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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Just in case you were wondering how far Abbotts Barton actually extends, here is a map that is used on the Neighbourhood Statistics website:

The big yellow line coming from the top is Worthy Road. It's also easy to spot Park Road leading to the left over the railway line.

This map is does not 'exactly' show where Abbotts Barton starts and ends as it was produced for the purpose of getting census data from groups of similar sized populations so they do not necessarily reflect an area that ‘works’ as a neighbourhood. It actually seems nobody can make a definitive decision as to where Abbotts Barton starts and ends as the City Council doesn't seem to assign definite borders.

Some of the borders on this map are indeed a bit surprising, especially the inclusions of a) a few properties that everybody local would count as belonging to Hyde, and b) of a few houses to the west of the train line. Northlands Drive is not included even though many might think it should be.

If you would like to find our more about our area (Winchester 003D), then the Neighbourhood Statistics website is a useful tool.

However, for the purposes of the Community Group we had to decide what our area of interest for Abbotts Barton is and the map below reflects this much better:

Area of interest for Abbotts Barton Community Group
(Produced by Winchester City Council under licence)

Here you can see that the western border is aligned with the train track, the southern border includes Northland Drive (but not Lankhills Road) and continues through Edington Road to cut across the allotments. The northern border includes the buildings at Colley Close and Courtney Road to the west of Worthy Road, and (not marked on the map) the Abbotts Walk development to the east of it. The western border is mostly along the river but goes beyond it to include (what is locally often referred to as) the 'air cadet site', the football club, and the little road that leads to the Hyde recreation grounds.