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Breaking News:

Winchester District Local Plan Part 2
The closing date for comments on the Winchester District Local Plan Part 2 is 12 noon on the 21 December 2015. The Parish Council will discuss this on 3 December 2015. Click here for more details on the Winchester District Plan document.

New Bus Shelters Arrive in the Valley

At the time of writing there has been no hand over of ownership and those dealing with this on the Council’s behalf are intending to meet with the SDNPA officials to make further progress, a full report on the planned actions can be found here


Hampshire Library Service Consultation

Hampshire County Council is seeking your views on how Library Service can be transformed and modernised. This public consultation invites feedback on proposals set out in the draft Library Strategy  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 3 MB, which looks to develop a sustainable and vibrant Library Service.The last day for comments is the 16th January 2016.





Itchen Valley Flower Show
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Martyr Worthy Village Hall
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Our Parish

Itchen Valley Parish Council is one of the largest Parish Councils in the Winchester District. It includes the villages of Avington, Easton, Itchen Abbas and Martyr Worthy and covers the area from Cheesefoot Head in the south to Shroner Wood in the north. Most of the Parish lies within the South Downs National Park. There are almost 1100 voters on the electoral roll.

The southern part of the Parish is in the East Hampshire Area of Outstanding National Beauty. The River Itchen flows through the centre of the Parish with Avington and Easton to the south and Itchen Abbas and Martyr Worthy to the north. There are four conservation areas and a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the Parish. In addition, part of the River Itchen has been nominated as a Special Area of Conservation, a European Designation.

Walking and riding routes known as the Pilgrims' Way, the South Downs Way, St Swithun's Way and the Oxdrove Way pass through the Parish.

What we do 

  • consider and comment to the City Council on planning applications.  
  • maintain the King George V recreation ground & play area, Couch Green and act as the Custodian Trustee of the Old School Field at Easton. 
  • set an annual budget which determines the Parish Rate. 
  • nominate representatives to village organisations. 
  • identify and pass on to the responsible authority for action any matter of general concern to the Parish (traffic issues, planning, public services, etc.)
  • respond to Government consultations.
  • maintain a number of assets belonging to the Parish.