Paul Hodgkinson

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

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Why is new crossing already closed?

by Paul Hodgkinson on 11 December, 2017

A new zebra crossing in Bourton on the Water has already been closed – and people are asking why. The crossing, which was opened at the same time as the new Co-Op store in the village, helps residents get across Station Road safely from the shop to homes. Now, just a month after it was […]

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New facilities for Bourton-on-the-Water Primary Academy

by Paul Hodgkinson on 27 November, 2017

There’s been a £0.754 million cash injection into improving a Cotswold school.  Bourton-on-the-Water Primary Academy will use this much needed funding to expand its core facilities. The school will build a brand new purpose built professional kitchen and extend the existing school hall to provide for more children. This work will allow the school to […]

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Fight to keep popular newsagent

by Paul Hodgkinson on 21 October, 2016

Residents in Bourton on the Water have expressed anger at moves to oust the village’s remaining newsagent shop. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson is campaigning to save the ‘community hub’ in the iconic tourist centre, encouraging residents to file objections to an application by the shop’s landlord. The Cotswold District Council planning website has received 100 responses from local people who […]

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Wanted: Local Plan

by Paul Hodgkinson on 18 October, 2014

Fields across the Cotswolds are at risk from unplanned development thanks to the Cotswolds Tories. That’s the latest news, as the Conservative-run Cotswold District Council (CDC) falls behind around 70% of districts which have a draft ‘Local Plan’ in place – the blueprint which dictates where development should go. Now, in breaking news, the Council […]

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Shock figures reveal Cotswolds homes crisis

by Paul Hodgkinson on 28 August, 2014

A new set of figures shows the mountain people face when buying a house in the Cotswolds. The National Housing Federation’s latest report on housing in the South West shows the Cotswolds as the most expensive place to live in the region. The average house in the Cotswolds will set you back an eye £336,935 whilst […]

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Housing plans up for consultation

by Paul Hodgkinson on 10 June, 2013

Cotswold District Council has launched its consultation on the proposed local plan for the area. It is vital that you use this opportunity to have your say. The consultation launched on the 3rd June and residents in the Cotswolds have up until the 19th of July to make their voice heard about potential housing developments in our towns and […]

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Care village plans rejected

by Paul Hodgkinson on 13 October, 2011

A proposal to build a care village on part of Cirencester Golf Club was rejected yesterday. The Planning Committee of Cotswold District Council voted unanimously to refuse a planning application which would have seen the building of a care home and village in Bagendon parish, adding 50% to the parish’s population. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson attended […]

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