Alkington Parish Council

Serving the people of Alkington

Author: Anita Sach

Co-op stores team up with volunteers to deliver to the most vulnerable

You may or may not be aware that the CO-OP Stores are teaming up with local volunteering organisations to allow food shopping to be delivered to the most vulnerable people in their area.

Residents are able to phone their local store and the Co-op staff are able to take a click and collect style payment over the phone so that no money needs to change hands between residents and volunteers. The shopping... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:17 by Anita Sach

Tags: Community

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