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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

Next Parish Council Meeting

Thursday 11th January 2024


draft minutes of previous meeting here>>>

all documents

Previous meeting papers here >>>

Local Planning (last update 03.11.2023)

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

Appeals: here >>>

Highways (updated 01.11.2023)

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.

St Mary's Church Christmas services

Details here >>>

Thursday 30th November - St Mary's Church

Pop-up Carols rehearsal, in the Church (details here >>>)

Sunday 3rd December - "Mince pie" Village Walk

Meet in the Square, Braughing at 1:30pm

Tuesday 5th December - St Mary's Church

Pop-up Carols rehearsal, in the Church (details here >>>)

Friday 8th December - Braughing Get Together

Winter supper in the Church Hall, Braughing

Have your say

Braughing Local History Society

Have your say in the future of Braughing Local History Society. Details about the Society can be found  here >>>

To complete the survey click the following link: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TR7JFT/

Sustainability & Environment

East Herts Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP)

East Herts Council has now started a six-week consultation on its proposed Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) in fulfilment of its obligations to meet air quality objective limits under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 and to meet the requirements of the Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) statutory process.

The new Air Quality Action Plan for East Hertfordshire will cover the period between 2024 and 2029 with the aim of improving air quality and reducing residents’ exposure to air pollution. The action plan outlines the plan to effectively tackle air quality issues that are within its control.

The consultation will run for six weeks and close at 09:00-hrs on the 13 December 2023. Details can be found 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.