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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

Giant Teddy homeless

Tue, 08 May 2018 21:05 by Janet Taylor

After the May Fayre on Monday, a Giant Teddy is now homeless - can you help ??

Joanne, who organised the Teddy Tomboloa writes:

The winning ticket for the giant Teddy that was given away as part of the Teddy Tombola is number 384. If you hold this ticket please contact Joanne Palmer on 07876 251257 or joannepalmer73@hotmail.com. You will be required to show the ticket. The Teddy must be claimed by 15th May 2018.

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