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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 latest agenda

Thornbury Arts Festival 17th to 26th April

A total of 34 events running over ten days across 5 venues with "A Musical Safari" on the opening night with Bill Oddie and Sarah Class on Friday April 17 Armstrong Hall,7.30pm.

The box office will be open in early March. For more details about this an the other events go to go to Festival web site .

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

The next Beat Surgery with be on Thursday 2nd April 2015 in the Village Hall between 18:30 and 19:30. Drop in and meet members of your local beat team - you can talk to them about any issue in the area and get crime prevention advice.

This will be the first of a number of Surgeries to be held in the Village Hall during 2015. Check the web site calendar for the dates of other Surgeries to be held from the end of April until September. .

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




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  

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Page last updated: Sunday, March 1, 2015

The MARCH 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.


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SOLAR ECLIPSE 20th March 2015.

From Bristol, the eclipse will not reach total phase but will be visible as a partial eclipse. Below are the times of the event.

Partial Eclipse Begins

08:23 GMT

Maximum Eclipse:

09:29 GMT

Partial Eclipse Ends:

10:38 GMT

Falfield Parish Council

It’s that time of year again
(Sponsored by South Glos Council)

On Saturday 28th March 2015
9.30 am - 1.30 pm

Please come along and help clean up the village.

Meet at St George’s Church, Falfield at 9.30 am
Black sacks, recycling sacks, gloves and litter pickers (prongs not people!) Are provided.
Please wear suitable clothing.

All will be rewarded with a drink and a hotdog on completion.

All ages welcome but children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Please call 01454 261264
or email jhathway@fsmail.net for more details

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