Gordon Hook

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

It was the annual budget day at Teignbridge yesterday. As Leader of the Liberal Democrat Opposition it falls to me to make a speech and present alternatives to the Conservative budget. Since being a councillor ( originally in East Sussex) I have seen the Media and Public Relations Departments of Councils grow from nothing ( in […]

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BUMPER BINGO CHARITY NIGHT…this Saturday

by gordonhook on 20 February, 2017

A night of magnificent prizes is promised this Saturday at the Rydon Hall, Kingsteignton where Newton Crisis Aid are holding a Charity Bingo Night. Fabulous prizes are on offer including £25 of meat from the Well Hung Meat Company, a £30 House of Marbles token, a beauty blow dry from Daroma Hair and Beauty and […]

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Awesome Dartmoor

by gordonhook on 19 February, 2017

I took a couple of hours off work yesterday afternoon, and drove up to Dartmoor for some fresh air and “gentle” exercise, both of which I need more of! I can’t say I wandered lonely as a cloud, as many others were of a similar mind, and quite right too…but what a fantastic place Dartmoor […]

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Guilty Parkers to be Chased

by gordonhook on 19 February, 2017

It was reported to me that a vehicle in town had received 19 parking tickets in a short period of time…perhaps 6 weeks, over the period from the end of November til early January. Not one of these had been paid, and yet the Enforcement Officers apparently continued to issue tickets. I was given an […]

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Good Progress on School Safety.

by gordonhook on 18 February, 2017

I was amazed to learn a few weeks back that the yellow zig zag lines o/s our schools are advisory and not mandatory ie not legally enforceable.  Basically, to become mandatory they need improved signage. At Thursdays Devon County Council meeting I asked questions about numerous issues and one was about the car parking o/s […]

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Newton’s Got Talent.

by gordonhook on 16 February, 2017

I am asked if the very successful Newton’s Got Talent show is being organised this year, as it was about this time last year. Sadly (?) the answer is “No”, largely because it took an amazing amount of time and effort, time and effort which Cllr Brodie and I are putting into the May Devon […]

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Apologies

by gordonhook on 15 February, 2017

My PC “crashed ” last week and I have lost much information. Very frustrating ! I may have failed to respond to an email or two, and if that applies to you then I apologise without reservation. I think I caught most if not all on other facilities, but please get back to me if […]

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Devon County Council will set it’s budget for the next financial year tomorrow (Thursday). Conservative plans to cut various area of spending can be avoided if they listen to the Lib Dem proposals ( but don’t hold your breath!) School cuts worth £2.2 million need not happen. Head Teachers across Devon are angry about an […]

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Keyberry Road Repairs Coming…with a road closure.

by gordonhook on 15 February, 2017

Notice is given of a road closure order for Keyberry Road, so that what are described as “Preventative Maintenance Programme ” works can be carried out, which is also known as micro surfacing works. These repairs are scheduled sometime betwee Monday May 1st ( unlikely as it’s May Day Bank Holiday!) and Thursday August 31. […]

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GREAT NEWS for MOORLAND VIEW

by gordonhook on 9 February, 2017

I hesitate to announce good news in that I never want to disappoint or mislead anyone, and as we all know “the best laid plans….etc etc”. However, so many residents are asking, and as I am telling all who ask, I might as well share with both of my readers, that at long long last […]

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