Community web-site of:
Braishfield, Hampshire



Services & Amenities

Doctors

There are no GP surgeries in Braishfield, but there are two group practices in Romsey listed below.
For NHS help when not urgent but in need of medical advice: tel 111

Abbeywell Surgery (combining Abbey Mead and Nightingale surgeries)   Alma Road Surgery
Abbey Mead Site Nightingale Site   Tel: 513422
The Abbey, Romsey SO51 8EN Greatwell Drive, Romsey SO51 7QN   Fax: 518668
Tel: 51228 Tel: 517878    
  Website: Alma Road Surgery

A defibrillator is situated at the Village Hall, accessible by ringing 999 - ask for Ambulance service who will give instructions.
Also the Parish Council is in the process of setting up a Community Emergency Plan and full details will be available on the PC website in the near future.

Veterinary Practices

There are two practices in Romsey:

Orchard Veterinary Practice   Mainstone Veterinary Practice
The Hundred, Romsey SO51 8BZ   Mainstone, Romsey SO51 6BA
Tel: 830288   Tel: 513157
www.orchardvetromsey.co.uk   www.mainstonevets.co.uk


Post Office and Shop

Premier Convenience Store
7-9 Viney Avenue
Romsey, SO51 7NR
Opening Times
Monday to Saturday 07:30 - 21:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

Newsagent

Newspapers may be ordered from the Woodley Newsagent for delivery to the Paper Box in the Village Hall car park by about 09.00 am each morning. Please pre-order from Dave Nicholas, Woodley Newsagent, Warren Gardens, Romsey SO51 7TR Tel: 518388

A limited number of papers are also available from the Village Pantry

Police

Please only use 999 for urgent emergency calls.

Call 101 or email Safer Neighbourhood Team when it's less urgent than 999 for: Vandalism & graffiti,  noisy neighbours and loud parties, threatening and abusive behaviour, abandoned vehicles, dumping & fly tipping, drunk & rowdy groups, drug related anti-social behaviour, broken street lighting. Calls cost 15p from landlines and mobiles.

Crime Stoppers - call anonymously with information about a crime - 0800 555 111

Please read latest Beat Report from the Hampshire Constabulary  Hampshire Constabulary Romsey Rural

Fly tipping should be reported to Test Valley Borough Council - go to TVBC

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

All residents are encouraged to visit the following website Hants Fire & Rescue to find information foe all the family on how to protect yourself and your home from fire.
The service can be contacted on 02380 644000 at their headquarters: Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 9SJ

Public Transport into Romsey and Beyond

Bus service nbr 35 runs from Romsey Bus Station to Braishfield. The school bus starts/ends at the war memorial in the morning and afternoon. All other services start/end at the Manor Crossroads.
Stops are at the Dog & Crook, The Wheatsheaf, War Memorial and Manor Crossroads however Service 35 is HAIL-AND-RIDE - the bus will stop on request at any safe point. You must give the driver a clear signal to stop.
Times vary – please consult timetable for verification.
Route 35 timetable
Once in Romsey the following web-site gives you onward bus and train connection possibilities
Beyond Romsey

Taxi Services

Samtax The Bus Station, Broadwater Road, Romsey SO21 8BF
Tel: 01794 514945 or 01794 513108 or www.samtax.co.uk
Abbey Cars Control Centre, 5 Fleming Avenue, North Baddesley SO51 9EJ
Tel: 01794 513385 or 02380 738305 www.abbeycarsromsey.co.uk
Pegasus 43 Viney Avenue, Romsey SO51 7NR, Tel: 01794 502992
Dial a Ride Register with Test Valley Community Services, 01264 356808
Airport Service John Bird 01794 511640 or 07921 705721

TVBC

Test Valley Borough Council,
Former Magistrates' Court,
Church Street,
Romsey, SO51 8AQ
Tel: 527700 or 01264 368052 (Minicom)
Website: www.testvalley.gov.uk
Opening hours:
0830-1700 Monday to Thursday
0830-1630 Friday

For Fly tipping please report online to TVBC Fly Tipping

Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council,
The Castle,
Winchester, SO23 8UJ
Tel: 0300 555 1375 or 0300 555 1390 (minicom)
Website: www.hants.gov.uk

Power Cuts

Southern Electricity Board emergency telephone nbr: 08000 727282

Potholes

To report a pothole or road problems go to website: www3.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems


Household Waste and Recycling

There is a bottle bank and charity clothing bin at the Wheatsheaf Inn

There is  a waste and recycling centre in Bunny Lane
Further information from HCC 0300 555 1389
Opening times: Summer (Apr 1 - Sep 30) – 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.
  Winter (Oct 1 -Feb 28) – 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
  March 1 to 31 - 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Closed: 25th/26th December and 1st January.

Refuse Collection

Household and recyclable refuse is collected on alternate weeks on Fridays
Wheelie bins must be placed by the road outside your dwelling, this is obligatory except by prior arrangement with the Borough Council.
A schedule of collections is issued by the Council in November.
Household waste is collected in the grey/black bin.
Recyclable waste i.e. plastic bottles, paper, magazines, cardboard and tins (but not glass) in the brown bin.
A green garden waste scheme is also available, but is chargeable by licence.  Green bags of garden waste are collected every other Friday morning, coinciding with the same week as the Household waste collection.
Green 240 litre wheelie bins are now available instead of the green bags at a one off cost of £25 per bin. A licence is still needed for the emptying of these.
Please check the Test Valley web-site for all the details Test Valley web-site or Tel: 527700

Advertisements

Advertisements for village organisations, etc., may be placed in theBraishfield Village News (please contact the Editor 368099 or email) or on the Village Notice boards which are intended for transitory adverts connected to the village and not for commercial use. Please make these notices no bigger than A5.

Braishfield Village Hall

The hall is situated at the end of the Recreation Ground and comprises a main hall and stage, a large committee room, well appointed kitchen, a room suitable for a bar, cloakroom, toilet facilities including a toilet for disabled persons. At the time of publication the Village Hall Management Committee have successfully applied for planning permission to build an addition which will be used for the Village Pantry and work has already commenced. The Village Hall Management Committee organises fund raising events during the year including the popular Village Quiz in the Autumn.

Please visit the Village Hall Page for further information and downloadable Hire Agreements/T&C’s.

To arrange to view the hall or to make a booking please contact: Kate Knight
Tel: 368173 (reasonable times only) or katel.knight@googlemail.com

Recreation Ground

There is a children's play area with swings, seesaw, climbing frames etc. constructed in 2009. In addition a Trim Trail was opened in 2010 to provide an exercise facility for both adults and children.
The Recreation Ground is also the home ground for the Braishfield Football Club who maintain the pitch. (follow link to Football Club).
For obvious reasons villagers are asked not to allow their dogs to foul the area. The pavilion may be used by arrangement with the club.
Permission to use the Recreation Ground for any events must be sought from the Parish Council.

Church Room

Alongside All Saints Church, the Church Room has been completely refurbished to a very high standard and was officially opened by the Bishop of Winchester on All Saints Day 2009. The cost of the refurbishment was met, almost entirely, by the generosity of the villagers and those who have an affinity with Braishfield. We were very fortunate to receive grants from The Low Carbon Building Programme and the Community Sustainable Energy Programme, towards the cost of our heating system.

If you would like to use the Church Room you can either telephone Wendy Quarendon 368015, or email: BraishfieldChurchRoom@googlemail.com , or view the page on this website for more information Church Room

Public Houses

There are two public houses in the Village. Both serve food.

The Dog and Crook, Crook Hill 368530 www.dogandcrook.co.uk
The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield Road 368652 www.thewheatsheafbraishfield.co.uk

Braishfield Social Club (CIU Appointed)

This is situated in Common Hill Road. The main hall may be used for private functions. The village wheelchair is held at the Club. Contact: Vernon Hillier (Secretary) Tel: 368458 or braishfieldsocialclub@hotmail.co.uk
Club Steward: Les Sykes The Club publishes its activities in the bi-monthly Braishfield Village News.

Braishfield Village Pantry

The new building to house the community shop is now complete. The Village Pantry sells fresh locally sourced produce as well as all basic household needs - a huge asset to our community. Teas, coffees with delicious home made cakes served too.
Run mainly by volunteers the opening times are:
Monday to Saturday 9am - 12 noon
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2pm - 5pm
Story time Thurs 11.15 - 12 noon - term time casual drop in sessions. Contact: Wendy Lord 367015

Whilst all effort is made as to the accuracy of the information within the web-site the Braishfield Village Association does not accept any responsibility for errors/omissions

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