Paul Hodgkinson

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

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by Paul Hodgkinson on 21 July, 2014

  Anyone who drives along the A40 regularly in the Cotswolds will know that at times it can be a dangerous experience. The well-used highway which connects Cheltenham and Oxford has a high accident record. Recently, there was a fatal crash near Northleach. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson and local campaigner Laura Watts are calling on Gloucestershire Highways […]

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Bring on Le Tour Cotswolds!

by Paul Hodgkinson on 8 July, 2014

Two leading county figures are calling for a Cotswolds stage in a future Tour De France. With the country gripped by cycling fever as the famous race winds its way around Yorkshire, a bold bid could mean we see the same scenes in Gloucestershire soon. Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood has joined forces with Lib Dem […]

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Council makes £10 million profit from parking charges

by Paul Hodgkinson on 18 May, 2014

The campaign against Cotswold District Council’s high parking charges gained fresh impetus this week from new figures showing that the Council has made millions from motorists in the last few years. In answer to a question to Cabinet Member Barry Gibbs about parking income and expenditure, shocked opposition councillors heard that the authority had made […]

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A notorious traffic blackspot has been seen first hand by the Deputy Prime Minister and Transport Minister. Prospective MP for the Cotswolds Cllr Paul Hodgkinson invited Nick Clegg and Susan Kramer to see for themselves the ongoing issues at the Air Balloon A417 junction last Friday. Following the latest death in the area 2 weeks […]

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Call for volume to be turned down after road cash revealed

by Paul Hodgkinson on 21 April, 2014

A lobby group is calling for noise from a busy road to be lowered after figures show large amounts of income going to the company maintaining it. The issue of excessive noise from the A419/417 dual carriageway between Gloucester and Swindon has been a running sore for residents since it was first built in 1998. […]

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Call for roads to be fixed to boost cycling

by Paul Hodgkinson on 12 April, 2014

Data supplied by the National Office of Statistics shows that cycling to work has dropped by a massive 26% in the last ten years in the Cotswolds compared to a rise of 14% across the country. Whilst the rest of the UK has had a bout of cycling fever on the back of Tour de […]

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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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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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