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
In a year our website gets over 100k page views and 33k visitors. Our Twitter monthly average reach is 22k, with each post averaging 2-3k. On Facebook we reach 4.5k per month with an average post engagement of 800.
All events and achievements are promoted extensively through these channels. See below for more info on the different opportunities available. Several spots are also available to local businesses 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.
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.
Baseball's Coming Home - Do you know about Walton-on-Thames' starring role in the origins of baseball? Proven by renowned American author and American Baseball historian David Block. Ashley Park was the site of the first ever documented game of baseball in the world! YES IN THE WORLD. It was played by the Prince of Wales in 1749 - and the site now has a English Heritage Blue Plaque. To celebrate this momentous occasion Walton Cricket Club, WoTTA and Baseball Softball UK organise a day to remember every year! Click for more info on sponsorship
Other town events - Interested in sponsoring the Walton & Weybridge Regatta, the Beer, Wine & Live Music Festival or the Weybridge Beer Festival (actually in Walton!). Fill in the form and we can put you in touch with the organisers.
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.
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.
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.
We are also open to discussion about tailored packages to suit your requirements.