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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If you want to receive news (approximately monthly) from the Community Group about Abbotts Barton, please enter your name and email address below:

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Did you know that you are entitled to request a meeting with your ward councillor? The St. Bartholomew ward councillors also hold two drop-in surgeries every month:

  1. on the first Wednesday of every month, 11 am to noon, at the Common Room, Simonds Court, Chaundler Road, Abbotts Barton
  2. on the first Thursday of every month, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Hyde Parish Hall, Hyde Street, Hyde

Winchester City Councillors can be found using the Winchester City Council website. Hampshire County Councillors are listed on Hantsweb. If there is something bothering you, you can email, phone or write to your Councillor.

City Councillors for St. Bartholomew Ward:
Councillor Dominic Hiscock
Councillor Rosemary Burns
Councillor Nicki Elks

Eastgate Councillor:
Councillor Fiona Mather - County Councillor at Winchester City Council

Note: the most important thing is to include your full address in an email or letter, so that the councillors know you live in their area of responsibility. If you are feeling slightly unsure, there also this tool to help you write a message: Write To Them.

Attend a Council Meeting

Any member of the Public can attend Council Meetings. You are entitled to ask questions; for more information on Public Participation please click here.

All Winchester City Council meetings are listed on the Winchester City Council website.