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Anti-social behaviour, wilder grass verges and bike lanes

Hi everyone

I hope you’re all well.  A big thank you to the volunteers who are picking up prescriptions and shopping for those unable to get out. Every house in the area should have had a note through the door with contact details for a volunteer who can help.  If you know of anyone in Abbotts Barton who needs support do contact our volunteer co-ordinator, Kate, on 07342 742553 or on info@abbottsbarton.org.uk.

Sadly, there have been issues of anti-social behaviour in Abbotts Barton, particularly around Hillier’s Haven.  A local resident has arranged for Hampshire Chronicle to write about the problems.  If you would like to show your concern please come to the fire-pits on Hillier’s Haven at 3:30pm tomorrow (Saturday 4th July) for a photograph.  If you experience anti-social behaviour you can report it to the police here https://www.police.uk/pu/contact-the-police/report-a-crime-incident/ or by phoning 101.  It’s also worth contacting Winchester City Council via their app, online on https://www.winchester.gov.uk/report or by emailing Davina from the Neighbourhood Services Team.  Davina is working on the issues in Abbotts Barton, her email address is copied into this message along with our Local Councillors.  

During lockdown, a number of residents were enjoying the wild flowers and wildlife on the uncut grass verges.  There seemed to be wide support on the Facebook group (Abbotts Barton Community Forum) for leaving some of the spaces uncut.  Myself and Sarah from Wilder Hyde and Abbotts Barton are meeting with the City Council on 15th July to discuss how this could be done.  If you have a grassy area next to where you would live that you would like to see left uncut, please check your neighbours about the idea and get in touch. I can then bring it up at the meeting.   If you are happy to help maintain wildflower areas around Abbotts Barton, please also get in touch. We are thinking initially about the area around the Chaundler Road noticeboard and the raised patch of grass on the corner of Austen Close and Chaundler Road.

Finally, if you’d like to have your say about improvements the Council can make to pedestrian and cycle routes coming out of lockdown, the link is here https://hantscovidtravelmap.commonplace.is/?fbclid=IwAR0KWBggiE44SjBpUnWezQikcNrvE6RHz-uRxXJWZwiBoKo2HTiYDfxjugo

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