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Events get councillors support

Last month 2 brilliant events were held in Andover with the Andover Summer Fayre and Andover Festival of motoring which were both held over the bank holiday weekend in August. The events had the backing of local councillors through the multi-ward councillor grant.

The events were a hit as thousands descended in attendance. The events were organised by Our Andover CIC.

Our Andover successfully applied for a multi-ward Councillor Community Grant for £2,000 to support the Andover Summer Fayre on Saturday 27th August.

The Summer Fayre was a free event for local residents and included tea and cake, a bake off competition, raffles, live music and activity stalls such as beat the goalie and spin the wheel.

Cllr Iris Andersen, said: “TVBC ward councillors were happy to support this event. It brings local families together to enjoy an event on a bank holiday weekend at Vigo Park, which is easy to get to, being near to the town centre. A great opportunity to combine some shopping with attending a fun event.”

Our Andover Community Interest Group successfully applied for a Councillor Community Grant for the St Mary’s ward for £1,000 to support the Andover Festival of Motoring on Sunday 28th August.

The Festival of Motoring is a free event for local residents and included displays of cars, motorbikes, buses, military, farming and commercial vehicles. They also had some character vehicles on display such as the GhostBusters car and the Batmobile.

Cllr Iris Andersen, said: “The Festival of Motoring marked its 6th anniversary this year and is a popular free event that creates a fantastic buzz of activity on Andover High Street for the local community. We are so pleased to have this event back up and running after being delayed due to the pandemic.”

The Test Valley Borough Councillors Community Grant Scheme aims to support local people to establish their own priorities and deliver local solutions to local issues. It also aims to encourage community led initiatives, supported by Borough Councillors who can play an active part in helping their communities deliver their ambitions.

For more information about the council’s grant schemes, visit