Paul Hodgkinson

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

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Plans afoot for Fortey House

by Paul Hodgkinson on 1 July, 2013

A building which has been empty for 5 years is set to be redeveloped. Fortey House, Northleach, provided sheltered accommodation for local people but has been derelict with the large building lying unfilled. Now, Bromford, who own the site, have announced plans to demolish the site and build 24 affordable homes. The homes – yet […]

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Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (CDC, Churn Valley) was elected to Gloucestershire County Council last night in a nail biting result. The newly created Bourton and Northleach division comprises areas which have been represented by Conservatives for as long as anyone can remember. Now, Paul has become the first Liberal Democrat to represent the area at county […]

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County Council election this Thursday May 2!

by Paul Hodgkinson on 16 April, 2013

A councillor from the Cotswolds has made election history by producing a video for his campaign to be elected to Gloucestershire County Council. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Churn Valley) is standing for the Northleach & Bourton area this Thursday May 2. The ward also includes the Chedworth, Withington, Andoversford, Shipton and Brockhampton areas. The video – […]

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County Council Elections – May 2nd

by Paul Hodgkinson on 5 April, 2013

On Thursday May 2 I’m putting myself forward to be the next county councillor for our area. I’m already an experienced Cotswold District Councillor for the last 6 years and am standing for the Northleach & Bourton area. This also includes the Churn Valley, Chedworth and Withington, Andoversford and Shipton areas. I have a record of […]

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County Council does U Turn at Air Balloon Roundabout

by Paul Hodgkinson on 19 February, 2013

News today that the Conservative administration at Gloucestershire County Council has been persuaded to abandon support for the controversial Highways Agency plans to stop vehicles turning right at the Air Balloon pub roundabout has been welcomed. The plans drafted by the Highways Agency were – until now – supported by the County Council, following a […]

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Call to reduce parking charges rejected

by Paul Hodgkinson on 23 November, 2012

This week, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson made a call to reduce car parking charges in the Cotswolds. He asked the following question to Conservative Council Leader Lynden Stowe at this week’s Cotswold District Council meeting: ‘Will the Cabinet commit to consider reducing car parking fees in Cotswold District Council-owned car parks at the earliest possible opportunity […]

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Councillors expenses should be cut ‘as quickly as possible’

by Paul Hodgkinson on 3 September, 2012

An article in the ‘Wilts and Glos Standard’ has led to a call for councillors’ expenses to be cut as quickly as possible. Last week, the paper revealed that mileage rates claimed by some councillors and officers at Cotswold District Council were higher than the amount recommended by the Inland Revenue. As a result, Cllr […]

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Plastics recycling starts in October

by Paul Hodgkinson on 16 August, 2012

Many people have been asking about when plastics kerbside recycling will happen in the Cotswolds. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson has campaigned for the service for 5 years and is delighted with the news that the service is on its way, “I’m very pleased that I’ve now been given the following news for our area”: -All ‘rigid’ […]

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Allowances published to help transparency

by Paul Hodgkinson on 25 June, 2012

For the third year running, Liberal Democrat councillors on Cotswold District Council have volunteered to make their pay public as part of a movement to restore faith in politicians following outrage over the MPs expenses and phone hacking rows. Group leader Cllr Paul Hodgkinson ordered the initiative to display the Lib Dems’ commitment to open democracy […]

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Why is CDC spending £12,000 on magazines?

by Paul Hodgkinson on 26 April, 2012

At the Cotswold District Council meeting on Tuesday 1 May, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson will be asking the Leader of the Council the following question: “The Council’s detailed budget booklet 2012/13 (Coded Budget) lists all the items which the Council has allocated funds to in the current financial year. When the various budgeted items are calculated […]

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