March 2017

24 March 2017

WinACC's draft plan for the financial year 2017-2018 puts more emphasis on how we influence the infrastructure of Winchester District. Please have a look and let us know your thoughts.

23 March 2017

A new play area was officially opened today at Abbotts Walk by the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Jane Rutter, and Olympic athlete, Iwan Thomas.

21 March 2017

If you sometimes wonder where to start with tackling your own greenhouse gas emissions, WinACC Trustee Bob Whitmarsh has just published a book to help you. 

"Achieving a low carbon household" is a book about how all individuals and households can change their lifestyles to reduce their carbon emissions. 

14 March 2017

Incredible Edible Winchester, WinACC's Food Action Group, now has an allotment at Edington Road, off Worthy Lane Winchester (near the football ground). 

They invite people, individuals or families, to come along and either learn about growing or share their knowledge about growing edible plants….growing locally and seasonally in action.  

They write:

10 March 2017

Small groups checked the most important walking routes through Winchester town in 2016, to decide where signposts are needed and where obstructions should be removed.

This was a project of Feet First, the Winchester City Council 2016-2017 theme.

Over the summer of 2016 WinACC audited the following key pedestrian routes in Winchester:

9 March 2017

Could you lead Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC)? Send your application to before the closing date of 12 noon on Friday 7 April 2017. More details....

8 March 2017

To keep global warming below 2 degrees, we need action locally as well as globally. 

Climate change is too important to be a party political issue. We must make the planet safer for future generations and for all life on earth - animal, plant and human. 

When someone knocks on your door to ask you to vote for them, say you want more action from the County Council to tackle climate change. You want more renewable energy and you want cuts in overall energy use.

3 March 2017

WinACC welcomed the opportunity to comment on the proposed redrafted licensing policy for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles and have written a formal response.

3 March 2017

Urban trees can provide a wide range of benefits to society. For example: reduce surface water flooding, provide shade during hot weather, remove air pollutants and improve the attractiveness of an area.

Despite this, the budget for tree planting in many local authorities has been reduced to zero. What budget remains is mainly reserved for risk management - surveying and removal of dangerous trees. So local authority tree officers are often turning towards the private sector (both businesses and citizens) to help meet this funding shortfall.

3 March 2017

'Fossil Free Uk' reports:

"With political unrest around the world and climate impacts intensifying daily, now more than ever we need to stand up to protect our shared environment and be active in shaping a just society.

"We know the fossil fuel industry has been corrupting our politics and delaying urgent climate solutions for decades. But as resistance grows and the era of clean, abundant renewable energy draws closer, we can’t let them stand in the way.