Responsibility for the highways in Braishfield and for road safety primarily lies with Hampshire County Council (HCC).
For road maintenance issues, such as potholes, HCC have pages on their website where you can report problems:
For dangerous situations and urgent problems, dial 999.
Please let Braishfield Parish Council know if a problem is not fixed – we regularly chase HCC about outstanding maintenance issues.
The Parish Council does deal with longer-term road safety issues, through discussion with Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council. In the past, the council had a hand in the introduction of speed limits along Braishfield Road.
Another project which should come to fruition in the next year or so is a footpath up Crook Hill, which is being funded by a contribution from the Abbotswood developers – the money will be released once a specific number of houses have been completed. This footpath should address a major safety concern about pedestrians who walk along this section of road – especially schoolchildren.
If you have concerns about any aspect of road safety within the village or any ideas for improvements, please let us know.