- 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, and, as before, we await instructions as to exactly when the Beacon needs to be lit. Tickets will be available nearer the time but please do make a note of the date in your diaries.
- Silver Sunday
Following the great success of previous 4 years we are pleased to announce that Silver Sunday will return on Sunday 7th October 2018. Bookings are already being made for an afternoon of socialising and entertainment. The event is open to all Parishioners over 60 and whilst we endeavour to send invitations to all, there are no official lists with birth dates on so it is a bit of guesswork! If you don’t get an individual invitation you are still welcome to come along. Please RSVP nearer the time (when more details are available) so that the correct number of guests can be catered for.
- Great British Spring Clean
2-4th March 2018. Once again FPC have committed to joining in this national clean up day. NWBC are providing litter pickers and black sacks (available from the village hall over the weekend), and will take the mountain of rubbish away from there too. Over the years we have had involvement from Scouting and Guiding as well Bournebrook School and individuals young and old. There is always litter picking to do, or how about cleaning the road signs in your street? Or anything else that may just need a bit of spit and polish? If everyone does a little bit, the difference is amazing, as we have found over the years. Get out in the fresh air and positively impact your community. Thank you.
- *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.
- Neighbourhood Plan
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 document is 24 pages and can be viewed by clicking the icon above. If you would like to view a paper copy please contact the Clerk to arrange this.
The law states that, at this stage, we must consult for a period of six weeks. We would welcome your comments and suggestions regarding the proposals to the Clerk (contact details above) by Thursday 18th June 2017.
Following this, there may be revisions and amendments and everyone who responds to this consultation will be re-consulted on the revisions by NWBC.
Then, there will be a referendum as to whether or not you agree; this is just the first stage towards adopting the plan.
- 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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