Hampshire County Council is currently recruiting Volunteer Drivers to undertake various social care journeys within Hampshire. Volunteers use their own vehicles to transport adults and children who are under the care of the County Council. The scheme provides an essential transport link to facilities and activities for Hampshire residents, some of whom have physical or learning disabilities.HCC Volunteer Driver Recruitment Poster
If you care about your community and want to make a difference, then why not come along to an informal event and find out how you can get more involved.
Test Valley Borough Council and the Local Government Association ( LGA) are hosting events in Andover and Romsey for anyone interested in becoming a Borough Councillor or for those who would like to learn more about the role.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Phil North said: “I really want to encourage people to get involved with a view to becoming our future community leaders. We have some very exciting and ambitious projects to take forward in the next few years and want people who will help us shape the Borough’s future.”
Leader of the Council Minority Group, Councillor Celia Dowden said: “It is a challenging but hugely rewarding role so, if you are someone who wants to make a difference, then come along and find out more.”
You will get to hear Councillors talk about their experiences as community leaders in a relaxed and interactive environment. The evening will give you all the information you need to see if being a Councillor is for you and to find out what support is available to you in the role.
The two events will be held on:
- January 31st, 18:00-19:30 – Romsey Town Hall, SO51 8YZ
- February 5th, 18:00-19:30 – Test Valley Borough Council Offices, Beech Hurst, Andover, SP10 3AJ
If you are interested in attending, get in contact at email@example.com to register your free place. Just email your name and which one of the two events you would like to attend.
You can also hear local Councillors talking about what the role means to them in this video https://youtu.be/j_hVPgoWrBY
Virgin Media is investigating the potential opportunity to install Fibre To The Home (FTTH) cables in King’s Somborne as part of a major upgrade to villages across central Test Valley.
Many residents already have BT’s ‘superfast broadband’ however, it is widely recognised that the copper wire service is limited.
FTTH provides potentially limitless speeds and is future-proof. You may be happy with your current speed, but within 5 years this service will no longer be able to keep up with the required data usage.
Broadband is now one of the utilities that must be listed when selling a house and poor speeds may decrease the value of homes. Having the option of a Fibre To The Home connection will be advantageous to anyone wishing to sell their home in the future.
This would represent a major investment in Parish infrastructure and will be available for both current residents and the next generation. It is likely to be far too expensive to do this again in the future, so it may be decades before the service is offered again. We do not want King’s Somborne to be left behind while other villages in Test Valley are using 21st century utilities.
By simply registering your interest you are helping everyone in the Parish. You do not have to sign a contract or agree to take the service. Please also share this on your own pages to get the message to everyone in the village.
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