Paul Hodgkinson

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

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Another pedestrian crossing for Bourton?

by Paul Hodgkinson on 19 June, 2018

The pedestrian crossing on Station Road by the School is almost 5 years old. Many children cross the road each day and residents have felt safer going across this busy road out of school hours. Now, another crossing is being planned after lobbying from local residents. Station Road has been a dangerous spot in the […]

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Scouting for success

by Paul Hodgkinson on 5 June, 2018

Cubs and scouts in the Cotswolds have just benefited from a grant from the County Council. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson gave £1,000 to the Northleach scouts and cubs last year as part of the Council’s ‘Children’s and Young People’s Activity Fund’. He says that helping local voluntary organisations is vital: “I’ve worked with parish and town […]

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The Council’s cutting out plastics and here’s how

by Paul Hodgkinson on 2 April, 2018

An albatross unwittingly feeding plastic to their young. A sea turtle hopelessly ensnared in floating debris. The most celebrated and watched programme of 2017 was also the most sobering. ‘Blue Planet II’ brought to life the staggering impact that our consumerist, throwaway culture is having on our seas.  It’s estimated that 9 million tonnes of […]

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‘Cut your speed’ say Bourton residents

by Paul Hodgkinson on 14 March, 2018

Residents in Bourton are hoping a new road feature will help slow down speeding drivers. A speed gate now greets motorists as they enter the village along the Rissington Road following ongoing concerns for residents who live along that stretch of highway. There have been regular speed checks by the ‘Community Speedwatch’ team which show […]

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Thumbs up to Missing Link consultation

by Paul Hodgkinson on 19 February, 2018

A 6 week consultation has started into 2 options to solve the A417 Missing Link at the Air Balloon. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Leader of the County Council Liberal Democrats (Bourton & Northleach), represents part of the A417 and attended the launch of the Missing Link options consultation at the Star College last week: “After years of […]

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Pothole hell

by Paul Hodgkinson on 3 February, 2018

As the winter drags on, there’s one thing you can’t avoid on Gloucestershire’s roads – potholes. Now, with complaints from residents rising, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson is challenging the County Council to sort out the roads properly. He’s submitted a question which will be answered at the next County Council meeting on 14 February: ‘With the […]

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Liberal Democrats have once again raised concerns over the future of Cheltenham hospital as a new NHS pilot will see patients moved to Gloucester. A letter circulated by Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust gives details of service changes over the coming months as part of a winter plan. From October 2017 to March 2018, all orthopaedic […]

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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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