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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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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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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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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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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Bank Street to close in October for Road Works

by Jon Hubbard on 12 September, 2008

Melksham Town Centre is to face more disruption when Bank Street is closed in October for more road works. The works, set to commence on Monday 6th October, will require a full closure of the road to enable lifting equipment to be used. Pedestrian access will be maintained for shops on the eastern side. Busses will […]

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