Alkington Parish Council

Serving the people of Alkington

  • 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

Notice of vacancy in office of Alkington Parish Councillor

Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, following a resignation from the above named Parish/Town Council, a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish Council of Alkington.

If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 17 June 2020), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is received by the Returning Officer, either by email, elections@stroud.gov.uk, or by post, to Returning Officer, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. More »

If an election is called, a poll will take place on the 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.

The Government has indicated that the situation will be kept under review, and if safe to do so, further legislation will be laid that will permit casual vacancy elections and referendums sooner than the 6 May 2021. If this is the case, we will publish a revised notice » Less

Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 19:02 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

Information from Age UK about support during the Covid 19 crisis

We have a variety of resources that we are keen to share with the communities.

a. We have an information and advice line where anyone (older people and their families) with an issue can call and get free advice – 01452 422660

b. We have set up a Freephone line if any older person is feeling lonely and wants a chat with one of our staff or volunteers – 0800 298 0579

c.We are also running an online social group which older people can join, get and share info and ideas on staying occupied, there are quizzes and discussion groups. https://www.facebook.com/groups/gloucestershirespringboard More »

d. We are promoting a campaign to Greet Your Street at 11am to get neighbours socializing on their doorsteps; we have posters that we can send out for households to show they are involved.

e. There is also a lot of advice and information on our website: www.ageukgloucestershire.org.uk » Less

Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 13:51 by Anita Sach