Welcome to The Wincheap Society

The Wincheap Society represents the interests of residents and small businesses in Wincheap and the immediately surrounding areas. Its overriding objective is to preserve and enhance the distinctive character and environmental quality of the area.

The society came into being in 1996, initially in response to the imminent development of Brett’s sports ground – now the Wincheap Retail Park (home to Morrison’s and other stores). Since then it has campaigned against or sought to modify inappropriate planning proposals which would have a negative impact on the area  The society has also supported many initiatives to improve the  local quality of life, campaigning for the alleviation of traffic and air pollution.

Important areas of concern currently affecting Wincheap relate to Air Quality and Traffic Management and issues relating to the development of the road junctions of the A2 and A28 and development of the Park and Ride site.

The Wincheap Society has published a report Wincheap 2020 Vision which sets out  proposals that will enhance the quality of life in Wincheap. Some are simple easily-achieved improvements; some are major, long-term redevelopment projects. The Society believes that all these proposals are workable, and hopes that city councillors and officers will take the time to digest the content of our document and act upon the suggestions when planning for the future.

Many documents relating to these issues and much more can be found on this web site.


Photos; Alasdair Simpson

Latest News & Events

Election Results 

Congratulations to Dane Buckman (Labour) and Roben Franklin (Lib Dem) who are our new Canterbury City Councillors.

Farewell to Nick Eden-Green and Derek Maslin who have been stalwart supporters of The Wincheap Society. We shall miss you both.

Report of Public Meeting: December 2nd at 730 pm

2nd Dec Meeting Summary Report Wincheap Gyratory System

 11 November – Gyratory System – Read all about it in

The Sun


KM TV report

Controversial roadworks in Canterbury given the green light.



Gyratory System – see the gyratory system tab for all the latest news!

Report of the meeting for Wincheap businesses 8th November 2022 at Thanington Resource Centre. This was the only meeting to be scheduled before work is due to begin in January.

11th July 2022

New web page for the Gyratory System now up and running.


Contribution and comments gratefully accepted.