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The parish of West Alvington comprises  the village of West Alvington, in the South Hams area of South Devon.  The parish is in an area of outstanding natural beauty which lies between Dartmoor and the sea with the Eddystone light 18 nautical miles out to sea.   

Malborough and South Milton are adjacent parishes with the town of Kingsbridge also on the doorstep and Salcombe approx. 6 miles away.   The resident population of the parish is approximately 500.

The Parish Council consists of 9 Councillors and a part-time Clerk.   Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, every month, although there may be exceptions to this in January and August - Please watch the website and noticeboards for full details.

All planning applications submitted to the Parish Council via South Hams District Council are discussed at each monthly meeting.  Occasionally there may be a need to hold a specific planning meeting, however, full notification will be given prior to any meeting.


Local Government Act 1972 Section 87(2)



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 5 (FIVE) vacancies exist in the office of Parish Councillor for WEST ALVINGTON PARISH COUNCIL.

Unless ten or more electors of the PARISH OF WEST ALVINGTON, on or before the 14TH AUGUST 2020, submit a request in writing for an election to be held, the Parish Council will take steps to fill the vacancy by co-option.

Requests must be sent to the Returning Officer, South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE.

Where ten valid requests for a by-election are received by the Proper Officer, under the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place.  The 2020 regulations provide for the by-election to  be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any Election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

Mrs K Harrod

West Alvington Parish Clerk

24th July 2020