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 action over gridlocked road

by Paul Hodgkinson on 25 October, 2013

Lib Dem MEP for Gloucestershire Sir Graham Watson has visited the notorious Air Balloon roundabout. He was invited by Cotswolds Parliamentary Candidate Cllr Paul Hodgkinson who is leading the call for an urgent solution to the congestion and pollution blackspot south of Gloucester. Councillor Hodgkinson (GCC, Bourton and Northleach) first approached Sir Graham last year […]

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Noisy road campaigners make their voices heard

by Paul Hodgkinson on 6 October, 2013

Campaigners are stepping up their bid to reduce noise from the A419/417 dual carriageway in the Cotswolds. The A419 Noise Action Group (A419NAG) was formed last year in an attempt to get the Highways Agency to replace noisy concrete parts of the road with a quieter surface. They say the noise along parts of the […]

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Bid to give primary schools a cash lifeline

by Paul Hodgkinson on 20 September, 2013

A call is being made to throw Cotswolds primary schools a cash lifeline. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Leader of the Lib Dem Group on Cotswold District Council) has publicly asked for primary schools to be included in the Council’s waste collection service. At present, all primary schools are classed as ‘businesses’ and have to pay for […]

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No Crash – one year on

by Paul Hodgkinson on 24 August, 2013

Residents and councillors who formed an action group to campaign for lower traffic speed are celebrating their first anniversary by issuing a report on progress. The action group, the North Cotswolds Rural area Against Speeding Harm (No Crash), was set up to combat the excessive speeds of some motorists on the A436 and surrounding villages. The […]

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Call for urgent action on notorious traffic blackspot

by Paul Hodgkinson on 11 August, 2013

The saga of traffic gridlock at the notorious Air Balloon roundabout in the Cotswolds took another turn this week. Gloucestershire County Council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee has written to the Highways Agency asking for progress to be made on the A417 ‘Missing Link’ and finding a solution to the traffic and pollution problems. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson […]

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New safety zone on the way for village

by Paul Hodgkinson on 18 July, 2013

Gloucestershire Highways is looking to make improvements to the School Safety Zone on the A436 by Andoversford Primary School. The aim of the scheme is to try to increase driver awareness, reduce vehicle speeds and create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists on Gloucester Road in the village during peak school times. Cllr Paul […]

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Plans afoot for Fortey House

by Paul Hodgkinson on 1 July, 2013

A building which has been empty for 5 years is set to be redeveloped. Fortey House, Northleach, provided sheltered accommodation for local people but has been derelict with the large building lying unfilled. Now, Bromford, who own the site, have announced plans to demolish the site and build 24 affordable homes. The homes – yet […]

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Call for cash injection into roads

by Paul Hodgkinson on 17 June, 2013

Cllr Paul Hodgkinson is calling for a big investment in Gloucestershire’s roads to sort out the potholes which have plagued the area. The move is made in a notice of motion and a question being put to the full meeting of the County Council on June 19. Gloucestershire’s roads have featured in lists of the […]

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Consultation starts for safer road crossing in Bourton

by Paul Hodgkinson on 17 May, 2013

After an 1100 name petition and support from Bourton’s parish council and new County Councillor, a controlled pedestrian crossing in Bourton is set to be in place this year. The crossing – in Station Road, Bourton-on-the-Water – was the brainchild of local teacher and resident Ginie Moss. She campaigned along with Cllr Paul Hodgkinson to […]

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A stop speeding campaign to cut the number of deaths and collisions on a notorious road near Cheltenham is making good progress, say leaders. Members of action group North Cotswolds Rural area Against Speeding Harm (No Crash) say they have made some initial breakthroughs in calls for improved signage along the A436 and surrounding villages. […]

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