"FLEET first" is the motto of Sue Collen, the new town centre manager.

Funded on a part time basis by Hart Council, Sue's first official function was to arrange her own launch to the town. More than 90 people from local retailers, businesses and organisations turned up to support her at the event, which also marked the opening of the WE (West Meets East) restaurant.

Coun. Jonathan Glen, chairman of Hart District Council, officially opened the premises. Sue moved to Fleet over 17 years ago with her husband Mike. They have a daughter Felicity, 18, and son Simon, 16, and have always been involved with the local community.

Sue is well known to many traders and businesses having built a good understanding of local firms whilst working for ten years with the local Chamber of Commerce.