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

Election job opportunities with SDC

Have you ever considered working at one of the SDC Polling Stations?

SDC is looking to recruit motivated staff to fill a number of important paid role on election day.

On Thursday May 6th 2021 the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, County, District and Parish Council elections will be taking place.

Planning is already underway and we would like to reassure you that our highest priority is the safety of our staff and our electorate. We will be adhering to Government Guidelines, so our Polling Station may look a bit different. And in order to deliver this plan, we will need extra staff at many of our Polling Stations More »

These are paid roles across the whole of the Stroud District. And the Elections Team are keen to hear from you.

More information about the role and how to apply can be found here:

Applicants must be over 18, eligible to work in the UK and not affiliated to any political party. » Less

Posted: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 12:51 by Anita Sach

Electric car/cycle share scheme

Emissions from road traffic are the latest single source of carbon emission from the district

Not everyone can switch to a cycle or electric car just yet. Transition Stroud one of the councils key partners in addressing mitigation measures and are currently assessing the potential of setting up an electric Car/Cycle share scheme with Co Car (who run a successful scheme in Exeter).

Want to help tackle congestion on our roads, parking and pollution problems, whilst providing affordable access to Electric Cars for more people? One solution is an Electric Car Club - where upi can book a locally parked car through our phones for when we want to use it. More »

If this sounds like the future you would like - please complete their quick survey here - » Less

Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:38 by Anita Sach

Ultrafast broadband in Alkington parish

Much of the parish is now ready to go live with ultrafast broadband and some areas are still having it installed.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of ultrafast broadband, with speeds of 100Mbps and up, Martin Vile is the community executive for Gigaclear. He is working in the community helping potential customers understand all aspects of full fibre, from installation queries, WiFi & Networking, Gigaclear's different packages, and the transition process. More »

Please contact Martin Vile on 07790915159 or email » Less

Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:49 by Anita Sach