Paul Hodgkinson

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

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Fracking came one step closer to the Cotswolds after MPs voted to enable it to happen in areas of outstanding natural beauty and national parks. The controversial method of extracting gas will be allowed under the most beautiful parts of the country after the measures were cleared by a vote in Parliament. From now on […]

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Unanimous council call to improve ambulance response times 

by Paul Hodgkinson on 13 December, 2015

Paul’s call for urgent improvements to ambulance response times was debated and supported unanimously at Gloucestershire County Council earlier this month. The issue was first brought by Cllr Hodgkinson to the Council in May 2014 where unanimous cross-party support was given for a motion calling for urgent improvements to ambulance response times in the Cotswolds, Stroud, Tewkesbury […]

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Call to end ambulance service crisis in Gloucestershire

by Paul Hodgkinson on 24 November, 2015

A Liberal Democrat motion submitted to the county council next week will look once again at worrying ambulance response times across many parts of Gloucestershire. This follows the latest figures showing the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s (SWASFT) continuing failure to meet their 75% target in responding to the most urgent calls within 8 […]

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Task group set up to save lives on A429

by Paul Hodgkinson on 9 November, 2015

At last week’s County Council Environment & Community Scrutiny Committee unanimous cross-party support was given to the setting up of a task group to investigate safety and congestion on the A429. Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson (LD: Bourton-on-the Water and Northleach) requested a ‘call for action’ back in the Summer and now the Council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee will […]

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3,000 could lose free school meals under Government plans

by Paul Hodgkinson on 20 October, 2015

Thousands of children in the Cotswolds could lose their right to a free school meal under the Conservative Government’s plans to review the scheme. Universal free school meals offer every infant child a healthy meal at lunchtime, which saves families more than £400 per child per year. Evidence shows where children have been given a […]

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Businesses asked for views on noisy road

by Paul Hodgkinson on 26 June, 2015

An action group from along the A419/A417 is asking local businesses for their views on the noisy road. The issue of noise from the dual carriageway has been a running sore for residents since it was first built in 1998. Various attempts to reduce the sound have been made over the years without success so […]

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Road noise levels double – shock findings

by Paul Hodgkinson on 1 February, 2015

An action group from along the A419/A417 have published startling new figures which show a dramatic increase in noise levels. The issue of noise from the dual carriageway has been rumbling on for residents since it was first built in 1998. Various attempts to reduce the sound have been made over the years without success […]

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Schools serve up a success at lunchtime

by Paul Hodgkinson on 16 November, 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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Call for hospital’s future to be secured

by Paul Hodgkinson on 17 August, 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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Bring on Le Tour Cotswolds!

by Paul Hodgkinson on 8 July, 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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