Jon Hubbard

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

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Local Residents Delighted With New Path

by Jon Hubbard on 1 March, 2009

I was delighted to meet up with some local residents yesterday to discuss the new pathway finally installed on Berkshire Green. The new pathway really does look so much better than before, and more importantly it is much safer for local people to use. We now need to try and organise some signage for the […]

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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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Horror of Home Repossessions

by Jon Hubbard on 20 February, 2009

It has just been announced that repossessions last year rose 54% to 40.000. Meanwhile at the same time it was announced that the Governments home owner support scheme (to support people struggling with their mortgages) has been delayed and put back to at least April. At the very time people need such a scheme they […]

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RBS £3.7bn Bonus Plans – You couldn’t make it up

by Jon Hubbard on 11 February, 2009

You might feel the urge to sign the petition to stop RBS giving away £1bn of our tax payers money in bonuses. Feels a little like we must be living in a fantasy world that it’s even necessary to have to sign a petition to stop them doing it. They lose £28bn – get £20bn […]

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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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Litter on Pembroke Road

by Jon Hubbard on 6 February, 2009

The litter problem on Pembroke Road continues but, following action by Cllr Jon Hubbard, some progress is being made. The District Council Pest Control Officer has told the Co-op to replace a broken bin that was causing some of the problem and will hopefully, by the time you read this, have the worst of 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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The scandal of our wasted taxes

by Jon Hubbard on 6 February, 2009

 A shocking dossier from the Liberal Democrats has revealed just some of the ways our taxes are being wasted on extravagant and incompetent projects. Despite the hardship many local families and residents face, Labour found £130 million to refurbish the Ministry of Justice’s office, £29 million to build accommodation for asylum seekers which was never […]

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Kenilworth Gardens Alley to be cleaned up

by Jon Hubbard on 16 January, 2009

I am delighted to report that I have had a reply from the council regarding the issues with the broken rubbish bin and excessive rubbish on the alleyway between Kenilworth Gardens and West End. In their response the council have said “The litter in the walkway between West End and Kennilworth Gdns will be picked up […]

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