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European elections

Elections to the European parliament will be held on Thursday May 23rd. Our local polling station is the Village Hall which will be open for voting between 7am and 10pm.

Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 09:21 by Janet Taylor

Tags: News, Village information, Elections

May Fayre preparations are go !

Our annual May Fayre is on Mon May 6th from 10am to 4pm - fun for everyone, with street market, games, food, music and much much more. Planning is underway - check out our May Fayre page

Posted: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 12:21 by Janet Taylor

Tags: Village information, News

Activities in the Village Hall

There is something happening in the hall almost every day - why not try something new this year?

On Monday evenings we have Oakham Sings!, a ladies' singing group where the emphasis is on upbeat music and having fun.
Tuesday and Wednesday you'll find the Braunston Table Tennis Club knocking seven bells out of a ping pong ball, new members always welcome. Also on Wednesday the quilting group meets in... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:30 by Janet Taylor

Tags: Village information, News

Advent windows

Advent windows

Braunston's Advent Windows have been an amazing success - if you haven't yet seen them all get out there before Jan 5th and be impressed by the creative flair of our village. Thanks to Karen Allen for her inspiration and organisation, and to all those who have taken part.

Posted: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:52 by Janet Taylor

Tags: News

Church Street closure

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.

The work is scheduled... Read More »

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

Tags: Village information

Water related news

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.

Severn Trent intend to do a full job, covering Oakham Road, Church... Read More »

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

Tags: News

Ceilidh, Village Hall, Sat 23rd June

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.

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

Tags: News

Giant Teddy homeless no more !

Giant Teddy homeless no more !

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.

Posted: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:00 by Janet Taylor

Tags: News

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... Read More »

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

Tags: News

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... Read More »

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

Tags: News

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