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.

Braughing Post Office to close - update by Ade Jones

After decades of enjoying the facility of a Post Office in Braughing, it is to close on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 17:30. The announcement was made by John Rollason - Area Network Change Manager of the Post Office - in a letter to Braughing Parish Council.  You can read the full announcement here >>>. This is a surprise to the parish and your views are very important indeed and could affect the outcome so please send your comments, as part of the consultation process, here >>>

Ade Jones tell us the full story " I was saddened to hear there has been a standard letter published regarding our Post Office counter which seems to indicate The Jones family have withdrawn the facilities/premises for future PO use, this statement in the letter is INCORRECT and seems to be a generic letter issued in these cases...sadly due age, long overdue retirement and poor health the Jones family have regrettably run out of options to fill the post required at the counter... Future employment and decisions on remaining open, all services and equipment are solely in the hands of the Post Office as a company.

My family are currently in contact with the PO to try to find a solution, and I am proud to say are willing to offer the area/counter with no financial gain to try and keep some sort of service for the village we have been proud to serve for very nearly a century and love, I personally have grown up at the Post Office and in my 50 years have seen 3 generations of Jones’s and other great staff serving behind the counter, I will be very upset when I do not see that again. Unfortunately things happen, people get older , health problems arise and choices need to be made, now the decision is in the hands of The Post Office as to what happens moving forward.

I see we have support from a great councilor, a fantastic hard working Parish Council and an amazing village community all of which gives me hope something can be arranged to help the village and its requirements.

Any new information we receive I will keep updated on spotted. In the meantime thank you to all those that support us and here’s hoping we can continue to serve our village as a local store with Post Office facilities."

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.

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 >>>

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.

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.

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