Gordon Hook

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

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More Trees for SDH?

by gordonhook on 16 September, 2018

I visited the South Devon Highway at the weekend and saw for myself the evidence of the failure of the tree planting programme. The saplings that were planted as part of the road building programme have failed to grow, and the majority have in places died off due to lack of basic maintenance. Trees are […]

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I attended the Annual Awards ceremony of the Fire Authority in Taunton last evening, in my capacity as its newest member. A large number of awards were presented for various achievements including long service and acts of outstanding heroism. When called out to an incident the firefighter has no knowledge of what awaits; it could […]

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I am regularly receiving complaints about overflowing litter and dog waste bins. IMO the problem has just got worse, but the councillor responsible ( Cllr Kevin Lake) doesn’t accept there is a problem. He is a Conservative and tells me that he doesn’t ever get any complaints from his Conservative colleagues. It seems only the […]

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SUCCESS. Average Speed cameras Coming for SDH!

by gordonhook on 12 September, 2018

Long suffering Aller residents who have endured increased levels of noise and air pollution as a direct consequence of the new South Devon Highway, may be in for some much-needed relief, as a consequence of a final decision made today at Devon County Council. Average Speed Cameras will be placed along the length of the […]

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A New Idea to Help Beat Plastic Pollution

by gordonhook on 11 September, 2018

I hope no one needs a lecture on the increasing dangers of plastic pollution to life on the planet…human, animal and marine life are all threatened by the plastic scourge. It’s often easy to think an individual can’t do much to help, but actually there are literally 100’s of ways we can all “do our […]

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What a lady!!

by gordonhook on 8 September, 2018

I met a Newton Abbot lady of 91 this morning while helping with a Lib Dem stall in the Triangle at Teignmouth. She tells a lovely story of how not only does she always vote, but that when she first had the vote she voted as her husband told her ( that must have been […]

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Encouraging Signs

by gordonhook on 8 September, 2018

Driving back from a Lib Dem street stall event in Teignmouth this morning I witnessed two really encouraging actions from members of the public. Firstly, a gent walking up Bitton Park Road picked up a plastic bottle and secondly a car driver, having crossed the Teign Bridge short of Penn Inn, pulled over and gathered […]

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Disabled Bays Remarked …for the dead….

by gordonhook on 5 September, 2018

It has come to my attention that some disabled bays on Buckland ( and elsewhere for all I know) have recently been re painted ( good!) despite the original recipient having, sadly, died…in some cases many years ago! (bad!) This must be a waste of public money and I have asked the County Council to […]

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WHY IS NO WORK TAKING PLACE ON TORQUAY ROAD???

by gordonhook on 5 September, 2018

I fully understand and appreciate that roads need to be repaired, as do bridges, and if they are in any danger of falling down, then they need to be removed pdq. However, these works on Torquay Road should be undertaken in as short a time as is practical IMO, to avoid any unnecessary frustration for […]

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I am being interviewed at Teignbridge tomorrow (Wednesday) by an independent panel considering the pay structure for local councillors. I have never advocated more pay for councillors and have always voted against. I will not be advocating any increase in councillors pay. Having made my position clear, it is also right to say that being […]

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