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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: Thursday, April 27, 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
MARCH 2017


High

Low

Avg

Temp

19.8

0C

- 0.5

0C

9.2

0C

Dew Point

12.3

0C

- 6.6

0C

5.7

0C

Humidity

99.0

%

30.0

%

80.1

%

Rainfall

60.5

mm

Year to Date

182.7 mm

Wind Speed

33.5

km/h

4.3 km/h

Wind Gust

44.2

km/h

Wind direction

SSW

Pressure

1038.1

hPa

986.7

hPa

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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.

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

M32 Eastville Viaduct works


Highways England, will be carrying out works to replace the central reservation barrier over the Eastville Viaduct on the M32 motorway. The works are due to start on 20 March 2017 and are expected to take 11 weeks to complete.


Inspections have shown that the current steel central reservation barrier has reached the end of its serviceable life and needs to be completely replaced.  


Highways England recognise that any work on the M32 has the potential to cause localised congestion, especially given the close proximity of other local authority roadworks, so they have planned this work carefully. Highways England will be taking the following steps to minimise localised traffic disruption:


Working at night time: the need to fully close the southbound carriageway while working on the central reservation (to allow space for machinery and contractors to do their jobs safely) so this work can only be done at night, working between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday. This means the M32 can remain open in both directions during the daytime.

Liaising with contractors working on other nearby projects: Highways England will need to install narrow lanes for the duration of this scheme, but will be working closely with MetroBus’ contractors to ensure a seamless transition between Highways England works and MetroBus contractors work.

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

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

Polling Station

Falfield Village Hall
Bristol Road
Falfield
Wotton under Edge
Glos. GL12 8DH

Polling Hours

7.00am to 10.00pm

Election of Mayor for
West of England Combined Authority

The APRIL 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.