08 SEP 2017

Councillors Surgery Dates

Dates for your diary. Andover Test Valley Borough Councillors have released the next tranche of surgery dates - offering you the chance to raise any problem, concern or idea you have with us that affects you or the town. The next surgery will take place on Saturday 16th September between 10am and 12 noon in the Upper Guildhall. Further surgeries will take place at the same time and venue on the 14th October and the 11th of November. No appointment is necessary.

08 SEP 2017

Andover Achievers' Awards 2017

Congratulations to the winners and nominees of the Andover College Achievers' Awards, where I had the privilege to be their guest speaker earlier this week. The evening was full of inspirational stories where students have worked exceptionally hard to reach their full potential, often in the face of adversity. Not only did Andover College achieve a 100% pass rate for the second year in succession, their A-Level value added scores put them in the top 5% of colleges in the country. That's what I call an aspirational Andover! Full text of my speech "Good evening everyone. My name is Phil...

08 AUG 2017

Town Mills Enhancements - Have Your Say

"Let's open up the river and make the best use of the Anton as it flows through the town." That was the stand out priority fromthe people of Andover as we consulted on a new Andover Vision, which I have had the pleasure to lead over the last 16 months. The River Anton's most prominent town centre position is as it meanders through the Town Mills, past the Methodist Church on its way to the Clatfords. It is at this location that a scheme is currently being worked up by Hampshire County Council, as lead partner with support from Test Valley to improve the area; widening the footway; improving...

01 AUG 2017

Tour of Test Valley heads to North Baddesley and Valley Park

Since becoming leader of the Council, I have been touring Test Valley getting to know, in detail, the various communities across the Borough. Last week, my tour took on a cross party flavour - as I was shown around North Baddesley and Valley Park Wards by the new Leader of the Lib Dem Group, Celia Dowden and longstanding Councillor, Alan Dowden. I was able to see the Hoe Lane development site; the new pathway that has just been constructed at Glendowan Road and visit Knightwood Leisure Centre, where we are developing a new building for the local pre-school and intend to work together to...

21 JUL 2017

Andover Junior Graduation Success

Earlier this week, I attended the inspiring Andover Junior Graduation Ceremony in The Lights – to celebrate the achievements of our young people. The Junior Graduation was one of the key projects that came out of the original Andover Vision to raise aspirations in the town. The ceremony congratulates year six students as they move from primary on to secondary school and encourages them and their parents to consider higher education in future years - with an inspiring talk from the University of Winchester. Students were congratulated by the Mayor of Test Valley Borough Council and...

20 JUL 2017

Tour of Test Valley Continues

I continued my tour of Test Valley today – spending an interesting few hours with Romsey Extra Councillor and current Mayor of Romsey, Ian Hibberd. As the new leader of Test Valley, I want to get to know each and every community in the Borough – so it was great to a get a really detailed view of Romsey Extra from Cllr Hibberd. The afternoon included a tour around the fantastic Youth in Romsey facility, a visit to the new development at Abbotswood and finished with lunch in the Hunters Inn. Ian Hibberd said: "I was delighted to show Councillor North around my ward and share with him...

19 JUL 2017

Augustians hear more on the Andover Vision

Despite my relatively young age, I was today made an honorary member of the Augustians (the over 50's club on Augusta Park) - as I gave a talk on the Andover Vision. Even though I was grilled for a good 45 minutes afterwards on various Test Valley Borough Council and other matters, I was made to feel very welcome - and they even took the time to write me a card to say thank you. It was my pleasure to attend - a fantastic community organisation.

13 JUL 2017

Ben Few-Brown Joins the Conservative Group

I'm delighted to announce that Independent Councillor, Ben Few-Brown has today joined the Conservative Group on Test ValleyBorough Council. Ben is a valuable and assiduous contributor in council meetings and I'm pleased he will now be backing the majority Group as we continue with our agenda to provide efficient and effective services and improve the quality of life for the people in Test Valley. Cllr Few–Brown said: "I've been impressed by Phil's leadership and the team he has built around him to run his new administration. I am confident in this new Administration's commitment to...


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Address: Cllr Phil North, C/O TVBC, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3AJ.

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