Hawley is a small village close to Farnborough. Hawley Fayre is one of the biggest events in the calendar for the community and is held every July. South-west of the parish is Hawley Lake which is used by the British Army for basic sailing training. Blackwater and Hawley Town Council meets regularly at Hawley Memorial Hall.
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