Alkington Parish Council

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Useful telephone numbers for people providing services locally

Berkeley Pharmacy (open 9:30 to 1:00 Mon to Fri) Telephone 01453 810316

NOTE: Vale Hospital currently closed – in case of minor injuries etc go to Stroud Hospital


Severn Valley Community Kitchen - not for profit, fresh, home-made food delivered to you chilled. Working in conjunction with GL11 Telephone 01453 708338

The Salutation Inn – meals and beer delivered Telephone 01453... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:37 by Anita Sach

Tags: Community

Community help hub launched to support residents

Gloucestershire's councils and partners have created a community help hub to connect local people who need help, with others who can provide the support they need.

As further measures are put in place to delay the spread of Covid-19, local people have already started to pull together to arrange help in their area for those who need it, but not everyone has existing connections.

In response, the council's... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:17 by Anita Sach

Tags: Community

Household recycling centre at Pyke Quarry

The centre is closed until further notice

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:21 by Anita Sach

Tags: Recycling

If you find yourself isolated and need support because of coronavirus

A group of local residents have started a Facebook group 'Berkeley and surrounding area covid 19 support group' offering help to those who don't have family, friends or neighbours that can help with everyday tasks like essential shopping, prescription collection, posting mail. Or just want someone to talk to.

If you need assistance contact them through the Facebook page or call one of the Alkington... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:58 by Anita Sach

Tags: Safety

Statement from Stroud District Council re coronavirus

Stroud District Council political group leaders Doina Cornell, Martin Whiteside, Ken Tucker and Stephen Davies, SDC Chief Executive Kathy O'Leary, Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie and The Cotswolds MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown have issued a joint statement to address residents' concerns and thank them for their co-operation and offers to help others in their communities. "Our communities are facing a challenge... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:57 by Anita Sach

Tags: Safety

False claims of Telephone Preference Service

Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a 'Telephone Preference Service' - an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:06 by Anita Sach

Tags: Crime alert, Scam

White goods warning from county's fire service

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) has joined other services around the country to urge residents to stop using white goods that have been recalled.

GFRS attends more than two incidents every month involving defective white goods and, as part of their Safe and Well campaign, carry out free checks of all white goods in the home.

Trained teams will visit, free of charge, and carry a full safety... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:11 by Anita Sach

Tags: Safety

Why you must not use mobile phones when driving

The Road Safety Partnership is working to make the use of mobile phones when driving socially unacceptable.

Using mobile phones is one of the most dangerous behaviours for motorists, putting drivers, passengers and others on the road at risk of death and serious harm. And it is a behaviour seen too frequently on our roads but together we can help to make it socially unacceptable.

Some facts that you... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:21 by Anita Sach

Tags: Roads

Reporting road safety concerns

A new one-stop shop for reporting road safety concerns in Gloucestershire has been launched.

The Road Safety Community Hub has been launched by the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership, made up of Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Constabulary, the Police and Crime Commissioner's Office and Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service.

The new hub will be the main point of contact for residents... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:03 by Anita Sach

Tags: Roads

Beware of telephone scam

There is currently circulating in the Severnside area a telephone scam, where an Asian sounding gentleman calls you, purporting to be from BT, asking you to open your computer so that BT can check your Broadband connection for any viruses. There are some viruses found that apparently show up on your screen. He then says he can install software to remove those viruses for £10-00. He then passes... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:28 by Anita Sach

Tags: Scam

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