Jackie Hook

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

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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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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