• The Blue Ball

  • All Saints Church

  • The Old Plough

  • The Village Hall

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

Water related news

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

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.

Giant Teddy homeless no more !

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:00 by Janet Taylor

Good news - the Giant Teddy that was abandoned after the May Fayre has found a new home. After a few weeks of foster care with Jo and Simon, he was raffled off last Friday night at the Blue Ball Charity night - his new carer ( can't be named for privacy reasons, no clause in GDPR to cover bears ) seemed delighted with her new friend, so here's to a long and happy relationship.