Jon Hubbard

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

Parking Prioritised

by Jon Hubbard on 23 April, 2009

I’m delighted to report that following my request at this evening’s Neighbourhood Policing meeting in Melksham, the police are going to prioritise managing the parking in the area around the Manor School. Parking is a real issue in this area and it is vital that routes are kept open throughout the day allowing access for […]

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Town Council votes to end Lorry Park misery

by Jon Hubbard on 6 April, 2009

Local residents in Spa Court are celebrating today following the decision last night by the Town Council to write to Wiltshire Council asking for the Lorry Park in King Street Car Park to be closed “at the earliest opportunity”. The motion, brought to the council meeting by local Town Councillor Jon Hubbard, was approved with […]

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Asda gets the final go-ahead

by Jon Hubbard on 25 March, 2009

The District Council today confirmed that the Secretary of State has not exercised his powers to call in the Asda store application for review so planning permission will now be granted. Now it’s all down to Countrywide and Asda to get things underway. I’ll keep an eye on things and report back when we hear […]

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Street Sign Disgrace

by Jon Hubbard on 22 March, 2009

I spent the morning undertaking Residents Surveys again this morning and was shocked at the state of some of our Street Signs. I have reported a number of signs previously and some more today, but this example from Farleigh Avenue is probably the worst example I have see. Recently the District Council told me that […]

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Supporting the Trans-Wiltshire Rail Campaign

by Jon Hubbard on 22 March, 2009

I’ve just signed the pledge! That’s the pledge to support the Trans-Wiltshire Rail Campaign, looking to introduce a  viable rail service across Wiltshire. For full details on the proposed service, and how it would service Melksham can be found here and you can sign and support the pledge here.

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Parking Restrictions Review for Melksham

by Jon Hubbard on 17 March, 2009

The County Council’s Environmental Services Department are looking to review parking restrictions in Melksham and have published the list below of the current list of requests that they will be considering. If you would like me to make representations about any of the items on this list, or indeed to add something to it, please […]

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Reprieve for 237 Bus Route

by Jon Hubbard on 17 March, 2009

Some people may have heard that First Bus are planning to withdraw the 237 bus route running between Melksham and Trowbridge via Broughton Gifford and Holt. The service is due to cease on 10th May. This vital local bus link would have been a massive loss to the town and surrounding communities and I’m delighted […]

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I’m delighted that the new bins ordered last year have finally been installed on Snowberry Lane and outside the Canberra Youth Centre. I noticed yesterday some McDonalds wrappers in the new bin on Snowberry Lane, it’s nice to see them being used already – and even nice not to see the wrapper all over the […]

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New Bin for Pembroke Road

by Jon Hubbard on 10 March, 2009

I’m delighted to report that following last night’s Town Development meeting at the Town Council a new bin is being ordered for Pembroke Road. At the meeting I spoke of the work undertaken to date to get the area cleaned up, and the importance of putting in place bins to help keep our community tidy […]

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Euro Contender Visits the Town

by Jon Hubbard on 10 March, 2009

Euro MEP Contender Kay Barnard visited Melksham this week to support Cllr Jon Hubbard, who is currently undertaking his annual Residents’ Survey. The survey, which asks local residents about issues that they feel the local council should be acting on, is undertaken across the Melksham Spa ward that Cllr Hubbard represents on the Town Council. […]

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