People in Winchester who need advice will get an even better service following the launch of the Winchester Advice Charter. 

The Charter was launched at a Big Advice conference for advice-givers in Winchester District in June organised jointly by Citizens Advice Winchester District, Community First Winchester, and Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC). 

Each year, an estimated 40 to 50 people die early in Winchester from air pollution outside the home. At the Winchester Centre, Worthy Lane, at 7.30 on 12 July, local charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) and Winchester Friends of the Earth are holding a public meeting to consider how to make Winchester cleaner and safer. 

"This changes everything" is a conceptual album of original music on climate change released by Splendid Fred, The University of Winchester’s own record label.

Local experts will be answering questions on the best way to grow fruit and vegetables sustainably at Incredible Edible Winchester’s Gardeners' Question Time on 17 May at The Winchester Club, Highfield Lodge, Worthy Lane, Winchester SO23 7AB.

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.

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” .

The news release on the open meeting on climate justice is below. 

See also the presentation by Kiri from Oxfam, and our record of the ideas from the discussion that followed her talk.

Give yourself a Christmas or New Year present by saving up to £200 a year on your energy bills. The Big Energy Saving Network and Winchester City Council are supporting Winchester District residents to save energy, save money and stay warm this winter.

More than 200 people from Winchester District joined 700 hundred thousand people world-wide to show their commitment to tackling global warming on Sunday 29 November, the day before the opening of the crucial Paris Climate Conference, supported by Winchester City Council and the University of Winchester

On Friday 27 November, three young supporters of WinACC delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street signed by 750 local people, in support of a strong and binding world-wide plan to tackle disastrous global warming.