Paul Hodgkinson

Prospective MP for the Cotswolds, Cotswold District Councillor for Churn Valley, Gloucestershire County Councillor for Bourton & Northleach Learn more

2,200 people in the Cotswolds help hit apprenticeship goal

by Paul Hodgkinson on January 7, 2015

Two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010 with 2,200 people in the Cotswolds getting a vital start in life. Prospective MP Paul Hodgkinson said apprenticeships offered by companies such as Renishaw in Wotton under Edge and St James’s Place in Cirencester have performed a crucial role in the local economy. Cllr Hodgkinson is heading up a task group at the […]

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All ears for better phone coverage

by Paul Hodgkinson on December 16, 2014

Mobile phone operators in the Cotswolds are being urged to provide a better service. Liberal Democrat Councillors were backed unanimously today in applying pressure to get a fairer deal when it comes to a decent phone signal. Parliamentary Candidate, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Churn Valley), who proposed a motion to the Council Meeting, said: “This is part of […]

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Air Balloon – cash at last!

by Paul Hodgkinson on December 1, 2014

  Today it’s been announced that £250 million funding has been given by the Coalition Government to solve the issues at the Air Balloon A417. In a raft of funding for major road projects across the UK, money has been allocated to develop a solution to the notorious traffic blackspot which has seen six people lose their […]

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Schools serve up a success at lunchtime

by Paul Hodgkinson on November 16, 2014

Schools in the Cotswolds have been praised for dishing up a new initiative to the area’s infants. Since September all 5-7 year olds have been eligible for a free meal at lunchtime for the first time. Now, as part of National School Meals Week, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for the Cotswolds) has […]

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Air Balloon cash in Autumn Statement?

by Paul Hodgkinson on November 2, 2014

Momentum appears to be building behind a bid to solve the A417 ‘Missing Link’ near the Air Balloon roundabout. Rumours are circulating that the Coalition Government will announce funding for the scheme in the Autumn Statement due early next month. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will set out his spending plans on December 3 and […]

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Wanted: Local Plan

by Paul Hodgkinson on October 18, 2014

Fields across the Cotswolds are at risk from unplanned development thanks to the Cotswolds Tories. That’s the latest news, as the Conservative-run Cotswold District Council (CDC) falls behind around 70% of districts which have a draft ‘Local Plan’ in place – the blueprint which dictates where development should go. Now, in breaking news, the Council […]

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Call for boost to recycling in the Cotswolds

by Paul Hodgkinson on September 28, 2014

Cotswold District Council is being urged to up its game on recycling. Liberal Democrat Councillors are applying pressure to the administration at CDC to fall in line with many other councils across the country by introducing doorstep collections of Tetrapaks. Parliamentary Candidate, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Churn Valley), who proposed a motion to the Council Meeting on […]

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Local county councillors have joined forces to ask more people to show their support for the A417 Loop solution. In May next year central government will make its decision on funding for the A417 Loop, Gloucestershire County Council’s solution for the ‘missing link’. Local county councillors, Paul Hodgkinson, Robert Vines and Nigel Robbins are backing […]

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Shock figures reveal Cotswolds homes crisis

by Paul Hodgkinson on August 28, 2014

A new set of figures shows the mountain people face when buying a house in the Cotswolds. The National Housing Federation’s latest report on housing in the South West shows the Cotswolds as the most expensive place to live in the region. The average house in the Cotswolds will set you back an eye £336,935 whilst […]

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Call for hospital’s future to be secured

by Paul Hodgkinson on August 17, 2014

A call has been made to safeguard the future of Cirencester Hospital. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson – Prospective MP for the Cotswolds – made the call following a statement issued by the Clinical Commissioning Group in Gloucestershire which launched a review into whether the hospital could be used more. Mary Hutton, Accountable Officer at the county’s NHS […]

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