ANDOVER Museum has been awarded a grant by the borough council to run community events about the town's heritage.

The museum received the money through the Councillor Community Grant Scheme, which will help it 'organise a series of engaging activities aimed at exploring Andover's heritage and envisioning the future'.

Test Valley Borough Council says the grant reflects the council's commitment to fostering community connections and supporting initiatives that 'enhance the cultural fabric of the region'. 

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Andover Advertiser: Andover Museum staff with Cllr Iris Andersen

Cllr Iris Andersen, one of the St Mary’s Ward councillors who awarded the grant, said: "We are delighted to support the Andover Museum's efforts to engage the community in imagining the future.

"These events provide a platform for residents of all ages to come together, explore their heritage and to connect with one another and the place where they live.

"We believe that initiatives like this not only enrich our cultural landscape but also strengthen the bonds within our community. By investing in projects that promote dialogue and creativity, we are laying the groundwork for a vibrant and inclusive future for Andover."