Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II

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FPC have already planted 3 oak trees in Fillongley Recreation Ground as part of The Queens Green Canopy.  These trees were grown in the Parish and donated by Mrs Stella Antrobus.  Thanks also to Mr William Antrobus and Mr Kevin Kerby, who, with the help of some heavy farm machinery transplanted the trees to the Recreation Ground.  These will be dedicated in a ceremony to be announced…..

Map – The Queen’s Green Canopy (queensgreencanopy.org)

 

 

The Council also plan to gift commemorative mugs to all children living in the Parish of Fillongley who were born after 31st August 2010 and children at Bournebrook School.  To claim your mug, please just contact the Clerk with your child(ren)s name(s), address and date(s) of birth.  Clerk@fillongleyparishcouncil.co.uk  01676 549193.  If you don’t qualify for a gift but would like to purchase a mug at a cost of £6, again, please contact the Clerk.

 

On Thursday June 2nd 2022, 70 years on from the Coronation, the Parish Council are participating in the chain of Beacons across the land.  There will be a fabulous community celebration with a bonfire, beacon and brilliant fireworks display.  This will be held at the highest point in the Parish, in a field off Hardingwood Lane, Fillongley, CV7 8EL.  There will be parking, bar, barbeque and toilets on site.  Gates open at 6.30pm.  Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm and fireworks will complete the evening straight afterwards.    Thanks to all those who are working together to make this a fabulous evening; Mr and Mrs Antrobus, (site), Millie Eaton (poster), Isabella Priest (ticket), Paul Telfer (graphic design), Fillongley Scouts (BBQ), Fillongley Cricket Club (bar), Fillongley Parish Councillors as well as numerous other supporters and helpers.

Tickets are £5 per adult, £2.50 for children.  Under 5’s are free.  It is a non-profit making event –proceeds pay for the fireworks.

 

We look forward to a fabulous community celebration.

Fillongley Fete

We are delighted that after a break of 2 Covid years, Fillongley Fete is back again!

Saturday 11th June from 1-4pm at Fillongley Village Hall.

“Pedlar” the steam engine, and the Moor Farm ponies will be in attendance as well as a bar, barbeque, tea and cakes from the WI, facepainting, bouncy castle and all sorts of other stands.  FPC host a stand showing the community the plans for restoring Corley Moor.

NEW Fillongley Library Timetable 2021

Two routes will be stopping in Fillongley,

Route O on Thursdays

Route K on Fridays

Please check the dates below

BEM O Route 2021

BEM K Route 2021

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 https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ebooks

Can I get help with accessing your digital services?

Yes, if you need help, just contact us. Email: libraryenquiryteam@warwickshire.gov.uk  

Remembrance Sunday 2020 – re COVID-19

Sunday 8th November is Remembrance Sunday.  There will be a short  Church Service around the War Memorial with the wreaths being laid however FPC would encourage members of the public to show their respects by coming out onto their doorsteps for the two minutes silence at 11am rather than attending the Service.
For those who do plan to come to the War Memorial, please wear a face covering, stay in your family bubbles and maintain 2 metre distance from others to avoid any possible risk of infection of others.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Coronavirus Information – Update

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Corona Virus (Covid-19) Information

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

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/438817562973319/

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.