January 2018

18 January 2018

See WinACC's Built Environment and Transport Action Group response to the latest plans for the proposed Winchester Sport and Leisure Park at Bar End.

17 January 2018

It was great to see so many people at our stall at Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market & Ice Rink. We were raffling hampers of local produce to raise funds for WinACC. The hampers were filled with lots of interesting and tasty local, sustainable food.  We raised over £500 from sales of raffle tickets and got to chat to lots of lovely people.

15 January 2018

Highways England are consulting on changes to the M3 junction 9 at Winnall. They say that their proposed changes will minimise the impact on the environment - visit  Highways England website for more details.    

11 January 2018

‘THE BIG SWITCH OFF’ - Sunday 19 November 6-7pm

Thanks to everyone who participated.  We have been delighted by the level of participation across the community and the enthusiasm for working together.  We are hopeful that our collective effort has led to an observable reduction in demand at local substations.  We expect some feedback on this in early January.  We will update you as soon as we can. Let's maintain our impact as we continue to reduce our use during the peak 4-8pm period.

Thank you again.


December 2017

21 December 2017
With Office of Road and Rail statistics showing an 8.8% decline in train journeys in 2016/17, there is an urgent need to introduce new train journey opportunities. South Western Railway has been consulting on proposals for changes to its train timetable from December 2018. WinACC hopes that the proposed revisions will help to encourage more people to use trains to access Winchester.  However, while there are some welcome additions, WinACC is concerned that the changes could also do more to encourage commuters from Winchester to West London, Surrey and Sussex to travel by train.
6 December 2017

The Taking Cycling Seriously workshop was held on Thursday evening, 9 November at
the United Church in Winchester. It was supported by Bespoke Biking, City of Winchester Trust, Friends of the Earth, Winchester CTC, part of Cycling UK and Winchester Action on Climate Change.

November 2017

30 November 2017

Winchester City Council invited stakeholders, including WinACC, to a workshop on November 20th to discuss redevelopment of Winchester Station Approach.

Related imageStation Approach encompasses the busy railway station and the Council-owned Cattlemarket and Carfax sites. Apart from new commercial and residential uses, a key issue from the environment viewpoint is better access for pedestrians and cyclists.

28 November 2017

Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council are working on an overall strategy for moving in and around Winchester town and the immediately surrounding area. See the WinACC response.

15 November 2017

WinACC replied to the House of Commons four Select Committees' consultation on air quality to say that the consultation paper set out the seriousness and urgency of the problem very clearly, but failed to set measures and a timetable to act.

11 November 2017

About a hundred people agreed to build a stronger voice for cyclists locally as they shared ideas about how to make cycling safer and easier in Winchester at a packed meeting on 9 November 2017.

After hearing about the consultation by Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council on a “once-in-a-life-time” Movement Strategy for the city and surrounding area, many present vowed to respond with their ideas for change.