May 2017

29 May 2017

This June is Hampshire Clean Air Month. Events and activities are being planned across the county by local climate change campaigners under the heading Hampshire BREATHE. 

BREATHE posters and stickers are appearing in windows round the county to show the strength of popular support for better air, transport, health and environment. Local groups are adopting the slogan “Back BREATHE” with their own slant, such as “Our choir backs BREATHE”. 

29 May 2017

It's the UK's first ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June, to tell people about air pollution and take action to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

29 May 2017

Air pollution is putting our health and our environment at risk. The air quality in the UK is so bad that the costs to our society are on a par with those from smoking and obesity, according to the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (1).

The launch of National Clean Air Day will give local schools, hospitals, and communities across UK cities free access to the tools and the information needed to avoid and tackle air pollution in our local environment.

29 May 2017

Two linked public events to share ideas and test consensus on how to make it easier and more pleasant to move round Winchester town. Tuesday 13 June 7.30: Learning from Oxford; Saturday 1 July 10.30: Applying the lessons.

23 May 2017

“Make climate change an issue in the coming election” is the message to all local voters.

Tell politicians and canvassers that climate change is a key issue and that we want more action to tackle it. This means we want more renewable energy and we want cuts in overall energy use." title="<--break-->">

22 May 2017

As always, WinACC will have a stall at Oram's Arbour on Hat Fair - this year on Sunday 2 July. We 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.

22 May 2017

Winchester City Council and The University of Winchester have appointed two highly experienced national architectural practices to undertake design work for the new sport and leisure centre which forms part of the exciting new Winchester Sports Park at Bar End.

For more details, see Winchester CC press release.

22 May 2017

WinACC and Hampshire Climate Action Network have written to the Project Integra Committee urging them to support the implementation of mixed plastic and cartons recycling. Given that there is clearly strong appetite for it, it would result in a significant improvement in the county’s recycling rate and also provide a valuable reduction in carbon emissions.

19 May 2017

Winchester City Council increased central Winchester can parking charges on 1 May 2017. Below is the Council's press release setting out their reasons. WinACC  supports the aim of encouraging fewer people to drive in the city centre.

Winchester’s Parking Strategy

Winchester CC Press Release: 27/04/2017

Helping people to find the right parking for their visit and the needs of the environment and air quality are at the heart of Winchester’s Parking Strategy.

19 May 2017

Last week 70,000 Friends of the Earth supporters petitioned Barclays Bank to pull out of fracking. They’ve just heard that the chairman of Barclays has told shareholders that they are planning to pull their money out of Third Energy – the company that’s set its sights on fracking Yorkshire.

Can you take a minute to sign the petition and keep the pressure on the Barclays chairman to pull out of fracking?