Author: Janet Taylor

Advent Fayre

We had hoped to run the Advent Fayre at the end of November but with the continuing Covid uncertainty this has now been cancelled.

As an alternative, there will be a virtual event to showcase all the crafts and produce, with the opportunity to buy direct from the sellers. The raffle will still go ahead with the usual excellent hamper prizes. Watch out for more information shortly.

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:50 by Janet Taylor

Tags: News, Village information

Village Hall reopens

As the government restrictions on village halls have now eased, we have reopened the village hall to our regular groups, and for a limited number of new bookings.

We are still not available for parties or large social gatherings, but will keep an eye on the changing guidelines and review our policy accordingly.

See the village hall website for up to date information

Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 11:47 by Janet Taylor

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Blue Ball update

The Blue Ball is open again!

Normal service is resuming. Dom & Pip ( and a squad of willing helpers ) have rejigged everything to make it Covid secure, with tables spaced out inside and the outside area extended into what was car parking. The interior designers have also been busy and everywhere, including the previously slightly unloved top rooms, are now looking extremely stylish.

Current opening... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 09:21 by Janet Taylor

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VE Day 75th Anniversary celebrations

May 8th 2020 should have been the day of the annual May Fayre, and the enthusiasm usually channelled into that found its way into a fine celebration of VE day. The bunting was up, the flags were out and food, fashion and music all added to a nostalgic 1940s feel.

Take a look at the VE Day page to see some pictures of how we celebrated.

Posted: Sat, 23 May 2020 17:36 by Janet Taylor

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Foodbank requests

Rutland Food Bank continues to need your support

Thank you to everyone who has donated food etc to the Oakham food bank over the last few months. The number of families needing support has increased significantly so your gifts remain so important. The Foodbank collection box is now located in the Church porch and is regularly emptied, there is a list of specific needs with the box. You can also donate... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 10:29 by Janet Taylor

Tags: Village information

Waste collection

Many of you may be taking advantage of this period of enforced inactivity to have a good spring clean. With the council tips currently closed, please resist any temptation to put extra side waste out with your bins - the council are only able to collect waste that is actually in our bins.

RCC waste and recycling teams are working hard to make sure that collections are operating as normal - thanks and... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:08 by Janet Taylor

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Parish Council Meetings

Face-to-face meetings are suspended during the isolation period.

Meetings, including the Annual Parish Meeting on April 9th, will now be conducted online - full details can be found on the Parish Council page

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:40 by Janet Taylor

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Parking in council car parks

From 26th March Rutland County Council is suspending parking charges in all of their car parks.

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:58 by Janet Taylor

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Coronavirus update

Coronavirus update

The Braunston Good Neighbours have set up a support group to help us all through this current difficult time.

If you need any help with activities such as shopping, prescriptions, dog walking, or just a friendly chat on the phone, then get in touch.

Call or text us on 07422 693608, or email us at braunstongoodneighbours@gmail.com and our village volunteers will help you out.

And don't forget to keep an... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 18:04 by Janet Taylor

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Goodbye to Andy the milkman

Goodbye to Andy the milkman

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... Read More »

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

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