Gordon Hook

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

Bereavment Support

by gordonhook on 13 June, 2020

Grieving by its very nature is painful. I imagine we all know that to be true from personal experience. Add social isolating to the mix and the problems multiply. Many who have lost loved ones during Covid 19 lockdown have been unable to properly say goodbye to them, comfort or even hug one another. To […]

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Local Bus Service Update

by gordonhook on 13 June, 2020

Most bus services in Devon will be further restored with effect from Sunday ( tomorrow) 14th June.Details can be found on www.traveldevon.info/bus/latest-news-service-updates/Alongside bus services being restored, the temporary pre 09.30 free travel concession for National Bus Pass holders is being withdrawn. This is to help ensure capacity for workers during peak hours.For public transport information […]

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Teignbridge Shops Re Opening

by gordonhook on 11 June, 2020

A few shops, currently closed for CV 19 reasons will reopen this weekend, with the majority opening again on Monday 15 June. I understand Austins are aiming at 23 June.While maintaining distancing for everyone’s safety, please try and use local shops rather than online shopping as the very livelihoods of local people depend on the […]

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Various plans are being made to do all we can to help kick start the local economy, bearing in mind all the necessary safety factors of course.I have suggested to the Leader of Devon County Council, Cllr John Hart, and the CEO of DCC, Phil Norrey that we should campaign in support of local business, […]

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A 7 Year Olds Concern

by gordonhook on 2 June, 2020

The vast majority of my communications are by email, but yesterday I received a “snail mail” letter. On the envelope was written in bold letters. “PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP “. Not a letter to be ignored obviously!I opened with considerable interest. Inside I found a delightful pleading letter from a 7 year old from Dawlish […]

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Poor Behaviour Reported Far and Wide

by gordonhook on 1 June, 2020

I see on social media that 2 police officers were jeered on Exmouth seafront this weekend as they attempted to disperse a large crowd gathered on the beach. I have received comments since Saturday up to and including this morning of ” poor behaviour” in different places, most noticeably, but by no means exclusively on […]

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School Re-Opening Now Is Wrong

by gordonhook on 21 May, 2020

We have been relatively fortunate ( so far) here in Devon and Cornwall regarding Covid 19 infection rates, and I most certainly want to keep it that way. Call me selfish if you like, but if we are to stay out of trouble we have to act responsibly.I do not believe schools should reopen until […]

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Desperate for Cash???

by gordonhook on 19 May, 2020

In the new circumstances, we are all experiencing different problems. Some are beginning to have very real financial / cash flow issues. If that is you, then Teignbridge Council may be able to help.Devon CC have made a fund of £1m available to the District Councils in Devon to help. Therefore contact Teignbridge if you […]

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5G…Not In Devon

by gordonhook on 19 May, 2020

Contrary to a number of false rumours and numerous “suggestions” on Social Media, there is no 5G in Devon. The County Council has currently adopted a policy of not allowing its street furniture to be used for the purpose.

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First TDC Virtual Committee Meeting

by gordonhook on 17 May, 2020

Teignbridge is holding it’s first “virtual” committee meeting next Tuesday at 10 am. This is open to all and I hope many will join the meeting.I have the dubious honour of attempting to Chair this meeting of the Councils Executive Committee. On the agenda are items relating to the increased costs of refurbishing Bakers Park […]

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