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Following the reduction if the bus service by Johnson’s Coaches Ken Taylor has compiled the following information:

Bus times from The Park, Lower Brailes. No buses Sundays or Bank Holidays through Brailes.

Buses to Banbury. Johnsons 3A.
0650 Not Saturdays, 0950, 1200 and 1350.
1645 Saturday and Monday to Friday during school holidays.

Returning from Banbury.
1030, 1240, 1430 and 1730.

To Stratford via Shipston.
0713 Johnsons school days only.
0845 Henshaws Monday to Friday* to Shipston 09.00, (links Stagecoach No50 departs 0938).
*see also Shipston Link No 10 for Saturday service
1106 Johnsons to Shipston 1116, (links Stagecoach No50 departs 1133).
1506 and 1806 Johnsons.

From Stratford via Shipston. Shows No 3 or 3A
Stratford 0615  0900                        1605^ 1622+
Shipston 0640  0940  1150  1329   1635   1650
Brailes    0650  0950   1200  1350  1645     R
^ Saturdays and Monday to Friday during school holidays.
+ = school days.
R = request from those already on the bus.

Shipston Link.
Thursday No5 1003 arrive Banbury Centre and Morrisons 1020 return 1200 arrive Brailes 1224.
(Note goes along Sutton Lane to and from Wychford etc, does not go through Upper Brailes).
Friday No7 0930 Shipston and Medical Centre 0938 return 1110 arrive Brailes 1148.
*Saturday No10 0918 to Stratford 1012.

For further buses Shipston to Stratford and return, roughly every hour, go to Stagecoach
website or telephone

The author of this information sheet does not accept any responsibility as to its accuracy.
Any errors found or updates please contact the Brailes Parish Clerk on 07710554987 or who will arrange to liaise with the appropriate bus company.






Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing C202 Traitors Ford Lane, Sutton under Brailes from Holloway Lane to Whichford Road, to vehicular traffic.

The closure is required for to facilitate carriageway patching works

The Order will commence on 14 March 2018 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier.  However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 15 March 2018.


PLEASE NOTE: The works will be carried out between 09.00hrs and 15.30hrs.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible.

An alternative route will be signed and is available via: Whichford Road, Brightwell Road, Sharps Hill Road, Ascott Road, The Green, Barrats Hill, Whichford Road, Village Road, Stourton Road, Greenhill Lane, Traitors Ford Road and vice versa.

The Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused.  The team dealing with this Temporary Traffic Order at Warwickshire County Council is County Highways South (Tel: 01926 412515).

Any enquiries relating to the works being undertaken may be directed to the contractor dealing with this matter is Shaun Thornhill for Balfour Beatty (Tel: 07513 111 069) or Mick Siverns for C.R. Macdonalds Ltd (Tel: 01527 518989 / 07545 424198).

S Duxbury, Head of Law & Governance, Shire Hall, Warwick, 22 February 2018




Would everybody please note that the venue for Parish Council meetings varies.  Please check the agenda (see Agendas Tab) for venue BEFORE attending to make certain that you do not go to the incorrect premises.  Here are the proposed dates for 2018

Mon Jan 29th -7.30pm Free School

Mon Feb 26th – 7.30pm Free School

Mon Mar 26th – 7.30pm Free School

Mon Apr 30th – 7.30pm Free School

Tues May 29th - 7.30pm Free School

Mon 25th June – 7.30pm TBC

Mon 30th July – 7.30pm Free School

Tues Aug 28th  - 7.30pm Free School

Mon Sept 24th – 7.30pm TBC

Mon Oct 29th – 7.30pm Free School

Mon Dec 10th – 7.30pm Free School

Please see Agenda and Minutes section for most recently available documents.




*  Community Road Warning Schemes are being set up in various communities in Warwickshire where flooding occurs.


*  Where local knowledge is vital, this requires a few volunteers prepared to set up their own community scheme under Council guidance.


*  Such a scheme for Brailes would have Parish Council support and Warwickshire County Council would give training, support and supply essential equipment.


*  With such a local  support group in place early warnings could be given to help those directly at risk of damage from flooding to property.


*  Passing drivers would be made aware to the of risk to cars becoming stranded in deep water, 

(2 such at the Sutton Brook bridge in the flood of March 2016), to the damaging of adjacent properties with their vehicle bow waves and also in sending heavy spray up walls of properties immediately adjacent to the main road as in near the garage.


The 6 present members of the Brailes Flood Group are normally heavily engaged in flood mitigation in periods of storm rainfall.


Anyone interested in helping in this community based effort should contact:-

BFG Project Manager, Ken Taylor on tel: (01689) 686645  email:  


Parish Councillor John Lloyd Tel: 07929 9144292  email:


As soon as a viable small group (possibly representing both Upper and Lower Brailes) is got together, a meeting will be arranged in Brailes with a member of the CSW Resilience Team for advice on how such a scheme can be set up and run.