Gordon Hook

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

Stars to Devon

by gordonhook on 24 August, 2016

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish have both confirmed that they will be riding in the Tour of Britain, which is due in Devon within a fortnight.

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Get Into Cycling…this Saturday

by gordonhook on 23 August, 2016

If you have ever thought you would like to give cycling a go, Saturday is your chance! Buckland Fun Day at Sandringham Park has a lot of great activities for most if not all ages, including an opportunity to try a cycling option. Healthy active life styles are to be encouraged, with numerous physical social […]

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A Railway Town Since 1846

by gordonhook on 23 August, 2016

Newton Abbot is a railway town, with a history steeped in railway folk lore. Much of this is captured in a photographic exhibition currently being held at the Passmore Edwards Centre (Library) til August 27th. It is open from 10 am til 4 pm. All welcome

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Chicane Needed and Requested

by gordonhook on 22 August, 2016

Local residents have contacted me about the speed of some cyclists on the shared cycle/pedestrian way which links Addison Road to the Penn Inn underpass. I would ask all cyclists using shared facilities to use their bell when approaching pedestrians, particularly from behind, and to do so at an appropriate ( ie slow) speed. To […]

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Aller Vigilance.

by gordonhook on 22 August, 2016

I am receiving reports of what may very well be attempted break ins in Aller this week end. Doors in Aller Brake and Oak Tree were so I am told, tried by a young male, hooded, at about 2.30/3 am on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th. Police log no. 080. Please contact police on 101 […]

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Weather Forecast….summers not over yet…

by gordonhook on 19 August, 2016

I’m fortunate to receive regular Met Office weather up dates. This week end I am told is likely to be unseasonally windy with heavy thundery showers, but all is not lost….next week has the potential for a return to warm summer weather. Here’s hoping…

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I had the huge privilege to visit the National Arboretum at Westonbirt in the Cotswolds earlier this week.What a staggering testimony to the sheer glory of trees! I accept that the day was a wonderful summer day and the farming community were busy about their harvesting business and all seemed right with the world, but […]

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Had a late night last night watching Andy Murray win his tennis gold medal. Well done Andy! Compulsive, hypnotic TV…bit of a late night though, pity it couldn’t have been finished in 3 sets. I wonder how many attendance or punctuality records have been dented this morning?

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Bewildered by ++++++

by gordonhook on 13 August, 2016

I drove from Newton to Haccombe yesterday evening. There were three large fly tipped deposits of electrical and household goods on the roadside. These are reported, but it’s doubtful they will be moved before next week ( moved at our expense of course) What possesses a fellow human being to load up a lorry or […]

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Book Stall: Best Ever??

by gordonhook on 12 August, 2016

I’m running a book stall on Saturday ( August 13th) on the Den at Teignmouth.( approx 10 am til 4pm) I have run quite a number over the years, but looking at the quality and range of books available this year I’m pretty certain this will be the best ever. If you are an enthusiastic […]

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