Gordon Hook

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

Access All Aerials. My Desert Island Disks Update

by gordonhook on 22 July, 2017

I recently fulfilled an ambition/obligation to take part in the equivalent of “Desert Island Disks” on a local radio station. If my IT skills were up to it ( and they currently are not) then I would produce a link here to the show. However, should you have a few hours ( not really that […]

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Home Education Concerns

by gordonhook on 22 July, 2017

I attended a Lib Dem group briefing this week with officers at County Hall on child protection. Devon County Council has not always had the best record in this area of work, but signs are that major efforts are under way to try and put things right. An area that has interested and concerned me […]

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I get a lot of messages and inevitably I am not always at home to take them. Can I make a polite request that if you ring and leave a message you leave a phone number as well? I can’t respond if I don’t know who has rung or where they (you?) have rung from.

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This week we have had the highest crime figures for 10 years announced; we have had the highest number of exclusions from our schools announced and at Devon County Council yesterday we had the Conservatives stop a debate on the reduction of PCSO’s in Devon and the suitability or otherwise of the Police and Crime […]

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15 Year Old Found Dead in Bakers Park

by gordonhook on 15 July, 2017

I have been contacted by the press regarding the tragic death of a 15 year old girl in Bakers Park. The death is drug related ( Legal highs were mentioned). She was found so I understand at approx 5 am today and taken to hospital, where she later died. This is an awful tragedy for […]

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SPEED LIMIT SUCCESS

by gordonhook on 13 July, 2017

At this mornings Highways committee meeting (HATOC) I managed to obtain agreement to have the 30 mph speed limit extended on St Marychurch Road from the existing point at Newtake Rise to beyond Twickenham Road. This has been a long held ambition of mine and I have campaigned for this common sense move for many […]

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Racism is Wrong

by gordonhook on 11 July, 2017

To make judgments about someone…anyone…based on the colour of their skin or their ethnicity is simply fundamentally wrong. If you must judge, then do so on the content of  the individuals character, not on colour or religon or sexuality or gender. To use language of the racist is wrong and should be condemned instantly and […]

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GLAS-DENBURY

by gordonhook on 8 July, 2017

First time visit to the local musicfest at Denbury last evening. Really worth a trip…recommended…roll back the years ( but not too far!) Good music; good food;good poetry;good company and much else besides…who could ask for more! Give it a go!

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Buckland Community Centre Defribullator

by gordonhook on 7 July, 2017

I have today (Friday) put in a claim for money to Teignbridge  for a defribullator to be sited at the community centre. I don’t know how many people have collapsed and needed such a facility in the last 10 years, but a request was made to me for support and I am happy to oblige […]

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I have just returned from the annual Local Government Association Conference in Birmingham. I am a distance from being a committed “conference go’er”. ( others I accept have a different view on conference attending ) There are pluses and minuses. I found this year’s rather better ( more interesting? ) than last year’s equivalent in […]

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