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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

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 »

Vote for Braunston

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:52 by Janet Taylor

Please go to: www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-1722 and vote.

It won't have escaped anyone's notice that the Gwash Weir in the village has fallen into a fairly decrepit state over recent years. Over the years, the weir wall has been extended to prevent water running around the end of the original weir. However, this extension has been underwashed and water is now leaking underneath the extension wall. The fire pond has also collected quite an amount of silt, which constrains its capacity. More »

Following the recent fire at Gainsborough Cottage, when the Gwash's current lack of use as a fire pond was highlighted, the Parish Council has joined forces with the Welland Rivers Trust, which looks afer rivers and their landscape around the Welland Valley, in a bid to improve the situation. A joint application for a grant from the Aviva Community Projects fund has thus been submitted to fix the broken weir and to generally tidy up the area around it. Aviva has recently accepted the application, and now it's up to the rest of us to give the bid the impetus it needs to succeed. If we are to get money from Aviva — the project is looking for £3000 with a further £1000 contingency — we now have to show a good level of support from within our community. This effectively means online votes for the project.

Please go to: www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-1722 to get involved, register, and vote for the project. Votes count when it come to this sort of thing, so please also encourage friends and relatives to do the same, no matter where they live.

The renovation works would hope to be commenced after the spring rains next year, and would look to stabilise the foundation of the weir extension wall and dredge and contain the fire pond. The plan is then for a volunteer squad to cut back some of the over zealous vegetation, remove rubbish, and generally do all they can to return the area to a valuable and picturesque community resource one more. » Less

May Fayre

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:48 by Janet Taylor

This year's May Fayre was another great success - after a slightly doubtful start the weather was kind and the village was soon buzzing with people enjoying themselves, whether browsing the stalls, listening to the music, taking part in the various games and activities or just tucking in to some of the wonderful food on offer.. More »

Have a look at the latest news page on the village hall website to see how this year's Fayre went. » Less