Paul Hodgkinson

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

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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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‘No Crash’ group fights for safer roads

by Paul Hodgkinson on 30 July, 2017

A road safety group called ‘No Crash’ has been lobbying for road safety measures. It has been chaired by County Councillor Paul Hodgkinson and includes residents and parish councillors from Coberley, Shipton, Andoversford, Notgrove and Whittington. The group has successfully lobbied for a School Safety Zone in Andoversford and for action to be taken against […]

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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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Take control back of our roads

by Paul Hodgkinson on 12 March, 2017

Liberal Democrats have announced bold plans to bring the county’s roads and footways back under the control of the County Council. The Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson (Bourton and Northleach) has pledged to look at how the county’s highway services can be taken back in-house rather than extend the existing contract with […]

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Speed gates come to the Churn Valley

by Paul Hodgkinson on 12 February, 2017

Road safety has been an ongoing concern for residents who live along the A435 in the Churn Valley. In particular the speed of traffic going through North Cerney. There have been regular speed checks by the police and community which show a small but persistent number of drivers exceeding the 40mph limit. The centre of the […]

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Council pays out thousands of pounds for pothole damage

by Paul Hodgkinson on 10 January, 2017

Nearly £18,000 of taxpayers’ money has been paid out to drivers for pothole damage in Gloucestershire. The figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request to Gloucestershire County Council show that £17,774 has been paid in compensation to motorists for pothole-related damage over the last three years. Now, the county’s Liberal Democrats have expressed bitter disappointment with […]

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