Community plans published in Kings Worthy and Winnall

Press Release: 18/07/2012

Community Plans

Two more of Winchester’s communities have published their community plans and in doing so are taking greater control over their futures.

Kings Worthy Parish Plan was launched earlier this year after more than three years of hard work by local residents. It highlights the importance that residents place on the rural surrounds of Kings Worthy, the natural environment and the safe feel of the area. It also identifies concerns about roads and public transport and a desire to see new and improved facilities for local people.

Winnall Community Plan was published in April this year, following approval from the Winnall Forum. Consultation with local people included discussion with businesses on the Industrial Estate, an arts consultation project at Winnall Primary School, a fish and chip lunch and information day for older people and an open day at KAYAC for young people in the area. The final list of 50 actions was presented to the Winnall community at their ‘Winnall Gold’ celebration in July 2011 to help prioritise each of the actions, with the number one priority to lobby for improvements on and around junction 9 of the M3. Other top priorities included allotments or growing spaces, improved lighting, restrictions on heavy vehicles and places for young people to meet.

Residents and organisations in both areas will now work together to address the issues that have been identified. The findings in the Plans will also help to inform the way that the City Council and other agencies operate in those areas.

Kings Worthy and Winnall are the twelfth and thirteenth communities in Winchester District to publish their own community plans and all thirteen can be viewed on Winchester City Council’s website. A number of others are actively working on a Plan for their area, so to find out more about community-led planning or to discuss starting a plan for your area, contact Steve Lincoln the Community Planning Manager at slincoln@winchester.gov.uk or 01962 848 110.