Attitude of gratitude in Andover

Earlier this week I was fortunate to spend some time with Manuela Wahnon discussing her attitude of gratitude campaign to clean up Andover.


Manuela starts from the simple premises that we should be grateful for what we have and look after it. We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and it’s up to us to make sure it stays that way. If we see litter in our town it is our responsibility to pick it up no-one else’s. By doing so we make Andover a better place and we feel better for that. Not rocket science just common sense.


Some people would argue that we should stop everyone dropping litter in the first place and this is what Test Valley Borough Council does try to do. But if litter is there someone has to deal with it. Why not you?


To date Manuela has won support from dozens of local businesses, the borough council and our MP. She also speaks regularly to local schools. I fully support her campaign and urge everyone else to do the same.


To find more about what the campaign has done visit

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  1. Manuela says:

    Thank you Len, You have Humbled me Beyond Words, by saying what you have said, and standing up and being counted as a supporter. Every Single Day I have more and more reasons for being grateful… it really is so easy for me to pick up something, as it is the least that I can do for the good fortune of my health my life my home my family my beautiful town…I feel so sad that people look for transient pleasure in take away foods and drinks… then get uptight and throw stuff on the ground, when the pleasure they sought is not forthcoming… if it was, they would dispose of the wrappers correctly. Our hard working cleaners do a fab job, during the working day.. but what everyone forgets is that they do not work 24/7 but the public eat and drink 24/7 this is when I find it easy help, what ever I come across I pop into a bin,.. it’s not rocket science.. and a small price to pay for the honour of living in our Beautiful Town.

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