Jon Hubbard

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

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A Freedom of Information request made by the BBC has revealed the cost of rebranding Wiltshire Council (WC) when it swallowed up the local district councils. Of all the new councils Wiltshire comes second in the expenditure league table after Central Bedfordshire, which is also Conservative controlled and which wasted just over half a million.  […]

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Time for the Truth

by Jon Hubbard on 27 September, 2010

Despite repeated requests, including one in person to Chief Executive Andrew Kerr, I have still not received any information about the cost of the recent refurbishment to Melksham’s Town Library. I have, therefore, now put in a formal Freedom of Information Request. You can follow the progress of my request here. We will see what […]

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Important information from the Neighbourhood Policing Team

by Jon Hubbard on 13 September, 2010

It has been reported that a bogus gasman has stolen jewellery from a Bath womans home shortly after a genuine contractor had been working there.   The in cident took place on Friday, 3 September 2010 at around 1.15pm.  The victim, aged 35, had been visited by a bone fide gasman to carry out a maintenance check.   […]

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Call for Consultation to be Extended

by Jon Hubbard on 3 September, 2010

Cllr Jon Hubbard has called for the consultation exercise on the Melksham Campus to be extended to allow more local residents to participate. The consultation was originally set to close on 10th September but the local councillor has asked that it should be extended until mid-October to allow more people the chance to take part. […]

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Sign the Petition to Save Melksham Library

by Jon Hubbard on 2 September, 2010

I have launched a petition to Wiltshire Council calling for the Town Centre Library to be retained when the new Melksham Campus is developed by the council. Copies of the petition are available in the town at the Tourist Information Centre or you can sign the petition online here. You can also download a printable […]

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Campaign to Save Melksham Library – Update

by Jon Hubbard on 2 September, 2010

I did an interview on BBC Radio Wiltshire this morning to discuss the plans to close Melksham Library and move it to near Bowerhill. You can hear the interview here – it’s about 2hr 7mins in.

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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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100 Days of Coalition Interview on BBC

by Jon Hubbard on 18 August, 2010

Together with my colleague Cllr Trevor Carbin I was interviewed on BBC Radio Wiltshire earlier today about the first 100 days of the coalition government. You can hear our comments hear – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p009bvhb/Lee_Stone_18_08_2010/ – we are about 1hr 42mins in.

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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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Lorry Park Closed Signs are Up!

by Jon Hubbard on 7 July, 2010

I have been told by local residents that the signs are now up saying that King Street Lorry park has closed. I will be going down later to have a look for myself. Good news indeed for the people who live in the area.

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