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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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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.)

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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 17th November - open to see agenda

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th November 2015 at 7.30 pm in the village hall.

click here for latest agenda

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 in Village Hall

There are no further Beat Surgeries for the remaining months of 2015. Hopefully further Surgeries will be held during 2016.

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


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


Page last updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015

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:

19/10/15 - Overnight full closure Southbound J13-16 for installation of narrow lanes

20/10/15 - Overnight full closure Northbound J16-13 for installation of narrow lanes

21-23/10/15 - Overnight L1 & L2 closures Northbound J16-13 for installation of Temporary Safety Barriers

25-27/10/15 - Overnight L1 & L2 closures Southbound J13-15 for installation of Temporary Safety Barriers

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

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


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

Next Collection
Thursday 19th March

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In a leaflet dropped through homes in the village the developer states the following benefits of their proposals.

Click here to enlarge map of area or here to see company flyer advertising Exhibition

The exhibition has now taken place with a large number of individuals from the village and surrounding area attending.  The last date for feedback was Monday 2nd November. Cotswold Homes advise that results of feedback will be published on their consultation web site http://consultation-online.co.uk/falfield.



Stakeholders and residents living within 2.5km of land off Moorslade Lane in Falfield took advantage of the opportunity to discuss an early proposal for up to 150 homes, a new village green and South Gloucestershire’s first Park & Share scheme with locally based housebuilder Cotswold Homes.

Cotswold Homes held a public exhibition close to the site at the Gables Hotel on Wednesday 21 October between 15h00 and 19h00. Around 144 people attended to discuss the early proposal with the development team and provide their feedback on the emerging proposals.

The proposal, if approved, would be a major step towards the district’s very first Park & Share facility for up to 100 cars, which has been a longstanding policy aim of South Gloucestershire Council as a means of tackling traffic congestion locally.

The proposals also provide around 53 affordable homes, making up 35% of the total number.

Mike Glen, MD of Cotswold Homes said:

“As a local housebuilder, Cotswold Homes wants to make sure the local community is informed and involved at every step of the process. We are delighted that around 144 people came to our consultation, having sent invitations to everyone living within a 2.5km distance of the site.

“It was important to remind residents that we are at the very start of the process. The purpose of our exhibition was to learn from residents and seek their feedback on our ideas.

“Our next step is to consider the comments we receive carefully so that we can, where possible, make changes to the proposal before submitting a planning application to South Gloucestershire Council.”

Residents can contact the team on 0800 298 7040 or feedback@consultation-online.co.uk and visit the dedicated project website http://consultation-online.co.uk/falfield
to view the information on display at the exhibition.

Cotswold Homes web site

Press Release dated 22nd Oct 2015


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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:


The NOVEMBER 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.



Due to a software malfunction with the weather data collection we are unable to bring you October’s report

Proposed Cotswold Homes Development off Moorslade Lane.
The Parish Council WILL be calling a public meeting to specifically discuss the proposed development once a planning application has been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.

In the interim the Parish Council is keen to hear your thoughts on the proposed development, either positive or negative or both.  

Comments can include observations on development size, type of housing, roads and site access, public transport, flooding, and sewerage, impact of local services (shops, schools, doctors, and dentists), proposed village green, the Park & Share site or any other aspect of the development.

Click here to download feedback form