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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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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

News Roundup - Merry Christmas

17 December! How did we get here? Only another 7 doors to open on our advent calendars!


It might be slightly early for some and not everybody might be celebrating the same way or even at all at this time of the year but whatever you do, as my time is sparse, let me post this already:


May the new year bring you lots of happiness and most importantly good health!

Many of you will have received our winter themed fridge magnets by now, I hope you like them as much as we do:


There was a lot happening over the last months in Winchester. I hope that you took the time to comment on the Draft Local Plan 2 and also on the Silver Hill plans. Now we need to wait and see what happens to all of these.

None of the Abbotts Barton Community Group management group made it to the December Councillor's Surgery, so there are no updates from us at the moment. The next surgery will be on 8 January 2015 (the second Thursday for once), starting at 7:30pm in the Hyde Parish hall. As always, if there is anything you would like us to bring up, let us know. You can either speak to Lynne, Jane, or myself or let us know via the Contact tab on this website.

You might have noticed that over the last months I didn't include many news items into our New Roundups, as they were too far apart and news weren't so new any more by the time I got round to writing them down. If you are interested to find out what's going on on a regular basis but don't want to go and search for the relevant items yourself, please do one (or all) of the following:

  • Like our Facebook community group page and join our forum.
  • Follow us on Twitter.
  • Alternatively, come back to our website often and look at the Twitter feed in the right column. (If you are a mobile user make sure to switch of the mobile view to do so, you can do that at the bottom of the page.)

Have a lovely festive break!

All the best,
Sylke