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Sad news from the Village Hall

Sad news from the Village Hall

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.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:14 by Janet Taylor

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Neighbourhood Plan

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.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:45 by Janet Taylor

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Fund raiser for church roof repairs

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.. Read More »

Posted: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 by Janet Taylor

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Vote for Braunston

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.. Read More »

Posted: Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:52 by Janet Taylor

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May Fayre

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..

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

Posted: Sat, 27 May 2017 10:48 by Janet Taylor

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Lime tree works

Lime tree works

Work has just been carried out on the lime tree on the village green. The crown and side branches have been trimmed by a couple of metres which will reduce the weight and leverage and minimise the risk of limbs falling. This venerable tree was planted as a sapling to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee back in 1897 and with regular maintenance will hopefully continue to stand for a good while yet.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:34 by Janet Taylor

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Drainage news

Rutland County Council have been busy recently addressing the various drainage problems in the village. The jetter has cleared the gullies along Church St which were badly blocked with silt, and also the gully opposite the Old Plough which was blocked with willow roots; RCC will monitor this area to check that all the roots have been removed. Other gullies in the village have also been cleared. Hopefully this will improve surface drainage and prevent flooding when it rains.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:44 by Janet Taylor

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Water update

We are happy to report that some progress has been made with the early-morning low water-pressure problems in the village, which were caused by high morning demand over the hill in Oakham.

Severn Trent monitored this 'shower dip' last year and agreed that we were being affected by the high concurrent demand. So, back in October, it separated us from the Oakham supply and connected us to an alternative water main (and, indeed, discerning.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:33 by Janet Taylor

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