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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Hostpital Car Park Extension

by Jon Hubbard on 26 October, 2009

Some people have contacted me regarding the Planning Application to extend the car park at Melksham Hospital saying they are having problems finding how to view the plans online. Below I have put a link to the relevant page on the Council’s web site. Details of the application can be found at: http://planning.westwiltshire.gov.uk/publicaccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=KQCXZFRN5O000  Copies of […]

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Parking Prioritised

by Jon Hubbard on 23 April, 2009

I’m delighted to report that following my request at this evening’s Neighbourhood Policing meeting in Melksham, the police are going to prioritise managing the parking in the area around the Manor School. Parking is a real issue in this area and it is vital that routes are kept open throughout the day allowing access for […]

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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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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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New Bin for Pembroke Road

by Jon Hubbard on 10 March, 2009

I’m delighted to report that following last night’s Town Development meeting at the Town Council a new bin is being ordered for Pembroke Road. At the meeting I spoke of the work undertaken to date to get the area cleaned up, and the importance of putting in place bins to help keep our community tidy […]

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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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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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