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Date for your diary
Spring Litter Pick 30.3.19
The Spring Litter Pick will take place on the 30th March. We will meet at 10am outside the old Post Office where you will receive your litter picker and bag for the rubbish. Please make a note in your diary and bring the family!
Land East of Will Hall Farm
Redrow Homes have submitted late changes to the layout of the scheme for 180 houses, much to the detriment of the overall appearance, and the critical views into this site from the Basingstoke Road, in The Society’s view. The new plans include an increase of nearly 50% in the number of houses along the southern frontage:-
Click here for our response.
EHDC Planning Meeting has decided the Reserved Matters application for 243 homes on Land East of Selborne Road (Borovere Farm)
This is Alton’s largest housing scheme to come to committee in recent years, and the planning committee have passed the application despite our reservations expressed at the meeting.
Butts Bridge Diversions
The diversion plans for light traffic, due to be introduced from January for 6 months, have now been confirmed. For details (including one way routes and road closures), go to: Butts Bridge Diversion Plan (RE)
Friends of Alton Station
Friends of Alton Station have launched their Phase I funding target to save our Heritage Footbridge. The target is £170,000.00. The plan is to rescue the bridge, refurbish it and restore it to its former glory. The Society has already made a donation. If you want to help then visit their 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!
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 on the third (3rd) Sunday of the month (next date is 20th January 2019). 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.
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 email@example.com if you are interested.
Check our Sustainability Group report with essential advice on Water Use under the Sustainability page.
Alton’s Town Team Matters – Latest
Great British High St competition. We did not win but got through to the last 13!
The Town Team is run by Alton Businesses through Alton Matters, Alton Chamber of Commerce and Industry and community groups who care about the prosperity of our Town. This includes the Alton Society and Alton and District Residents Association. A new set up will be discussed at the next Team meeting as the Town’s Development Manager is being assigned to other tasks and will no longer be part of the Town Team.
We are pushing for the railings on Crown Hill and in Bakers Alley to be repainted.
Our objective is to ensure that Alton is an attractive and pleasant Town to visit and spend time in.