Welcome to Alkham

Parish Council Meetings – Covid 19

In line with Government advice on public gatherings and self-isolation all meetings of the Parish Council are cancelled until further notice.

Core duties of the Parish Council will continue through the Clerk in conjunction with Parish Councillors.

Residents needing to contact the Parish Council can continue to do so in the usual manner by emailing the clerk Irene Bowie


The situation will be closely monitored and the Parish Council will introduce any additional measures advised by the Government as and when necessary.

In line with government guidelines this play area will open from 4th July 2020. The Parish Council are NOT cleaning the equipment, although regular safety checks are being carried out. Please follow the guidelines posted at the play area for your safety and the safety of others.  A copy of the guidance is available, please click here

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About Alkham

Nestling between the busy towns of Dover and Folkestone in Kent, the village of Alkham resides in the Alkham Valley.

The valley is an agricultural area with chalk downlands and ancient woodland.  The valley is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and along with ancient wooded areas it also boasts Special Landscape Areas, Sites of Scientific Interest, Conservation Areas and 17 Grade II listed buildings.

Alkham offers a variety of good quality accommodation, a garden centre with tea rooms,  equestrian centres, a restaurant, a church and a well-equipped village hall.  The Village Green has play equipment with lovely picnic spots and there is a good sized car park in Hogbrook Hill Lane.

There are beautiful walks through the valley on both sides, and information on walking routes can be found on the noticeboard adjacent to the car park.