Paul Hodgkinson

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

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No Crash – one year on

by Paul Hodgkinson on 24 August, 2013

Residents and councillors who formed an action group to campaign for lower traffic speed are celebrating their first anniversary by issuing a report on progress. The action group, the North Cotswolds Rural area Against Speeding Harm (No Crash), was set up to combat the excessive speeds of some motorists on the A436 and surrounding villages. The […]

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Call for urgent action on notorious traffic blackspot

by Paul Hodgkinson on 11 August, 2013

The saga of traffic gridlock at the notorious Air Balloon roundabout in the Cotswolds took another turn this week. Gloucestershire County Council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee has written to the Highways Agency asking for progress to be made on the A417 ‘Missing Link’ and finding a solution to the traffic and pollution problems. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson […]

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New safety zone on the way for village

by Paul Hodgkinson on 18 July, 2013

Gloucestershire Highways is looking to make improvements to the School Safety Zone on the A436 by Andoversford Primary School. The aim of the scheme is to try to increase driver awareness, reduce vehicle speeds and create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists on Gloucester Road in the village during peak school times. Cllr Paul […]

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Call for cash injection into roads

by Paul Hodgkinson on 17 June, 2013

Cllr Paul Hodgkinson is calling for a big investment in Gloucestershire’s roads to sort out the potholes which have plagued the area. The move is made in a notice of motion and a question being put to the full meeting of the County Council on June 19. Gloucestershire’s roads have featured in lists of the […]

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Consultation starts for safer road crossing in Bourton

by Paul Hodgkinson on 17 May, 2013

After an 1100 name petition and support from Bourton’s parish council and new County Councillor, a controlled pedestrian crossing in Bourton is set to be in place this year. The crossing – in Station Road, Bourton-on-the-Water – was the brainchild of local teacher and resident Ginie Moss. She campaigned along with Cllr Paul Hodgkinson to […]

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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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A stop speeding campaign to cut the number of deaths and collisions on a notorious road near Cheltenham is making good progress, say leaders. Members of action group North Cotswolds Rural area Against Speeding Harm (No Crash) say they have made some initial breakthroughs in calls for improved signage along the A436 and surrounding villages. […]

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Proposal to slash parking charges rejected

by Paul Hodgkinson on 27 February, 2013

An alternative Cotswold District Council budget which proposed slashing car parking charges was rejected by the ruling Conservative administration. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson made the formal suggestion at the Council’s annual budget meeting, backed by 40 residents who turned out to hear the debate. Paul said, “We have listened to the voices of Cotswolds residents and businesses […]

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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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20 is plenty for Andoversford

by Paul Hodgkinson on 13 February, 2013

The campaign to cut excess speeds along the A436 and through our villages is gathering pace. ‘No Crash’ (North Cotswolds Rural area Against Speeding Harm) was set up last summer and consists of residents and councillors from all along the A436. Their goal is to make our roads safer, particularly near to homes and villages. […]

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