Paul Hodgkinson

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

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Call for Road Safety Champion

by Paul Hodgkinson on 30 March, 2017

This week at Shire Hall a proposal had been made for the creation of a Road Safety Champion for Gloucestershire. Latest figures reveal that the number of killed and seriously injured people in the county last year was 207. But, the County Council has set itself a ‘target’ of 141. The number of killed and seriously […]

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Take control back of our roads

by Paul Hodgkinson on 12 March, 2017

Liberal Democrats have announced bold plans to bring the county’s roads and footways back under the control of the County Council. The Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson (Bourton and Northleach) has pledged to look at how the county’s highway services can be taken back in-house rather than extend the existing contract with […]

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Speed gates come to the Churn Valley

by Paul Hodgkinson on 12 February, 2017

Road safety has been an ongoing concern for residents who live along the A435 in the Churn Valley. In particular the speed of traffic going through North Cerney. There have been regular speed checks by the police and community which show a small but persistent number of drivers exceeding the 40mph limit. The centre of the […]

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Council rakes in millions from parking

by Paul Hodgkinson on 27 January, 2017

Nearly £10 million profit has been produced from council parking operations over the last five years in Gloucestershire.   The figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats also show just under £2.5million was made both in 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. Reference will be made to this huge sum of money by the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, […]

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Council pays out thousands of pounds for pothole damage

by Paul Hodgkinson on 10 January, 2017

Nearly £18,000 of taxpayers’ money has been paid out to drivers for pothole damage in Gloucestershire. The figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request to Gloucestershire County Council show that £17,774 has been paid in compensation to motorists for pothole-related damage over the last three years. Now, the county’s Liberal Democrats have expressed bitter disappointment with […]

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500 back call to re-open road

by Paul Hodgkinson on 10 December, 2016

Recently Cllr Paul Hodgkinson launched a petition to re-open a road connecting Northleach and Compton Abdale. The road is referred to as ‘the Old A40’ locally as it was the original main road linking Cheltenham to Northleach before the Northleach by pass (A40) was built. This Wednesday 7 December Paul formally presented the petition at the County Council […]

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Call for lower speed limit

by Paul Hodgkinson on 18 November, 2016

Residents have called for greater road safety in the village of Perrotts Brook near Cirencester. A petition of 70 names, gathered by local businessman Theo Hare, lobbies Gloucestershire Highways to cut the speed limit amidst concerns over the ways vehicles drive through the village. Now, County Councillors Paul Hodgkinson and Nigel Robbins have backed residents […]

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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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