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					  Happy Birthday to                                                                                 Autumn
  The Lights!                                                                                       Programme
                                                                                                    Friday 16 November at 7.30pm
  Andover’s new arts and entertainment                                                              Rat Pack Live - ‘Three dead ringers for Frank, Dean
                                                                                                    and Sammy’
  venue, The Lights, celebrated its first
                                                                                                    Saturday 17 November at 7.45pm
  anniversary in style during October.
                                                                                                    Think Floyd - Must see evening for Pink Floyd fans

To set the celebratory scene, colourful silk flags and helium balloons decorated both the           Sunday 18 November at 8.00pm                                                            Think Floyd.
                                                                                                    Comedy Club - Jason Wood and Lucy Porter                                              A must see for
approaches and the inside of the venue. Throughout the week visitors were treated to a                                                                                                   Pink Floyd Fans
programme of free lunchtime concerts in the Arena Hall.                                             Wednesday 21 November at 7.30pm
As the anniversary week coincided with half term, young people were able to join one                Pam Ayres - ‘Wistful, funny and perceptive verse’
of three special drama and arts workshops on the Halloween theme, Pumpkin Problems,
                                                                                                    Friday 23 November at 7.30pm
The Worst Witch and Scary Scribbles.
                                                                                                    The Smith Family Panto - Hilarious
Since opening on 22 October 2006 the venue has enjoyed unprecedented success                        Christmas fantasy
demonstrated by these impressive facts:
The Lights has attracted over 64,000 visitors through the doors                                     Saturday 24 November at 7.45pm
To date there have been over 44 sell out shows                                                      The Real Thing - Britain’s No 1 soul band
7,559 people have joined The Lights mailing list                                                    Friday 30 November at 7.45pm
217 people have joined the Spotlight Membership Scheme                                              Jive Aces - Hot jive beat with the energy
132 meetings/conferences have been held at The Lights                                                                                                Comedy
                                                                                                    of rock’n’roll
                                                                                                                                                       Club
512 children have taken part in workshops during school holidays.
                                                                                                    Saturday 1 December at 7.45pm
If you’re looking for the perfect gift you might like to consider theatre tickets, Lights gift      Los Pacaminos - Arrangements of
vouchers or maybe even Spotlight Membership.                                                        Tex Mex classics and Spanish songs
Please contact The Lights Box Office on 01264 368368 for more details or visit
                                                                                                    Thursday 6 December at 10.30am
www.thelights.org.uk
                                                                                                    and 1.30pm
                                                                                                    Friday 7 December at 10.30am
                                       A week of community building activities at                   and 7pm
                                       King Arthur’s Way and Anton Lakes Local                      Saturday 8 December at 11.00am
                                       Nature Reserve took place in September.                      and 2pm
ROUND UP                                                                                            The Gruffalo -                                                                 Above: Los
                                 Throughout Community Respect and Environment                       Songs and scary fun for children                                               Pacaminos
                                 Week (CREW) there was plenty of local action aimed                 aged 3 and above                                                               Left: The
                                 at improving the neighbourhood, with ideas for                                                                                                    Gruffalo
                                 everyone to try, wherever they live.                               Friday 14 December at 7.45pm
                                 Events included rubbish clearance and graffiti removal,            Anysley Lister - ‘Mature and exciting music’
                                 pruning and tidying overgrown areas and repairs.                   Friday 21 December at 7.45pm
                                 Police and Council officers attended school assemblies             Talon - The Best of the Eagles -
to talk about the importance of the local community, the environment and respect.                   Classics from the Eagles catalogue
There was also a clamp down on unlicensed vehicles by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing
Agency (DVLA), with several taken away.                                                             For tickets for these events, to join
Sports events for young people on were undoubtedly a great                                          the mailing list or for further
                                                                                                                                                     Talon sing
success with over 40 attending each session.                                                        information, call The Lights Box              Classic songs
On Saturday 22 September a Family Fun day not only had                                              Office                                      from the Eagles
                                                                                                                                                      catalogue
good weather, but also brought the community together for                                           on 01264 368368 or visit
an enjoyable day and to share information. In total well over                                       www.thelights.org.uk
350 people came along and were joined by the Deputy
Mayor, Councillor Brian Page,
with the Romsey Town Crier


                                                                                                    A MARK OF QUALITY
heralding his arrival. The
highlight of the day was a
mediaeval re-enactment with
Wessex Household and a falconry
display. Over 150 people made                                                                       The Council’s legal team has retained its Lexcel accreditation
a pledge to ’Reduce, Reuse and                                                                      - the Law Society’s practice management quality mark.
Recycle’ their waste and 200 people had a fresh and healthy meal at lunchtime.                      Whatever the type or size of legal practice Lexcel accreditation is only awarded after an independent
                                                                                                    assessment has confirmed that the highest standards of management are being met.
 Throughout the week many local organisations came along to give support and to get involved,
 including: Hampshire Police • Test Valley Borough Council • Test Valley Community Services
                                                                                                    Accreditation is available to any size or type of practice. It takes a flexible approach - specifying
 • Hampshire Fire & Rescue • Testway Housing • Trading Standards • DVLA                             standards but not procedures. Having been awarded Lexcel accreditation it is valid for three years,
                                                                                                    although annual monitoring visits continue to confirm that the highest standards continue to be
Community Respect and Environment Week is a Test Valley Partnership initiative.                     achieved.

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 Christmas 2007 and New Year 2008 Waste Collections
During the Christmas 2007 and New Year 2008          NORMAL COLLECTION DAY            REVISED COLLECTION DAY
                                                                                                                        Council Meetings
period there will be a collection on
Saturday 22 December to replace the
                                                     Monday 24 December 2007          Monday 24 December 2007           November 2007 to March 2008
                                                     Tuesday 25 December 2007         Saturday 22 December 2007         Andover meetings are held in Conference Room 1 at the Council’s Beech Hurst offices
collection on Tuesday 25 December.
                                                     Wednesday 26 December 2007       Thursday 27 December 2007         on Weyhill Road and Romsey meetings are held in the Council Chamber at the Council’s
Collections on Monday 24 December and Monday
                                                     Thursday 27 December 2007        Friday 28 December 2007           Duttons Road offices, unless otherwise stated.
31 December will not change. All other
collections during this period will be a day later   Friday 28 December 2007          Saturday 29 December 2007         2007
than usual with Friday collections being made        Monday 31 December 2007          Monday 31 December 2007           Wednesday 21 November Licensing Committee                                              Romsey                   17:30
on Saturday 29 December 2007 and Saturday 5          Tuesday 1 January 2008           Wednesday 2 January 2008          Thursday 22 November              Northern Area Planning Committee                     Andover                  17:30
January 2008.                                        Wednesday 2 January 2008         Thursday 3 January 2008           Tuesday 27 November   Southern Area Planning Committee                                 Romsey                   17:30
Waste left in bags beside the black bin on                                                                              Wednesday 28 November Executive                                                        Romsey                   18:30
                                                     Thursday 3 January 2008          Friday 4 January 2008
household waste collection weeks will be taken
                                                     Friday 4 January 2008            Saturday 5 January 2008           Thursday 29 November              Planning Control Committee                           Romsey                   17:30
away during this period only.
                                                                                                                        Tuesday 4 December                Overview and Scrutiny Committee                      Romsey                   18:30
Recyclable materials in cardboard boxes left         Important: Your new waste collection calendar for
                                                     December 2007 to November 2008 is enclosed with this               Wednesday 5 December              Commercial Services Joint Committee                  Romsey                   14:30
beside the brown recycling bins will be collected
throughout the year on recycling weeks               copy of Test Valley News.                                          Thursday 13 December              Northern Area Planning Committee                     Andover                  17:30
                                                                                                                        Monday 17 December                Licensing Committee                                  Romsey                   17:00
                                                                                                                        Tuesday 18 December               Council                                              Romsey                   16:00



   What's on
Here’s a summary of forthcoming events around
                                                                        in Test Valley
                                                                Hampshire Farmers’ Market
                                                                                                                        Tuesday 18 December
                                                                                                                        Wednesday 19 December Executive
                                                                                                                        Thursday 20 December
                                                                                                                        2008
                                                                                                                                                          Southern Area Planning Committee


                                                                                                                                                          Planning Control Committee
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Test Valley. More information about many of these          Sunday 16 December 10am - 2pm in Andover High                Wednesday 2 January               Overview and Scrutiny Committee                      Romsey                   18:30
events can be found on the What’s On section of            Street.                                                      Thursday 3 January                Northern Area Planning Committee                     Andover                  17:30
the website, www.testvalley.gov.uk
                                                           Footloose Dance Club present                                 Monday 7 January                  Executive                                            Romsey                   18:30
Christmas Lights Switch On                                 Ministry of Dance. Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20                Tuesday 8 January                 Southern Area Planning Committee                     Romsey                   17:30
Andover Live presents the Christmas Light Switch           December 7.30pm at The Lights.
                                                                                                                        Wednesday 9 January               General Purposes Committee                           Romsey                   17:00
On Event (see page 3).                                     Weyhill Electronic Organ Society presents a
Friday 16 November, 4 - 7.30pm in Andover High                                                                          Wednesday 9 January               Executive                                            Romsey                   18:30
                                                           concert by Andrew Nix
Street. Free workshops at The Lights from 4pm              Thursday 20 December at 7.30pm at Fairground                 Thursday 10 January               Council                                              Romsey                   16:00
      From Berlin to Broadway                              Hall, Weyhill. For more information contact                  Tuesday 15 January                Planning Control Committee                           Andover                  17:30
Saturday 17 November 7.30pm at Tangley Parish              terrytrevett@onetel.com                                      Wednesday 16 January              Standards Committee                                  Andover                  14:30
Hall.                                                      Christmas Swing                                              Thursday 17 January               Licensing Committee                                  Andover                  17:30
    Anton Lakes Local Nature Reserve                       Saturday 22 December, 7.30pm at The Lights                   Tuesday 22 January                Joint Overview And Scrutiny
Scrub Clearance                                                 Valley Park Woodlands Local Nature                                                        Committee                                            Romsey                   14:00
Sunday 18 November 10.00am - 12.00pm. Meet at              Reserve Rhododendron Clearing and Bonfire                    Thursday 24 January               Northern Area Planning Committee                     Andover                  17:30
main car park.                                             Sunday 6 January 10.00am - 2.00pm. Meet at top               Tuesday 29 January                Southern Area Planning Committee                     Romsey                   17:30
     Hampshire Farmers' Market                             of Yewberry Way off Hornbeam Road.                           Wednesday 30 January              Executive                                            Andover                  18:30
Sunday 18 November 10am - 2pm in Andover High                   Tadburn Meadows Local Nature Reserve                    Thursday 31 January               Overview and Scrutiny Committee                      Andover                  18:30
Street.                                                    Ditch Management                                             Tuesday 5 February                Planning Control Committee                           Andover                  17:30
Santa Fun Run (see page 1)                                 Saturday 12 January 10.00am - 12.00pm.                       Wednesday 13 February             Licensing Committee                                  Andover                  17:30
Sunday 11 November 11am in Andover High Street.            Meet at Eight Acres.                                         Thursday 14 February              Northern Area Planning Committee                     Andover                  17:30
                                                                Circus Skills Workshop                                  Tuesday 19 February               Southern Area Planning Committee                     Romsey                   17:00
Christmas Lights Switch On
                                                           Saturday 19 January 10.00am until 3.00pm at King             Wednesday 20 February             Executive                                            Andover                  18:30
Romsey Christmas lights Switch On Event (see page
3). Saturday 24 November from 6.30pm.                      Edwards Hall, West Tytherley                                 Tuesday 26 February               Planning Control Committee                           Andover                  17:30
Romsey Market Place.                                                                                                    Wednesday 27 February             Overview and Scrutiny Committee                      Andover                  18:30
                                                                Singing Workshop
                                                                                                                        Thursday 28 February              Council                                              Andover Guildhall        16:00
      Delicious                                            Saturday 19 January 2.00pm until 4.30pm at
                                                           Tangley Parish Hall                                          Monday 3 March                    Standards Committee                                  Romsey                   14:30
Saturday 24 November 8.00pm at Appleshaw
                                                                                                                        Tuesday 4 March                   Commercial Services Joint Committee                  Romsey                   14:30
Village Hall.                                                   Funny Business                                          Thursday 6 March                  Northern Area Planning Committee                     Andover                  17:30
     Valley Park Woodlands Local Nature                    Saturday 26 January 3.00pm at Appleshaw Village
Reserve Coppicing in Clothiers Copse                       Hall                                                          Details of Council meetings, agendas and minutes can be found in the ‘About your Council’
Sunday 25 November 10.00am - 12.30pm. Meet                     Anton Lakes Local Nature Reserve                          section of the website, www.testvalley.gov.uk. If you would like to speak at any Council meeting
at top of Bell Flower Way (limited parking).                                                                             please contact the Administration Service by 12 noon on the previous working day. Telephone
                                                           Coppicing
                                                                                                                         01264 368000 or e-mail admin@testvalley.gov.uk
      Hansel and Gretel and the Glorious                   Sunday 27 January 10.00am - 12.00pm. Meet at
                                                           main car park.                                                Please note that Licensing Sub Committee meetings are also held regularly. Please contact the Council for details.
Glasses of Glea
Sunday 2 December 3.00pm at Shipton Bellinger
Village Centre                                                    A Hog the Limelight event.                                                                                            Head of Human Resources -
     Tadburn Meadows Local Nature Reserve
                                                           Hog the Limelight is run by Hampshire County Council          Who to contact                                                 Margaret Smith
                                                           and supports volunteer promoters putting on high              You can contact the following at: Beech                        Acting Head of Revenues (acting)
Saturday 8 December 10.00am - 12.00pm. Meet at
                                                           quality shows and workshops in local venues.                  Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover SP10 3AJ.                         Janice Broomfield
Eight Acres.
                                                           For further information please visit                          Telephone 01264 368000.                                        Head of Housing and Community
     Valley Park Woodlands Local Nature                    www.hogthelimelight.co.uk                                     Chief Executive - Roger Tetstall                               Services - Brian Cowcher
Reserve Coppicing in Clothiers Copse                                                                                     Corporate Directors - Bernard Sully                            Head of Leisure - Ian McKie
Sunday 9 December 10.00am - 12.30pm. Meet at                      A Countryside Event                                    and Carol Moore                                                Head of Technical Services -
top of Bell Flower Way (limited parking).                  Please contact the Borough Council Countryside Officers,      Head of Administration -                                       Terry Gilmour.
Andover Light Orchestra Christmas Concert                  Boyce Jeffery or Jim Adkins, in advance to check if events    Tom Van Der Hoven
                                                                                                                         Head of Estates and Economic                                   Council Offices, Duttons Road, Romsey
Saturday 15 December, 7.30pm at The Lights.                have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.                                                                         SO51 8XG. Telephone 01794 527700.
                                                                                                                         Development - Brian Nicholas
     Rooksbury Mill Park Nature Reserve                    Telephone numbers 01264 368811 or 368823.                                                                                    Head of Environment & Health -
                                                                                                                         Head of Finance - William Fullbrook
River Bank Maintenance                                                                                                   Head of IT (acting) - Tony Boroweic                            Laura Taylor
Sunday 16 December 10.00am - 12.00pm.                            For more information about Hampshire Farmers’           Head of Legal Services - Susan Tovey                           Head of Planning - Madalene Winter
Meet in the main car park.                                 Markets please call 01420 588671.


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