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.
Whitchurch is a small, rural town in North West Hampshire, with a population of 4870 people (2011 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.
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.