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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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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FREE Community Sports for all

by nigellong on 3 February, 2014

For the second year free Community sports will be available to all young children during the school holidays. All 7 to 16 year olds will be able to make use of this from February to October during the school holidays. The free community sports sessions will be held on the green space at Pilgrims Way-next […]

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Demand the Chancellor takes action

by nigellong on 17 March, 2012

New figures calculated by consumer Focus have shown the four big energy firms that have so far reported their profits made a staggering £168 per second in profits last year. This is why I call on you to email the Chancellor & demand the Government imposes a new levy on the big six energy firms. […]

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Fuel poverty is a disgrace in Britain

by nigellong on 22 February, 2012

More than 5 million households are in fuel poverty, with many being forced to choose between heating or eating. It is a national disgrace that people are going cold in Britain today because of the high cost of household energy. People should be able to heat their homes adequately. The consequences of not being able […]

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Sharon Bowles MEP, who represents South East England in the European Parliament, has expressed concerns that fake goods, including medicines, alcoholic drinks and cosmetics, are not only putting consumers’ health at risk but also harming the UK economy, as recent examples have shown. In 2007 the UK Government’s medicines watchdog issued a recall of thousands […]

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Anover Farmers Market

by nigellong on 7 January, 2012

Good news is that Andover’s farmers market is to continue for the time being, at least for the next six months of 2012. The Andover market held on the third Sunday of each month has undergone some changes in response to its customers needs. From Sunday 15th January we will have a smaller number of […]

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Home Heat Helpline

by nigellong on 6 January, 2012

The Home Heat Helpline has been around for about six years, but many people aren’t aware that it exists.  With current concern about energy bills now is a good time to promote the Home Heat Helpline.  It ties in well to the existing national party campaign Save Money, Stay Warm, Go Green as it helps […]

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by nigellong on 24 September, 2011

This week members of Test Valley Borough Councils environmental service & the leisure & wellbeing service, along with the wards Borough Councillors were at the Vigo Road recreation ground on Monday to highlight the parks problems with litter & dog fouling. As part of the keep Britain tidy’s love where you live week. The Test […]

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Supporting Andover Heart Town

by nigellong on 16 September, 2011

One of Andover’s doctors, Dr Malcolm Stone of St Mary’s Surgery Andover will be tackling The Great North Run on Sunday September 18th. The BUPA Great North Run is firmly established as one of the world’s most popular half- marathons.  This year British Heart Foundation is 50 years old. Dr Stone is also 50 this […]

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