Nigel Long

Liberal Democrat Campaigner for St. Mary's Ward, Andover Learn more

Borough Elections

by nigellong on 12 May, 2015

Following the elections on 7th May, after a long 4 hour count of ballot papers on May 8th it was declared that three conservative councillors were elected as Test Valley Borough Councillors to St Mary’s Ward.   I would like to thank all those who supported me, delivered focus leaflets, and helped during the last […]

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Improved Street cleaning

by nigellong on 1 April, 2015

After receiving complaints from residents in Picket Piece and Picket Twenty over the amount of mud being left on the highway from the new developments being built, I have spoken to the Environmental team at Beech Hurst and contacted the developers to see what could be done to sort this problem out. The good news […]

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Andover Rugby Club young players receive grant.

by nigellong on 29 March, 2015

Today with my fellow Ward Councillor Katherine Bird, we visited the Andover Rugby Club ground to present a Councilor Ward grant of £500 to the under 15 squad and Kevin Ingram team tour chairman. The grant will help this group of young people on their forthcoming tour. The squad comprising 21 players and 4 adults […]

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Improvement work begins in the upper High Street.

by nigellong on 20 March, 2015

Work has now started to improve the Highway and Street scene in Andover’s upper high Street. This £6000,000 project will include accessibility improvements for pedestrians and cyclists, including widening footpaths and enhancing raised crossing area’s to slow traffic. Work will also improve the road surface throughout the area and narrow the width of the road […]

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Presentation of Business Incentive Grant.

by nigellong on 20 February, 2015

This week I had the pleasure of giving a Test Valley Borough Council, Business Incentive Grant to Daniel Baker, Baker’s PC repairs. Daniel has decided to turn a hobby into his livelihood and has taken unit 20 at the Walworth enterprise centre to run his new business from. His customers will be private individuals, rather […]

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Cuts to waste recycling centre.

by nigellong on 20 February, 2015

The household waste recycling centre on the Walworth estate at Scott Close, Andover will see its summer opening times slashed under cost cutting plans agreed by the Tory controlled County Council recently. This means that in Andover, the site will open later at 9am and close one hour earlier at 6pm between March and September. […]

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Dedication of Andover War Memorial

by nigellong on 24 January, 2015

There will be a service to rededicate the Andover War Memorial on Saturday 7th February at 2.45pm. This short service will mark the unveiling of the name  Reginald Bashford Robbins which will be inscribed upon the Memorial. This solder’s name appeared on the original roll of honour at the unveiling ceremony in May 1920. But […]

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Make sure you can vote this spring!

by nigellong on 12 January, 2015

Parliamentary, borough and parish elections are scheduled for Thursday, 7 May 2015 and Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) is calling on residents to make sure that they are registered to vote. Last summer the way we register to vote changed from household registration to individual registration. This means that each person is now individually responsible […]

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Protest over A-Boards in Andover High Street.

by nigellong on 10 January, 2015

On Friday the  Andover High Street saw local businesses hold a protest against the decision by Hampshire County Council to ban the use of A-frame boards to promote local businesses in the Town centre. Letters were sent to the shops after HCC received complaints from a resident about the frames and possible hazard to pedestrians. […]

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New Bus services for Andover.

by nigellong on 8 January, 2015

A new bus operator has taken over some of the routes that operates from the new Andover bus station. Wheelers bright orange bus’s started their new contract from Monday 5th January. Wheelers brings a new network of routes serving Andover and the local estates as well as rural links to Stockbridge and Salisbury. These are […]

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Parliamentry candidate chosen for May’s election.

by nigellong on 10 December, 2014

The North West Hants Liberal Democrats have chosen their parliamentary candidate for next May’s elections, at a meeting in the Andover    Guildhall on Friday 5th December. Alex Payton who is a local barrister, has been selected as the prospective Parliamentary candidate for the North West Hampshire seat by the Lib Dems. Alex is 40 years […]

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Fury at Plans for 512 new homes.

by nigellong on 27 November, 2014

  A big thank you to every one who contacted me with their views on the developer Persimmon homes, controversial plans to expand the development at Picket Twenty. The Andover Advertiser published the story on the 21st November with a letter from me raising my concerns over lack of infrastructure for the original Picket Twenty […]

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Free Christmas parking for Andover & Romsey returns

by nigellong on 25 November, 2014

Free parking returns, to Andover and Romsey this Christmas time. The scheme will start from the 1st December and run until the 17th December. The free parking voucher scheme is for use in all Test Valley car parks, is a way to help people shop local and cheaper this Christmas. The voucher can be used […]

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Andover pre school recives £500 grant.

by nigellong on 23 November, 2014

One of the best things of being a local councillor is being able to help community groups and charities fulfill their ideas or projects with help from the Test Valley Borough Councillors Community Grant scheme.  Local groups can get help up to £500, which they are expected to match fund for their project. You can […]

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Application for Sex Shop Licence.

by nigellong on 18 November, 2014

A application has been received from the Erotica Belle Ltd for a renewal of a sex shop license for their premises at 2 the Broadway, Andover. This is currently the only licensed sex shop in the Test Valley Borough, and will go before the licensing committee for determination. This type of shop has to renew […]

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