Jackie Hook

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

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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Progress Towards Carbon Neutral in Teignbridge

by Jackie Hook on 31 January, 2020

Globally, nationally and locally, 2019 will be remembered for amongst other things, the term “Climate emergency” not only becoming common parlance and a headline for many news stories but also becoming the subject of Declarations by many Council’s across the country. Whether it’s news of Australian fires, our own warmest decade on record or more […]

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Doing What Matters – New Grants Available

by Jackie Hook on 7 May, 2019

Devon County Council has launched a new set of Community Grants which aim: To help local people connect with each other and their wider community. To shift more control of local decisions to communities. To challenge inequality where it exists for people and communities. To do things differently in communities. Each year the council will […]

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Bushell Ward Election Thanks

by Jackie Hook on 5 May, 2019

A huge thank you to all those who voted for me on Thursday in Bushell Ward, and also to those that supported my fellow candidate, Rob Hayes. We were both re-elected. Thank you also to all those who worked for the campaign both in Bushell, Newton Abbot and across the whole of Teignbridge. The Liberal […]

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Bakers Park Proposals – Have Your Say

by Jackie Hook on 22 April, 2019

Bakers Park Planning Application A planning application has been submitted by Teignbridge District Council for changes to be made at Bakers Park. The details of the application can be viewed on TDC’s website. The application details are below. 19/00511/FUL Bakers Park, Totnes Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, College Proposal: Construction of a new pavilion, replacement fencing, […]

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Climate Emergency Announced by Teignbridge DC

by Jackie Hook on 21 April, 2019

I am very pleased to announce that Teignbridge has declared a Climate Emergency. The Notice of Motion that I submitted to Full Council on Thursday last week is below. It was approved unanimously. The only change was an improved target to make Teignbridge carbon neutral by 2025 rather than 2030. It is imperative that the […]

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Teignbridge Lib Dems received a huge morale boost at the weekend with news that Sir Vince Cable, Party Leader, is to visit Newton Abbot on Saturday in support of the local Lib Dems election campaigning, where they are working towards regaining control of the council. The decision to visit Teignbridge is a reflection of the […]

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