Test Valley is a local government district which also holds borough status within the ceremonial county of Hampshire, in the south of England. The district of Test Valley comprises much of the western part of the county, covering approximately 250 square miles which form boundaries with Southampton in the south and Newbury in the north.
The district is named after the River Test and is predominantly rural in nature, including within its borders the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are a handful of notable settlements inside the Test Valley district as well, however, and the best known of these are the likes of Andover, Romsey and Buckholt.
The Formation Of The Test Valley District
As is the case with the vast majority of England’s local government districts, the district known as Test Valley was officially created on the 1st April 1974 as a direct consequence of the passage of the 1972 Local Government Act. That legislation changed the face of local government all over the UK and created a wide raft of new boroughs and districts from mergers of former administrative entities.
In the case of Test Valley, the new district was produced from an amalgamation of the former boroughs of Andover and Romsey, along with Andover Rural District and Romsey and Stockbridge Rural District. As was commonplace, the new district was then given a name that didn’t hark back to any of the previous entities.
Population And Accidents In Test Valley
The district of Test Valley, as created in 1974, came to cover a total land area of around 242 square miles and according to the latest population data is home to around 117,000 permanent residents at a comparatively low population density.
Having a lower density figure does tend to mean that accidents and injuries will be less common than in some busier areas, but that does not mean that no such incidences can occur. As such, it could still be worthwhile for residents to read on and learn a little more about making a Test Valley non fault claim.
Making A Test Valley Non Fault Claim
It is possible for an individual to pursue a Test Valley non fault claim in light of them suffering an injury which was definitively somebody else’s fault. This is so that that injury victim can gain at least a degree of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial hardships which they have suffered.
If all of that has made you believe you may be entitled to make a Test Valley non fault claim, or simply want to learn a bit more, then you’ll want to contact Accident Advice Helpline. You can do so 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown