Your Council 2017

The Town Council comprises 13 councillors who represent the 7 wards into which the town is divided. They meet as a council four times a year but also meet more regularly in smaller groups called committees which deal with the detailed business of the council. Councillors are ultimately responsible for the activities of the council, with their resolutions being carried out by the Town Hall staff. Councillors are elected every 4 years and, in addition to administering the affairs of the council, deal with a multitude of matters on behalf of residents in their ward.

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Councillors

Allan Chick

Allan Chick

Amery Ward

33 Kellynch Close,
ALTON,
GU34 2EG

01420 86101

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Mike Dicker

Mike Dicker

Amery Ward

1 Kestrel Court Avenue,
ALTON,
GU34 2LN

07484 322099

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Graham Hill

Graham Hill

Ashdell Ward

Anstey Mill Close,
ALTON ,
GU34 2QT

01420 86221

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Alex Hunt

Alex Hunt

Ashdell Ward

4 Laura Close,
Compton,
WINCHESTER,
SO21 2FD

07866 492643

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Peter Hicks

Peter Hicks

Eastbrooke Ward

31 Shipley Close,
ALTON,
GU34 2RW

01420 80092

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Dean Phillips

Dean Phillips

Eastbrooke Ward

11 Swallow Close,
ALTON ,
GU34 2JE

07981 395857

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James Voller

James Voller

Holybourne Ward

Hollyhock House,
1A Anstey Mill Lane,
ALTON,
GU34 2QP

01420 542825

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Matthew Bayliss

Matthew Bayliss

Westbrooke Ward

53 Lenten Street,
ALTON ,
GU34 1HE

01420 82390

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Sharon Cullen

Sharon Cullen

Westbrooke Ward

3 Railway Terrace,
Paper Mill Lane,
ALTON,
GU34 2PY

01420 543484

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Bisi Eni-Olotu

Bisi Eni-Olotu

Whitedown Ward

26 The Lamports,
ALTON,
GU34 2QU

07984 933037

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Pam Jones

Pam Jones

Whitedown Ward

3 Buckingham Close,
ALTON ,
GU34 1QZ

01420 86119

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Derek Gardner

Derek Gardner

Wooteys Ward

31 Hall Road,
ALTON ,
GU34 2QT

07770 365849

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Graham Titterington

Graham Titterington

Wooteys Ward

24 Haydock Close,
ALTON,
GU34 2TL

01420 80054

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Your Council 2016 / 17

Alton 16 17 Council

Back row: Mrs Pat Harris (Finance and Admin Manager), Mrs Emily-Jane Messenger (Community and Events Officer), Councillor Graham Titterington, Councillor Peter Hicks, Councillor Mike Dicker, Councillor Derek Gardner, Councillor Graham Hill, Councillor Alex Hunt, Mrs Samantha Brown (Admin Officer), Councillor James Voller, Councillor Allan Chick, Mr Tyrone Smith (Grounds Manager) and Mrs Aduwa Winscom (Finance Officer)
Front row: Mrs Leah Coney (Town Clerk), Councillor Mrs Pam Jones, Councillor Matthew Bayliss (Town Mayor), Councillor Dean Phillips (Deputy Town Mayor) and Councillor Mrs Sharon Cullen
(Councillor Miss Bisi Eni-Olotu was unavailable for the photograph)  

Council Information

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 Alton’s 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.

Alton, deriving from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning farmstead at the source of the river, is a historic market town situated at the head of the Northern River Wey valley surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside, and has a population of 17,000. Alton is twinned with Montecchio Maggiore, Italy, and Pertuis, France.

Allowances

Although parish and town councils are permitted in law to pay an allowance, Alton Town Council has resolved not to pay such allowances. The Town Mayor, however, is entitled to claim an allowance (currently £4,000 per annum) from which to meet the cost of such events as the Civic Reception and also to assist the cost of travelling to and from events, and other incidentals, whilst they are undertaking their extensive duties on behalf of the Council and Town.