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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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PARISH COUNCIL

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE  HELD ON TUESDAY 15TH JULY IN THE VILLAGE HALL AT 7.30 PM

Click here for the Agenda

For the minutes of the meetings held in May go to the Parish Council Minutes page.

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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

WELCOME TO THE FALFIELD WEBSITE


 

Please come in and browse around – I hope that parishioners and visitors will find the pages of the updated website useful and interesting and would welcome your feedback and comments on the website, and any suggestions for how it could be improved. And of course if you spot any inaccuracies or typos, please do draw them to my attention.


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 Minutes provided by the Parish Clerk and you will also find information of the general history of the village.

Village institutions, clubs and social groups are beginning to be represented on the website’s pages and I would like to include everyone. So, if you are involved with a local group and would like a presence on the website, please let me know. Similarly, if you would like to publicise an up-coming event or occasion, do get in touch.

You will also find various information on the history of the village


This website is in the process of ongoing development and l would be extremely grateful for feedback from villagers on its style and content.


James Carpenter

The Gables Hotel, Falfield continue to sponsor the Village web site.

Once again The Gables Hotel are sponsoring the Village web site for another 12 months from May 2014. Click on the links below for more details on up and coming events at The Gables Hotel during 2014

DINING

SPECIAL EVENTS

CHRISTMAS 2014

ACCOMMODATION

Our thanks must also go to Link-2 for providing a simple and effective low budget hosting package.

WEB SITE SPONSORSHIP

Falfield Village Hall Management Committee held a very successful Barn Dance on Saturday 14th June at Buckover Farm,

thanks to Chris Daniels and family.

The event was attended by just over  100 people who were entertained by the music of Sargent’s Mess and danced the night away under the enthusiastic instruction of their caller. A tasty Ploughman’s supper was enjoyed by all, having been prepared by members of the committee. The popular bar and raffle, alongside ticket sales, achieved a very good profit of £750. This is the main fund raising event in this year’s calendar and will go towards essential maintenance and up keep of the hall premises.

Thanks must go to local business who donated raffle prizes: The Gables Hotel, Tortworth Court, Eastwood Garden Centre, Traditional Butchers of Thornbury, UK Global Road Safety, and the Therapy Centre Falfield along with donations from individuals. We must also thank the Daniel’s family again for their kindness in accommodating us and even allowing use of an outside TV screen to allow football fans to watch the end of the England V Italy match!

The hard working committee are already talking about the next Barn dance in 2016 so be prepared for another do-si-do


For a picture gallery of the evening click here.

Village Hall Barn Dance

FALFIELD BEAT SURGERY


FALFIELD BEAT SURGERY WILL TAKE PLACE IN FALFIELD VILLAGE HALL BETWEEN 10:00-11:00 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES











GIVING THE RESIDENTS OF FALFIELD

THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME ALONG AND SPEAK TO THE LOCAL BEAT TEAM.

TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES THEY MAY HAVE.


PC NATALIE DRAPER              PCSO DAWN GOLDING

THORNBURY NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE TEAM


If you need to contact the Beat Team, any other time we can be contacted on:


0117 945 5902 or 0117 945 5903


For all non-emergency calls ring – 101   In an emergency - 999  

THURSDAY 24th JULY 2014

THURSDAY 21st AUGUST 2014

THURSDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2014

THURSDAY 30th OCTOBER 2014

THURSDAY 11th DECEMBER 2014

ST GEORGE’S CHURCH RECORDS

MARRIAGES 1863 TO 1960


Information on the marriages which took place between 18630 and 1960 in Falfield have now been added to the Church Records pages of St George’s Church. To go to the opening page click here.

MONTHY RAINFALL FOR JUNE

2014

33.6 mm

2013

26.8 mm

2012

106.8 mm


For more information on monthly weather highs and lows for 2014 go to the Weather page.


Roman and Alex - pictured left are two friends from the University of Exeter who are taking part in this year's 'International Project' which is run by the University of Exeter Students' Guild society, Community Action', in conjunction with a charity called 'KickStart Ghana'. They are raising funds for this project by walking from Exeter to Halesowen between 10th and 19th June.


On the evening of Sunday 15th June they reached Falfield and spent the night in St George’s Church before walking onto Gloucester the following day.

So far they have raised £2,290 of their target of £3,500.


To find out more information go to their website www.thebigwalk.org

THE BIG WALK

WAR MEMORIAL

1914 -1918 Centenary


Details can now be found of

all 13 individuals who are remembered on the Village War Memorial from the 1st World War. Go to the 1914-1918 Roll of Honour page under War Memorial page in the history section or click here

NEW

5 ALIVE MAGAZINE

The JULY 2014 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

MICHAELMAS FAYRE 27th SEPT

The chief aim of this event is to raise money to help Syrian refugees who have fled to countries including Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Bulgaria as well as raising funds for our own parish churches.


Plans are now well underway for our Fayre and there is to be a Grand Raffle for which the first prize will be a magnificent hand-made ‘log cabin’ patchwork quilt.











This quilt has been made by Margaret Oliver and we are most grateful to her for this generous donation which represents many hours of hard work on Margaret’s part.


Other prizes will include: a voucher for Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre and a chicken/goose dinner.  Look out for tickets on sale at events in the benefice during the summer.


We shall also be looking for volunteers to help run the event, so if you would like to offer your services in any capacity, please contact the representative in your parish for details:

Cromhall: Ann Greenhalgh

Rockhampton: Anne Marshall & Margaret Oliver

Falfield: Linda Smith & Paul Davenport

Tortworth: Kay Rea & Jan Leach

Tytherington: Fiona Shipston & Val Johnson