Alkington Parish Council

Serving the people of Alkington

  • Bare trees in winter in Michaelwood

    Bare trees in winter in Michaelwood

  • Snowdrops brightening up the verges

    Snowdrops brightening up the verges

  • Stream along Damery Lane

    Stream along Damery Lane

  • Gordon's lambs wearing Star Wars woolly jumpers!

    Gordon's lambs wearing Star Wars woolly jumpers!

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

Support for families over the summer holidays

Families who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals can now register for the summer Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) funded by the Department for Education. Now in its second year, the programme is going from strength to strength, and last year provided over 26,377 HAF activity sessions for children to enjoy and nutritious food through hampers and meals.

This summer, using grant funding, the council is once again able to extend fun holiday activities to all children and young people in the county, through its Holiday Activities Programme (HAP). More »

Both the HAF and HAP programmes will run for four weeks from 1 – 26 August and families can register from today. Activities include drama, various sports, art, and crafts as well as ticketed attractions. More information is available at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/haf.

Families eligible for benefits-related free school meals can also apply for Holiday Food Hampers and Holiday Free School Meal vouchers. More information about the hampers can be found here www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/haf.

Holiday Free School Meal vouchers are available to cover the remaining two weeks of the summer holidays when the HAF isn't running. Parents will receive £30 per child (£15 per week, per child) from reception to year 11. Applications are open now and will close at midday on 12 July. Find out more at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/holiday-school-meal-vouchers/

Families who need additional support can apply to the Household Support Fund which supports households in the most need with food, energy and water bills and other essential items.

The campaign, called 'Plastic Free July', will also provide information to people on what reusable and plastic-free alternatives are available. » Less

Posted: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:50 by Mrs Irena Litton BEM

Notice of Stone & District Villaga Hall AGM

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THE AGM will be held in the hall on Monday 4th July 2022 Starting at 7.30pm

This is a public meeting and nominations are invited from residents of the Parishes of Ham & Stone and Alkington, to stand as a Trustee for the village hall.

All residents of the Parishes of Ham & Stone and Alkington are very welcome to attend and to vote on the election of trustees. Listed User Groups of the hall are entitled to appoint one trustee each. ( Nominations for trustees should be sent to info.stonevillagehall@gmail.com )

Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:23 by Mrs Irena Litton BEM

QUEENS JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS - STONE CRICKET CLUB

QUEENS JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS - STONE CRICKET CLUB

JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS - STONE CRICKET CLUG - FRIDAY 3rd JUNE 2022 from 1pm - 6.pm.

Alkington Parish Council is delighted to support this community event in celebration of the Queens Platinum Jubilee - we hope you can come and join in the festivities.

Posted: Sat, 28 May 2022 14:21 by Mrs Irena Litton BEM