On Wiltshire Council

Jon Hubbard was elected to the newly created Wiltshire Council in June 2009, one of the new unitary councils created that year.

Jon was appointed to the Children's Select Committee on which he served as the vice-chairman. Alongside this role Jon served on the Corporate Parenting Panel, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and was vice-chairman of the Budget and Performance task group.

In 2010 Jon was elected as the leader of the Liberal Democrat group, a role he retained until he stood down in 2016.

Jon was re-elected in 2013, when he took on the role of Chairman of the Children's Select committee and again in 2017.

Jon has served twice as the Chairman of the Melksham Area Board, 2013-2015 and 2017-2019.

News and Updates about Jon's work on Wiltshire Council

Published September 9, 2020
Melksham will be one of a further eight libraries that will soon be opening in Wiltshire, providing a new order and collect service to local residents. From 14 September, libraries in Amesbury, Bradford on Avon, Calne and Marlborough will open, followed on 21 September by Royal Wootton Bassett, Westbury and Melksham. On 28 September Malmesbury […]
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Published August 28, 2020
Young people are being encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school if they live a short distance (two miles or less) from their school next week. Schools are preparing to welcome pupils again and where possible young people are being encouraged to use the green alternatives to arrive at the school gates. For those […]
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Published August 28, 2020
Melksham Blue Pool has been temporarily closed as a result of flooding from the heavy rain over the past couple of days. At approximately 6.30pm on Thursday evening the building lost all electricity supply as a result of the flooding and this resulted in the facility being closed. As there is no power the computer […]
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Published August 27, 2020
Wiltshire Council will be reintroducing the normal time restrictions for using concessionary bus passes from 1 September 2020. From that date, concessionary bus pass holders can only use their bus passes from 9:30am on weekdays, but can continue to use them at any time at weekends. Bus companies have been advised of the changes. This […]
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Published August 19, 2020
Families thinking ahead to the start of the September term can find a range of advice and support in a Back to School booklet published by Wiltshire Council. Schools are getting ready to open their doors to all pupils from September – for the first time fully since March. Schools have been busy preparing to […]
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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 22, 2020
A service that aims to help residents live in safer and healthier homes has secured additional funding to provide vouchers to households that use prepayment gas and electricity meters. The Warm and Safe Wiltshire service is provided by Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable […]
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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 July 1, 2020
Wiltshire Council have sent out a Notice under the Road Traffic Act 1984 saying that the remaining works on the traffic lights at Shaw Hill will be completed at the end of July. This will result in the whole junction of the B3353 Corsham Road with the A365 being closed weekdays between 9.30am and 3.30pm […]
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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 16, 2020
From Wednesday (17 June) Wiltshire Council’s Registration Service will recommence face to face appointments for the registration of births at its Chippenham, Trowbridge and Salisbury offices. The council is in the process of contacting all parents whose children were born in Wiltshire but have been unable to register their child due to the lockdown restrictions. […]
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