Test Valley Next Local Plan and Local Development Scheme

The Council continues to progress with the preparation of our next Local Plan and we wish to provide an update on the latest position and way forward including an updated timetable. Technical work is ongoing, including on compiling an updated evidence base, and on consideration of the comments made in response to the Refined Issues…

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Playground Update

Some of you may have noticed that the basket swing in the play area has been removed and the area taped off. This was due to safety reasons following a recent inspection by TVBC. We are in the process of seeking a repair to the frame, but as there is a national timber shortage at…

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Temporary Closure – Braishfield Footpath 4

UPDATE 4th September 2021 Works are in hand to remove the barn and should be completed by 21st September.  We will notify if the work is completed before that date. This footpath has been closed for your safety as the barn adjoining Paynes Hay Road has been deemed unsafe.  Works are in hand to remove the…

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Reports of Dog Fouling in the Village

Thank you to those who have been clearing up the dog mess in our village. However, the Council has recently received reports of dog mess still around the village, especially on the Recreation Ground. We would like to remind dog owners to clear up, especially checking and monitoring if your dog is off the lead.…

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Hampshire County Council – Balancing the Budget

Help us shape decisions on future spending by Hampshire County Council. Our Balancing the Budget consultation has launched today and runs until 18 July, to gather views on how to meet a budget shortfall of £80m by April 2024. Go online to take part: https://www.hants.gov.uk/balancingthebudget    

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Community Litter Pick and Wildflower Planting

Thank you again to the wonderful volunteers who helped with our community litter picking morning in April. We know many of you already help with litter picking all year round and we are very grateful to all of you. As you will see from the photo(s), there was quite a haul! Perhaps one of the…

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Braishfield Village Design Statement (VDS)

Below is the link to the draft VDS document which is now live on the TVBC website. This provides the opportunity to view and comment to TVBC on the document by Friday 28th May 2021. https://testvalley.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planningpolicy/village-design-statements/draft-braishfield-revised-vds-spd    

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Consultation on draft Byelaws for Braishfield Recreation Ground

The Council is considering adopting byelaws for the Recreation Ground. These would enable the Council to regulate various unacceptable activities and take legal action, where appropriate, in the interests of the community. We are particularly interested to know whether these byelaws, if adopted, would affect the way you use the Recreation Ground. Please send any…

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Waste Prevention Community Grant Fund

Waste Prevention Community Grant Fund With the cost of dealing with Hampshire’s household waste now regularly topping the £100 million a year mark, Hampshire County Council is offering grants of up to £5,000 to help kick start or expand projects, products and services which prevent waste at home. Grants will be awarded to projects that…

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