Gordon Hook

Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Newton Abbot South and District Councillor for Buckland and Milber Learn more

MAGNIFICENT LIB DEM GAINS LOCALLY

by gordonhook on 23 September, 2016

There were 4 by elections in Teignmouth yesterday, and Lib Dems gained three of the 4 seats at stake. Alison Eden gained the Central Teignmouth ward seat from the Conservatives with over 50% of the vote! Welcome to the Lib Dem Group on Teignbridge Council, Alison. Many congratulations to you and all those who worked […]

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Burglary. Wolborough Hill

by gordonhook on 21 September, 2016

As a warning, I report that an opportunistic walk in burglary occurred yesterday (Tuesday) on Wolborough Hill. The burglar was disturbed by the home owners returning, and when challenged( by this time he was in the back garden apparently) he said he was looking for his dog. He is described as mid 30’s, quite smartly […]

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Superfast Broadband….yet another update…

by gordonhook on 21 September, 2016

Following my last blog on the topic, some have asked for more detailed information re the £500 voucher scheme. I am very happy to supply that. If you forward an email address I will send all available details. Please remember this applies to those who receive a mere 2 mega or less. My email is […]

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Today, so far…..

by gordonhook on 21 September, 2016

I can recall my late father often questioning what I did as a councillor. He had a close friend who happened to be a Conservative Councillor in the home town, who according to dad,”went to a meeting perhaps once a month, if that, and that was it”. I have no way of knowing if that […]

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Superfast Broadband Update

by gordonhook on 19 September, 2016

I had another meeting today at Devon County Council ( another tomorrow also) with )senior officers i/c the Connecting Devon and Somerset Superfast Broadband scheme. I am being told slightly different things by Devon and Teignbridge Councils, but am trying to establish the truth of the situation. Be assured, I have no intention now or […]

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“Dodgy” Phone Call Warning

by gordonhook on 19 September, 2016

Residents in TQ12 ( perhaps elsewhere ) are receiving phone calls offering to provide ( at a price!) home security systems in conjunction with Devon and Cornwall Police. Just hang up !

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The Devon Highway Maintenance Backlog

by gordonhook on 18 September, 2016

I have spent the last hour or so, and will be spending much of the rest of today, trying to get my head around the agenda for the coming week’s Council meetings. One of the reports contains the following information, which I share because it demonstrates all too clearly the problems faced. “Each year the […]

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The following lists illustrate what is required to help those in need anywhere in the world. Please bring to the race course any Thursday afternoon between 2 and 4 pm ( not race days) CLOTHES. Warm waterproof for male/female, all ages. Socks Hats, gloves and scarves New underwear. ( we have had some disgusting…… FOOD […]

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Arctic Sea Ice….2nd Worst Ever

by gordonhook on 16 September, 2016

The Met Office report that the level of Arctic sea ice during the 2016 summer, was the second lowest on record. More clear evidence of the impact of climate change. As individuals it seems we can do so little to help, but we can all do what we can do…and so we must. We must […]

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NEWTON CRISIS AID 1 and 2 and 3

by gordonhook on 15 September, 2016

1) All those sympathetic to the cause are warmly welcome at St Pauls Church Hall, Devon Square tomorrow (Friday) evening, from 7.30 for an Anniversary “Celebration” Event, one year on from our founding meeting. Light refreshments available ( free) but a voluntary donation would be welcome. Raffle and Guest Speaker, plus visual presentation of first […]

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