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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: Saturday, February 6, 2016

WELCOME TO THE FALFIELD VILLAGE WEB SITE

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.

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

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

For more info e-mail sing@thephoenixsingers.org.uk or call 01453 548588.

The FEBRUARY 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.

NEW

Highways England, will be carrying out drainage works on the M5 at Junction 14.

 

The works will begin on October 19th and will last approximately 20 weeks. It will involve the replacement of drainage pipes and filter drains to rectify defects within the drainage system.


The work itself will be carried out under narrow lanes during the day. However, the traffic management will need to be installed under a full closure and this will happen over a number of nights, detailed below:


Late February/early March 2016 – Overnight full closures for removal of traffic management.

During these closures, a clearly signed diversion will be in place.

FALFIELD PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 2014 - 2015



Click here to view



The draft minutes from the September 2015 meeting are now available to read. Click here to go the the Parish Council Minutes page.

FPCAnnualReport2014-2015.pdf

HOUSEHOLD WASTE &
RECYCLING COLLECTIONS


All containers are to be presented by 7.00am on the day of the planned collection date.

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

WEATHER RECORDS FOR JANUARY 2016


High

Low

Average

Temperature

15.3

0C

- 6.6

0C

6.1

0C

Dew Point

11.8

0C

- 8.2

0C

3.5

0C

Humidity

99

%

48

%

83.6

%

Precipitation

114.3

mm

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Wind Speed

26.7

km/h

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2.5

km/h

Wind Gust

44.2

km/h

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Wind direction

--

--

SSW

Pressure

1033.7

hPa

981.3

hPa

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BUS TIMETABLE CHANGES

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