Paul Hodgkinson

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

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Review of A429 called for

by Paul Hodgkinson on 29 July, 2015

Following last week’s two deaths along the A429 in the Cotswolds, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Bourton and Northleach) is calling for the County Council to urgently set up a task group to get to grips with issues along the road. He has called today for the Council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee to look at the issue at […]

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Council approves new ways to grow local apprenticeships

by Paul Hodgkinson on 13 July, 2015

County Councillors have approved a report that proposes how best to promote and grow apprenticeships across Gloucestershire. At a full council meeting council members unanimously agreed recommendations put forward by the Cllr Pau Hodgkinson and the ‘ Apprenticeship task group’. The proposals include doing more to put apprenticeships at the forefront of people’s minds earlier in […]

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Faster broadband for the Cotswolds

by Paul Hodgkinson on 18 June, 2015

Following on from the first rollout of faster broadband to some Cotswold towns and villages, the County Council has now announced a second phase. Just over six thousand properties in the rural Cotswolds will be hooked up to the faster service by 2017. The new supplier, Gigaclear, has a record of connecting rural homes. Villages […]

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Call to speed up broadband roll out

by Paul Hodgkinson on 19 May, 2015

Having problems downloading and buffering? At the recent County Council Environment Scrutiny Committee Cllr Paul Hodgkinson raised the subject of faster broadband again. This was on the back of an update at the meeting from Shire Hall bosses about the faster broadband roll out in the Cotswolds. Paul said: “The situation is that there is a current […]

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Pull your socks up, roads contractor told

by Paul Hodgkinson on 26 March, 2015

Cllr Paul Hodgkinson received cross-party support yesterday for a call to monitor more closely Gloucestershire’s highways contract with Amey. He also received backing to continue imposing financial penalties if performance targets are not consistently achieved in the upcoming 2015/2016 financial year. The long awaited debate coinciding with World Pothole Day regarding the condition of Gloucestershire roads was finally […]

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Bin the litter!

by Paul Hodgkinson on 15 February, 2015

A call is being made to keep the Cotswolds cleaner. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for the Cotswolds) is calling for Cotswold District Council to be more proactive in clearing the area of unsightly rubbish. At present, the Council picks up litter in some areas regularly but many rural roads face long waits […]

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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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All ears for better phone coverage

by Paul Hodgkinson on 16 December, 2014

Mobile phone operators in the Cotswolds are being urged to provide a better service. Liberal Democrat Councillors were backed unanimously today in applying pressure to get a fairer deal when it comes to a decent phone signal. Parliamentary Candidate, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Churn Valley), who proposed a motion to the Council Meeting, said: “This is part of […]

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Air Balloon – cash at last!

by Paul Hodgkinson on 1 December, 2014

  Today it’s been announced that £250 million funding has been given by the Coalition Government to solve the issues at the Air Balloon A417. In a raft of funding for major road projects across the UK, money has been allocated to develop a solution to the notorious traffic blackspot which has seen six people lose their […]

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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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