City Council welcomes Winchester's top billing

The City Council has welcomed Winchester’s top place in the Sunday Times' ‘Best Places to Live in Britain 2016’ (20 March).

Cllr Stephen Godfrey, the Leader of Winchester City Council, said: “I am delighted - and not surprised - that Winchester is the winner in the Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live in Britain 2016’.

“Winchester has a fabulous mix of history, culture, shopping, countryside and accessibility that adds up to a highly-prized quality of life. The Cathedral, the South Downs National Park, festivals such as the Hat Fair, celebrity-chef restaurants and picture-postcard villages are just a few of the area’s attractions.

“The City Council plays its part in helping to deliver and maintain this enviable status with an active and involved community shaping local decision-making. We are all proud of our beautiful and historic city and it’s good to know that from a national perspective, Winchester is the best.”