Green Winchester

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine is passionate about the 'green' agenda which drove him towards a career in politics from a very early age.

He has focused heavily on the issue since becoming Prospective MP for this constituency in late 2006; one of his first acts was to host a special screening of Al Gore's Oscar winning film An Inconvenient Truth at The Screen, Winchester.  

Steve says; "I am a pretty positive person and I happen to believe the massive challenge posed by climate change can be an even bigger opportunity if we approach it in the right way.  Moving to a low-carbon economy does not need to be all pain and it should not be about turning the clock back to some pre-industrial age.  If we wag our fingers at people in Winchester for living their lives we will get nowhere and we will lose the argument.  We need to work together and take every opportunity to change behaviour in an evolutionary way that will reduce our carbon footprint in line with locally agreed targets."

As well as supporting many of the progressive green policies of the current Government, Steve is determined to move our area towards a plastic free future and is working with exciting local organisations such as Final Straw Winchester led by local mum Michele Ingerslev. See details of our exclusive SILLY STRAW SATURDAY competition.

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Below you can see a huge amount of information from Steve's work in this area ...

News

The Winchester Post - Spring 2018

Full colour four-page newspaper delivered to homes across Winchester within Steve Brine's constituency during March 2018. This newspaper is produced by Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP, Steve Brine, and is a 100% positive publication.

Steve Brine welcomes strengthened animal welfare laws

Steve Brine has welcomed news that a new law will ensure animal abusers are jailed for up to 5 years and animal sentience is reflected in domestic law, under plans published by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove.

Action on ocean plastics

Steve Brine has warmly welcomed news that the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has pledged action to reduce plastic waste choking our oceans as he set out his ambition for the UK to lead the world in environmental protection.

Car club launched in city

Winchester City Council and Enterprise Car Club launched the city's new car club, for businesses and residents, on Friday 16th June at Winchester Guildhall.

Flood catch up with Environment Agency

Steve Brine met up with the local head of the Environment Agency in Winchester on Thursday 6th October to catch up on their work and discuss future plans.

New flood defence for Winchester

Flood defences in Winchester will be strengthened thanks to a £895,000 joint project by Hampshire County Council and partner organisations.