Stow-on-the-Wold - A beautiful market town that all roads in the Cotswolds seem to lead to. A place 241 meters above sea level - the highest town in the Cotswolds. Packed with history and full of little gems to explore.
Brailes has all the facilities for a wondeful village Cricket Club - pavilion, square (bit overgrown now) and even a few volunteers to play. But to make a club we need more people with enthusiasm and a little time on their hands to maintain a pitch.
Just think... Upper v Lower Brailes a classic contest just waiting to happen!
Honnington FC play home games in Brailes on Sunday mornings and are sponsored by the Gate Inn. They are not part of a competitive league, but have weekly games on a friendly basis therefore attracting the more ‘seasoned veteran’ style of player.
Should you be interested in joining please contact John (07800 546022).
Not to be outdone there is now a Kids Football Group that meet every Saturday afternoon on Brailes Playing Field from 3pm. Come along and have some fun. For details please contact Paul Hoff email:
Did you know: Honnington FC were accidently formed when playing as Brailes Cricket Club they arrived at a match against the Royal Fusiliers only to find the cricket pitch double booked. For the sake of competitiveness they played football instead and so the football team was born.
We are lucky enough to have one of the Cotswolds finest golf courses on our doorstep, set in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Pavilion Brailes Sports Pavilion which is also on the same site as Brailes Village Hall and is ideal for holding various sports events, smaller children’s parties, meetings, keep fit classes, etc. The Pavilion has two changing rooms with showers, toilets, meeting room with kitchenette, with cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave. There are mugs, cups and tea plates. Cutlery and pans are not provided. There are 6 square tables and plenty of chairs.
The Pavilion can be hired with or without the use of the field/football pitch there are goal posts and nets. Also available for hire is a large charcoal BBQ. Available for use by prior arrangement please contact Lisa Bryan
Please be aware that this is a public area
Hire Rates Local Rate (Parish Residents) £5.00/hour
Outside Parish £7.00/hour
Licence Fee £10.00
(If you wish to provide alcohol or entertainment you must apply to the Brailes Village Hall Committee for a Licence)
For any details and booking enquires for both the Village Hall and Pavilion please contact Lisa Bryan.
The Village Hall diary Diaries are a guide you must contact Lisa Bryan to check availability as times and dates may vary.
Youth Club - Tuesdays 6.30pm to 8.00pm (term time)
Brownies - Wednesdays 6.00pm to 7.30pm (term time)
Kids Football - Saturdays 3.00pm on the playing field
Senior Football - Sundays 10.30am (unless playing away match)
SEED CATALOGUES LOOK THROUGH YOUR SEED CATALOGUES AND DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO GROW. WHY NOT TRY A NEW VARIETY, WHEN YOU HAVE DECIDED WHAT YOU WILL BE GROWING GET YOUR ORDER SENT OFF READY FOR THE NEXT GROWING SEASON.
DIGGING CONTINUE WITH YOUR WINTER DIGGING WHEN THE WEATHER PERMITS.
DEBRIS REMOVAL REMOVE ALL DEBRIS FROM YOUR VEGETABLE PLOT TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF DISEASE AND PESTS.
STORED VEGETABLES CHECK ANY STORED VEGETABLES FOR ROT OR MICE AND SLUG DAMAGE. MAKE SURE THESE DO NOT GET DAMAGED BY ANY FROSTS THAT WE GET THIS WINTER , COVER UP AGAINST FROSTS.
YOUNG TREES CHECK YOUNG TREES ARE WELL SUPPORTED WITH TIES AND STAKES TO GUARD AGAINST ANY DAMAGE FROM STRONG WINTER WINDS WE MAY GET.
GREENHOUSE VENTILATE YOUR GREENHOUSE ON WARMER DAYS TO PREVENT MOULDS GETTING ESTABLISHED.
BRASSICAS REMOVE ANY YELLOW LEAVES TO DISCOURAGE DISEASES SUCH AS BOTRYTIS. ALSO NET ANY BRASSICAS TO KEEP THE PIGEONS OFF AND STOP DAMAGE FROM THEM IN THE WINTER MONTHS.
HARVESTING CONTINUE TO HARVEST YOUR LEEKS, BRUSSEL SPROUTS, WINTER CABBAGE, SWEDES, PARSNIPS, CELERIAC, CARROTS, ECT.
RHUBARB NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO PLANT NEW RHUBARB CROWNS OR DIVIDE ANY LARGE CROWNS YOU MAY HAVE.
FRUIT NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE HARDWOOD CUTTINGS OF SOFT FRUIT SUCH AS GOOSEBERRIES, RED & WHITE & BLACK CURRANTS. THE CUTTINGS CAN BE INSERTED IN THE OPEN GROUND NOW.
HOLLY TO GUARANTEE BERRIES ON YOUR HOLLY SPRIGS AND WREATHS CUT THEM 2 TO 3 WEEKS BEFORE USING THEM. HANG THEM UP IN A SHED WHERE MICE AND BIRDS CAN’T GET AT THEM TO STRIP OFF THE BERRIES.
DEAD HEADING KEEP DEAD HEADING YOUR WINTER PANSIES, VIOLA’S ETC, IN YOUR BORDERS, CONTAINERS, BASKETS ETC. THIS WILL ENCOURAGE MORE GROWTH.
TEN EASY TO GROW FLOWERS
FORGET- ME – NOT
10. WILD STRAWBERRY
LOOK OUT FOR MORE OF MICK’S TIPS IN JANUARY
HAVE A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS
AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
Brailes Village has a section called'Do you know what you can get in Brailes' really aBusiness Directorywith a difference not just for business people. We all need something but don’t know who or where you can find them, this directory will help you. Incorporating clubs, services, home help, dog walking, art, crafts whether retired or otherwise if you can be a help to others why not add your own skill, Have a look for yourself! For Brailes and around.
Brailes Village has Gardening Tips part of the website, were all of the good tips are!
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