North Baddesley Parish Council
About North Baddesley
North Baddesley covers 794 hectares in the south-east of Test Valley, between Valley Park to the east, and the town of Romsey to the west, and has a population of approximately 7,000. The village is the 9th most densely populated ward in Test Valley and the main residential area is in the south-western corner. The remainder of the ward is dominated by countryside with a few houses and small hamlets.
North Baddesley is a well established and close community with many different people living in the ward and communing together through support groups, local sport and activity clubs. The village has an ageing population with 6.5% of residents currently retired. Most properties are in the middle of the property market range and the majority of residents own their own home.
There are a number of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation and one Site of Specific Scientific Interest. Baddesley Common provides a large area in which to roam with a walkway through woodland areas and is the location of Emer Bog, home to a wide variety of plants and wildlife.
North Baddesley has a large recreation ground with sports pavilion, football pitches, tennis courts, skatepark and multi-use games area and additional open space in a woodland setting in Mountbatten Park which includes a wooden pathway and nature trail. There are also smaller areas of open space off Heath Road, near to the stream known as of Tanners Brook and at Lavington Gardens.