Nigel Long

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Have your say on Cycle network.

by nigellong on 21 October, 2014

Test Valley Council is evaluating its cycle network document and inviting residents to contribute their feedback until 4.30pm on Friday 12 December 2014. The Boroughs network of cycle routes encourages residents to use their bikes for leisure and travel to work. The Council are seeking feedback on existing and proposed routes across the Borough. It […]

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Tempory footpath closure.

by nigellong on 15 August, 2014

A temporary closure of the footpath between River Way and Cricketers Way near to Swallowfields Andover has been granted. This isĀ  so Hampshire County Council to inspect the bridge and construct a buss underpass. It is expected the initial closure will be for one day, Tuesday 26th August 2014 between 9.30am and 3.30pm and on […]

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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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More Cash needed for Bus services

by nigellong on 10 March, 2014

Elderly & disabled people face losing vital bus services as government funding cuts leave cash strapped councils unable to keep picking up the bill for free travel. Councils have a statutory duty to provide free off peak travel for elderly & disabled residents through the national concessionary fares scheme. The problem lies with the fact […]

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Pilgrims Way footway improvements

by nigellong on 15 November, 2013

Some very good news to report to residents of Pilgrims Way. Work to improve accesses round the estate has been approved and funding found. Your ward councilors had been requesting a new footpath around the edge of the estate and to link up with the Tesco entrance. Residents will no longer have to walk in […]

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New Footbridge for Picket Twenty

by nigellong on 16 June, 2013

Major works to construct a new footpath over the A3093 to the east of the town have started. This new footbridge will enable the residents of the expanding new community at Picket Twenty, to have a safe crossing of the busy Road and offer a alternative route to the Town via London Road. It will […]

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Bus underpass opened at Picket Twenty

by nigellong on 16 May, 2013

The new underpass which connects the new community at Picket Twenty to the town centre has opened last week. This will dispel the rumors that were going round town that the developers had built the underpass to low for the bus’s to drive through! This was built with contributions from the developers at Picket Twenty, […]

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Local Schools set to expand?

by nigellong on 4 February, 2013

Hampshire County Council are proposing to enlarge Vigo Infant and Junior Schools. The huge increase in housing in the Andover area and the rise in birth rates has meant that school places are in short supply. The plan is to increase the intake to a 3 form entry. My concerns are that this increase in […]

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New Bus service for the Picket Twenty Development

by nigellong on 5 November, 2012

A new bus service to serve the popular Picket Twenty Housing development has started today! The new Stagecoach service will be the P20. There will be subsidised bus tickets for the residents at Picket Twenty, funded by the developer, details will be sent to all householders shortly. The bus runs every hour linking the new […]

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Admirals Way Residents meeting

by nigellong on 1 October, 2012

Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with the residents of the Admirals Way for one of their regular Residents meetings, which are held in the Queen Charlotte Pub. The residents meeting is organized by local resident Sam Plummer, these meetings are a good way of finding out local concerns in an informal setting. […]

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Result for Artist Way.

by nigellong on 25 March, 2012

This morning saw the resultsĀ  of work from your local Cllrs Nigel Long & Katherine Bird. Double yellow lines have been painted round the edge of the estate to stop the inconsiderate parking of other road users in this area. Local residents have had to put up with people parking their cars here for a […]

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parking problem update

by nigellong on 10 March, 2012

Over the last week i have had quite a few calls about the problem of the parking problem round the edge of Artist way. Inconsiderate parking by people in this area is making it dangerous for other road users. Cars are being parked here & people go off to work around the town. Most days […]

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Bloor Homes-Picket Twenty.

by nigellong on 7 February, 2012

Work at the Picket Twenty housing development is increasing with the announcement that Bloor Homes, one of the builders at the site, have got their show homes on display to the public. I recently went along to take a look at this new site & was impressed at the quality & space of these homes. […]

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Have your say-Test Valley Housing & Employment

by nigellong on 7 January, 2012

The councils core strategy document & designation document will be available for comment between the 6th January & 4.30pm Friday 17th January 2012. The core strategy is the first stage in setting out the future housing & employment needs for Test Valley & shows the councils proposed locations for development & its approach to planning […]

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Increase in car parking charges

by nigellong on 3 January, 2012

At the recent TVBC cabinet meeting increases of up to 18% were approved for local car parking charges. I am dismayed at the money grabbing increases the Tory cabinet are imposing on the people of our towns & villages. These increased charges in the middle of a recession are a huge mistake. It will force […]

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