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Alkington Parish Council

Serving the people of Alkington

  • Image: One of Marie's 'gals'

    One of Marie's 'gals'

  • Image: Snow in Alkington March 2018

    Snow in Alkington March 2018

  • Image: Gordon's lambs wearing Star Wars woolly jumpers!

    Gordon's lambs wearing Star Wars woolly jumpers!

  • Image: Lower Wick

    Lower Wick

Alkington Parish is a rural area halfway between Gloucester and Bristol. It lies to the west of the Cotswold escarpment and runs from the rolling hills and mixed farms below the escarpment to the flat water meadows of the Vale of Berkeley.

The population of 650 is split between Newport (where approximately half of the population lives), the largest settlement, and the rest of the parish.

Alkington Parish Council consists of 7 councillors, who give their time to continue to make the parish a pleasant place to live. The parish council is not responsible for planning decisions, rubbish collection, recycling, potholes or the roads, but is in regular contact with both Stroud District Council and Gloucester County Council, in particular Highways, to try to influence their delivery of services in the parish.

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Latest News

Thornbury 'Sort It' Centre definitely off limits to Gloucestershire residents

In 2016 South Gloucestershire Council introduced restrictions which prevent any non-South Gloucestershire residents from accessing South Gloucestershire Council 'Sort It' recycling centres. This has impacted Gloucestershire residents living in the bordering area of the county, for whom Thornbury 'Sort It' centre was their most convenient and accessible site.

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) has been in discussion with South Gloucestershire Council in order to understand the issues and explore potential solutions whereby Gloucestershire residents could access this site. Whilst South Gloucestershire Council is not opposed to allowing access to Gloucestershire residents, this would be on the understanding that any solution would be facilitated, implemented and financed by GCC. The implications of this are several: More »

The cost of providing access would need to be met by GCC. These costs would include a site access charge per visit and the costs of developing and operating an IT system for registration and payments. Whilst actual costs will vary with demand, they are unbudgeted, and at a level estimated to be in excess of £70k per year this presents itself as unaffordable.

South Gloucestershire Council would require GCC to maintain the registrations, ensuring that these are updated as details change over time. GCC would also be asked to take responsibility for communicating and enforcing site rules and access policies amongst its residents, ensuring that residents in restricted or banned vehicles adhere to the rules. The resources required to maintain the ongoing administration of this additional function are not available within the Gloucestershire joint waste team.

It is therefore not possible for GCC to facilitate access Gloucestershire residents, and a decision has been taken to maintain the existing arrangements.

HRCs within Gloucestershire will of course remain accessible to all Gloucestershire residents, the nearest being Pyke Quarry (Horsley) and Hempsted (Gloucester). » Less

Tue, 22 May 2018 12:22 by Anita Sach

Horsley recycling centre closed 4-22 June

Pyke Quarry Household Recycling Centre, near Horsley, will be temporarily closed from Monday June 4 to Friday 22 June inclusive. During the closure, the county council will be carrying out important improvement work at the site.

The work includes:-

· Changing the method used to compact some types of waste and recycling materials. A mobile materials handler will replace the existing equipment which is old, frequently breaks down and is expensive to maintain. The new method will also give more operational flexibility More »

· Removing the five existing fixed compactors and providing new open top skips to enable the switch to mobile compaction

· Carrying out ground repairs and casting a large new concrete pad in readiness for the new waste compaction machinery

· Renewing the signs for the waste and recycling material containers

During the site closure all other household recycling centres will be open as normal.

The closest alternative centres are Hempsted in Gloucester and Fosse Cross near Cirencester. » Less

Tue, 22 May 2018 12:19 by Anita Sach

Damery Lane road closure

Around 20m of Damery Lane, from outside the property One Acre, will be closed completely from 19 - 21 June in order to install a new water connection.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:20 by Anita Sach