Gordon Hook

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

Devon Wildlife Trust Open Day

by gordonhook on 7 December, 2016

…this Sunday, December 11th at their Cricklepit Mill headquarters in Exeter. (11am til 4 pm) Cricklepit Mill is a converted medieval mill adjacent to the River Exe. Various activities are planned, including making Christmas decorations, construction of bird feeders, plus mince pies and hot drinks for sale. Admission charges adults £1, children £2. More details […]

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Local Energy Advice Project

by gordonhook on 7 December, 2016

A new scheme under the guidance of Cosy Devon has just been launched to provide help and advice to anyone who is either in , or likely to fall into fuel poverty. Practical help is available. Home visits can be arranged…so if you know anyone who you are concerned about this winter, please do not […]

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Normal Service Resumed

by gordonhook on 6 December, 2016

Any regular readers of my blog will have noticed it has not been added to in the last 10 days or so. I have been away from base trying to get some warm and dry air. I have been to southern Spain and experienced what I believe is called an extreme weather event. When it […]

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I am pleased to be supporting the Great Keep Britain Tidy Event from March 3 – 5th next year. If you are prepared to help/support I would like to organise an event locally in Newton Abbot to mark the Spring Clean Up. Please let me know if keen to be involved. The event is being […]

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Teignbridge Council:Taking From The Poor.

by gordonhook on 21 November, 2016

A proposal came to Teignbridge Councils Overview and Scrutiny Committee this morning entitled “Council Tax Reduction Scheme”. (the full agenda can be seen on line) The proposal from the Conservative administration at Teignbridge is to reduce the Council Tax benefits the poorest residents of Teignbridge can claim. I spoke at some length and was heavily […]

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Sebastian Wins… Big Thanks to Rydon Primary

by gordonhook on 16 November, 2016

I have just returned from making a presentation of a book token to the Year 2 pupil at Rydon Primary School in Kingsteignton, Sebastian Smith, who won the recent Newton Crisis Aid (NCA) Christmas Card design competition. It was supposed to be a secret, but somehow the secret got out!!! I am so pleased to […]

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Standing Room Only……at LD AGM????

by gordonhook on 15 November, 2016

Last evening was the local Newton Abbot Lib Dem branch AGM. I kid you not, there was standing room only…at a Lib Dem branch AGM??? When I arrived, perhaps 5 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time, at least a dozen members were having to stand!! New and old members . Simply staggering. Something seems […]

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On Tuesday I have Place Scrutiny Committee at Devon County Council. An item on the agenda is about the work of the utility companies and the damage they do to our roads. The utility companies appear unable or unwilling to repair the highway to a satisfactory standard after they have dug it up to undertake […]

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Railway Car Parking Charges to Rise

by gordonhook on 11 November, 2016

Car parking charges at local railway stations are set to rise from December 11th. The current charges have been in place since 2011. Details can be found on the GWR web page.

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Memorable Moments

by gordonhook on 11 November, 2016

I happened to be in Boot’s Exter this morning as 11 o’clock approached. Customers were politely informed that staff would be standing in silent tribute to the fallen of two world wars and subsequent conflicts, and we, the customers, were invited to join in. Most of us did so. It was a brief but for […]

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