Welcome to the West Alvington

 "web-site"    

West Alvington stands boldly on top of a hill with commanding views towards Kingsbridge and the sea. This site dertermined its early occupation, probably not much later than 700. it was a royal Estate in 1066, but was alienated from the Crown by Henry 1. The Parish originally included all the land as far as the sea, for Malborough, Salcombe, South Huish and South Milton were all chapelries of alvington. Ships would sail up the estuary and trade at Quay House (the trading Post for West Alvington). West Alvington was a market place anciently called Alfyngton being granted by John de Besil in 1270 the right to hold a market on Saturdays and a three day fair at the festival of St Michael. 

 The Parish now covers some 2,736 acres, ( 4.28 square miles).

Population 561 ....286 properties (283 in 2009)....25 second homes (23 in 2009).......13 empty homes and 11 commercial properties  (10 in 2009)

West Alvington


 

YOUR PARISH COUNCILLOR'S

Councillor Simon Wright (Chair) tel 01548 561033 ( simon@oldawaybarn.eclipse.co.uk)

Councillor Margaret Kitt (Vice Chair)

Councillor Martyn Norsworthy

Councillor Laura Gritton

Councillor Alyson Smith

Councillor Sally Jones

Councillor Gilly Rossetti

Councillor Robin Ladkin

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Parish Clerk- Joan Johns  tel 01548 856951

Contact address: Parish Clerk

                              The Old Coach House

                              Gerston

                              Nr Kingsbridge

                              Devon

                             TQ7 3BA

E-mail address:  joanjohns@btinternet.com

 District Councillor- Simon Wright

cllr.wright@southhams.gov.uk


 County Councillor- Rufus Gilbert

Rufus.Gilbert@devon.gov.uk

Member of Parliament - Sarah Wollaston

sarah.wollaston.mp@parliament.uk



What does a Parish Council do ?

Your Council is a corporate body with legal existence of its own quite separate from that of its members. The Council has been granted powers by Parliament including the important authority to raise money through taxation (the precept) and a range of powers to spend public money.

Your Parish Council play a vital part in representing the interests of the community they serve and improve the quality of life and the local environment. Further more they influence other decision makers and can, in many cases, deliver services to meet local needs. These services include Planning, highways,traffic,community safety,housing street lighting,allotments, burial sites,playing fields,village halls,litter,seats and rights of way.

Your Parish Council meet every month  in the village Hall except July, August and December. All members of the Parish are welcome.

 

 Parish Council Sub committee's

Villgae Hall Committee - Joan Johns

Coffee Club - Margaret Kitt

Footpaths -

Best Kept Garden - Martyn Norsworthy and Margaret Kitt

Parish Fun Day - Margaret Kitt

Entertainment - Sally Jones

Church / Horticultural - Martyn Norsworthy

Work Parties -

Community Governor (Primary School) - Alyson Smith

Play Equipment Fundraiser - Laura Gritton

Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary Forum -