Local Information

TRANSPORT

Alton is at the centre of a modern commuter network, which provides rapid access to the capital and major cities and facilities in South East England.

BY ROAD

The M3 / M25 / A3(M) / A31 / A32 road system enables London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Guildford, Winchester and the Solent to be reached within an hour. London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports are nearby.

BY RAIL

Alton’s Train Station is the starting point of a direct line providing a fast and frequent service to London’s Waterloo Station which is operated by South West Trains www. southwesttrains.co.uk. Customer Services 0345 600 0650

BY BUS

Stagecoach is the main provider of bus services in the area. http://www.stagecoachbus.com/ with timetable information available 0871 200 2233. Several local coach companies such as Top Marks, based in Four Marks, provide a wide variety of excursions, both short and long, as well as private hires.

BY TAXI

Alton is served by a number of taxi companies including:

Alton 8’s 01420 88888

Alton Taxis 01420 210004

Chawton Cabs 01420 564448

H Cabs 01420 89047

T for Taxi 01420 544544

Wilson Taxis 01420 87777

GENERAL INFORMATION A-Z

BANKS

Barclays, Halifax, TSB, HSBC, NatWest and Santander are all located in the High Street.

CAREERS OFFICE

Alton College, Old Odiham Road, Alton. Tel: 01420 83966

CITIZENS’ ADVICE BUREAU

7 Cross & Pillory Lane. For telephone advice tel: 0344 4111306. For appointments Tel: 01420 544807

COMMUNITY CENTRE, Amery Street & ALTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS, High Street Tel: 01420 85057

DEFIBRILLATORS

Located outside the Assembly Rooms, High Street and outside Alton Football Club gates at Anstey Park.

DOCTORS’ SURGERIES

• The Wilson Practice, Anstey Road, Alton. Tel: 01420 84676

• Chawton Park Surgery, Chawton Park Road, Alton. Tel: 01420 542542

OUT OF SURGERY HOURS

Hants Doc, dial 111 in the first instance.

EDUCATION

www.hants.gov.uk/schooldetails

ELECTRICITY

Scottish & Southern Energy supply the area. Tel: 0800 072 7282. Power Distribution Ltd deal with power cuts. (Other providers are available).

Call 105

ALTON FIRE STATION

In cases of emergency dial 999

ALTON FOODBANK

Market Square, Alton. 07773 034447 www.altonfoodbank.org.uk

GAS

National Grid. 24 hour emergency line tel: 0800 111 999.

HOSPITALS

A & E (24 hours casualty services) and North Hampshire Hospital, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke. Tel: 01256 473202

Alton Community Hospital,

Chawton Park Road, Alton. Tel: 01420 82811

JOB CENTRE

Alton Job Centre Plus, 1-3 Butts Road, Alton. Tel: 01420 602525

LIBRARY

Alton Library, Vicarage Hill, Alton. Tel: 0330 5551387. www.hants.gov.uk/library

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Alton Town Council, Town Hall, Market Square, Alton. Tel: 01420 83986 www.alton.gov.uk.

East Hants District Council Offices,Petersfield Tel: 01730 266551

www.easthants.gov.uk

East Hants District Council Alton Information Office, 7 Cross and Pillory Lane, Alton. Tel: 01420 85870

Hampshire County Council, Winchester. General enquiries tel: 0300 555 1375, website: http://www.hants.gov.uk/. Email: info@hants.gov.uk

NEWSPAPERS

Alton Herald – every Thursday. Market Square, Alton. Tel: 01420 82819

Alton Post Gazette – every Tuesday. Tel: 01420 477272

Hampshire Chronicle – every Friday. Winchester. Tel: 01962 860836

POLICE STATION

Tel: 101 or emergencies 999.

POST OFFICES

Alton Post Office. Inside W H Smith, Westbrooke Walk, Alton. Tel: 0845 722 3344

Holybourne Shop. London Road, Holybourne. Tel: 01420 83323

ALTON REGISTRATION OFFICE

4 Queens Road, Alton. Tel: 0330 555 1392 http://www.hants.gov.uk/registration

RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS

Alton and District Residents Association. For details on your local residents association go to http://www.adra.community/

SHOPMOBILITY

Alton Community Centre, Amery Street. Mon to Fri 9am-5pm.Tel: 01420 85057

SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

• Adult Services 0300 555 1386

• Children’s Services 0300 555 1384

ALTON SOCIETY

http://www.altonsociety.org.uk/ Contact: info@altonsociety.org.uk

SPORTS CENTRE

Alton Sports Centre, Chawton Park Road, Alton. Tel: 01420 540040

TOURIST INFORMATION

SERVICES

Alton Visitor Information Point, 7 Cross and Pillory Lane, Alton. Tel: 01730 268829

WATER SUPPLY

• South East Water 0333 000 0002. 24 hour leak line Tel: 0333 000 3330

• Thames Water (sewerage/blocked drains) 0800 316 9800 Public Transport