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Latest News

Spring Litter Pick 30.3.19

 

The Spring Litter Pick took place on the 30th March. This was the best turn out ever with over 90 people taking part in clearing litter from Alton’s streets, alleyways, public parks and car parks. As with the Autumn litter pick the worst offenders are those who chuck their cigarette butts on the ground instead of the receptacles which are available for the rubbish. We must challenge this behaviour as it is now the number one litter problem in the Town. Thanks to all those who helped make the event run so smoothly.

A special mention to the George Public House who again gave a free coffee to any of the volunteers who wanted one after the session.

                      Tomorrow (Demain) The Film 22.3.19

There was an incredible turn out  to see this inspirational film. It is about living in harmony with the planet 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 in 10 countries including the UK. It will give you hope whilst recognising the huge problems about climate change. The event was a collaboration between Energy Alton, Alton Local Food Initiative and ourselves. Thanks for the 100+ people of all ages who came and supported us. There are plans to show it to an even wider audience.

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

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 21st April 2019 – come and work off some of that Easter chocalate). 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!!

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.

EHDC Local Plan Consultation

We have submitted our response to the EHDC.  Clear here for the full text.  To go to a particular section go to page 1 (Contents) and click on the relevant chapter.  For example, PLANNING FOR PLACES contains our appraisals of the proposed allocations for Alton, eg land west of Brick Kiln Lane (housing), and Molson Coors Brewery (mixed use).