Community Forum Revival
The Winton Community Forum was dissolved a
couple of years ago, although the website continued with
minimal maintenance under the control of Mel Bray who researched,
wrote and created it.
A small local group headed by Winton man Stuart
Lane is now in the process of reviving the Winton Community
Forum and the website is due to be transferred to them shortly.
You'll be hearing more in due course.
Unique glimpse of Winton in the past
We've done quite a revamp of our history section
and it now includes a number of features on Queens Park
Did you know that two of the town's war heroes
lived in the same road and that years later film star Christian
Bale lived there too?
Discover all the things you didn't know about
Winton, Charminster and Queen's Park in our history
Changing face of Winton
The population of Winton has risen by around
16 per cent in the last ten years and the number of owner
occupied households has fallen sharply from 70% to 52%.
At the same time there has been a significant drop in the
number of overcrowded homes.
These are some of the facts revealed in the latest Census
figures. For more details see the Statistics
page. It has just been updated with all the new figures.
old weather ...
Super springs, lousy summers, warm autumns
and unpredictable winters. Even the birds and the plants
Check out the figures to see if the weather
really has changed that much locally over the years. We've
just updated the information on our climate
page. You can see how the local weather was five
years, ten years, fifty years and one hundred years ago.
Community Safety Updates
- Our Policing page has now
been expanded to include the Safer Neighbourhood teams
forCharminster & Queens Park, Northbourne & Wallisdown
and Moordown as well as Winton. Details are included of
email addresses and mobile phone numbers.
- This website has now linked in to the Dorset Police
community information network. We expect to be able to
post all relevant community safety information issued
by the local police Safer Neighbourhood Team.
- This includes warnings about current local crime, appeals
for assistance etc. Messages will be posted in a new Police
Messages section of the Message
Board. Check it out regularly.
you remember ....
Don't let them tell you that nostalgia is
not what it was. Winton has a heritage just like everywhere
else. It is kept alive by this website, and by your contributions.
We already have a substantial chronicle of
your recollections of the old Moderne
cinema and now we have started a page dedicated to memories
of Winton in general.
Our first is a slice of life from the 1960's.
Take a look, and maybe it will
prompt you to send us your memories.
Crime down your road?
police's new crime map website crumpled under the weight
of interest when it was launched.
As a result you may never have got a chance
to see your local facts and figures - including the number
and types of crimes committed recently in your road.
You might find it surprising. We have a link
to the Winton crime map on our policing
Student action line.
If you need to contact the University about
student behaviour or other issues, telephone (01202) 524111
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The telephone contact is the general daytime number for
the University and you can leave ansaphone messages.
For all out of hours complaints about noisy
parties or anti social behaviour call 0800 0281870 and/or
01202 451145 or 451311.
You can also call the police on 101.
If you are contacting the University about
student behaviour, the matter will be investigated and followed
up with both students and complainant.
Name and Shame
We have now added a facility for you to report
incidents on the new "Report Anti-Social Behaviour"
section of our message board.
Then and now....
It's interesting how much and sometimes how
little things have changed in a hundred years.
We've compiled a collecton of photos showing
some local places both as they are and as they were in the
For the Winton pictures click
here and for the Charminster and Queens Park collection,
All that and much much more of Winton
across the ages. Our history is just
a click away.
All the other Wintons!
They are everywhere in the English speaking
world. Take a look.
There is a Winton in just about every kind
of setting you can imagine from deserts to frozen forests.
If you happen to know of another Winton, let
Search the site
to look up something about Winton but can't be bothered
to browse the menus? Saw something somewhere, but can't
remember where? We now have an easy answer for you - we've
installed a search engine. Just click
here to search the site. There is now a "site search"
button at the bottom of the menu bar on the left of every