Gordon Hook

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

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Care Worker Shortage

by gordonhook on 18 October, 2018

Devon County Council is putting out a plea for people to consider becoming Domiciliary or Care Workers and let me place on record, before saying anything else, that I have the greatest respect for Care Workers, having seen them in action first hand with both my mum and dad in the last years of their […]

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Report a Parking/Traffic problem

by gordonhook on 18 October, 2018

I understandably get numerous contacts from residents about poor/illegal parking. I report them to the appropriate officer, but we can all report problems on line at newdevon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/report a problem. Give it a try.

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Commemorate the end of WW1 at PENN INN

by gordonhook on 16 October, 2018

The end of what was probably the most grotesque war of all time, the so called Great War, ended at 11 am on the 11th of November 1918. There will be the usual commemorative services all over the country, but this year, the 100th anniversary, something a little different. On Friday 9th November from midday […]

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Litter and Dog Bins Overflowing ? No problem says Con

by gordonhook on 16 October, 2018

I raised the question of overflowing litter and dog bins at Teignbridge Council yesterday. I have been made aware of and am very concerned about litter and dog bins, the responsibility of Teignbridge Council, not being emptied frequently enough, and as a consequence, we have seen and experienced overflowing bins, with detritus often piling up […]

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FOSTERING. Great Need and Rewarding

by gordonhook on 16 October, 2018

Have you ever considered fostering a child ( or children?) There is a growing need for caring people to offer a spare room to a child who for any one of a number of reasons needs a stable caring home to grow up in. Children here in Devon of all ages are in need right […]

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the lodge. Half term activity?

by gordonhook on 16 October, 2018

I was pleased to be invited to attend a training session for local teachers this morning. It was held at the Sports Hall at Seale-Hayne and was organised to help teachers with responsibility for physical activity at their respective schools offer children other than the traditional physical activities. When I was at school( yes, I […]

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Road Lines Coming?

by gordonhook on 15 October, 2018

I have been trying for some time now to get an undertaking from County to repaint a number of road markings around town. Some in the vicinity of Penn Inn certainly need repainting as do others, for instance at BnQ and Balls Corner, but these are by no means the only which need a large […]

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Teign Estuary Cycle Trail: “Get on With it”.

by gordonhook on 13 October, 2018

The cycleway link between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth has been an aspiration for more years than anyone cares to remember. It has certainly been debated since the 90’s and I suggested at least 10 years ago that it seemed to me that the only way forward was for the County Council to compulsory purchase the […]

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Aldi Starting

by gordonhook on 10 October, 2018

It has been confirmed that Aldi will start to be built this coming Monday, October 15th. Delays have been caused by the need to rehouse a bat colony. The scheduled opening of the new store is now due early summer 2019. It is such a shame, IMO, to see the old railway sheds, so much part […]

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More DYLs Anyone?

by gordonhook on 8 October, 2018

I have today made an official request for more double yellow lines at the junction of Hewett Close and Haytor Drive. No sooner do you solve one problem than another arises, at least in part because of the solving of the other problem. I refer of course to the successful campaign to improve visibility at […]

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