Questions and answers from Incredible Edible Winchester and Friends of the Earth Gardeners' Question Time.
As the new City Council prepares to review its car parking strategy, WinACC publishes a substantial report on car parks in and near Winchester town.
The BID's own data analysed by WinACC Transport Action Group provides no evidence to support the argument that the closure of Friarsgate car park led to fewer people in Winchester town centre. See report.
At a well-attended meeting on 30 April 2016, climate change activists from the Andover, Basingstoke, the New Forest, Southampton, Winchester and elsewhere swapped news and ideas about:
During 2015 the media started connecting climate change with the conflict in Syria and subsequent refugee movements across Europe in response to new research making this connection. Other reports mentioned this research while examining other major events. A new report from the Climate and Migration Coalition examines whether those media reports accurately represented the research.
Winchester BID and Winchester City Council have recently been involved in discussions with Enterprise Rent-a-Car about improving traffic congestion across the city centre. They would like to explore the appetite for introducing a city car club for organisations in Winchester. If you are interested please respond to their survey.
For the next two years, the Carbon Trust is providing an attractive support package including a cost contribution of up to £10,000 to help small and medium sized companies identify energy saving opportunities and install energy efficient equipment.
The examination in public of the Winchester Local Plan Part 2 will take place from 12 July and last approximately two weeks. Detailed timetable attached.
Local experts will be answering questions on the best way to grow fruit and vegetables sustainably at Incredible Edible Winchester’s Gardeners' Question Time on 17 May at The Winchester Club, Highfield Lodge, Worthy Lane, Winchester SO23 7AB.
What's the aim?
The Campaign Against Climate Change is putting pressure on the government about their backtracking on climate change.