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Droxford Village Community Winchester Council News


If you’re a rural business, not-for-profit or community group in the district, you could apply for our next round of Rural England Prosperity funding - opening 10 March!

You could use it to buy equipment or make improvements to your premises that could help your business grow. Or you may choose to make upgrades to improve your energy efficiency (such as the ground source heat pump being installed at Itchen Abbas and Avington village hall, pictured.)

The fund is part of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda, and organisations can apply for between £15,000 and £40,000. (Commercial businesses are required to match fund their projects.)

To find out more, visit our UKSPF and REPF web page.


To vote in this year’s elections on 2 May, you need to be registered to vote by midnight on 16 April 2024.

To register to vote online, you need just five minutes and your National Insurance number. If you can’t register online, you can download a paper form.

You don’t need to register before every election, however, if you move house or change your name, you should register to vote again.


Worried about your dog’s barking? Our Animal Welfare Team are here to help.

We understand that a dog is a living thing and not something that can be switched on and off - it may be barking for a number of reasons including separation anxiety, frustration and territorial behaviour.

If you need any advice, get in touch with our friendly expert Dog Wardens Dave and Ross by calling 01962 848097 or by emailing

There’s also a range of support and advice on our website, and the Dogs Trust and RSPCA both have some great advice on barking on their websites too.


We’re encouraging anyone who witnesses dog fouling to contact us with any evidence they might have.

Doing so really help us to catch the very small percentage of dog owners who do not clean up after their dogs.

If you are ever a witness to a fouling and have any evidence to share, contact our Environmental Health team directly on 01962 848097 or by email


We're working with The Environment Centre to raise awareness of the hidden harms of wood smoke. 

Log burners can triple indoor air pollution, which can lead to health problems for your family and pets. By burning cleaner and better, you can significantly reduce the harm. 

Any residents worried about the cost of heating their home may be able to get help by contacting The Environment Centre on 0800 804 8601.