Nigel Long

Liberal Democrat Campaigner for St. Mary's Ward, Andover Learn more

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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Town centre pavement clean up

by nigellong on 11 November, 2014

Environmental services have made arrangements for a specialist street washing contractor to clean the pavements in the Andover Town centre. It is here only for a week’s trial to see how well this type of machine works. The work will help remove staining and has started this week. This is outside of the the normal […]

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Technology and skills centre for Andover college.

by nigellong on 11 November, 2014

Test Valley Borough Council is on course to help Andover College with funding to build the proposed Technology and Skills Centre by loaning them part of the money that is required to get the centre up running. At its meeting at the end of October, cabinet agreed to put a recommendation to full Council at […]

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Extension to Picket Twenty? 300 more homes?

by nigellong on 30 October, 2014

Persimmon Homes are to hold a public exhibition for a proposed residential extension to Picket Twenty. The public exhibition will be held in the new community centre at Picket Twenty way on Friday, 7th November between 2pm & 7.30pm. This consultation event will give residents the opportunity to discuss the proposals & ask questions of […]

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Frustration at more delays at Picket Twenty!

by nigellong on 27 October, 2014

What’s happening to the play park for Quicksilver Way at Picket Twenty? This is a question I’m regularly asked. With 600 homes now built & occupied this play park is urgently needed & wanted by residents, yet all we get are broken promises & delays. This is getting residents angry & frustrated & confused by […]

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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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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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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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Autumn leaf clearance.

by nigellong on 14 October, 2014

Test Valley council are responsible for keeping the streets and pavements free from leaves during the Autumn.This planned six week annual clearance will start on Monday, 3rd November. The environmental service teams will target known hot spots and respond to ad-hoc requests. Priority is given to the following areas; Streets and footpaths with many mature […]

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Shared cycleway via Vigo Recreation Park.

by nigellong on 13 October, 2014

The Council will soon be starting work, on behalf of Hampshire County Council, to implement a new shared use cycleway through the Vigo Recreation Park  and across Adelaide Road via a new uncontrolled crossing. Across East Street there will be a new toucan crossing which will make this Road much safer for the large amount […]

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New Warehouse on Walworth?

by nigellong on 25 September, 2014

Keir property Limited have put a planning application into Test Valley Borough council for a  warehouse on Plot 37 on the Walworth Business Park. The details of this application  are below. Application No 14/02170/FULLN Erection of building with associated access, parking, servicing & landscape provision for use classes light industry (B1c), general industry (B2) & […]

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Mobile Library Service Cut.

by nigellong on 24 September, 2014

Hampshire County Council has announced cuts to its mobile library service, some will affect people around Andover. The service needs to reduce its budget by £300,000 by the end of March 2015. They are reducing the mobile library service by taking out the least well used stops. The service currently visits 345 stops across Hampshire […]

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New Planning Applications

by nigellong on 20 September, 2014

Two planning applications have been received by Test Valley borough Council this week to turn vacant office space into flats and apartments. Let me know your views on this type of use. Application No 14/02003/FULLN Alterations & second storey extension to convert first & second floors from office space to six residential flats. Relocate air […]

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Picket Twenty Community Centre

by nigellong on 19 September, 2014

This week the Picket Twenty Community Association have taken on the lease of the new centre. The trustees will manage the hall, which will provide local groups a place to meet and activities for the wider Community. The centre was built by Galamast and is a fantastic new centre with a large spring loaded dance […]

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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 is  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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