Winchester City Councillor Monthly Report


New website
WCC has a fab new look website which is much more user friendly, but it’s not quite right yet! There have been a few hitches so bear with us whilst it’s put right.

If you, for example, residents look at the Benefits section ( you will find guidance and forms all in one place and much easier to access. Of course, staff are still available to speak to if you need further guidance on this or any other area of responsibility.

Major Projects
The above link will take you to the page in the website to learn about the progress on major projects for WCC.

Autumn work: Grounds and Streetcare
WCC clean and sweep public highways in the district and arranges for grass verges and open spaces to be cut. We currently have 9 cuts per annum in most areas which has recently been increased to account for the longer growing period now experienced in southern England. The link above will provides more detail on Streetcare, 2017 Grass Cutting & Leaf Clearance Programmes, plus Local Litter Champions.

Winchester City Council successfully prosecutes
fly-tipping offenders
WINCHESTER City Council has demonstrated its zero tolerance approach to fly-tipping following another successful prosecution – maintaining its 100% success rate in bringing offenders to account. Please DO NOT TOUCH flytip but report to WCC on their website.

Just a thought
When it comes to Local Plan delivery … at some point new housing and open spaces will become available in Alresford & Itchen Valley communities

Hillier’s Haven comes to Abbotts Barton
A new green recreational space will soon open for local residents in Abbotts Barton, thanks to an investment by Winchester City Council to the tune of £100,000. The name “Hillier’s Haven” was suggested by local resident and Winchester Cub Scout after he won a competition to come up with a good name for the area.

The previously inaccessible site, which is adjacent to Hillier Way car park, will be developed into a natural recreational area for the enjoyment of local residents. It is an integral part of the housing development project in Hillier Way and will also be home to the new 6th Winchester Scout Hut. Hillier’s Haven will feature paths through the woodland, a meadow area with stone fire pits, bird and bat boxes, a sculpture trail, and interpretation boards showing a map of the area and details of the animals and plants you might come across.

New Winchester Sport & Leisure Park – Bar End
Now that the facility mix has been agreed: the major facilities being a hydrotherapy suite, 50m pool and 8 court sports hall, as well as a myriad of other offerings, a third phase of engagement will commence on 8 December 2017 and will run into early January 2018. Please make sure you take a look at the concept designs and provide your comments when the engagement goes live.

What can I comment on?
Winchester Movement Strategy
Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council are encouraging people to take part in a consultation which will improve how people travel in and around Winchester. Feedback will help shape a new Winchester Movement Strategy, which will focus on what is really important to residents, commuters and visitors, when it comes to travel.

The councils wish to hear people’s views on questions such as: how to achieve the right balance between different types of traffic, how best to support growth and economic vibrancy, improving air quality and any other issues which are important to residents.
The consultation starts on Monday 30 October, and runs until Friday 8 December.

Central Winchester Regeneration Project
Winchester City Council is consulting on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Central Winchester Regeneration Area (CWR area). The draft SPD will be considered by the Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 6 December when approval will be sought to start the formal consultation. You are welcome to attend this meeting. If agreed, the formal consultation will start on Monday 11 December with an exhibition at the Winchester Guildhall from 2pm until 9pm. You will be able to speak to the team on that day and give your comments then if you prefer.
You may make a comment at any time from 31 October and all comments made will be considered as part of the consultation process. Please ensure you submit your comments by 12 noon on 5 February 2018.

Wishing all our residents a joyful Christmas!

You can contact your City Councillors as follows
Cllr Kim Gottlieb –
Tel : 07795 494919
Cllr Lisa Griffiths –
Tel : 01962 738646 or 07545 375632
Cllr Ernie Jeffs –
Tel : 01962 734629 or 07887 536966

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