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
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
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
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
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
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
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... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 by Janet Taylor
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... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:52 by Janet Taylor
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..
Posted: Sat, 27 May 2017 10:48 by Janet Taylor
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