Politics

Andover Test Valley Borough Council Member Champions

Member Champions appointed by TVBC Cabinet

A number of community champions have been appointed by the council’s cabinet to help develop ideas and policy for the next four years. Six councillors have been named as Member Champions, who will advise Test...
Test Valley Borough Council secures homelessness grant

More grants for rough sleepers granted to Test Valley Borough Council

Once again, Test Valley Borough Council has received yet another boost thanks to a government grant to assist in helping rough sleepers. The boost consists of a full £45k boost into TVBC alongside Two Saints,...
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Local conservatives launch party manifesto

Test Valley Conservatives launched their manifesto earlier this week, ahead of the local elections on the 2nd of May. Their ambitious plans are designed to build on their success over the last 4-years, as well...
Local Plan Consultation Live

Local Plan Consultation Live

Test Valley Borough Council has launched a public consultation on the drafting of its new Local Plan. The authority has published an Issues and Options document, which encourages the public to consider the issues that...

General Election Debate Hosted by Castledown FM

Community Radio, Castledown FM is set to host a local general election debate on Tuesday 26th November 2019. The community radio station is based in Ludgershall and made the decision t host a debate after...
Kit Malthouse MP joins Andover veterans

Interview With Kit Malthouse

Andover & Villages met with Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Kit Malthouse, after local Conservatives launched their 2015 election campaign outside of the Guildhall in Andover's High Street. We took a seat in Butters Cafe to talk...
Test Valley Borough Council secures homelessness grant

Round-two of investment into homelessness in Test Valley

A new scheme launched in March of 2018 to transform homelessness across the Test Valley has been backed by a further £100,000. The Borough Council approved the funding in a bid to prevent and halt...
Kit Malthouse

Harrow Way Students Join Kit in Parliament

On Tuesday 19th December, students from Harrow Way School visited the Palace of Westminster to learn about the role of Parliament and for a tour of the estate. They were joined by Kit Malthouse...

Andover Stands up for Veterans

PRESS RELEASE Local Andover Alliance campaigners have come out in protest over the poor treatment of our Armed Forces Veterans, both locally and nationally. Mrs Irene Williams said ‘As the Stepmother of a veteran of...
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson reportedly in Andover area this afternoon

Boris Johnson, PM, is reportedly making an appearance in the Andover area. Andover and Villages will be keeping you up-to-date with all the news regarding his appearance. It’s unclear the location he’ll be in this...

THIS WEEK'S LATEST

Whitchurch Allotment Fire Photo Gallery and Incident Roundup

A fire in a disused building in Whitchurch burned through the night and into the early hours of this morning (17th November 2019). The fire...
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Serious lorry diesel spill closes M3 at Winchester

An overturned lorry that caused a diesel spillage has closed a stretch of the M3 near Winchester. A mutil-agency clean up of the spillage is...
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Asbestos warnings after allotment fire in Whitchurch

A fire started in the Whitchurch, Hampshire area at around 10.45pm. Firefighters battled the fire in the 0 Celcius weather. Firefighters on scene told locals...
Andover High Street

Are betting shops saving the Andover high street?

With 18 local Andover betting shops, the shop scene is forever growing while the high street declines, is betting shops saving the Andover high...