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Welcome to our Parish Council website. We use these pages to keep Parishioners up to date on the activities of the Parish Council and welcome any feedback, suggestions and help from you on their content and the work we do. The rural Parish of Redlynch is situated at the far south-east corner of Wiltshire some 8-10 miles south of its District Council in the Cathedral City of Salisbury. Part of the Parish is within the northern boundary of the New Forest National Park and therefore comes under that authority for planning. The Parish includes the communities of Lover, Morgan’s Vale, Redlynch and Woodfalls.

The Parish originally included Hamptworth and Nomansland but as a result of a Community Governance Review by Wiltshire Council the parish boundaries were changed with effect from 1st April 2017 resulting in Hamptworth and Nomansland becoming part of Landford Parish Council. Historically, the Parish was a former forested area with a sparse population which has only seen more significant growth in the last two centuries.

Today it has a population of nearly 3,500. The Communities are thriving with a school, sports and recreational facilities, local businesses, public houses and restaurants and a good transport system enabling access to the New Forest, the coast and busy cities as well as the M25, airports and train stations.
Click here for a list of your Councillors.

> Organisation

The Council currently has an establishment of ten Councillors. Being a Parish Councillor gives you a great opportunity to get involved and influence issues which directly affect the communities of Lover, Morgan’s Vale, Redlynch and Woodfalls. These include:

  • The spending of money on highway and community projects;
  • Giving your views on planning applications in the villages;
  • Working with Wiltshire Council, the police and neighbouring parishes to help to resolve local problems and issues;
  • Helping local organisations with funding and ideas;
  • Having a say in what play equipment is installed in the village play areas and how the footpaths are improved;
  • Helping to keep the villages safe in adverse weather;
  • Representing the Parish Council on the Committees of local organisations.

You need to be 18 years old or over to stand as a councillor, be either a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen, be on the electoral register and have lived or worked in the Parish for a year. To find out how to be considered for co-option please contact the Parish Clerk by telephone at 07591 347205 or by email at clerk@redlynchparishcouncil.org.


As a Councillor, you must disclose to your principal authority’s monitoring officer any “Disclosable Pecuniary Interests” and any other disclosable interests that are referred to in your Council’s code of conduct within 28 days of becoming a member of the Council. The monitoring officer maintains a Register of Councillors’ interests on the Wiltshire Council’s website. This rule on disclosure also applies to your spouse, civil partner or cohabitee, as if their interests were yours. You should be aware that the register of interests does not distinguish between a Councillor’s interests and those that are held by your partner.

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