Judging of the annual Andover Town Centre Festive Window Competition, organised by the Andover Town Centre Partnership, took place in the town centre this week. Town Centre Manager Gemma Thompson was joined by The Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Carl Borg-Neal, Cllr David Drew, Cllr Iris Anderson and Cllr Len Gates to judge this year’s entrants. Despite a record number of businesses taking part and a very high standard of designs, the judges unanimously agreed that La di da Interiors at the rear of 34 Bridge Street were worthy winners. They were also particularly impressed with last year’s winners Mooch and Jim’s Barbers who were awarded joint runners up.
Gemma Thompson, Andover Town Centre Manager commented “Thank you to all of the town centre businesses who have made the effort to make the town centre so festive. Our congratulations go to the team at La di da Interiors who created the winning window display. The judges were very impressed by their stylish and eye-catching design”.
The Mayor presented Stephanie Briggs, owner of La di da Interiors with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity – Border Terrier Welfare UK. Stephanie said “We are thrilled to win the window competition, our team have had great fun and worked hard putting it together and it’s lovely to have recognition for our efforts. Thank you very much & Merry Christmas.”
The Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Carl Borg-Neal commented, “It was lovely to see so many beautiful window displays adding to the festive feel of the town, although this did make the judging a real challenge! Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to those highly commended and the winner.”