Community

Community

Town Centre Partnership

The Wellington, Aldershot is working with key businesses in the town to ensure the continued success of Aldershot Town Centre. The centre has built strong relationships with key stakeholders including the council, key retailers and charities in the local area. Centre management is committed to a pro-active approach towards driving town centre success and growth.

The Wellington, Aldershot are friends with The Princes Hall, a multi purpose entertainment centre located in the heart of Aldershot.  For more information and to see what on visit www.princeshall.com

Community space

The Wellington, Aldershot management team have been working hard to help maximise visitors experience with a number of new initiatives to help increase footfall, dwell times and spend.  Events have included Christmas Grottos, FREE Kids Club, Craft Markets, Wedding Fayres, Health & Wellbeing Events and much more.

We enjoy strong relationships with local schools and charities in the area encouraging them to perform in the centre at key times of the year.  Throughout 2016 we are proud to be partnered with ABF, The Soldiers Charity and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

The Wellington, Aldershot provides a community space that can be used by local up and coming businesses to showcase new products or services. Throughout the year groups and individuals can use the space free of charge for various time scales. (The area should be used to promote or display something engaging and of genuine interest to the community). 

About Aldershot

The Army set up camp in Aldershot over 150 years ago and as a result a sleepy village rapidly developed into a bustling Victorian town. The town centre is now packed with modern high street shops and has a busy nightlife.

The Duke of Wellington

A 40 tonne bronze of Wellington on his charger Copenhagen occupied a prominent position alongside the A325, and close to the Royal Garrison Church. It was originally placed on top of the Triumphal Arch at Hyde Park Corner, but was moved to Aldershot in 1883 by horse drawn transport. 

Accessibility

The Wellington, Aldershot is committed to ensuring that all visitors enjoy the facilities on offer and have a perfect shopping experience every time.

The Centre offers the following:

  • Three entrances
  • Well positioned and wide parking spaces for people with mobility problems
  • Guide dogs always welcome
  • Lifts to all shopping levels
Behind the Royal Garrison Church of All Saints, upon Round Hill, stands a great equestrian statue of the first Duke of Wellington mounted on his charger, Copenhagen. This colossal work is nearly 30 feet high, 26 feet from nose to tail, over 22 feet in girth and weighs 40 tons. Originally installed on a triumphal arch at Hyde Park Corner in 1846 and removed in 1884 prior to the demolition of the arch. it was re-installed in Aldershot in 1885.