Gordon Hook

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

All Welcome

by gordonhook on 24 March, 2020

While I can’t see who logs onto my blog, I can see the numbers for daily logins. It never fails to amaze me the huge fluctuations. In the last week, for instance, numbers have fluctuated from very few per day ( 4 or 5) to 40., and anywhere in between. You are all welcome, and […]

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Recycling Centre NOW CLOSED

by gordonhook on 24 March, 2020

As a consequence of the Prime Ministers announcement last night regarding restrictions on movement, it is announced that the waste recycling depots are closed as from now. This obviously includes Brunel Road here in Newton.

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Communication Experiment

by gordonhook on 22 March, 2020

As I am self-isolating and am therefore not “out n about” meeting people I have decided on an experiment….a phone in surgery. So, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm till 6 pm I’ll be setting aside those time slots to hear from any local resident who has a question they think I might be […]

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I listened with amazement ( and pleasure) at the Chancellors statement yesterday where he guaranteed, amongst other things, the wages of so many workers who were getting very worried about how they were going to live in the coming months. His statement was very welcome by many, both employees and employers, I am certain. His […]

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Human Depravity: A Definition

by gordonhook on 20 March, 2020

A food bank in Knottingley, West Yorkshire was raided last evening by a gang of four men who must be just about the ultimate definition of human depravity. How can anyone sink so low as to steal the contents of a food bank? The food bank, run entirely by volunteers and serving those in greatest […]

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Corona Virus Statement

by gordonhook on 20 March, 2020

In response to the Covid-19 coronavirus I was asked to make a statement and so earlier this week issued the following… “It is now clear that the coronavirus pandemic is set to challenge us all in unique ways. However, amid the uncertainty one thing is clear and certain; we will need to work together and […]

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SCAM WARNING

by gordonhook on 19 March, 2020

Devon County Trading Standards have issued a new warning about fraudsters and scammers using the coronavirus issue to try new methods of conning residents out of money. Be warned, therefore. One scam is fraudsters pretending to be from the World Health Organisation!! Be warned. Report any concerns and seek advice from the Citizens Advice or […]

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…is a headline in today’s i The strong advice I have been given to pass on is, never mind how well-meaning and well-intentioned, DO NOT ORGANISE OR BE PART OF a “visitation team”. This is the worst possible thing to do, as you may well be spreading the virus to the most vulnerable, which of […]

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Rail Travel Between West Country and London

by gordonhook on 13 March, 2020

Train services to and from London will be diverted via Bristol from Saturday 14th through to April 3rd. This diversion adds about 35 minutes to journeys between Taunton and Reading. The diversion is needed to allow for work on the line from Taunton to Castle Cary. Journey times will inevitably increase and there will be […]

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Mum

by gordonhook on 13 March, 2020

I’m sad to say that my mum died this morning. I will, therefore, be dealing with family issues for a few days next week and won’t be able to deal with council matters quite as I might normally do. In the event that you need any councillor help please contact either of my fellow Buckland […]

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