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HCC Update July 2021

Waste Less

Applications for the Hampshire Waste Prevention Community Grant Fund are invited from now until 6 September 2021. The fund is open to community, neighbourhood, voluntary groups, parish, and town councils.  Applicants should discuss their ideas with the County Council’s Waste Prevention Team before applying – email   to arrange an informal discussion.  
Grants are available for community projects which will introduce a new waste prevention, reuse or repair service to the local area – to help build a network of waste prevention services across the county.
Full details of what can and cannot be funded, as well how to apply, are available online at:


Highways England M3 Junction 9 Project

Hampshire County Council will continue to liaise with Highways England about the important impact of diversion routes and the mitigation for residents on affected routes. Agreed mitigation measures on these diversion routes eg speed reduction measures, road surface and adherence to the correct diversions will be important for local residents.

Climate Change

Hampshire County Council’s Cabinet are proposing an additional £1.2m spend on internal climate change pilot projects with a strong educational focus. These include decarbonisation of fleet vehicles (switching to electric or vegetable oil), additional tree planning, landscape regeneration, expansion of LED and solar PV installations. Many of these will be public facing to include the Sir Harold Hillier’s Climate Change Frontier Garden, the climate positive carbon negative River Hamble Country Park, and the food waste station at Royal Victoria County Park.

Queen Elizabeth County Park

New Bike Base project will deliver a package of cycling improvements including: 

  • A mountain bike skills area will introduce riders to the different features and surfaces they will experience on the park trails.
  • A mini-wheels track 
  • A new ‘green’ cycle trail for mountain bikes

Cllr Jan Warwick
Hampshire County Councillor
Winchester Downlands

Changes to Household Waste Recycling Centre service and pedestrian trial agreed

After Covid-91 restrictions are relaxed on 19 July

  • you will still have to use the online booking system for visits to the Winchester Waste Recycling Centre
  • because the space between vehicles can be reduced, the number of slots can be increased
  • there will be a trial of pedestrian access to the recycling centre
  • the glass banks have been removed because facilities are widely available elsewhere (supermarket car parks for example) and because kerbside glass collection has been introduced.