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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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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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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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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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Wind farms beat Nuclear!

by nigellong on 22 October, 2014

The u k’s wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the national grid says. The energy network operator said it was caused by a combination of high winds & faults in nuclear plants.Wind farms are causing controversy in rural areas & the government is choking off planning permission for new […]

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Special Council meeting announced.

by nigellong on 4 June, 2014

Test valley Borough Council will shortly consider the Revised Local Plan (RLP) with a view to submitting it for Public examination by a duly appointed planning inspector. Approximately 2000 comments have been submitted to the Council since it went out to public consultation. The Cabinet is due to consider the RLP at its meeting on […]

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Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremony

by nigellong on 2 June, 2014

On Monday 23rd June there will be a Armed Forces flag raising ceremony at 10.45am in Andover’s High Street. The ceremony will see the Armed Forces flag raised above the Guildhall. I hope that people of our town will take the opportunity to come and show your support for the men and women currently in […]

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New Welcome to Andover signs.

by nigellong on 1 June, 2014

Andover will soon be getting new and improved boundary signs to welcome visitors to our Town. The new signs are being made and will shortly be installed on the boundaries of Andover in the next few weeks. The idea is to welcome people at the entry points into Andover with the additional signs to help […]

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Community Asset Funding Approved

by nigellong on 21 February, 2014

The details of the first Community Asset Fund applications that were received and considered at the grants panel on the 13th February 2014. These have been given final approval by the Head of Community and leisure. The total amount awarded at this first panel is £99,400 Grants are awarded up to 50% of the project […]

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Flooding Hits Andover

by nigellong on 12 February, 2014

                    The recent flooding to many of the Villages has finally caught up with Andover. This afternoon the Town Mills were putting sandbags in place to try to stop the building from being flooded. Nearby in Marlborough Street, the river Anton has burst it banks flooding […]

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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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Adult Gaming shop

by nigellong on 24 January, 2014

The Adult gaming shop is almost ready to open its doors in our Town. I voted against this application when it was at the councils planning committee, i felt that it was not the sort of shop that we need here. The temptation of people to gamble and loose money that they cannot afford is […]

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Test Valley Borough Council agreed to publish its Revised Local Plan for public consultation at a full Council meeting on the 8th January. The public consultation will last for six weeks, beginning at 9am on the 24th January and ending at 4.30pm on the 7th March. After the consultation, officers will analyse the comments and […]

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ukip cock up!

by nigellong on 22 January, 2014

It seems that the Chairman of NW Hants UKIP Cllr Tony Hooke feels that rules do not apply to them! It appears that Hampshire County Council have taken offense to the use of their logo on the ukip site. In fact  a facebook site states that they have demanded that ukip remove the logo from […]

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New Music venue for Andover?

by nigellong on 16 January, 2014

An application from Rockhouse Promotions Plc to turn the former auction house area of 41a London Street has been received by the Council.The intention is to provide a bar in the existing ground floor office area.  The rear of the building to be used for live music.The front bar area is likely to be open […]

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