This is the web site of the Parish Council of Braybrooke, a small village and rural parish in the Kettering district of Northamptonshire.
The Parish Council meets in the Village Hall every second month, on the third Tuesday; and additionally as necessary to respond to planning applications.
In this site, you will find details of the Council members; the agendas and minutes of meetings; a list of recent planning applications and, where applicable, the Parish Council's response; and a reference source for the council's policies.
You will also be able to provide feedback on the site and the council, or send a message to one of the Councillors.
To get more information about the village, dates for the diary and the latest village news, visit the Braybrooke Village Website
Local Development Plan for Kettering Borough
Kettering Borough Council is conducting a further consultation on the Site Specific Part 2 Local Plan for the period 2011-2031. This is the last consultation before the Plan is submitted, as part of the North Northamptonshire Development Plan, to the Secretary of State next April. The Plan allocates land for housing, employment, retail, leisure and community facilities and contains policies relating to specific areas.
On this occasion we are invited to comment on whether the Plan complies with legal requirements and the duty to cooperate, and whether it is "sound" (there is a guidance note that says what this means).
Details of the consultation, including public consultation events, can be seen here; and the document itself can be accessed through the Consultation Portal here.
The consultation runs from 18 December 2019 to 12 February 2020 and will be on the agenda for the Parish Council meeting on 21 January.
Flood Risk and Mitigation in Braybrooke.
The report from the Pathfinder II Project which is under consideration by the Parish Council can be seen by clicking here. It contains maps and surveys of water courses, drains, and possible flood areas in the Parish, together with guidance on how to maintain these and further investigations required. Flood Warden Gary Hague has arranged for CCTV surveys of key hidden pipework to see what blockages there are and get proposals to rectify them.
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Parish will be held on Sunday 8 March at 3 pm. This will be an opportunity for a full discussion of matters concerning the community and all residents of the parish are invited. A note outlining some of the matters we may want to discuss will be circulated before the meeting.
The next full meeting of the Parish Council will be on 17 March 2020 at 7.30pm.
Parish Clerk Vacancy
Unfortunately the person selected as our new parish clerk has withdrawn, and we are having to begin the recruitment again. Applications are to be submitted by 7 February. The vacancy notice is here.
Elections to the Council will be held on 7 May, and nominations for election will be sought in due course. There are 7 positions to be filled on Braybrooke Parish Council. Anyone interested in standing should consult the Clerk or any of the present Councillors.
Join the mailing list
The Parish Council wishes to be able to keep Braybrooke residents (and anyone else who is interested) informed by email about relevant issues. To add yourself to the mailing list, please click HERE and follow the instructions.
NEW - for visitors and new residents. We invite you to take a walk round our village and spot its features.
You can download a description of the walk and a map, by clicking here.
The Village Hall - brief history here
Annual Meeting of Parish
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Parish was held at 3pm on Sunday 10 March 2019.
The reports from the village organisations, that were presented at the meeting, may now be read on this website. Click here
Latest edition of Northamptonshire Rural Matters.
The Winter 2019/Spring 2020 edition of the Northamptonshire Police newsletter for rural residents and businesses has just issued. You can read it by clicking here.