Winton Forum is a focus point for community
We meet regularly and take up a range of issues
with the Council and other authorities on behalf of our
members. See here for more details.
Our public meetings deal with topics of interest
or concern to the community. If there is something you would
like raised, we can normally get in the experts.
No long now until June 29, and we are gearing
up for another big day of fun.
For all the details, visit
our Carnival website.
Last year it was again a sunny summer's day
and lots of fun for thousands who watched the parade and
enjoyed the attractions in Winton Rec. As usual - we've
got a load of photos on the Carnival website. See if you
can spot yourself. There are seven pages of pics - click
here for the first.
Web hits still rising!
now got our website statistics for 2012 and they show that
our hit rate was once again up on the previous year! The
total number of hits recorded for the whole of last year
One of the top local websites in the country,
this site contains nearly 200 pages of local information
- and that doesn't include the many that are dynamically
generated on our message board.
If you'd like to see the full figures, click
Living in a ghetto?
Winton is not alone. Like a number of other
university towns, Oxford is now taking action to counter
the effects of "Studentification". We have posted
an article on what it is doing to deal with HMO's (Houses
in Multiple Occupancy). Read about
it and get other valuable information on our Planning page
In a move that will be welcomed by many in
Winton and Charminster, the council is taking people to
court if they make too much noise. Several cases are now
reported on our news page. Make
your views known and report anti-social incidents on our
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.
In the meantime, here is the current forecast:
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 email@example.com.
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
community Forum is a member of Bournemouth 2026 - a partnership
that brings together hundreds of people from voluntary,
community and faith organisations, private companies and
public services working together to improve the lives of
people who live, work and visit the town.
By cooperating with each other, organisations
can pool resources and expertise to achieve the goals which
are part of the twenty year vision for Bournemouth's future
that was formulated in 2006.
have teamed up with the Queens Park and Charminster Community
Forum to provide a special section dedicated solely to Queens
Park and Charminster.
You'll find facts, figures, addresses, local
history and lots more - making this the most comprehensive
local website in the area. Click
here to visit the Queens Park and Charminster section of
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 page.