Braunston Good Neigbours

With many of us isolated at home over the next few weeks, over forty village volunteers are now available in Braunston and Brooke, and are helping with whatever is needed.

Get in touch if you need shopping or prescriptions delivered, letters posted, dogs walked or are just in need of a friendly chat.

You can call or text our dedicated helpline number 07422 693608, or email and one of our village volunteer team will be able to help you.

The April newsletter has full details of what is currently happening in the village.

It's also important that we keep an eye out for our neighbours and help where we can, but remember to observe government guidelines and stay safe

If you wish to join our volunteer team please get in touch on the phone or email address above

The Blue Ball

Dom & Pip have announced that the takeaway service at the Blue Ball will end on Sun 7th June.

The good news is that this is to allow them the opportunity to re-jig everything in preparation for when pubs are allowed to re-open, hopefully in July. Any credit on pre-paid vouchers will obviously be carried forward.

We're all looking forward to a socially distanced pint on the terrace soon :-)

For up-to-date information, head over to the Blue Ball's Facebook page.

Get in touch

Call: 01572 722135


WhatsApp or text from 11am to 11pm: 07964 986 563

Church information

Following a decision from the diocese, both All Saints Braunston, and St Peter's in Brooke are now closed.

If you need pastoral care during this time please see the Oakham Team Ministry website for information on support that is available.

Rutland Foodbank

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 money and find out more about Rutland food bank at

Items that are currently required are:

Tinned carrots
Tinned potatoes
Jams/ Spreads
Sponge puddings
Tinned meat pies
Tins of custard
Full cream UHT milk
Toilet rolls
UHT juice
Small jars of coffee
Washing up liquid
Washing detergent tablets

Gates Garden Centre

Gates at Cold Overton have now re-opened subject to strict Covid19 rules, but they are still offering a Call and Collect service on food from the farm shop, and any of their garden centre items, and home delivery if you prefer not to go there.

See their website for up-to-date details

Rutland Garden Village

The Rutland Garden Village at Ashwell is now open again, and they are still offering a delivery service on their garden products with a delivery charge of £5 to Braunston.

Phone 01572 723583 to order and pay.

See their website for up-to-date information.