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  • Future of Alton Sports Centre

    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…

  • Cllr Robert Saunders tackles litter problem

    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. Cllr Saunders said “like all local authorities East…

  • Former Mayor presents cheque to charity

    Former town mayor, Cllr Robert Saunders, presented a cheque for £700 to Open Sight’s Alton branch at their June meeting. Graham de Neiderhausern, Chairman of Open Sight Alton said: “On behalf of our members and volunteers, thank you to the Mayor for all his support and for presenting the club with this generous cheque. This…

  • Former Alton Mayor presents cheque to charity

    Former Town Mayor of Alton, Cllr Robert Saunders, presented the Alton and Bordon branch of the National Autistic Society with a cheque for £700 at their monthly coffee morning at Bushy Leaze. Throughout his year as Mayor, Robert has hosted a variety of fundraising events including the annual quiz night and civic reception. Branch chair,…

  • Mayoral year comes to an end

    Well my Mayoral year came to an end on Wednesday, and at the Annual Meeting Cllr Sue Hodder was elected as my successor. I would like to to congratulate her on being elected. Being the outgoing mayor involved making a retiring speech to council and below is the speech I made. I’ve had a great…

  • East Hampshire Conservatives keep Council Tax rise to just 6p a week

    Conservative controlled East Hampshire District Council has increased its 2012-13 share of the Council Tax by 2.5% to protect front-line services. This is only the second increase in the last 6 years and represents an extra £3.28 on a Band D property per year, or 6p per week. The rise was considered the best way…

  • Joint bin collections save money

    East Hampshire Conservatives have forged links with Winchester City Council to jointy provide a waste service across the two council areas. This service, introduced in October 2011, is expected to save East Hampshire residents more than £1m a year thanks to more efficient working practices.