Gordon Hook

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

As from Saturday next (April 1st…but it’s not a joke…seriously) we will be able to use plastic bags to put food waste in and then put the plastic bag in the food waste bin, awaiting collection. This should help to keep the food bin clean. The new sorting process can separate food waste from the […]

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Bad News for Wolborough Residents

by gordonhook on 28 March, 2017

I attended a meeting today where I received news that will not be welcomed by many Wolborough residents, though in the longer term it will be a blessing for some. Wolborough High Street, in particular the stretch generally known as “the narrows”, will be closed to traffic later this year for major road repairs. I […]

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Average Speed Cameras Coming to Splatford Split

by gordonhook on 27 March, 2017

Work begins today on the installation of average speed cameras at Splatford Split (A38/A380) The work will be spread out over the next fortnight, starting each evening at 8pm and finishing by 6 am. The speed limit on this section of road is 70mph. The area has seen a number of road traffic accidents and […]

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Electoral Success and another Joiner.

by gordonhook on 24 March, 2017

A real by election success in West Somerset yesterday where the Lib Dem candidate romped home with almost 50% of the vote, winning a seat from the Conservatives by a country mile…a seat we hadn’t even contested for a long long time. In addition a Conservative Councillor in Wokingham apparently joined us …during a meeting […]

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Rail Updates

by gordonhook on 23 March, 2017

The rail service disruption between Castle Cary and Westbury, caused by a derailment earlier in the week, will be resolved by 22.00 hrs tomorrow (Friday evening) when rail services will return to normal. However, scheduled maintenance work between Reading and Paddington will cause disruption on Sunday morning. Journeys should be back to normal however by […]

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Bravery, Dedication, Duty,Sacrifice,Respect

by gordonhook on 23 March, 2017

PC Keith Palmer left home yesterday morning, but didn’t return. Like so many he went off to work in the normal way, but unlike the vast majority of the working population he and the rest of the police service were, in simply turning up for work, consciously or otherwise, putting their lives on the line. […]

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The price of postage stamps will rise on March 27. The cost of a standard 1st class goes to 65p while 2nd class is 56p. The larger first class becomes 98p and the second class equivalent will be 76p. If you are a purchaser of a large quantity of stamps it could be worthwhile buying […]

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Lonsdale Road Parking Problems

by gordonhook on 21 March, 2017

As I have said on many occasions, perhaps the biggest single issue residents complain to me about is traffic related in one form or another. Lonsdale Road is a small and narrow road in my ward, which has undoubtedly suffered as a consequence of ever expanding parking restrictions elsewhere in the vicinity and steadily increasing […]

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Buckland Traffic “Mini Conference” Called.

by gordonhook on 20 March, 2017

I have this morning received a “negative” to my calls for better signage for Buckland. I have concluded that there are now so many separate traffic problems related to Buckland including parking issues ( almost everywhere), speeding vehicles, increasing traffic volume ( inevitable with large numbers of additional houses being built), issues around the school, […]

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Better Road Signage Please

by gordonhook on 19 March, 2017

I am told that, not for the first time, a large vehicle, trying to get to Centrax had real problems in Queensway when a wrong turn was taken coming away from Penn Inn. I have reported this to County Highways and asked for better signage in an attempt to avoid a repetition. We need a […]

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