Welcome to The Walton Society

Our background:-

Was formed 35 years ago as an Amenity Society dedicated to preserving historical buildings of merit in Walton at a time when redevelopment was threatening to destroy the town’s character.  

Has always had a wider interest in environmental conservation, including the impact of the growth in traffic as well as parking, speeding and traffic congestion issues.

Has always championed our open green spaces, with campaigns to prevent the sell-off of school playing fields and steadfast opposition to the overdevelopment of sites such as the former Walton Swimming Pool site and at Wheatleys Eyot / Fordbridge Road.   

Has long championed openness and transparency in local government, well before it became fashionable to do so.

Rescued the then derelict Riverhouse Barn in Manor Road converting it into a thriving Community Arts Centre as well as playing a key part in bringing back a cinema to the town.  

Has supported the annual Heritage Day events each September for the last 13 years.

As an independent organisation, without the constraints of having to stick to a Nationally agreed “party line”, the Society and its Councillors can, and do, speak up on behalf of the ordinary residents of our town to oppose cutbacks or inordinate hikes in charges that will unnecessarily and adversely affect Walton.


Latest News: Your views on Election frequency really did matter!………..

Debate on proposal to Reduce Frequency of Borough Council Elections Last night, ( Monday 17th November), the Council debated the proposal to move from “elections by thirds” whereby one third of Councillors come up for re-election in each of 3 years of a 4 year election cycle with County Council elections in the 4th year, to “all-out elections” whereby all Councillors would come up for re-election once every 4 years. There were many speeches and ... Read More