Welcome to Braughing - ' A Sense of Place'

This is your guide to the historic village of Braughing, designed to help you find out about the village and make the most of your day out here if you plan to visit in the future.

26 July 2018

The Braughing Parish Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will take place on 26 July 2018. You can view the all the relevant documents below:-

Neighbourhood Plan Statement - click here >>>
Referendum Information Statement - click here >>>
Referendum General Information - click here >>>

Hard copies are available to view at The Axe and Compasses, The Brown Bear, The Golden Fleece, St Mary’s Church and BPC will ensure copies of the Plan are at the Swapping Library. PLEASE VOTE YES to secure our future.

For details of the options for casting your vote, including in person, by post and by proxy, please see further details within the general information leaflet. The District Council will be sending out polling cards to everyone in the Parish on the electoral roll with details of where and when to cast your vote.

The examiners report can be viewed here >>>
The plan can be viewed here >>>

Community Defibrillator Seminars

The Community Heartbeat Trust is coming to Braughing and will be demonstrating the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.

The more people that know how to use the portable defibrillators now installed in our community, the more chance there is of saving the life of a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Everybody is welcome, and no special skills are required, just your willingness to play an important role in the event of a medical emergency.

  • Saturday 30th June 2018 2pm to 4pm

Seminars to be held in the Church Hall and reservations ESSENTIAL

To book your place on one of these training sessions, contact Cllr Peter Boylan here >>>

Report Dog Fouling to our local council - do you want a picture of YOU, and your dogs poo, featured here?

The increase in dog fouling in Braughing has reached epidemic proportions.  What is it about dog owners, who do not clean up their dog's mess?  Don't they understand that it's filthy, disgusting and a health hazard. They have a social and community responsibility to clean up after their dogs.  When challenged by a resident who saw a dog poo on the playing fields, the owner told her to F**k off as she paid her council tax and was not going to clean up after her dog.

So this is what we are going to do.

  • If you see a fouling incident please photograph it on your mobile - the dog pooing and a picture of the owner
  • Report it to the 'FixMyStreet' website and upload the photo, which links to East Herts District Council
  • FixMyStreet is found here >>>

We hope that by taking this action as a community we can put an end to this disgusting, foul practice which is a health hazard - particularly to our children.  Please support this cause which has the full backing of Braughing Parish Council.


Using grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund, Braughing Parish Council has installed two automated defibrillators in the village, which you may have already seen. The parish council have agreed to install two units:-

Automated defibrillators are used without the need for any specialised training and can save lives. When somebody suffers a cardiac arrest outside of hospital, his or her chances of survival are poor. Access to an automated defibrillator can make a significant difference to the outcome for that person and can and do save lives.

With the equipment now installed, it is important that we raise the awareness of this valuable life saving equipment. We are working with the Community Heartbeat Trust and have organised two training sessions. We can have up to 50 residents attending each one, so lets make sure we have lots of people with the confidence to do what is required if needed.