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Tickets going fast for Winchester’s free heritage festival

The volunteer festival organisers have been delighted by the incredible response in the lead up to this year’s Winchester Heritage Open Days festival. Eleven events are fully booked, and others are almost fully booked! Local residents and visitors who have not yet had a chance to book still have plenty of events to choose from […]








Winchester Criterium and Cyclefest 2018

Winchester Criterium and CycleFest is back for its sixth year, bigger and even better for 2018 – supported again by headline sponsors Hargroves Cycles. The Criterium race, which will take place on Sunday 10 June, is widely regarded by riders and fans as the best of its kind. Taking place in the heart of the […]








Happy exploring in Hillier’s Haven, Abbots Barton

A new open space at Abbotts Barton, Hillier’s Haven, has now opened with paths through the woodland, a meadow area with stone fire pits, bird and bat boxes, and a sculpture trail. The site was opened on T22 March by the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr David McLean, and Wonky the Woodpecker and included a host […]








Winchester Science Centre to inspire young minds at Farnborough International Air Show

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is confirmed as an official public engagement partner for the forthcoming Farnborough International Airshow on Futures Day (20th July 2018) and during the public weekend (21st – 22nd July 2018). Dedicated to sparking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Winchester Science Centre welcomes over 170,000 visitors per […]








Winchester City Council Cabinet meetings take to the road

Every other Winchester City Council cabinet meeting will be held in a different location around the district for the rest of the municipal year, which runs until May. This decision was recently taken by cabinet to reflect the diversity and geographic scope of the district, which covers a wide area of central Hampshire spanning 24 […]








Plan for Central Winchester Regeneration gets broad approval from public meeting

The plan for the regeneration of central Winchester received broad support when a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the area was presented to Winchester City Council’s Informal Policy Group (IPG) and over 100 members of the public. The plan will ensure future development in the area is coordinated and includes an extensive urban design […]








All Our Stories – Heritage Open Days 2017, Winchester

Every year, over four days in early September, thousands of cultural sites and historic buildings in England open their doors for free and invite the general public in. Many of these buildings normally charge whilst others are rarely open to the general public, so these four days are a unique opportunity to peek inside and […]








Consultation begins for Winchester Sport and Leisure Park at Bar End

In the first meeting of a new Cabinet Committee leading on the Sport & Leisure Park project at Bar End, it was announced that architects appointed by Winchester City Council were commencing a stage of public consultation to develop an Urban Design Framework for the area. Five public ‘drop in’ sessions will take place from […]








Volunteers needed following Winchester Health Walk success

Following the success of their health walk programme, Winchester City Council is looking for volunteer leaders to help deliver a programme of regular short walks across the district. The walks aim to encourage more people to lead an active lifestyle and enjoy the many benefits that walking brings. There are currently 7 walks taking place […]








The Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards 2016/17

The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Jane Rutter, has announced the launch of the Winchester District Community Awards for 2016/17. Now a firm fixture in the city’s diary, the Mayor’s Awards recognise and celebrate the organisations and individuals who give outstanding service to the people and places of the Winchester District. Cllr Rutter said: “The aim […]