Alkington Parish Council

Serving the people of Alkington

Author: Anita Sach

Ultrafast broadband in Alkington parish

Much of the parish is now ready to go live with ultrafast broadband and some areas are still having it installed.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of ultrafast broadband, with speeds of 100Mbps and up, Martin Vile is the community executive for Gigaclear. He is working in the community helping potential customers understand all aspects of full fibre, from installation queries, WiFi... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:49 by Anita Sach

Tags: Broadband

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

Stalkingham News December 2020

The latest Stalkingham News will not be delivered as usual but is available by email.

Posted: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 12:45 by Anita Sach

Tags: Stalkingham News

Berkeley Vale Youth Voice

Your local youth forum (open for 11-18 year olds) is inviting new members to join. Check out Stroud Youth Voice to more information. They meet alternative Tuesdays at 5.30pm.

Helping to make your communities better for young people 😃🌟

It's a small group and invites young people from all walks of life to get involved and have your say on what needs to change.

The group is facilitated by youth worker... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:26 by Anita Sach

Tags: Berkeley Vale Youth Voice

Warm welcome to our new parish councillor

At our meeting on 9th November, council co-opted Michala Hussein of Woodford on to the parish council.

The councillors extend a warm welcome to Michala and look forward to working with her for the benefit of the parish

Posted: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 11:59 by Anita Sach

Tags: Councillors

Road works in the parish

Road works are taking place throughout the parish to install rural fibre for high-speed broadband. Watch out for notices appearing on the affected roads. The work will be completed by February 2021.

For further information contact Gloucestershire Highways through the website

Posted: Wed, 04 Nov 2020 13:22 by Anita Sach

Tags: Roads