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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
    12
    Apr
    2018

    Test event

  • Wed
    02
    May
    2018

    Parish Council Meeting

    7:00 pm
  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    Finance & General Purposes/Planning

    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018

    Parish Council Meeting

    7:00 pm
  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018

    Finance & General Purposes / Planning

    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    05
    Jul
    2018

    Parish Council Meeting

    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    19
    Jul
    2018

    Finance & General Purposes / Planning

    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    06
    Sep
    2018

    Parish Council Meeting

    7:00 pm
  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018

    Finance & General Purposes / Planning

    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018

    Parish Council Meeting

    7:00 pm
  • Tue
    16
    Oct
    2018

    Finance & General Purposes / Planning

    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018

    Parish Council Meeting

    7:00 pm
  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018

    Finance & General Purposes / Planning

    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018

    Parish Council Meeting

    7:00 pm
  • Tue
    18
    Dec
    2018

    Finance & General Purposes / Planning

    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019

    Planning / Finance & General Purposes

    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Annual Parish Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Martyr Worthy Village Hall

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2019

    Annual General Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Martyr Worthy Village Hall

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019

    Planning / F&GP

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Martyr Worthy Village Hall

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019

    Planning / F&GP

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2019

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • Wed
    24
    Jul
    2019

    Planning / F&GP

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall
    Note: Change of date & venue

  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2019

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Easton Village Hall

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Planning / F&GP

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Easton Village Hall

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019

    Planning / F&GP Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Martyr Worthy Village Hall

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Planning / F&GP Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019

    Planning / F&GP Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

  • 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

    Itchen_Valley_Litter_Pick_Poster_2020

    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.

  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2021

    F&GP Meeting

    7:00 pm

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

  • Thu
    11
    Mar
    2021

    Environment Committee Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Virtual meeting via Zoom.

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

  • Thu
    18
    Mar
    2021

    Planning / F&GP Meeting

    7:00 pm

    If you would like to join the meeting please use Meeting ID: 7178921603 & Passcode: GV5087sf90 on Zoom.

  • Thu
    01
    Apr
    2021

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

    If you would like to join the meeting please use Meeting ID: 7178921603 & Passcode: GV5087sf90 on Zoom.

  • Thu
    29
    Apr
    2021

    Annual Parish Meeting

    7:00 pm

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

  • Wed
    05
    May
    2021

    Annual General Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Virtual meeting via Zoom.

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

  • Thu
    13
    May
    2021

    Rights of Way Committee

    7:00 pm

    This meeting has been cancelled due to Covid-19 Restrictions.

  • Thu
    20
    May
    2021

    Planning / F&GP Meetings

    7:00 pm

    This meeting has been cancelled due to Covid-19 Restrictions.

  • Thu
    27
    May
    2021

    Envrionment Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm

    This meeting has been cancelled due to Covid-19 Restrictions.

  • Thu
    01
    Jul
    2021

    Full Council Meeting

    7:00 pm

 

Meeting schedule

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