Paul Hodgkinson

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

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Cotswold TV features Air Balloon proposals

by Paul Hodgkinson on 14 January, 2013

The controversial proposal by the Highways Agency to launch an ‘experimental layout’ later this year is now the subject of a new video. Cotswold TV interviewed Cllr Paul Hodgkinson and County Council candidate Nigel Robbins recently about the plans. You can see the video at this link: Air Balloon roundabout proposals The video gives full […]

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A proposal by the Highways Agency to change the junction lay out at the notorious Air Balloon roundabout has provoked an outcry from local residents. Gloucestershire County Council has confirmed it supports a trial change and is part funding it. A combination of air pollution and gridlocked traffic has prompted the Agency to come up […]

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Air Balloon madness

by Paul Hodgkinson on 18 December, 2012

Proposed changes to a notorious roundabout have been branded ‘madness’ by a leading councillor. The Air Balloon roundabout has become infamous for accidents and bottlenecks as the A417 dual carriageway reduces to just one lane in each direction at Birdlip. Now, in an attempt to cut air pollution and solve the gridlock, the Highways Agency […]

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Air Balloon Roundabout Campaign Continues

by Paul Hodgkinson on 29 November, 2012

MEP for the Liberal Democrats in Gloucestershire Sir Graham Watson has now taken the campaign to reduce air pollution at the Air Balloon roundabout on the A417 to the Highways Agency. This follows on from a letter sent to the Department for the Environment (DEFRA) earlier in the autumn and further discussions between local district […]

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Demand for action over Birdlip pollution

by Paul Hodgkinson on 9 October, 2012

Lib Dem MEP for Gloucestershire Sir Graham Watson has written to the new Secretary of State for the Environment Owen Paterson demanding an investigation into the high levels of air pollution in the Birdlip area following discussions with Cotswold District Councillor for Churn Valley Paul Hodgkinson. Councillor Hodgkinson approached Sir Graham to ask what could […]

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A417 campaign group restarts its journey

by Paul Hodgkinson on 12 July, 2012

A group of residents and councilors from along the A417 and A419 are relaunching the campaign against excessive noise from the road. The team, originally planned to meet last autumn, has regrouped and meets next week to refocus its efforts. The issue of noise from the dual carriageway has been a running sore for residents […]

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Rendcomb Cycle Path – options heard

by Paul Hodgkinson on 6 May, 2012

The Churn Valley Safer Cycle and Walkers Path was up for discussion last week. A meeting of the volunteers group which has been working on the path for four years was held at Rendcomb College on May 1. The meeting – chaired by Cllr Paul Hodgkinson – heard about a number of options for extending […]

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Route to Rendcomb?

by Paul Hodgkinson on 18 February, 2012

The Churn Valley safer cycle and walkers route is making progress to linking with Rendcomb. At present, the route follows the existing bridlepath between Bowling Green Lane and North Cerney via Baunton and Perrott’s Brook. Now, the group responsible for bringing the path up to the required standard is actively researching how it can carry […]

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Youth funding kick starts Boot Camp

by Paul Hodgkinson on 24 January, 2012

A welcome funding initiative from Glos County Council has given a Churn Valley project an injection of cash. The funding for youth projects has allocated £1100 to each CDC councillor for use in their ward. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson has already chosen projects which the funding will go to, “Ollie Wakefield is running a fitness class […]

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Safer cycle and walkers route up and running!

by Paul Hodgkinson on 5 September, 2011

The safer cycle and walkers route between Stratton and North Cerney has been well used over the summer. The route, which follows the existing bridleway from Cirencester to the heart of North Cerney village, has been the focus of much activity over the last three years. New ‘furniture’ along the route (styles and gates) along […]

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