A thriving Town Centre

Our town centre is really important to us and its future offer will play a major part in how people view Andover as a place to live and spend time. However, expectations of what people want from the town centre continue to evolve. For example, people are increasingly using alternative retail methods, rather than solely using the high street for shopping. Andover, therefore, needs to be a town centre that thinks outside the box and adapts to change. We need to work together to have …An Andover town centre that offers a unique experience and showcases its retail, leisure and heritage offer from day into evening.

Our big ideas for the next 20 years:

  • Make the River Anton a focal point within the town as a place that the community can enjoy and where wildlife thrives.

  • Improve recreation facilities and acquire new green spaces and parkland as Andover grows.

  • Cultivate community interest in Andover’s diverse wildlife and biodiversity in order to help protect it.

  • Encourage and grow community-led projects where people and groups play an active role in nurturing and promoting green spaces and parkland.

  • Let’s all play our part in making the established and new communities in the town greener and more beautiful places.

What will success look like?

  • Andover will be recognised as a beautiful place to live and visit.

  • Andover’s environment will contribute to the well-being of residents.

  • Residents will feel encouraged to volunteer and support the town’s natural environment.