Whitchurch Hampshire official launch
Whitchurch Hampshire was awarded accreditation in October, becoming the first town to represent the North Hampshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the beautiful Test River Valley.
The Whitchurch Association (Walkers are Welcome Steering Committee) coordinated the town’s successful campaign, supported throughout by Whitchurch Town Council. At the official launch of Whitchurch Walkers are Welcome on the 21st November, the Mayor Councillor Barry Jackman said, “On behalf of the town council I would like to thank all those townsfolk who really pulled together in what became a true community effort.
They carried out with enthusiasm so much to gain this award; completing petitions, undertaking footpath surveys and clearance, and litter picking were just a few of the many ways in which we were able to showcase our town.”
Endorsements were received from the managing directors of South West Trains and Stagecoach South, our local, borough and county councillors and the MP for North West Hampshire.