Bransgore Parish Council

Serving the people of Bransgore

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Clerk: Helen Klaasen
Bransgore Parish Council
Bransgore Village Hall, 116
Burley Road, Bransgore
Hampshire BH23 8AY

Tel: 01425 674155

Who We Are & What We Do

A parish council is a corporate body and is the first tier of local government. It is therefore closest to the people it serves.
A parish council has a responsibility to undertake projects and schemes that will benefit its residents, for example the provision of benches within the parish or play equipment, and may finance such projects through the raising of a precept .

Bransgore Parish Council consists of 10 elected councillors who serve for a four year term. The Council has a Code of Conduct, which all councillors must abide by.

On behalf of the parish the Parish Council owns and manages:

  • Bransgore Village Hall and Recreation Ground, including the MUGA, Skate Park, Exercise Equipment and Play Equipment
  • Bransgore Pavilion and Sports Ground
  • Clare Lodge Copse

Council Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, except August and December, in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

There are 3 committees that help manage the parish council's assets whose meetings are also held on Tuesday evenings:

  • Amenities Committee meets 6 times a year on the second Tuesday and looks after the assets owned by the Parish Council.
  • Finance and Resources Committee meets 4 times a year on the forth Tuesday to review budgets and staffing, oversee budget setting and review end of year procedures and internal audit.
  • Planning Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month. As as consultee they are invited by the local plannning authories (New Forest District Council and New Forest National Park Authority) to make comments and rcommendations on any planning applications in the parish.

All Council and Committee meetings are open to members of the public and begin with a democratic session where the public may speak.

For further information relating to the services offered by the Parish Council please contact the Parish Clerk who will be happy to give advice and assistance.


Our councillors are elected or co-opted if a vacancy occurs, if you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please contact the Parish Clerk.

All Councillors are bound by the Code of Conduct which is a requirement under the Localism Act 2011, in Addition this Council has signed up to the Civility and Respect Pledge

Bransgore Parish Council Governance

Along with the Standing Orders and Financial Regulations the way the Parish Council conducts business is outlined in its policies, details of which can be found on our Governance page.

Our Staff

The Parish Council has a small team of three staff. The Parish Clerk, an Administration Offcer and a Caretaker.

The Parish Clerk is the 'Proper Officer' to the Council and is responsible for assisting the council in carrying out its duties and functions. The Clerk provides the council with legal and financial advice and is responsible for the council's internal management, organisation and administration. They hold the responsiblity of ensuring the council acts within the law

The Clerk is also the appointed Responsible Financial Officer and is responsible for the financial administration and management of the council.
As RFO The Clerk is responsible for the council's internal financial control and its accounts, including the internal and external audits and budget setting process.

Parish Clerk - Helen Klaassen

Helen works part time and is available in the Parish Office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9:00am and 12:00pm.

Bransgore Village Hall
116 Burley Road
BH23 8AY
01425 674155
07481 419486

Administration Officer - Nikki Fiske

Nikki is Administration Officer to the Parish Council and is reponsible for Hall Bookings, and the Newsletter. She works part time on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays

Bransgore Village Hall
116 Burley Road
BH23 8AY
01425 674155

Caretaker - Mike Smith

Mike is our Caretaker and works mornings from 8am until 12pm. He is responsible for hall setup and maintainance.