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Alton Town Council
Town Hall, Market Square, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HD

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Councillor Graham Hill


   [photograph courtesy of Katie Hill]

The Town Mayor is elected annually each May and presides over full meetings of the council and represents the Town Council at many functions as the principal citizen of the town.

The Town Council has a Badge of Office and Chain which the Town Mayor wears on official occasions.  The Badge shows the town's crest comprising a shield divided into four quarters containing the red rose of Hampshire, a stock of wheat and two oast houses signifying Alton's close agricultural associations and a crossed sword and battle axe recalling a part of Alton's history in the clash of arms in the neighbourhood of the parish church in 1643 at the time of the Civil War.  The chain has past Town Mayors' names engraved on each link.

Whilst the Town Mayor manages his own diary, if you would like to invite him to any function, please complete the attached form and return to Samantha Brown, Town Mayor's Assistant at the Town Hall, Market Square, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HD.  This form will tell the Town Mayor everything they need to know about your event and what is expected of them.  The Town Mayor, or his assistant, will then contact you to let you know whether they or the Deputy Mayor is available.

Town Mayor's Function Form

Councillor Hill's charities for the year are Wessex Cancer Trust and MIND.  His Chaplain is Reverend Andrew Micklefield.

Town Mayor's Engagements

May 2014

Wednesday 21 May                Dementia Friends Information Session                                                                7:30pm
                                                 Brendoncare, Adams Way, Alton        

Thursday 22 May                   Institution of Reverend Andrew Micklefield                                                        7:30pm
                                                  St Lawrence Church, Alton

June 2014

Tuesday 3 June                      Greeting Lucas Meagor and Chris Britton                                                              3:00pm
                                                111 Gold Post Boxes Cycling Charity Event           
                                                Gold Post Box, outside Waterside Court, Mill Lane, Alton

Wednesday 4 June                Treloar Trust - Opening of new Outdoor Sports Facilities                                     10:30am
                                                Treloar, Holybourne, Alton

                                                30th Anniversary Celebration - Brendoncare Foundation                                      11:45am
Brendoncare, Adams Way, Alton

Thursday 5 June                   Launch of Carers Hub - Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire                 10:00am
                                               St Mary's Church, 59 Normandy Street, Alton

Friday 6 June                        Remembering D Day - Friends of the Elderly                                                         2:30pm
The Lawn, 119 London Road, Holybourne

Saturday 7 June                   Alton Lions 'Party in the Park' - Pirates of the Carrotbean                                      10:30am
                                               Public Gardens, Alton

Sunday 15 June                     Farnham Civic Service and Reception                                                                      3:00pm
                                                St Andrew's Church, Farnham

Friday 20 June                       National Care Homes Open Day                                                                              10:00am
                                                 Borovere Care Home, Alton

Sunday 22 June                      Victorian Cricket Charity Match                                                                              9:45am
                                                  The Butts, Alton

                                                 Hampshire County Council - First World War Centenary Service                           3:30pm
Winchester Cathedral, Winchester

Monday 23 June                     The National Flag Flying Raising Ceremony                                                           10:45am
                                                  Event Space, Forest Community Centre, Bordon

Thursday 26 June                  Rocket Scientists' Presentation Evening                                                                    6:30pm
Wessex Arts, Alton College, Alton

Friday 27 June                       Photocall to launch Alton in Bloom                                                                          9:00am
Bus stop outside Sainsbury's, Draymans Way, Alton        

Saturday 28 June                   Alton Charities Day                                                                                                   9:45am
                                                 Alton Community Centre

                                                 Alton Rugby Football Club - Feile Alton - Alton Irish Festival                               2:00pm
                                                 Anstey Park, Alton

July 2014

Tuesday 1 July                      Launch of Alton High Street as Dementia Friendly                                                     11:00am
                                               Alton Community Centre

Saturday 5 July                    Body Check 10 Year Celebration                                                                                  1:00pm
                                               68 - 70 High Street, Alton

Sunday 6 July                      Manor Colts Football Club Annual Awards Presentation                                             10:00am
                                              Alton Assembly Rooms

Saturday 12 July                   Parish of the Resurrection Summer Fair                                                                      10:00am
St Lawrence Church, Alton

                                                Proms in the Park                                                                                                          7:00pm
                                                Public Gardens, Alton

Monday 14 July                    Wootey Junior School Cups Assembly                                                                         9.30am

Friday 18 July                       Celebration of Amery Hill Activities Week                                                                  12:00 noon
Chawton Park Indoor Bowls Club, Alton

Saturday 19 July                    Windmill Hill Picnic and Nature Trail                                                                          12:00 noon
Windmill Hill, Alton

Monday 21 July                     Open Sight - Hampshire Cycle Challenge                                                                    2:30pm
                                                 Alton Scout Den, Chawton Park Road, Alton

Wednesday 23 July                Opening of Wickes                                                                                                         11:00am
                                                 Alton Retail Park, Mill Lane, Alton

August 2014

Thursday 28 August               Opening of Aldi                                                                                                             7:30am
Alton Retail Park, Mill Lane, Alton

Friday 29 August                    Alton Grange Bed and Breakfast Official Opening                                                       5:00pm
                                                  London Road, Holybourne, Alton

Saturday 30 August                Alton Allotment Association Summer Show                                                                 1:00pm
                                                  Maltings Centre, Alton

Sunday 31 August                  Jalsa Salana                                                                                                                      11:00am
                                                  Oaklands Farm, East Worldham, Alton

September 2014

Thursday 4 September           Lunch at Brendoncare                                                                                                     12:30pm
                                                  Adams Way, Alton

Tuesday 9 September             Opening of Altonian Care Limited                                                                                   10:30am
                                                  Alton Community Centre

Wednesday 10 September      RAF Odiham Annual Reception                                                                                       6:00pm

Monday 15 September           Unveiling of Memorial Paving Stone - BSM Ernest George Horlock                             12:00pm
                                                  The Cairn, High Street, Alton

                                                 Firing of World War I 18lb Field Gun                                                                               2:00pm
Anstey Park, Alton

Tuesday 16 September            Anstey Park and Jubilee Playing Fields User Groups Meeting                                       6:00pm
Finnimore Pavilion, Anstey Park, Alton

Wednesday 17 September      South and South East in Bloom 2014 Awards                                                                 All Day
American Express Community Stadium, Brighton

Friday 19 September              Alton in Bloom Awards Evening                                                                                     6:00pm
                                                  Assembly Rooms, Alton

Friday 26 September              Girl Guiding Evening Reception                                                                                      6:00pm
                                                  Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke

Saturday 27 September          Alton Herald Classic Car Show                                                                                        All Day
                                                  Town Centre

October 2014

Sunday 5 October                  Alton 10k Downland Challenge                                                                                     10:30am
Anstey Park, Alton

Sunday 19 October                Provincial Thanksgiving Service                                                                                     5:30pm
                                                 Winchester Cathedral

Thursday 23 October            Town Mayor's Charity Wine Tasting Evening                                                                 7:30pm
                                                 Assembly Rooms, Alton

November 2014

Sunday 9 November             Remembrance Sunday                                                                                                     10:00am
                                                The Cairn, High Street, Alton

Wednesday 12 November    Town Mayor's Charity Quiz Night                                                                                   7:00pm
Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton

Friday 28 November            Alton's Christmas Lights Switch On                                                                                5:30pm
                                               Market Square, Alton

Saturday 29 November        Enemy of the People production                                                                                      7:30pm
Wessex Arts Centre, Alton College

December 2015

Sunday 7 December             Yuletide Festival                                                                                                                All Day
                                                Town Centre, Alton

February 2015

Saturday 14 February         Town Mayor's Charity Valentine's Barn Dance                                                                7:00pm
                                               Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton                    

Wednesday 25 February     Changing Faces of Alton Competition - Alton Camera Club                                           7:30pm
                                               Wessex Arts Centre, Alton College

Thursday 19 March             Town Mayor's Charity Ladies Event                                                                                 7:30pm
                                                Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton


Deputy Town Mayor
Councillor Robert Saunders


October 2014

Friday 10 October                  Hosting visitors from Pertuis, France                                                                                     10:30am
                                                 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Alton


Former Town Mayors

          2013/14                                    2012/13                                  2011/12                                                     2010/11                                        2009/10


Councillor Derek Gardner     Councillor Mrs Sue Hodder        Councillor Robert Saunders           Councillor David Willoughby                   Allan Chick

            2008/09                  2007/08                    2006/07                       2005/06                        2004/05


   Atul (Jimmy) Patel         Robyn Fitzer              Dave Crocker            Paddy Mendham              Roger Fitzer

            2003/04                    2002/03


         Pam Jones                John Smith