Bleak future for Winchester campaigners

Daily Echo: Bleak future for campaigners Bleak future for campaigners

THE future is uncertain for a long-running civic campaigning group in Winchester which meets tonight.

The Winchester City Residents’ Association will discuss whether to carry on or disband at its annual meeting.

In the past the association has played a role opposing controversial road schemes such as the inner ring road proposal in the 1970s, scrutinising developments such as the Brooks centre and Silver Hill and campaigning on issues such as traffic, health and the homeless.

Chairman John Thomas said: “We are in urgent need of new members. Membership is less than 100.

“It seems to be a general problem with associations,” said Mr Thomas, who replaced Alan Weeks after his death in 2010.

Among the current issues have been 2,000 homes at Barton Farm, Silver Hill redevelopment and the local plan.

The AGM will be at the Milner Hall in St Peter Street, at 7.30pm. It is open to all.

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