Councillor Barbara Long

Date: 24th May, 2022

It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of Councillor Barbara Long after a long but brave battle with cancer.

Barbara was a much loved member of Andover Town Council, since it’s creation in 2010.  She was it’s longest standing member.

She worked tirelessly for the benefit of Andover and it’s residents and has been responsible for memorable events such as the 2012 Jubilee celebrations, The Shilling Fair and the Andover Christmas Lights, to name but a few.  At the time of her death Barbara was working on delivering the 2022 Jubilee Celebrations to Andover.

Barbara held the office of Town Mayor twice and was a strong and fair Chairperson.  She ran the meetings with strength, purpose and empathy.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and have had the privilege to have worked with her throughout her career both as a teacher and a Councillor.