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

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

Electric car/cycle share scheme

Emissions from road traffic are the latest single source of carbon emission from the district

Not everyone can switch to a cycle or electric car just yet. Transition Stroud one of the councils key partners in addressing mitigation measures and are currently assessing the potential of setting up an electric Car/Cycle share scheme with Co Car (who run a successful scheme in Exeter).

Want to help tackle congestion on our roads, parking and pollution problems, whilst providing affordable access to Electric Cars for more people? One solution is an Electric Car Club - where upi can book a locally parked car through our phones for when we want to use it. More »

If this sounds like the future you would like - please complete their quick survey here -

http://bit.ly/Stroudelectric » Less

Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:38 by Anita Sach

Covid vaccination scams - information from Action Fraud

Action Fraud has received reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked very similar to the real NHS website. More »

Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said:
"Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam."

How to protect yourself:

In the UK, coronavirus vaccinations will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a local GP surgery or pharmacy, to receive your vaccination. Remember, the vaccinations are free of charge and you will not be asked for a payment.

The NHS will never:

  • ask for your bank account or card details
  • ask for your PIN or banking passwords
  • arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
  • ask for documentation to prove your identity, such as a passport or utility bills

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is free of charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk. » Less

Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:32 by Anita Sach