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

Christmas Shoeboxes for Ukraine

Christmas Shoeboxes for Ukraine

Many of you have the red shoeboxes handed out at the October Farmers Market and also at Anthony’s Quiz night. We are getting quite close to our deadline, when we will need to have these boxes back for collection and then transport to Ukraine. 

We are very grateful for anything you can do for shipment of Christmas boxes to Ukraine.

  • Would you please bring them either to the Brayford Chapel and leave them in the porch, or to the November Farmers Market at the Village Hall on November 12th. This will be the last day before they are collected at High Bray Church on Sunday, the 13th.
  • Even if you do not feel you can fill them, we would be most grateful if you can bring the empty boxes back.

Can you help by making a donation towards the expenses of getting the Christmas shoeboxes to Ukraine? Please contact Madeleine & Jonathan Brownell on 01598 710389 or come to the November 12th Farmers Market.

Please see the attached flyer for full information - supplies for Ukraine.

Brayford Farmers Market - Saturday 8th Oct

The Brayford Village & Farmers Market

2019 Runner-up in the Devon Food & Drink - Best Farmers Market for all of Devon!!!

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

There will be locally raised vegetables of the season, local sausages, & freshly made sausage rolls, locally raised beef, Exmoor honey & fresh eggs, fresh Devon pasties & a range of freshly baked breads from East & West Bakery, savoury local handmade pies by UK 2022 British Pie Awards Bronze winner Katherine Bench, local ales & ciders, arts & crafts & handmade woolen cardigans & jumpers, handmade childrens’ clothing, scrumptious Jacci’s baked sweets, & local bedding plants. In addition, Ruth’s tea, coffee, and homemade biscuits & cakes available.

No entry fee. A wonderful time to spend with neighbours over a cup of tea or coffee, finding interesting things made locally to enjoy and scrumptious things to eat!

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

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

This Saturday, Ocotber 8th   from 10:00am to 12pm in the Brayford Village Hall.

North Devon Link Road Update

A361 North Devon Link Road

(Portmore to Borners Bridge Section)

Latest A361 NDLR Traffic Bulletin is attached to this post.

Please share with friends and family locally and add to local social media to increase circulation.

This can be shared, printed and added to noticeboards as appropriate.

For additional project information or to view the newsletter online, please visit our Griffiths in the Community website HERE

To honour and remember Queen ELIZABETH

If you would wish to gather together to remember and honour Queen ELIZABETH at a brief time of candlelit readings and music, there will be a gathering:

At High Bray Church tomorrow evening (Friday, the 9th) at 7pm.

All will be welcome to be together at this time of shared loss and grief, to remember the qualities that she brought to the Nation and the world, and now to offer hope for the future.

Bins out by 6am please!

Residents who live in North Devon will need to put their bins and bags out by 6am on the morning or evening before their collection from now on. 

The new, earlier display time, of 6am rather than 7am, is to enable the crews to have more flexible working hours if and when needed.

Lead Member for Environment at North Devon Council, Councillor Netti Pearson says: “We’ve moved the start of our bin rounds forward by an hour so our crews can start their rounds earlier if need be. I’d like to thank everyone in advance for their help and understanding with this, although as many bins go out the night before, most households shouldn’t notice the change.”

Residents are being reminded that they can check when their bin collections are by visiting the council's webpage.

Full information on what goes in your bin, box and bag can be found online.

Farmers Market this Saturday

The Brayford Village & Farmers Market

2019 Runner-up in the Devon Food & Drink - Best Farmers Market for all of Devon!!!

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

There will be locally raised vegetables of the season, local sausages, & freshly made sausage rolls, locally raised beef, Exmoor honey & fresh eggs, fresh Devon pasties & a range of freshly baked breads from East & West Bakery, savoury local handmade pies by UK 2022 British Pie Awards Bronze winner Katherine Bench, local ales & ciders, arts & crafts & handmade woolen cardigans & jumpers, handmade childrens’ clothing, scrumptious Jacci’s baked sweets, & local bedding plants. In addition, Ruth’s tea, coffee, and homemade biscuits & cakes available.

No entry fee. A wonderful time to spend with neighbours over a cup of tea or coffee, finding interesting things made locally to enjoy and scrumptious things to eat!

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

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

This Saturday, August 13th   from 10:00am to 12pm in the Brayford Village Hall.

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