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.

Now that the government have indicated the roadmap and key dates out of lockdown, the team are busy assessing which events we can safely organise for later in the summer. Bands in the Bury and FlavourFest in particular – dates and details will be confirmed soon …

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.

Now that the government have indicated the roadmap and key dates out of lockdown, the team are busy assessing which events we can safely organise for later in the summer. Bands in the Bury and FlavourFest in particular – dates and details will be confirmed soon …

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Posted on Apr 15th, 2021
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Posted on Apr 9th, 2021

We hope everyone has a splendid Easter holiday in store.

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but the market will still be open and we will have the usual fabulous fruit and veg, bread, cheese and the return of the Trout stall

Enjoy
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Posted on Apr 1st, 2021
We hope everyone has a splendid Easter holiday in store.  Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but the market will still be open and we will have the usual fabulous fruit and veg, bread, cheese and the return of the Trout stall  Enjoy

So tomorrow is market day - and we are delighted to have a new stall. Anyone for smoked trout!
Check them out here and do pop by to say hello and support a local business.......with all the usual social distancing niceties

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Posted on Mar 4th, 2021
So tomorrow is market day - and we are delighted to have a new stall.   Anyone for smoked trout!
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Posted on Feb 15th, 2021

The market will be open as usual tomorrow and we are expecting the fruit & veg, bread and the cheese stalls.

In addition to the Covid mitigations that have been put in place with the stall holders, we would also ask that when visiting the market, people who aren’t exempt, wear masks, even though we appreciate it is outside - and maintain 2m distancing when queueing. We will be adding some new markers onto the pavement to act as a guide.

Thank you to all who support the market - please all stay safe.
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Posted on Jan 21st, 2021
The market will be open as usual tomorrow  and we are expecting the fruit & veg, bread and the cheese stalls.  In addition to the Covid mitigations that have been put in place with the stall holders, we would also ask that when visiting the market, people who aren’t exempt, wear masks, even though we appreciate it is outside - and maintain 2m distancing when queueing.  We will be adding some new markers onto the pavement to act as a guide.  Thank you to all who support the market - please all stay safe.

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Hi! I missed the market today, when is the next marking on?

The market will be open as usual tomorrow (we are expecting fruit & veg, bread and the cheese stall), however following feedback last week, we have discussed the need for the stalls to increase their COVID mitigation’s. Which they have all taken on board.

We would also ask that when visiting the market, people who aren’t exempt, wear masks, even though we appreciate it is outside - and maintain 2m distancing when queueing. We will be adding some new markers onto the pavement to act as a guide.

Thank you to all who support the market - please all stay safe.
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Posted on Jan 14th, 2021
The market will be open as usual tomorrow (we are expecting fruit & veg, bread and the cheese stall), however following feedback last week, we have discussed the need for the stalls to increase their COVID mitigation’s.  Which they have all taken on board.  We would also ask that when visiting the market, people who aren’t exempt, wear masks, even though we appreciate it is outside - and maintain 2m distancing when queueing.  We will be adding some new markers onto the pavement to act as a guide.  Thank you to all who support the market - please all stay safe.

Comment on Facebook

We have just heard there will not be a bread stall tomorrow. Sorry

Please can people stick to social distancing, items aren't going to run out and we all want the stalls to keep coming, the onus is on us all to do the right thing

Bread at the deli!

Hi, can I pre order and collect on the day?

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Posted on Jan 7th, 2021
The Friday market will be open as usual on the High Street tomorrow morning - please do come along and support it while observing social distancing rules.

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It’s normally 8-1

Hi sorry to report that due to a late delivery Ed won’t be at the market today with the cheese stall.

What time time does the market usually finish?

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Don’t forget tomorrow’s market ........ with the added bonus of the return of our High Street shops - Whoop Whoop! ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Apr 15th, 2021
Don’t forget tomorrow’s market ........ with the added bonus of the return of our High Street shops - Whoop Whoop!

... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Apr 9th, 2021

We hope everyone has a splendid Easter holiday in store.

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but the market will still be open and we will have the usual fabulous fruit and veg, bread, cheese and the return of the Trout stall

Enjoy
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Posted on Apr 1st, 2021
We hope everyone has a splendid Easter holiday in store.  Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but the market will still be open and we will have the usual fabulous fruit and veg, bread, cheese and the return of the Trout stall  Enjoy
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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 Macready, 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.