The Hampshire town of Waterlooville lies on the A3(M), around 8 miles north of Portsmouth. It is served by several local bus routes and has a population of around 10,000. Legend says the town was named after battle-weary soldiers who stopped at a local inn back in 1815. They are remembered on the 'Heroes of Waterloo' pub sign to this day.
Local beauty spots include Soake Pond, Bell's Copse and Long Wood. There's a golf course on the eastern outskirts of town and a driving range to the west. The Hawks, also known as Havant and Waterlooville FC, play at Westleigh Park.
Amenities include the Waterlooville Community Centre, with its Bocadillo Café, as well as a library and a leisure centre, complete with swimming pool and gym. Waterlooville's pedestrian shopping precinct provides a modest mix of big retailers and smaller traders. It is graced by two 5-metre tall granite obelisks, carved with images recalling the town's past.