Individual Electoral Registration

Register to Vote

The registration system to vote changed in June 2014, with the new system called ‘Individual Electoral Registration’ (IER).

Test Valley Borough Council have written to anyone who needs to re-register, as everyone is now responsible for registering themselves, unlike the old system when the ‘head of every household’ could register everyone who lived at their address.

If you weren’t registered to vote previously, you can register under the new system.  Go to  fill in your name, address, date of birth and national insurance number and get confirmation to say you’re registered.

If you were already registered to vote, you should have received a letter from TVBC to tell you whether you need to take action to join the new register.  Most people who are currently registered have been added to the new register automatically. The letter will tell you if you’ve already been added to the new register. If you need to re-register, the letter will tell you what you need to do.  Registering to vote is free.

If you haven’t received a letter about registration, you should contact TVBC Electoral Services for information on whether or not you need to do anything.

Electoral Services, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover SP10 3AJ


Telephone: 01264 368021









1. Welcome and Apologies

2. Declaration of Interests

3. Members of the Public (Pre-booked slots if requested)

4. Minutes of the Previous Meeting sign that they are correct

5. Planning matters – current applications and status

6. Reports:-

Environment & Footpaths


Neighbourhood Watch


Monxton Web Site


7. HCC and TVBC reports – Councillors Pat West and Tony Hooke will provide updates on the situation with respect to HCC and the lorries transporting material through the village by Nelsons

8. Correspondence

9. Dates for the 2015 Meetings

10. Close of the meeting


Dementia Awareness

Are you interested in learning about dementia? Would you like to help raise awareness and become a Dementia Champion?

Dementia is one of the biggest global health, social and economic challenges facing society today. The impact of the disease, not just on the lives of people living with dementia, but also on their communities, families, carers and friends is immeasurable.

Andover Mind and the Borough Council are now looking for enthusiastic people to train as ‘Dementia Champions’. If you are over the age of 18, have an interest in dementia, enjoy talking to groups of people and are willing to dedicate some time to run Dementia Friends information sessions, you could become a ‘Dementia Champion’.

Andover Mind will be hosting a Dementia Friends Champions Training day on Tuesday 2nd December at the Village Hall, Longstock. The training will be delivered by the Alzheimer’s Society and is completely free including refreshments and a light sandwich lunch. As well as developing an understanding of dementia and the small things that can be done to make a difference to people living with the condition, the session will equip participants with the skills to deliver short dementia awareness sessions to others.

If you want to book a place, find out more or have any questions please contact Julie Eden, Dementia Champions Co-ordinator for Winchester and Test Valley, email: 0r telephone her on 07810 283813.  Places are limited so please contact Julie as soon as possible if you would like to attend.




Fly Tipping

‘Fly tipping’ or ‘dumping’ are the common terms used to describe the illegal deposit of waste onto land.

It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act (1990) to fly tip any material.

The TVBC Environmental Service investigates all reports of fly tipping and will remove fly tipped waste from public land. Fly tipped waste on public land will be removed within 2 to 5 working days, depending on its size, accessibility and waste type. By removing fly tipped waste we will not only be protecting our local environment, but we will be improving the quality of life for many residents and increasing pride in the community.

If you find some fly tipped waste, please be aware that some waste is dangerous – do not touch anything, including opening any black bags or containers.

It is important to remember that fly tippers are committing a crime and they do not want to be caught. Some fly tippers may become violent so do not approach them.

To report a fly tip please contact TVBC Customer Services 0n 01264 368000 or use the online form on the TVBC website and please include as much information as you can.


Black Swan Pub

The Black Swan pub re-opens tonight with villagers being welcomed for a drink by new landlords, Michael and Rosie. It is good news that the village will once again be able to gather to enjoy good company, drink and food at the “Mucky Duck”.

Public Fireworks Displays

As they pose a serious fire risk to the thatched properties in the village, we do ask that residents do not have bonfires or fireworks at their homes.

There are many public Firework Displays in our area which are fun for all the family.  Please note that some of these events are ticketed so you may need to book in advance.


Join The Breeze at the Charlton Sports Centre (West Portway Industrial Estate) for a fun filled night full of entertainment for all the family.

Advance tickets will be on sale at the Saturday Market and from the Andover Leisure Centre, the Light’s Theatre, Ben’s Crisp & Clean, Weyhill Road Shops, and Belvoir Estate Agents. All profits will be used to help local and Rotary charities.

Advance Prices – Child £4 •Adult: £5 • Family Ticket (2+2) £15.

On the Gate – Child: £5 • Adult: £6 • Family Ticket (2+2) £20. Additional details at Andover Library •

NB: Child prices relate to children under 16.

5.30 pm: Gates Open

STAGE   5.45-6.15 pm Groove Room band performs

6. 15-6.25 pm Zumba entertainment

6..25-6.55 pm Rookies band performs

6.55-7.05 pm Zumba again

7.05-7.30 pm Military wives choir perform

7.30-7.55 pm Groove Room band performs.

8.00-8.20 pm Fireworks display.

8.20-9.50 pm Rookies band performs

9.00 pm Stage show finishes

FUNFAIR   5.30-8.45 pm Entertainment for those who want to ride on the various attractions. There will also be food and drinks stalls provided by Walls Funfair.

TRACK ENTERTAINMENT   6.30-7.50 pm Entertainment by members of the AAC and participating individuals in the form of fun runs etc to raise money for their own charities by sponsoring runners who have volunteered to take part.

Abbotts Ann

Firework Display on Sunday 2nd November on Sports Field with entry via Bulbery. No sparklers please

Gates open 5.30pm

6pm – Guy Parade

6.30pm – Lighting of the Bonfire

7.15pm – Fireworks Display

Family Ticket: £12 for 2 Adults & 2 children under 16


Family-friendly bonfire and fireworks takes place at the Recreation Ground behind River Park Leisure Centre Saturday 8th November. All profits go to local organisations and charities.

6pm – 6.30pm – Gathering on the Broadway – Get down early at the bottom of Winchester High Street to join the torchlit procession.

6.30pm – Bonfire Procession – Led by the Mayor of Winchester and the Chairman of Winchester Round Table, through the city centre to the Bonfire site at River Park Leisure Centre.

7.15pm – Lighting of the Bonfire

7.45pm – Fireworks Display