Jon Hubbard

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

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Let’s make it happen

by Jon Hubbard on 5 May, 2010

People are beginning to believe that things can be different in politics.  The Liberal Democrats offer the opportunity for change.  Fundamental change.  We don’t have to accept that our votes don’t count because it’s all a foregone conclusion.  We don’t have to have our politics dictated to us by massive organizations capable of raising vast […]

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Residents living near King Street Lorry Park are celebrating this evening following the unanimous decision of the Area Board members present to support the closure of King Street Lorry Park. A report commissioned by Wiltshire Council, following a campaign led by councillor Jon Hubbard, recommended that King Street was unsuitable as a commercial lorry park […]

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Grant Approvals Good News for Melksham

by Jon Hubbard on 25 March, 2010

At this evening’s Melksham Area Board meeting grants were awarded to a number of groups in Melksham. Local councillor for Melksham South, Jon Hubbard, says he was delighted that £750 was agreed for a community garden project being proposed by residents in his Division. “The Queensway TARA group have really exciting plans for encouraging community […]

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Blue Pool Threat Confirmed for Melksham

by Jon Hubbard on 25 March, 2010

Speaking at the Melksham Area Board, Wiltshire leisure services political boss, Conservative Councillor Stewart Wheeler this evening confirmed that the town’s Blue Pool is under threat. When asked by Melksham South Councillor Jon Hubbard (Lib Dem) “Is Melksham’s Blue Pool safe” the reply was “I don’t know”. Cllr Wheeler went on to say that there […]

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BBC Radio Interview available on iPlayer

by Jon Hubbard on 24 March, 2010

My interview on BBC Wiltshire Radio about the King Street Lorry Park is now available online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p006y8kc. You’ll find my interview about 1hr 31mins into the broadcast.

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Refuse Collection Changes for Easter

by Jon Hubbard on 18 March, 2010

Wiltshire Council have confirmed the changes to rubbish collections over the Easter Period. I have included the relevant information for our area below. Normal Day Changes to Friday 2 April 2010 Good Friday Saturday 3 April 2010 Monday 5 April 2010 Easter Monday Tuesday 6 April 2010 Tuesday 6 April 2010 Wednesday 7 April 2010 […]

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Lorry Park Update for March Area Board Meeting

by Jon Hubbard on 6 March, 2010

I attended a meeting at County Hall recently which confirmed that we will be receiving an update from the consultants, Mouchels, on the search for a replacement location for the King Street Lorry Park at the Area Board meeting on 24th March at Bowerhill Village Hall. I can’t give details at this stage as things […]

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Another Education Gimmick From Labour

by Jon Hubbard on 24 February, 2010

Commenting on the Government’s ‘chain schools’ announcement Wiltshire Councillor Jon Hubbard, who is vice-chairman of the Children’s Services Select Committe and Lib Dem spokesperson for schools on the council, said: “As if we haven’t had enough proposals and meddling in our childrens’ education over the past 13 years the Government has come up with another […]

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Tories Look To Tax Your Bank Account

by Jon Hubbard on 24 February, 2010

Tories announce plans to allow Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Inspectors to read all your personal bank account statements. George Osborne’s latest ill thought out wheeze is to do away with PAYE and tax all money as it goes into your bank. They claim this will remove the burden of calculating the Tax and National […]

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Nick Clegg sets out respite for carers guarantee

by Jon Hubbard on 22 February, 2010

In a speech to the King’s Fund, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has today set out the party’s respite care guarantee, providing a week’s break from caring every year to the 1m unpaid carers who provide more than 50 hours care each week. The Policy in Brief There are close to five million unpaid carers […]

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