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.
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.
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
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.
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
Barclays, Halifax, TSB, HSBC, NatWest and Santander are all located in the High Street.
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
Located outside the Assembly Rooms, High Street and outside Alton Football Club gates at Anstey Park.
• 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.
Scottish & Southern Energy supply the area. Tel: 0800 072 7282. Power Distribution Ltd deal with power cuts. (Other providers are available).
ALTON FIRE STATION
In cases of emergency dial 999
Market Square, Alton. 07773 034447 www.altonfoodbank.org.uk
National Grid. 24 hour emergency line tel: 0800 111 999.
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
Alton Job Centre Plus, 1-3 Butts Road, Alton. Tel: 01420 602525
Alton Library, Vicarage Hill, Alton. Tel: 0330 5551387. www.hants.gov.uk/library
Alton Town Council, Town Hall, Market Square, Alton. Tel: 01420 83986 www.alton.gov.uk.
East Hants District Council Offices,Petersfield Tel: 01730 266551
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: email@example.com
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
Tel: 101 or emergencies 999.
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
Alton and District Residents Association. For details on your local residents association go to http://www.adra.community/
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
http://www.altonsociety.org.uk/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alton Sports Centre, Chawton Park Road, Alton. Tel: 01420 540040
Alton Visitor Information Point, 7 Cross and Pillory Lane, Alton. Tel: 01730 268829
• South East Water 0333 000 0002. 24 hour leak line Tel: 0333 000 3330
• Thames Water (sewerage/blocked drains) 0800 316 9800 Public Transport