People from Winchester District are getting together over coffee and pastries to discuss perhaps the biggest taboo subject of our time: climate change. At the Climate Cafe in St Lawrence's parish hall, Colebrook Street on July 6 starting at 10am, Winchester residents have a chance to share their fears and hopes about the changing climate and look at ways they can make a difference.

The UK's festival of eco ideas, art and entertainment is back in the centre of Bristol from 15th to 23rd June. Join more than 40,000 visitors who will start early and stay late to enjoy two weekends of free family entertainment and nine days of inspiring talks, workshops, art, music, poetry, comedy and films.

Would you like to reduce energy usage at your community building?
How about looking at the possibility of generating your own power?

Regular meeting of the WinACC Transport Action Group.

Richard McMahon of Cambridge University Engineering Department presented his ideas on the potential of wind and wave power to be a central part of low carbon energy generation. Click on the attachment below to see the slides of his presentation.

 RHS Gold Medal winner to speak at climate change workshop on gardening

Chris Bird, lecturer in Horticulture at Sparsholt College who led a team of students to win a RHS Chelsea gold medal this year, will be leading a workshop organised by Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) on how we can plan and manage our gardens to cope with drought and flood.

  * Bike powered concert with folk band "Seize the Day"
  * Solar Powered screening of Short Films
  * Bike powered performance by percussion group "Junk "
  * Refreshments including bike powered smoothies
  * Stalls and information
Come along and pedal a bike to keep the show running!
Free admission  

Running order as follows

FREE joint WinACC / Friends of the Earth workshop - 3rd of series. A practical session on low-energy ways to heat your home and the Government's Renewable Heat Incentive that helps you pay for it. Learn the facts, and share experiences with other people who have done it or are thinking about what to do. Interactive, informative and fun. If you have specific questions you want answered, let us know by emailing

Members Meeting led by Trust Council members

Waste management in Hampshire, John Redmayne

Part of a number of talks that take place at the heritage centre.

Suggested donation of £2.50 per person. Tea and Coffee will be available. Space at the heritage centre is limited, so please arrive in good time to avoid disapointment.

Space will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

For more information please contact the secretary on 01962 851664 or email