Sir George dropped in on Redrice Health and Fitness - "Andover's No 1 health and Fitness Club."
"It was good to drop in and see Adrian Williams, the General Manager; Mike Stevens, the Fitness Manager; and Gary Hales, the Rackets Co-ordinator. And it was exciting to hear about the plans for expansion, with the construction of an indoor swimming-pool. This would clearly add significantly to the appeal of the Club."
"I was struck by the wide range of people who use the club, with mothers coming along after they have dropped the older children off at school, leaving the younger ones in the on-site creche, and then working out. Then there are the squash players, either playing in local leagues or the Redrice Ladder - or with their friends; and then the slightly older customers, generally keeping fit. There is a friendly atmosphere at the bar, and it struck me as a well-run enterprise, helping my constituents - particularly the military - keep in shape, but without in any way being pressurised."