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.

Eyes on the road - NOT on your phone!

Police are clamping down on motorists who use mobile devices and reminding them to keep their eyes on the road, not on their phone.  

Drivers using a mobile phone while behind the wheel are four times more likely to be involved in an accident. A moment’s distraction is all it takes to crash, resulting in potentially devastating, life-changing consequences for driver, their passengers and other road users.
Chief Inspector Chris Treadwell said: “No message is so urgent that it is worth risking your life and the lives of others. Our advice is to put mobile devices in the glovebox as soon as you get into your vehicle. That way they are out of reach and away from temptation.”   
More than 1,500 people were caught using their mobile phone across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire last year:
• 371 in Bedfordshire
• 483 in Cambridgeshire 
• 717 in Hertfordshire
Of these, two thirds were under the age of 40. Anyone caught using a mobile phone while driving will be fined £200 plus six penalty points and any driver caught using a mobile phone within two years of passing their test, will have their licence revoked.

Planning Applications

The Braughing Parish Council deal with planing applications for developments in the Parish.  Responses can be viewed here >>>

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.

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.

Braughing LIFE
Braughing community magazine welcomed by residents

January 2020 saw the first edition of Braughing LIFE land on people's doorsteps.  This new community magazine is delivered FREE to all households in Braughing and has had a great reception.  Please click here >>> to download a copy, submit an article or request advertising space.  Happy 2020.

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.