Community web-site of:
Braishfield, Hampshire

Organisations & Education

Braishfield Parish Council

Normally meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month, (except August), at 7.00 pm in the Committee Room of the Village Hall. Villagers are welcome to attend meetings as observers. There is also a "question time" for the benefit of villagers at the beginning of every meeting. Anyone wishing to make a representation on a planning matter before Parish Council discussion should indicate this to the Chairman beforehand. Parish Council minutes etc can be accessed through this link

The current Councillors are as follows:- 

Councillor Tel nbr Councillor role email
Jane Bennett 368109 Chairman, Emergency Planning/Community Resilience
Mike Edwards 368193 Vice Chairman, Village Hall liaison
Richard Brazier 368414 Chairman Planning Committee, BVA liaison
Carole Renvoize 368766 Community liaison, Play Area
Peter White 368203 Rights of Way
Jane Bennett 368109 Emergency Planning/Community Resilience
Mark Swinstead 367849
Kate Orange 07968 671604 Clerk to the Council, Notice Board, Planning Applications

Braishfield Village Association

The BVA was formed in 1974, it is an Association in the interest of all who live in the village and in the parish of Braishfield and the surrounding hamlets. Please feel free to approach the BVA through any of its committee members on any matter you think may be of interest or concern. The committee do their best to act promptly and effectively.

The AGM is held in January when the committee is elected. Please visit the BVA page for further information

The current officers and committee are:-

Chairman Ian Jeffery 367282
Secretary Jill Briggs 367874
Treasurer Sheila Still 368384
BVA News Editor Wendy Dolby-Stevens 368119
WebEditor Chris Balchin 368427
BVA News Distributor Julie Kemp 368894
Committee Jimmy Chestnutt 367953
Planning Michael Stubbs 367867

Braishfield Email Network
This is a consultative network, which the BVA and PC will use:
• To advise villagers of significant developments that will impact on the village and seek their views.
• To ask villagers for their views on or for proposed events.
• To advise villagers of important events and changes to advertised services.
The original network email and any responses (unattributed) will be posted on the Village website.
To register please email: with name and address.

Please note:
Network emails will be sent Bcc - your email address will not be visible.
Villagers’ views will be unattributed.
Email addresses will not be passed to a third party.
Villagers may unsubscribe at any time.

Pre-School Groups

Braishfield Toddler Group
A friendly group of parents and toddlers meet in the Village Hall every Wednesday during school term time 10am - midday. Please contact for further information:
Debbie 07817 739903
Teri 07768 122425

Woodley Toddler Group
Woodley Village Hall Thursdays term times 0930 - 1100
Contact: Alison Collins email:

Timsbury Pre-School
A long established warm friendly pre-school based in the Jubille Hall, Timsbury. Now accepts children from the age of 2 years 3 months.
Open every day except Wednesdays. 0930 - 12.30pm (1330/1430 with lunch club)
Website: .

Contact: 368976 during pre-school hours or email:

Braishfield County Primary School

This is the village school for children of infant and junior ages. Please follow link for further information

Contact:  Frances Hardy, Head Teacher 368359

Braishfield School Association

Formed in 1986 raising funds to help the children of Braishfield Primary School.

Contact:  Alex Maxwell 368484 or Ed Cain 368359(Chair)

Braishfield Art Group

Meet Thursday morning 10.00 – 12.00 in theFootball Pavilion on the Recreation Ground during school term time.

Contact:  Wendy Channer 368532

1st Braishfield Brownies

The Brownies, for girls aged 7 – 11 years, meet each Wednesday during term time.  It is advisable to register names on the waiting list at age 5+.

Contact: Brownies


There is an active Guide Unit which meets at the Scout Hall, Braishfield Road, SO51 0PB.

Contact: Mrs Alison McFadden 830828

3rd Romsey (Braishfield) Scouts - Ashanti Troop

Meets in the Jubilee Hall at Timsbury. Braishfield Beavers on Mondays and Cubs & Scouts on Thursday for both boys & girls aged 6 to 13yrs. A waiting list is held for both cub and scout sections. It is advised that if your child is too young to join at present, you should not hesitate to put them on the waiting list. You will be contacted when a space becomes available to see if you still require a place.

Contact:  Sarah Beaman 02380 814295 or

Braishfield Horticultural Society

Meets monthly in the Committee Room of the Village Hall on the 2nd Tuesday in January through to May; and September through to November at 7.30pm. We enjoy listening to invited speakers on a wide variety of garden topics. Meetings are concluded by free tea or coffee and biscuits and the raffle draw. Our AGM is held in November and current Membership costs £10.00 pa. In June visits to gardens included in the National Garden Scheme and sometimes local gardens are arranged. In July we hold our Annual Flower Show. New members are always welcome.

Contact:  Geoff Daniell 368658 or email: - for Programmes and Membership or visit their page on this web-site: Hort Soc

Braishfield Flower Arrangement Society

We are a small, friendly flower club formed in 1983, who meet in the Church Room on the fourth Thursday of each month. You will be assured of a warm welcome at any of our meetings which comprise a variety of demonstrations, talks and workshops. We welcome visitors and new members so please just come along to one of the meetings. If you would like to know more-

Contact: Chairman: Maggie Batchelor 368125 or Secretary: Eileen Norman 02380 731162 or email

Village Voices

Meets on 4th Monday each month in the Church Room from 2pm - 4pm with a break for tea and a biscuit. Anyone welcome. The sing along is for all who enjoy singing a wide variety of songs, many are nostalgic and bring back memories of bygone years. Part singing and singing in rounds adds to the enjoyment. It is very much a drop in event so come and give it a try when you can.
Contact: Wendy Quarendon 368015 or Stephen Treglown 502150

Braishfield Music and Drama Society (BMADS)

Formed in 1986, it produces plays, musicals, concerts, etc, in the Village Hall. Membership of the Society, which is free, is open to everyone (including children), with an interest in music and/or drama, in Braishfield.  Anyone with an interest in being onvolved will be very welcome

Contact: John Edwards 368465 or email:

Braishfield Ukulele Musical Society

A small amateur group drawn from local residents who practise together and play for fun/charity at various village events and clubs.

Contact: David Robinson 368774 or email:

Braishfield Book Club

Meets on the 1st Monday of each month at  2.00 pm in each other’s homes.  All are welcome.

Contact: Viv Robinson    368774

Braishfield Bridge Club

A very informal group meeting on Wednesday evenings in each other’s homes.
Please call if you are interested in joining us.    

Contact: Diana Brazier 368414 or Gill John 368074

Braishfield 200 Club

A small, locally-run lottery which pays out a monthly prize (40% of the money raised), the remaining going to local charities. New members are always welcome.

Contact: David Robinson 368774

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