Fillongley War Memorial Re-dedication

At 6pm on Saturday 22nd June, Rt Rev. Dr. Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry will be re- dedicating the War Memorial in Fillongley.
The ceremony has been organised by Fillongley Parish Council and will involve children from Bournebrook School, Fillongley Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies as well as local veterans and Veterans from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The Veterans will be on parade as well as two serving members of The Fusiliers… Lt Col Richard Gale TD and Major John Lam.
All men on the War Memorial are from Fillongley will be remembered and the service will echo the original dedication from 1922 whilst passing the baton of remembrance to the next generation.
Coventry Road, Fillongley will be closed at 5.45pm to enable people to gather. The road will re-open at 6.30pm.
All are welcome to join in paying their respects.

Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum 11th July 2019

The Referendum for the Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 11th July 2019

Notice of Referendum

Information Statement re Referendum

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Fillongley Neighbourhood Plan April 2019
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Fillongley Neighbourhood Plan – Basic Conditions Statement
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Fillongley Neighbourhood Plan Basic Statement inc Appendix
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Fillongley Neighbourhood Plan – Consultation Statement

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.

This document can be viewed by clicking the icon above.  If you would like to view a paper copy please contact the Clerk to arrange this.

Contact the Clerk here.

War Memorial Re-Dedication 22nd June 2019

Fillongley War Memorial

The re-dedication of the Fillongley War Memorial will take place on Saturday June 22nd 2019 at 6pm prompt. 

The Re-dedication ceremony will be performed by the Right Reverend Doctor Christopher Cocksworth Bishop of Coventry.

It is earnestly hoped that you will attend and by your presence pay a further tribute of respect, both by prayer and praise, to the memory of FILLONGLEY’S FALLEN SONS.  To enable the Committee to carry out the arrangements befitting this great and glorious occasion, with due dignity and order, will you kindly attend not later than 5.45pm.

In a community act of commemoration, the Parish Council plan to re-dedicate the War Memorial. Coventry Road will be closed as on Remembrance Day in order to accommodate people.

5.30 -5.45 Bells will ring out as people gather at the War Memorial

6.00 pm.  Rev Jane Braund will introduce Bishop Christopher.

With a thought to the first dedication, and the handing on of the Act of Remembrance to the next generation, local children will read “O Valiant Hearts” which was originally sung at the dedication.  A veteran Warwickshire Regt bugler will play the Last Post before 2 minutes silence, then Reveille.  Bishop Christopher will close with prayers and the rededication before we sing the National Anthem.

After the act of dedication the Church will be open for tea/coffee and a display of information about the original creation of the War Memorial and the research into the lives of the men remembered on it.

Lych Gate Dedication

Lych Gate Dedication

On Sunday 16th June 2019 St Mary’s and All Saints church is being revisited by Rev David Hunter to celebrate 40 years of the partnership between the Anglican and the Methodist Church.   Rev. Hunter has kindly agreed to perform a dedication of the Cemetery Lych Gates after the service.

Fillongley Parish Council would like to invite all Parishioners to attend.

The Church Service will be at 10.30am at St Mary and All Saints, after which the congregation will walk down to the Cemetery, gathering at around midday.  Rev Hunter will then say prayers of thanks and dedication.

After this, there will be a light lunch back at Church to which all guests are warmly welcome.



IF you are more than 300 metres away, 999 WILL NOT tell you to go and get it.
YOU must tell them you know where one is and you are able to get it
YOU may be quicker than the ambulance

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Help a Neighbour

FPC lead the way!

We live in a rural village and there are a lot of dog walkers amongst us. There is just not money available to put bins everywhere that we may want them so I have come up with a suggestion that NWBC wish Fillongley to trial…… If you keep your black bin on/or accessible to, the street, would you be prepared to let dog walkers put their BAGGED AND TIED poop bags into your bin? Participating black bins would be clearly marked with stickers. I already know some people who are kind enough to let me use their bins when I am walking the dog so that I don’t have to carry the bag for miles! Would you extend the same kindness to other people in the village?  I don’t anticipate an influx of people and tonnes of poop – just villagers helping each other out.  I have already posted this on the FPC Facebook page and it has been met with a lot of positive feedback – the stickers are currently being printed!  Please let me know if you are happy to participate or would like more information.  It would be particularly helpful if you live in some of the more remote spots of the village where there aren’t any bins at all!  Thank you to all those who have already come forward.  I will be in touch as soon as the stickers are delivered.


Fillongley Library Timetable

Mobile Library Service

As you may well be aware, the Mobile Library visits your parish once every three weeks.   Please find the 2019 timetable attached which details the time, date and location of our stops.  Further information about the Mobile Library routes can also be found on our website, or by contacting the number at the bottom of this poster.

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Home Library Service

Furthermore, we also offer a Home Library  Service across the whole of Warwickshire.  This is a free Warwickshire County Council service to those who are unable to visit or use their local library or Mobile Library due to ill health or infirmity.  We deliver library books to people in their homes/nursing homes/residential complexes once every four weeks, based on their personal preferences.  We have attached a copy of our leaflet to this email and would encourage you to watch our promotional video via our website,


NWBC have launched a new information service.  The app/website is called AccessAble, and allows users to research the accessibility of various locations, shops and attractions prior to attending/visiting them. The businesses on the website were required to complete a walk around and checklist, and the website is constantly updating, so if there is a discrepancy between the website and the actual location, these changes can be made.


The information on the app/website is beneficial for anyone who has accessibility issues, is not confident going to new places, or who is concerned about what they may be faced with once they are there. The app can be downloaded onto any smart device (e.g. phones, iPad’s, tablets etc) or visit the website to find all the information that you need.


If you have any queries please contact Emma Bracey

Community Development Officer (Health Improvement)

North Warks. Borough Council  Tel: 01827 719232

Community Award Scheme

 Fillongley Parish Community Award Scheme 

Do you know an unsung hero? Someone who has helped our community, quietly working away to make sure that things run smoothly for others? 

Previous recipients have been; 

Mavis Hopkins – for her tireless work regenerating the village hall, helping start up the History Group, the short mat bowls group, Golden Years, dance classes etc… the list goes on. 

John Taylor – for his unceasing work in all aspects of community engagement. Working hard on the village hall committee, youth club, Fillongley Show, gardening club to name but a few. 

David & Elizabeth Smitham – Between them David and Elizabeth have helped out for years in Bournebrook School for years with Cookery Club, Sewing Club and Handbells. David has edited the Parish magazine for more years than most remember and also runs the voluntary Handbell ringing group who entertain at old peoples homes etc. Elizabeth has also been a Guide Leader for over 40 years. 

Mavis Winterburn – Mavis has been the laundry service to Fillongley Football Club for over 40 years. Councillors were trying to calculate how many smelly socks she has washed for 2 teams every Saturday during that time and came to the answer – a lot! 

Eric Hammond – “Mr Cricket” Eric has supported the Fillongley Cricket Club in every single aspect over his entire time in the village. He also supports the Parish by mowing the grass at the crossroads every week and providing fuel for the upkeep of Fillongley Cemetery and War Memorial. 

Eddie Jones – In recent years Eddie has, almost single-handedly rejuvenated the Fillongley Fete. It started by organising a music event to raise money for the Village Hall, then he realised that people didn’t want to go and why not make a day of it – Fete in the day and music at night…. So it has grown… the fete is now such a large job that by the evening Eddie collapses and the music is no more… but you never know when it may come back! Eddie has also provided and run a PA system for village events such as the celebratory Beacon, visit by HRH Duke of Kent etc. 

Most of these people were nominated for one thing but when you ask around, it becomes apparent that in fact they help out in other areas too. 

What thanks do they get?! Well, a small party and their name on the Roll of Honour. 

What do we get? A chance to say thank you. Councillors are often told what a busy Parish we have with lots going on. Without the volunteers, it wouldn’t be like it is with so much for us to participate in if we wish to. 

So, who is next? There are no deadlines, just drop a call or an email to the Parish Clerk or one of your Councillors with a name and a reason. Please help us to reach out and give thanks where it is due. 01676549193