Home 1914-18 Centenary Information Parish Council Village History St George's Church Organisations News & Events

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.

Home
The sponsors of this web site - click to go to the Gables Hotel home page.

Our sponsor: The Gables Hotel, Bristol Road, Falfield
Please click on the links below for more information
SPECIAL EVENTS  ¦  DINING  ¦  ACCOMMODATION  ¦  CHRISTMAS

Contact us

Privacy Policy  | Terms of use  |  Site Map

Site created by James Carpenter. Whilst every effort has been made to maintain accuracy, no responsibility is accepted for any errors in content. For questions and comments about the website please email: webmaster@falfield.org.uk. No material from this site may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the copyright owners.

Falfield
+C
Click for 7 day weather forecast The sponsors of this web site - click to go to the Gables Hotel home page.

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.

WELCOME TO THE FALFIELD VILLAGE WEB SITE

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

Next Parish Council Meeting 19th May

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th May 2015 at 7.30 pm in the village hall.

click here for latest agenda

Thornbury Arts Festival 17th to 26th April

A total of 34 events running over ten days across 5 venues with "A Musical Safari" on the opening night with Bill Oddie and Sarah Class on Friday April 17 Armstrong Hall,7.30pm.

The box office will be open in early March. For more details about this an the other events go to go to Festival web site .

5 Villages Alive - News Copy Deadline

News items should be sent to Kay Rea, The Bungalow, Moorslade Lane, Falfield, GL12 8DJ no later than 19th of the month..

For more information go the 5 Villages Alive web page

Police Beat Surgery 23rd April

The next Beat Surgery with be on Thursday 23rd April 2015 in the Village Hall between 18:30 and 19:30. Drop in and meet members of your local beat team - you can talk to them about any issue in the area and get crime prevention advice.

This will be the second of a number of Surgeries to be held in the Village Hall during 2015. Check the web site calendar for the dates of other Surgeries to be held between April and September. .

BUS TIMETABLE CHANGES  2nd November 2014

The 309, 310 & 311 services no longer run through Falfield and have been replaced by Services 87 & 88

Click here to go the Local & Regional Transport page for more information.

HOUSEHOLD WASTE &
RECYCLING COLLECTIONS


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


Next Collection
Thursday 19th March

NOTICE

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL

CHAPEL LANE, BUCKOVER -  TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF USE BY VEHICLES ORDER 2015

Notice is hereby given that South Gloucestershire District Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended intend to make an order the effect of which will be to close, temporarily, to vehicles from its junction with the A£8 Gloucester Road in an easterly direction for a distance of 48 metres.

This order is required in connection with the likelihood of danger to the public consequent upon works to repair a retaining wall and will be operative from the 9 February 2014 for a maximum period of eighteen months. The closure however may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only as and when traffic signs are in position and only for as long as is necessary to execute the works which are anticipated to be of NINE MONTHS duration.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE

Chapel Lane,(part unaffected),Cuttsheath Road, A38 Gloucester Road and vice versa  

Click here for diversion map

Page 128

Page last updated: Saturday, April 11, 2015




The APRIL 2015 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.

WEATHER RECORDS FOR MARCH 2015

Temperatures (°C)

Minimum

-1.7

5th March

Maximum

18.1

7th March

Highest Minimum

8.8

12th March

Lowest Maximum

7.7

15th March

No of frost

4


Rainfall (mm)

Total for month

28.2


Wettest Day

5.1

13th March

Rain Days

15


Pressure (hPa)

Maximum

1,040.10

5th March

Minimum

991.2

1st March

For year to date figures click here

FALFIELD VILLAGE HALL
100 CLUB

For the latest winners
click here

FISH & CHIP SUPPER

SATURDAY 9TH MAY

7.30PM


FALFIELD VILLAGE HALL





TICKETS: £10

(TO INCLUDE FISH & CHIPS & PUDDING)

For further details ring 01454 260364

or email kay.rea@btinternet.com


Bring your own drinks


Proceeds to the Mission to Seafarers


KNITTERS -

BRING ALONG YOUR KNITTED ITEMS - WOOLLY HATS & SCARVES FOR SEAFARERS

PARLIAMENTARY, DISTRICT & PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2015
CANDIDATES

Parliamentary - Thornbury & Yate

District - Charfield Ward

Parish - Falfield

HALL Luke Anthony

Conservative Party

BUXTON John Dudley

Conservative Party

FRYER Kenneth Patrick

HAMILTON Iain Adams

The Green Party

O`NEILL John

Liberal Democrats

HATHWAY Jane Ruth

MARTIN Russ

UK Independence Party



JARVIS Emma Louise

ROBERTS Hadleigh Vaughan

Labour Party



O'CONNOR Megan Louise Roth

WEBB Steven John

Liberal Democrats



With only four candidates for Parish there is no requirement for an election

POLLING STATION - Falfield Village Hall - Thursday 7th May 07:00 to 22:00














Falfield  Village Hall

Management  Committee

invites all Falfield residents to the  

Annual General Meeting

at the Village Hall on


Monday 27th April at 7.30pm

 The committee will be reporting on what it has achieved during the past year and what it plans for the future.


We have places to fill on the Committee, so if you would like to play a part in the running of this valuable village asset, please come and offer your services.