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HMP WINCHESTER Visiting Information

Address:
HMP WINCHESTER
Romsey Road,
Winchester,
SO22 5DF

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VISITING INFORMATION

Booking Procedure

Visiting Order sent by convicted prisoner. Remand visitors just phone to book.

Booking Phone No.

0845 223 5514

Booking Opening Time

08:15 - 12:15 & 14:00 - 16:00 (7 days a week)

Minimum Booking Notice

24 Hours

Min Age Unaccompanied

18

Search Procedure

Rub down, metal detectors, passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photo ID - Passport, Driving Licence etc

Subsequent Visit ID

ID required for every visit

Visitor Adult Age

18 - Adult ID required

Child Visitor ID

All children need adult ID

Disabled Facilities

Full access, toilets and parking

Parking

Very limited. Use public car parks; however 10 disabled spaces are available at the prison

Hand In Money on Visit

No

Hand In Other Items

Yes, after the prisoner has gained authorisation by application

Book next visit on Visit

No

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VISITING CENTRE

Opening Times

12:30-16:45

Refreshments

Vending machine for drinks

Toilets

Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Play area for all ages

The Visitors' centre is run by Spurgeons.

 

Spurgeons are a children’s charity and are working with HMP Winchester through the Invisible Walls project. Their aim is to provide a supportive, friendly and welcoming environment for everybody who is visiting a prisoner, including those with children.

Click Here for more information

 


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VISIT ROOM

Seating

Low table with 3 visitor chairs one side and prisoner's chair the other

Refreshments

Hot & cold drinks and snacks

Toilets

No

Child Facilities

Unsupervised play area (supervised when volunteers are available)

Cash Allowed In Room

Max £5 - Coins only

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VISITING TIMES

Monday

14:00 - 16:00

Tuesday

14:00 - 16:00

Wednesday

14:00 - 16:00

Thursday

14:00 - 16:00

Friday

14:00 - 16:00

Saturday

14:00 - 16:00

Sunday

14:00 - 16:00

Remand visits last 45mins with 2 sessions in the afternoon.
Convicted visits last 1hr 30mins with 1 session each afternoon.

Remand prisoner may have a visit daily subject to space.


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VISITING FREQUENCY

Remand Basic

Daily - 45 minutes

Remand Standard

Daily - 45 minutes

Remand Enhanced

Daily - 45 minutes

Convicted Basic

2 a month - 90 minutes

Convicted Standard

3 a month - 90 minutes

Convicted Enhanced

4 a month - 90 minutes

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OFFICIAL VISITS

Booking Number

01962 723129

Visiting Time

09:00 - 11:30 and 14:00 - 16:30

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

PVL - Prison Video Link - Direct dial 01962 869741
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LOCAL INFORMATION


Taxis

Springvale Car Hire
7 Field End, Kings Worthy, Winchester SO23 7PZ
01962 880022

City Taxis Ltd
Unit 6, Scylla Business Park, Winnal Valley Road, Winchester SO23 0LD
01962 841212

Barry’s of Winchester
105 The Valley, Winchester SO22 4DJ
01962 855565

Accommodation

Acacia Guest House
44, Kilham Lane, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5PT
01962 852259

Sycamores
4 Bereweeke Close, Winchester SO22 6AR
01962 867242
sycamores.b-and-b@virgin.net

Cathedral Cottage Bed & Breakfast
19 Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH
01962 878975


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Note for Drivers

When visiting please use the city centre car parks (the prison is a 15 minute walk, or can be accessed by frequent bus services) or use the Park & Ride as there is no parking at the prison other than very limited disabled spaces.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE HOSPITAL.

Travelling from the North leave the M3 at J10 for P&R East or continue to J11, P&R South is just off the junction. From the South leave M3 at J11.

Park & Ride facilities are very well signposted. Buses run every 15 mins and parking is £3 all day – this fee includes bus travel for all passengers and the buses stop outside the prison.

 

Visitors with mobility problems should contact the prison for advice.
 


Travel Information

Rail:
Winchester Station. Regular rail links to London and Southampton: then bus route 5 (see below) or taxi.

Facilities at Winchester Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets, baby changing facilities, pay phone and ATM. The station is only partially step free: there is level access to both platforms at the station, however interchange between platforms is outside the station and requires crossing a busy road.
Click here for Networkrail information

Bus:
National Coaches have regular links to many parts of the country. A local Stagecoach bus service, (service Switch 5) passes the Main Gate from the centre of town and also serves Winchester Rail Station. The service operates every 10 minutes Monday-Saturday. Approx £1 for an adult single ticket.
Click here for Route Switch 5 timetable

Prison main telephone numbers.
These numbers are not for booking visits but may be useful in emergencies or if you have problems booking a visit or enroute.
Tel: 01962 723000
Fax: 01962 723001

 

Updated: November 2013


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Inside Time Limited provide the details of taxi companies and accommodation without recommendation. These are merely businesses within easy distance. Visitors are strongly advised to contact the business well in advance to check availability and pricing.



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