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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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Winchester now has a car club - so now it's practical to get rid of the car, cut dangerous green house gas emissions by driving less, get healthier, feel virtuous and save a fortune! 

Works to Winchester bus station start at the beginning of July, to be completed by September. When the bus station reopens, buses will no longer use the High Street but travel through the bus station in a northerly direction along Friarsgate and/or Tanner St and Silver Hill and use the bus stops behind Marks & Spe

Winchester Councillors assured Chris Holloway of WinACC at the Cabinet meeting on 12 June that all parties backed the Council's commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of the proposed new leisure facilities to as close to zero as financially and technically feasible, in respect of the use of the whole site, its construction, running emissions and user travel emissions.

At the end of the meeting “Movement in Winchester: learning from Oxford” on 13 June 2017, people were asked for the most important lessons they would to take forward into discussions about how to make it easier and more pleasant to move round Winchester. These are their lessons: 

Traffic congestion was the biggest challenge identified by last year's conference Winchester: Thinking Ahead. The conference report said "Winchester will inevitably change – to manage it, we need to address movement – i.e. how people move about the city, including walking, cycling, public transport, traffic congestion as well as cars and other vehicles."

Coming events

July 2017

Traffic congestion was the biggest challenge identified by last year's conference Winchester: Thinking Ahead. As the conference report said, "Winchester will inevitably change – to manage it, we need to address movement – i.e. how people move about the city, including walking, cycling, public transport, traffic congestion as well as cars and other vehicles."

At the Hat Fair this year, WinACC will run our pollution poll to ask people what they want done about air pollution in Winchester. We ran this twice last year - see the findings.

The Transport Action Group aims to cut emissions from transport, especially the private car and flying. We lobby for better public transport, more attention to walking and cycling, and to reduce the adverse effects of traffic in the city. Contact transport@winacc.org.uk.

The Waste action group aims to promote the ethos of

  • Prevent
  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recycle
  • Recover
  • Dispose

For more information contact waste@winacc.org.uk.

Chaired by James Miller

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