Jackie Hook (was Brodie)

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

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Exeter Road Dangerous Pinch Point to be Improved

by jackiebrodie on 24 June, 2018

Great news. One of the most inadequate and dangerous stretches of A road in the town is due to be improved. With houses imminent on the Whitehill site, I am pleased to be able to report that options to improve Exeter Rd at the infamous pinch point between the Vauxhall garage and the roundabout at the top of […]

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Well Done St Joseph’s Primary School

by jackiebrodie on 29 May, 2018

Congratulations to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary who did fantastically well in their participation in the Sustrans Big Pedal this year. The Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. Across Devon 9 schools took part in the competition […]

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First Anniversay of Co-cars in Newton Abbot

by jackiebrodie on 13 May, 2018

One year on and support for Co-cars ‘hire by the hour’ car network in Newton Abbot continues to grow. Members can book 24/7 online or via smartphone and use a smartcard and PIN to open the car, or any of the other cars in the SW. From just £3.75 per hour to hire members save […]

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No Local Elections This Thursday in Teignbridge

by jackiebrodie on 30 April, 2018

A number of people have asked about the local elections, which are receiving coverage in the media. Can I make it clear that there are NO elections on Thursday in Teignbridge. Here we have local elections every two years; last year for Devon County Council and next year for Teignbridge District Council. There will therefore […]

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Bus Services 70/77 and 88 – Changes Proposed

by jackiebrodie on 29 April, 2018

Proposals currently being considered by the Stagecoach bus company could well mean significant changes to the bus service here in Newton Abbot. Route and pricing changes are proposed. More information is available on the Stagecoach webpage https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-west/newton-abbot-consultation . Let them know your views by email on torquay@stagecoachbus.com Or by letter to Stagecoach, RegentClose, Torquay. TQ2 […]

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Penn Inn Volunteer Afternoon Success

by jackiebrodie on 29 March, 2018

The weather brightened up just in time for today’s Volunteer Tidy Up event at Penn Inn Roundabout. The event was organised by Newton Abbot Community Interest Company, and was the first of a series of Volunteer days to tidy up the subway area under the roundabout which has become overgrown and untidy.  Most of us […]

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Litter Pick / Tidy Up Thanks

by jackiebrodie on 18 March, 2018

We had a great time yesterday litter picking and tidying up paths in the Baker’s Park area. The weather was challenging, but didn’t stop us getting on with the job and achieving a noticeable improvement in Baker’s Park, along the River Lemon, Bradley Lane and the path linking up to Barton Drive and Manor Road. […]

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Next Saturday we will be having another of our Litter Pick / Tidy Up Events.   We will meet at Bakers Park Car Park, at 2pm on Saturday March 17th.   All welcome, but please can children be accompanied by an adult. We will be clearing vegetation and weeding along the River Lemon path and […]

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District Council Weather Announcements

by jackiebrodie on 1 March, 2018

I’m sure many of us are concerned about the impact of the recent cold weather on those sleeping rough. Teignbridge District Council have reassured us that they have contacted all rough sleepers they are aware of in the area and offered them temporary accommodation. It should be emphasised that this offer hasn’t universally been taken up. However, […]

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More money for young people’s mental health, children with special needs and Devon’s schools is at the core of the alternative budget launched by the county’s Liberal Democrats. Funding to protect schools, mental health care and children with special educational needs has been found by cutting waste, ending duplication and cracking down on expensive consultants […]

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