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Welcome to the Braunston in Rutland parish website. We are a thriving village located just two miles from Oakham in the glorious county of Rutland. This website will tell you all about the Parish Council and what our local issues are, plus a wealth of information about the village in general. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

If you are new to the village you might like to download our 'welcome pack' which is designed to get you familiar with what's going on in the village and has some useful contact details.

Latest News

Sad news from the Village Hall

Sad news from the Village Hall

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:14 by Janet Taylor

Steve Stafford, caretaker at the village hall for more than 20 years, was taken ill last month and died on April 2nd in Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Steve has been a familiar face to most people hiring the hall, making sure that everything was ready for bookings, and also working hard to maintain and improve the fabric of the building, and to keep the gardens looking colourful, especially for events during the summer months. More »

He was also well known around the village, whether out walking his dog, cycling on various bikes ( including that scary-looking recumbent one ), working on many of our houses, or just enjoying a drink in one, or both, of the village pubs.

Steve's funeral service will be at All Saints' Church on Weds 18th April at 11am, following which we will celebrate his life in the traditional way at the Blue Ball. All are welcome » Less

Neighbourhood Plan

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:45 by Janet Taylor

The annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Village Hall on the 12th April, at 8pm, and as well as the usual stimulating agenda items, we plan to canvas support for a Braunston Neighbourhood Plan.

Over the past few years Neighbourhood Plans have become a useful tool allowing village communities to take charge of how their villages are developed in the future. The government initiative intended that those communities who made the effort to gather and publish a plan would generally have their preferences accepted as a higher priority than plans which might otherwise be imposed by their regional authority. So, is it time that our village took the initiative to define how we want it to look in the future? Who is interested in helping to draft such a plan, which might record village views on: building development (size, type, purpose), facilities, utilities, roads and footpaths, services, play areas, protection of the village character and heritage ? More »

Come to the Parish meeting and let's talk about it.

Two good examples of Neighbourhood plans can be found here: http://www.greethamrutland.com/greetham-neighbourhood-plan/

and here: http://www.cottesmoreparishcouncil.org.uk/uploads/cottesmore-np-referendum-version-23-feb-2016.pdf » Less

Fund raiser for church roof repairs

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 by Janet Taylor

Come along to the Blue Ball on Tues Dec 5th at 6.30pm for an evening with Marc Allum, one of the the BBC's Antiques Roadshow experts. Marc will be giving a talk about his 40 years experience in the antiques world to coincide with the publication of his book 'Forty years of great finds'. Tickets are £10, from the Blue Ball, 01572 722135, to include cheese and wine, and all proceeds will go to the church restoration fund - urgent roof & masonry repairs are required. Whether you're a church-goer or not, our historic church is one of the buildings that make our village the beautiful place that it is. More »