Corporate Plan 2023-2027

An invitation to get involved!

Test Valley Borough Council is working in partnership with Involve, one of the country’s leading public participation organisations, to run workshops that will involve discussions, exploring other people’s experiences, testing new ideas and shaping recommendations for the next corporate plan.


This is a great opportunity to influence key decisions about the borough’s future!

We have arranged three workshops, depending on where people live in the borough, and attendance will be limited to 40 residents at each. We are asking people to attend for the full day. All our venues are fully accessible. 

  • Session for those who live in Andover:  Saturday 19 November, 9.15 to 4.30 at Beech Hurst, TVBC, Andover, SP10 3AJ.  
  • Session for those who live in Romsey, Nursling and Rownhams, Chilworth, North Baddesley or Valley Park:  Sunday 6 November, 9.15 to 4.30 at Ganger Farm Sports Park, Ganger Farm Way, SO51 0DN.
  • Session for those who live elsewhere in the borough (people who do not live in one of the places listed above):  Saturday 5 November 9.15 am to 4.30pm at King’s Somborne Village Hall, SO20 6PP.

Up to fifteen people from each of the first three sessions will also be invited to a final session on Saturday 26 November from 9.15am to 4.30pm at Test Valley Borough Council’s Beech Hurst offices in Andover. This will allow the participants to review the evidence and share their feedback from the initial sessions. 


Do I need any prior knowledge about the council or the borough as a whole to take part? 

No, we will provide you with all of the information you need at the session. You will hear from local experts, and explore feedback from more than 1,500 people who completed a recent survey about their lives in Test Valley and the changes they would like to see in the area. All you need to do is listen and share your views and experiences with us and your fellow residents. 


How do I register my interest?

All you need to do is complete the short expression of interest form. Once you have registered your interest, we will select individuals who are representative of the variety of people living in the borough, to make sure the groups include a mixture of people from different backgrounds. We will then contact you with further details about the specific event that you will be invited to.  

The deadline to register is Sunday 16 October 2022.

What data will you hold about me?

As we are collecting some personal information about you, and sharing it with Involve, it is necessary that we ensure that data is managed in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.  Further details of how we do this can be found on our website, using this link here.

Receive a £50 voucher if you’re selected! 

If you are selected to take part, we will give you a £50 voucher to thank you for your time. We will also provide your refreshments on the day and can provide transport if you are unable to make your own way to the venue.


What happens after the workshops?  

We will share the recommendations from the workshops with councillors, who will use your feedback to shape the council’s Corporate Plan document for 2023 to 2027, which sets out what the council will be focusing on over the next four years. 


If I have any questions, who can I call?

If you have any questions in advance of the selection process, you can email the policy team at

Alternatively, you can call Charlotte Starkie, Policy Manager, on 01264 368000.