Alkington Parish Council

Serving the people of Alkington

  • Stream along Damery Lane

    Stream along Damery Lane

  • Chapel Hill, Newport

    Chapel Hill, Newport

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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Make sure you are registered to vote in the General Election

UK General Parliamentary Election: Voting on Thursday 12 December 2019 – Make sure you are registered to vote by Tuesday 26 November 2019.

Key Dates:
- Tuesday 26 November 2019 - Registration Deadline
- 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019 – Postal Vote Deadline
- 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019 – Proxy Vote Deadline
- Polling day: Thursday 12 December 2019 – Polling Stations will be open from 7am-10pm to find out where your polling station is click here
- These deadlines are statutory, any applications received after the deadline will not be processed.

Postal/proxy votes
Any emails that relate to postal votes or proxy votes will be processed within 2-3 working days of receiving your email. If there is a problem with your postal/proxy forms we will contact you immediately. More »

Registering to vote:
In order to vote for any upcoming elections, you must ensure that you are registered on the electoral roll. To register, please go to where you can complete your registration in less than 5 minutes. For more information on how you can register, go to

How to apply for a postal vote:To vote by post, you must complete an application form and return the form by post/email. An application form can be downloaded using the following link -

How to apply for a proxy vote:
To vote by proxy, you must complete an application form and return the form by post/email. An application form can be downloaded using the following link -

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Posted: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:38 by Anita Sach

Essential information on flooding

This week has seen significant flooding in the county, but do you know what to do if your property floods?

A new tool is available to make it easier to let the county council know when flooding happens. Just go to SWIM and follow the simple steps. There is also a wealth of useful information to help you find out if you are at risk and how to prepare, such as our essential flood guide. This information helps Gloucestershire County Council and partners to build up a picture of areas at risk and how they can concentrate their resources where they are most needed. Visit their web pages here to find out more.

Posted: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:37 by Anita Sach

Alkington residents' survey

Residents in Alkington will be receiving their November edition of the Stalkingham News shortly. It contains a survey about plans for the field in Church View and further information.

We encourage you to complete the questionnaire and return it to an Alkington councillor, the Alkington clerk, or the Ham & Stone clerk. Thank you very much.

Alternatively you can complete the survey online.

Posted: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 15:15 by Anita Sach