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Alton from Windmill HillWelcome to the Alton Society. We hope you find our website interesting and informative. We would love to hear from you so tell us what you think, both good and bad! Contact us at thealtonsociety@gmail.com. 

Latest News – Litter Pick 1st June to 5th June

Come and help with our Litter Pick – We will be out everyday from 10am to 12noon from June 1st to 5th. All the details are on the next page of our website under “What we do – Litter Picks”. Send an email to us and volunteer to help clean up our Town.

 

Our Spring 2021 Newsletter is now available! Browse our online copy. Previous newsletters can be found here

 

 

Other News

Outstanding Services to Alton Award 2020

See next page under Awards for details.

Community First

Head over to our Community pages for information on specific groups and activities to support Alton’s communities. This includes support from Community First specifically in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alton Society Grants

Hop over to our Grants Application Page for news of the grants recently awarded to local community initiatives. Click on “About Us” then click on Grant Applications.

Friends of Alton Station

Friends of Alton Station are working hard to raise funds to save our Heritage Footbridge. The first part of the plan was to rescue the bridge. This has been partially successful and what has been saved is stored at a local firms so it can be refurbished and restored to its former glory. The Friends plan is to put it back up over the Mid Hants Railway(MHR) Line’s track as a viewing platform. MHR have expressed no objection. Visit the Friend’s website and make a donation, or visit their Facebook Page.

Wey Valley Radio 101.1FM and online

We have a regular slot on Tuesday morning at 10a.m. Tune in and have a listen! We give an update on local issues and Society news.

Friends of Flood Meadows – Community Action

 

Come and join the Friends of Flood Meadows to help with tidying, clearing litter and maintenance. We meet at the meadows at 10am on the third (3rd) Sunday of the month. In accordance with government guidelines, we are going to have a session on 18th April. If you wish to help we need to know to plan how we will carry out our work. Meet at the Lenten St bridge end at 10am with gloves and wellies. See you there!

The Friends are a family friendly group.  Children are welcome and it helps them to learn about our local environment. Bring gardening gloves and wellingtons (though we do have some spares)! Normally we finish with a coffee or tea and a biscuit. However at present we ask the volunteers to bring their own refreshments for a chat after the session.

Trees

Did you know that we have a member who is an expert on Trees? If you join the Society then he will be happy to give you advice free – your £12.50 subscription is worth it just for that! Send us an email at thealtonsociety@gmail.com if you are interested.