Services & Amenities
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: Abbeywell Surgery
|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.
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|
Post Office and Shop
|Premier Convenience Store
7-9 Viney Avenue
Romsey, SO51 7NR
|Monday to Saturday||07:30 – 21:00|
|Sunday||09:00 – 18:00|
Dave Nicholas has had to stop papers at Woodley Newsagent. It is hoped to restart the delivery of papers to the paper box at the recreation ground. If you would lke a paper, contac t the Premier Convenience Store at Viney Avenue.
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
|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
|Romsey Town Cars||01794 512738 or 07732 886755|
|Dial a Ride||Register with Test Valley Community Services, 01264 356808|
|Airport Service||John Bird 01794 511640 or 07921 705721|
|Test Valley Borough Council,
Former Magistrates’ Court,
Romsey, SO51 8AQ
Tel: 527700 or 01264 368052 (Minicom)
0830-1700 Monday to Thursday
For Fly tipping please report online to TVBC Fly Tipping
Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council,
Winchester, SO23 8UJ
Tel: 0300 555 1375 or 0300 555 1390 (out of hours)
Southern Electricity Board emergency telephone nbr: 08000 727282 or call 105
To report a pothole or road problems tel: 0300 555 1375 ext 1388 or 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, tel: 367346
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.|
Permits are required for all vehicles other than cars, 4×4’s and trailers of 1.8m (approx 6ft) or less.
For permits: Vehicle permits
Household and recyclable refuse is collected on alternate weeks on Friday morning throughout the village.
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 black/grey bin.
Recyclable waste i.e. Plastic bottles, paper, magazines, cardboard, and tins (but NOT glass or food containers) is collected in the brown bin.
Green garden waste collection scheme is available but chargeable by licence. Green bags or bins of garden waste are collected every other week to coincide with 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 for village organisations, etc., may be placed in theBraishfield Village News (please contact the Editor 368119 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 email@example.com
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 Football Club.
Permission to use the Recreation Ground for any events must be sought from the Parish Council.
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.
There are two public houses in the Village. Both serve food.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Steward: Les Sykes The Club publishes its activities in the bi-monthly Braishfield Village News.
Braishfield Village Free Library
Braishfield Parish Council has purchased the old Phone Box opposite Newport Lane from BT and funded the required repairs to preserve this iconic piece of history in our village. It has been transformed into the home of the NEW Braishfield Village Free Library. The premise is simple – bring a book, take a book. So if you have any used books in good condition that you want to donate or exchange, the free library is now open for business!
We hope that everyone from the village will adopt the little library and all are welcome to exchange and donate books 24/7.
Braishfield Village Pantry
Braishfield Village Hall, Braishfield Rd., Hants SO51 0PN Tel: 07506 148700 www.braishfieldpantry.com
Situated next to the Village Hall and recreation ground with parking outside, in a lovely bright purpose built shop, our Village Pantry sells fresh and locally sourced produce as well as basic household needs. Our award winning Community Shop and Cafe offers a warm welcome and easy access to all. A huge asset to our community since 2014, we serve as a social hub for the village and beyond and offer teas and coffees as well as delicious home-made cakes and goodies in our cafe. Managed by our fantastic shop supervisor Sharon, who also makes our lovely cakes, quiches and sausage rolls, and mainly run by our wonderful team of volunteers, the Pantry looks forward to welcoming you.
The opening times are as follows:
Daily 9 – 12 and 2 – 5,
Saturdays 9am – 12 noon. (Sundays closed.)
Games and Story time for toddlers with parents/carers every Thurs 11.15 – 12 noon – term time, casual drop in sessions.
Contact: Wendy Lord, 01794 367015
If you would like to join our volunteers’ team please contact:
Anne Edwards, 01794 368193
The website is Braishfield Pantry