Further Watercress and Winterbournes online training opportunities

September 30, 2020

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust have some exciting and popular on-line chalk stream related courses coming up soon and there are still a few spaces available on each. These area great opportunity if you would like to learn about water voles or invertebrates that live in our chalk streams! 

These Courses are:

Introduction to water vole ecology and water vole surveysTuesday 13 October 7-8:30pm

Susan Simmonds will teach you all about water voles and how to discover if they are living in your chalk stream.

Chalk Stream Invertebrates for BeginnersWednesday 21 October 7-9pm

Susan Simmonds will introduce you to some of our many fascinating insects that are living in our chalk streams.

These courses are free as they are fully funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

To secure your place, click on the link below to contact the HIWWT directly.

Watercress and Winterbournes online training opportunities

August 24, 2020

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust are holding a series of online training events via zoom. Make sure to reserve your place if you are interested in attending!

Four Fun Fridays 2020

August 06, 2020

In conjunction with Test Valley Borough Council and supported by the Chantry Centre, we are excited to announce that Four Fun Fridays returns on Friday 7 August. We have workshops, storytelling, trails and challenges for you! 

Workshops are at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in the Chantry Centre and Storytelling is at 11am and 2pm at St Mary's. Please call The Lights box office to book your place on 01264 368368


A-Fest 2020

September 05, 2020

This years A-Fest takes place on Sunday 6 September from 11am to 3pm, Andover High Street. Fairground rides, children's entertainers, theatre show, arts and crafts, an open mic corner and storytelling - free event for 5-18 year olds

VE Day

May 07, 2020

*Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled due to Covid-19*


If you would like to be involved with VE day celebrations please contact andovervision@testvalley.gov.uk. More information to follow

Andover's Climate Day of Action

April 23, 2020

*Unfortunately this event has now been postponed due to Covid-19*

We would love for individuals, schools, community groups and businesses to get involved in Andover's Climate Day of Action! Showcase what you already do for the environment or pledge to make a change. Make sure to let us know what you are doing by using the #andoverclimateaction, tagging Andover Vision on Facebook or emailing andovervision@testvalley.gov.uk.

Andover Rocks 2020

April 02, 2020

*Unfortunately this event has been postponed due to Covid-19*


Andover Rocks is a community organisation who fund raise, by holding a 3 day music event. This year it will take place between 3-5 April at various venues across Andover.

P20 environment day

March 21, 2020

*Unfortunately this event has now been postponed due to Covid-19*


P20 recycling event is being held on 21 March 10-3. If you would like to get involved or would like more information mike145@hotmail.co.uk

Join Transition Town Andover at their open meeting and EGM

March 18, 2020

*Unfortunately this meeting has been postponed*


An open meeting and EGM come along to find out more about Transition Town Andover. Bring your ideas for future projects to rejuvenate the group

Are you interested in the future redevelopment of Andover town centre?

February 12, 2020

One of the five ambitions of Andover Vision is 'Being part of a thriving town centre.'

Appointed by TVBC, HemingwayDesign and New Masterplanning will draw together feedback from local residents and businesses, on how, when, and why they use and want to use the town centre.

Want to have your say on shaping the redevelopment of Andover town centre?

August 21, 2019

One of the five ambitions of Andover Vision is 'Being part of a thriving town centre.'

Appointed by TVBC, HemingwayDesign and New Masterplanning will draw together feedback from local residents and businesses, on how, when, and why they use and want to use the town centre.

Residents and businesses can share their feedback to help shape the redevelopment of Andover Town centre - make sure you take up the opportunity to have your say!

Watercress and Winterbournes latest news

National Heritage Lottery fund team have given the project an extension to allow some last permissions to be put in place. The team are also working on a landscape conservation action plan which forms part of the submission.


Read more of their latest news here

Watercress and Winterbournes Project - Survey

May 21, 2019

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT) are asking for your help with a survey for the Watercress and Winterbournes Project. The project is currently in development stage and HIWWT are working with local communities to shape the partnership's activities. If you live in one of thier catchment areas they would love to hear your views. There's a map available so you can check to see where you fit.

Completing this survey will help improve our valuable chalk stream environments and explore the fascinating human histories that have shaped them. If you choose not to provide your contact details your answers will be completely anonymous. The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.

Love talking sport?

April 15, 2019

Sporting Memories is a friendly new group open for people that want to share their sporting memories, love of sport and socialise. The group will be meeting every Friday, to talk, listen and share sporting memories with older sports fans.

The Sporting Memories Foundation (a registered charity) is the World's first charity dedicated to Sports Reminiscence & Physical Activities. 


The  1st session will take place on the 3rd May then weekly thereafter, 1-3pm at Andover Leisure Centre. Weekly subs apply - £1.50, to book a place or for more information contact Angie: 07563 117116 or email angie@sportingmemoriesnetwork.com

Four Fun Fridays

April 01, 2019

August Fridays will be great again this summer with Four Fun Fridays returning from the 2 August.

The popular event will have a different theme each week, with shows, street theatre, creative workshops, facepainting and more.

The free event will take place every Friday until the 23 August, starting at 11am through to 3pm.

Come and say hello to the Andover Vision team for some arts and crafts and a new hook a duck!

Keep up to date with event news by following Four Fun Fridays on Facebook

Get Involved! Love Augusta Park Community Festival 23 May to 27 May

February 25, 2019

Have you got some free time to offer support? Do you have a skill, talent or gift to share? Are you part of a group, club or organisation that would like to take part?


The Love Augusta Park festival will be hosting a programme of FREE events and activities for all ages and abilities in May.


If you're interested in being a part of the festival, email loveaugustapark@gmail.com

Watercress and Winterbournes surveyor training

February 04, 2019

There are still spaces on the Watercress and Winterbournes volunteer surveyor training events. The training will enable you to confidently carry out surveys of local rivers for the project.


In return for the training, you are committing to no more than two surveys in 2019 in a local area convenient to you.


For more information on the training and to apply, see the link below to view the application details.

If you would like to become involved as a volunteer or a member of your local community catchment group, contact: Maggie.Shelton@hiwwt.org.uk.

Love Sport? Volunteers needed to support a sporting memories group

January 18, 2019

Volunteers wanted to help facilitate or support a Sporting Memories Group in
Andover. The group meets every friday - 1pm-3pm where older sports fans share their love of sport. Full training provided

For more information and to get involved, please contact Angie on 07563 117116 or email angie@sportingmemoriesnetwork.com

International Day of Peace - 21 September 2018

September 18, 2018

Andover Trees United have been invited by United Nations Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, of the JGI Roots and Shoots programme, to hold this years main UK event for the United Nation’s International Day of Peace in Andover on the 21st September.

In preparation for Andover’s main event – a procession to Harmony Woods - Andover Trees United have been working with Andover Vision at the Andover Carnival and Four Fun Fridays events this summer, to produce hundreds of doves and pledges.

To celebrate the day, Andover Vision Stakeholders are invited to take part in the main procession to Harmony Woods, starting from the Augusta Park Sports Pavilion at 10am on the morning of the 21st September. All participants are asked to arrive by 9.40am.

If you would like to make a dove, please email Andover Trees United at volunteers@andovertrees.org.uk for a template to create your own dove.

If you have a few hours to spare on the 21st, please join the procession as it walks to Harmony Woods with the London-based Roots & Shoots team, local school children and Andover Trees United volunteers.

Following the procession, the doves will be on display in Andover Library.

For more information and to get involved, please make contact via the website www.andovertrees.org.uk or use the email address above.

On your bike! Andover Town Cycling Festival 2018

July 09, 2018

The Andover Cycling Festival 2018 takes place on Sunday 22 July, featuring the inaugural Andover Pedalata and family fun cycle ride (5 or 15 mile options) starting at 11.30am. The four scenic routes are suitable for all ages and abilities.

The event will also feature two Sportive rides of either 105km/65miles (starting at 8.15am) or 65k/40miles (starting at 9.15am).

The rides showcase the beauty of the Test Valley countryside and will be mainly traffic free.

There will also be refreshments stops on the routes or you can bring a picnic!

Andover Front Gardens in Bloom competition

July 03, 2018

The first Andover In Bloom competition, Front Gardens In Bloom, is open for entries. 

If you live in the Andover & Villages area (SP postcodes) and have a front garden you are proud of, enter the competition and you could be a winner!

Prizes include a £60 Garden centre gift card, afternoon tea for two at Rosebournes and shed & fence paint.

Email your entry to info@andoverinbloom.co.uk. Closing date is the 15 July, judging will take place before the end of July (date to be confirmed).

Visit www.andoverinbloom.co.uk for more information or follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/andoverinbloom/

Andover Technology competition

June 24, 2018

Are you an aspiring inventor, scientist or engineer?

Can you draw or make a model to demonstrate your ideas?

Andover Technology centre is inviting designs for interactive exhibits and inventions that demonstrate science and technology in a fun way. The winning designs will be made and go on display and the winners will recieve an Andover Technology Centre award.

For more information and to enter, visit www.andovertechnologycentre.co.uk

Andover Vision needs you!

April 16, 2018

Want to get involved? Give up some spare time to work as part of a project group to help deliver action plan projects.

Andover to take part in national social action programme

March 26, 2018

The Big Lottery Fund and DCMS announced Andover as one of 20 places in England taking part in the Place Based Social Action programme which launched last October.

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