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Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) works to cut the carbon footprint of Winchester district. We are local residents, businesses and policy-makers, working together to tread more lightly on the planet. Together, we can create a better future.

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All Hampshire households are now being metered for the water we use, as well the gas we use to heat it up of course - thi

Double your donations to WinACC with Grow your Tenner. If you give £10 to WinACC using Local Giving, they match it with another £10. So we get double the money!

Public consultation on the Local Plan Part 2 – Development Management and Site Allocations (LPP2) will start on 24 October for a period of 6 weeks, closing on 5 December 2014.

Winchester Action on Climate Change now has a new Chair, following a well-attended AGM on Saturday 4 October. Tony Stoller CBE takes over from Councillor Roger Huxstep, who has led the organisation for the past two years and who remains a WinACC trustee.

The Government plans to change the law so that people cannot stop fracking firms drilling under our land and homes. WinACC is concerned about fracking because it releases more fossil fuel for us to burn, creating more greenhouse gas and adding to global warming. See our pages about shale gas and fracking.

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Coming events

November 2014

A talk by Polly Higgins, the lawyer developing the Ecocide Act - the Law to protect the planet.

The Eridicate Ecocide campaign is in its final year and it is imperative that everyone gets behind the cause, signs the petition, and generally makes a fuss about it, standing up to call for the law to be introduced. Whether this means writing to your local MP, MEP, newspapers or sharing the campaign widely, we have an opportunity to make a real difference, and now is the time to do it.

The Local Plan controls new housing and development. Winchester City Council plans to publish a draft of the Local Plan Part 2 in October, for consultation. It will be very close to the documents taken to the City Council meeting on 22 September.

This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss, feed back our views and question Steve Opacic, Winchester City Council Planner:

WinACC's name has come out of the hat to get the fees from stallholders at the Car Boot Sale on Sunday 30 November at the old Cattle Market on the corner of Worthy Lane and Andover Road, Winchester.
 
This is the last sale before Xmas, so help us make loads of money!
 
We'll have several WinACC stalls.  So please:
- Collect children's clothes and toys for the WinACC low carbon xmas stall.
- Have a good clear out of 2013 unwanted presents, to make room for 2014!

December 2014

Book now to secure your place with a £5 donation at Localgiving.com/winacc. The remaing £10 needs to be paid in cash or cheque on the night. 

Bring your friends and family. A great way to meet like-minded people.

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