Get involved and help make a difference to your community.

Press Release: 29/05/2007

Every organisation, agency or individual can do something extra to benefit their community - and no matter how small it might seem it all makes a difference.

On June 28-29 the Winchester District Strategic Partnership (WDSP) is holding an action planning event at Winchester Guildhall and wants to encourage as many people as possible to come along and commit to making a contribution.

The WDSP is made up of public, private and voluntary groups who are working together to improve the quality of life for those who live, work and visit the area. Together they have produced a community strategy which has five priorities.

They are:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Freedom from Fear
  • Economic Prosperity
  • High Quality Environment
  • Inclusive Society

The action planning event is essential in order to set things in motion and demonstrate how things will move forward. Over the day and a half there will be five workshops, various speakers and a 'market place' where organisations and partnerships can promote their projects, celebrate success or find new partners to work with.

The workshops will run over three sessions and it is not necessary for people to attend all of them.

The event has been organised by Winchester City Council, with funding provided by Hampshire County Council and a new regional project called Progress through Partnership.

Leader of Winchester City Council, and representative on the WDSP Board, Cllr George Beckett said "Now it the time to move from talk to action.  We have a vision for the District in place but we need everyone's help to achieve this.  The action planning event is an opportunity for people to make a contribution to this and to play a part in making sure Winchester District is a great place to live in the future"

Anyone interested is attending this event should contact Rita Hiney rhiney@winchester.gov.uk or 01962 848 100 or fill in our online form.  Everyone is welcome to attend, but please let us know if you want to come by June 15th so that we accommodate everyone.

Delegates should think about what they can do to contribute to the community strategy and what resources they would be willing to commit before they arrive at the event.

To find out more about the Winchester and District Strategic Partnership go to their brand new website www.wdsp.co.uk.