Gordon Hook

Liberal Democrat District Councillor for Buckland and Milber Learn more

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Earlier this week I attended an actual meeting at Teignbridge( Overview and Scrutiny) I took the opportunity to say that I strongly objected to being there in person.Over the last 12/18 months we have had to get used to virtual meetings. Virtual meetings IMO have been a success and should be continued.. Technology will continue […]

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Edginswell Rail Station

by gordonhook on 23 November, 2021

I very much welcome the recently released news that the long-promised new rail station on the outskirts of Torbay is getting the go-ahead, at a cost of £13.1 m.This must be good news for all rail users, actual and potential.It will hopefully encourage some out of the car and onto the train, as it serves […]

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It’s Not Over!!!

by gordonhook on 5 November, 2021

Despite what our useless Government and its dreadful Leader keep telling us, the CV pandemic simply is not over. They have clearly prioritised the economy over saving lives and are trying to ignore the fact that the infection rate is at its highest since recording began in May 2020. There were 3,907 cases recorded in […]

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Bring Back the Beaver?

by gordonhook on 3 November, 2021

As a member of the Devon Wildlife Trust I have just received their excellent quarterly newsletter, “Wild Devon”. I strongly recommend the publication ( and membership of course)In the current edition is, amongst other articles, a most interesting feature re Beavers, and the huge contribution they make to biodiversity.As many will be aware I’m sure […]

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Polluted local water. Question for SWW

by gordonhook on 3 November, 2021

Teignbridge Council has invited SWW to make a presentation to an O n S Committee on November 15th ( public can view via councils web page) We are concerned about bathing water quality and the ongoing discharge of sewage into our local water streams.Councilors are asked to submit questions prior to the meeting.I have today […]

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Latest Local CV Figures Not Good

by gordonhook on 15 October, 2021

The last week has seen a rise in CV cases here in Devon. The numbers recorded are 3005 confirmed cases, which is 376 cases per 100,000 and brings Devon in line with national figures. This does not include, obviously, the many 1000’s of wrongly diagnosed cases.The largest number of cases are in the 10 to […]

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Slightly embarrassing debate at County Council last week regarding calls for 20 mph speed limits from just about everywhere in Devon. Numerous councillors representing all parts of the county spoke passionately about their residents’ strong desire to have 20 mph speed limit in their local areas. Unfortunately, as officers explained a trial scheme is proposed, […]

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Honorary Alderman Honour

by gordonhook on 8 October, 2021

I was honoured to receive the Honourable Alderman of Devon status at yesterdays Devon County Council meeting, held at Sandy Park, Exeter. It’s a bit of a long service medal for County Councillors who have, usually, been around a long time. I received a gong and a parchment. I’m not much into gong wearing, and […]

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Gardening Anyone? Penn Inn Calling.

by gordonhook on 8 October, 2021

Another gardening session is being held next Monday ( 11/10) at Penn Inn (10 am) for any/all interested and available to help with the excellent work that has taken place in that area.I congratulate those responsible (Newton CIC) on the transformation that has taken place there.All welcome on Monday morning.

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HGV Drivers from EU….COMING??

by gordonhook on 5 October, 2021

We are told today that 127 potential HGV drivers have applied to come and work in the UK from Europe in response to a Government appeal.Pause for thought here. Not only is that a derisory number ( 5000 was the target remember) but who are these 127? We have been told that the shortage of […]

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Councillors Totally Unaccaeptable Behaviour

by gordonhook on 20 September, 2021

Teignbridge Full Council met this morning. It was a long meeting (perhaps 4 hours?) and can be viewed on the council’s website.A highlight (I’m sure that should be a low light) was the hysterical outburst of NSN councillor, Cllr Liam Mullone. He broke just about every rule of council debate with a ranting, screaming, wandering […]

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