Nigel Long

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Make sure you can vote this spring!

by nigellong on 12 January, 2015

Parliamentary, borough and parish elections are scheduled for Thursday, 7 May 2015 and Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) is calling on residents to make sure that they are registered to vote. Last summer the way we register to vote changed from household registration to individual registration. This means that each person is now individually responsible […]

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Protest over A-Boards in Andover High Street.

by nigellong on 10 January, 2015

On Friday the  Andover High Street saw local businesses hold a protest against the decision by Hampshire County Council to ban the use of A-frame boards to promote local businesses in the Town centre. Letters were sent to the shops after HCC received complaints from a resident about the frames and possible hazard to pedestrians. […]

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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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River Anton Restoration

by nigellong on 15 October, 2014

Work will begin this week to improve and enhance the River Anton along Western Avenue adjacent to the Andover College. This work is due to start on Friday 17th October and will last approximately one week. This restoration work will include the thinning of the trees along the footpath at Western Avenue to improve views […]

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Bullington Cross Wind Farm

by nigellong on 14 June, 2014

The highly controversial planning application for the installation of 14 wind turbines will be  decided on Monday 16th June. This meeting is being held at the Bapsy Hall, Guildhall, Winchester. The decision on this application will be decided by Councillors from Test Valley, Winchester & Basingstoke. This is because the wind turbines fall into each […]

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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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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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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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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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by nigellong on 16 January, 2014

To commemorate the start of world war 1, poppies will be sown on selected verges across the Borough. you may have noticed the yellow patches of grass which have been sprayed in preparation for seeds to be sown. The seed will be sown in early spring, and they should be in full flower early to […]

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New Community fund

by nigellong on 6 December, 2013

The Council has launched a new Community Asset fund aimed at supporting local projects today. Clubs, Charities, voluntary organizations, parish & town councils & community hall committees & village shops will be able apply for a share of £300,000. Applicants can submit bids for 50% of the costs of a project, up to a maximum […]

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Sex Shop Licence

by nigellong on 12 November, 2013

At this evenings licensing committee meeting the application for renewal and variation of a sex shop license for premises at 2 the Broadway, Andover was on the agenda. The shop called Erotica Belle Limited is the only licensed sex shop that is within the Borough of Test Valley. The premises needs to renew its license […]

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Merry Christmas

by nigellong on 24 December, 2012

I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very happy & peaceful christmas

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by nigellong on 31 December, 2011