Panellists at Beech Hurst in Andover were David Hearnshaw (Left) President of Business for Sterling South and Chairman of Preformed Line Products in Andover; local MP Sir George Young, Jo Scicluna, Editor of the Andover Advertiser,Alan Jones Chief Executive of Test Valley Borough Council and (far right) Jan Wilson who organised the occasion for the Chamber of Commerce. The Chairman, second from left, was Andy Craig of Meridian TV.
Eighty guests came for the session, which was focussed on the needs of Andover. The panel dealt with plans for a new hospital, development on the site of the golf course, the need for a more competitive retail centre and whether the council should own industrial estates.
"This was a very successful forum for discussing issues that affect the vitality and prosperity of the town. I got a clear view of what the industrial and commercial leaders want from their representatives."