Coronavirus Information – Update


Corona Virus (Covid-19) Information

For the latest government instructions and advice please use this link;

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government has now introduced three new measures; 1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes

2. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces

3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public

In Fillongley this means that everyone should stay at home unless travelling to work, essential shopping, taking one exercise per day or helping vulnerable people.

The Recreation Ground in Church Lane is still open for use but FPC would ask people not to use the play equipment, to only go with members of their own household and to maintain a distance of 2 metres from anyone else they may see.

The Parish Council recognise that many people have close friends and family in the Parish who are able to help them in times of need. It is a mark of the strength of our community that a lot of people have also come forward as volunteers willing to help others that they don’t know. You should have received a note from one/two of them through your door. If you need help, please don’t be afraid to ask. The Clerk also has a list of other people waiting in the wings to help out too. 01676 549193 or join the Fillongley Parish Council Group Facebook page

In coming days you may receive your Parish Magazine – the deadline for entries is always the 10th of the month before publication, and surprising as it may seem, on 10th March we were all carrying on with normal life. This has changed swiftly and dramatically. There will be no meetings at the village hall, no clubs, scouting or guiding, no open pubs, no formal church services (though check the information for access for private prayer), no Easter Egg Drop and no VE celebrations. Some local businesses are offering some delivery services and FPC would urge you to support local businesses whenever you can (Corona Virus Pandemic or not!).

We have a great community. Let’s work together.

If you need any help with regards to problems caused by self-isolating e.g. Shopping etc.

Please get in touch with Heather Badham 01676 549193
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Community Dog Waste Scheme.

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.    Stickers have been produced and are now available if you would like to participate.  Please let me know if you would like to join in or have 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. 

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FPC Dog Waste Scheme

VE Day UPDATE Coronavirus

Due to the Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic, all Parish Council VE Day celebrations that were planned have been cancelled.  IF the government rules alter, some pubs etc may still carry on with their plans.  However, Corona Virus permitting,  Fillongley Parish Council hope that we can transfer all the celebrations to VJ day on 15th August and Sunday 16th August, including the bonfire and fireworks spectacle.  “Victory in Japan” was significant as it was the last front that Allied Troops were still fighting on, so I think it is safe to say that this truly was the end of World War II and the 75th anniversary will be something to celebrate. 

Neighbourhood Plan

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Fillongley Neighbourhood Plan Adoption August 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.   It was voted for in a referendum and was adopted by NWBC as part of the local plan in August 2019.

Thank you to all who contributed to its success.

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.



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

Read more here

Fillongley Library Timetable – Suspended

Mobile Library services are suspended until further notice.    However, , you can renew your books online 24/7, should you wish to, visit our website or by calling the 24/7 renewal line on: 01926 499273

Are there alternative ways to borrow?

Yes, our online library services are still available, and staff will be enhancing these further over the coming weeks, including boosting the online enquiry service and developing resources for study support for pupils.

You can already download eBooks and eAudiobooks through BorrowBox, and read eMagazines and eNewspapers, all completely free of charge. Visit our digital library at

Can I get help with accessing your digital services?

Yes, if you need help, just contact us. Email:  


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