- Remembrance Sunday Events
Fillongley Remembrance Sunday Events
6am Lone Piper, Andrew Keeling, will be standing at the War Memorial, Coventry Road, joining in with the Nations Tribute, piping the traditional Scottish lament played at the end of battle – Battle’s O’er.
10.00 – 10.45am Church Bells will ring out from St Mary and All Saints Church
10.45am Remembrance Day Church Service at St Mary and All Saints finishing with the laying of wreaths on the War Memorial.
12.00 – 12.30pm Church Bells will ring out from St Mary and All Saints Church
6.00pm Gates open for the Commemoration Beacon.
6.45pm Beacon commemorations start;
Tribute to the Millions read by
Royal Navy Officer Cadet James Billington
Mr Ron Siebert (Ex- United States Air Force)
Mr Mark Greenaway (descendant of Mr Frank Colver & Mr Derek Colver– both remembered on the War Memorial)
Mr John Sargeant (Ambulance man during the Coventry Blitz)
Mr Terry Onions (National Serviceman – Malaya)
Mr Archie Badham (Army Cadet)
6.55pm The Last Post played by Mr John Truman
ONE MINUTES SILENCE
7.00pm Beacon Lighting by Mr Lance Judge-Porter (Ex- Territorial Army with active tours of duty in Bosnia and Iraq).
National Anthem accompanied by Mr John Truman
7.05pm Commemorative Firework Display
- Neighbourhood Plan – Formal Consultation!
In 2013 the Parish Council decided to form a Neighbourhood Plan. This is part of the Localism Act that has aimed to devolve power back to local communities. Since then, Fillongley residents and Fillongley Parish Council have been working on a Neighbourhood Plan.
This is a vision of how we would like our village to develop between now and 2034 which runs in parallel with North Warwickshire Borough Councils‘ future planning. If, following the consultation, amendments, validation and referendum, it is voted FOR, it will become planning law for our Parish.
The documents can be viewed by clicking the icons below. If you would like to view a paper copy please contact the Clerk to arrange this.
The consultation is open until 29th Novemeber 2018
- World War I Commemorative Beacon
FPC have once again been asked by the royal Pageant Master to join a chain of beacons across the country to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. This will be held at Fillongley Cricket Club and adjoining land (as before) by kind permission of all involved. It will be on Sunday 11th November.
- *Update* National grid power line refurbishment
The planned works below were unable to be completed so will restart again in early summer 2018
The power lines built in the 1960’s between Coleshill and Bedworth are in need of a refurbishment. After half a century of service they will need investigating, painting, changing parts and lines.
The pylon route passes through Hams Hall National Distribution Park in Lea Marston, Shustoke, Fillongley, Wood End, Bedworth West, Goodyers End and Exhall.
Please note that this work will not disrupt electricity supplies in the area.
A project spanning 20km (12.5 miles) will cause some distribution but it will be as minimal as possible. Footpaths and road closures will be planned and potentially noisy activities will be during normal working hours.
Work will begin March 2017 and expected to finish late August 2017
For more information go to the National Grid website or by clicking here.
- Mobile Post Office
There is a possibility of a mobile Post Office coming to the village – don’t get too excited, the current proposal is for one hour per week….. there is a formal consultation attached which we have 6 weeks to respond to.
- Fillongley Lunch Club
Rev’d Ian Kennedy has been asked by some people in the community if there was a possibility of a lunch club meeting in the warm meeting room of Fillongley Church. This would help people who might not see many people during the week to get out meet others. So firstly, would you or someone you know come to a lunch club held monthly or more frequently if needed? And secondly would you be willing and able to run a lunch club monthly or more frequently? If the answer is yes to either of these please call the vicarage, (01676 540320) and let me know.
Yours in Christ
Rev’d Ian Kennedy
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