Paul Hodgkinson

Leader of the Lib Dems on Gloucestershire County Council, representing Bourton on the Water & Northleach Learn more

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Fight to keep popular newsagent

by Paul Hodgkinson on 21 October, 2016

Residents in Bourton on the Water have expressed anger at moves to oust the village’s remaining newsagent shop. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson is campaigning to save the ‘community hub’ in the iconic tourist centre, encouraging residents to file objections to an application by the shop’s landlord. The Cotswold District Council planning website has received 100 responses from local people who […]

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Council misses recycling targets for last 4 years

by Paul Hodgkinson on 5 October, 2016

Latest figures show that Gloucestershire is binning more waste than ever but too much is going to landfill. Now, the Liberal Democrats are calling for the County Council to get its recycling shoes on and start hitting waste targets. At a recent Council meeting they called on Shire Hall bosses to find ways to boost the amount […]

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Missing Link work won’t start before 2021

by Paul Hodgkinson on 4 September, 2016

Construction of the notorious ‘Missing Link’ at the Air Balloon roundabout is unlikely to start for another 5 years. That’s the latest word from roads bosses who are managing the project. In a letter to the Leader of Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Highways England have confirmed that the project is still ongoing despite […]

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Call for action over shocking levels of deprivation

by Paul Hodgkinson on 17 August, 2016

New figures show big differences across Gloucestershire when it comes to hardship and access to services.  At the latest County Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee, councillors were presented with alarming figures showing how the county fares compared to other parts of England. And it made for uncomfortable reading as council bosses prepare their budgets for […]

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Leader of the Liberal Democrat County Council Group, Paul Hodgkinson, has today sent an open letter to the newly appointed Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP. The letter requests the new Transport Secretary and the newly formed post-Referendum Government continue with the commitment shown by the previous Secretary of State for […]

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Traffic warden contract should be parked!

by Paul Hodgkinson on 12 June, 2016

  Liberal Democrats have criticised the decision to extend Gloucestershire County Council’s parking enforcement contract with APCOA. The decision was taken last week by the County Council’s Conservative Cabinet. The contract to enforce on-street parking was due to end in 2018. Today’s decision means that APCOA will now be policing Gloucestershire’s streets for an extra two […]

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Are you listening, O2?

by Paul Hodgkinson on 30 May, 2016

A Cotswold village has today made a bank holiday protest after weeks of non existent phone coverage. Led by County Councillor Paul Hodgkinson (LD, Bourton & Northleach) residents and businesses today made their voices heard in Bourton on the Water. With throngs of tourists looking on, Cllr Hodgkinson joined villagers in the iconic Cotswold location when […]

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End of ‘Coxit’ welcomed

by Paul Hodgkinson on 20 May, 2016

Today it was announced that the so-called ‘COXIT’ has been abandoned due to a lack of public support and difficulties in merging two councils from different counties. Back in February the Leader of Cotswold District Council announced his intention to create a new ‘unitary’ council comprising the Cotswolds and West Oxfordshire. This would have meant the […]

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Active Together comes to Northleach

by Paul Hodgkinson on 12 May, 2016

A new fitness class has been launched in Northleach. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, County Councillor for Bourton and Northleach, provided cash for the ‘Fit for Life’ fitness class at the Westwood Centre through the Council’s Active Together fund to help set up the class in partnership with Northleach Town Council. Cllr Hodgkinson said: “I have a pot of […]

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Timetable bid for Air Balloon solution

by Paul Hodgkinson on 2 May, 2016

We’re all painfully aware of the still-present gridlock and accidents at the Air Balloon A417 and many people were pleased when the last Government announced money for a solution at last. Now, 19 months after that announcement and nothing further has happened. So, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson has been pressing for a definitive timetable for work to […]

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