We hope you will love living in the parish of Donnington. The name refers to the original village which is a mile east on the Selsey Road, and that’s where St George’s parish church nestles behind trees. Most people however live in Stockbridge which has itself expanded in recent years. The uniqueness of the parish lies in the combined rural and urban nature and a ‘village’ feel.
It’s a uniqueness we want to maintain and one that helped greatly during Lockdown as looked out for each other. We perhaps even rediscovered ‘neighbourliness’ - and something we want to build upon. Preserving the uniqueness came to then fore as we saw off a planned bypass that would run through the parish but which has again reared its head with a Local Plan that may earmark factories and houses on our western boundary - plus another relief road.
Some background information about living in the parish can be found attached
There is also a local magazine published bi-monthly (a January annual subscription of £7.80 is collected by Mrs. Valerie Clark (telephone 01243 786957 or email [email protected]). Valerie can arrange distribution and would be pleased to hear from you.
But the best way to find out about this and things like schools is to come and meet ‘villagers’ - we are a friendly bunch! After Lockdown you can meet us in many ways coffee after a church service, join one many of the local clubs, sign up for the Village Lunch or drop by our Foodbank drop-off depot at the parish hall on a Saturday between 10 and 12.
We all love it here in Donnington, and hope you will too