The Andover Town Centre Partnership (ATCP) is delighted to announce the success of the third annual Town Tidy Day on Friday.

The Tidy Day encompassed a range of events involving local businesses and the local community including a Litter Pick, bollard re-painting and improvements to key areas of concern. The event was sponsored by local firm Simplyhealth, who also provided a team of staff to join the litter pick and is organising a River Cleanse later this month.

Town Centre Manager, Chris Gregory, said: “Part of the work of the Town Centre Partnership is to improve the appearance and attractiveness of the town and what better way than to take direct action to improve some very visible issues. We were overjoyed with the turnout of businesses, residents and organisations which meant that despite the torrential rain we collected 35 refuse sacks from the town and a bike.”

Alie Paxton, spokesperson for Simplyhealth commented: “The bad weather didn’t stop our team of 21 employees from Simplyhealth from getting involved! This is the third year that we’ve helped with the Andover Town Tidy Day as it’s a great way to bring together local businesses and members of the community for the benefit of the town.”

Equipment and support was provided by Test Valley Borough Council’s Environmental Services Team who assisted with the litter pick and carried out other cleansing tasks. Construction giant AMEY sent a team to assist with the litter pick and re-paint damaged bollards around the centre.

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