Archive for October, 2012
A number of local residents have written to me to express concerns regarding alleged plans to build a new sports centre on the area of land called the Chawton triangle. I wish to issue the following statement:
East Hampshire District Council have made no decisions regarding the future of Alton Sports Centre. We are currently preparing a tender brief for independent consultants to advise on options including refurbishment of the existing centre or to build a new facility. If it is recommended to build a new facility the brief identifies a number of potential sites across the town but gives the freedom to also suggest alternatives including the existing site. We expect to receive the consultants report in April 2013.
Councillor Robert Saunders and fellow Town Councillors are taking action to resolve a long running problem of litter in Alton’s alleyways and the River Wey.
Cllr Saunders received complaints from residents of public footpaths strewn with litter, plagued with graffiti and some almost impassable due to overgrown vegetation.
“People shouldn’t be throwing their litter away.
“We all have a responsibility to keep our communities clean and if we don’t there are very clear environmental repercussions.”