Nigel Long

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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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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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Pilgrims Cross School set to expand.

by nigellong on 11 February, 2014

Hampshire County Council have just published details that the Pilgrims Cross CE Primary School, Andover is set to expand. Following local consultation, no objections were  received and therefore unconditional approval is given to proceed. The reason for this decision is that this will provide additional capacity for children of primary age in a area where […]

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New school nears completion

by nigellong on 5 September, 2013

The new two form entry school at Picket Twenty is almost ready to accept its first pupils.  I was invited to take a tour around the school recently by the Head Teacher Miss Amanda Johnston with Cllr Tim Rolt. The school is called Pilgrims’ Cross and has been built to a very high standard by […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day.

by nigellong on 25 January, 2012

This Friday will be Holocaust Memorial Day & I will be attending a service at the Andover church of St Marys, to mark this event. Every year on the 27th January the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day. This provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessions  from the Holocaust,  Nazi persecution & subsequent genocides & […]

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PUPIL PREMIUM PAYS £611,OOO FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS

by nigellong on 29 December, 2011

Lib Dem children & families Minister, Sarah Teather, has announced the extra money each school will receive through the Pupil Premium this year- more than originally expected. Schools in North West Hampshire will get an extra £ 611,000 to support children from disadvantaged families. News of the extra money comes after Sarah Teather recently announced […]

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