Gordon Hook

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

Recorded Voting at Teignbridge Council

by gordonhook on 7 July, 2020

One of our election promises 15 months ago was that if we won the election, which we did, we would introduce recorded named voting for all meetings. We have kept that promise, and now anyone can see as part of the publicly available record of all Teignbridge Council meetings, how any councillor voted on any […]

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Save Live Theatre in Newton Abbot

by gordonhook on 5 July, 2020

I have been asked 3 or 4 times this last week to save the Alex Theatre for drama productions. ( currently 3 a year) I would love to; I would love to have a 52 week a year live theatre/arts centre in Newton Abbot.Theatres throughout the land are under very real threat….Plymouth/Exeter/everywhere…..Perhaps the following table […]

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TRAVELLERS

by gordonhook on 3 July, 2020

We are experiencing the annual “invasion” of travellers. They are , as usual, causing much annoyance and worry for local residents.I have been told that Government have issued instructions that they should not be moved on without ” exceptional circumstances”.I have today ” encouraged” Teignbridge officers to find whatever circumstances are needed and to issue […]

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Not only is the South West currently being spared the worst impacts of the CV pandemic, with less infections than any other comparable region ( and it’s even safer here in Devon and Cornwall than other parts of the region, which takes in both Gloucestershire and Wiltshire) but we have a good crime control record […]

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I had a lengthy phone conversation this afternoon with Alison Hernandez (PCC) and the Chief Constable ( via Team Devon)Obviously I brought up local concerns re policing and the travelers in Decoy Park were certainly on the agenda. It was encouraging to know they were both aware of that particular problem.I have been promised some […]

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Devon Latest CV Report

by gordonhook on 1 July, 2020

There have been many 100’s of CV tests carried out on members of the public who feel they may have symptoms of CV here in Devon.In the last five days, there has been just one positive test found. This is of course excellent news( unless you happen to be that one I suppose) but with […]

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Beware What You Read

by gordonhook on 30 June, 2020

The Daily Mail, not always noted for its sober reasoned reporting of information has, so I am reliably informed, an article in today’s edition about the 10 areas in the country with highest CV infection rate rises. In the article Plymouth is listed in that top ten Plymouth has seen a rise of 150% in […]

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Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

by gordonhook on 25 June, 2020

The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme helps those who have a non visible disability to discreetly indicate that they need extra support or a little more time. GWR are taking part in this scheme which is designed for both adults and children. Lanyards with a simple sunflower design are available for free from the GWR Passenger Assist […]

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VITAL COUNCIL MEETING, but where were NSN?

by gordonhook on 15 June, 2020

This morning a vital briefing on the councils difficult financial position and plans for economic recovery was held for all councillors. This had been well advertised and all councillors were invited.We are facing, as a nation, as a council and in some cases as individuals the most difficult financial problems perhaps ever.Most councillors attended, but […]

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QUEENSWAY. Not closing

by gordonhook on 15 June, 2020

There has been much activity on social media regarding reports that Queensway is closing for 49 days. I’m pleased to put the record straight.There are no plans to close Queensway, which should remain open to traffic throughout, while repairs to the footpath are undertaken.The slabs are being taken up and replaced with a new asphalt […]

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