Happy New Year. I'm sure for many the festive fun is not quite over but just to let you know that from tomorrow you can recycle your real Christmas tree at any of the below locations until January 15th. Homebase, Enham Arch Retail ParkAndover Garden Centre, Salisbury RoadRosebourne, WeyhillAugusta Park Community Centre For those registered with the Garden Waste Collection Service, the Council will collect whole Christmas trees. Trees over six feet high should be cut in half.
On New Year's Eve 2011 I ran my first ever Andover parkrun. 5 years and 241 runs later I still #loveparkrun, participating at 24 different events including parkrun du Bois de Boulogne, Paris (below). If you need a resolution for 2017 parkrun is it. Timed, weekly and free. For more details check out - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/andover/
Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful time with family, friends and neighbours. The council offices will be closed from 4.30pm today re-opening at 8.30am on Tuesday 3rd January. Of course if there is anything you need to report to me during that time then please drop me a line. There are some changes to bin collection days over the festive period. For more information see here. During the Christmas and New Year period waste left in bags beside the black bin on a household waste collection day will also be accepted. Photo credit: Tony...
Last night I visited CCHQ to make phone calls for our candidate for the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election, Dr Caroline Johnson MP. Caroline is an excellent candidate and as a Consultant Paediatrician is well versed in public service. She is completely behind the Government's plans for Brexit and if elected is determined deliver on the decision made by the British people.
This Saturday I will be at the Andover Councillors Surgery in the Guildhall between 10-11:30am. If you have any matters that you wish to raise with me then please come along, there's no need to make an appointment. If you can't get there this Saturday you can always contact me via my online surgery here.
I'm delighted to announce that Andover is set for a brand new Leisure Centre as we can now reveal that Places for People Leisure has been awarded the new leisure contract by Test Valley Borough Council. We took the decision at a Full Council meeting earlier this month but had to wait for a legal standstill period to pass before announcing the decision. The new Andover Leisure Centre, built on the current site, will feature a 165-station fitness suite including a virtual cycling studio, 25m six lane pool with 15m learner pool with moveable floor, dance studios, eight court sports hall,...
This morning I joined hundreds of people in the garden of remembrance at St Mary's church to pay my respects to the men of Andover who have died in war. It may be a controversial opinion but for me Remembrance Sunday is not just a day of reflection and contemplation but also of celebration. The triumphalism of light over darkness, of good over evil and of freedom over tyranny. I don't say that to glorify war but to remember the values that we hold dear. The values that in the summer of 1944 inspired British soldiers and our allies half a world away to arrive on this continent and fight for...
Yesterday evening I took a recommendation through Full Council to reduce the amount of Councillors on Test Valley BoroughCouncil from 48 to 43. The proposal was supported by representatives of both political parties and of none. The opportunity to review the number of Councillors comes as a result of a boundary review being conducted by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. It has been triggered because the number of voters in each ward are significantly different, due to population growth in some areas of Test Valley. I was keen to take this opportunity to reduce the...
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