Brayford Village

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.

It is the intention that the newsfeed on this site, highlighted on this homepage and in full here will become the "official" source of news to parishoners from the council.

Amongst the newsfeed we will provide important and useful links to other websites and "tag" article accordingly for ease of use and discovery!

Important Information

Relaxation of COVID 19 rules - Village Hall

As from Monday 19th July most legal limits on social contact were removed. There is no longer any limit on gatherings inside or outside or on social distancing.

However. the government's position is that people should continue to exercise caution, common sense and personal responsibility.

The village hall have decided to continue to provide hand sanitisers, one way access and support the voluntary continuation of social distancing whilst the pandemic continues at its current level. 

Latest Parish News

The Queen`s Platinum Jubilee commemorative bone china mugs

The Jubilee bone china mugs that parishioners have ordered will be available for collection from Joe Poole at this weekend`s Farmers Market at the village hall.

There are still a small number of mugs that have not yet been allocated and will be available for sale on a first come first served basis.

For anyone who has not yet placed an order for a mug they are free to any parish child up to and including 16 year olds.

Any adult can purchase a mug for £6.

Brayford Celebrates The Queen`s Platinum Jubilee 2nd, 3rd,5th June 2022

Jubilee Lunch ---- Ticket request forms are still being accepted ---- final day for acceptance is 14th May at the Farmers Market Brayford Village Hall ---- Residents who have already booked will receive their tickets by post this week.

DUCKS..... MUGS... BAND & HOG ROAST TICKETS.... JUBILEE LUNCH TICKET FORMS.... are all available by contacting Joe Poole on 01598 710 236 or at the Brayford Farmers Market on the 14th May

Brayford Farmers Market - Brayford Village Hall 2nd Saturday of each month

The Brayford Village & Farmers Market - 2019 Runner-up of Best Farmers Market in all of Devon!

A local and traditional Market with unusual things from our countryside!

There will be local meats from Bess Hill Farm Shop, local sausages, & quiche & freshly made sausage rolls from South West Cheese Shop, Exmoor honey & fresh eggs, fresh Devon pasties & a range of freshly baked breads from East & West Bakery, savoury local handmade pies, local ales & ciders, arts & crafts, handmade childrens’ clothing, and scrumptious sweets. In addition, Ruth’s tea, coffee, and homemade biscuits & cakes available. 

We will also have a "Ukraine Appeal" for anyone wishing to contribute cash directly to the refugees in Eastern Europe through churches in the border countries of Ukraine. This is a cash only donation point, and will go through the High Bray Church Restricted Fund for this "Ukraine Appeal", as mentioned in our notice above.

No entry fee.  

We will be asking our stallholders to wear masks, and encouraging those who come to do so as well when they are not at the tea tables. There will be sanitiser at the doors. These are trying times for us all and we hope to be able to provide a ‘proper’ Market that is safe and enjoyable.

The Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Village Hall; all are welcome!

Come and enjoy yourself for a wonderful outing and support the Village and local producers!

High Bray Church Quiz - Friday, 13th May

Anthony will be Quiz Master at the bi-annual Quiz Night held on May 13th at 7pm in the Brayford Village Hall. A unique Event - don’t miss it!

HIGH BRAY CHURCH QUIZ!

Quiz Master – Anthony BawdenBrayford Village HallFriday, 13th May 7:30pm startTeams 4 – 6 players

Adults £3.00, 11 – 16 yrs £1.00 & 10 & under FREE

1st Prize, 2nd Prize &  Booby Prize!

Plus Draw 

8 categories:

  • Name the Sport                           
  • Birds
  • Christmas                                     
  • Capital Cities 
  • Name the Year                             
  • Disney
  • 6 letter words ending ‘…rrow’     
  • TV Sleuths

B.Y.O. drinks & picnic

Tea & Coffee available

Unique & Fun Night for All!!

Byways in and around the Parish

Please see the attached document regarding recent changes made by Devon County Council to restrictive byways within the Parish.

There is a great resource for finding out about public rights of way (PORW) and public access land on the Devon County Council Website here:

https://maptest.devon.gov.uk/portaldvl/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=82d17ce243be4ab28091ae1f15970924

Lamb Cottage Charity Plant Sale

The Lamb Cottage, Charles, Charity Plant Sale and Coffee Morning will be held on Sunday 8th May 1000hrs to 1230hrs, raising money for The Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal and North Devon Against Domestic Abuse. 

Pre-event orders can be collected on the 8th May, or if this is not convenient, we will sort delivery/collection privately.

To guarantee your preferred choice of plants, please order from our price list – or give us a call….

Howard and Dianne Tolley – 01598 711828

More details and price list on PDF files attached to this article.

UKRAINE APPEAL Update

As you know the Churches of High Bray, the Chapel, & Charles launched a ‘Ukraine Appeal’ a month ago to support the emergency assistance for Ukrainians, both inside and outside of the Country. 

So far, our communities have raised £2,722 (!) which has been sent to ‘Computers for Charities’, a Sussex based charity which has aided refugees and the dispossessed in Eastern Europe since the late 1990’s through local church organisations in those Countries. This donated amount is a remarkable achievement for our small community, and more donations come in weekly.

 As the need in Ukraine continues to grow daily, if you feel you can assist, would you kindly contact one of the following:

Can you help?

Please either send a cheque made out to: ‘High Bray PCC’ with a note saying it is for the ‘Ukraine Appeal’.

                              c/o Madeleine Brownell, Treasurer High Bray PCC,                              North Whitefield, Brayford EX32 7QW

Or give Cash contributions to Ruby White (01598 710417) or Madeleine Brownell (01598 710389) in an envelope marked ‘Ukraine Appeal’.

Or  via BACS  marking your contribution ‘Ukraine Appeal’ to:- Bank name: CAF Bank Ltd, Account Name: High Bray PCC,

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