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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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Bullington Cross windfarm

by lengates on June 21, 2014

Letter submitted to Andover Advertiser 21 June 2014 I am disappointed to see Test Valley councillors failed to support the proposed wind farm development at Bullington Cross. The arguments for and against the development have been well aired over the past few months and on balance it is obvious such developments are essential to the […]

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How UKIP managed to loose 45% of their MEPs

by admin on September 28, 2013

UKIP’s farcical national conference and the subsequent forced resignation of Godfrey Bloom this week have brought cheer to the party’s opponents, across the political spectrum. Mr Bloom – the most ‘colourful’ character in a technicolour party – managed an unprecedented series of gaffes in the space of a single, tumultuous day. He began with the […]

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Councillors vote to ban badger cull in Hampshire

by admin on September 26, 2013

“There will be no culling of badgers on Hampshire county land.” That was the message sent loud and clear from the County Council after a Liberal Democrat motion to ban badger culling on county owned land was unanimously supported at a Full Council meeting in Winchester today. With pilot badger culls aimed at destroying around […]

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Election result

by admin on May 20, 2013

I’m sure most of you know by now what the countyelection result was for those who don’t the result in Andover North was as follows Tim Rolt (UKIP)                                                      1239 Pam Mutton (Conservative)                                   1229 Len Gates (Liberal Democrat)                               1053 Ryan Sutton (Labour)                                            404 Full results for all county council elections can be found […]

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Dear Neighbour I am sure you have had a lot through your door about the elections, but I wanted to send one final email to thank everyone for the warm welcome and support I have received while out canvassing. Elections are about local people and local issues.  It has been good to meet so many […]

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