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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 18, 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
JANUARY 2017


High

Low

Avg

Temp

12.8

0C

- 5.5

0C

4.2

0C

Dew Point

10.6

0C

- 7.8

0C

2.1

0C

Humidity

99.0

%

50.0

%

85.7

%

Rainfall

61.0

mm

Year to Date

61.0 mm

Wind Speed

28.0

km/h

1.3 km/h

Wind Gust

32

km/h

Wind direction

SSE

Pressure

1041.9

hPa

1000.6

hPa

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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.

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.

BUS TIMETABLES FROM
4th SEPTEMBER 2016

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

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

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

Extension of M32 bus lane

Road works to extend the M32 bus lane into Bristol are planned to start before the end of September. The existing south bound bus lane is being extended from Junction 3 to the railway bridge that crosses the motorway.

Contractors will also be removing and replacing the central reservation, upgrading drainage and ducting, and installing Average Speed Cameras. The road works and improvements will take seven months and will finish in Spring 2017.

To minimise disruption the M32 will still be open whilst the road works take place, but there will be evenings when motorists will be diverted at Junction 3 via the slip roads on and off the motorway. There will also be two narrow lanes in both directions at Junction 3 for the installation of the south bound bus lane.

After work for the south bound bus lane has finished there will still be two lanes for general traffic in each direction.

Plan your journeys

The Travelwest website contains up to date travel information about road works in the West of England region: https://travelwest.info/travelupdates

The next meeting of Falfield Parish Council will be on MONDAY 20th February 2017 at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.
Please note change of day for this month only from the normal 3rd Tuesday in the Month

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.

HOUSEHOLD WASTE &
RECYCLING COLLECTIONS


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

Next Collection
Thursday 5th January 2017

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

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

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