Welcome to the May edition of your local Andover & North Hampshire Gazette magazine.
Isn’t it lovely to not only see some sunshine but to have longer, lighter days now? It’s nice that we can now fully enjoy the countryside around us. May is often filled with many events due to its spring-like feel, plus it has two Bank Holidays which is a bonus. If you’re thinking about what to do in your free time this month, we’ve got an Out & About feature on pages 44-48 and of course as usual our What’s On section (pages 72-73) is full of details about local events.
I expect many of you will be thinking about garden maintenance ready for the summer months or spring cleaning and DIY. So, to help you we’ve also got a Gardening feature (page 23) and an Approved Trader feature (page 38) for those times when you need a professional who is qualified as you make improvements to your home. If you are in the process or thinking about renovating please can we draw you attention to a non-profit organisation RCS Scrap Box Waste project as your waste is their treasure. Find out more on page 15.
In this months issue we have articles about the Leisure Centre plans that have been approved, artwork brightens up Andover War Memorial Hospital plus there’s more information about the Andover Family Festival and what you can expect to be there on the day.Our Andover People feature talks to Andover Fibromyalgia & ME Community Group as they try to raise awareness about these chronic illnesses, especially as May 12th is the International Awareness Day and we find out more about this local group (see pags 34 & 35).
We are always happy to connect with local people whether it be Community or Education news, Local Events or Charity Fundraisers or whether you are local businesses looking to discuss their marketing strategy. Please do contact us to discuss your advertising needs and how your local free community magazine can help you, email Tracey@andovergazette.co.uk Please also get in touch if you have any events you would like advertised on our websiteor in our What’s On section in the publications
Enjoy the spring sunshine – fingers crossed it continues!
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