Andover has a wonderful community spirit and a fabulous location but is sometimes overshadowed by its neighbours.
Sometimes the more historic Winchester and Salisbury and the bigger Basingstoke and Southampton steal the limelight. We’re working hard to change that.
The Vision is about sharing the great things that are already going on (and there are lots of them) and creating and taking more opportunities.
It’s helping to put Andover on the map. And we’ll have the biggest impact and make the most difference if we all work together.
We’ve already made quite a lot a difference but there’s still a long way to go. The Vision is a marathon not a sprint.
To make a difference, the Vision is concentrating on four main areas.
Business and Enterprise
One of the biggest things Andover’s got going for it is its location, location, location. It’s close to everything. And there’s a great transport network to get you from here, to there, and anywhere your business needs to go. We’re making sure everyone knows Andover’s on the map.
Education For All
We’ve loads of old dogs learning new tricks and a ton of young pups doing things for the very first time. Education is for everyone in Andover. We’re working with our schools and colleges to help everyone feel just that little bit more clever, confident and ready to take on the world.
We don’t want people to sit around twiddling their thumbs. It’s not good for their thumbs and it’s not good for our community. We’re a community of do-ers. And we’re helping people to do and to organise things all the time – from big parties for everyone to the little street jumble sale for neighbours, and the odd curious passer-by.
Health and wellbeing
Being fit and healthy means people can take opportunities and live, longer, happier lives. We like that idea. It’s important to us. And we’re helping it in any way we can.