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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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In 2001 a large quantity of rubbish was removed from the land which included an old tractor. In February 2002 a section of wall was removed and a pair of gates installed to give access to the site.

Much more work required which included the removal of a number of dead trees which require removing before any levelling of the site could be completed and the area grassed over. The Parish Council had hoped to be able to install some play equipment with the help of South Gloucestershire Council, but due to the expected on going cost of maintenance and insurance the council decided that they were unable to progress with this.  

Currently the green now has two wooden benches installed by the council and a number of young saplings one of which was planted in memory of Mrs Anne Pike who served as the Parish Clerk for 20 years.

In pervious years the Green has been used for Village Fetes and in 2012 it was used by the Jubilee Committee to hold  “The Big Lunch” to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee

In October 2012 the Jubilee Committee also prepared foundations to allow or the erection of a Christmas Tree which will be decorated with fairy lights over the Christmas period which it is hoped that other organisations will take on the mantle of providing a Christmas Tree on the Green in the following years.

The Village Green

During 1994 and 1995 a Sub- Committee of the Parish Council along with a number of Village representatives got together to discuss the possibility of identify land in the Village that would be suitable as a Village Green and Play Area.

Altogether six possible sites were identified. From these six sites it was decided that the land behind the Huntsman Inn was the most suitable.

Between 1999 and 2000 the Parish Council were in discussions with the owners of the land and finally in 2000 the land opposite St George’s Church and was purchased by the Council for the sum of £1,000. At the same time the Council had agreed a 20 year lease with a review every 5 years with the owners for a further area of land adjoining the land purchased although this piece of last was later returned to the original owners.  

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