Jon Hubbard

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Flooding Risk by Clackers Brook and Primrose Drive

by Jon Hubbard on 28 November, 2009

Cllr Jon Hubbard has expressed concern at the flooding by Clackers Brook near Primrose Drive. “This seems much worse than usual, with a different pattern to the flood water than usual,” Jon commented. He added “I have asked the Council Engineers to check that the necessary systems are all working correctly and that recent building […]

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Finally, real progress on King Street Lorry Park

by Jon Hubbard on 4 November, 2009

I attended a meeting at the Council today where we made real progress on the King Street Lorry Park issue. We will be meeting again on the 24th November to review options and I am now confident that a solution to the problem will be forthcoming. I’ll report back on this when I hear more.

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The problems for residents surrounding King Street Lorry Park continue, but finally we may be starting to see some real progress in gettings things done. Local Councillor Jon Hubbard has been pushing this issue for over 12 months now, and finally Wiltshire Council have agreed to meet and discuss the subject.  On Tuesday 3rd Novemeber […]

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A Morning in the Library

by Jon Hubbard on 10 October, 2009

It’s coming up to 12 noon and the end of my first Councillor Surgery sessions in Melksham Library. I’ve spoken to a few people this morning, but what has really struck me is just how busy and popular our local library actually is. A constant stream of people from across the town and area have […]

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Nick and Vince visit Melksham (again)

by Jon Hubbard on 9 October, 2009

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable visited Melksham again this week when they met up with local Prospective MP Duncan Hames and Melksham Councillor Jon Hubbard. The group visited local business Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd in Bowerhill. Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems are a manufacturer of state of the art breaking systems […]

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Conservatives want to scrap taxi and railcard vouchers

by Jon Hubbard on 9 October, 2009

Plans by the ruling Conservative group on Wiltshire Council could result in over 60’s residents in Melksham loosing their right to claim taxi or railcard vouchers instead of their free bus pass. The plans will leave hundred’s of rural residents trapped in their homes, without suitable buses to provide a service for them. Local councillor […]

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Local councillor Jon Hubbard urged yesterday’s area board meeting to prioritise finding a solution to the King Street Lorry Park. The Lib Dem councillor asked that the board instruct officers to investigate the viability of moving the Lorry Park back to Bath Street car park (by Somerfields) as well as trying to identify other potential […]

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At last nights Melksham Area Board Conservative Councillors refused to back the application from Melksham Forrest Community Activity Centre for funding to support widening the access road. Lib Dem Councillor Jon Hubbard proposed that the application should be approved in principle, with the proviso that the issues surrounding planning consent and land ownership should be […]

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Lib Dems Victorious in Town Council By-Election

by Jon Hubbard on 4 September, 2009

Melksham Lib Dems are celebrating today following their victory in the Melksham Town Council Election for Spa Ward. Local Campaigner Peter Dauncy won the election with 732 votes (59%) against the Conservatives who polled just 432 votes (35%). The BNP trailed in a poor third with just 6% of the vote (81 votes). Peter will […]

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A New Play Area for Lewington Close

by Jon Hubbard on 1 September, 2009

Following the numerous requests from local residents I received when I have been knocking on doors in Lewington Close I have been investigating the possibility of getting a Childrens’ Play Area installed. I have spoken to Selwood Housing who have asked local Neighbourhood Champion Scott Aldersley to survey local residents to gauge support. This has […]

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