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 both this year’s Bands in the Bury and the 5th annual FlavourFest … and unfortunately, the Odiham Christmas Extravaganza has now also been cancelled.

The team are already working hard to plan events for next year – so please keep your fingers crossed!

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 both this year’s Bands in the Bury and the 5th annual FlavourFest … and unfortunately, the Odiham Christmas Extravaganza has now also been cancelled.

The team are already working hard to plan events for next year – so please keep your fingers crossed!

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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

Bread at the deli!

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

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

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

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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?

Message from The Optician Odiham.
LOCKDOWN UPDATE
Due to the latest lockdown restrictions we will be advising that all routine appointments are postponed until the risk level is reduced.
We are still able to see those people who need an urgent appointment and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a problem or require emergency advice. We will still have our normal spectacle repair service and can continue the supply of contact lenses.
Please do not however turn up at the practice unannounced as there may not be anyone available to help you. Please ring the usual number 01256 703707 and we can then advice you accordingly.
Stay safe and keep well.
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Posted on Jan 6th, 2021

Here is our living virtual Odiham Advent Calendar - thank you so much to all the home owners and shop keepers on the High Street for taking part and decorating your windows so beautifully. We have all enjoyed watching out for your reveals and we hope that we have showcased your businesses for people to have supported you and shopped locally.

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and peaceful festive few days.
From the InOdiham Team.🌲
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Posted on Dec 24th, 2020
Here is our living virtual Odiham Advent Calendar - thank you so much to all the home owners and shop keepers on the High Street for taking part and decorating your windows so beautifully. We have all enjoyed watching out for your reveals and we hope that we have showcased your businesses for people to have supported you and shopped locally.  Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and peaceful festive few days.
From the InOdiham Team.🌲

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Posted on Dec 24th, 2020

Time for the social media vote! So if you have entered a Crow, add your picture now.

W O W..........What a response to our ChristmasCrow comp. Its been amazing to see so many people out and about judging them, inc plenty of visitors to our High Street. And people posting their voting forms into our deadicated post box by the Pickled Pepper.

But if you are one of our 70 entries, you can still win the social media vote. Please add your picture of your crow as a comment to this post and then the picture with the most likes ON THIS POST takes the social media prize.

Please only comment / add pictures if you have a Christmas Crow to enter. AND only one picture per crow. We will only count likes to individual pictures,
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Posted on Dec 24th, 2020
Time for the social media vote!  So if you have entered a Crow, add your picture now.  W O W..........What a response to our ChristmasCrow comp.   Its been amazing to see so many people out and about judging them, inc plenty of visitors to our High Street. And people posting their voting forms into our deadicated post box by the Pickled Pepper.  But if you are one of our 70 entries, you can still win the social media vote.  Please add your picture of your crow as a comment to this post and then the picture with the most likes ON THIS POST takes the social media prize.  Please only comment / add pictures if you have a Christmas Crow to enter.  AND only one picture per crow.  We will only count likes to individual pictures,

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#13... Colette - Christmas Fairy

No 49 princess nova Aurora wishes everyone a merry Christmas 🎄❄️🥳

Noel has enjoyed saying hello to all passing by and wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas 🎄

All the gingerbread Family #65 wish you a Merry Christmas

Number 18 ...brilliant competition thanks for organising and Merry Christmas to all 😀

Number 20, GNorman the Christmas Elf all prepared to help Santa deliver presents tonight!

Panda Claus (No 5) Merry Christmas all and best wishes for a Happy and Brighter 2021!

#58 Pete Roleum🎄 Merry Christmas from all of us at Texaco! 🎄

Number 45, Home for Christmas I’m wearing my military wives t-shirt and rubber gloves sat next to the fire enjoying the Christmas tree (both the tree and fire light up and twinkle at night,) Santa’s stuck up the chimney and artist license has my husband’s Christmascrow on the other side of the small fence to represent being overseas this Christmas (our first apart in the 27 years we’ve known each other.) Happy Christmas beautiful people! Xxx

No. 14 Old Mrs Christmas Crow Knitted & Sewn & Prodded by the In Stitches group 😀

Shepherds Pie #66

The sugar plum and her nutcracker. No..12

Number 62, our Shepperd and his sheep enjoying the Christmas eve sunshine ☀ 🎄

Our Nutcracker soldier No39

Angel Gabriel no 60 Merry Christmas 🎄

Number 67 "Twas a bum year 2020" have a cracking christmas! Great fun can't wait for next years.

Number 7, Mistletoe Fairy - granting Christmas wishes

'Santa Yogi' No 64 Namaste is a kind greeting to each other.Hands over the heart, a peaceful gesture to our shared humanity during this pandemic 🙏

Garden Santa #38. Greetings from The Bury.

Number 6, Heather Rabbit Nursery Carol Singers

Angel of the wharf

Father Furlough- sorry no deliveries, all the reindeer and elves are on furlough - HMRC are aware... 😂...69

Bel the Christmas Dragon. Guardian of the George Hotel 🐉 No.27

No:33 Thoroughly enjoyed being part of this and also looking at other Crows.

Polar Express Crow! Number 17.

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Posted on Dec 24th, 2020
Don’t forget ..........6pm this evening.  A worldwide initiative to spread a bit more cheer, so let’s make sure everyone can hear Odiham
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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.

Comment on Facebook

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

Bread at the deli!

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

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

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

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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.