This website has been created for the residents of Abbotts Barton and surrounding areas so that you can keep up to-date with what's going on.

Apart from news you can find information about events, campaigns, and how to contact councillors.

Abbotts Barton Community Group is a community association which serves the people of Abbotts Barton and aims to act as a community anchor organisation. The main areas of work for the Group are:
  • ☐ To enable residents to find out how we can make where we live even better and do something about it.
  • ☐ To run events and activities for the benefit of inhabitants of Abbotts Barton.
  • ☐ To strengthen community participation.

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We always welcome people to join us, it's easy and free and there is no obligation to do anything! Please see our Membership page for more info!

If you should be interested in helping out at events, as a street champion, or as a Councillor's Surgery visitor, please don't hesitate to get in touch! Also let us know if you have some ideas for events or skills that could be useful (e.g. face painting at the picnics)! Read more about how you can help on our Get Involved page!

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Thursday 6 June 2013

Councillor's Surgery visit

Today, Jane, Lynne and I went to the St. Bartholomew Councillor's Surgery (first Thursday of every month, 7:30-8:30pm at Hyde Parish Hall) to find out how things are progressing in Abbotts Barton. Here are a few short notes from our conversation with Jim Maynard and Dominic Hiscock:

Parking restrictions

The agreed restrictions (see Parking page) are due to become active very soon, possibly even already sometime in July. However, first street signs will have to go up and line markings on the roads will have to be done. Also a four week notice will have to be given for people to get their parking licenses.

Council house development

Please see the update on the Save The Parks site.

Football Club

The Football Club wants to update its facilities to allow for better running of the place and to attract more people. This could mean that there might be space for our community to be used (meeting room and possibly other purposes). Winchester City Council is working with the Club at the moment to make plans. Is there  anything you want? If you have any ideas please forward them to your councillors and we would be interested to hear them as well (please use the comments section below).

A crossing for Worthy Road

The Abbotts Walk development had to pay some money under section 106 towards highway funding. The idea is to use it for a proper crossing on Worthy Road near the Stoke Road bus stop.

20mph speed limit

The 20mph speed limit is going to be rolled out all over Winchester. The first areas to get this implemented are Stanmore and Highcliffe, then there will be most likely a year before this is rolled out to other areas of Winchester.

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