Jackie Hook

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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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Road Works Exeter Rd

by Jackie Hook on 11 February, 2020

Exeter Rd between Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton will be closed from Monday Feb 24th for a maximum of 5 days, between the hours of 9am and 3.30pm. This is to enable the rebuilding of a damaged section of parapet wall and general maintenance works. The section is between the Teigngrace turning and the railway line.

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Climate Change and Housing Development

by Jackie Hook on 8 February, 2020

We are compelled by government to build a certain number of houses per year in Teignbridge. How as a District do we match that imposition from government, with our District target to be carbon neutral by 2025 and the urgent need to address the climate emergency? For some time now, some of the public have […]

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Requested Double Yellow Lines On Their Way

by Jackie Hook on 31 January, 2020

Double yellow lines, as requested by residents have been approved by DCC, at the entrance to Orleigh Cross estate, Broadlands Avenue junction with HIghweek Rd, Barton Drive junction with Manor Road, Ashburton Rd junction with Mapleton Close and Wain Lane junction with Highweek Rd. These are all to stop inappropriate parking at junctions to maintain […]

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