Welcome to Braughing - ' A Sense of Place'

This website 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.

The Friends of St Mary's Trust launch lottery appeal

The Friends of St Mary's (St Mary's Church Braughing Restoration Trust) provides a much loved and valued service for the community by raising funds for the maintenance of our historic Grade I listed Church building.

We need your help so that we can continue to offer facilities and expand the role of this beautiful Church building in the heart of our community.  Please support us by joining the East Herts lottery and click here >>> then click BUY TICKETS and just follow the instructions. Thank you for your support.

PARISH COUNCIL and EAST HERTS DISTRICT COUNCIL LOCAL ELECTIONS - have your say in our future local government

On 2ndMay, there will be both parish and district council elections taking place across East Hertfordshire. 

Electoral Registers - It will be your opportunity to vote for your preferred candidates. However, you will only be allowed to vote if you have registered to vote and your name appears on the electoral register for this parish. If you haven’t yet registered to vote since moving to your address in this parish, then please click here >>> for more information.

How to Vote - You can vote in person at a polling station, by post or by proxy.

In Person - When you register to vote, you will automatically be registered to vote at a polling station, unless you register to vote by post or by proxy.

Postal Votes - If for any reason you are unable to attend the polling station on 2ndMay, such as being away on holiday, working away, unwell, you should consider applying for a postal vote. Postal ballot papers are always sent out to postal voters 2-3 weeks before polling day. The deadline for registering for a postal vote in time for the elections on 2ndMay is 5pm on Monday 15thApril.

Proxy Votes - Again, if you are unable to attend the polling station, as an alternative to a postal vote, you may apply for a proxy vote. This is where you delegate authority to another registered voter, to vote on your behalf at the polling station. The deadline for registering for a proxy vote in time for the elections on 2ndMay is 5pm on Wednesday 24thApril.

If you are interested in registering for a postal vote or proxy vote, which can provide you some certainty about your ability to cast your vote on the day of the election, then please find details and applications on East Herts Council website by clicking here >>>.

Here are a few images of the 11 November 2018 commemoration in Braughing

However, in the next few days there will be a WWI area here dedicated to this event with a gallery of photographs for you to enjoy.  In the meantime please enjoy and reflect. The order of service can be downloaded here >>>

Helping to make Braughing a more pleasant place for residents and visitors, there will be a tidy-up on every second Sunday of the month meeting a Grove Barn, Green End at 10.30am.  All the necessary equipment will be provided. Together, we can make our community a more pleasant and tidy environment.

Please respect our village environment and enjoy your visit.

It is evidenced that some visitors to our village, vehicles passing through and cyclists, do not respect our environment. Some vehicle drivers litter our paths and hedgerows, some cyclists discard punctured inner tubes - on the spot fine of £150.  The residents of Braughing are particularly insistent that visitors and passers by respect the place where we live and will photograph and report offenders.

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

There are currently 23 bins in the parish which are either dedicated dog bins or multi-purpose bins which should be used for disposing of bagged dog poo and litter, please use them. The dog bin map of Braughing is available here >>>

The increase in dog fouling in Braughing has reached epidemic proportions.  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.