Community at the heart of the Alton

We want people to be inspired by the Alton and for the Alton to be inspired by people. Community will feature strongly in the transformation of the Alton. 

Join the Alton Run, Walk, Scoot on Sunday 26th September 2021. 

The route links all the community halls on the Alton. Start where you like and finish at the Pop-up Panel of Art outdoor gallery on Danebury Avenue. Pick up a stamp at each point to receive a medal. Routes are not marshalled, entrants are responsible for their own safety. Fancy dress is optional. Start anytime from 12 noon and finish by 2pm.

Checkpoints are:

  • Alton Community Hall, Bessborough Road
  • Alton Activity Centre, Harbridge Avenue
  • Roehampton Methodist Hall, Minstead Gardens
  • Focus Hall, Minstead Gardens
  • Pop-up Panel of Art, Danebury Avenue (Finish here!)

Run, Walk, Scoot!

Panel of Art

Pop-up Panel of Art on Danebury Avenue

Disused window panels are being put to creative use by local artists and schools to create a pop-up art gallery on Danebury Avenue. The large window panels were destined for landfill until they were donated by one of Wandsworth Council's major works contractors. Estate Art are curating the Panel of Art exhibition with support from the Community Engagement & Cultural Co-ordinator Jo Baxter and the Alton regeneration team.

Jo Baxter explains: "More than 20 large window panels were donated to Lynne, the founder of Estate Art, and she is priming them and distributing them to professional artists, amateur art enthusiasts and schools to create pictures that will feature in the pop-up gallery."  

Hoardings are being put in place around the old Co-op and chemist's at the entrance to Danebury Avenue, which are currently empty. The hoardings will be painted white to take on the appearance of a gallery wall. The panels produced for Estate Art will then be professionally and securely hung on the hoarding to provide a massive outdoor gallery. Panel of Art will be available for everyone to enjoy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The gallery will remain in situ for an estimated six months. Opening day will be 5 July 2021, to coincide with the start of Roehampton Community Week. There is a concert planned to celebrate the opening.


Children "lend a hand" in creating Fontley Way hoarding

Children from the neighbouring Alton Community Playschool had 'a hand' in creating the colourful design for a vibrant new hoarding installed around the Fontley Way development site.

The children, aged between two and four, spent a fun, messy morning painting handprints which were incorporated in the final design of the hoarding which spans 40 metres and will enhance the area prior to and during construction.

The site, which was previously the home of the One O'Clock Club, has been boarded up whilst work on the plans for the development of 14 new affordable homes progresses. Planning permission was obtained in September 2020 and the team is currently in the final stage of the design process for the building, which will lead to the start of construction."