Jon Hubbard

Liberal Democrat Wiltshire Councillor for Melksham South and Town Councillor for Melksham Spa Learn more

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Kenilworth Gardens Alley to be cleaned up

by Jon Hubbard on 16 January, 2009

I am delighted to report that I have had a reply from the council regarding the issues with the broken rubbish bin and excessive rubbish on the alleyway between Kenilworth Gardens and West End. In their response the council have said “The litter in the walkway between West End and Kennilworth Gdns will be picked up […]

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Melksham Councillor Jon Hubbard has condemned Officers on West Wiltshire District Council for recommending refusal of ASDAs application to build a new store and bring 300 desperately needed new jobs to Melksham. The proposed development is to be discussed at the Planning Committee of WWDC on Thursday 8th January and officers have recommended refusal. Says […]

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Citizens Advice Bureau: coping in the credit crunch

by Jon Hubbard on 10 November, 2008

Unsurprisingly, CAB money advisors have seen a doubling of their work load from last year, and a dramatic increase in a cases of priority debt.  Local residents who have been just managing to make ends meet are now facing extraordinary pressures, as price rises in food, petrol and utilities are pushing many household budgets to the limit.   As the CAB puts […]

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Elected for Four – Serving for Six

by Jon Hubbard on 5 November, 2008

Local Councillor Jon Hubbard has accused the Government of “Stealing Democracy” from local residents following confirmation that elections for the Town Council will be deferred until 2013. In a Ministerial Statement on 28th October the Minister for  Local Government (John Healey) said “As a result, with the few exceptions provided for in those orders, future […]

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Unitary Elections set for June 4th 2009

by Jon Hubbard on 2 November, 2008

The Government has confirmed that the elections for the new Wiltshire Unitary Council will be held on Thursday 4th June 2009, more than two months after the current District and County Councils are dissolved. Local residents are asking how it is that they will have no properly elected representatives for the period between the old […]

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Melksham Councillor Jon Hubbard has slammed the County Council for their plans to close Bank Street yet again, this time in the all important run up to Christmas. The Council intend to close Bank Street from Monday 6th October for up to 10 weeks, despite not even complying with their own rules for road closures. […]

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New Bins for Spa Road and Snowberry Lane

by Jon Hubbard on 27 September, 2008

Melksham Spa is to benefit from two new public rubbish bins following a decision by the Town Council on Monday 22nd September. The council decided that four new bins should be installed across the town with two of them in Spa Ward, following the intervention of local councillor Jon Hubbard. Spa Road is to see […]

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