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

Big Pedal hits Merdon Junior School

Steve Brine visited Merdon Junior School in Chandler's Ford on Friday 27th April as he took part in the Big Pedal, the UK's largest cycling and scooting challenge, in a bid to raise awareness of the nation's air quality crisis.

Hampshire Chronicle column - Environmental zeal

Regular readers of my column will remember how, back in November, I made reference to the zeal with which Michael Gove has set about his work as Environment Secretary. I think it is fair to say in the time since he has not let up!  Read Steve's April 2018 column for the Hampshire Chronicle.

Future of agriculture consultation

Steve Brine has welcomed a consultation which he says is a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for landowners and farmers to shape the future of English farming and the environment to ensure we create more resilient habitats, richer wildlife, healthier rivers and cleaner water.

The Chandler's Ford Post - Spring 2018

Full colour four-page newspaper delivered to homes across Chandler's Ford, Hiltingbury and Millers Dale 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.

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.