Walton-on-Thames Trading Alliance CIC (WoTTA)
WoTTA is a non-profit Community Interest Company run by a Steering Committee of volunteers, including both traders and residents. Our aim is to make Walton a better place to live and work by; holding and promoting community events, building a database of local volunteers who are as engaged and as motivated as we are, working alongside the council and police to put forward solutions and get action taken where it’s needed. Any money raised in sponsorship is put right back into the town.
Website & Social Media
Our website now gets an average of 1,300 page views a week, increasing dramatically around an event. In the year since WoTTA launched we’ve had 17,700 unique visitors and 53,000 page views. Our Twitter Feed and Facebook Page are also very active. All events and achievements are promoted extensively through these channels. Several spots are available on our Home Page for a fee. Fill in the form for more info.
Heritage Day - A national - and international - event, Heritage Day is celebrated on the first weekend in September. All around the world historical buildings open their doors, or events are held, which are free to enter. In Walton we’ve been holding a Heritage Day for over 10 years. This year we’re expanding and moving to Cowey Sale, by Walton Bridge. This expanded site gives us more scope for an increased offering of local stalls promoting charities and sports clubs, as well as a selection of goods for sale. We are inviting local schools and clubs to perform, as well as having a cluster of amusements and the popular Dog Show. Click for more info on sponsorship.
Festival of Light - Our annual, famous, Christmas event, held at the end of November. Thousands of local people come out to celebrate the start of the Christmas shopping season and the turning on of the Christmas Lights. The amazing Light Parade is a favourite with everyone. Click for more info on sponsorship.
Walton-in-Flower - Making Walton beautiful! This has varied positive effects, one of which is to encourage people to come to town more often, and also to see Walton as a more desirable place to live. Having a more beautiful environment also helps reduce anti-social behaviour such as graffiti and littering. Click for more info on sponsorship.
Remembrance Day - A treasured national celebration of remembrance of our troops. The event has been threatened due to fewer police available to marshal and so towns are having to find funds to ensure this ceremony and parade can continue through the years. Click for more info on sponsorship.
Walton Trail - A trail of the interesting or historical places in Walton. Copies will be available at selected stores, the Railway Station, local pubs and hotels. Click for more info on sponsorship.
Easter Eggstravaganza - A new event for 2018! We want this to be a performing arts event with a stage for local community performance groups but also wandering musicians and acts in the High Street. We will also have a Bonnets & Blooms parade on the day. In the lead-up to the event we will run a Easter Egg Hunt in the shop windows of the town. Click for more info on sponsorship. Click for more info on sponsorship.
Community Award - An annual award given to a member of the Walton-on-Thames community who has shown exceptional dedication to the town. Presented during our annual AGM.
We are also open to discussion about tailored packages to suit your requirements.
UPDATE in MARCH 2018: Now our website gets over 1,800 unique visitors a week, with over 5,000 views every week too! That's over 123k page views and over 40k visitors in the past 12 months. Wow we're growing fast!
Our website now gets over 2,000 page views a week, with many more leading up to and after an event. In the last 12 months we clocked up 75,000 page views and 26,000 unique visitors!