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

Community Forum Meeting

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.

Village plan workshop with Planed

Don’t forget tonight is the 2nd village plan workshop with Planed.

Again it will give the opportunity for you to air your ideas of what you would like to see in the village.

Tonight’s meeting is at the Hook Sports & Social Club starting at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be provided

We hope to see you there.

Parents Information

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