The Home Energy Advice team have been busy this autumn, going out and about giving support and help on how to reduce energy bills and the amount of energy used around homes. 

We have put together three case studies to show what can be done to make homes warmer and keep costs down. On average after a free visit from our energy adviser, people saved £215 per year on their bills. 

Hampshire Climate Action Network met on  29 October 2016 - see notes.

The next meeting will be Sat 6 May 2017 in Winchester. If you want to come, email

Your donation up to £10 to WinACC will be doubled if you give through Local Giving. Standing Orders will be doubled for the first three months. Please act quickly before the funding runs out!

The Journey Hampshire workplaces project is working with businesses across Hampshire trying to get them traveling more sustainably. There are lots of ways they do this and many are specifically tailored to the organisation. Free service available to March 2017.

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.

Winchester City Council has been asked to play a more active role in ‘sustainable’ food at a specially convened meeting of local organisations.

The award winning National Union of Students Green Impact scheme widely used in Colleges and Universities to drive action on sustainability both on and off campus is for the first time being provided by a local authority for use by businesses in Winchester.

Winchester Action on Climate Change elected Bob Whitmarsh and Liz Harris as new trustees at the AGM on the 1st October.

Winchester City Council Planning Committee approved the application from Sparsholt College by eight votes to one on 13 October 2016.

This ground-breaking scheme which will train farmers for the future, help local farmers financially, and help Winchester District do our share to meet national renewable energy targets. At the moment, we lag far behind what we should be doing.

Winchester Council Planning Committee approved the revised Planning Application for the Hampshire Renewable Energy Demonstration Centre and Green Gas Mill on 13 October.