A new website highlighting Andover’s businesses and events has been launched.

INANDOVER is described as a “one-stop directory of the town centre’s businesses,” and aims to make shopping trips to the town centre safe, easy and enjoyable.

In particular, it is hoped that the site will help local people find the items and services they are looking for in Andover, rather than going further afield or online.

The Manager of Andover BID, Steve Godwin said: “Trends are showing that people feel more secure and safe shopping locally at present, avoiding larger shopping centres for the security of towns like Andover where social distancing is easier to ensure. INANDOVER will help people locate a business that can fulfil their needs.”

He added, “By getting behind our local businesses they will ensure that our High Street stays vibrant through a difficult period and is there for everyone to enjoy in the future.”

INANDOVER has been created by Andover’s Business Improvement District (BID), supported by Test Valley Borough Council and The Lifestyle Card.

In addition to information about local businesses, the website provides travel information, an events calendar and attractions in the town centre to inform locals and visitors alike about the amenities available in Andover.

The leader of Test Valley Borough Council, councillor Phil North, said: “It’s more important than ever before that we pull together to support our local town centres. Having worked closely with the BID and The Lifestyle Card, we hope that the new INANDOVER site will help to better promote businesses and attract shoppers. INANDOVER aims to showcase the town and is a great way to explore the area and all it has to offer, including its fantastic independent retailers and high street names.”

As part of the launch, The Lifestyle Card are offering a 25% discount on one year cards being purchased, with those purchased by the In Andover site will see some of the proceeds reinvested into the town centre.

Sean and Fiona Caruana from The Lifestyle Card commented “We are delighted to be teaming up with Andover BID and TVBC to promote and support local business in the town centre.”

The new site can be found at - https://www.inandover.co.uk/