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

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

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Alton Town Council was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972
which reorganised council structures and boundaries nationwide.

The major functions of the former Alton Urban District Council were transferred to
Hampshire County Council and the newly formed East Hampshire District Council, leaving some minor responsibilities to the new Town Council which has the status and powers of a parish council. 

The Town Council's only statutory function is the provision of allotments; however, its vast array of other activities can be broadly split into two types:

1.   The provision of so-called discretionary services for the benefit of the locality that are not provided by the principal councils, such as open spaces, sports pitches, Christmas lights, floral displays, events, some street furniture and the Assembly Rooms.
2.   Championing Altonís cause with other statutory organisations, such as principal councils and government agencies. Included in this is the scrutinising of all planning applications affecting the town and making recommendations to the appropriate planning authority.

      Full details of all the Town Council's activities are shown on this website.