Paul Hodgkinson

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

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The Council’s cutting out plastics and here’s how

by Paul Hodgkinson on 2 April, 2018

An albatross unwittingly feeding plastic to their young. A sea turtle hopelessly ensnared in floating debris. The most celebrated and watched programme of 2017 was also the most sobering. ‘Blue Planet II’ brought to life the staggering impact that our consumerist, throwaway culture is having on our seas.  It’s estimated that 9 million tonnes of […]

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‘Cut your speed’ say Bourton residents

by Paul Hodgkinson on 14 March, 2018

Residents in Bourton are hoping a new road feature will help slow down speeding drivers. A speed gate now greets motorists as they enter the village along the Rissington Road following ongoing concerns for residents who live along that stretch of highway. There have been regular speed checks by the ‘Community Speedwatch’ team which show […]

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Thumbs up to Missing Link consultation

by Paul Hodgkinson on 19 February, 2018

A 6 week consultation has started into 2 options to solve the A417 Missing Link at the Air Balloon. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Leader of the County Council Liberal Democrats (Bourton & Northleach), represents part of the A417 and attended the launch of the Missing Link options consultation at the Star College last week: “After years of […]

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Pothole hell

by Paul Hodgkinson on 3 February, 2018

As the winter drags on, there’s one thing you can’t avoid on Gloucestershire’s roads – potholes. Now, with complaints from residents rising, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson is challenging the County Council to sort out the roads properly. He’s submitted a question which will be answered at the next County Council meeting on 14 February: ‘With the […]

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Call for transparency over A417 consultation

by Paul Hodgkinson on 9 January, 2018

Liberal Democrats in Gloucestershire are calling for clarity on how local communities will be involved in the development of vital plans to solve the A417 ‘Missing Link’. A comprehensive consultation area, involvement of hard to reach groups and briefings for local councils are among the demands being made by councillors Paul Hodgkinson, Steve Jordan and […]

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Why is new crossing already closed?

by Paul Hodgkinson on 11 December, 2017

A new zebra crossing in Bourton on the Water has already been closed – and people are asking why. The crossing, which was opened at the same time as the new Co-Op store in the village, helps residents get across Station Road safely from the shop to homes. Now, just a month after it was […]

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New facilities for Bourton-on-the-Water Primary Academy

by Paul Hodgkinson on 27 November, 2017

There’s been a £0.754 million cash injection into improving a Cotswold school.  Bourton-on-the-Water Primary Academy will use this much needed funding to expand its core facilities. The school will build a brand new purpose built professional kitchen and extend the existing school hall to provide for more children. This work will allow the school to […]

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It starts with me

by Paul Hodgkinson on 14 November, 2017

Councillors in Gloucestershire are backing a campaign to promote healthy living which starts this week. The campaign promotes the importance of regular HIV testing and is co-ordinated by HIV Prevention England (HPE) with support and participation from organisations in the public, statutory and private sectors. Liberal Democrat County Council Leader, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, has today […]

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Liberal Democrats have once again raised concerns over the future of Cheltenham hospital as a new NHS pilot will see patients moved to Gloucester. A letter circulated by Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust gives details of service changes over the coming months as part of a winter plan. From October 2017 to March 2018, all orthopaedic […]

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The Conservatives at Shire Hall yesterday voted to stop people asking questions on the day of council meetings.  The decision to change the current set up for ‘oral questions’ was made at the County Council’s Constitution Committee. That’s the body which recommends how the Council operates. Up until now, members of the public have been able […]

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