IT was encouraging to see that our local ward councillor Janet Whiteley had taken the trouble to travel in from her home in Stockbridge to attend the ceremony to mark the start of construction of the skatepark at Smannell Road.

I then remembered that next year there are elections to Test Valley Borough Council. No doubt we will see more of Cllr Whiteley in the next few months than in the last three years.

John White, Roman Way, Andover