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

Dates for your diary

Tomorrow (Demain) The Film 22.3.19

Friday 22 March 2019 6pm – Free entry and donations welcome to defray hiring costs.

This is an inspirational film about living better and reducing global warming. It is all about your children and grandchildren’s future. It shows practical proven solutions to ecological social and economic problems 10 countries including the UK. It will give you hope whilst recognising the huge problems about climate change.

Jointly sponsored by the Alton Society, Energy Alton and Alton Local Food Initiative.

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!

Latest News

Draft Local Plan Consultation


Unsure how to comment on the draft local plan?   Local Plan Made Easy   gives you a full explanation.

Go to How to comment and use the Respond button  at the top of each section you want to comment on.

Alternatively, you can submit comments my email to localplan@easthants.gov.uk , or download the questionnaire form:  Local Plan questionnaire

The consultation period ends on the 19th March.

Pedestrian Route around the Butts Bridge works

A temporary pedestrian route to Chawton has now been established, for the duration of the Butts Bridge works.   It is securely fenced off, and runs via the new Winchester Road link, then on towards the pedestrian subway under the A31.  (See below). We have asked for this important route to be properly signed.

re-lp25 temporary pedestrain routes at b bridge

The diversion plans for both light traffic and HGVs is now in place.  For details (including one way routes and road closures), go to:  Butts Bridge Diversion Plan (RE)

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:-

re-lp21 proposed changes to 55222_010 dec 2018

Click here  for our response.

Other News

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 17th March 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. No Tunnocks at the moment though!!


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.

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.