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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.

There are almost 1100 voters on the electoral roll.

The Parish is in beautiful rolling chalk downland and is part of the upper catchment of the River Itchen, one of only 210 such chalk streams in the world. Avington and Easton lie to the south and Itchen Abbas and Martyr Worthy to the north of the River.

The Parish’s outstanding ecological, heritage and aesthetic value is recognised by the parish’s many conservation designations for both wildlife and buildings:

Most of the Parish lies within the South Downs National Park. There are several conservation areas and a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest. In addition, part of the River Itchen has been nominated as a European Special Area of Conservation.

Many of the villages have Conservation Area status with over 100 listed buildings reflecting a rich history. Many celebrities are associated with the valley including Lord Grey, linked to the River Itchen and Watercress Line, and Avington’s more famous guests: Charles II and Nell Gwynne. No longer accessible is a famous tree called The Gospel Oak!

To get out and enjoy our beautiful countryside and picturesque villages, a rich network of historic rights of way awaits, with many footpaths, although most bridleways and byways are to the north of the river reflecting centuries of livestock droving.

Several long distance waymarked routes for walkers pass through the parish:  St Swithun's Way, Itchen Way, Watercress Way, Allan King Way, Wayfarers Way and also (not waymarked) The Grey-Roosevelt Centenary Walk, Three Castles Path and Pilgrims' Way. Some are suitable for cyclists and horse riders as well: The Oxdrove Way and South Downs Way.

Please follow the Countryside Code. This includes a refresher/summary on the signage for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Latest News

Notice of Casual Vacancy

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish Council.Rule 5(2) of ...
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A34 A33 Bridge Repairs

May 7 2021

A34/A33 Kings Worthy – River Itchen Bridge Repairs

Highways England has sent out the following letter to residents of the Itchen Valley in respect of essential maintenance work to the ...
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Meetings / What's On

  • Thu
    09
    Jan
    2020

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • Thu
    16
    Jan
    2020

    Planning / F&GP Meetings

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • Thu
    06
    Feb
    2020

    Full council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Martyr Worthy Village Hall

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    2020

    Planning / F&GP Meetings

    7:00 pm

    Easton Village Hall

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2020

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Easton Village Hall

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020

    Planning Meeting Cancelled | F&GP Meeting - Contact Clerk for details

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020

    Itchen Valley Litter Pick - Postponed

    10:00 am

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    five starting points:
    Avington War Memorial
    Itchen Abbas Village Hall car park
    Easton Cricketers car park
    Martyr Worthy War Memorial
    Top of Chilland Lane

  • Thu
    02
    Apr
    2020

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Virtual meeting via Zoom.

    if you would like to join the meeting please contact the clerk for details.

  • Thu
    16
    Apr
    2020

    FCM (deferred from 2nd April 2020)

    7:00 pm

    Virtual meeting via Zoom.

    If you would like to join the meeting please contact the Clerk for details.

  • Thu
    07
    May
    2020

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Virtual meeting via Zoom.

    If you would like to join the meeting please contact the Clerk for details.

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2020

    Planning / F&GP Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Virtual meeting via Zoom.

    If you would like to join the meeting please contact the Clerk for details.

  • Thu
    04
    Jun
    2020

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Virtual meeting via Zoom.

    If you would like to join the meeting please contact the Clerk for details.

  • Thu
    23
    Jul
    2020

    Planning and F&GP Committee Meetings

    7:00 pm

    If you would like to join the meeting please contact the Clerk for details.

 

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