February 2016

5 February 2016

Can you make something wonderful from waste this half term?

Get designing and join the Re: Design challenge. Your winning design could end up in an exhibition or on the cat walk during Winchester Fashion Week. Make sure you get your entry in by 11 March.

4 February 2016

Please support Sparsholt College's planning application for renewable energy at Sparsholt College. More details and a link to make it easy to send your views to the planners.

2 February 2016

It is WinACC's view that the developers have not adequately addressed some of the sustainability aspects in conditions 5 and 11. Summary below - see our full comment

Renewable heat and power

Para 4.7 says that “an assessment of…using decentralised energy systems and renewable energy has been undertaken”, which is a requirement under Building Reg.s.  Does the City Council have a copy of it?  It seems unlikely to WinACC that the assessment is adequate.

2 February 2016

If you have any comments on the draft WinACC response, please email to phil.gagg@winacc.org.uk by 4 pm on Saturday 6 February. Our draft response

January 2016

29 January 2016

The City Council decided at its meeting on Thursday 28 January 2016 to end its deal with TH Real Estate to redevelop the Silver Hill area of Winchester.

22 January 2016

In January 2016, in the wake of the Paris Climate Conference, Winchester City Council issued a press release on local progress towards reducing carbon emissions, saying: 

The outcome from the Conference was that almost 200 countries agreed that the world needs to keep global warming below 2˚C.

Cllr Frank Pearson, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, Health & Wellbeing, commented:

21 January 2016

The WinACC/FoE meeting on 19 January looked at what happens after the historic Paris Climate Agreement in December - globally, nationally and locally. People want to influence national and local politicians, news media and people to turn our commitments into reality. Please join us and join in.

19 January 2016

Book your place at our fundraising dinner on 9 February by emailing events@winacc.org.uk.

18 January 2016

Links to 2015 commitments to Twelve Actions for a Lower Carbon Council; 2015 report Working Towards a Lower Carbon District; 2014 Route Map for a Low Carbon Economy; 2014 Community Strategy; and more ...

16 January 2016

WinACC can help people to help their organisations to cut their carbon footprint by setting up an eco-group.

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