Fantastic new map of Parish Footpaths and Rights of Away available to download here.
Welcome to the community website for Brayford village, a rural parish in North Devon. This site is provided by Brayford Parish Council. Please feel free to browse the content.
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Latest Parish News
Gregory Steward, with his unbelievably beautiful and powerful voice, is back at High Bray Church to bring us into the Christmas Season with a Christmas Concert of Carols and ‘Comfort ye, my people’ from Handel’s ‘Messiah’. Don’t miss it! The Spring Concert was a sell-out. Call Madeleine Brownell on 01598 710389 to reserve or purchase tickets.
Family Fun Night
Saturday 2nd December * 7pm
Fun for all ages * Free Entry
Selection of Traditional Games; Real Ale and Cider bar; Mulled Wine; Pasties; Grand Draw
Open to all ages and abilities. FREE ENTRY to the Brayford Community as a thank you from the Village Hall Committee for your support of all of our events during the year.
If you have not already had your Covid booster, and are eligible for one, then there will be two sessions at The Victory Hall for walk in vaccinations.
Wednesday 15th November 2023 and Thursday 14th December 2023 - both 9:30 to 12:30.
There is no need to book. Boosters are for the over 65s, clinically vulnerable and immunosuppressed. Please do not attend if you are not eligible (you can check at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119).
Know what to do. Please read the attached article.
Administrative Assistant to the Edgemoor Group Team Rector and Team Vicar.
This is a volunteer position, which could be shared between several volunteers, involving up to a shared total of approximately six flexible hours per week.
All expenses will be paid. Basic computer skills needed. Work from home, with availability to the Team Rector in North Molton as required.
You will play a vital role in supporting the Team Rector/Vicar and our clergy team. Let us know if you are interested; for more information call Jonathan Brownell at 01598 710389.
Please see attached document, contact the chairman if you are interested in joining the Parish Council.
Family Dog Show - from 1pm(Methodist Chapel Car Park)
Duck Race at Brayford Bridge at 2:00pm
Music provided by The Jazz Ramblers
Competitions, carious stalls, cream teas, ice creams BBQ and raffle.
Come, join in the fun!
Prizes:1st duck - £50, 2nd £30, 3rd £20 plus other prizes.
A new Rector for High Bray Parish has now been appointed to serve the several parishes in the Edgemoor area! We are excited to welcome him as part of our Brayford community.
The Reverend Dominic Coad will take up post when he is licensed on 6th September. He will be based in North Molton. We hope many of you will soon get to know him and his family.
Dominic is currently a vicar near Newcastle. He was originally ordained in Exeter. He and his wife, Frances, have 2 children, James 5 and Isaac 1, and they are looking forward to settling in beautiful North Devon.
Brayford Village celebrations for the coronation of King Charles III, details on the images below.
Don't forget - Coronation Mugs available from the Parish Council
We are emailing you on behalf of Devon County Council. Devon County Council is reviewing its library services and the different ways that people use it. That's because the council is facing huge financial challenges, and in order for them to invest more money in services that support vulnerable children and adults, they are having to make considerable savings elsewhere in their budget. The council therefore is proposing to stop running the mobile library service. We run four mobile libraries on the council’s behalf, three of which are 15 years old and at the end of their serviceable lives, and the fourth is nine years old. All of our aging vehicles have become increasingly unreliable and expensive to maintain. There are also fewer people now using the mobile library service. Tomorrow, they will be launching a consultation with library customers to get a better understanding about how people will use the library service in future. They will be asking whether you have considered other ways to access library services, such as our Good Neighbours service, Home Library Service, or via our 50 library buildings across Devon. Or, whether you are familiar with the range of digital books and other materials that are available to all of our library members. The consultation will be online from Friday 31st March //devon.cc/mobilelibraries, and you will be able to read more about it on the Council's website. Alternatively, there will be copies of the consultation on each of our four mobile library routes, and in your nearest library. If you have any questions about the consultation, please visit the Have Your Say webpage or contact Devon County Council via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0345 155 1001.
The Council has made it clear that they will not be making any decision about the proposal until they have had chance to consider all of the responses to their consultation. If you would like to respond to the consultation, we would encourage you to do so directly to Devon County Council. The consultation will close on Friday 26th May.