17 OCT 2017

Test Valley Tour - Romsey Abbey

Since becoming leader of the Council, I have been touring Test Valley getting to know, in detail, the various communities across the Borough. I continued my tour yesterday with a visit to Romsey Abbey ward – being shown around by local Councillor, Ian Richards. I had a brief tour of King John's House and Heritage Centre, before heading to the Memorial Park and the successful kiosk run by former Councillor, Sally Lamb. After a quick stop at La Parisienne for a café au lait it was on to Bell Street to have a look at the highway improvement works being undertaken in partnership with...

13 OCT 2017

Democracy Week at Smannell & Enham Primary School

The children of Smannell & Enham Primary School took to the polls last week to vote in their new school council; known as the Junior Governors. As a former pupil, I was delighted to be asked to give a talk about my role leading Test Valley Borough Council, the fundamental importance of democracy in my job and to offer some campaigning advice to the children. The votes were counted by the school's ambassadors Verity and Eswyn and the results declared to the excited audience at Friday's Celebration Worship. It is important our young people understand and value our democratic system as it is...

12 OCT 2017

Improving Recycling Opportunities in Test Valley

Yesterday I visited the Veolia Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Alton and the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Chineham. The MRF is where the contents of your brown bin go to be sorted and recycled and the ERF is the destination for the contents of your black bin - to be turned into electricity. Did you know that significantly less than 10% of all waste in Hampshire goes to landfill? And we are working with our partners across the county to identify more ways for our residents to recycle.

02 OCT 2017

Business Support Event at UOS Science Park

I was pleased to be asked to chair a Test Valley business support event put on by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership at the University of Southampton Science Park in Chilworth today. I'm extremely proud that the UoS Science Park is based here in Test Valley – the economic jewel in our economic crown – supporting global and start-up businesses and hundreds of jobs. In fact, some of the businesses in the Catalyst Centre have benefited from Test Valley's Business Start-up grant. This support for new and small businesses is now part of our DNA in Test Valley and one of the many...

25 SEP 2017

New Pathway for Knights Enham Church

I was delighted to open the new accessible pathway outside St Michael & All Angels Church in Knights Enham yesterday. A real difference from the muddy, uneven gravel pathway that was there previously but just as in keeping with the historic 12th Century building. As Reverend Lee Davies said may all those who journey along the path be blessed.

22 SEP 2017

Success - Roman Way School set for Signalised Crossing

Following a meeting organised by new County Councillor for Andover North, Cllr Kirsty Locke, Kit Malthouse MP and myself, I'mdelighted to report that the County Council's Executive Member for Transport, Rob Humby has announced that engineers WILL develop plans for a Puffin Crossing outside Roman Way Primary School. As I have previously said the Borough Council's legal agreement with the developer of Augusta Park states that they make a contribution towards the provision of a signalised crossing on Viking Way. This is due to the additional traffic that that development creates. However,...

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...


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