Whitehill & Bordon’s interactive map shows the way

Friday, 14 May, 2021

A new online map has been launched that pinpoints community facilities in Whitehill & Bordon and the surrounding villages and rates their accessibility.

The map is aimed primarily at the area’s disabled or elderly communities but its makers say it will prove a useful tool for every resident.

Facilities including community centres, open spaces and even defibrillator locations are listed, with the accessibility of each venue clearly identified.

Locations, contact details and further useful points are also be featured, making it the town’s first map of local amenities and a handy guide for residents.

The Whitehill & Bordon Disability Action Group and the Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust delivered the map together.

Steve Holden, Chairman of the Disability Action Group, is calling on local residents and community groups to fill in the map with the local facilities they use.

“The interactive map is going to be a really useful tool, not just for disabled or less-abled people, but for everyone in Whitehill & Bordon,” he said.

“The town is quickly changing and new facilities are coming forward all the time,” he said. “There’s nowhere else people can go for a comprehensive list of where those facilities are and what they provide.

“It’s also a way of celebrating and highlighting the efforts our community hubs have made to make their facilities open and accessible to everyone.

“Although this map is not fully populated yet, the more people that use it and add local facilities, the more useful it will become.”

The map was created by the University College of London programme, Maps for Change, and was supported by grants from East Hampshire District Council.

Cllr Phillip Davies, EHDC’s Assistant Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “The online, interactive map is a fantastic facility that will give us everything we need to know about the town’s most popular places.

“The Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust and the Whitehill & Bordon Disability Action Group has done a great job on this and I look forward to seeing it being used.”

It can be found on the Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust website: https://wbct.communitymaps.org.uk/welcome