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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 Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting

Thursday 8th February 2024

agenda here >>>

draft minutes of previous meeting here >>>

all documents here >>>

Previous meeting papers here >>>

Local Planning (last update 03.02.2024)

Applications: here >>>  Decisions: here >>>

Appeals: here >>>

Highways (updated 03.02.2024)

Fault log: here >>>

Planned roadworks see HCC website here>>>

If you wish to receive notifications of meetings, events or other important information from Braughing Parish Council, register your email address here >>>

(Those who already receive emails do not need to re-submit.)

Braughing LIFE

Upcoming Events

Every Thursday Coffee Morning

10:30am to 11:30am, Old Boys School, Braughing.

23th February - Murder Mystery

Doors open 7:00pm for curtains up at 7:45pm (Ticket only from Braughing Get Together).

25th February - 'Clear the Bone 10:00am until midday'


3rd March - Village Walk

Meet in the Square, Braughing at 2:00pm for 2hr walk, tea and cakes.

25th March - East Herts Aviation Society

     The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service

8:00pm Church Hall, Braughing, with pre-meeting gathering at the Brown Bear from 6:30pm.                         

Details here >>>


The village clock on the church tower was stopped at midday on Friday 9th February 2024. It is in poor repair and needs urgent maintenance.

Although it is on the Church Tower, the clock, which dates back to Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1887, belongs to the village, having been erected by public subscription. A village clock in the church tower was a common scenario in the 19th century when most people didn't have a timepiece, so a clock was erected on the tallest building, which was often the church.

The clock requires manual winding twice a week - the plan is to overhaul the clock and repair the worn parts (which will be funded by Friends of St Marys).

This will be followed by the installation of an automatic winding system (funded by a grant from Braughing Parish Council).

The clock may be still and silent and still for a while, but in the near future the village clock will be restored to its full glory and should keep showing the correct time and chiming for many years.


SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY  10:00 - 12:00

Meet at bottom of Pentlows Hill 

Bring appropriate tools/gloves etc
Tea & cake provided
EVERYONE most welcome – there are jobs for people of all ages to do
(will be cancelled if wet)

Braughing Sustainable Living Club (SLC)

The club was formed in 2023 by some like-minded residents of the village of Braughing in East Hertfordshire.

It meets monthly and looks at topics to research and share, with the aim of becoming more aware of sustainable living, and beating the drum locally to influence others, hopefully.

Along with the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle, living in a sustainable way prompts looking at how we can  be kinder to nature, use fewer resources, waste less energy and reduce our pollution.  We cannot do everything; everyone has their red lines, but enough people taking small steps helps to conserve the world's resources.  All of this is also likely to keep us more healthy and it will be better for the planet our children will inherit.

More information here>>>

The Post Office

Latest QR code parking scam

A resident was recently scammed in an hospital car park. The “Pay Here” sign asked her to download an app using a QR code on the sign. It then asked for a £1 payment to establish the link; it said the £1 would be refunded when the parking transaction was completed. Having done this, the resident was unable to pay for parking. Fortunately, her bank picked the payment up and blocked it as suspicious. It was subsequently found that the card details had shared with others.

Never download an app from a QR code in a public place

Winter 2023/4 Cost of Living Resources

This winter, Hertfordshire County Council wants to make sure that advice and support is available to help every resident deal with the rising cost of living and to stay safe and well as temperatures drop.

For more information, please visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/winterhelp

Have your say

Sustainable Hertfordshire survey

To help deliver a more sustainable county and organisation, we want to know your thoughts about climate change, its impacts on Hertfordshire and our efforts to tackle it.

We have prepared a short survey which will help us better understand your priorities around climate change, including how we can better communicate and engage with you on this important issue.

Complete the survey here >>>. Closing date Sunday 17th March

County Council Residents’ Survey results
We invited you to have your say, and now we are delighted to share with you the results of our annual Residents’ Survey.
Thank you to everyone who took part. Your views will be invaluable in
informing our delivery of work from public health to sustainability,
growth to community protection, and adult care to children’s services.
You can find the results at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/residentsurvey

Sustainability & Environment

Energy efficient homes in Hertfordshire.

Want to make your home more energy efficient but not sure where to start? Hertfordshire Climate & Sustainability Partnership are looking to develop services to help retrofit your home.

If you are a Hertfordshire home owner find out what improvements are best for you by filling out a short survey here >>>

Give food waste the chop and save up to £720 a year.

Research in Hertfordshire shows that a staggering 24% of an average bin is wasted food – most of it edible. In fact, 50-70% of the food we throw away could have been eaten. Not only does food waste have a huge impact on our finances, it is responsible for up to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. More here >>>

Hertfordshire County Council
vision for Electric Vehicle charging in Hertfordshire

The strategy sets out a plan to provide more charge points so residents and businesses will be able to recharge their electric vehicles conveniently and appropriately in the future.

What is the impact for rural villages? Find out more >>>

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.

Nextdoor Neighbour is a safe and efficient way of communicating throughout our community.  Please click here >>> to sign up.

Here are the Facebook groups that are helpful and supportive to our community:-

Braughing Parish CouncilSpotted in BraughingCovid 19 Hertfordshire, St Mary's Church

Food bank collection-points

St Mary’s Church is now a Food Bank Agency for Bishops Stortford and Buntingford Food Banks - Charity Number 154800. There is a huge need for help and support for some in our communities and according to the Buntingford Foodbank, numbers in need have doubled in the last 3 months and Food Bank boxes can be delivered to anyone in our villages.

St Mary's Braughing and Furneux Pelham are FOOD BANK COLLECTION POINTS with food collection containers. Leaflets next to the containers list items needed by the Foodbanks and the food will be regularly picked up from the churches.   

Anyone in need of help in Braughing, Furneux Pelham or Stocking Pelham can contact Margaret Leadbetter on 01279 777629.

Herts Lynx launched centred around the Buntingford area

The DRT scheme will serve North and East Herts, including Braughing, Dassels, Hay Street, Braughing Friars and Hamels Park.  Click here >>> for more information.

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