About

The Parish Council is made up of 10 councillors who are elected to the Parish Council on a 4 year cycle.  The next election is scheduled for May 2023.

The MP for Winchester and Chandler's Ford is Steve Brine.

Parish councils are the oldest form of civil government in England (older than county councils and far older than the present district councils); they are the successors of the earlier Church Parish Councils (which now exist as Parochial Church Councils).

Council meetings are held every month.

Residents are invited to attend and can ask questions or raise concerns at the beginning of the meeting.

Our City Council and County Council representatives often attend the Council meeting.

There is an Annual Parish Assembly in April of each year which residents are encouraged to attend.

Our next Annual Parish Assembly is to be held on 29th April 2021 at Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall.

Please contact the Clerk if you wish to receive agendas and papers for any of our meetings.

Winchester City Council:
Is responsible for services like:

  • rubbish collection
  • recycling
  • Council Tax collections
  • housing
  • planning applications

The elected representatives for the Alresford & Itchen Valley Ward at present are:

Lisa Griffiths  lgriffiths@winchester.gov.uk
Magot Power  mpower@winchester.gov.uk
Russell Gordon-Smith  rgordon-smith@winchester.gov.uk

Hampshire County Council:
Are responsible for services across the whole of a county, like:

  • education
  • transport
  • fire and public safety
  • social care
  • libraries
  • waste management
  • trading standards

Jackie Porter is the elected representative for the Itchen Valley Division and can be contacted at jackie.porter@hants.gov.uk