Nigel Long

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Update on Urban Sports Park

by nigellong on 19 June, 2013

Taken this morning. A geotechnical survey of the carpark at Shepherds Spring Lane was started. This will provide the technical information to see what is feasible at this site. Bore holes were drilled to 5 metres depth. Until the results of this survey is processed no decisions can be made about this site.   I […]

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Time to recycle your Christmas tree!

by nigellong on 3 January, 2013

As you start to take down your tinsel & box up your baubles, Test valley Council will be on hand to help you recycle those Christmas trees. Though the pine needles may be turning brown, you can stay green by dropping off their trees at one of the following disposal sites: Homebase Enham arch retail […]

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Andover Church win planning appeal.

by nigellong on 27 September, 2012

The Andover Baptist Church in Charlton Road has just received the good news it thought it would not hear. The secretary  of state has has ruled  in favor of their Planning application for the laying of hard standing to provide additional car parking. The Northern area planning committee had refused the application in March 2012. […]

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Council joins pilot scheme

by nigellong on 25 September, 2012

Test Valley Borough Council has agreed to ward based budgets introduced from this month. The budgets will be on a pilot basis for one year, encouraging community led initiatives & enhancing the role of Councillors as community leaders. The funding for the ward budgets of over £7o,000 will come from the new homes bonus reserve. […]

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Sparkle day for Andover

by nigellong on 13 June, 2012

Andover’s town centre has been chosen for a Sparkle day. The event organized by Test Valley Borough Council, will take place on Friday 22nd June 2012. During the day, many activities will be taking place. For instance roads & paths will be swept, signs will be cleaned,washing of some street furniture. Grass will be cut […]

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Andovers Diamond Jubilee Beacon

by nigellong on 6 June, 2012

On Monday evening I joined a large group of people to watch the lighting of the Queen’s Jubilee beacon on top of the  tower of St Mary’s church tower. This beacon is just one of over 4000 that was lit to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Andover beacon, funded by the Andover Town Council, […]

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New mayor for Testvalley

by nigellong on 17 May, 2012

At the Annual Council meeting yesterday Dorothy  Baverstock was sworn in as Mayor of Test Valley for the following year. Dorothy is a former school teacher & has  been a Cllr for Cupernham ward for the last nine year’s. Wendy Morrish was named as the mayor’s consort. Dorothy has promised to use her year as […]

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Council Leader finds a new seat!

by nigellong on 29 April, 2012

At the last Test Valley Council meeting, Leader, Ian Carr was asked whether he thought being Leader of the Council for 13 years was about 10 years too long. The question was posed by his Liberal Democrat opposite number, Mark Cooper. “Cllr Carr is exhibiting behaviour which suggests he is increasingly detached from his Council […]

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Council tax, its your money

by nigellong on 28 February, 2012

  Test Valley Borough Council Budget & Council Tax was decided at the full council meeting on Friday 20th February in the Guildhall. The good news for residents was the fact that the Council tax was frozen in these hard times. What the Tory’s forgot to tell you. The zero increase in our council tax […]

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Breathing new life into Walworth

by nigellong on 26 February, 2012

This week  Kier opened a new marketing suite in the first step to rejuvenating the run down Walworth Industrial Estate. Keir has signed a 15 year contract with Test Valley Borough Council, to manage and stimulate regeneration of the estate, re-branding it Walworth Business Park. They have big plans to redevelop the vacant plots. In […]

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Test Valleys new website.

by nigellong on 23 February, 2012

Today, Thursday 23rd February, sees the launch of Test Valley Borough Council’s new website. The site is designed to meet the needs of residents & business in Test Valley providing a quick & easy route to access our services. The content & navigation of the site has been developed using information taken from the most […]

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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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New affordable homes

by nigellong on 24 September, 2011

Tuesday 27th September marks  the delivery of the first completed affordable housing units at the Picket Twenty site. Spectrum housing group & Persimmon homes are working in partnership with Test Valley Borough Council to deliver 196 affordable homes, consisting of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments & 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses for rent & […]

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Enforcement of zig-zag lines at schools

by nigellong on 26 August, 2011

New parking restriction signs are currently being errected outside schools. The purpose is to allow schools keep clear markings to be enforced by the councils parking attendants A blanket traffic regulation order to cover all the markings in Test Valley has now been made and this will come into operation on the 5th September. In […]

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