Alkington Parish Council

Serving the people of Alkington

  • Severnside YFC sponsored by Alkington PC

    Severnside YFC sponsored by Alkington PC

  • Snowdrops brightening up the verges

    Snowdrops brightening up the verges

  • Stream along Damery Lane

    Stream along Damery Lane

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

Berkeley Community Library reopening

Message from Berkeley Community Library

We are reopening with a reduced library service commencing Tuesday August 18th 2020

Opening time Tuesdays 10am -12noon and 2pm – 4pm

  • You will be able to reserve and collect books from the library using

Click and Collect or Off the Shelf Services. For these, you will need your Library card, PIN, and access to the internet. See the Gloucestershire Libraries Website for further details: More »

  • We will also be offering a Call and Collect telephone service, (phone during open hours or leave answer phone message 01453 810520) a Written Request paper service, (for all these services please include your name, phone number and Library Card Number, you will receive a call when your books are ready to collect)

and a direct While You Wait request service.

  • Regrettably there will be No Access into the library for shelf browsing, public computers or other usual hands-on services.
  • We will be observing a one-person at the doorway system with distanced queuing outside. Wearing of masks is requested, for library staff/volunteers' protection.
  • Book Returns will be via our large letter-box only. All returns will be quarantined for 72 hours upon return, before they can be released for re-issue.

Other safety measures in place will include staff hygiene and minimal stock handling.

  • Please be patient with staff/volunteers while we manage under these difficult circumstances.
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Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:34 by Anita Sach

Annual Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning cancelled

The annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will not take place this year. However, donations can still be made to them through their website

Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:37 by Anita Sach

The Household Recycling Centre (HRC) at Pyke Quarry, Horsley will re-open next week for pre-booked visits only

The HRCs at Hempsted in Gloucester, Wingmoor Farm at Stoke Orchard and Fosse Cross near Cirencester are already open with all trips needing to be booked in advance.

Next week, from Tuesday 26 May, the HRC at Pyke Quarry, Horsley will re-open. Social distancing measures will be in place to help keep visitors and staff safe and crucially anyone with covid-19 symptoms and those in self-isolating households MUST NOT visit. More »

To limit the number of people on-site pre-booking is now required at all five of the county's HRCs and vehicles should only have drivers wherever possible – a maximum of one passenger is permitted if you need help to unload your waste and recycling.

The booking system has a limited number of timed slots available each day for visitors to select and visitors can book up to 14 days in advance. Bookings can only be made online. The necessary cap on vehicle numbers does mean that the capacity of the sites is lower than normal, so residents are being asked to make essential bookings only.

Visitors are asked to only bring to site what they can safely unload themselves as site staff need to social distance so will not be able to help with unloading.

The re-use shops at the county's sites are closed and some recycling bins may be unavailable. For an up to date list of materials which can be accepted at all sites please refer online to Gloucestershire Recycles.

Everyone should keep using their kerbside waste collection service, which the local councils are working hard to keep running, as much as possible for their recycling, garden, food waste and general waste.

Councillor Nigel Moor, cabinet member responsible for waste said: "It's great that we will soon have all five of our HRCs open again and available for people to use.

"The capacity of our sites is reduced, and will be for the foreseeable future to maintain social distancing, so I want to thank all our site users for their patience and for following the necessary guidelines.

"We are continuously monitoring the operation of our HRCs carefully to make sure that things are running as smoothly and safely as possible."

The HRC online booking system can be found here. » Less

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:25 by Anita Sach