This page has changed.  For the previous home page please click here >>>. Until the COVID 19 crisis is over, this page is devoted to key information provided by the Government, Parish, District and County councils as well as linking with social media and detailing offers of help and assistance to all throughout our community. 

Please do keep an eye on this page and join the local WhatsApp and Facebook groups to keep up-to-date with information. REMEMBER that not everybody uses the internet, so please make contact by phone with your friends and neighbours who are in this category and not only keep them updated but also keep your virtual eye, or ear, on them.  

Let's make a pledge to keep Braughing virus free, protect our community and keep everybody safe.  B.A.C. Braughing Against COVID


IMPORTANT MESSAGE Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person. Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. You’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway. You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else here >>>


If this is you or a member of your household please click here >>>

Minor Injuries

Patients with minor injuries and illnesses no longer treated at Lister Hospital. Patients with minor injuries or illnesses are asked to use the NHS111 online service here >>> to determine whether they need hospital treatment and, if so, will be directed to the Urgent Care Centre at Welwyn Garden City’s New QEII Hospital which now has a 24/7 walk in facility.

NOTE:- Extra staff are already in place at the New QEII in Howlands (AL7 4HQ) to meet demand. Read more here >>>

Fighting the coronavirus across Hertfordshire



Community Spirit

Braughing Parish Council continues to monitor the COVID 19 situation particularly in relation to Hertfordshire and Braughing. Response will follow the national guidelines issued by the government.   In the meantime, and through the crisis, there are community initiatives springing up all over Braughing.

Suspended or cancelled events and services - updated daily

The latest closures 30 March 2020 - VE75 celebration on 8 May are postponed.  Advice for Allotment Holders please read here >>>  

  • Braughing Horticultural Society Spring Show 4 April is cancelled
  • Braughing Local History Society AGM 26 March AGM is cancelled
  • Braughing Parish Council APM/Audit and APCM is cancelled.  NALC will advise BPC on the proceedure.
  • Braughing Parish Council meetings are suspended until further notice.  BPC are awaiting approval to video conference as meetings need to be held in public.
  • Braughing Parish Council VE75 celebrations are postponed read more here >>>
  • Braughing Playground is closed until further notice
  • Braughing Sing meetings are suspended until further notice
  • Braughing Community Centre is closed until further notice
  • Braughing Tennis Courts are closed until further notice
  • Braughing Tennis Club 6 June Quiz postponed
  • Braughing WI 19 March meeting cancelled
  • Braughing with Standon Mothers' Union meetings are suspended until further notice
  • Brown bin collection suspended from 30 March click here >>> for more information
  • Bring and Share lunch 5 April in the church hall is suspended until further notice
  • Citizens Advice Service have taken the decision to close face to face service with immediate effect.
  • Coffee Mornings every Tuesday are being suspended until further notice
  • Dementia Training is suspended until further notice
  • East Herts Aviation Society all meetings are suspended all meetings until September
  • Guides and Scouts meetings are suspended until further notice
  • Jamboree Bag show all shows are cancelled until further notice
  • Jenyns First School and Nursery is suspended from 20 March following national guidelines for schools
  • Pearce's Farm Shop is closed until further notice. Please check the website here >>>
  • St Mary's Church APCM on 29 April is postponed until further notice
  • St Mary's Anglican Churches in  Braughing, Furneux and Stocking Pelham has suspended all services and events until further notice. Live streaming from churches in the area is available here >>>
  • St Mary's Musical Evening 8 May VE Day celebration is cancelled
  • Sunday Teas are suspended until further notice
  • The Axe and Compasses have suspended their take-away service
  • The Braughing Society 27 March film has been postponed until further notice
  • The Braughing Society 3 June to Ely has been postponed to 8 July. There are still a few places available. Contact Roger Stainton 07785 245400 for details
  • The Catholic Church have suspended Masses until further notice.  Live streaming of Mass is available here >>>
  • The Methodist Church has suspended all services until further notice


Nextdoor Neighbour is a safe and efficient way of communicating throughout our community.  There are some excellent ideas springing up from many of us and if you would like to kick-start a community initiative from education to stamp collecting, cooking to virtual choirs then please start a Nexdoor GROUP and tell everyone what your idea is all about. Then email here >>> to be included it in the community initiatives section of the Braughing website. There are currently 332 people signed up which is 45% of our community.  With the current situation it is vitally important for us to keep in touch with one-an-other, keeping safe and identifying and supporting the isolated and lonely amongst us.  Please click here >>> to sign up.


Community Radio

Radio Neptune Community Radio for Buntingford and surrounding areas on 24/7 with local information, events and variety of great music online, on your mobile and home devices checkout out our website and tune in.


Community services and initiatives for us locally


FOOD - in line with Government guidelines and restrictions
The Golden Fleece  is offering community collection and delivery of groceries or meals as well as take-away meals including a children's menu. Sorry but due to  the hight level of demand for groceries we have experienced we are not taking further orders until we clear the backlog.  Please accept our apologies.  We will be in touch as soon as we are able to take your order.  

The Brown Bear is offering take-away and delivery service.  Click here >>> for their take-away menu then just call 01922 822157 - phone orders only please. Free (Isolation Safe) delivery, collection possible at present, subject to Government restrictions.  All Items subject to availability, gluten and other allergen options available - please ask.

Replenish & Reuse 45 High St, Buntingford is offering home delivery or click and collect services, just email here >>>

MEDCINE - Ridge House Pharmacy remains open between 10.00 and 14.00 hrs Monday to Friday 01920 821476. if you need a prescription collected and delivered to you then please contact any of our pubs or a friendly neighbour.

Further initiatives and information will be published as soon as available.  Any suspended local events will be published on this page.


Coronavirus COVID 19 and you - Keeping Braughing virus free 


RISK LEVEL - The risk to the UK has been raised to high - 13 March 2020 source

DO

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  2. Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  3. Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  4. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  5. Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  6. Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

DON'T 

  1. Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

In all cases be sensible.  This is the advice from NHS England. Please click here >>> for more information and what to do if you suspect that you are unwell. Use the 111 Coronavirus helpline here >>> if you are worried or concerned.


Local Virtual courses and children's activities  - in the safety your home

If you are housebound, fed up, need your brain stimulating and just want some fun with your children, then please click here >>> for a list of local VIRTUAL on-line courses and interests.


Here are the Facebook groups that are helpful and supportive to our community:-
Spotted in Braughing
Braughing Village Residents
Covid 19 Hertfordshire



Do you heed help?

Guidance is available from Hertfordshire County Council for adult careers, vulnerable groups and individuals, self-isolating support and more.  Please click here >>> for all the information.



Hertfordshire LEP Chair and CEO statement

LEP Chair Mark Bretton and CEO Neil Hayes have made a joint statement updating the business community on progress being made to tackle the significant challenges that the COVID 19 pandemic is presenting in particular the effects on employees, employers and businesses.  Please click here >>> to read this important information and sign up to the newsletter.


Message from Cllr Linda Haysey, Leader of East Herts District Council

"I know many of us in East Herts will be concerned and anxious about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and I want to reassure you that the welfare of residents in the District remains paramount."  The statement covers important areas such as Vital Services, Community Support, Financial Support to both businesses and low income groups so please click here >>> for the full statement.