To apply for a Parish Council grant you must be a charity, community group, or voluntary organisation with a dedicated bank account, operating or providing a service to the community in Braunton.

Application forms for Grants 2024/2025 are now available from the Parish Council Offices and via this website.

Download Grant Application 2024/25

Download Grant Policy

Download Payment Details Form

Your application must be accompanied by a copy of your most recent audited financial accounts.

If you would like your organisation to be considered for a grant, please complete an application form and return to the Parish Council Offices by 12pm on Monday 11 March 2024.

Grants will be awarded at the Annual Parsh Meeting on the 10 April 2024.


Braunton Parish Council's next Full Council Meeting

will be held on Tuesday 12 March 2024 at 7pm in the Council Chamber  


Devon County Council’s Proposed On-Street Parking Scheme for Braunton

Braunton Parish Council's Objection to DCC's On-Street Parking proposals in Braunton

Background and timeline of events

Map of proposed pay and display area  


 Recreation Ground Consultation

 Proposed Location



Useful Flood Contact Information with collage of images of water and rain


It is advisable to be prepared and not wait until flooding is forecast.  Sand is available from local builders' merchants.  Sandbags for filling are available from:

West Cross Garage on Chapel Street 24 Hrs 01271 812295. 

Parish Council Offices during opening hours (01271) 812131.
sandbag wall demonstration showing firefighter layering polythene sheeting with sandbags

Braunton Parish Council


Braunton is a large village in the South West of England situated 5 miles west of Barnstaple and 2 miles from the Braunton Burrows and Saunton Sands Beach. Braunton is in the centre of North Devon’s world class UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with the Burrows at its core. The Great Field on the edge of the village is one of the last remaining examples of medieval strip farming and is next to the reclaimed Braunton Marshes.

Braunton Parish Council is a small local council consisting of 13 elected councillors who are elected every four years to represent the parish. The council members operate on an entirely voluntary and non-party political basis. The Council elects a Chairman every year, who presides over the Council, which operates in accordance with the powers and duties afforded to local councils. Councillors are bound by legislation in this way they can act on behalf of the community and this is supported by various codes, regulations and standards. The Council employs a Parish Clerk, a Senior Council Officer, an Administrator, a Caretaker, a Maintenance Person and two Gardeners.

As a local council, Braunton Parish Council, operates at a level of council closest to the community, the other tiers of the council covering the area being North Devon Council and Devon County Council. Each tier of council has its own powers and responsibilities for the provision of services, the more strategic and wide ranging ones being at the higher and appropriate levels of council.

It is the Parish Council’s role to listen and understand the views of the local community, and councillors use their skills and local knowledge to assist and advise the higher tiers of authority on matters of local impact and importance. The Council sets an annual budget, funding for which is received largely through a demand on council tax payers in the Parish, known as the precept, which is collected on its behalf by the District Council.


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