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.

Big Lunch 2014
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 7 October 2015

Councillor's Surgery - October 2015

Sylke went to the local Wednesday surgery to speak to Dominic Hiscock, one of our ward councillors.

At the moment the City Council is mainly busy with the Leisure Centre project and the Station Approach scheme, but (subject to planning permission) the building of the new houses along Hillier Way might start in spring 2016.

As most of you will have noticed by now, since last Monday we have new double yellow lines in effect on Worthy Road to stop people from parking at the difficult area around Park Road. Winchester City Council published an emergency traffic regulation order for 18 months, which can be seen here on the Council's website. Note that the new double yellow lines will be experimental for a maximum of 18 months, so it might be worth emailing your support or objections within SIX months.

At some point before Christmas there will also be new double yellow lines at the top of Hyde Street around the junction with Swan Lane. These new restrictions will make it easier on evenings and during the weekends to get onto North Walls without having to negotiate around parked cars while there are cars coming down from Jewry Street on the other side of the big junction.

Volunteers are being sought for the Speedwatch project and a co-ordinator for a new Neighbourhood Watch group on the north eastern side of Worthy Road (see existing local groups and info). If you should be interested in helping out with any of these projects, please contact Dominic (contact details on the Council website).

Please see our events list for future councillor's surgery locations, dates and times!

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