Hook History Society Exhibition

Please make every effort to attend this great event. An enormous effort has gone into producing this exhibition and it will be a great opportunity to learn a little more of the history of the fabulous village in which we live

History Society Talk

Thursday 28th March sees the latest talk from the Hook History Society. The guest speaker is Hook’s own Dr Sam Blaxland who will be giving a talk titled Hook to Westminster. The evening will start at 7:30pm at Mount Zion Hall, Hook with an admission price of £2

Community Council Meeting

Last night (Wednesday) saw a very productive Community Council with a packed agenda.

Lucy Harold was co-opted onto the Community Council as our newest councillor and we are now back up to our full complement of 7 councillors. Welcome Lucy we look forward to working together in the coming months and years.

Dan Wynn from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority came along to introduce himself having recently taken over as Warden covering our area. With public footpaths being one of the areas he covers, he invited the Community Council to contact him in the event of any problems with the footpaths in the village.

Mr & Mrs Wills from Hook Quay we’re also invited concerning joint access with the Community Council to land owned by Pembrokeshire County Council. It was the first time that the Community Council and the Wills’ have sat around the table over this matter and it seems both parties have been somewhat misled by PCC in the past.

We were happy to hear that Hook CP School has now received some new laptops for the use of the pupils and a date will be set for the official handover of a cheque from the Community Council towards the cost.

Hook Residents are reminded that all Community Council meetings are open for anybody to attend and any issues you may have within the village can be brought to the attention of any of the councillors at any time

Walking Cricket

All equipment will be supplied (soft ball will be used) why not come along and give it a go no experience necessary. Please let me know if you are interested. Details are on the poster. This is a free event organised by Hook Community Forum with a little help from Hook Cricket Club

Merlins Bridge Railway Bridge

Pembroke Road railway bridge replacement in Haverfordwest to be completed this weekend

Residents are reminded that essential work to replace Pembroke Road railway bridge will be completed this weekend.  

As part of the £4.25m upgrade project, over the weekend engineers will remove the existing rail track and bridge deck, which has been in place since 1937. The team will then fit a new, more resilient bridge structure and reinstate the track, as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to improve the reliability of the railway.

To ensure teams can deliver the work as efficiently and as safely as possible, part of Pembroke Road will require a short, temporary closure between the railway bridge and Merlins Bridge Welfare Hall. 

The road will be closed to through traffic and pedestrians from 8pm on Friday 18 January 2019 until 6am on Monday 21 January.  Clay Lane will also be temporarily closed to all through traffic during this time.

Heating oil Syndicate

Following our item in the newsletter there has been a great response and we are looking to place our first order today. If anybody needs oil we have been given a price of 47.99 pence per litre + VAT at 5% which is a great saving on what you would pay doing an individual order. Anybody wishing to join our order please get in touch with me ASAP either by email Phil.griffiths@hookvillage.org or 07974180308

Heating oil syndicate

Would you be interested in joining a Hook heating oil syndicate?

There could be big savings to be made by joining up to form a group and ordering oil together to get a better price.

At today’s prices there would be a big saving with customers paying 49.8p per litre compared to 56.2p per litre on a 500 litre delivery

The oil market is a very volatile and prices change daily but this gives you an idea of the savings that could be made.

For the reduced price to kick in we would need to be able to order 4000+ litres at once this could be made up of 4 x 1000 litre orders or 8 x 500 litre orders it wouldn’t matter (please note 500 litres is the minimum delivery amount)

If you are interested and for more information please let me know at phil.griffiths@hookvillage.org

Hook Remembrance Service

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.

We hope to see you all there