Gordon Hook

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

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Newton Market ReOpens for Food Sales

by gordonhook on 3 April, 2020

Following various representations, I am very pleased to announce that the town market will reopen for food sales from Monday 6 April ( 8am til 1 pm) IMO this is good news for all concerned; the businesses concerned and residents.

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Racial / Care Worker Abuse Must Stop

by gordonhook on 2 April, 2020

It is reported that foreigners are being increasingly abused in Devon, as are care workers. The reason being given apparently is they are spreading the Coronavirus. This is utter and contemptible rubbish. East Asians are the most common victim of this nonsense, and it must stop. If you see any such abuse or are a […]

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Exeter – Barnstable Rail Line

by gordonhook on 28 March, 2020

The Exeter/Barnstable rail line will be closed next week for maintenance work. I can’t imagine many will be wanting to use, but just in case you were planning to…it’s a bus for you.

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GREEN BINS EMPTIED THIS WEEKEND

by gordonhook on 27 March, 2020

Some green bins were not emptied this week due to staff shortages. However, TDC is trying very hard to catch up with the backlog and will, via over time, try and empty all unemptied bins over this weekend. So, if that is you, please leave your bin out where you normally would. Tell your neighbours( […]

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Food Waste Increasing Significantly

by gordonhook on 26 March, 2020

Panic buying is wrong and should be resisted. Evidence is becoming clear that some people are acting in an ill-considered and essentially selfish manner. Waste food is increasing steadily in recent days, as product bought in haste ( and clearly unnecessarily) goes out of date and people are just throwing it away…while others go without. […]

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An Appeal. If You Don’t Have To, Don’t….

by gordonhook on 26 March, 2020

The pressure is building on various organisations and services. While it is immensely impressive that so many are volunteering and helping, many functions cannot use volunteer labour, so if we really don’t need the services that are coming under pressure, can I appeal to residents not to use them. As an example, I refer to […]

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Coronavirus Comment/ Update

by gordonhook on 25 March, 2020

The implications of this deadly virus and the unique circumstances in which we now find ourselves as a community are becoming all too obvious, and fortunately, most are now adhering to the isolation instructions. My first thoughts are for those who are either going down with the virus or have relatives/friends who are ill. In […]

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Waste Collections Interruptions, 24/03/20

by gordonhook on 24 March, 2020

The first disruptions to the waste collection service are announced today. They are as follows….. Black Bin ( Refuse) Higher Brimley and Manaton area. Recycling.parts of Kingsteignton, Starcross, Powderham and parts of Kenton and Wolborough Hill area of Newton Abbot. Garden Waste. no collections today. Clinical Waste. All collected as usual. These interruptions to service […]

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LETTERS for the MOST VULNERABLE

by gordonhook on 24 March, 2020

Letters are starting to be sent out today to those 1.5m ( approx) residents identified by the GP surgeries who are most vulnerable to the Coronavirus, and who are therefore in greatest need of help. These will be hitting the doormats over the next few days. The letter will include a phone number for those […]

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STOP and THINK

by gordonhook on 24 March, 2020

Following last nights further ( and in my opinion significantly belated) announcement from the Prime Minister regarding who should and more importantly, who should not go out of their homes, PLEASE LISTEN and OBEY This is an extraordinarily serious situation. Treat it as such. It was hugely depressing/annoying/frustrating this morning to see, for instance, the […]

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