It's now even easier to find out What's On in Winchester

Press Release: 18/06/2007

Front cover of What's On

From the end of June it will be easier than ever to find out about the many fun and exciting events taking place in Winchester and the surrounding towns and villages.

Winchester City Council's popular listings publication What's On is transforming itself into a new pull-out section of Perspectives, the Council's magazine for residents of the Winchester District.

If you would like to know when the farmers' market is returning to Winchester or when Hat Fair's vibrancy will once again fill the streets, or when the annual opportunity to visit buildings for free - Winchester Open Weekend - is on, keep hold of your copy of Perspectives when it lands on your doormat in the coming days because it will contain all this and much more. Eight pages packed with information about events from the end of June to the end of October are included for free.

Winchester City Council's tourism service has produced the printed What's On in Winchester for many years, recognising the need to provide residents, as well as visitors, with a means of finding out about the many events in which they may be interested.

Winchester City Council's Special Events Officer, Elaine Robbins, said: "We know that demand for What's On exceeds supply but we didn't simply want to spend more and more money on an ever-increasing print-run. Combining What's On with Perspectives not only cuts costs but also ensures that every household in the Winchester district will receive a copy."

Elaine is keen to hear residents' and visitors' views on the new format, so if you have any comments for improvement please contact her by telephone on 01962 848 361 or email erobbins@winchester.gov.uk.

Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Economy and Tourism, Cllr George Beckett, added: "As a Council we are committed to finding more cost-effective and efficient ways of working, and the changes we are making to What's On are a good example of this. Local residents will be the main beneficiaries as they are now guaranteed to receive information which will help them make the most of events and activities on their own doorstep."

But visitors will not miss out on essential information as extra copies of the What's On section will be available from Winchester Tourist Information Centre, many of Winchester's caf├ęs and pubs, and some of the district's tourist attractions.

Another way to keep up to date with event information is by visiting the council's online events calendar at www.winchester.gov.uk/events. This is updated regularly and includes details of future events not available in the printed What's On.

It is searchable by date or event type, so whether you are looking for guided walks or visiting on a particular day, the events calendar will provide an instant solution.

If you have an event you wish to promote, provided it is taking place within the Winchester district, why not take advantage of this free service and email details to events@winchester.gov.uk.  All submissions will be considered for inclusion, including any accompanying images.

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For further information about the What's On publication or the online events calendar contact Elaine Robbins, Special Events Officer, Winchester City Council, on 01962 848 361 or email erobbins@winchester.go.uk

Perspectives is produced by Winchester City Council's Corporate Communications department three times a year and is distributed to every household in the district, with a print run of 47,500. For further information contact: Corporate Communications, Winchester City Council, on 01962 848 504 or email communications@winchester.gov.uk

To read Perspectives as a pdf click here