Nigel Long

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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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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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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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Making Test Valley more accessible

by nigellong on 12 November, 2014

Test Valley Borough Council is reviewing the Borough’s access plan and is seeking feedback from residents on how they access facilities across the area. the plan identifies the range of users who travel the Borough in different ways and notes existing accessibility measures. The public consultation seeks to find out how residents access employment, leisure […]

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Technology and skills centre for Andover college.

by nigellong on 11 November, 2014

Test Valley Borough Council is on course to help Andover College with funding to build the proposed Technology and Skills Centre by loaning them part of the money that is required to get the centre up running. At its meeting at the end of October, cabinet agreed to put a recommendation to full Council at […]

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Frustration at more delays at Picket Twenty!

by nigellong on 27 October, 2014

What’s happening to the play park for Quicksilver Way at Picket Twenty? This is a question I’m regularly asked. With 600 homes now built & occupied this play park is urgently needed & wanted by residents, yet all we get are broken promises & delays. This is getting residents angry & frustrated & confused by […]

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Picket Twenty Community Centre

by nigellong on 19 September, 2014

This week the Picket Twenty Community Association have taken on the lease of the new centre. The trustees will manage the hall, which will provide local groups a place to meet and activities for the wider Community. The centre was built by Galamast and is a fantastic new centre with a large spring loaded dance […]

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Pirates for Picket Twenty?

by nigellong on 7 July, 2014

News that the new play park will soon be installed on Quicksilver Way will be greatly appreciated by local residents with young families. After a consultation with all residents in Picket Twenty, to see what they would like to have included into the play area the design has been released. As you can see from […]

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Pride of Andover awards

by nigellong on 27 June, 2014

The Pride of Andover Awards are being launched this weekend. This is a fantastic opportunity for all residents of our Town to nominate your hidden star in our community. The Pride of Andover Awards says thank you to people who make a difference to others people’s lives. Recognise the people who go above and the […]

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Pheonix Centre event cancelled

by nigellong on 20 May, 2014

Aster Communities have contacted me today to say, that they have had to postpone the event that was due to be taking place at the Phoenix Centre on  Thursday. This is due to the fact that the European elections are being held-on the same day. The Aster people had not realized this when they booked […]

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Bid for Community Group Funding

by nigellong on 15 May, 2014

The Test Valley Partnership is asking for local Community groups to submit bids for a share of £17,000 as part of the Hampshire County Councils have your say scheme. Local groups have between Friday 16th May and Friday 27th June , to bid for a grant of up to £2000. The money will be awarded […]

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On Thursday 22nd May there will be a Community consultation event held at the Phoenix centre, 3pm to 6.30pm. This is your opportunity to have your say on local Issues and help shape the community that you live in. You can tell your local Councillor what the issues are for you, what ideas or suggestions […]

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Council publish Revised Local Plan comments

by nigellong on 8 May, 2014

Test valley Borough Council have published the comments from individuals, organisations and land agents in response to its recent Revised Local Plan consultation. This local plan for the Borough sets out a vision for the future development. This will provide the framework for making decisions on development proposals until 2029. The Local Plan will be […]

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Encounters Shop

by nigellong on 30 April, 2014

The Encounters Art project will be coming to Andover and taking over the pop-up shop at 91 High Street for five weeks from the 14th May to 15th June. The project aims to bring local people together and encourage them to think about Andover past, present and future. To express these thoughts in a variety […]

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New Community Allotments Opened

by nigellong on 24 April, 2014

Today saw the gardening expert and the ground force star, Charlie Dimmock at a special ceremony to mark the launch of a community allotments scheme. These new allotments are being created behind the Arbory residential care home on London Road in Andover.  They are designed for use by those living in the community with dementia […]

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