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

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

Recycling collection calendars 2019

Log online at www.stroud.gov.uk/my-house to print off your recycling collection calendar for 2019

Posted: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:51 by Anita Sach

Recycling centres close one day each week

From 28th October Gloucestershire County Council's Household Recycling Centres will be closed one day midweek.

As the evenings get colder and darker, the HRCs across the county receive almost 30 per cent less waste and recycling. In order to reflect this and save taxpayers money, HRCs will be open from 10am until 4pm, six days a week.

On Wednesdays, Pyke Quarry (Horsley near Stroud) will be closed.

On Thursdays, Hempsted (Gloucester) will be closed. More »

The information on the closure days and new seasonal times are now online at www.recycleforgloucestershire.com » Less

Posted: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 17:03 by Anita Sach