Alkington Parish Council

Serving the people of Alkington

  • APC councillors at Sharpness lifeboat launch Feb 2019

    APC councillors at Sharpness lifeboat launch Feb 2019

  • Snowdrops brightening up the verges

    Snowdrops brightening up the verges

  • Stream along Damery Lane

    Stream along Damery Lane

  • 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

Notice of European Parliamentary Election for the South West electoral region

European elections will take place on Thursday 23 May 2019 and, if the election is contested in this electoral region, the poll will be held that day between 7am and 10pm.

The notice contains information on submitting nomination papers for prospective candidates and applying to register to vote.

Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:19 by Anita Sach

Blanchworth Road closure

The emergency road closure by Gloucestershire Highways has now been extended until 30 September because of ongoing works to the railway bridge. The road is closed at the bridge, for both vehicles and pedestrians, so there is access either side for residents and local businesses.

Posted: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:11 by Anita Sach

Emergency road closure of Blanchworth Road

Gloucestershire Highways have closed the road as bricks are falling from the bridge onto the road. The road is closed for an initial 21 days and this could be extended if repairs are still ongoing.

The road is also closed to pedestrians for health and safety reasons.

Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:40 by Anita Sach