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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 […]

Winchester ‘Rain Jane’ trail makes a splash for Jane Austen bicentenary

An innovative new trail to raise awareness of a programme of events across Hampshire to mark the 200th anniversary of local author Jane Austen has been commissioned by Winchester City Council and sponsored by Winchester College and the Jane Austen Society of North America. The trail, the brainchild of AR Design Studio in Little Minster […]

Winchester invites public art proposals

Artists, designers and creative professionals are being invited to make a new piece of public art for the heart of Winchester. Expressions of interest in creating and installing a work of public art next to the Casson Block on St George’s Street are being sought by Winchester City Council. The specification, with a contract value […]

Celebrating The South Downs Through Poetry

The chalk landscape of the South Downs has a special place in this year’s Winchester Poetry Festival (October 7-9 2016). Seven poets whose lives and imaginations have been shaped by this area of outstanding natural beauty have been commissioned to create new work, which will be celebrated in a special event and a new anthology […]

Davis Cup Trophy Tour to visit Winchester

The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will officially arrive in Winchester this month as part of a national Trophy Tour of Great Britain. Following Great Britain’s historic win against Belgium in the 2015 Davis Cup Final, when Team GB hoisted the trophy for the first time in 79 years, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) wanted […]

Major New Poetry Prize Beats Predictions

A new poetry prize, launched this year as part of Winchester Poetry Festival, has attracted just under 1,500 entries from over 640 poets – a response which has far exceeded organisers’ expectations. Winchester Poetry Festival chair Stephen Boyce said: “Our aim is to promote and foster exciting new talent with this open, international Competition and […]

Chief Executive to leave Winchester City Council

Simon Eden has announced that he is leaving his role as Chief Executive of Winchester City Council after 13 years. The announcement was made after the City Council’s Cabinet meeting (Wednesday 8 June 2016). Cllr Stephen Godfrey, the Leader of Winchester City Council, said: “Simon Eden has announced his departure from Winchester City Council and […]