Paul Hodgkinson

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

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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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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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Call for ‘people’s challenge’ to road closure

by Paul Hodgkinson on 10 September, 2017

A councillor has asked residents to contact Gloucestershire County Council en masse in a bid to re-open a well used Cotswolds road. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (LD, Bourton & Northleach) is calling for the ‘old A40’ near Northleach to be brought back into use after being closed by the Council in 2015. He has tabled a question […]

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Bid to lower voting age

by Paul Hodgkinson on 6 September, 2017

Liberal Democrats in Gloucestershire are putting the spotlight on lowering the voting age to 16. Both locally and nationally, the Liberal Democrats have campaigned for years to allow 16 years the right to vote. They were also at the forefront of laying down an amendment in Parliament back in 2015 that would have given 16 […]

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Cricket club on front foot with new pavilion

by Paul Hodgkinson on 21 August, 2017

Bourton Vale Cricket Club will benefit from a £1,000 investment in facilities after it received funding from the County Council’s children’s activity fund. The cricket club has received support from the English Cricket Board (ECB) to build a new pavilion on the site of the existing building which has been there for 90 years. The […]

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LIBERAL DEMOCRATS have secured an extraordinary meeting of the County Council after a damning Ofsted report was published rating the county’s children’s services as ‘inadequate’.   The forty-one page report conducted between 27 February and 23 March 2017 found “serious and widespread failures for children in need of help and protection” and “serious concerns about the […]

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  Over the last 6 months Cllr Paul Hodgkinson has been approached by a lot of residents about the problem of anti-social behaviour in Bourton on the Water. These issues range from a group of children and young adults threatening other people, swearing, drinking and taking drugs as well as littering around the village. As a […]

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Thank you!

by Paul Hodgkinson on 18 May, 2017

In the early hours of Friday May 5, Paul Hodgkinson was re-elected to Gloucestershire County Council. First elected to the Council in 2013 for the Bourton on the Water and Northleach division with a majority of 59 votes, Cllr Hodgkinson thanked everyone for their support after his re-election: “I’d like to say a big thank […]

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