Organisations and Education

Organisations & Education 

Braishfield Parish Council

Holds its ordinary meetings bimonthly in Braishfield Village Hall. Occasionally the meeting date may be moved or an extra meeting may be added to deal with any matters of urgency. Any changes or additional meetings are notified. Planning Committee meetings are “extraordinary” (convened as necessary), and will be notified to the public once the agenda is available. Residents wishing to communicate with the Council should normally in the first instance write to or contact the clerk. For up to date information visit the PC website. The planning sub committee chaired by Richard Brazier deals with planning applications. Their remit is to glean the information in detail for any application within the village and present their findings to the PC, who will make any decisions necessary. This will save time at the PC meetings. Our charities, Braishfield War Memorial and Braishfield Recreation Ground hold public meetings following meetings of the full Council. The business of the War Memorial is relatively simple, so meetings are held just 4 times per year. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about Parish Council business, there is no need to wait for a meeting: please contact us.
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
Ian Knights 368516 Vice Chairman
Richard Brazier 368414 Chairman Planning Committee, BVA liaison
Carole Renvoize 368766 Community liaison, Play Area
Peter White 368203 Rights of Way
Mark Swinstead 367849 Agricultural/Farming Liaison
Sally Yalden 368397 Village Hall liaison
    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/Village Diary Jill Briggs 367874
Treasurer Sheila Still 368384
BVA News Editor Wendy Dolby-Stevens 368119
WebEditor Carolyn Ward 368852
BVN Distributor Julie Kemp 368894
Planning/Network Michael Stubbs 367867
Committee Member Kevin Fremantle 07900 930401
Committee Member Margaret O’Keeffe 368037  
Consultant Lucas Marshall 07816 202743  

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

Yellow Dot Nursery

18, Abbotswood Common Road. Rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, children from 4 months to rising 5’s. Open Mon -Fri 8am – 6pm
Contact: Hayley Tel 01794 521938.

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:  Mrs Lou Rhodes, Head Teacher 368359

Braishfield School Association

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

Contact:  Sarah Lightfoot-Webber 368359

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: Brown Owl 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 – The Garden Club

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.
Chairman: fran Clifton 368670

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: Beth Thomas 368618 or Secretary: Eileen Norman 02380 731162 or email

Braishfield 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.

For past productions see.

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 or email:

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

Braishfield 200 Club

A small, locally-run lottery which pays out a monthly prize (40% of the money raised), the remaining 60% going to local charities. New members are always welcome.

Contact: David Robinson 368774 or email:

Social Contact Group

Our Social Contact Group was conceived in 2003 with the blessing and support of the PCC for folk who live on their own or for anyone else who would benefit from joining our group. We have a variety of outings to the New Forest, trips to the beach, coffee mornings, pub lunches, afternoon teas, Garden Centre visits, picnics etc. We always have a lot of fun together but the important element is that of friendship.

Contact: Hazel Prince 368339