Whitchurch Town Council

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    Welcome to Whitchurch Town Council

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Welcome

Our website contains information about the Council and its Committees, our activities and aims, the services we provide, and our responsibilities. Contact details for all the present Councillors and staff can also be found on the website. The Citizens’ Advice use the Town Hall on a Tuesday morning from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm to assist residents. No appointment is necessary.

News

Council News

Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return

The unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2023/24 is now on our website along with the Notice of Public Rights...

12th June 2024

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Council News

Planning Update

Genko’s application for 115 houses at Bere Hill (23/01876/FUL) has now been refused by BDBC because they failed to submit an...

12th June 2024

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Community News

Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan public consultation 2024-2028

A message from Donna Jones – Police and Crime Commissioner I’m developing my next Police and Crime Plan and it’s time to have...

11th June 2024

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Council News

Office Closure – 7 June 2024

Unfortunately the Town Council office will be closed on Friday 7 June 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause....

6th June 2024

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Community News

Borough-wide festivities to celebrate local climate action begin this weekend

A week of events and activities for people of all ages to enjoy begins this Saturday (8 June) as Basingstoke Green Week returns to the...

5th June 2024

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Council News

D-Day Commemoration

The 6th June 2024  marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied Forces mounted the largest amphibious invasion the world has ever...

31st May 2024

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About Whitchurch

Whitchurch is a small, rural town in North West Hampshire, with a population of 5,289 (2021 Census). The Town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the clear waters of the River Test flow through it and turn the wheel of the Silk Mill, the town's unique tourist attraction.
The Town has a fire station which is staffed by volunteers and an ambulance station.  There is a Post Office, 4 Churches of different denominations, two schools, a library, three public halls/community centres and a variety of shops, coffee shops and pubs.
There are approximately 37 groups and clubs in Whitchurch and the surrounding area which include a football and cricket club. 
The train station is on the main line between Exeter and Waterloo, which is approximately an hour by train. There are regular buses between Basingstoke and Andover and Overton and Winchester. 
Whitchurch is mentioned in the Charter of 909 and the Domesday Survey of 1086.  The Town was granted borough status between 1247 and 1249. Most of the centre of the town is within a Conservation Area and there are numerous Listed Buildings in the town to preserve its special character and fine old buildings such as the Church of All Hallows, the Vicarage and Granary, the Baptist Church, the Town Hall, the White Hart Inn and the Silk Mill. 

Events

Walkers Are Welcome

Walkers Are Welcome

We are a nationwide initiative, launched in 2007, to encourage towns and villages to be welcoming to walkers. We count Whitchurch amongst our over 100 members.

We aim to:

  • be attractive for walkers with excellent information on local walks
  • ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained, improved and well signposted
  • contribute to local tourism plans and regeneration strategies
  • promote the health benefits of walking and increase participation
  • encourage the use of public transport

Whitchurch Walkers are Welcome currently have 60 adult volunteers supported by 80 young people from the Scouts and Explorer Scouts, all getting out into the countryside, repairing footpaths, cutting back vegetation, replacing stiles with gates and litter picking. Since autumn 2015 they have racked up 3,000 hours of volunteer time.