April 2016

30 April 2016

On 5 May 2016, Winchester City Council (WCC) elections cover all Council seats in every ward. This is because the number of wards and councillors is being cut, and many ward boundaries have been changed.

We thought you would want to know what candidates will do about climate change and related matters such as energy.

29 April 2016

The Mayor of Winchester Cllr Angela Clear presented prizes to six winners of the Re:Design Challenge at the Re:Design Exhibition on Monday 25 April. The exhibition at the Tourist Information Centre was an showcase of all of items that were entered into Re:Design challenge bringing the Great Waste year to an exciting close.

25 April 2016

2014 and 2015 were the hottest years since records began in 1850. February 2016 had the highest monthly temperature anomaly ever seen relative to the average from 1951-1980 and broke the record set by the previous month.These startling observations caused scientists to take a new look at the 15-year, so-called hiatus in global warming that appears to have started in 1998.

25 April 2016

An all-party Parliamentary group has been set up to look at whether economic growth is always a good thing or whether there are environmental and social limits beyond which further growth is too risky. Find out more

25 April 2016

An amusing video about Hinkley Point C nuclear power station focussing on the economic case by Robert Llewellyn who supports nuclear power, just not Hinkley Point C

21 April 2016

The entries in the Winchester Station Approach Design Competition will be on display in Winchester Guildhall for a week starting 9 May, including the competition winner’s.

21 April 2016

Sparsholt College's planning application was rejected 7 votes to 1 at the Winchester City Council Planning Committee on Thursday 21 April, even though the Planning Department recommended approval.

17 April 2016

WinACC will be given the profits from the sales of "This changes everything", a conceptual album of original music on climate change, to be released on 3 June by Splendid Fred, The University of Winchester’s own record label. Please buy it when it's released - available on iTunes.

15 April 2016

The Re:Design exhibition at Winchester Guildhall from 26 to 30 April is an exciting showcase of useful and attractive items for home or work, all made from resources that are usually thrown away. Children and people of all ages made the items on display as entries for The Great Waste Re:Design challenge “making waste into something wonderful” .

Dresses made by students from local colleges and schools at the Re:Design launch will also be on shown, including the winning dress from Kings School. 

13 April 2016

Tell the politicians that climate change is a key issue for you in the elections. Ask them: What will you do to cut the carbon footprint of the district and make our energy renewable?

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