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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, July 24, 2017

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
JUNE 2017


High

Low

Avg

Temp

32.4

0C

6.6

0C

17

0C

Dew Point

22.2

0C

6.2

0C

13

0C

Humidity

99.0

%

39.0

%

79.2

%

Rainfall

59.7

mm

Year to Date

320.6 mm

Wettest Day

15.5

mm

Mon 5th

Wind Speed

25.6

km/h

2.6 km/h

Wind Gust

36

km/h

Wind direction

SOUTH

Pressure

1028.7

hPa

986

hPa

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The Phoenix Singers


a community through our love of singing


We rehearse in The Sportsman’s Lounge 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

Liz & Rob Child who used to live in Church Avenue, Falfield but now live in Milbury Heath are raising money in memory of Tom, their son who sadly passed away in January this year after a long battle with cancer. Tom received much of his treatment at the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit in Bristol. The unit and its staff offered incredible care and support, which was gratefully received by Tom and the family. Below are their individual charity events they are taking part in to raise money for this charity.

Did you know that cancer kills more young people than any other illness in the UK. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer’. They treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything they do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival. At the moment, for every young person Teenage Cancer Trust help, there's another they can't. Help us reach more young people with cancer by donating.

By clicking on either Rob’s or Liz’s Donate button below will take you to the “Just Giving” donate page.

ROB’S CHALLENGE.
Between 19th and 23rd of July Rob will be cycling just under 300 miles from London to Paris.

LIZ’S CHALLENGE
On Sunday 7th May Liz will take part in the Great Bristol
10K run.

Donate Donate

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

FALFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
The next planned Monthly meeting will take place on
TUESDAY 17th JANUARY 2017 at 7.30 pm
in Falfield Village Hall

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

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.

PRIOR NOTICE OF POTENTIAL TRAFFIC DELAYS IN
LOCALITY OF FALFIELD ON
SUNDAY 30TH JULY

National Grid will be moving an electricity transformer from Avonmouth Docks to Iron Action Substation. The lorry carrying this equipment is very large - 57 metres long by five metres wide and weighing 231 tonnes.

Traffic in the vicinity of Falfield could be affected from around 12:05 on 30th when the vehicle exits junction 14 of the M5 and travels on the B4509 through Tortworth then onto the B4508 through Cromhall and Rangeworthy. At the traffic lights on the junction of B4508/B4509 it will turn right and then at the next traffic lights will turn into Latteridge Lane and finally into Larks Lane where it will reach its destination at approx 15:05.

For more information 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

TOTAL RAISED TO DATE
 £ 4,992

TOTAL RAISED TO DATE
 £ 1,674