Gordon Hook

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

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Dire Climate Change Warning

by gordonhook on 8 October, 2018

Today’s new warnings on climate change pose a huge challenge to mankind. I have long held the view that this is the single greatest threat to mans continued long-term existence, and it is imperative that warnings are heeded now as never before! On the plus side, we have the technical know how to counter the […]

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Great Training Day

by gordonhook on 7 October, 2018

Local Lib Dems gathered in good numbers for what turned out to be a really first class day of training yesterday (Saturday) in Newton Abbot. National Training Officer( Guru?) Richard Cole left home at 6 am in Portsmouth to guide us all through various of the latest techniques needed to win elections…which is what it’s […]

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Rejoice ! Rejoice! Rejoice!

by gordonhook on 7 October, 2018

I totally accept that it is no big deal for anyone except my wife and me but after nearly 3 months without a main line telephone due to circumstances beyond our control, we have just got it back!!! We apologise unreservedly to all/any who may have been inconvenienced as a consequence and have therefore found […]

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Transition Film Festival. Advance Notice

by gordonhook on 5 October, 2018

Transition Town Totnes is holding a film festival between November 13 and 18. This will feature films on Climate Change, Food and agriculture, social justice and women’s achievements.I can provide a few more details if wanted, but also go to www.transiyionfilmfestival.org.uk Ticket prices vary and advance booking produces a cheaper price. The films are to […]

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Rail track renewal

by gordonhook on 3 October, 2018

I am notified that Network Rail will be undertaking track replacement work on the Newton Abbot to Paignton line on Sunday 11 November, til 1600 hours.

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88 and 88A Bus Further Update

by gordonhook on 26 September, 2018

I have been pleasantly surprised to receive letters/email of thanks today for two different and totally unrelated actions, one being the improved situation re the local bus service, where punctuality appears to have improved hugely and drivers are now, so I am told, even switching off the engines while idling. The success with he bus […]

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Torquay Road Footbridge Update

by gordonhook on 26 September, 2018

I have received the following message from the officer responsible for the bridge work on Torquay Road….. “We are aiming to carry out a re-inspection of the bridge late this year/early next year, to confirm our proposed method of lifting the bridge out of position. During the inspection we will also undertake some initial works, […]

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Support the Police

by gordonhook on 25 September, 2018

An ill-informed letter of such ill thought out content appeared in the local MDA newspaper recently (the week before last) that it was disappointing that the paper published it. The essential message appeared to be that the town was being overrun by gangs of young criminals bent on mayhem. It implied that the police were […]

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Labour Party; Take Your Pick….

by gordonhook on 25 September, 2018

No one will be surprised that I have watched with considerable interest the twisting and turning going on within both the Conservative and Labour Parties over Brexit. I really don’t understand how either party can survive in their current forms. The Conservative Party has always been split over Europe, but they have consistently avoided lancing […]

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Child Minding for You??

by gordonhook on 24 September, 2018

Have you ever considered becoming a registered childminder? If so and for more information, please go to devon.cc/eyjobs

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