REMINDING YOU
TO LOVE LOCAL

About Us

Set up in 2012, inOdiham is a not-for-profit organisation run by a friendly group of local residents, who believe in the benefits of a close-knit community and work together to enrich the village experience for everyone. 

As a registered Community Interest Company, our team consists entirely of unpaid volunteers – meaning no shareholders and no members of the Committee receive payment for their services.

inOdiham is closely supported by various local authorities and companies – all of whom share the joint aim of delighting visitors and helping bring the admirable Odiham community closer together.

Odiham Parish Council
Odiham Parish Council

What we do

As well as the 3 annual events below (and the occasional one-off event) we also arrange the Friday Grocery Market in the High Street, the hanging baskets on lampposts throughout the village, the Christmas Lights along the length of the High Street, the street-level planters in the High Street and the mass bulb-planting in the grass verges approaching Odiham … we’re a very busy bunch!

A family-friendly day with food, drink, live music and dancing.

Enjoy over 50 artisan food and drink stalls, talks and live music.

A festive evening with the switch on of the Christmas Tree Lights!

A fantastic family-friendly day with food, drink, stalls … and of course plenty of live music and dancing.

Enjoy over 50 artisan food and drink stalls, talks from the expert local producers and exciting live music.

A festive, fun-filled evening which includes the switch on of the Village Christmas Tree Lights – and Santa!

A fantastic family-friendly day with food, drink, stalls … and of course plenty of live music and dancing.

Enjoy over 50 artisan food and drink stalls, talks from the expert local producers and exciting live music.

A festive, fun-filled evening which includes the switch on of the Village Christmas Tree Lights – and Santa!

Reasons to Visit

Other than the fabulous events, there are plenty of reasons to visit the Saxon village of Odiham, including the wide Georgian High Street with it’s eclectic mix of independent shops and eateries, as well as one of the last surviving Pest Houses in Britain … and the Village Stocks!

Odiham and the surrounding area also boasts some of the best rural and canal walks in Hampshire and the local stretch of the Basingstoke Canal is home to the start of the Magna Carta Trail at King John’s Castle and runs along the site of a royal Deer Park.

So come and take a stroll through the village, across open countryside, along either the Basingstoke Canal or the River Whitewater or over expanses of common – all of which give the opportunity for great views and to see nature at its best.

For more information on the heritage that Odiham has to offer check out either visitodiham.org.uk or odiham-society.org, but in the meantime, here is a gallery to give you an idea of what to expect when you visit our lovely village, including various events throughout the year, plus the bi-annual Armed Forces Day celebrations organised by RAF Odiham and the Parish Council.

Latest News

Coronavirus Statement – Unfortunately, like everywhere else, the village has been affected by the global Coronavirus pandemic. As our priority is always the safety of the community, we have already altered the Friday Grocery Market in accordance with the current social distancing rules.

Planned events for 2020 have also had to change and we have sadly made the decision to cancel this year’s Bands in the Bury, which was due to take place on Saturday 1st August 2020. The 5th annual FlavourFest is still currently planned for the Bank Holiday Monday on 31st August … fingers crossed!

We will of course follow government advice regarding events and let you know if anything has to change.

Latest News

Coronavirus Statement
Unfortunately, like everywhere else, the village has been affected by the global Coronavirus pandemic. As our priority is always the safety of the community, we have already altered the Friday Grocery Market in accordance with the current social distancing rules.

Planned events for 2020 have also had to change and we have sadly made the decision to cancel this year’s Bands in the Bury, which was due to take place on Saturday 1st August 2020. The 5th annual FlavourFest is still currently planned for the Bank Holiday Monday on 31st August … fingers crossed!

We will of course follow government advice regarding events and let you know if anything has to change.

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We are L O V I N G seeing the High Street return to normal, especially with people enjoying their morning coffee outside Fountains and El Castello, thanks to the efforts of the owners to make a safe environment for customers to return too!
Please remember to love local and support your local businesses.
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Posted on Jul 4th, 2020

We are L O V I N G seeing the High Street return to normal, especially with people enjoying their morning coffee outside Fountains and El Castello, thanks to the efforts of the owners to make a safe environment for customers to return too!  
Please remember to love local and support your local businesses.

Comment on Facebook We are L O V I N G ...

No more echos in the High street 👏 lovely to see it come back to life

Amazing effort by our High Street businesses (and market) to return to normal (as normal as can be that is). We are looking forward to seeing the cafe, restaurants and pubs back open.

While supporting your local High Street, please stay safe, respect their rules and staff - and avoid any 23-19’s

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUFJ1yVhJ6g
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Posted on Jul 3rd, 2020

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Comment on Facebook This is one of my ...

A big InOdiham high five to this chap!

Richard, who was involved with InOdiham when it formed many years ago - and stepped down as a Cllr from OPC last year after many years, can often be found just cracking on and fixing things around the village.

Thanks for all your efforts! They are much appreciated
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Posted on Jun 30th, 2020

A big InOdiham high five to this chap!

Richard, who was involved with InOdiham when it formed many years ago - and stepped down as a Cllr from OPC last year after many years, can often be found just cracking on and fixing things around the village.

Thanks for all your efforts!  They are much appreciated

Comment on Facebook A big InOdiham high ...

Are there any volunteers needed to remove the high Street weeds. I’m happy to try to help if there is a team needed?

thank you Richard, I saw that was all broken at the weekend x

Thank you Richard. X

Looking great, thank you Richard

Thank you Richard

Thank you Richard!

Well done Richard great job.!!

Top work Richard

Thank you, Richard 👍

Richard, you are a champion

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Posted on Jun 27th, 2020

Wow - was this really 4 years ago (today). What a High Street Party that was (and an amazing cake for the Queen)!

Our team are itching to get back to organising some fab community events - as soon as it is safe!
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Posted on Jun 12th, 2020

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Joel Downham the events have always been open to all.🤔

We’ve all missed your events hopefully you can start again soon.🙂

Great day! Roll on more of the same.

Was such a lovely day!!!

Let’s invite more people from ethnic communities.

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Great to see our hanging baskets back..............made possible through the funds we raise from our community events, the weekly market and this year a contribution by Hampshire County Council.

Installing and maintaining the baskets is extremely expensive and this year we have had to opt for a slightly reduced scheme based on the available funds - however hopefully they will look as splendid as they did last year (pic attached) and be enjoyed as the lock down starts to lift.

Unfortunately we also have to report that this may be the last year we are able to do the High Street flowers due to new restrictions in place for what can go on lampposts. We are looking at other options!
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Posted on Jun 1st, 2020

Great to see our hanging baskets back..............made possible through the funds we raise from our community events, the weekly market and this year a contribution by Hampshire County Council.

Installing and maintaining the baskets is extremely expensive and this year we have had to opt for a slightly reduced scheme based on the available funds - however hopefully they will look as splendid as they did last year (pic attached) and be enjoyed as the lock down starts to lift.

Unfortunately we also have to report that this may be the last year we are able to do the High Street flowers due to new restrictions in place for what can go on lampposts.  We are looking at other options!

Great to see Fred feature in this weeks observer. Article attached and full paper here, with hard copies outside the Pickled Pepper.

www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63374345/basingstoke-observer-may-14th
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Posted on May 15th, 2020

Great to see Fred feature in this weeks observer.  Article attached and full paper here, with hard copies outside the Pickled Pepper.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63374345/basingstoke-observer-may-14th

Comment on Facebook Great to see Fred ...

Hello - this is lovely. My 85 dad grew up in Odiham and I even think my Grandpa is in one of the photos in the paper but cant see clearly enough. Can anyone please help me to get hold of a copy of the paper (I live in Northamptonshire) to send to my dad? He is isolating and would love to see these pictures of his home town? Lots of happy memories of spending my childhood summers in Odiham.

Oh Yay
Oh Yay
It’s market day today

Please love local and support your High Street market - providing fresh fruit and vegetables to our community today until approx 1pm.
All with a safe social distancing measures in place provided by our brilliant (if we do say so ourselves) inOdiham volunteers
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Posted on May 15th, 2020

Oh Yay
Oh Yay
It’s market day today

Please love local and support your High Street market - providing fresh fruit and vegetables to our community today until approx 1pm.
All with a safe social distancing measures in place provided by our brilliant (if we do say so ourselves) inOdiham volunteersImage attachmentImage attachment

Bands in the Bury update

Having already provisionally moved the event back to later in the year once, with the ongoing social distancing restrictions and uncertainty around Covid 19, the inOdiham team have made the difficult decision to stop planning this year’s Bands in the Bury event.

We are all absolutely gutted as we have never had to cancel a Bands in the Bury, but have to put safety considerations first and can’t with any certainty move the event back to a later date.

Unless something dramatic changes, we will be back in a big way next year!

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Posted on May 12th, 2020

Bands in the Bury update

Having already provisionally moved the event back to later in the year once, with the ongoing social distancing restrictions and uncertainty around Covid 19, the inOdiham team have made the difficult decision to stop planning this year’s Bands in the Bury event.

We are all absolutely gutted as we have never had to cancel a Bands in the Bury, but have to put safety considerations first and can’t with any certainty move the event back to a later date.

Unless something dramatic changes, we will be back in a big way next year! 

☹️😢😭

Comment on Facebook Bands in the Bury ...

We will really miss seeing everybody this year, we know you will more than make up for it next year, stay safe and well all inOdiham from The Gin Hand x

Please can to confirm the date for next year?

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Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

We are L O V I N G seeing the High Street return to normal, especially with people enjoying their morning coffee outside Fountains and El Castello, thanks to the efforts of the owners to make a safe environment for customers to return too!
Please remember to love local and support your local businesses.
... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Jul 4th, 2020

We are L O V I N G seeing the High Street return to normal, especially with people enjoying their morning coffee outside Fountains and El Castello, thanks to the efforts of the owners to make a safe environment for customers to return too!  
Please remember to love local and support your local businesses.

Comment on Facebook We are L O V I N G ...

No more echos in the High street 👏 lovely to see it come back to life

Amazing effort by our High Street businesses (and market) to return to normal (as normal as can be that is). We are looking forward to seeing the cafe, restaurants and pubs back open.

While supporting your local High Street, please stay safe, respect their rules and staff - and avoid any 23-19’s

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUFJ1yVhJ6g
... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2020

Video image

Comment on Facebook This is one of my ...

A big InOdiham high five to this chap!

Richard, who was involved with InOdiham when it formed many years ago - and stepped down as a Cllr from OPC last year after many years, can often be found just cracking on and fixing things around the village.

Thanks for all your efforts! They are much appreciated
... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Jun 30th, 2020

A big InOdiham high five to this chap!

Richard, who was involved with InOdiham when it formed many years ago - and stepped down as a Cllr from OPC last year after many years, can often be found just cracking on and fixing things around the village.

Thanks for all your efforts!  They are much appreciated

Comment on Facebook A big InOdiham high ...

Are there any volunteers needed to remove the high Street weeds. I’m happy to try to help if there is a team needed?

thank you Richard, I saw that was all broken at the weekend x

Thank you Richard. X

Looking great, thank you Richard

Thank you Richard

Thank you Richard!

Well done Richard great job.!!

Top work Richard

Thank you, Richard 👍

Richard, you are a champion

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Join Us

We have a wonderful group of volunteers, but could always do with an extra pair of hands and we’d love to have you on the team, even if it is only to occasionally help distribute leaflets and/or marshal events!

Our current chair-person is Jon Hale and the other active committee members are Becci Friend, Sue Williams, Rachel Watt, Callum Campbell, Jim Coomber, Ralph Cook, John Lodder, Shane Avery, Anna McCready, Julia Freeman, Mandy White and Sue Hockey.

A big thank you also goes to all previous committee members including Delly & Francis Howard, Jan Baker, Jo Kelsey, Min Broughton, Amanda Coomber, Emma Jones, Melanie Harper, Netty Warnakulasuriya, Sarah Golley, Richard Harris, Mark Kellie, Jenny Atherton & Therese Lawlor.

We realise that time is precious and we would only ask you to offer a few hours every now and then, as the need arises, entirely at your convenience.  If you’d like to be involved, just drop us an email and we’ll add you to our team of volunteers and let you know what help is needed and when.

Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you, so just drop us a line – to ask about volunteering and general enquiries please use the form below or for details and applications regarding a stall, please see the relevant event above – or if you’d prefer, our postal address is inOdiham, c/o The Cross Barn, Palace Gate Farm, Odiham, Hampshire RG29 1JX.

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