In its first six weeks of operation, the Community Cafe in Winchester has served 456 meals using food that would otherwise have gone to landfill, thrown away by local suppliers but still within 'sell by' date.

Winchester City Council is reviewing its Licensing Policy for taxis (technically "Hackney and Private Hire Vehicles, Drivers and Private Hire Operators" and welcome your comments by 2 March. You might want to suggest that taxis should produce as little greenhouse gas as possible.

Winchester City Council held a public consultation on its draft Air Quality Action Plan for the city centre. WinACC replied that the actions set out in the plan probably won't be enough to keep air pollution within legal limits by 2020.

A Winchester resident who is a volunteer at the WinACC office has set up a petition to Hampshire County Council "Put a green man crossing on Romsey Road where St James' Terrace and Clifton Terrace meet".
At this location a busy 'A' road crosses a busy pedestrian route between Winchester University and the town centre & rail station.

The Local Plan for the Winchester District (Part 2) has passed inspection. Local Plan Parts 1 and 2 together provide a strong planning policy for the District, setting out areas for growth and those to be protected, together with a comprehensive suite of policies to guide individual planning applications.

Almost 300 adults voted in the Pollution Poll in Winchester High St on busy shopping Saturday 26 November 2016. This was the second time WinACC had asked people to say what they would like Winchester City Council to do about air pollution, and the results are very similar to last time. 

Over 500 adults voted in the Pollution Poll in the Cathedral close on 2 October 2016. Everyone could vote for two choices out of eight possible ways to make the air cleaner in Winchester town centre - or they could vote for "Keep things as they are - pollution isn't a worry for me".

97% of over 1000 votes were in favour of doing something.

Many local people, including Councillors, are citicising "the mindless attitude towards pedestrians" in  the design of the new Winchester station double-decker car park.
 

Thank you for sending in your comments on the Winchester City Council proposed three-year Council Strategy for 2017-2020.

 WCC will take account of your comments and a final version will be presented to Cabinet and Full Council in February 2017 for approval.  

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