January 2018

17 January 2018
The latest plans for the proposed Winchester Sport and Leisure Park at Bar End are open for consultation until Sunday 21 January.
 
WinACC's Built Environment and Transport Action Group is drafting a response that will focus on transport, especially the forecast impact on health from emissions that contribute to climate change and poor air quality. 
 
17 January 2018

It was great to see so many people at our stall at Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market & Ice Rink. We were raffling hampers of local produce to raise funds for WinACC. The hampers were filled with lots of interesting and tasty local, sustainable food.  We raised over £500 from sales of raffle tickets and got to chat to lots of lovely people.

15 January 2018

Highways England are consulting on changes to the M3 junction 9 at Winnall. They say that their proposed changes will minimise the impact on the environment - visit  Highways England website for more details.    

11 January 2018

‘THE BIG SWITCH OFF’ - Sunday 19 November 6-7pm

Thanks to everyone who participated.  We have been delighted by the level of participation across the community and the enthusiasm for working together.  We are hopeful that our collective effort has led to an observable reduction in demand at local substations.  We expect some feedback on this in early January.  We will update you as soon as we can. Let's maintain our impact as we continue to reduce our use during the peak 4-8pm period.

Thank you again.

 

December 2017

21 December 2017
With Office of Road and Rail statistics showing an 8.8% decline in train journeys in 2016/17, there is an urgent need to introduce new train journey opportunities. South Western Railway has been consulting on proposals for changes to its train timetable from December 2018. WinACC hopes that the proposed revisions will help to encourage more people to use trains to access Winchester.  However, while there are some welcome additions, WinACC is concerned that the changes could also do more to encourage commuters from Winchester to West London, Surrey and Sussex to travel by train.
6 December 2017

The Taking Cycling Seriously workshop was held on Thursday evening, 9 November at
the United Church in Winchester. It was supported by Bespoke Biking, City of Winchester Trust, Friends of the Earth, Winchester CTC, part of Cycling UK and Winchester Action on Climate Change.

November 2017

30 November 2017

Winchester City Council invited stakeholders, including WinACC, to a workshop on November 20th to discuss redevelopment of Winchester Station Approach.

Related imageStation Approach encompasses the busy railway station and the Council-owned Cattlemarket and Carfax sites. Apart from new commercial and residential uses, a key issue from the environment viewpoint is better access for pedestrians and cyclists.

28 November 2017

The latest proposals for the Bar End leisure centre can be read in a report to the City Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 20 November. 

The report says that the Council is looking at transport implications. WinACC has asked the Council for its research into the probable impact on transport emissions. The City Council Cabinet (Leisure Centre) will consider it on 7 December.

28 November 2017

Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council are working on an overall strategy for moving in and around Winchester town and the immediately surrounding area. See the WinACC response.

15 November 2017

WinACC replied to the House of Commons four Select Committees' consultation on air quality to say that the consultation paper set out the seriousness and urgency of the problem very clearly, but failed to set measures and a timetable to act.

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