About the Council

There are seven seats on the Parish Council. The Council is qualified to operate the General Power of Competence under the Localism Act 2011.

The Council is a corporate body (a legal entity separate from its Members) which means that any action or decision is made by the Council as a whole.

JANE BENNETT

Councillor
Chairman of the Parish Council
Vice Chairman of the Planning Committee

tel: 01794 368109

I have lived in Braishfield since 1983.  I enjoy being part of the community and have been involved with various organisations both in the village and beyond. I retired in April 2016 after 40 years in the Civil Service.  I was co-opted to serve as a Councillor in September 2016 and appointed Chairman in 2018.

Roles:

Burial Ground
Emergency Planning (Community Resilience Working Party)
Recreation Ground / Play Area
School

RICHARD BRAZIER

Councillor
Chairman of the Planning Committee

tel: 01794 358414

I moved into the hamlet of Pucknall with my wife and 3 children in 1981 and have been involved in many aspects of Village life. I have taken part in a number of BMADS productions, hosted /MC village events and organised a charity Barn Dance for a number of years. Apart from now being a Parish Councillor since 2014, I chaired the Village Hall Committee for 7 years in which time we started the Shop. I founded and now organise the Village Golf Society and have managed the Church mowing rota for the last 15+ years.

Roles:

Burial Ground
Flags
Village Design Statement

IAN KNIGHTS

Councillor
Vice Chairman of the Parish Council

tel: 01794 368516

I moved with Meri to our current house in Braishfield in 1985. After retiring in 2010 from a career in education, I wanted to give something back to the village that we have enjoyed living in for so many years – hence my involvement in both the Parish Council and Village Hall.

Roles:

Agriculture/ Farming Liaison
Grants
Rights of Way
Highways
Roads / Speed Limits / Traffic / Signage

CAROLE RENVOIZE

Councillor

tel: 01794 368766

Retired to Braishfield in 2005 following a career as Conference and Events Manager for the NHS Information Authority.  I was looking forward to a quiet retirement but was encouraged to join the Parish Council in 2006.  Being a Parish Councillor brings lots of rewards and satisfaction and of course big challenges.  My aim is to try and made a difference for the residents of our Village.

Roles:

Highways
Telephone Kiosk / Library
War Memorial

PETER WHITE

Councillor

tel: 01794 368203

Former Solicitor (retired 2010) specialising in conveyancing and charity and ecclesiastical law; moved to Braishfield in 1983 , co-opted to Parish Council in 2012. Married, with two sons and five grandchildren. Sportsman of wide experience and enthusiasm but little ability.

Roles:

Charity Commission / Legal Matters
Internal Financial Checking
Rights of Way
Village Pond
Recreation Ground / Play Area

SALLY YALDEN

Councillor
Parish Council representative to Braishfield Village Hall

tel: 01794 368397

I joined the Parish Council in May 2019. We settled in the village in 2013 and feel lucky to live in such a beautiful village with a lovely community. I grew up in Yorkshire, but have lived and worked in Australia, Barcelona and the Dominican Republic. My background is teaching and eLearning, but I now run a own small business. Since moving to the village, I have been actively involved in the village and community. We are a very busy and pro-active council and I very much enjoy being part of the group and community.

Roles:

Climate Change
Grants
Recreation Ground / Play Area
School
Village Hall Committee Representative

PETER QUARENDON

Councillor

Being on the Parish Council allows me to give something back to the community we have been lucky enough to live in for over 46 years. My involvement in the village has ranged from Youth Club work, being a founder member of BMADS, helping in the re-ordering of the church and the church room renovation. I have been a member of the church choir for the last 40 years. After leaving IBM we started a small computer business from our dining room which outgrew it and subsequently moved to Romsey. Having largely retired, we now face the challenges of Elm Grove, a farm that has been at the centre of village life for hundreds of years. We must hope that Braishfield can retain its character and not become part of an urban sprawl.

JANE RAY

Clerk to the Council

tel: 07902 297004

General enquiries should be sent to the Clerk in the first instance.

Staff

The Council has one officer who has the role of Proper Officer, Responsible Financial Officer and Clerk (generally referred to as Clerk).