Jon Hubbard

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

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Primrose Drive Path to be restored

by Jon Hubbard on 7 July, 2010

Several local residents have contacted me about the pathway at the end of Primrose Drive being blocked by work being undertaken by Bloor Homes. I have investigated this and spoken to the supervisor on site. The contractors are installing the new sewage pipe to run from the new development to the existing pumping station on […]

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Damming Audit Report for Wiltshire Council

by Jon Hubbard on 28 June, 2010

KPMG, the government appointed auditors of Wiltshire Council, have issued a damning interim report for 2009/10. In it they clearly state that overall the Council has not been fully effective. They particularly highlight significant weaknesses in the Information Technology (IT) control environment plus concern about PFI schemes. The report raises fifty recommendations that Wiltshire Council […]

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Lorry Park will close on July 5th

by Jon Hubbard on 24 June, 2010

Following a 20 month campaign by Cllr Jon Hubbard the HGV Lorry Park in King Street is set to close on 5th July. In March this year, and again at the special Area Board meeting held a few weeks ago the decision was taken to recommend to the Cabinet Member at County Hall that the […]

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Budget Statement from Nick Clegg

by Jon Hubbard on 22 June, 2010

Following today’s budget Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has issued the following statement. It’s challenging times to be a Lib Dem, but we must remember that we are having a real and positive influence on what is happening in Government. Nick Clegg’s email to party members and supporters reads: Yesterday I wrote to you about […]

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New Lib Dem Leader on Wiltshire Council

by Jon Hubbard on 13 June, 2010

At the AGM of the Wiltshire Council Liberal Democrat Group on Friday evening I was elected as new new Group Leader. I am delighted to have been chosen by my colleagues to lead the group on Wiltshire Council. This is a challenging time for local government and we will be carefully monitoring the actions of […]

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Special Area Board Meeting to Discuss Lorry Park

by Jon Hubbard on 9 June, 2010

The council is holding a special meeting of the Melksham Area Board to discuss the future of the Lorry Park in King Street. This is despite the fact that in March the Area Board voted unanimously to recommend it’s closure! Councillor Jon Hubbard has expressed his surprise and disappointment that yet another meeting is being […]

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Following an intervention by Melksham South councillor Jon Hubbard the developers behind the East of Melksham Development (including the Gateway Development off Snowberry Lane) have agreed to hold a second Stakeholder Consultation on June 3rd. Many local residents were outraged when the developers gave only 2 days notice of their consultation exercise earlier in May. […]

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Melksham will have Pool says Council

by Jon Hubbard on 24 May, 2010

Melksham residents have been reassured by Wiltshire Council that the town will retain a swimming pool once the new ‘campus’ arrangements have been completed. Local Councillor Jon Hubbard has been pushing the council for assurances ever since the senior Tory responsible for Leisure Services declared that there were too many swimming pools in west Wiltshire. […]

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Duncan Hames says Thank You

by Jon Hubbard on 24 May, 2010

Newly elected MP for the Chippenham constituency which includes Melksham, Duncan Hames, has said a big thank you to everyone who supported him in the recent election. Speaking to Focus, Duncan said “One of my priorities for the constituency is to press hard to secure improvements to rail services in Melksham. I have already made  […]

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One of the least known facts about the last parliament, and which deserved to be more widely publicised, was that the Lib Dems were either in first or second place in 250 constituencies across the UK – which made the media’s tired and almost exclusive concentration on Labour and the Tories for most of the […]

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