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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.)

This web site is run on a voluntary basis by James Carpenter with the cost of the domain name and hosting facility offered by Link 2 covered by The Gables Hotel, Falfield.


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:


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

Parish Council Meeting

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

click here for lastest agenda

Annual Quiz Night

Saturday 31st January at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. £12 for a table of four. To book a table ring 01454 260388.

Soft drinks will be available but bring your own alcoholic drinks. If you don't have a full team please ring as the organisers may be abale to help make up a team.

5 Alive distributor required to cover Moorslade Lane

Following a request in the January issue of the 5 Alive a volunteer has now come forward to distribute the monthly magazine in Moorslade Lane.

Your unwanted Garden Waste green bin

South Gloucestershire Council will be collected any unwanted garden waste bins from the village on Monday 2nd February. Anyone in the village who no longer requires their bin should ensure that is is put out by the roadside by 7am. If you are using your green bin for another purpose, you can continue to do so.


November Winners



C. Smith



R. Child



G. Barber

For details of all winners since June 2014 click here

The FEBRUARY 2015 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.


BUS TIMETABLE CHANGES  2nd November 2014

The 309, 310 & 311 services no longer run through Falfield and have been replaced by Services 87 & 88

Click here to go the Local & Regional Transport page for more information.


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

Next collection
Friday 16th January

FALFIELD - South Gloucestershire Council - Whitfield, A38/B4061 - Casualty reduction scheme

Funding has been allocated for a casualty reduction scheme at the junction of the A38/B4061, Whitfield.

In the three years between January 2011 and December 2013 there were 3 personal injury accidents at the A38/B4061 junction, Whitfield. Two of these accidents occurred at the end of the left turn slip road and involved vehicles either joining or waiting to join the A38.. For more details click here to go to South Gloucestershire’s web page.

Closing date for any comments is midnight on 31st January 2015




Notice is hereby given that South Gloucestershire District Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended intend to make an order the effect of which will be to close, temporarily, to vehicles from its junction with the A£8 Gloucester Road in an easterly direction for a distance of 48 metres.

This order is required in connection with the likelihood of danger to the public consequent upon works to repair a retaining wall and will be operative from the 9 February 2014 for a maximum period of eighteen months. The closure however may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only as and when traffic signs are in position and only for as long as is necessary to execute the works which are anticipated to be of NINE MONTHS duration.


Chapel Lane,(part unaffected),Cuttsheath Road, A38 Gloucester Road and vice versa  

Click here for diversion map

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Page last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015

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