A Digital Winchester - call for evidence

Closed 31 Dec 2021

Opened 16 Aug 2021


Access to high quality digital services plays a growing and critical role in the economic health and resilience of the District. With the COVID-19 pandemic the ability to embrace digital technology has become even more vital. With this in mind Winchester City Council is keen to understand the changing digital needs of residents, employers, innovators and investors.

This will be achieved by exploring:

  • What a digital Winchester means for the different communities of Winchester district, including residents, businesses and community groups, organisations, students.
  • The benefits of 5G to the city and district.
  • The experience of digital connectivity during COVID-19.

The Council are inviting you to take part in this work and there are a number of different ways that you could get involved, including this call for evidence, and online debate panel.

The Council has set out four challenges it is seeking to answer through this work. 

  • Infrastructure
  • Access
  • Opportunities
  • Future potential

We are asking residents, businesses, organisations, employers, innovators and investors to send us their evidence to support these challenges. 

Please upload any relevant research and information from articles, published papers documents and opinions to build up an evidence base for these challenges.

What happens next

The online event will have expert speakers and local witnesses to debate the key challenges outlined in this survey.  If you are interested in attending the debate please contact Emily Reason, Sector Project Officer ereason@winchester.gov.uk.


  • Bishops Waltham
  • Boarhunt And Southwick
  • Cheriton And Bishops Sutton
  • Colden Common And Twyford
  • Compton And Otterbourne
  • Denmead
  • Droxford
  • Itchen Valley
  • Kings Worthy
  • Littleton And Harestock
  • Olivers Battery And Badger Farm
  • Owslebury And Curdridge
  • Shedfield
  • Sparsholt
  • St Barnabas
  • St Bartholomew
  • St John And All Saints
  • St Luke
  • St Michael
  • St Paul
  • Swanmore And Newtown
  • The Alresfords
  • Upper Meon Valley
  • Whiteley
  • Wickham
  • Wonston And Micheldever


  • All Residents


  • Service