Gordon Hook

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

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SHALDON HILL WATER PROBLEM

by gordonhook on 13 December, 2018

Water flows quite regularly in large quantities off land at the top of Shaldon Hill onto the road approximately next to the entrance to Centrax. It is often so much that I thought it was a burst water main, but it isn’t apparently as it turns out to be water simply flowing off adjacent land. […]

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Got a Gully Flood Problem?

by gordonhook on 13 December, 2018

I raised questions at County Hall this week ( based on recent experiences at Penn Inn ) re blocked drains. Apparently, County Highways are undertaking a 2 year survey of all drains to see if some block more rapidly then others, and therefore cause flood problems. If you know a gully that seems to block […]

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Penn Inn. What an Improvement!

by gordonhook on 9 December, 2018

In October last year I complained to just about anyone who would listen that the Penn Inn Roundabout was ” a shambles”. I believe it was at that time a disgrace, an eyesore, an embarrassment to the area. I reflect some 14 months later on the enormous improvement that has been made and I am […]

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Fake News? Facebook Hi Jacked?

by gordonhook on 9 December, 2018

Very odd situation arisen this weekend. Two different Facebook posts, one a Labour Party and one a Conservative Party post have me down as saying I “Like” them. I can assure you that is not the case. I have never liked a Facebook post coming from either the Labour or Conservative Party. I make the […]

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Both of my regular readers will know that I am a very keen sports fan. A ( sadly) former participant I now am reduced to the role of spectator and critic; I would prefer to still be playing but the bones don’t seem to feel the same way. So it was that last evening I […]

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Another crash is reported on the A380 approaching Penn Inn from the Exeter direction. I have been calling for improved signage on this stretch of highway for as long as I can remember. It is a dangerous stretch of road with inadequate road signs. The basic cause of the problem, of course, is the single […]

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Penn Inn Underpass Flooding

by gordonhook on 5 December, 2018

The ongoing saga of the flooded underpass at Penn Inn is fast becoming a fiasco of unacceptable proportions. I accept that things go wrong from time to time, but the pumps at Penn Inn break down far too often and repairs either aren’t made quickly enough or can’t be made at all, in which case […]

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It’s Here…already!

by gordonhook on 2 December, 2018

First cards received and sent; first mince pies and cream eaten; a good number of presents purchased and “Away in a Manger” sung!! Christmas has arrived, and all before the end of November! Bring it on, I love it! All I need now is a meet up with my family and all will be well!!

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Up the police budget

by gordonhook on 1 December, 2018

I have written to local chief of police, Inspector Yelland pointing out the communities collective concerns regarding the underfunding and therefore under-resourced local police force. To say it is stretched is a major understatement. We are left dangerously exposed with totally inadequate cover at many times of the day and night. Insp. Yelland does an […]

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Excellent Avenue Church Christmas Ball

by gordonhook on 1 December, 2018

Huge thanks to all those responsible for last evenings Avenue Church Christmas Ball, held at the Buckland Football Club clubhouse. Mark Clarvis for the overall organisation, Bob Francis for his annual quiz, Malcolm Benton for inviting Jackie and me and having us on his table, all the staff at the club who prepared and presented […]

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