Kit Malthouse, Policing Minister and MP, talks about the big issues facing North West Hampshire and the UK nationwide.
From the Andover Advertiser newsroom...
Back in February just before the Covid pandemic hit, I had visited the newsroom of an Andover institution - the great Andover Advertiser. Did you know the paper is over 100 years old, they have a small and exceptionally hard working team, and some 57,000 people are glued to it every week! I caught up with Editor Katie and Reporter Ryan and we discussed how the paper has changed over the years, some of their most popular stories and more!
Coronavirus community information: Winton Academy
Coronavirus has catapulted our schools into the new world of tech. Winton Academy in Andover is getting used to virtual lessons, navigating exams and maintaining their sense of identity through regular quizzes and assemblies. Headteacher Nathan Thomas joins us in this episode - he has been instrumental in this effort, he’s moving on after a successful stint leading the school, and he’ll soon be overseeing four schools at the Academies Enterprise Trust where his task will be to drive standards up.
Coronavirus community information: Ocado Andover
Ocado is doing an incredible job locally during this COVID crisis. They are keeping Andover fed despite the huge surge in demand, rebuilding their Andover warehouse after the tragic fire, and they remain a big employer in the area - all while adapting to keep staff and customers safe. Allan Carruthers fills us on their mammoth efforts.
Coronavirus community information: Tadley Helpers
Meet Sarah. Sarah's a Tadley resident who helped set up a COVID19 help group by matching people who need help with volunteers - all through the power of technology. Together they've helped over 120 people in the past week alone with errands such as prescriptions, shopping and dog walking.
Coronavirus community information: Dmitrijs Meiksans MYP
Dmitrijs, as our Member of Youth Parliament (MYP), is doing a super job representing young people in North West Hampshire. Young people are facing an especially challenging time right now with coronavirus resulting in cancellation of their exams and uncertainty to their lessons and social life. It was good to catch up with Dmitrijs about this and more. Once again forgive the audio quality, we’re recording these episodes remotely to keep everyone safe.
Coronavirus community information: Andover War Memorial Hospital
Did you know our well loved Andover War Memorial Hospital has so far stayed COVID-19 free, taken on lots of antenatal services and small operations, AND the first patients have now moved into the new hospice building there. I discussed this and much more with Alex Whitfield from Hampshire Hospitals.