Alkington Parish Council

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M5 closed overnight on 3 December between 8pm and 6am

The M5 will be closed on 3 December between junctions 13 and 14 so that National Highways can start preparatory work to install a footbridge between the northbound and southbound carriageway at Michaelwood Services. A diversion will be in place via the A38.

Further information can be found at:

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 15:35 by Anita Sach

Tags: Roads

Alkington Parish Council vacancy for Clerk

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Alkington Parish Council is looking to recruit a proactive Clerk/RFO to manage the day-to-day business of the Council. The parish has an electorate of 600 and there are 7 councillors who are friendly, supportive, forward thinking and keen to make a difference.

This is a part-time role for 6 hours per week plus additional 6 hours per evening Council... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:44 by Anita Sach

Tags: Recruitment

Damery Lane partial closure

Damery Lane will be partially closed for work by Wessex Water between 6 and 12 December. Further information is available on the attached document or contact Highways on 08000 514514

Posted: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 12:52 by Anita Sach

Tags: Roads

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Grants

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Roads

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Scam

Covid 19 vaccine scam

Message from Neighbourhood Watch

We have been alerted to a highly believable scam which starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine and to click on the link in the text message. The user is then led to a webpage, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.

The details asked for:... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 14:28 by Anita Sach

Tags: Scam

Scam warning - fake DPD emails and texts

Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD. The messages claim that DPD was "unable to deliver your parcel today" and provide instructions on how the recipient can arrange another delivery. The links in the emails and texts lead to fake websites that are designed to steal money, as well as personal and financial information.

Victims of this scam... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 09:33 by Anita Sach

Tags: Scam

Beware of phone scams

Police are asking those with an 01453 area code to please be alert as fraudsters are targeting residents with courier fraud scams.

It has been reported that residents of this area have been receiving calls from fraudsters purporting to be the police recently. The fraudster will seek to obtain banking details from the victim and convince them that their bank account isn't safe.

They then tell the victim... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 09:31 by Anita Sach

Tags: Scam

Amended rubbish/food/recycling collection dates for Christmas and New Year

If your regular Stroud District Council rubbish/food/recycling collections are on a Friday, for Christmas Day and New Year's Day they will now take place on the following Mondays.

Posted: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 11:40 by Anita Sach

Tags: Recycling

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