Jackie Hook

Liberal Democrat County Councillor Newton Abbot North, District Councillor Bushell Ward Learn more

Berry Knowles Planning Decision Explained

by Jackie Hook on 12 July, 2020

Berry Knowles  Planning Committee July 7th 2020 Berry Knowles Planning Application for 135 houses and public open space was considered and approved at Planning Committee last week. Given that the site is not an allocated housing site in the current Local Plan, the decision made has been questioned and I hope the following information serves […]

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Temporary measures to aid safety and social distancing for shoppers will soon be introduced in Queen Street. The main outcome of the measures will be to widen pavements by removing much of the car parking from the street. Through traffic from The Avenue will be discouraged by signing, with the aim of creating a safer […]

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Devon County Council is reopening its recycling centres for essential use only from Monday 11 May. The government has defined ‘essential use’ as waste that ‘cannot be stored without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to the resident or other members of their household.’ Residents are urged to follow government guidance and only […]

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Update on Council Services

by Jackie Hook on 30 March, 2020

Waste Collections and Emptying of Litter Bins We will be working hard to keep all services on schedule.  However, there may be disruption in the coming weeks due to reduced staff levels.  Daily updates can be found on this link. https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/bin-collections/waste-recycling-services-and-public-toilets-covid-19/household-waste-and-recycling-services-27-march/ Please wash your hands before putting your bins out In order to keep our […]

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Food and Meal Delivery Options

by Jackie Hook on 29 March, 2020

Shops and suppliers that will deliver to your home RD Johns To support our community in these troubled times we now offer home delivery More than 5000 product lines and good stocks of essential items. No Delivery charge but we are implementing a minimum order value £50.00. Call today to place your order on 01626 […]

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Corona Virus Local Support Update

by Jackie Hook on 29 March, 2020

Firstly, thank you to everyone that has offered to help in any way they can in the face of the current COVID-19 outbreak. The Newton Abbot response has been unbelievable! We know many of you are keen to help but have found it difficult to find out how best to do so. Councillors also are […]

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Relaxation of On-Street Parking Enforcement by DCC

by Jackie Hook on 23 March, 2020

A Message from Highway Management at DCC – As you will know we are being presented by exceptional challenges and Devon County Council will play a critical role in responding to Covid19.  Our teams in Highway Management and across the Authority will be essential in helping our communities through this challenge. These teams will need […]

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Councillor Voting Records Go Public

by Jackie Hook on 8 March, 2020

As promised in our election manifesto we have now organised for all votes in Planning and other major committees to be recorded and made available for any/everyone to see. This was agreed at a recent meeting of the Constitution Review Group and is dependent on the technology working (here’s hoping!) The votes of all members […]

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The Case for a Unified Local Campaign on Housing

by Jackie Hook on 24 February, 2020

Housing is a hot topic. For many, what seems like an imposition of vast expanses of bland housing indistinguishable from housing we might see any where else in the country has generated growing anger. For others the search for a decent house they can afford seems an ever diminishing dream. Then of course there are […]

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First Social Rented Housing in Newton Abbot for decades

by Jackie Hook on 21 February, 2020

One of the Lib Dem’s top manifesto commitments was to deliver more “genuinely affordable housing” and to build on brownfield sites . I’m pleased to report that our first social rented housing schemes are about to be delivered. This week the Planning Committee at Teignbridge District Council unanimously passed a planning application for 5 social […]

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