Meet your Councillors

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Alan Cotter

Ward: Harroway

Role: Vice-Chairman Allotments Committee

Alan has been a Member of Andover Town Council since May 2010.

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Andy Fitchet

Ward: Harroway

Role: Chairman of Community Engagement Committee

Andy became a member of the Town Council in 2010. He was co-opted onto the Town Council in 2016. He has lived in Andover all his life when his family came here with the Army and settled. He is a minister in the Baptist Church.

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Barbara Carpenter

Ward: Alamein

Barbara Carpenter

Barbara has been a member of Andover Town Council since May 2010. Her hobbies are gardening, knitting and listening to classical music. Her interests are helping people with shopping to talking, especially the elderly. She has been married for 50 years, has 3 children and 5 grandchildren, one who is in the RAF Police serving in Afghanistan at the moment. Barbara loves what she is doing with her life and would not change anything.

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Barbara Long

Ward: St. Mary's

Role: Chairman of Planning Committe.Vice Chairman of Community Engagement Committee

Barbara has been a Member of Andover Town Council since May 2010.

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Carol Bartholomew

Ward: St. Mary's

Carol Bartholomew was Co-opted onto the Town Council on Thursday 10 September 2015. Carol has lived and worked in Andover since 1979 having worked in the health and wellbeing sector in the NHS, HCC and privately. Alongside this Carol has volunteered with environmental groups and projects. She is joint founder member of Transition Town Andover a community group which works locally to promote a low carbon future. Carol Bartholomew BSC Hons Energy and Environmental Technology, Diploma in Occupational Therapy, registered with HCPC ( Health and Care Professions Council).

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Christopher Ecclestone

Ward: Millway

Christopher was elected to Andover Town Council in May 2015. Christopher lives with his wife and two children on Weyhill Rd. He is a commodities and mining strategist and heads up Hallgarten & Company, a firm providing independent analysis of mining equities. He worked in the City of London beginning in 1985 as a corporate finance and equities analyst and as a freelance consultant on the restructuring of the securities industry. Earlier, he worked for the Federal and State governments in Australia. He grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He graduated in 1981 from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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Geoff McBride

Ward: Winton

Geoff McBride has been a member of Andover Town Council since May 2010. Geoff McBride BSc [Hons] MIET GSM, currently holds the position of Futures Programme Analyst at the Science and Technology Facilities Council. Geoff is a multi-disciplinary scientist and has worked on a multitude of projects including Europe's first mission to the moon SMART-1. Other projects include researching and developing technologies for devices such as Nano-thrusters for Spacecraft, Micro Gyroscopes and Micro Liver structures to name a few. His main work is now in UK Science Strategy.

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Katherine Bird

Ward: St. Mary's

Role: Andover Town Mayor

Katherine has been a Member of Andover Town Council since May 2010. Katherine has lived in Andover for 15 years, and has been a supporter of the Andover Town Council from its re-convention. She was elected to Chairman of the Town Council for the municipal year 2016 - 2017.

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Kevin Hughes

Ward: Alamein

Role: Chairman of Allotments Committee

Kevin has been a Member of Andover Town Council since May 2010.

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Len Gates

Ward: Harroway

Role: Chairman of Staffing Sub-Committee

Len Gates was elected to Andover Town Council in May 2015. Len is a retired Chartered Chemist specialising analysis, flavour chemistry and food safety. He was a borough councillor for Andover for eight years serving on the Planning Control, Scrutiny and Licensing Committees and played a leading role in the formation of Andover Town Council. Len has served as a trustee of Andover Charities, Alamein Community Association and Andover Trees United and as a school governor. He is currently a trustee/director of Age UK Mid-Hampshire.

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Luigi Gregori

Ward: Millway

Role: Vice-Chairman of Policy & Resources Committee

Luigi Gregori was Co-opted onto the Town Council on Thursday 10 September 2015

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Lynn Bird

Ward: Millway

Lynn Bird was Co-Opted onto the Town Council on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

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Michael Mumford

Ward: Millway

Michael Mumford was Co-Opted onto the Town Council on Thursday 10 September 2015

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Paul Crossman

Ward: Winton

Paul Crossman was Co-Opted onto the Town Council on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

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Richard Kidd

Ward: Winton

Role: Vice-Chairman of Assets & Amenities Committee

Richard Kidd was Co-Opted onto the Town Council on Thursday 8th September 2016.

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Richard Rowles

Ward: Winton

Richard Rowles was Co-Opted onto the Town Council on Thursday 10 September 2015

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Robin Hughes

Ward: Alamein

Role: Vice-Chairman Staffing Sub-Committee

Robin Hughes was elected to Andover Town Council in May 2015

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Steven Hardstaff

Ward: St. Mary's

Role: Chairman Policy & Resources Committee

Steven Hardstaff was Co-opted onto the Town Council in September 2012. He was re-elected to the Town Council in May 2015.

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Veronika Pond

Ward: Harroway

Veronika Pond

Role: Chairman of Assets & Amenities Committee, Vice-Chairman of Planning Committee

Veronika Pond was elected to Andover Town Council in 2011. She moved to Andover in 2003 and for the last few years she have been an active volunteer in both education and children’s charities. Veronika was re-elected to Andover Town Council in 2015.

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