WELCOME TO HOOK FOCUS
The Effects of Covid19 on the April Issue of Hook Focus
The April issue of Focus was already at the printers when the Government introduced the current severe restrictions designed to stem the spread of Covid19. Consequently, due to these restrictions, we cannot distribute the copies in the usual way, so the decision has been made to make the April issue available for free, whilst stocks last. You can pick up your copy at Tesco, Trees and Hook Post Office, which are all permitted to remain open.
Discussions are currently underway as to whether we will be able to publish our May issue, but we remain hopeful and further updates on future issues will be made available as soon as possible.
The Focus Team
Welcome to Hook Focus, the village magazine of Hook, in North East Hampshire
Hook Focus is Hook’s authoritative magazine and since 1973 it has carried news of future Community Events and reports on all that has been happening in Hook. Focus is managed by Hook volunteers and is independent of all other bodies.
So what does the magazine contain?
Editorial, news and reports contributed by local organisations. Regular items include Schools and their linked Parents Associations, sports clubs, Churches, leisure activities for all ages from babies to pensioners, the Parish Council and youth facilities. Advertisements by local businesses are particularly helpful to those moving to Hook.
Who reads it?
Our team of volunteer distributors deliver monthly (except August) to 1,200 homes and we believe that, as a result of copies being passed on to family members, Focus is read in 2,000 of Hook’s 3,000 homes. In addition 200 copies are sold for us by Trees Newsagent, the Post Office in the Hook shopping area and Hartletts Cafe.
How do I get my copy of Focus?
There are several ways of securing your copy of Focus. See the Subscriptions page for full information.
Hook Focus Business Advertising
Our business advertising space for the Focus year, April 2020 to March 2021, is now on sale. Hook Focus, which is produced and distributed by volunteers, relies heavily on the revenue from our business advertising, so please support Focus by advertising your business with us. As ever, our prices remain very competitive and a single one-off payment not only secures your advert for 11 issues, but also helps to secure the future of the village magazine. If you would like to advertise your business with us, then please contact us our new advertising guru, Sandra Tidy, by email at email@example.com or by phone on 07756 367234.
Prices for one year’s advertising (11 issues):
6x6cm: B&W £80; Colour £160
6x12cm: (portrait) or 12x6 cm (landscape):
B&W £160; Colour £320
¼ page: B&W (portrait, 9.5x12.5cm): £240
½ page: B&W (landscape, 19x12.5cm): £480