29 SEP 2016

Enham Alamein Scoops Prize in Village of the Year Award

Last night, I was delighted to attended the Hampshire Association of Local Councils Village of the Year Awards sponsored by Fuller's Brewery. As the overall winner in 2015 the event was held in the Enham Trust. I'm proud to say that 2016 proved to be just as fruitful a year for Enham Alamein as the village scooped a Highly Commended in the Village of the Year category. The highlight of the night though was Enham Trust picking up 1st place in the Excellence in Localism category for their visionary work. Well done to everyone in Enham Alamein!

27 SEP 2016

Andover Vision set to Deliver Table Tennis to the Town

Andover Vision is set to install two brand new outdoor table tennis tables after residents asked for more outdoor sports facilities to be provided in the town. The two new tables are expected to be delivered during the first week of October and will be located in the small park by Town Mills and on the area of grass near the entrance to Andover Leisure Centre. Bats and balls will be provided for people to use free of charge. Residents raised that there was a need for more outdoor sports facilities in the area through the Andover Vision consultation process. The suggestion to install outdoor...

25 SEP 2016

Andover Festival of Motoring Packs the High Street

It was great to see the High Street so busy earlier today for the fabulous Andover Festival of Motoring. Whilst I couldn't quite squeeze into the racing car from Thruxton, it was brilliant to see so many different supercars, vintage vehicles and motorcycles on display. Congratulations to the Andover Town Centre Partnership - ATCP and Andover Town Council which teamed up with Hampshire Hot Rides to organise the event.

11 SEP 2016

Andover Vision Promotes Inspiring Images of Andover in Andover Mind Photography Competition

I'm pleased to announce that Andover Vision has provided £650 in sponsorship to Andover Mind to enable them to run a photography competition to help promote wellbeing and highlight the positive aspects of Andover. Andover Mind is asking local residents to submit their inspiring images of Andover, which represent the "Five Ways to Wellbeing" – connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. The sponsorship will help cover the cost of turning the winning photographsinto a calendar, enabling all funds raised from the sale of the calendars to go direct to the charity. Room to...

04 SEP 2016

George Yard Archway Opens

The first Andover arch at George Yard, designed to signpost shoppers to businesses located off the High Street was opened this week by the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Karen Hamilton. Designed by renowned artist Peter Clutterbuck, the new archway looks fantastic, bringing much needed signage for local businesses. The idea to enhance signage for the shops along the seven lanes off the High Street came as a result of the Andover High Street Summit to improve footfall in the Town Centre. Archways for the remaining six walkways including Union Street, Waterloo Court, Shaw's Walk, Globe Yard,...

12 AUG 2016

Councillor Community Grant for Free Family Fridays

My Alamein Ward colleagues, Tracey Preston and Alex Brook today presented an Alamein Ward Councillors Community Grant for £1,000 to St Paul's Church and Community Centre. for the Free Family Fridays initiative they are putting on over the summer holiday. Free Family Fridays enables local families to take part in free sports and educational activities throughout August. Last year over 600 people attended over the 5 week period and this year, with our support, the two hour sessions have been extended to four hours allowing for many more hours of fun.

10 AUG 2016

Young People to be Consulted on Future of Andover

As part of the new Andover Vision, a consultation session with young people aged between 14 - 18 will take place at Andover Leisure Centre on Wednesday 24th August. The session will include a free go on the climbing wall as well as a wide range of other games and activities. The Andover Vision project is looking at what Andover needs to make it a great place to live, work and socialise over the next 10 to 20 years. To ensure that we get a cross section of community views we're holding this event in the school holidays to gather young people's opinions. To attend please download, print and...

01 AUG 2016

Blue Heritage Plaque to Commemorate Reg Presley and The Troggs

A blue Heritage Foundation plaque dedicated to 'Mr Andover', Reg Presley was unveiled by his widow, Brenda this afternoon. The plaque placed above Coral bookmakers in Andover High Street marks the venue where The Troggs practiced and performed during the 1960's. Former and current members of the band were in attendance in to celebrate the occasion. When I was a member of Andover Town Council, I was pleased to chair the committee that initiated the project soon after his death in 2013. Congratulations to all present members and to Cllr Barbara Long in particular for all their hard work in...


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