WinACC remains concerned about three ways in which the development is not climate-friendly:
- too many parking places;
- inadequate facilities for people using the buses;
- a public realm which isn't convivial
Here is WinACC's formal objection to the planning application.
Winchester City Council special Cabinet meeting on 22 September 2014 on the draft Local Plan, an important document which will set the framework for building and development across the District for year to come. Find out more from the Council's own website
We have UK, European and global targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the proportion of the energy we use that comes from renewable sources. WinACC has developed plans to show how we in Winchester District could do our fair share. This isn't a blue-print. If you don't like our suggestions about how to hit the targets, come and argue for something else - provided that it adds up to our fair share!
Only half of plastic bottles in Britain and France are recycled despite good intentions. Creativity is needed to change habits.
WinACC Food Group (aka Incredible Edible Winchester) has been nominated for a Lloyds Bank community award of up to £3000. Please vote for us before 10 October by doing the following:
RenewableUK says new data shows that August was an exceptional month for wind energy, with new records set and generation levels exceeding both nuclear and coal, according to official National Grid statistics.
Many pension providers have big investments in fossil fuel projects, which is bad for the planet and risky for our pensions too. Christian Aid and ShareAction have launched a campaign to address this issue.
In September 2014, Bespoke Biking launches Winchester's Community Bike Hub at The YMCA Café at St John's House, The Broadway, Winchester. The hub will be a one stop shop for information, training, led rides, a place to hire a bike or trailer, get your bike serviced or repaired – and grab a great coffee too.
The hub will be run by Bespoke Biking which was started in 2013 as a social enterprise for all things cyclingin Winchester, and is supported by Winchester City Council, YMCA, Sport Relief, Hampshire County Council, South Downs National Park and British Cycling.
WinACC members can nominate themselves or others to be trustees, to fill vacancies on our Board.
Please download and return (by email or on paper) the forms below to tell us the name of the person you want to nominate, their agreement to being nominated, a brief (200 word) description of what they offer, and their contact details to email@example.com by midnight on 28 September 2014.