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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Butterflies, Facebook groups and children's trails

 Dear neighbours


I hope you’re well and that any new community links you’ve made during lockdown are continuing to be helpful.  There are a few local things to update you about.


  1. The community group are working in collaboration with Winchester City Council and Wilder Hyde and Abbotts Barton to develop wild-flower areas around Abbotts Barton. We have launched a pilot project using the two grass areas in front of the garages on Chaundler Road. These areas will now only be cut once a year rather than 9 times to allow the existing wildflowers and grasses to grow, which will create an improved habitat for wildflowers, pollinators and small mammals. We hope to roll this out to other areas in the future. If you would like to get involved in the project please email wilderhab@gmail.com.


  1. After much thought, Jane and I have decided to stop running the Abbotts Barton Community Forum on Facebook.  When we started this group several years ago there was nothing similar around. Since then, sites such as nextdoor.co.uk have arrived and lots of smaller Facebook groups and WhatsApp groups have appeared within Abbotts Barton. The time we have available for running community group projects is very small so we want to focus on things that only we can do.  The good news is some local residents have set up a similar group. Search for 'Abbotts Barton & surrounding areas' on Facebook if you'd like to join.

Finally, if you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids, or burn off the lockdown pounds, please check out our local trail.  It has 13 photos for you to identify around Abbotts Barton.  We have great links to the countryside in Abbotts Barton, which people aren’t always aware of, so do have a look even if you don’t have time to do the trail.  The photos are a bit old now so there are slight changes (fences might be different colours etc.) but the places are still all recognisable.  (If anyone would like to take replacement photos as they go round and update the file for me I would be super-grateful!  Please email me and I’ll send the Word file.)


Do keep checking in with your neighbours and giving people plenty of space when walking around the estate.


Best wishes



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