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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 normal Bi-monthly meeting will be held on

Tuesday 16th September at 7.30 pm

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


Welcome

 

Next collection
Thursday 14th August
Bins & Bag Week

Black & Green bins, cardboard & food waste

LATEST NEWS

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:

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 2nd OCTOBER 2014

THURSDAY 30th OCTOBER 2014

THURSDAY 11th DECEMBER 2014

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. For more information click here

NEW

5 ALIVE MAGAZINE

The SEPTEMBER 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

FALFIELD VILLAGE HALL 100 CLUB

2014 Winners

July

£16

140

Rosie Bailey

£12

179

Louise Hudson

£8

185

Pat Child

Summary for July 2014




Temperature

(°C):


Mean (1 minute)  

19.7


Mean (min+max)

19.9


Mean Minimum

12.3


Mean Maximum

27.4


Minimum

7.9

Day 14

Maximum  

31.7

Day 26

Highest Minimum

20

Day 18

Lowest Maximum

23.4

Day 4

Air frosts

0


Rainfall

(mm):


Total for month  

60.6


Wettest day

42.9

Day 19

High rain rate

56.4

Day 19

Rain days

12


Dry days

19


Pressure (hPa):

(hPa):


Maximum

1021.9

Day 22

Minimum

996.2

Day 5

WEATHER REPORT


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

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.

FLAG DAYS

HOUSEHOLD WASTE &
RECYCLING COLLECTIONS

1914 - 1918 CENTENARY

From September 2014 until March 2019 the Union flag will be flown on the anniversary of the death of those individuals who are remembered on the Village War Memorial.

During September we remember:

14 Sept - John Banks Jenkinson
Killed in action on 14 Sept 1916

25th Sept - John Kingscott Millard
Killed in action 25th Sept 1915

26th Sept - Charles William Cole
Killed in action on 26
th Sept 1916

For more information about the “official” flag days and other special days click here

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.

SUNDAYSHILL LANE - PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF WAITING RESTRICTIONS

Following requests from local councillors to review the parking in Sundayshill Lane, South Gloucestershire council is proposing to introduce waiting restrictions to deter commuter parking.


The aim of these proposals is to discourage all-day commuter parking whilst having a minimal impact on the facilities of local residents and their visitors.


These proposals are programmed for implementation within the 2014/15 financial year subject to sufficient local support and any comments received at a future formal consultation.


Further details and drawings showing the proposals are available to view on the councils website at https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/FalfieldWR/consultationHome


Comments should be submitted by 15th September 2014