Jon Hubbard

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

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Campaign to Save Melksham Library

by Jon Hubbard on 25 August, 2010

Wiltshire Councillor for Melksham South, Jon Hubbard, has today launched a campaign to save Melksham Library after the Conservative Administration in County Hall announced a consultation exercise which proposes closing the popular town centre resource in favour of an out-of-town complex to be located by the new Melksham Oak Community School. The plans announced by […]

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Bus Changes for Melksham

by Jon Hubbard on 26 July, 2010

I have just been informed of some changes are happening to Melksham buses. A new service called the West Wiltshire Zig Zag will replace a number of existing services, namely the 37, 38, 72 and 237. The new service will operate approximately every 90 minutes and will link Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon, Holt, Broughton Gifford, […]

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Street Sign Disgrace

by Jon Hubbard on 22 March, 2009

I spent the morning undertaking Residents Surveys again this morning and was shocked at the state of some of our Street Signs. I have reported a number of signs previously and some more today, but this example from Farleigh Avenue is probably the worst example I have see. Recently the District Council told me that […]

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Supporting the Trans-Wiltshire Rail Campaign

by Jon Hubbard on 22 March, 2009

I’ve just signed the pledge! That’s the pledge to support the Trans-Wiltshire Rail Campaign, looking to introduce a  viable rail service across Wiltshire. For full details on the proposed service, and how it would service Melksham can be found here and you can sign and support the pledge here.

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Reprieve for 237 Bus Route

by Jon Hubbard on 17 March, 2009

Some people may have heard that First Bus are planning to withdraw the 237 bus route running between Melksham and Trowbridge via Broughton Gifford and Holt. The service is due to cease on 10th May. This vital local bus link would have been a massive loss to the town and surrounding communities and I’m delighted […]

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Adsa Gets Green Light (again!)

by Jon Hubbard on 27 February, 2009

West Wiltshire District Council gave Asda the green light (again) last night, with the application now being passed to the Secretary of State for final approval. I attended the meeting at Trowbridge and spoke supporting the application. I cannot hide the fact that I was frankly shocked by the attitude of the officers at the […]

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New Pathway Now Installed at Berkshire Green

by Jon Hubbard on 23 February, 2009

I’m delighted to report that finally the new pathway has been laid on Berkshire Green. You may remember that I called for this work back in August last year, and wrote to the council asking for the work to be urgently undertaken. Still, better late than never and fortunetly no major injuries resulted from the […]

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More Trains for Melksham

by Jon Hubbard on 6 February, 2009

Duncan Hames, the prospective Liberal Democrat MP for Melksham, is calling for the introduction of a trans-Wiltshire rail service that would run though Melksham and greatly improve the train service for the town. Duncan told FOCUS: “People in Melksham deserve better than the token train service that they currently have to put up with. Despite […]

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Plan to Save Town Centre Blocked

by Jon Hubbard on 6 February, 2009

Local Councillor Jon Hubbard has slammed the Conservative group on the Town Council for blocking plans to employ an Economic Development Officer to help save Melksham’s town centre. Cllr Jon Hubbard briefs prospective MP Duncan Hames about Melksham’s retail problems and explains how employing an Economic Development Officer would help bring new trade to the […]

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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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