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  • The Old Plough

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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

Goodbye to Andy the milkman

Goodbye to Andy the milkman

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:58 by Janet Taylor

There was a good turnout in the village hall on Sat 16th Nov to say thank you and goodbye to Andy, our milkman for many years. He will be much missed as apart from delivering the milk, he was always happy to give a hand with other small jobs such as changing light bulbs, opening jars and even bringing in and storing bags of compost ! It's the end of an era, and it was good that a collection organised by Lynn Cooper and Sue Bichard raised a generous sum for his send off. More »

The milk delivery will continue but the company now wants everyone to be on line for ordering and paying and will only bring milk that's pre-ordered.

If anyone needs help ordering their milk online, then get in touch and we can arrange for someone to help you do it, either to show you how it all works, or to do it on your behalf. The website for ordering your milk is www.milkandmore.co.uk.

The milk delivery service is an asset to the village and it would be a shame to lose it. » Less

Traffic calming update

Posted: Sun, 24 Nov 2019 10:59 by Janet Taylor

We have received a traffic calming review from the RCC. The Review addresses the performance of the double chicane on Knossington Rd and our proposal to establish 40mph buffer zones at the edges of the village; it did not address our request for speed cushions on the High St - Knossington Rd throughway, which we will progress when responding to the review. More »

A speed survey, taken after the 1st chicane was installed, confirmed a marked increase in traffic speed. Surveys taken after the 2nd chicane was installed showed that the speed had reduced slightly in June 2019 and further in November. Based on the November speed survey RCC concludes that the double chicane has been effective in reducing speeds. A further speed survey will be conducted in March 2020.

RCC rejected our proposal for buffer zones after taking advice and reviewing the Highways regulations.

The full RCC report can be viewed in the attached document.

The Parish Council has been plugging the Braunston traffic speed problems for many years; apart from regular speed traps, the installation of the double chicane is the only outcome so far. The Parish Council is not yet persuaded that this has been a success, although the March 2020 speed test may help us form a more positive view. We will continue to lobby RCC for further action; meanwhile, please send any views or suggestions to me. » Less

Vote for Braunston !

Posted: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 09:54 by Janet Taylor

The Rutland Radio Village Star Awards are here - celebrating all that is good about the villages in our area .

Rutland Radio are looking to find the best village hall/community centre, village pub, village shop, best annual event and best overall village, and they want you to help them decide. More »

Nominations are open until Sunday 13th October, and then the voting stage will run from Tuesday 15th October until midnight on Friday 25th October. You can vote once in each of the five categories.

Head over to www.rutlandradio.co.uk to cast your vote - and it goes without saying that Braunston is the best village in the county !

The winners will be announced on Rutland Radio after voting closes. » Less