Paul Hodgkinson

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

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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Extra buses get thumbs up

by Paul Hodgkinson on August 1, 2014

Extended times to a well used bus service has been given a warm welcome by residents in the Cotswolds. The 51 route from Cheltenham to Cirencester and onto Swindon attracts alot of customers. Linking villages like North Cerney, Rendcomb and Coberley to the towns, it has previously run in daytimes only and not on Sundays. […]

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by Paul Hodgkinson on July 21, 2014

  Anyone who drives along the A40 regularly in the Cotswolds will know that at times it can be a dangerous experience. The well-used highway which connects Cheltenham and Oxford has a high accident record. Recently, there was a fatal crash near Northleach. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson and local campaigner Laura Watts are calling on Gloucestershire Highways […]

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Bring on Le Tour Cotswolds!

by Paul Hodgkinson on July 8, 2014

Two leading county figures are calling for a Cotswolds stage in a future Tour De France. With the country gripped by cycling fever as the famous race winds its way around Yorkshire, a bold bid could mean we see the same scenes in Gloucestershire soon. Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood has joined forces with Lib Dem […]

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Call for County Council to boost apprenticeships

by Paul Hodgkinson on June 22, 2014

On the back of a record number of apprenticeships across Gloucestershire, the County Council is being urged to go one step further. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (LD, Bourton and Northleach) is recommending that the Council should create a cross-party task force, which would work with businesses in the county encouraging them to recruit more apprentices. The […]

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A Liberal Democrat motion calling for urgent improvements to ambulance response times was debated and supported unanimously at Gloucestershire County Council yesterday. The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s (SWASFT) continual failure to meet their 75% target in responding to ‘Red’ calls within 8 minutes in four out of six districts in Gloucestershire prompted […]

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