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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Here are materials from a set-off meeting with Steve Lincoln (WCC Community Planning Manager) in February 2013 to help us with forming a Community Group. We found the last two items especially interesting.
  • The first two documents provide an introduction to "community-led planning" (an approach supported by WCC in communities all across Winchester District). They set out the general process that is recommended for producing a community plan, although this can always be adapted to suit local circumstances. The second document of these is a checklist.
  • A basic profile of the area, which has been prepared by the Council in 2012 and provides a snapshot of the population, facilities, services, groups and activities. This has been seen by the ward councillors to give them local knowledge - but will be useful for the group in making sure we have a good idea of the community and to think about how we make the group and any plans as representative as possible. If you are interested in more numbers about our area, they have come from this site: Neighbourhood Statistics (run by ONS - Office for National Statistics).
  • A summary of the findings from the first consultation event that WCC ran in the marquee in October 2012 - a useful reminder/starting point of some of the current issues.