Andover

With something over 30,000 people Andover is the largest town in North West Hampshire and my Constituency office is here. The town has existed since Saxon times and was granted its first Royal charter in 1175 by King Henry II. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Andovere", meaning "The place by the ash-tree waters". Andover's status as a quiet country market town changed dramatically from 1961 when the then Borough Council entered into an agreement with the Greater London Council and Hampshire County Council to move industry and people to Hampshire.

Surrounded by countryside of great natural beauty, today's Andover is a busy commercial and manufacturing centre. It's also a thriving community, with lots happening in the fields of arts, sports and culture. The picture shows part of the "Test Valley Tapestry" - for background and to see all the other panels visit the Test Valley Borough Council web site, see links below.

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15 Mar 2015 Dogs chipped at Andover Farmers' Market
13 Mar 2015 Sir George backs Apprenticeship Week
18 Feb 2015 Amy returns to Andover
17 Feb 2015 Pancake Race held in Andover High St
7 Feb 2015 Hero's Name added to War Memorial
6 Feb 2015 Sir George visits Dementia Pop-up Shop
10 Jan 2015 Sir George opens Thorntons in Andover
9 Jan 2015 Sir George promotes deal on A Boards
12 Dec 2014 Sir George makes last Visit to Sorting Office
29 Nov 2014 Sir George helps with Food Bank Collection
28 Nov 2014 Sir George promotes Carers' Rights Day
21 Nov 2014 Good News for Picket Twenty
21 Nov 2014 Sir George gets his Jab
21 Nov 2014 Sir George congratulates Christmas Card Designer
9 Nov 2014 Andover remembers the Fallen
6 Oct 2014 Sir George cuts tape for Orange Room at the Bridge
6 Oct 2014 Mayor unveils Business Park Sculpture
2 Oct 2014 Sir George talks at Andover Town Centre Partnership
25 Sep 2014 Farewell Party for Editor at the White Hart
19 Sep 2014 Andover Mencap celebrates 50 Years
16 Sep 2014 Phones4U closes in Andover
16 Sep 2014 Sir George opens Insurance Head Office
13 Sep 2014 St Michaels holds Flower Festival
21 Aug 2014 Veterans in Action launch Cycle Ride
20 Aug 2014 Supermarket launches Summer Cooking Classes
8 Aug 2014 National Citizenship Service Groups bid for Funds
6 Aug 2014 Enham Trust Sculpture Unveiled (2)
4 Aug 2014 100 Doves of Peace released in Andover
2 Aug 2014 Andover Hospital commemorates World War 1
25 Jul 2014 National Youth Service in Andover bids for Funds
20 Jul 2014 Andover holds Carnival (1)
5 Jul 2014 Lord Lieutenant & Local MP launch Armed Forces Day in Andover
4 Jul 2014 Waitrose celebrates Partners Day
4 Jul 2014 Sir George opens renovated Garden for Young Carers
27 Jun 2014 Manuela Wahnon wins Point of Light Award
13 Jun 2014 Andover CAB move to New Premises
6 Jun 2014 HSBC tell Sir George about Money for Investment
16 May 2014 Sir George opens Embroiders Exhibition
24 Apr 2014 Sir George unveils Plaque at Basepoint
24 Apr 2014 Arbory Residential Home launches Community Allotments Project
23 Apr 2014 The Cathedral Express steams out of Andover
14 Apr 2014 An Easter Musical by the Unity Christian Theatre
12 Apr 2014 Local Author launches Book on England's History
4 Apr 2014 Sir George opens Macular Society's new Office
28 Mar 2014 Sir George visits Andover Foodbank
28 Mar 2014 Sir George has a Flutter
17 Mar 2014 Andover Schoolboy goes to Parliament
14 Mar 2014 Sir George regrets Closure of Tesco Metro
28 Feb 2014 Parkinson's UK Andover Branch formally launched
22 Feb 2014 Sir George vows to help Treerunners
21 Feb 2014 Sir George backs Motor Neurone Campaign
19 Feb 2014 Hunt for Carnival Queen begins
19 Feb 2014 Manuela invites her supporters to a Celebratory Party
19 Feb 2014 Sir George networks at Basepoint
8 Feb 2014 Sir George opens Photographic Exhibition
10 Jan 2014 Sir George launches Modernised Post Office
21 Dec 2013 Scouts raise Funds at Sainsburys
6 Dec 2013 Sir George visits Sorting Office in Andover
10 Nov 2013 Andover Remembers the Fallen
2 Nov 2013 Royal British Legion takes Stall in Andover High St
26 Oct 2013 Burleys Bridal opens in Andover
21 Sep 2013 Patio Centre celebrates 50 years
21 Sep 2013 Loft Embroiders hold Exhibition
21 Sep 2013 Paralympic Champion at Enham Trust Launch
14 Sep 2013 Help for Heroes raises funds at Tesco
16 Aug 2013 Chapel Arts Studios hosts Local Artists Exhibition
9 Aug 2013 Aster sponsor Holiday Playscheme at Knights Enham
29 Jun 2013 Andover celebrates Armed Forces Day
21 Jun 2013 Sir George backs John Hanson Malaria Project
8 Jun 2013 Andover to hold Armed Forces Day on June 29th
28 May 2013 ADSEMA Premises opened in Anton Business Park
10 May 2013 Sir George hands Motability Keys to Jo Wade
10 May 2013 Sir George meets Manuela four years on
26 Apr 2013 Macmillan visit Andover
21 Apr 2013 Loft Singers Entertain Shoppers at Farmers Market
5 Apr 2013 Launch of Andover Market for All Seasons
28 Mar 2013 New Exhibition at Chapel Arts
22 Feb 2013 Fibre Broadband rolled out in Andover
1 Feb 2013 Pat West unveils Skye Orchard Mosaic
21 Dec 2012 Grand Christmas Fair for Fibromyalgia and ME
16 Dec 2012 Countess of Brecknock Hospice holds Carol Service
7 Dec 2012 Sir George unveils Plaque at refurbished Station
7 Dec 2012 Andover Trees United plants trees off Anton Lane
23 Nov 2012 Sir George awards prizes for Xmas Card Winners
23 Nov 2012 Sir George opens At Last in New Premises
11 Nov 2012 Andover remembers the Fallen
3 Nov 2012 Sir George drops in on Andover Trees United
3 Nov 2012 Sir George joins the Poppy Sellers
3 Nov 2012 Sir George opens new Ladbroke's Branch and places a bet for Charity
2 Nov 2012 Sir George opens Refurbished Barclays Branch in Andover
19 Oct 2012 Age UK hold Volunteer Appreciation Morning
18 Oct 2012 HRH The Princess Anne celebrates the planting of Diamond Jubilee Woodland
13 Oct 2012 Andover Round Table and Anton Rotary raise Funds through Fireworks
6 Oct 2012 MS Raise funds in Andover
4 Oct 2012 Safe Place Scheme launched in Andover
4 Oct 2012 Sir George celebrates World School Milk Day
3 Oct 2012 Macular Disease Society and Andover VIP's hold Birthday Party
28 Sep 2012 Macmillan Coffee Mornings in NW Hants
25 Sep 2012 Tesco award Computers for Schools
25 Sep 2012 Drop In Centre launched for Carers
25 Sep 2012 Awareness Campaign for Police Elections comes to Andover
21 Sep 2012 Disability Forum launched in Andover
21 Sep 2012 Andover Birthing Centre Re-launched
16 Sep 2012 Streets Ahead holds 6th Inclusive Football Festival
15 Sep 2012 Andover MS raises Funds with Jazz
21 Aug 2012 Paralympic Torch comes to Andover
13 Aug 2012 Stannah sponsor Activity Week
10 Aug 2012 Ribbon cut on new Currys and PC World 2in1 Store
4 Aug 2012 Search & Rescue come to Andover
1 Aug 2012 Hampshire Mobile Chemotherapy Unit launched in Andover
13 Jul 2012 Sir George opens Kip McGrath Centre in Andover
7 Jul 2012 Sustrans comes to Andover
30 Jun 2012 Weyhill Electronic Organ Society raises funds for Young Carers
22 Jun 2012 Lord Lieutenant opens Endeavour Primary School
22 Jun 2012 Sir George opens Merlins Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 Pamper Day for Carers in Andover
1 Jun 2012 Hospice celebrates Diamond Jubilee
27 May 2012 Andover Town Council celebrates Jubilee
19 May 2012 Stall promotes Armed Forces Day in Andover
18 May 2012 The Scary Guy comes to Andover
2 May 2012 Test Valley sponsors Export Seminar
28 Apr 2012 Andover Young Carers show their Talents
27 Apr 2012 Local cyclists raise funds for Cancer research
27 Apr 2012 Silver Surfers celebrate Second Anniversary
20 Apr 2012 Volunteer Social Evening at Andover Hospital
13 Apr 2012 Sir George bets for Charity
3 Apr 2012 Andover Churches Together perform the Passion of Jesus
2 Apr 2012 Andover Carnival promoted in High Street
25 Mar 2012 Andover Athletics Club raises funds for Sainsbury's Sport Relief
8 Mar 2012 Sir George cuts Ribbon for EMPRA
24 Feb 2012 Relaunch of Walworth Business Park
17 Feb 2012 Andover Community Education Group launches help for Non-Readers
9 Feb 2012 Mayor raises Thousands of Pounds for Local Charities
2 Feb 2012 Marmalade Makers raise Funds for Hospice
27 Jan 2012 Chapel Arts holds Exhibition
7 Jan 2012 Sir George cuts the ribbon for new bedroom range
3 Jan 2012 Sir George visits Andover Job Club
18 Dec 2011 Andover Farmer's Market saved by Test Valley Borough Council
18 Dec 2011 Andover Hospice holds Carol Service
10 Dec 2011 Home-Start holds Open Day in Andover
2 Dec 2011 Sir George visits local Sorting Office
13 Nov 2011 Andover remembers the Fallen
5 Nov 2011 Crisp & Clean Service at Local Laundry
17 Sep 2011 Andover Musical Theatre Company holds Workshop
16 Sep 2011 Schools collect IT equipment from Tesco
16 Sep 2011 League of Friends funds Chairs at Hospital
10 Sep 2011 Mayor opens Wellington Centre
6 Aug 2011 Sir George opens Party in the Park
5 Aug 2011 Andover Store wins Award
3 Aug 2011 Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation visit Projects in Andover
25 Jul 2011 Monk Court opens on site of Merrie Monk
22 Jul 2011 Sir George opens Playground
22 Jul 2011 Sir George opens Lion Oak Court
25 Jun 2011 Mayor and Sir George launch sponsored bike ride
24 Jun 2011 Sir George visits Art Festival
18 Jun 2011 Jamie G Day at Vigo Park
17 Jun 2011 Carers Week in Andover
12 Jun 2011 Bishop dedicates new Church Window
4 Jun 2011 Sustrans comes to Andover
3 Jun 2011 GY visits Community Payback in Andover
27 May 2011 Harroway School launches Flexible Learning
21 May 2011 Andover College holds Open Day
20 May 2011 Silver Surfers celebrate First Year
14 May 2011 Sir George opens Quilt Exhibition
6 May 2011 Andover Young Carers celebrate Cycling Donation
16 Apr 2011 Andover Nepalese Community celebrate New Year
15 Apr 2011 Age Concern becomes Age UK
25 Feb 2011 Sir George opens Be Wiser office
25 Feb 2011 Thank You Party for Hospital Volunteers
22 Feb 2011 Cyclists train for Young Carers Ride
21 Feb 2011 Prince Charles visits Stannah Lifts in Andover
19 Jan 2011 Mike Bushell opens Childrens Room at local Hospital
17 Dec 2010 Andover College holds Christmas Fair
10 Dec 2010 Sir George visits Andover Sorting Office
4 Dec 2010 Andover Churches launch Street Pastors
20 Nov 2010 Sir George opens Exhibition by Loft Embroiderers
19 Nov 2010 Christmas Lights Switch on in Andover
14 Nov 2010 Andover remembers the Fallen
6 Nov 2010 Climate Change lobby for Sir George
5 Nov 2010 Sir George opens Bespoke Osteopath
22 Oct 2010 Open Sight raises funds
15 Oct 2010 Sir George opens Computer Suite at Portway School
1 Oct 2010 Sir George launches Full of Life at Andover Leisure Centre
28 Sep 2010 Co-op opens new Funeral Parlour in Andover
26 Sep 2010 Chillies raises funds for Pakistan Relief with Rotary
19 Sep 2010 Fourth Inclusive Football Festival held at New St
18 Sep 2010 Sir George opens Spring Meadow Children's Centre
11 Sep 2010 Sir George opens Love Yarn
3 Sep 2010 Zippers opens in Guild Hall
1 Sep 2010 Queens Award presented to Andover Young Carers
28 Aug 2010 Refurbished Hexagon Stores opened
26 Aug 2010 Where should Andover's War Memorial be?
24 Aug 2010 Sir George visits Verdo Renewables
6 Aug 2010 Hospital shuttle bus to end
6 Aug 2010 Copper Beeches re-opened after refurbishment
3 Aug 2010 Andover Flower Club Celebrates 55 Years
24 Jul 2010 1 Mile Charity swim Raises Funds for Moneybox
10 Jul 2010 Rookwood School holds Open day
26 Jun 2010 Andover Police hold Open day
25 Jun 2010 Inaugural Exhibition at St Marys Chapel
18 Jun 2010 Sir George launches Pamper Day at the Bridge
18 Jun 2010 Andover Firm wins Queens Award
5 Jun 2010 Andover Churches hold Fun Day
30 May 2010 Phoenix Art Group Raises Funds
29 May 2010 Jamie G Sports fair at Vigo Park
28 May 2010 Sir George visits Trilogy
21 May 2010 Sir George opens Bioquell Site
21 May 2010 Sir George opens Silver Surfer facility
2 Apr 2010 Passion Re-enactment in Andover
26 Mar 2010 Sir George presents Volunteer Appreciation Awards at Age Concern
19 Mar 2010 Sir George cuts ribbon for Funeral Parlour
13 Mar 2010 Romsey Male Voice Choir come to Andover
11 Mar 2010 Sir George visits Stannah Lifts
6 Mar 2010 Quentin Shillingford opens Andover Boxing Academy
15 Feb 2010 Hilary Benn lays hedges in Andover
13 Feb 2010 Testway and Transform celebrate 10 and 5 years
12 Feb 2010 Mark Way Students meet Local Politicians
12 Feb 2010 Sir George presses Twinings on Jobs
6 Feb 2010 Sir George opens Design Devils
31 Jan 2010 Church celebrates Organist's 60 years
31 Jan 2010 Monxton raises funds for Dementia
29 Jan 2010 Harroway Community School commemorates the Holocaust
22 Jan 2010 Mencap launch £600,000 Appeal
9 Jan 2010 Sir George opens Abbotts Kitchens
11 Dec 2009 Sir George pays Early Morning Visit to Andover Sorting Office
11 Dec 2009 Susan Sheppard gives Sir George his Photograph
8 Dec 2009 Sir George welcomes Big Lottery Fund Grants
4 Dec 2009 Sir George launches Carers Rights Day in Andover
20 Nov 2009 Chapel Arts Studio opened in Andover
17 Nov 2009 Sir George opens Thai Restaurant in Andover
14 Nov 2009 Friends of Hospital hold Open Day
8 Nov 2009 Record Attendance at Remembrance Day Service in Andover
23 Oct 2009 Schools Art Project in St Mary's Church
23 Oct 2009 Askalot celebrates Two Years
23 Oct 2009 Sir George backs campaign to save King Arthurs Way shop
16 Oct 2009 Sir George opens Curtain and Fabric Centre
16 Oct 2009 Grand Opening of Knights Enham Schools
9 Oct 2009 Waitrose raise £1000 for local charities
9 Oct 2009 The Junction holds Open Day
3 Oct 2009 Sir George visits Andover Birth Centre
28 Sep 2009 Health Trust holds AGM in Andover Hospital
25 Sep 2009 Sir George visits Macmillan Coffee Mornings
20 Sep 2009 Inclusive Football Festival held in Andover
15 Sep 2009 Royal Air Force says Farewell to Andover
10 Sep 2009 Sir George launches Alzheimer's Cafe in Andover
15 Aug 2009 Andover Live present Big Fest
6 Aug 2009 Sir George drops in on Paws Week
25 Jul 2009 Sir George opens Cosy Homes
18 Jul 2009 Andover Police Station holds Open Day
11 Jul 2009 Sir George opens St John the Baptist School Summer Fayre
9 Jul 2009 Andover & District Mencap hold Art Exhibition
3 Jul 2009 Andover Rugby Club hosts Hogroast in aid of Gateway Club
28 Jun 2009 Armed Forces Day held in Andover
13 Jun 2009 St Marys Church holds Summer fete
7 Jun 2009 Churches hold Family Fun Day
29 May 2009 Testway Transform celebrates new Partnerships
26 May 2009 Testway Housing open The Signals
22 May 2009 Sir George cuts the cake at Sainsbury's 140th
15 May 2009 Sir George opens Wall to Wall
8 May 2009 Sir George meets Manuela
25 Apr 2009 Oakley Cleaners celebrate 30 years
18 Apr 2009 Church opens Youth Cafe
4 Apr 2009 Dont' Rubbish our Roads!
3 Apr 2009 The Loft Singers entertain at the Lights
27 Mar 2009 Party held for Hospital Volunteers
25 Mar 2009 Sir George speaks up for Andover College
11 Mar 2009 Shadow Health Secretary visits Andover
5 Mar 2009 Cengage brings 100 jobs to Andover
30 Jan 2009 Andover Sound interviewing Sir George for his weekly slot
28 Jan 2009 Friends of Andover Hospital donate body
23 Jan 2009 Sir George backs local traders
23 Jan 2009 Sir George recycles Christmas Cards
12 Dec 2008 Cllr Kirk opens Andover Education Centre
7 Dec 2008 Roman Way School helps raise funds for Macmillan
5 Dec 2008 Sir George launches RingGo at Andover Station
5 Dec 2008 Sir George launches Carers Rights Day
5 Dec 2008 Sir George visits Sorting Office
2 Dec 2008 Andover Art Society holds Winter Exhibition
29 Nov 2008 Sir George launches book on Andover's History
28 Nov 2008 Sir George presents Land Army Medal
14 Nov 2008 Acorns holds Open Day
9 Nov 2008 Andover remembers the Fallen
7 Nov 2008 Sir George visits Mark Way School's Open day
1 Nov 2008 TVCS holds open day for volunteers
30 Oct 2008 Sir George addresses Public Meeting on the Megashed
18 Oct 2008 Sir George comments on Tesco News
11 Oct 2008 Sir George visits Amazing Alamein Swop Shop
3 Oct 2008 Sir George opens Study Centre at Winton School
3 Oct 2008 Sir George opens At Home in Andover
23 Sep 2008 Sir George seeks assurance on banking jobs in Andover
20 Sep 2008 Sir George opens Andover Young Carers Summer Fete
16 Sep 2008 Sir George backs free Energy Saving Light Bulb campaign
16 Sep 2008 Sir George backs campaign on Food Supplements Directive
30 Aug 2008 Churches Together hold Hope 08 Event in Andover
15 Aug 2008 Sir George visits United Shield International
13 Aug 2008 Petition on Megashed handed in to Beech Hurst
23 Jul 2008 League of Friends of Andover Hospital holds AGM
20 Jul 2008 Streets Ahead hold Barbecue and Presentation Afternoon
13 Jul 2008 Andover holds Carnival (2)
11 Jul 2008 Lauren Kinsella meets Sir George
6 Jul 2008 Get Active Sports Fair held at Vigo Road
21 Jun 2008 Hike for Hope raises Funds for Charity
15 Jun 2008 Pants in the Park raises funds for Prostate Charity
14 Jun 2008 Sir George opens Knights Enham Junior School Fete
13 Jun 2008 Andover Baptist Church PreSchool gets Accreditation Certificate
13 Jun 2008 Sir George opens Information Day for Carers
6 Jun 2008 Sir George launches Hospital Shuttle Bus
23 May 2008 Chris Doidge interviews Sir George for Andover Sound
23 May 2008 Andover and District Age Concern award Certificates to Volunteers
17 May 2008 League of Friends raises funds for Hospital
16 May 2008 Sir George celebrates 25 years at Sealock
16 May 2008 Sir George launches Andover Sound
10 May 2008 Sir George opens Embroiderers Exhibition
11 Apr 2008 Art in April in Andover
28 Mar 2008 Sir George opens Design Devils
10 Mar 2008 New ASDA store opens in Andover
10 Mar 2008 New ASDA store opens in Andover
2 Mar 2008 Bishop of Winchester dedicates new Chancel Cross
22 Feb 2008 Andover Churches Together hold Poverty & Homelessness Event
9 Feb 2008 Adbike hits Andover Town Centre
2 Feb 2008 Lady Young opens Andover Art Society Exhibition
19 Jan 2008 Andover Baptist Church inducts new Minister
3 Jan 2008 Streets Ahead officially launched in Andover
20 Dec 2007 Andover Young Carers hold Christmas Party
16 Dec 2007 Countess of Brecknock Lights up a Life
7 Dec 2007 Sir George visits Andover Sorting Office
4 Dec 2007 Sir George gets progress report on station car parking
23 Nov 2007 Sir George cuts the ribbon for Portway Garden
16 Nov 2007 Lighterlife raises funds for Renal Unit
11 Nov 2007 War Heroes remembered in Andover
2 Nov 2007 Sir George opens 6th Form Academy
2 Nov 2007 Sir George visits TABS
1 Nov 2007 Mayor opens Turin Court, Andover
27 Oct 2007 Poppy Appeal launched in Andover
26 Oct 2007 Rookwood boy interviews Sir George
20 Oct 2007 STOP campaign maintains the pressure
28 Sep 2007 Sir George opens Sensory Garden at Andover Hospital
25 Sep 2007 Sir George launches recycling project
22 Sep 2007 Education in Hampshire - Conference held in Andover
21 Sep 2007 400 more car parking spaces for local stations, MP is told
7 Sep 2007 Celebration of Achievements at the Lights
5 Sep 2007 Sir George opens Leadership Development Company
24 Aug 2007 Sir George helps launch Money Box Fund
24 Aug 2007 Airfield Campaign holds a Third Public Meeting
10 Aug 2007 County Councillor weighs in against Tesco
10 Aug 2007 Rank Group Chief Executive visits Andover Mecca Bingo Club
8 Aug 2007 The politicians talk to the camera
8 Aug 2007 Tesco Protest hits the TV News
4 Aug 2007 Andover Airfield Campaign build up Momentum
1 Aug 2007 Penton Grafton Parish Council host Public meeting on Airfield
27 Jul 2007 Penton Mewsey Parish Council holds meeting on Airfield Development
19 Jul 2007 Icknield School holds Grand Evening of Celebration
14 Jul 2007 St John the Baptist School holds Summer Fayre
14 Jul 2007 Andover Museum holds Dreams Exhibition
7 Jul 2007 Andover hosts Hampshire Water Festival
6 Jul 2007 Sir George speaks out on Airfield Development
6 Jul 2007 Philip Langley celebrates 50 years as a butcher
28 Jun 2007 Harroway raises funds with Iron Man-athon
22 Jun 2007 Sir George celebrates National Childminding Week
15 Jun 2007 Sir George visits Carers Week Event
8 Jun 2007 Exchange Recruitment recognises Top Employee
1 Jun 2007 The Big Thing (continued)
1 Jun 2007 Andover Youth Forum presents The Big Thing
29 May 2007 Age Concern Volunteers recognised by Sir George and Deputy Mayor
19 May 2007 Andover League of Friends hold Hospital Fete
10 May 2007 Local firm sponsors Andover Athletics Event
20 Apr 2007 Andover Vision Manager calls on Sir George
7 Apr 2007 Andover CAB raises funds through Bike Raffle
4 Apr 2007 Totally Active hold Easter Coffee Morning
8 Mar 2007 Claire Chidley says good bye to Test Valley
2 Mar 2007 Refurbished Scott Centre opens
2 Mar 2007 Sir George welcomes 100th junior Member at Andover Golf Club
21 Feb 2007 MP expresses concern about Andover Airfield
4 Feb 2007 Wedding Fayre raises funds for Local Charity
12 Jan 2007 Sir George mourns the closing of Harveys
19 Dec 2006 Sir George presents prizes to Andover Golf Club Juniors
15 Dec 2006 Sir George visits Andover Sorting Office
9 Dec 2006 Andover Choral Society celebrates Mozart at Christmas
17 Nov 2006 Sir George opens Connexions new office in Winchester Street
12 Nov 2006 Andover remembers the Fallen
10 Nov 2006 Sir George presents Skip2Bfit certificates
4 Nov 2006 Sir George looks in on Testway Housing Tenants Conference
3 Nov 2006 Sir George opens new garden at Copper Beeches
27 Oct 2006 Clear out from Church Close
27 Oct 2006 Sir George opens Westfield Court, Andover
23 Oct 2006 Sir George opens Andover Car Service
16 Oct 2006 Andover Man is Silver Surfer of the Year
14 Oct 2006 Sir George backs Campaign to protect local NHS Services
7 Oct 2006 Sir George opens Andover Loft Embroiderers Exhibition
13 Sep 2006 Sir George launches Care Bares calendar
5 Sep 2006 Sir George opens new Sigvaris premises in Andover
15 Aug 2006 Andover's University of the 3rd Age celebrates 10th birthday
12 Aug 2006 Sir George in bid to help Ben
2 Aug 2006 Andover VIP's hold Summer Party
1 Aug 2006 Sir George visits Icknield's Summer School
29 Jul 2006 Two more local fetes...
28 Jul 2006 New Play Area opened at King Arthur's Way
11 Jun 2006 Lord Lieutenant unveils Church Sculptures
29 May 2006 Andover Cricket Club Competition rained off
12 May 2006 Over £5,000 raised for Barnardos at Andover Golf Day
7 May 2006 American Football comes to Andover
5 May 2006 Testway launches Green Homes development
21 Apr 2006 Age Concern Certificates presented
19 Apr 2006 Sir George visits Shepherds Spring PreSchool
31 Mar 2006 Knights Enham School children launch balloon campaign to save their schools
17 Feb 2006 Conservatives capture ward from LibDems
14 Feb 2006 Cabinet Minister visits Andover to look at Health Services
10 Feb 2006 Sir George launches Sainsbury's Active Kids 2006 Campaign
3 Feb 2006 Sir George visits Young Enterprise Scheme at John Hanson School
27 Jan 2006 Sir George visits School Landscape Project
6 Jan 2006 Sir George opens Willow Court
17 Dec 2005 Residents discuss next step on A303 Noise Campaign
16 Dec 2005 Sir George visits Andover Sorting Office
3 Dec 2005 Testway launch Furniture Re-use Project
2 Dec 2005 Sir George launches Carers Rights Day
2 Dec 2005 Highways Agency looks at safety on A303 slip road
13 Nov 2005 Andover commemorates Remembrance Day
4 Nov 2005 Sir George does Voluntary Work at PDSA
14 Oct 2005 Sir George presents Age Concern Certificates
7 Oct 2005 Sir George receives petition from Church against Assisted Dying Bill
24 Sep 2005 Sir George opens 3-2-5 Pre-School Summer Fete
9 Sep 2005 Sir George attends Asda Exhibition
1 Sep 2005 The new Trafalgar Despatch arrives at the Guild Hall Andover
28 Jul 2005 BBC South Today focus on Andover Hospital
25 Jul 2005 Sir George attends talks on local ambulance service
9 Jul 2005 Sir George opens Church and School Fetes in Andover
24 Jun 2005 Primary Schools at Dance Festival at John Hanson School
24 Jun 2005 Sir George and David Kirk discuss safety in Winchester Rd
24 Jun 2005 Sir George launches new Quality Standard Mark for Beef and Lamb
18 Jun 2005 Funds raised for Troy Parker Appeal
18 Jun 2005 St John the Baptist Church holds Charity Sale
1 Jun 2005 Sir George visits Andover VIP's
26 May 2005 Andover Hospital says Farewell to Mary Critcher
21 May 2005 Mayor opens Hospital
19 May 2005 Electronic Organ Concert held at Weyhill
3 May 2005 The Conservatives canvass North Andover
30 Apr 2005 Local Conservatives swamp Andover with balloons
30 Apr 2005 More work in Andover
30 Apr 2005 Two more stops in Andover
28 Apr 2005 Sir George presents certificate for Age Concern Volunteer
27 Apr 2005 Sally Taylor opens new building at Balksbury Junior School
26 Apr 2005 Sir George welcomes announcement of multi-screen cinema for Andover
24 Apr 2005 Andover Churches host public meeting for four candidates
23 Apr 2005 The team take to Andover High St in the rain
23 Apr 2005 Andover Choral Society hold St George's Day Concert
21 Apr 2005 The team hits Andover South
19 Apr 2005 The campaign moves to Burghclere Down and Abbotts Ann
18 Apr 2005 Sir George watches his Election Address being printed
18 Apr 2005 The team end the day at Junction Road, Andover
17 Apr 2005 Andover Cricket Club re-opens refurbished Pavilion
16 Apr 2005 Conservatives visit Andover Market
15 Apr 2005 Gemma International raises funds for Norman Gate School
14 Apr 2005 Nominated on two wheels
11 Apr 2005 The campaign moves on to Finkley Farm
11 Apr 2005 Conservatives finish the day in Roman Way
31 Mar 2005 MP wants to tackle queues at Bridge St Post Office
29 Mar 2005 Sir George welcomes Good News on Cricklade Theatre
19 Mar 2005 Swell Party swells coffers for Age Concern
5 Mar 2005 Anton Rotary raises funds with Music from the Shows
14 Feb 2005 Sir George visits Andover Ambulance Station
14 Feb 2005 Phoenix Centre holds Open Day
29 Jan 2005 Rookwood School holds Champagne Gala
6 Jan 2005 Sir George declares Accident Shop open
18 Dec 2004 Sir George opens Live Arts and Craft Fair
4 Dec 2004 Sir George opens Fair Trade shop in Whitchurch
4 Dec 2004 Andover Choral Society thanks Chairman
3 Dec 2004 Time Ring is launched in Andover
25 Nov 2004 Sir George hands out Certificates at Presentation Evening at John Hanson
20 Nov 2004 Mayoress holds Coffee Morning for Kenya Aid
19 Nov 2004 Sir George gets petition on Andover Ambulance Station
15 Nov 2004 Sir George to visit local Sorting Office
14 Nov 2004 Andover commemorates Remembrance Sunday
14 Nov 2004 Bishop rededicates St Pauls Church Centre
12 Nov 2004 Sir George launches World COPD Day in Andover
22 Oct 2004 Back to School Day, for MP and Councillors
15 Oct 2004 RUKBA launch new Guide at Andover's Guild Hall, Keiran & Jane Kelly with GY between
8 Oct 2004 Sir George opens Homebase Extension
25 Sep 2004 Andover raises money for Kenya Aid
23 Sep 2004 Sir George opens Community Room at Knights Enham School
18 Sep 2004 Test Valley Brass raise funds for local Charities
10 Sep 2004 Sir George opens new boarding house of Rookwood School
6 Sep 2004 Sir George backs CAB recruitment drive
15 Aug 2004 Why so long to decide on Andover's Radio Station, demands Sir George
14 Aug 2004 Farewell Party at the Lamb raises funds for Charity.
7 Aug 2004 Beech Hurst Park hosts Family Fun Day
4 Aug 2004 Andover VIP's get certificates from Mayor
3 Aug 2004 Sir George digs foundations for Rookwood's Art & Science block
31 Jul 2004 New book on Andover launched
17 Jul 2004 Sir George opens Norman Gate Summer Fete
17 Jul 2004 Sir George opens St Mary's Church Fete in Andover
10 Jul 2004 Sir George opens Vigo Junior School Fete
10 Jul 2004 More of Vigo Junior Fete
9 Jul 2004 Sir George visits Andover's Childminders
2 Jul 2004 Barclays Volunteers spring clean Andover School
2 Jul 2004 Sir George visits Stannah Stairlifts
27 Jun 2004 Andover Festival draws in the crowds
27 Jun 2004 More fun at the Andover Festival
26 Jun 2004 Sir George launches book on Elizabethan Andover
25 Jun 2004 Andover Schools hold Dance Festival
25 Jun 2004 Open Day for Andover's new Crisis Centre
18 Jun 2004 Sir George marks Carers Week with Visit to Andover Hospital
14 Jun 2004 Sir George visits Cricklade Art Exhibition
14 Jun 2004 Sir George launches Men's Health Week
13 Jun 2004 Sir George visits Burghclere Down
11 Jun 2004 Andover helps with the World's Biggest Tea Party
11 Jun 2004 Sir George presents Long Service Awards in Cancer Research UK's Andover Shop
5 Jun 2004 Andover Hospital League of Friends raise money outside Tesco
15 May 2004 All the Fun of the Fair
14 May 2004 HSBC win Barnardos Trophy for second year running
8 May 2004 Andover Choral Society perform Dvorak
24 Apr 2004 Life's Rich Embroidery
24 Apr 2004 Lord Lieutenant opens Junction Road Foyer
18 Apr 2004 Andover Hockey Club holds Sixth Geoff Adcock Memorial Colts Day
14 Apr 2004 St Johns' Justice and Peace Group meet Sir George
28 Mar 2004 Grand Spring Clean at Winton School
19 Mar 2004 Sir George visits Armchair Answercall
13 Mar 2004 Andover Wine Circle holds 50th Anniversary Celebration
12 Mar 2004 Andover CAB celebrate end of Outreach Programme
7 Mar 2004 Mayor opens Community Centre
4 Mar 2004 Sir George and Mayor look in on School Open Evening.
26 Feb 2004 Andover Learning Project is evaluated
22 Jan 2004 Bingham String Quartet plays at Cricklade
16 Jan 2004 Sir George warns on local income tax (Test Valley version)
21 Dec 2003 Andover holds Farmers' Market
19 Dec 2003 Sir George visits Andover Sorting Office
30 Nov 2003 Andover raises money for Athritis Research
27 Nov 2003 Andover Music Club welcomes Mardi Brass
15 Nov 2003 Baronet backs Ben's Bid
14 Nov 2003 Sir George visits Andover Victim Support Scheme
9 Nov 2003 Andover remembers War Heroes
8 Nov 2003 Testway hold Tenants Conference
2 Nov 2003 Tories celebrate By-Election Victory
25 Oct 2003 New Dress Shop opens in Andover
23 Oct 2003 Andover Music Club hold second Concert in 2003/4 Season
10 Oct 2003 Andover MENCAP celebrate 10 years of Stephens Ark
24 Sep 2003 Sir George at Naturally Health Foods, Andover
20 Sep 2003 Air Cadets hold Fair in Guild Hall
19 Sep 2003 Andover Leisure Centre wins 2003 Leisure Centre Award
18 Sep 2003 Cricklade College celebrates Achievement
21 Aug 2003 Weyhill Electronic Society holds Keyboard Charisma
13 Aug 2003 Sir George visits New Wave Communications
19 Jul 2003 Local school raises funds
11 Jul 2003 Broadband - Good News for Dummer and Monk Sherborne
4 Jul 2003 Sir George meets Meridian Mouse
28 Jun 2003 Andover hands over Trade Justice petition
20 Jun 2003 Sir George visits Cartridge World
20 Jun 2003 Test Valley holds Partnership Meeting
20 Jun 2003 Cricklade College holds Art Exhibition
20 Jun 2003 Sir George to receive petitions on Justice in Trade
13 Jun 2003 Sir George visits Mens Health Week in Chantry Centre
13 Jun 2003 Sir George visits Sealock in Andover
6 Jun 2003 Sir George presents certificates at John Shaw trust
6 Jun 2003 Sir George visits Andover Shopmobility
31 May 2003 Golden Dragon opens in Andover High St
30 May 2003 Cricklade College holds working lunch
24 May 2003 Learning & Skills Council reply to Sir George on Ducal
17 May 2003 Sir George opens Rookwood Fete
17 May 2003 Mayor of Test Valley opens Andover Hospital Fete
16 May 2003 Shadow Education Spokeman visits Cricklade College
2 May 2003 Sir George visits new Headquarters of Macular Disease Society
25 Apr 2003 Local election campaign moves on to Harroway
24 Apr 2003 Mayor presents Age Concern Certificates
23 Apr 2003 Broadband: Progress in North West Hampshire
20 Apr 2003 Medieval Tug-of-War raises funds for Army Benevolent Fund
17 Apr 2003 Tories canvass in St Mary's Ward, Andover
12 Apr 2003 Mayor opens Ben Quality Cleaners
12 Apr 2003 Local election battle moves to King Arthurs Way
11 Apr 2003 Sir George visits Pentagon in Andover
5 Apr 2003 Andover and District WEA celebrate Centenary
28 Mar 2003 Sir Christopher Gent addresses North West Hampshire Business Forum
19 Feb 2003 Sir George regrets closure of River Way Post Office
14 Feb 2003 Sir George visits Vigo Infants
8 Feb 2003 Andover Rugby Club beats Maidstone at home
2 Feb 2003 Sir George welcomes opening of Dene Court
31 Jan 2003 Sir George backs Golf Club's Fight for Survival
28 Jan 2003 Sir George presses Ministers on rail improvements
21 Dec 2002 Sir George visits Andover sorting office
7 Dec 2002 Childcare, Fun & Information Day held in Guild Hall
23 Nov 2002 Currys raise funds for Icknield School
23 Nov 2002 Book launched on Andover's Anti-Fluoride Campaign
22 Nov 2002 Sir George meets his match
15 Nov 2002 Shopmobility raise funds in Chantry Centre
15 Nov 2002 Arts and Crafts Centre launched in Andover
12 Nov 2002 Ashlawn Gardens residents campaign for improved road safety
10 Nov 2002 We will remember them
9 Nov 2002 County Council Leader visits Andover
18 Oct 2002 Sir George meets Ashlawn Gardens residents
3 Oct 2002 Embroidery Exhibition in Andover Museum
2 Oct 2002 Phyllis Brown celebrates her 100th Birthday
27 Sep 2002 Cllr Marion Kerley opens Andover Carers Centre
14 Sep 2002 Sir George opens Living Arts and Crafts Fair in Andover
8 Sep 2002 Sir George launches British Heart Foundation walk
4 Sep 2002 Sir George visits CAB
3 Sep 2002 What wood you make of this?
31 Aug 2002 Andover Fire Station holds Open Day
30 Aug 2002 Bracher Close celebrates 30 years
30 Aug 2002 Sir George signs Health Food Petition
13 Aug 2002 Cricklade College brings the internet to King Arthurs Way
13 Aug 2002 Sir George re-visits King Arthurs Way, with Cllr Pat West
8 Aug 2002 Sir George meets Ashlawn Gardens residents
6 Aug 2002 Sir George visits Alternative Flooring
3 Aug 2002 Thai dancing comes to Andover
2 Aug 2002 Mayor opens Smannell Road skatepark
27 Jul 2002 Sir George condemns proposed cuts in local NHS services
26 Jul 2002 Sir George campaigns for deaf toddler
20 Jul 2002 Enham's Spaced Out Theatre Company performs at Cricklade
12 Jul 2002 Sir George formally launches Mailboxes etc in Andover
11 Jul 2002 Sir George presents Awards to Age Concern Volunteers
5 Jul 2002 Sir George backs Andover FM's bid for a licence
28 Jun 2002 Andover Schools hold Andover & District Country Dance Festival
27 Jun 2002 Andover Primary Schools hold Athletics Meeting
22 Jun 2002 Portway and Clatford Schools hold fete
15 Jun 2002 Sir George invests in local art
15 Jun 2002 Test Valley Brass Bands raises funds
14 Jun 2002 Knights Enham Junior School celebrates Science Week
11 Jun 2002 Sir George launches Men's Health Awareness Week in Andover
7 Jun 2002 Sir George volunteers for Cancer Research UK
5 Jun 2002 Hanover Close Residents hold Garden Party and Knees Up
5 Jun 2002 Curry Garden raises £1100 for Andover Hospital
31 May 2002 Sir George presents Age Concern's Platinum Awards
30 May 2002 Mayor opens Science Laboratory at Mark Way School
18 May 2002 League of Friends hold Fete
18 May 2002 Friends of Cricklade Theatre hold Drama festival
12 May 2002 Andover Church holds Thanksgiving Service for the Emergency and Rescue Services
12 May 2002 Sir George launches Catholic Church website
12 May 2002 Sir George presents Prizes at Presidents Day, Andover Golf Club
26 Apr 2002 Clare Balding attends Work Zone Dinner
21 Apr 2002 Sunday Afternoon Tea Club launched at Cricketers Way
23 Mar 2002 Sir George backs Water Aid campaign
23 Mar 2002 Sir George backs RNLI campaign in Andover
1 Mar 2002 Sir George visits The House
1 Mar 2002 Shadow Minister addresses Andover Business Forum
23 Feb 2002 Smannell School holds Art Exhibition to raise funds
19 Feb 2002 Sir George opens Butchers Shop in Charlton Road
8 Feb 2002 Sir George discusses financial services law with Page and Page
27 Jan 2002 Winton Tories meet in the Lamb
19 Jan 2002 Andover Golf Club raises funds for local Hospital
23 Dec 2001 Test Valley Brass add festive mood to Farmers Market
22 Dec 2001 Sir George visits Andover sorting office
21 Dec 2001 Local Hero
9 Dec 2001 Andover RFC hold Sponsors Appreciation Day
7 Dec 2001 Wellieboot comes to Andover's villages.
1 Dec 2001 Brass and Voices at St Mary's Andover
30 Nov 2001 Parentaid Directory launched in Andover
24 Nov 2001 Mayor and MP greet 102 year old on birthday
24 Nov 2001 Book on Andover Grammar School launched
17 Nov 2001 Andover Women in Business hold Trade Show
16 Nov 2001 Sir George visits Andover FM
11 Nov 2001 Mayor leads Remembrance Service in Andover
9 Nov 2001 Sir George visits local Halifax Branch
3 Nov 2001 Sir George launches Test Valley Lions Website
26 Oct 2001 Sir George welcomes decision on Streetwardens for Andover
21 Oct 2001 Farmers' Market returns to Andover
18 Oct 2001 The Best of British by Andover Musical Society
13 Oct 2001 Andover Art Society holds Exhibition in Wherwell.
13 Oct 2001 Andover go out to Newport
6 Oct 2001 Sir George visits Ladbrokes on Tax-Free Betting Day
27 Sep 2001 Round the World Yachtsman opens Testway House
26 Sep 2001 Sir George asks Trust about Andover Hospital
23 Sep 2001 Service of Prayer for US Victims held in Andover
22 Sep 2001 World Alzheimers Day held in Andover
21 Sep 2001 Sir George presents Trophy to Andover Station employees
16 Sep 2001 Taliesin liven up the Farmers Market
13 Sep 2001 Andover wins Station of the Year Award
1 Sep 2001 Open Day at Andover Fire Station
1 Sep 2001 Sir George puts out chip pan fire
6 Aug 2001 Andover Retailers win Quality Awards
1 Aug 2001 10th Andover Scouts camp at Linkenholt
25 Jul 2001 Andover Children and Families Forum hold Information Day
28 Mar 2001 New planning policy threatens High Street
27 Jan 2001 Local author's Naval history book launched
22 Oct 2000 Employee of the Year Awards at Fifehead Manor
23 Jun 2000 Sir George delivers meals on wheels
28 May 2000 Sir George visits Charlton Playgroup in Andover
20 May 2000 Andover - a Town of Character
3 May 2000 Mini Marathon raises thousands for local charities
 
FAQ
 
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16 Mar 2005 Rothsay Hotel site - what's the state of play?
6 Jul 2001 Can I use material from your site in our local village website?
9 Jun 2001 How do I get a link to my site from your site?
 
On a Lighter Note
 
20 Jun 2000 Ducks on the Thames benefit Andover charities
 
Local Links
 
Tesco proposals - your views
Page showing the current results of online poll
Test Valley Borough Council
which is the local authority for the area that includes Andover
Hampshire Council - Hantsnet - Page on Andover
Information about the local area, including education facilities, leaisure facilities, and the local councellors.
Councillor Pat West
Pat is Test Valley Borough Councillor for the Harrow Way Ward and also a County Councillor. Her email address is info@councillorpatwest.org.uk. For 2002-2003 she is also Deputy Mayor of Andover.
Background on Andover
Interesting page on Andover at the UK Counties web site.
Cricklade College
Our local tertiary (sixth form and higher education college)
Andover Chamber of Commerce
The home page gives contact details
Shopmobility Andover
Shopmobility provides a range of services to assist people with disabilities to do shopping or any other business activity in Andover town centre.
Andover Town Central
Community website for Andover and district, with news, local directory, readers letters etc. Some of the pages seem rather slow to generate? And when last tested (24 October 2001) there was a severe problem and the site was inaccessible.
Andover Advertiser
Local newspaper.
Campaign for Real Ale - North Hampshire Branch
who in 2001 awarded their Pub of the Year award to The Weyhill Fair, Weyhill, Andover.
Andover Women in Business Club
With over 80 members the club provides opportunities for networking and offers help and shared experience from other business women - an excellent opportunity for business women in the area to make friends and become known in the locality.
Andover Astronomical Society
The Society, founded in 1995, meets monthly at Grateley Village Hall. The website includes a "Monthly Sky" feature.
Andover's Web Directory
Includes a business directory, but this gives only phone numbers, not email addresses or web addresses.
Test Valley Lions
I was delighted to be invited to launch the Lions' new website on 3rd November 2001. The Lions are a very active and friendly football club for boys of all ages, from anywhere in and around the Andover area.
Farleigh School
A Roman Catholic co-educational fee-paying boarding and day school for nursery, pre-prep and prep years, at Red Rice.
Nursing and Residential Care in Andover
A useful list of nursing and residential care homes in Andover, maintained by the Catholic church.
This is Andover - Andover Advertiser
Our local newspaper; the web site is part of the "This is Hampshire" site, run by the Newsquest Group, which owns The Advertiser.
Andover Town Central
Community website for Andover and district, with news, local directory, readers letters etc. Some of the pages seem rather slow to generate?
Andover Mall
Includes a business directory, but this gives only phone numbers, not email addresses or web sites. A links page would also be a useful addition to the site.
Weyhill Electronic Organ Society
Based in Weyhill, the Society was the first of its kind in the Test Valley area. The website gives dates of future concerts, generally held in the Fairground Hall, together with background about the Society, reviews of past events, and the social and even
Burghclere Down Community Association, Andover
About Andover
A new site opened in 2006 by Paul Taylor; it includes an interesting piece on the history of Andover.

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