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COVID-19 UPDATE – Wednesday 25 March

Good afternoon I am writing to provide you with the latest update regarding COVID-19. Following Monday evening’s statement by the Prime Minister about the delivery of mandated measures to keep people at home and away from others available here, we are working at pace as a council to manage the impact on our services and […]

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Bypass for Melksham one step closer

It's great news for Melksham that the announcement of the creation of a business plan for a new Melksam bypass will now go ahead. I spoke to Ben Prator on BBC Wiltshire about this today and welcomed the news. We had hoped to see this happen last year but just missed out, so yesterday's announcement […]

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An update on the revisions to the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan

Councillors have received a briefing on the proposed changes to the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan which were approved by the council's Cabinet last week and will be being presented for adoption to Full Council on the 25th February. The revised proposals include a number of changes proposed by the Inspector which have to be […]

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Recycling collection day and system changes

Wiltshire Council will be introducing changes designed to make it easier for people to use the kerbside recycling collection service. The way in which recyclable materials are collected will change and this means that many households will see their collection day change. The changes will enable more materials to be placed in the blue lidded […]

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Cllr Jon Hubbard by the soon-to-be-scrapped D3 Bus

D3 Bus Blow for Melksham Commuters

Melksham Mayor and local councillor for Melksham South Jon Hubbard has described the closure of the D3 bus service between Bath and Melksham as a bitter blow for the town. Jon has written to the Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for transport asking for reassurance the current subsidised evening and Sunday services will be maintained. Jon […]

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Review of Parking and Waiting Restrictions in Melksham

Wiltshire Council are undertaking a review of parking and waiting restrictions in the town and have asked if there are any suggestions about any changes or new restrictions required. I'm interested to hear about about suggestions you have. The first step is that they will be considered by Melksham Town Council and then submitted on […]

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Scandal of still empty homes at Melksham Hospital

Cllr Jon Hubbard has expressed outrage at Wiltshire's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as the old nurses homes at Melksham Hospital have remained empty for yet another year. Jon first raised the issue of the empty properties with both the CCG and Wiltshire Council in 2018 and has been waiting ever since so see if anything […]

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Local Councillor proposes initiative to tackle speeding traffic on Melksham Streets

Melksham South Town and Wiltshire Councillor Jon Hubbard is proposing a new initiative to try and make three main roads in the town safer. Cllr Hubbard has submitted a proposal to Melksham Town Council to purchase four new Speed Indicator Devices to be installed on Spa Road, Semington Road and King Street and Snowberry Lane. […]

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My annual report to Melksham Town Council

Every year I am asked to submit a report to Melksham Town Council as the Wiltshire Councillor for Melksham South. Below is the report I have supplied for 2018/19 It’s been another busy year on Wiltshire Council and the Melksham Area Board with the continued impact of reductions in funding being seen across all of […]

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