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

Alkington Lane closure

Alkington Lane will be closed from 26 July to 9 August

Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 15:35 by Anita Sach

The Berkeley Grammar School Educational Fund

Invitation to Students in Higher/Further (Tertiary) Education living in the Berkeley Area

Students are invited to apply to the Berkeley Grammar School Educational Fund Charity for a small grant to assist them in the purchase of equipment or text books for their course in Higher/Further Education.

Applications should be sent during September – November, for consideration by the Governors of the Charity in December. More »

Criteria for Applicants:

ALL Applicants must be living within one of the five Berkeley Area Parishes (Alkington, Berkeley, Hamfallow, Ham & Stone, and Hinton) at the time of applying and receiving a grant.

It would be desirable for the student to have attended one of the schools within these parishes for their primary education, and/or one of the larger local area secondary schools, although the Governors may use their discretion over this point.

Any successful applicant is expected to reply to the Charity with details of how the grant was spent.

For an application form, please email berkeleygrammarschooleducationalfund@hotmail.com » Less

Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 15:27 by Anita Sach

Temporary closure of footpath in Woodford

Part of the public footpath from The Old Mill House at Woodford, which then extends in a generally south-easterly then southerly direction for a distance of approximately 800 m to south-west of Middle Mill Farm at Damery Lane, will be closed for up to 6 months.

The closure is necessary for works to protect the public from a broken footbridge over the weir.

For further information contact GCC Public Rights of Way team on 08000 514514

Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:30 by Anita Sach