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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.

Hampshire County Council is looking to cut £140 million from its budget by April 2019.This is in addition to £340 million savings already delivered over the last nine years. The council’s “Serving Hampshire – Balancing the Budget” consultation presents all possible options for making savings but sets out high-level, strategic options onl

The results from a new report suggest that toxic air pollution is a problem in far more places than the government has admitted.

Winchester Councillors assured Chris Holloway of WinACC at the Cabinet meeting on 12 June that all parties backed the Council's commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of the proposed new leisure facilities to as close to zero as financially and technically feasible, in respect of the use of the whole site, its construction, running emissions and user travel emissions.

WinACC looked to all political parties to commit to Britain’s leadership role on climate change and spell out what that means in their 2017 election manifestos.

Katie McChesney of GoFossilFree.org writes:

Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth US, writes:

"Donald Trump has just announced that my country – the United States – will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. There’s no way to sugar coat the story. Trump is turning his back on the responsibilities of the US. And on the millions of people impacted by climate change.

Last week 70,000 Friends of the Earth supporters petitioned Barclays Bank to pull out of fracking. They’ve just heard that the chairman of Barclays has told shareholders that they are planning to pull their money out of Third Energy – the company that’s set its sights on fracking Yorkshire.

WinACC looks to all political parties to commit to Britain’s leadership role on climate change and spell out what that means in their election manifestos. Download the full document which is summarised below.

'Fossil Free Uk' reports:

"With political unrest around the world and climate impacts intensifying daily, now more than ever we need to stand up to protect our shared environment and be active in shaping a just society.

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National and global issues, and campaigns you might want to support. WinACC can't keep up-to-date with all that's happening - if you want to keep abreast of national and global politics on climate change, there are many websites and twitter accounts such as Climate Home, or the Friends of the Earth policy blog

Events

January 2018

The latest proposals for the bar End Leisure centre were published in late November. This public exhibition is your chance to view the latest plans and ask questions of those involved. These exhibitions will be attended by the project team, Strides Treglown, LA architects and Mace. The full list of public exhibitions with project team attendance are as below:

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The Sheila McKechnie Foundation supports campaigners. Their site is the best place to look for training courses and general guidance on campaigns. 

These short campaign documents from their Campaign Central archive are immensely useful (though some of the facts may be a little out-of-date):

People who are upset about something are more likely to write to their MP than people who are content about it. The result is that MP's postbags don't reflect the real balance of views in the population.