Alkington Parish Council

Serving the people of Alkington

  • Fast-moving water following heavy rain

    Fast-moving water following heavy rain

  • Bare trees in winter in Michaelwood

    Bare trees in winter in Michaelwood

  • Image of Severnside YFC football team, sponsored by Alkington PC

    Image of Severnside YFC football team, sponsored by Alkington PC

  • Image of sheep in Alkington parish

    Image of sheep in Alkington parish

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

M5 closed overnight on 3 December between 8pm and 6am

The M5 will be closed on 3 December between junctions 13 and 14 so that National Highways can start preparatory work to install a footbridge between the northbound and southbound carriageway at Michaelwood Services. A diversion will be in place via the A38.

Further information can be found at:

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 15:35 by Anita Sach

Alkington Parish Council vacancy for Clerk

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Alkington Parish Council is looking to recruit a proactive Clerk/RFO to manage the day-to-day business of the Council. The parish has an electorate of 600 and there are 7 councillors who are friendly, supportive, forward thinking and keen to make a difference.

This is a part-time role for 6 hours per week plus additional 6 hours per evening Council meeting (six per year), based upon NJC pay scales SCP18-23, £12.98 to £14.42 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. More »

Experience in the role of Clerk/RFO is desirable, as is holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration, or the successful candidate should be prepared to achieve this qualification within 18 months of commencement. There are number of interesting community projects developing in the next couple of years which would suit a Clerk who enjoys working with a variety of stakeholders.

The Clerk will work from home, attending 6 council meetings per year at Stone Village Hall on a Monday evening of alternate months, and other meetings, as required and a laptop will be provided.

Please send a CV and covering letter by the closing date of 17 December. Interviews will take place on 6 January 2022 with a proposed starting date of 1st March 2022. A job description and person specification are available from » Less

Posted: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:44 by Anita Sach

Damery Lane partial closure

Damery Lane will be partially closed for work by Wessex Water between 6 and 12 December. Further information is available on the attached document or contact Highways on 08000 514514

Posted: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 12:52 by Anita Sach