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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

Application for 43 Retirement Flats on the Magistrates Court Site  Ref: 563420/001

The deadline for commenting on this application has passed. Have a look at our submission. Click here to see it.

Coors Brewery – Our Thoughts

Our latest thoughts on the Coors Brewery. Well worth seeing:  Click  here.

Autumn Newsletter

Our Autumn newsletter is out, and it’s full of interesting articles.  Thanks to everyone who has contributed.   Go to: Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Autumn Litter Pick

Despite the weather we had a great turn out on the 26th October. Thanks to all of you who took part. Alton Town Council supplied the litter picking equipment so a special “thank you” to their staff who were very helpful. We had a new local company called Jisp turn up with a team. Alton’s 3rd Scout group came as well and did a grand job. Our next pick will be in the Spring. Main litter was again cigarette butts followed by plastic bottles and cans. We did not find one plastic bag! In the pictures 1. Jisp volunteer with a young helper 2. Scouts with minders! 3. Organiser checking the score of the England v New Zealand game 4. More volunteers.

 

23 Houses at Wilsom Road -Ref: 55638/001

The deadline for comments on this application has passed. Click here to see our response.

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 interim target is £35,000.00. The plan is to rescue the bridge, refurbish it and restore it to its former glory. Agreement has been reached with Network Rail. This means the bridge will be carefully removed on the 7th and 8th March. It will be stored at a local firm’s depot and refurbished. The plan is to put it back up over the Mid Hants Railway Line’s track as a viewing platform provided they are happy with that. They 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 often have a “favourite building” slot with a little local history. Don’t miss our Christmas Eve broadcast when we will review the year for the Society.

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 Tanhouse Lane end of the meadows at 10am usually on the third (3rd) Sunday of the month (next date is 19th January). It is 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)! We always finish with a coffee or tea and if you are lucky a chocolate biscuit.

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.

Check our Sustainability Group report with essential advice on Water Use under the Sustainability page.