June 2017

22 June 2017

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! 

21 June 2017

Winchester City Council is consulting on waste, ending 14 July. 

The WCC website says:
"East Hampshire District Council and Winchester City Council are making decisions about the future of its environmental services. These include waste and recycling, street cleansing, grounds maintenance and public toilets in the two areas.

The current Joint Environmental Service Contract, provided by Biffa and Idverde, will expire in October 2019 .

21 June 2017
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 & Spencer.
21 June 2017

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. Please mention this - especially the need for low carbon travel - in the consultation.

21 June 2017
Tom Brenan is to be WinACC's new executive director, taking over from Chris Holloway. 
16 June 2017

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: 

16 June 2017

As usual, 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.

16 June 2017

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."

Over 100 people crowded into Winchester Discovery centre on Tuesday 13 June to learn about what we can learn from experiences in Oxford and elsewhere.

16 June 2017

WinACC response to the inadequate Government draft Air Quality Plan "Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities: A consultation".

16 June 2017

The government finally published its draft Air Quality Plan on 5 May. Friends of the Earth (FoE) say:

"This should have been a Plan that helped people out of dirty diesels in to clean vehicles and cheaper, better, public transport.  Unfortunately for us all – it wasn’t. Far from it."

So, FoE have launched a week-long action on air quality, aimed at showing MPs that more needs to be done to tackle air pollution.

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