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.


Do you play the bagpipes? Or do you know someone who does?

Sunday 11 November this year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. A coordinated series of events is planned to take place across the country. The tribute will start at 6am with bagpipes playing Battle’s O’er at Westminster Abbey and in many local communities all over the land. Preparations are underway for our own commemoration in Braughing, and we would very much like to have a piper to start our day in this poignant way.

If you or someone you know plays bagpipes and would be willing to play for us on 11 November, please contact us here >>>


The examiners report is now in the public domain. It should be noted that the comment on are plan are;- "The Plan is presented to an exceptionally high standard with policies which are clearly differentiated from supporting text. It has an eye catching front cover and is full of photographs that give a unique feel to the Plan"

We are awaiting a programme from East Herts District Council to confirm that our Neighbourhood Plan has been accepted by the Council and can go forward to referendum. The District Council are committed to making this decision within 5 weeks of receiving the Examiners report.  The five weeks started on the 30th April. The Council have put into place a procedure where they can make this decision as a Non-Key decision which is a shorter process than a Key decision.

We then await a decision on a referendum date.  The plan can be viewed 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. 

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 2nd June 2018 10am to midday
  • Saturday 30th June 2018 2pm to 4pm

Both 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 >>>