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District Councillors Report November 2017

Compton & Shawford logo - District Councillors ReportCompton and Shawford Parish Council

PO Box 565, Winchester,
Hampshire SO23 3HG
Phone:01962 600198

Compton and Shawford Parish Council

7.30pm Tuesday 7 November 2017
in the Compton Room, Shawford Village Hall.

PC Meeting 7 November 2017

District Councillors Report

Central Winchester Regeneration

The plan for the regeneration of central Winchester received broad support when a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the area was presented to Winchester City Council’s Informal Policy Group (IPG) and over 100 members of the public.

The plan includes an extensive urban design framework that supports the creation of a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly quarter. It also sets out the public realm requirements and recommendations for nine distinct areas including the Broadway, Friarsgate and the Antiques Market. Residents will have the opportunity to find out more about the plans and give their initial feedback at a drop-in event at Guildhall Winchester on Tuesday 14 November between 4pm and 8pm.

The draft plan (which will need to be reviewed by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee before being approved by Cabinet on 6 December) is set to go out for public consultation from Monday 11 December until 5 February 2018.

For more details, a copy of the initial draft SPD, and a chance to give feedback on the draft SPD before the formal consultation starts, go to www.winchester.gov.uk/projects/5744/central-winchester-regeneration

Autumn Leaves

The autumn leaf clearance programme for 2017 is currently underway and has started a week earlier than originally scheduled due to heavy leaf fall. This programme covers a number of priority roads across the district where there have been significant problems with the accumulation of leaves in previous seasons. All other roads in the district will be covered by normal road sweeping schedules with differing frequencies depending upon the location.

Officers will be carrying out checks of leaf clearance works but if you have any particular concerns regarding leaf fall in your area during November and December then please call the Customer Service Centre on 0300 300 0013 or report the problem online.

2017-2018 Refuse Collection Calendars

The refuse collection calendars are now with Biffa and will be distributed to households across the District over the coming days. You can also check your bin collection dates online at www.winchester.gov.uk/bins

Event: Taking Cycling Seriously

Thursday 9th November 7-9pm United Reform Church, Jewry Street. A public event to discuss how to make Winchester a more cycling-friendly city. Winchester is a compact city, making cycling ideal for shorter journeys.

Cycling provides independence, does not cause air pollution or create greenhouse gases, helps to reduce traffic congestion and is good for your health. The workshop organisers want cycling to be actively encouraged in Winchester.

Cllrs Bell, Laming and Warwick 11/2017