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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

Church Street closure

Posted: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:12 by Janet Taylor

The good news is that we finally have a date for the replacement of the water main on Church St - the bad news is that, of course, there will be disruption in the village while the works are carried out. Once done however, we should see an end to the regular leaks and associated works that have been ongoing for some time, and also there should be an improvement in the water pressure. More »

The work is scheduled to start in mid-October and to take up to 23 days, during which time there will be a diversion implemented along High Street and Cedar Street as necessary.

The detailed RCC road closure notice can be read in the PDf document attached.

Water related news

Posted: Sun, 08 Jul 2018 12:23 by Janet Taylor

It finally looks like the long, soggy saga of the Church St water main could be coming to a conclusion. Test holes were dug at the end of June for Severn Trent to build up a detailed picture of what lies under the road and, depending slightly on the results they get back, the main work is booked in to start on the week of September 3rd. More »

Severn Trent intend to do a full job, covering Oakham Road, Church Street, Wood Lane and Brooke Road, so it's going to be a fairly long and disruptive job. Hopefully though it will also sort out the issues once and for all.

Also on the water front, plans are well advanced to repair the Gwash Weir and make a bigger concrete apron downstream to stop washout of the river bed during heavy flow. The vegetation will be cut back on both sides of the weir and the pond above the weir will be dredged out to create a bigger holding pond for firewater. Needless to say, this is not a cheap undertaking; Mick George will be doing the heavy lifting, but volunteers will be needed to help tackle the vegetation. Watch out for your call to duty ! » Less

Ceilidh, Village Hall, Sat 23rd June

Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:43 by Janet Taylor

Don't forget, it's the annual midsummer ceilidh / barn / organised chaos ( delete as appropriate ! ) dance evening in the village hall on Sat 23rd. See the village hall website for all the low-down on the hoe-down.