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 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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Published May 24, 2020
This Covid-19 emergency has brought out the best in people, and unfortunately at times the worst. For many people, the sudden changes in their lives, the removal of certain civil liberties, the sudden closure of facilities that lives had been shaped around and the artificial and unnatural social distancing has proven unbearable. Credit is due […]
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Published February 13, 2020
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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Published February 10, 2020
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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Published January 6, 2020
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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