REFERENDUM - the results are in...

Dear residents, I am very pleased to announce that the result of the referendum that took place on Thursday 26 July was a resounding YES. Nearly 39% of those residents on the electoral register turned out to vote, which is very good. 

Total votes counted - 399
Vote YES – 327 (81.95%)
Vote NO – 72 (18.05%)

This is an excellent result for the people of Braughing. 

Now the Neighbourhood Plan has succeeded at referendum, there is now only one more step to go before it becomes planning policy. The Neighbourhood Plan will be presented to a meeting of the East Herts Council. The Council will be recommended to adopt the plan enabling it to be used when considering all planning applications in this parish alongside district and national planning policies.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted YES. 

Yours sincerely,

Cllr Peter Boylan Chairman
Braughing Parish Council

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.

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.