Itchen Valley

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Itchen Valley
Avington Park - geograph.org.uk - 899263.jpg
Avington Park
Itchen Valley is located in Hampshire
Itchen Valley
Itchen Valley
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU530319
Civil parish
  • Itchen Valley
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWinchester
Postcode districtSO21
Dialling code01962
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°05′24″N 1°15′07″W / 51.090°N 1.252°W / 51.090; -1.252Coordinates: 51°05′24″N 1°15′07″W / 51.090°N 1.252°W / 51.090; -1.252

Itchen Valley is a civil parish in the English county of Hampshire. Forming part of the City of Winchester district, it comprises the villages of Avington, Easton, Itchen Abbas and Martyr Worthy, with a population of 1,267 at the time of the 2001 Census.[1] increasing at the 2011 Census to a population of 1,459.[2]

It is to the northeast of Winchester and takes its name from the River Itchen. The parish is crossed by the M3 motorway, and contains Winchester services. The main West–east route through the parish is the B3047. East bound from Winchester the B3047 enters the parish at Worthy Park and exits it at a point approx. 300m East of Rectory Lane, Itchen Abbas.[3] It is located near to the civil parishes of Itchen Stoke and Ovington and New and Old Alresford.

Largely rural in character, much of the parish is in both the South Downs National Park and the East Hampshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is crossed by several designated walking paths and riding routes including the Itchen Way, King's Way, Pilgrims' Way, St. Swithun's Way, South Downs Way, Three Castles Path and Oxdrove Way.

Governance[edit]

Itchen Valley Parish Council has eleven councillors who hold various portfolios concerning the local area. Itchen Valley is part of the Hampshire County Council Ward of the same name, which has larger borders and also includes settlements such as Alresford. The ward has been represented by Jackie Porter since 2005, who was most recently reelected in 2017.[4] As part of Winchester City Council is forms part of Alresford and Itchen Valley ward, which since 2016 has had three councillors. As of the 2019 election, these are:

Election Member[5][6] Ward
2016 Lisa Griffiths Alresford & Itchen Valley
2018 Margot Power Alresford & Itchen Valley
2019 Russell Gordon-Smith Alresford & Itchen Valley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts, Area: Itchen Valley CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.streetmap.co.uk/place/Itchen_Abbas_in_Hampshire_564611_243611.htm
  4. ^ "Councillor details - Councillor Jackie Porter". www.hants.gov.uk. 2020-04-12. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  5. ^ https://democracy.winchester.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=WARD&VW=LIST&PIC=0
  6. ^ phone; email. "Ward Map". Winchester City Council. Retrieved 2020-04-10.

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