Paul Hodgkinson

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

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A document has been made public which casts serious doubt on the local NHS hospitals trust’s reassuring words about the future of Cheltenham Hospital A&E. The document – drawn up by surgeons within Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals – was aimed at developing a long-term plan for all the different surgical specialties.  It contains […]

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Cut council red tape says prospective MP

by Paul Hodgkinson on 22 December, 2013

A call to cut the number of bosses at Cotswold District Council has fallen on deaf ears. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, parliamentary candidate for the Cotswolds, made the suggestion at a council meeting last week. It followed the recommendation by Lord Heseltine for council bosses to be axed across the country in a bid to save […]

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Christmas parking gift welcomed

by Paul Hodgkinson on 1 December, 2013

Cllr Paul Hodgkinson has welcomed Gloucestershire County Council’s announcement that on-street parking will be free for Christmas shoppers for one of the busiest Saturdays before Christmas.  In a move designed to boost trade in local shops around the county it has been announced that shoppers will be able to park for up to 2 hours […]

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Council backs call to solve A417 gridlock

by Paul Hodgkinson on 20 November, 2013

Following the tragic deaths of 3 people 2 weeks ago, a call was backed today to solve the traffic problems at a notorious Cotswolds junction. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (GCC, Bourton & Northleach) has been campaigning to get a solution to the pollution, gridlock and accident record around the Air Balloon roundabout on the A417 Today […]

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Sick of no signal?

by Paul Hodgkinson on 13 November, 2013

Fed up with no mobile signal in our villages? So is Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for the Cotswolds. Now, on the back of his questions at Gloucestershire County Council about faster broadband, he has submitted a question to next week’s Council meeting about the lack of phone coverage in rural areas. Many […]

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New crossing gets thumbs up

by Paul Hodgkinson on 6 November, 2013

Bourton residents have given a warm welcome to a new road crossing along Station Road. In August, the County Council installed the 24/7 safety feature on one of the village’s busiest roads. It followed on from a mass petition calling for the crossing which was presented to Gloucestershire County Council last year. A teacher at […]

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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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When are we getting faster broadband?

by Paul Hodgkinson on 2 September, 2013

Questions are being asked this week over when rural parts of the Cotswolds will be hooked up to faster broadband. Gloucestershire County Council has pledged to connect all parts of the county to higher internet speeds by 2015, but many people have still to hear when their area will get the new service. Cllr Paul […]

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