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FALFIELD - Pale brown or fallow open land'. Old English fecal + field.
Taken from A Dictionary of Place-Names Oxford University Press, © A.D. Mills 1998.

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Page last updated: Thursday, August 18, 2016


9th May
Europe Day

In 2010 as part of the 150th anniversary of St George’s Church a flag pole was erected in the churchyard. The St George’s flag is normally flown on a service day. On “official” flag days either the Union Flag or St George’s flag is flown.
The next “official” flag day will be:



Land At Heneage Farm Moorslade Lane Falfield

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This website is designed to serve the local community in and around Falfield Village and it's visitors. Feel free to take a look around, and let us know if you would like anything included.

If you spot any inaccuracies, broken links, typos or have any information which you feel should be added to the web site then please do draw them to our attention by using the contact page. There is much practical information and links to activities and events taking place in and around the village. You will find details on the website about the work of the Parish Council including Council minutes provided by the Parish Clerk. You will also find information of the general history of the village and with the centenary of the start of the 1st World War you will now find information on all those remembered on the War Memorial from the Great War as well as those from the 2nd World War. Just added to the history section is information on the Bombed Village at Eastwood.

Village institutions, clubs and social groups are now beginning to be represented on the web site’s pages and we would like to include everyone. So, if you are involved with a local group and would like a presence on the website, please let us know. Similarly, if you would like to publicise an up-coming event or occasion, do get in touch.

For those of you not familiar with  we are a small rural village with around 200 houses and a population of approx 500. It is situated on the southern edge of the Berkeley Vale and to the east of the River Severn and the Cotswold's to the east. It is the last parish on the northern boundary of South Gloucestershire.

The nearest town to the village is Thornbury some 5 miles away to the south. The nearest major cities are Bristol, 16 miles to the South and Gloucester 18 miles to the North

The major employer in the village is the Home Office which operates a Women's Prison located within Eastwood Park although the majority of the working population in the village travel to either Gloucester, Bristol or Swindon to work.

The shape of the parish is long in its length and narrow in its width. Both the A38 road and M5 Motorway run through the village from north to south with access on and off of the M5 motorway from the village via junction 14.This web site is run on a voluntary basis by James Carpenter with the cost of the domain name and hosting facility offered byLink 2 covered by The Gables Hotel, Falfield.

1914 - 1918 CENTENARY

During January & February there are no individuals whose anniversary of death fall in either of these months.

Click here to go the 1914-1918 Centenary page

From September 2014 until March 2019 the Union flag will be flown in St George’s Churchyard on the anniversary of those who died during the 1st World War and are remembered on the Falfield Village War Memorial












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Are you concerned about the number of large scale and unrestrictive housing developments proposed in
Falfield and Thornbury?

If so Thornbury Town Council have set up a petition

At their meeting on 3rd May 2016 the Town Council unanimously agreed, that it should write to the leader of South Gloucestershire Council expressing its deep concern over the number of houses being proposed outside the agreed development boundary and asking that his Council, as the Planning Authority, rejects further applications, at least until such time a new strategic plan can be put in place. Thornbury Town Council recognises that there is a housing shortage in the region but believes that, until the 12,000 homes that already have planning permission in South Gloucestershire are constructed, no further green field sites on the edge of Thornbury should be considered.

To sign the petition click HERE


Next collection
Saturday 2nd Jaunary 2016

Do you have any Tassimo coffee machine pods plus outer foil packaging? Then did you know you can recycle them and at the same time raise money for Myeloma UK. Then click here for more information

All containers are to be presented by 7.00am on the day


Re: West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) Consultation Submissions

Click HERE to open statement


For details of service times click on service No to take you to the appropriate to service timetable.

The AUGUST issue of the 5 Villages Alive which covers the villages of Rockhampton, Cromhall, Falfield, Tortworth and Tytherington is now available to view on line.

Click here to go the the 5 Alive page.


The draft minutes of the last Parish Council can be found on the Parish Council Minutes page.

South Gloucestershire Council
Waste Strategy 2015-2020 Briefing
The new Waste Strategy was agreed at ECS committee on 6 July 2016. It sets out our plans for the service to make sure that we reach our environmental aspirations and provide a simplified service to our residents. The strategy also identifies changes so that we can cater for our growing population.

What is changing

Recycling collections will be simplified so all material will be collected on the same day every week.  The following will be collected; plastic, cardboard, glass, paper, food, household batteries, textiles, small electricals and cartons.  

We will no longer collect engine oil or car batteries from the kerbside and residents will be encouraged to take these items to the Sort It recycling centres.

Recycling will be collected using new vehicles that can collect all material in one drive pass. The new Romaquip vehicles also last longer - typically 10-12 years.

Residents will be able to request additional recycling boxes and will be able to use boxes for all materials. We will ask residents to group items together. The bags for plastic and cardboard will be kept as it has been highlighted that some residents may struggle with boxes and would prefer to keep their bags.
Paper recycling bags will no longer be available.
The 240 litre black bins for non-recyclable waste will be exchanged for 140 litre black bins. The black bins will continue to be emptied every fortnight.

For the full briefing - click HERE

The Phoenix Singers

a community through our love of singing

We rehearse in St George’s Church,Falfield
on Thursday evenings, but we are not a Church choir.

The wide range of songs we enjoy include those from musicals, folk, country, popular - any songs we fancy having a go at!

We are now developing our Christmas programme to include traditional carols, and more modern contemporary Christmas songs, all of which will be performed at a variety of venues in the local area during December.

If you enjoy singing, please come and join us.

No previous experience necessary, no auditions.  Just come along on a Thursday evening, from 7-9 pm, £2 per week.

Don’t be shy!  You are guaranteed a welcome!

E-mail:  sing@thephoenixsingers.org.uk or call 01453 548588 for more details.