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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: Monday, December 4, 2017

*   CHRISTMAS CAROLS AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE - VILLAGE GREEN FRIDAY 8TH DECEMBER 6 PM TO 8 PM     *   THE PHEONIX SINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER ST GEORGE'S CHURCH 6.30 PM   *    NATIVITY IN THE BARN SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER -  MEET AT THE HUNTSMAN CAR PARK AT 3 PM 

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

WEATHER RECORDS FOR
NOVEMBER 2017


High

Low

Avg

Temp

15.8

0C

- 1.8

0C

7.2

0C

Dew Point

13.7

0C

- 5.1

0C

5.7

0C

Humidity

99.0

%

54.0

%

88.1

%

Rainfall

62.2

mm

Year to Date

653.6mm

Wettest Day

13

mm

Sat 4th

Wind Speed

27.4

km/h

1.3 km/h

Wind Gust

44.2

km/h

Wind direction

SSW

Pressure

1032.7

hPa

984.6

hPa



The Phoenix Singers


a community through our love of singing


We rehearse in The Sportsman’s Lounge at Charfield Village Hall on Thursday evenings.

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




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.

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:

FLAG DAYS

FALFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
A Special meeting will take place on
TUESDAY 3rd JANUARY 2018 at 7.30 pm in Falfield Village Hall to discuss the latest JSP Consultation

For the latest minutes and agenda click here

Interested in booking the Village Hall?
Then go the the Village Hall web page for more information.

FALFIELD VILLAGE HALL

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

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 by Link 2 covered by The Gables Hotel, Falfield.

BUS TIMETABLES FROM
4th SEPTEMBER 2016

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

From 3rd Sept 2017 the X62 service will be withdrawn from service due to low patronage

The DECEMBER 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.




Are you ready?

As the nights get colder and darker, the chances of severe weather increase.

Since 1990, gas and electricity network companies have invested over £80bn to make the UK’s gas and electricity supply more reliable than ever before. But storms, floods and other extreme weather can still cause damage and disruption.

That’s why the UK’s gas and electricity network companies have come together to launch the Be Winter Ready campaign. The campaign aims to help the public better-prepare for power cuts and gas emergencies that may result from bad weather.

To Be Winter Ready, you should:

A new rural crime initiative-text 81819

A new rural crime initiative has been launched by Avon & Somerset Police.

There’s a new text number – 81819 to help the Police to prevent and detect rural crime.

Rural communities and businesses are asked to help the Police by providing information and intelligence about suspected crime in their area. Texts will go directly to the Rural Crime Team, who will be able to assess and action the intelligence quickly and efficiently.

The number won’t be monitored 24/7 but the team will be looking at it when they are on duty, it therefore shouldn’t be used for reporting crimes, or anything which requires an immediate police attendance.

In those circumstances please dial 999.

For more information click here




CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN FALFIELD DURING DECEMBER

Friday 1st December
Christmas Quiz in the Village Hall starting at 7.30 PM


Friday 8th December
Christmas Carols around the Tree  on the Village Green from 6 PM to PM - Free entry, collection for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Sunday 10th December
The Phoenix Singers Christmas Concert in St George’s Church starting at 6.30 PM

Wednesday 20th December
St George’s Carol Concert in St George’s Church at 7 PM

Saturday 16th December
Nativity in the Barn - Meet in the Huntsman Inn Car Park at
3 PM for transport to the farm on a tractor and trailer.

Sunday 24th December
Christingle Service in St George’s Church at 4 PM



Monday 25th December
Holy Communion in St George’s Church at 10 AM