On Melksham Town Council

First elected in 2008 in a by-election Jon has served continuously since then.

During his time on the council Jon has served in a number of roles including the Policy and Resources Committee, Asset Management Committee, Deputy Town Mayor and Town Mayor.

During his time on the council Jon has championed community causes including getting the Lorry Park removed from King Street carpark, fighting against speeding traffic, improving and developing play areas and reaching out to those coping with social isolation.

News and Updates from Jon's work on Melksham Town Council

Published August 20, 2020
At Thursday’s meeting of Melksham Town Council, the welcome decision was taken to open the Splash Pad for the remainder of the summer. In advance of the meeting I submitted a number of questions to the Locum Clerk at the council about the important issue of safeguarding. Principally I asked: “I see from paragraphs 2.6, […]
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Published August 18, 2020
On Thursday we will have the next extraordinary meeting of Melksham Town Council. I'm absolutely gutted that the Locum Clerk and the Town Mayor have yet again decided that including an item on the agenda to say thank you to our staff teams and the amazing volunteers who did, and many of whom are still […]
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Published August 5, 2020
At the meeting of Melksham Town Council last night the public were refused answers to their questions. So I attempted to ask as an elected councillor questions on behalf of the people I represent. I wanted to know about recent events where a few councillors had assumed to take executive powers upon themselves against all […]
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Published July 24, 2020
Wiltshire Council has confirmed that it intends to begin a phased reopening of its leisure services from 3 August, following recent confirmation from the Government that leisure centres can reopen with social distancing measures in place. Melksham's Blue Pool will open on Monday 10th August according to the schedule published by Wiltshire Council. Melksham South […]
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Published July 10, 2020
Rumours that the Melksham Campus was to be scrapped have been quoted by Wiltshire Council who have agreed to continue the project on a revised timeline due to the impact of COVID-19. The campus project was one of the council’s capital projects that was recently deferred to 2021/22, allowing the council to align its resources to […]
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Published July 1, 2020
Wiltshire Council has entered into a partnership with TransWilts Community Rail to improve facilities and the car park at Melksham station. This new project will see the lease of the council-owned Station Approach car park to TransWilts, which will take on responsibility for the car park, and in turn make a number of improvements to […]
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Published June 19, 2020
Applications for Wiltshire Council’s local Discretionary Grant scheme must be received by 5pm on Monday 22 June 2020 to be considered for financial support. A one-off grant worth £5,000 can help support small and micro businesses that can demonstrate they have suffered a significant fall in income due to COVID-19, have ongoing fixed property-related costs […]
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Published June 8, 2020
The next stage of the footway improvements in the Town Centre is set to start soon. Wiltshire Council intends to carry out works to improve the footway on the western side of the High Street in Melksham, between the Market Place and the signalised pedestrian crossing.  The works will involve excavating the existing surface and […]
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Published June 2, 2020
Online booking system for Wiltshire’s household recycling centres launches later this week Wiltshire Council will launch a new online booking system later this week to allow people to book a visit to any household recycling centre (HRC) in the county, up to three days in advance. From Thursday 4 June, people will be able to […]
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Published May 29, 2020
Wiltshire Council is set to receive £227,000 of government funding to support the use of temporary and pop-up measures to create a safe environment for walking and cycling. It is not yet know how much of this funding will be available for the Melksham Community Area. Following significant changes in travel behaviours during COVID-19 which […]
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Published May 29, 2020
Following the recent change to Government guidance, Wiltshire Council’s street markets will be open from Monday 1 June with stallholders now able to sell their full range of goods. This means that the market in Melksham will return on 2nd June. Melksham Councillor Jon Hubbard commented, "I am delighted that the full market in Melksham […]
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Published May 28, 2020
Wiltshire Council will reintroduce parking charges at all car parks, and on residential and on-street parking areas in the county from Monday 1 June. All parking permits and season tickets will also restart from this date, and parking wardens will enforce any parking contraventions in the county. On 25 March, the government gave NHS and […]
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