Jackie Hook

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Newton Abbot Pilot 20mph Update

by Jackie Hook on 27 April, 2021

 More information and consultation soon. As I have been out and about delivering leaflets for our excellent Lib Dem County Council candidate, Eloise Rokirilov, one of the most common topics residents have raised with me has been the 20mph pilot. “ When are we getting it?” “We need it” It’s great to see the level […]

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Future High Street Fund Teignbridge District Full Council last week voted to accept the offer of £9.2m of government funding for the improvement of Newton Abbot town centre. The funding from the Future High Street Fund will be supplemented by TDC and DCC monies to deliver the bid proposals. Councillors at the Full Council meeting […]

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Future High Street Fund and Alexandra Theatre

by Jackie Hook on 3 March, 2021

You will no doubt of heard that just after Christmas Teignbridge District Council were informed that we had been successful in our bid to the Future High Street Fund. This will enable significant investment of £9.2 m into the future prosperity and environment of Newton Abbot town centre. Our original bid had been for £13m […]

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Lib Dem Teignbridge District Council has unveiled ambitious proposals to address its own and residents’ carbon footprint. The Council’s Climate Change Officer appointed early in 2020 has made rapid progress on several projects, to ensure progress to meet our District’s 2025 net zero target. Proposals for the Council’s own buildings include installation of low carbon […]

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East Street Council Housing Development Underway

by Jackie Hook on 29 January, 2021

Work gets underway next week to turn a derelict site in East Street, Newton Abbot into low rent low carbon council homes.When completed in the autumn, the new homes could be ideal for existing tenants who wish to downsize to a sustainable town centre location, freeing up family housing in the process.Five homes will be […]

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Coronavirus Vaccination Programme Update

by Jackie Hook on 6 January, 2021

The national coronavirus vaccination programme, led by NHS England and Improvement, began before Christmas with hundreds of local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams opening across England. As part of this, all people in Devon who are eligible will be offered the vaccine according to prioritisation from the national independent Joint Committee […]

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Updates on A382, 20mph, crime figures and more

by Jackie Hook on 19 November, 2020

Below an article I wrote for the Novemebr edition of the Highweek Herald which updates on local news. “As Covid cases increase again, and we approach Winter, I’m aware that there will be many people feeling concerned from both a health and financial point of view. I therefore remind you that Teignbridge District Council is […]

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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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