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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Abbotts Barton Community Group was founded by a small group of local residents in February 2013 after a set-off-meeting with the Winchester Council Community Planning Manager. Apart from making active use of the local notice board, we quickly set up this website and took to Facebook and Twitter to make the group better known within the community and also to inform as best as possible about projects going on in Winchester and Hampshire that affect residents.

The Notice Board!
To get local people involved and to meet each other, we organised the annual Big Lunch events and monthly community picnics during the warmer months of the year.

So far we were only an informal group that mostly existed virtually via the website and social media outlets. However, in May 2014 we had a meeting with some interested residents who elected a chair, treasurer and secretary so that we could go formal and set up a constitution. During 2014 we actively encouraged residents to become members and at the date of writing (29 January 2015), we have 70 people on our membership list. Our Facebook page attracted 104 likers, the forum has 77 members and on Twitter we have 142 followers (of course there is some overlap).

If you should be interested to become a member please see the Membership page!