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Community grant helps to drive the Andover Festival of Motoring back to the High Street

Our Andover Community Interest Group successfully applied for a Councillor Community Grant for the St Mary’s ward for £1,000 to support the Andover Festival of Motoring on Sunday 28th August.

The Festival of Motoring is a free event for local residents and included displays of cars, motorbikes, buses, military, farming and commercial vehicles. They also had some character vehicles on display such as the GhostBusters car and the Batmobile.

Cllr Iris Andersen, said: "The Festival of Motoring marked its 6th anniversary this year and is a popular free event that creates a fantastic buzz of activity on Andover High Street for the local community. We are so pleased to have this event back up and running after being delayed due to the pandemic.”

The Test Valley Borough Councillors Community Grant Scheme aims to support local people to establish their own priorities and deliver local solutions to local issues. It also aims to encourage community led initiatives, supported by Borough Councillors who can play an active part in helping their communities deliver their ambitions.

For more information about the council’s grant schemes, visit