Alton, our town,
A great place to live
Working together for the future of Alton
The Alton Society 2012 Registered Charity No. 1077729
What are the Society's aims?
• To encourage appropriate development of Alton and its amenities, while also resisting undesirable changes.
• To stimulate interest in the town’s past, present, and future.
• To preserve and enhance features of particular historical, cultural, aesthetic, and environmental importance.
• To supply relevant information and advice.
• To provide a forum for public discussion.
• To advance the Society’s views to the authorities concerned and to the wider community.
• Work to "Improve the Appearance of Alton" by lobbying, tree-planting, and monitoring key areas and litter issues.
What do we do?
• Provide a respected voice representing local opinion on a wide range of issues.
• Facilitate activities and initiatives to lobby for or against issues which impact on Alton.
• Comment on and if necessary lobby for/against planning applications.
• Produce a quarterly newsletter widely read which reports on current topical issues concerning Alton.
• Conduct physical conservation activities in Flood Meadows monthly to ensure this wonderful facility is kept open and enjoyed by all Altonians.
• Advise the Town Council on tree preservation matters.
• Maintain a pro active committee which represents the views of Society members and is considered in the wider community as being of benefit to Alton.
• Make an Annual Award to an Altonian who has contributed significantly to the town.
Examples of what we have recently done:
• Initiated a Local List - a register of architecturally and historically interesting buildings not already Graded I or II.
• Contributed to the definition and implementation of an Alton Town Design Statement.
• Represented Alton’s interests with reference to the South Downs National Park.
• Contributed to definition of the Core Strategy which is part of the new Local Development Framework and replaces the old Local Plan.
Tree Planting project - Town
Mayor plants outside Fire Station
while Norman Isham supports.
Tree adviser Jim Dickinson