Promotion power for Hungerford

on 07 August 2013.

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New town team launched

Hungerford has a new team of people working for it – and they are on a mission. From the steps of the Town Hall, Hungerford Town Team launched itself into the task of promoting Hungerford as a destination for tourism and as a great place to live, work and, of, shop, shop!

Hungerford Town Team is made up of representatives from the town council, the district council, Chamber of Commerce and independent residents with expertise to offer; it has MP Richard Benyon as its patron and is supported by the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty organisation.

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Already, the team is making a positive difference. It has commissioned a benchmarking survey from specialist AMTI – the professional consultancy arm of Action for Market Towns. This survey compares Hungerford with other towns so that future decisions can be based on real facts and valuable comparative evidence and experiences.

See the early results of this survey in our ‘Hungerford – a great place to live and visit’ item.

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And there is a new logo for Hungerford’s Town Team to use to promote the town across a wide range of signs, online and printed publicity and information material, town maps and guides and even some fun items for visitors to buy to remember Hungerford by.

As you can readily see, Hungerford is also getting a new web presence with Hungerford Townsite. Building on the huge amount of work previously done on the Hungerford web site, the new Townsite aims to be a dynamic communication the for the town – locally, nationally and internationally.

The Town Team would love to hear from you – your thoughts, ideas, suggestion and even your gripes – so please send them a note from the Contact Us page. You can also contact Town Team Hungerford Ltd on 01488 683206 or email

Ducking out

The launch of Hungerford Town Team on the town hall steps created quite a stir – but not as much as a model, presented by Colin Honeybone (below) of a ducking stool, along with a petition to bring it back. To duck or not to duck? Give us your thoughts.


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