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Filby Playing Field

The playing field belongs to the village and is in the care of the Filby Playing Field Committee.

The main fund raising event is the annual fete held on August Bank Holiday Monday.
This year the fete celebrates its 58thAnniversary on Monday 27th August, starting at 1.30 p.m.
For the latest information, updated weekly, visit Village Voice.
The fete now has its own page at Annual Fete.

Filby Playing Field Committee

Current Members of the Filby Playing Field Committee are:-

  1. David Thompson, MBE, Chairman
  2. Adrian Thompson, Vice Chairman
  3. Jenny Thompson, Craft
  4. Pauline Barnard, Co-opted
  5. Pat Bell, Craft
  6. Joy Baldry, Secretary/Treasurer
  7. John Baldry, Bowls
  8. Steve Elderkin, Bowls
  9. Ross Stanton, Football/Youth
  10. Paddy Hudson, Honorary Member
  11. Percy Hudson, Co-pted/Parish Council
  12. Peter Chapman, Church/Parish Council
  13. Ann Hughes, Co-opted
  14. Norman Hughes, Co-opted
  15. John Gaze, Co-opted
  16. Sandra Webb, Co-opted
  17. David Harrod, Co-opted
  18. Derek Nicker, Co-opted
  19. Tom Green, Co-opted
  20. Jackie Green, Co-opted
  21. Mervyn Gibson, Accountant
  22. Pauline Barnard
  23. Graham Brown, Architect
  24. Paul Smith

You can follow what is happening in the village week by week by visiting Village Voice.

To see a report of meetings of the committee please visit Playing Field Minutes.

Child Protection Policy

As an organisation it is necessary for us to formally adopt a child protection policy. This was duly adopted by the committee at its meeting on the 17th May 2012.
The Child Protection Policy can be read as a .pdf file if you click on the icon icon.
The Equal Opportunities policy can be read as a pdf file if you click on the icon icon.

2012: A Special Year.

As well as its regular programme of events the Committee was involved in organising the village's celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, on Monday, 4th June, and welcoming the Olympic Torch Relay when it was carried through the village on Thursday, 5th July.

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Some continue to be written or revised.

Additions and Revisions
In 2010, to help you find the most recent information, we launched this page. It contains direct links to new pages and those most recently revised.

Filby People Remembered

Following the success of our "Filby Weddings" and "Filby People" themed displays at the Church during "Open Gardens 2009 and 2010 respectively" go to this page to discover more about the 2011 display. This year's theme is being discussed.

Filby Calendar 2012

Our 2012 calendar was launched at the Filby Reunion on September 25th, the profits again going to the New Community Centre Fund.
Having maintained the same price for three years, it was necessary to be increase it to £7.50 to reflect the extra cost of materials. Any post and packing is extra.
As well as some 2011 calendars, earlier calendars for 2008, 2009 and 2010, are still available via this website by sending an email to the address below.
The price is £7.00 plus post and packaging.

Voices from the Past

On 20th October 2009, we started publishing a weekly "Filby News" bulletin on the Village Voice page.
Then we got to wondering what our forebears considered worthy of record and what they were doing one hundred and twenty years ago. This page is the result. Since January 2010 we have published, month by month, the Victorian equivalent of Village Voice starting with January 1890.

New Community Centre

For some time much village fund raising has centred on this project. We have now reached a stage where things are starting to show visible progress. To help us bring this to completion please support local events and initiatives.


This building is a bit special as it is one of the last two 'clay lump' structures in the village.

Clubs & Groups

If you wish to publicise your club, or organisation, and it is based in Filby or relevant to our village, please email the webmaster.

F.E.P.O.W. Memorial Bed

Originally created in 2008, and further developed with permanent features in 2009.
The Far Eastern Prisoners of War Memorial Bed is our recognition of the deprivations they suffered.

Filby Community Orchard

Phase One 2008

Alright; so it was only 21 one year old maiden trees but it was a start. We still planted 50% more trees than we initially planned.
In Phase Two, 2009, 30 trees were bought and planted. The orchard area was greatly expanded and now features the 'wild life' garden.
For Phase Three, 2010, at its September 2009 meeting the Parish Council agreed to allocate additional land to the Community Orchard Project. We now had space for another 36 or so trees and these were planted in late February 2011 bringing the total to 72 trees.

Filby: Local Roots

Bringing together Filby's past and present.

This project was developed and expanded with further exhibitions held in 2010, 2011 and 2012. It features the collection of wedding photographs first shown in the Church during Open Gardens weekend 2009 and continually developed and much, much more.
We would welcome the opportunity to see any photographs, pictures, recordings or documents relating to Filby you may be willing to share. This year we are especially intersted in memories of the Silver Jubilee and other village celebrations.

Rev. 23rd February 2012