Jon Hubbard

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

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9,000 Wiltshire pensioners will miss out on Cold Weather Payments triggered by the recent weather, according to analysis of Government figures by the Liberal Democrats. Cold Weather Payments of £25 a week are paid to people on low incomes who receive a qualifying benefit, such as Pension Credit, which goes unclaimed by as many as […]

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Internet & Computer Grants for low income families

by Jon Hubbard on 15 January, 2010

The government has launched a grant scheme, for low income families, to provide a laptop and internet access. Please pass this on to anyone that you might know, who may qualify for this scheme.  For further details, please click:   http://www.homeaccess.org.uk/ The telephone number for details is: 0333 200 1004.  Please pass this number on! […]

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Wiltshire Council has set up a dedicated emergency helpline for isolated elderly and vulnerable residents who are struggling to cope in the bad weather and need help in getting essential supplies.   With freezing conditions forecast to continue the council is asking local people to visit elderly or vulnerable neighbours to make sure they are […]

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Snowberry Lane Development – Work Begins

by Jon Hubbard on 11 January, 2010

Work has begun on the new housing development between Snowberry Lane and Sandridge Road. Several residents have asked me where they can view the plans for the development – they are available on the Wiltshire Council website here (http://planning.westwiltshire.gov.uk/WAM/showCaseFile.do?action=show&appName=planning&appNumber=W/09/03109/REM).

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White Out!

by Jon Hubbard on 6 January, 2010

Road conditions are dreadful this morning in the Melksham Area, and looking at the Internet it seems that it’s not much better elsewhere across the County. None of us were expecting weather quite this bad this year, but I do wonder where the gritting lorries have been overnight. These pictures show the A365 Devizes Road […]

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Concern as flood reaches ‘dangerous’ levels

by Jon Hubbard on 27 December, 2009

Local Councillor Jon Hubbard is calling for a clear explanation from Wiltshire Council of the new flooding that is getting worse and worse by Clackers Brook, between Primrose Drive and Westbury View in Melksham that he believes now poses a safety risk to local residents. The local councillor said, “This flooding has appeared since the […]

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Car Park Madness

by Jon Hubbard on 14 December, 2009

Town councillor for Melksham Spa, Jon Hubbard, is to ask the Town Council at this evenings meeting to write to Wiltshire Council asking them to review their refusal to rethink the one hours free parking arrangements when the Town Centre improvement works restart in the new year. Cllr Jon Hubbard, who also serves on Wiltshire […]

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Wiltshire Council Purchases Melksham Station Goods Yard

by Jon Hubbard on 28 November, 2009

Wiltshire Council has purchased the former goods yard by Melksham railway station, safeguarding the site for the future. The purchase will ensure its long term availability for improvements to the station access and facilities. It will also give greater certainty to the site’s tenants and the jobs they provide. Local Councillor Jon Hubbard commented “This […]

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Lorry Park Victory for Local Residents

by Jon Hubbard on 28 November, 2009

Residents in the area surrounding King Street Lorry Park are celebrating after Wiltshire Council finally agreed that the Lorry Park is in the wrong place and commissioned a survey to find a more suitable location. Cllr Jon Hubbard, who has been campaigning for the Lorry Park to be moved on behalf of local residents described […]

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Hazelwood Drive Pathway

by Jon Hubbard on 28 November, 2009

Cllr Jon Hubbard is continuing to battle for the council to commit to regular maintenance of the pathway leading from Hazelwood Road through to Church Walk. Once we have heard back from the council we will report here in Focus.

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