body slowly gets accustomed lessening the effect which often leads to the user moving onto harder drugs.
These instances have been reported to the police and more routine police visits have been agreed.
Please warn your children of the dangers of using drugs including the longer term implications and encourage them to let you know if anybody offers them any substances.
We all like to think that our child wouldn’t do that, but judging by the numbers of canisters found,this is groups of youngsters rather than 1 or 2 individuals.
Hook is a great place to live for young and old alike. Please let’s keep it that way
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Last Friday saw Sunset Cinema return to Hook with a screening of The Greatest Showman. After the original date had to be postponed due to high winds all fingers were crossed that the weather would be on our side this time.
The rain stayed away and the wind dropped on what turned out to be a fabulous evening. Over 400 people attended on the evening, almost doubling last year’s turnout, and with an outside bar, a burger stall and a popcorn and candy floss stall everybody seemed to thoroughly enjoy the evening. There have been lots of great comments posted all over Facebook and Twitter as well as numerous photos from the evening.
We are still to get a final total but somewhere in the region of £1000 will be going towards refurbishment of the play park in the village. A massive thanks to all who helped out setting up, manning the stalls, stewarding and clearing up afterwards. We would also like to thank all the staff from the Torch Theatre who did a fantastic job once again and also Matthew from the Cottage Inn Llangwm for the loan of the popcorn and candy floss machines.
We are already in talks with the Torch Theatre over next year’s Sunset Cinema and Hook is now definitely on the sunset cinema map.
Don’t forget folks the Sunset Cinema showing of The Greatest Showman is this Friday 17th August. Gates open at 7:00 pm with the film starting at approx 9:00pm. Tickets available from the Torch Theatre or contact any of the Hook Community Councillors.