Roman Way School update

by lengates on November 13, 2014

On 29th October I sent the letter below to the Economy, Transport and Environment department at Hampshire County Council. I will  be raising the matter with various councillors over the next few days. I am writing on behalf of governors and parents of Roman Way School in Andover and other local residents. I have been given your name as […]

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Alamein Focus residents survey

by lengates on November 11, 2014

Alamein Focus team have launched a residents’ survey to find out your views on the existing and future development of Andover. Many local people have contacted us with concerns about this  issue . But we want to know what you think - and how these issues affect you. The survey is currently being delivered to homes across […]

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Fluoride plans scrapped

by lengates on November 7, 2014

Regular readers will know that Alamein Lib Dems have campaigned for years against fluoridation of local water supplies. See here  and here for more details. Public Health England have now abandoned plans to add fluoride to the drinking water in southern Hampshire. Commenting on the decision Len Gates, who lead the campaign against the proposals […]

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Alamein residents’ meeting

by lengates on October 31, 2014

Local residents filled the Gabriel Room at St Pauls Church for the latest residents’ forum. The meeting, organised by Alamein Community Association, allows local people to meet and quiz police, councillors and council officers on local issues. The meeting opened with a presentation from PCSOs Peter Jones and Elly Hughes on policing issues followed by […]

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Alamein Focus October 2014

by lengates on October 27, 2014

The latest Alamein Focus newsletter is currently being delivered across Alamein ward. To read it now click here Alamein Focus October 2014 Focus is produced and delivered across Alamein ward by local volunteers. If you would like to help in delivery or you have any stories for us to include please contact us at [email protected] […]

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Campaign for safer crossing outside school

by lengates on October 16, 2014

Residents of Roman Way are calling for action to improve road safety outside their primary school. Since new housing on the northern side of Augusta Park has been built the level of traffic passing the school has increased dramatically. As most pupils cross this traffic flow along Viking Way and Roman Way a safe crossing […]

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Andover Older People’s Forum

by lengates on September 29, 2014

Andover Older People’s Forum is a non party political voluntary organisation which provides information for and lobbies on behalf of local older people. More details can be found  here. Their next meeting is entitled “Harnessing the Grey Vote”  and will take place at the Lights on 24th October. One part of the program will be a […]

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Residents’ meeting

by lengates on September 28, 2014

Residents of Roman Way, Swallowfields and Cricketers Way are invited to a residents’ meeting from 7:00 – 8:00pm on Friday 17th October at St Paul’s Church Centre, Smannell Road. The meeting will be attended by local police officers, town councillors and representatives of Test Valley Borough Council. This meeting is sponsored by Alamein Community Association […]

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UKIP Double standards

by lengates on September 25, 2014

Andover UKIP has been busy issuing a number of proposals to “save” council tax payers money. However, as with most of their policies, none are actually viable and all display their usual double standards. The proposals include abolishing Andover town council, and cutting Test Valley councillor and employee pay to fund free parking in Andover. […]

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New bus station opens

by lengates on September 17, 2014

  ANDOVER’S new £3m bus station was officially opened on Wednesday morning –  and the company running services there said it gives them the capacity to run more buses. Stagecoach operations manager for Andover, Pete Robinson, said: “With a growing population the prospects for the Andover area are good. If the population uses the buses […]

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