Vacancy for a Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer to the Council

Applications are invited for the role of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, the sole employee.

Working from home, hours average 8 hours per week, which requires attendance at some evening meetings. The Clerk’s role is essentially one of facilitating the business of the Parish Council and is wide ranging in its activities.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate excellent administrative, financial and communication skills, have good IT knowledge, be well versed in Word and Excel.

Ideally, candidates should be willing to undertake the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification if they do not already hold it.

The salary range is from the national salary point SCP 7 (£4,226 p.a. for 8 hours) with more available depending upon experience and qualifications.

The start date is as soon as possible to provide a period of overlap with the current temporary postholder, but this is flexible.

Job Description

Closing date details:

Saturday 7th December 2019

Contact person:

For more details (job description & person specification) and to apply in writing email the Chairman of the Council, Jane Bennett, or tel: 01794 368109

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return (Exempt Authority) – Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2019)

Details of the exercise of public rights with regard to the accounts for the year ending 31 March 2019 are on the Notice below.  The commencement is 10 June 2019 and the end is 19 July 2019.

Please see the following information:


Accounts for the Year Ending 31 March 2019


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 comments to us:

View the draft byelaws here:


Hampshire County Council is rolling out superfast broadband

Hampshire County Council is rolling out superfast broadband across the region.

It enables people to get internet speeds of 24Megabits per second or more – making streaming TV, working from home, online banking and shopping, and gaming a lot easier – to name just some of the benefits. 

Currently it’s available to 95% of the region, and that number is on target to reach 97.4% by the end of 2019. However, many people don’t know whether they can get superfast broadband or not, or believe it is more expensive than their current package – which is not always the case.

Hampshire County Council’s role is to provide the infrastructure to enable as many people as possible to access superfast broadband (not to sell the service). We have a postcode checker that will tell you if its available where you live, and what to do next if you want to find the right package for you. You can also register with us to be told when superfast broadband is coming to your area.

Use our postcode checker to find out if you can get superfast broadband now:

(This article was provided by Hampshire County Council)