Dates for the calendar
Just a quick reminder that the next Councillor's Surgery is not long to go: Thursday 1 August, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, at Hyde Parish Hall.
We are also trying to use our park the best we can before it's full with houses, therefore the Abbotts Barton Community group has the next Picnic & Play event lined up for 11 August! Let's hope for good weather (we are back to normal obviously).
In the Media - July so far
20/07/13: Hampshire Chronicle says Civic chiefs will mitigate lost open spaces but quotes Cllr Tait saying "there will be occasions where the council will consider the loss of open space in favour of the housing". We say: build on the brownfield sites first!
11/07/13, HC (paper edition only): Hundreds sign petition to save green space
07/07/13, DE: 500 sign up to save precious green space at Abbots Barton near Winchester
Other housing related news:
22/07/13, HC: Scouts in plea for more Barton Farm facilities - wouldn't it be nice to have something like that on the land near the Cadet building, possibly combined with a community facility. One can dream!
25/07/13, HC: Concerns over proposed housing development in north Winchester
18/07/13, HC: Winchester is left half a million pounds in will
15/07/13, DE: Developers put Littleton housing plan up for consultation12/07/13, HC: Big interest from developers in Hampshire Police HQ in Winchester
11/07/13, HC: Landowner proposes housing in Winchester green gap
03/07/13, HC: Future of Stanmore's New Queen's Head to be examined by council survey
02/07/13, HC: Winchester's new council homes project on track, officers insist
All of these article links (and many more) can also be found on our Media tab.
Please don't forget to write to the Winchester City Councillors to urge them
to NOT build on the Abbotts Barton parks!
(Photo taken by one of our neighbours at Octavia's Orchard, see http://www.what-if.info/.)