- Church Open for Velo Birmingham
On the 12th May Velo Birmingham is coming through Fillongley. The church will be open on the day for refreshments, toilets and a book sale.
If anyone has any cycling memorabilia we could have on display on the day please get in touch directly. Old Bikes, posters or the like would all be welcome.
We would like to really get into the spirit of the event and create a display to welcome visiting spectators as well as those confined to the village by road closures.
- Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum
The Referendum for the Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 2nd May in conjunction with the local elections
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.
Contact the Clerk here.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fillongley Library Timetable
- Thought of being a Parish Councillor?
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 www.AccessAble.co.uk 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
- 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
- Mobile Post Office
The mobile post office is now located in the car park of the Manor House pub on Wednesdays for 1 hour, from 10:45am to 11:45am
- 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