Jackie Hook

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

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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Temporary Lights- Jetty Marsh Rd 8th and 9th April

by Jackie Hook on 6 April, 2019

Wales and West Utilities will be working in Jetty Marsh Road on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th, with traffic lights in place. This is to provide a permanent reinstatement to replace a temporary reinstatement. As explained in my previous post, utility companies do have a right to access their equipment under the road. Fortunately this […]

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Why So Many Road Works?

by Jackie Hook on 2 April, 2019

Below the text of my article that appeared in this month’s Highweek Herald. Road works, why so many, why aren’t they better coordinated, and who monitors what is going on? Many of you have rightly contacted me with these queries over the last couple of months. We, as residents on the west side of Newton […]

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Newton Abbot Leisure Centre Open Day Sat 23rd March

by Jackie Hook on 21 March, 2019

On Saturday 23 March, 12pm to 3pm, Newton Abbot Leisure Centre will be hosting an open day for everyone to join in. This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a variety of 30 minute adult and junior exercise classes, swimming, swimming lessons, facility and gym tours, children’s activities, instructor advice and more. It’s also a […]

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We Must Demand Better

by Jackie Hook on 20 March, 2019

Below a selection of today’s headlines from the news update I get each day from the Local Government Association. I look most days and there is a selection of good and bad news stories, but looking at todays , I couldn’t help but think what has gone wrong in our country to generate those shockingly […]

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Don’t Believe Conservative Housing Claims

by Jackie Hook on 14 March, 2019

You may see in the next few weeks a statement from the Conservatives that they have wiped 3000 people off the Housing Waiting List, and are claiming this as a success story. I turn a blind eye to most Tory untruths, there are so many, but this one is so crass that I couldn’t let […]

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Stagecoach Routes Consultation – Have Your Say

by Jackie Hook on 12 March, 2019

Stagecoach have published their route consultation on-line. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-west/route-consultation Although entitled ‘Exeter Edition,’ the routes mentioned go beyond the City, particularly into East Devon, parts of Mid Devon, Teignbridge and West Devon. Details of how to respond are on Page 7 of the document. Changes to the timetable for Route 2 and 39 between Exeter and […]

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Funding Threat to Refurnish Furniture Reuse Project

by Jackie Hook on 10 March, 2019

The Conservatives Are Failing On Recycling Again Quietly behind the scenes we have learnt that DCC and TDC are planning to cease payments they make to Refurnish, which supports community sector furniture reuse projects. Currently Refurnish, receive £62 per tonne for furniture diverted from the waste stream. Conservatives plan to cease this payment altogether. This […]

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Improved Bus Services from April 14th

by Jackie Hook on 9 March, 2019

Local Bus Service 88/88A: Buckland – Newton Abbot – Highweek – Ashburton – Buckfastleigh – Totnes On 14th April Stagecoach are introducing changes to their local bus services in Newton Abbot. These are partly in response to further housing developer funding at Hele Park, Newton Abbot. The Newton Abbot – Buckland section will revert to […]

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Bradley Barton NA6 Planning Application Deferred

by Jackie Hook on 1 March, 2019

The planning application for 104 houses opposite Bradley Barton School, was considered at Planning Committee on Tuesday Feb 19th. After much discussion, and it must be said a fair slamming by Councillors, of Persimmon’s reputation as a developer, it was agreed that the application be deferred for further negotiations between Teignbridge District Council planners and […]

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