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, the Christmas Lights along the length of the High Street, the street-level planters in the High Street as well as 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. 

You can also get a fascinating bird’s eye view of the village via the interactive aerial map by local photographer Luke Meldon.

Latest News

Coronavirus Update – Freedom Day and Onwards 

Sadly, due to ongoing Covid concerns and problems in securing a date, inOdiham has been unable to host the popular Bands in the Bury event this summer. We know what a great disappointment it was for everyone to miss out this year on this wonderful afternoon of music and fun. All we can do is promise to try and deliver the event to you next year even bigger and even better. Please watch this space for news on Flavourfest. We are trying hard to get this organised for this year.

Our Friday Market has been there for you throughout the pandemic with thanks to all the market stall holders. Our priority has always been, and will continue to be to keep everyone safe – so we ask you to please continue to be respectful of social distancing whilst in the market. Masks are now your choice, however we would encourage their use.

Coronavirus Update – Freedom Day and Onwards 

Sadly, due to ongoing Covid concerns and problems in securing a date, inOdiham has been unable to host the popular Bands in the Bury event this summer. We know what a great disappointment it was for everyone to miss out this year on this wonderful afternoon of music and fun. All we can do is promise to try and deliver the event to you next year even bigger and even better. Please watch this space for news on Flavourfest. We are trying hard to get this organised for this year.

Our Friday Market has been there for you throughout the pandemic with thanks to all the market stall holders. Our priority has always been, and will continue to be to keep everyone safe – so we ask you to please continue to be respectful of social distancing whilst in the market. Masks are now your choice, however we would encourage their use.

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Odiham Weekly Market - it looks like our lovely villages have been granted another day of bright sunshine tomorrow so why not come along to the weekly market for your weekend fruit and veg, bread and cheese. Remember that Richard from Butler Country Estates also joins us this week with his smoked fish stall. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Jul 22nd, 2021

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Looking forward to seeing you all in the morning.🎣🐟⭐️

Congratulations to Victoria’s Promise on their wonderful event on Saturday night. It was just what everyone needed. Well done! ... See MoreSee Less

Jul 19th, 2021

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Thank you to everyone that came & supported us , we loved seeing you all 💜

It was brilliant! We had so much fun.

Great event well done really enjoyable 😃😃😃

It’s a Good News Day Odiham! It looks like it will be a nice sunny day for tomorrow for the market. We have fruit and vegetables, cheese and bread for you. Shop Local! See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Jul 15th, 2021
It’s a Good News Day Odiham! It looks like it will be a nice sunny day for tomorrow for the market. We have fruit and vegetables, cheese and bread for you. Shop Local! See you there!

Market Day Friday! It looks like you might be able to leave your umbrellas at home as the forecast is for a sunny morning for the market tomorrow. Our usual fruit and veg, cheese, bread and the twice monthly smoked fish stall. See you there. ☀️ 🥕 🧀 🍞 🎣 ... See MoreSee Less

Jul 8th, 2021

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See you all tomorrow 💚🎣🐟⭐️

It’s market day tomorrow Odiham (and surrounding villages). Fresh fruit and veg, bread and cheese ready for you from 8am. ... See MoreSee Less

Jul 1st, 2021

Good morning - an overcast rainy day seems the appropriate time to let you all know that we have had to make the tough call to shelve plans for this years Bands in the Bury. Continued uncertainty over restrictions, rising concern over this new variant, not being able to restrict numbers into the Bury - and the availability of our amazing volunteers as we moved the date back, have meant we can’t confidently and safely plan and deliver the day.

We are devastated - however as a small ray of hope for something to look forward to this Summer, are aware that the Victoria’s Promise summer party is currently still progressing for later in July (being held in North Warnborough - details in the comments below). Several of our team will be helping support that event - and hope to see you there.

We are also still exploring the possibility of running a Flavour Fest for later in August.
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Jun 28th, 2021
Good morning - an overcast rainy day seems the appropriate time to let you all know that we have had to make the tough call to shelve plans for this years Bands in the Bury.  Continued uncertainty over restrictions, rising concern over this new variant, not being able to restrict numbers into the Bury - and the availability of our amazing volunteers as we moved the date back, have meant we can’t confidently and safely plan and deliver the day.  We are devastated - however as a small ray of hope for something to look forward to this Summer, are aware that the Victoria’s Promise summer party is currently still progressing for later in July (being held in North Warnborough - details in the comments below).  Several of our team will be helping support that event - and hope to see you there.  We are also still exploring the possibility of running a Flavour Fest for later in August.

Good Morning Odiham! Just to remind you all that it is market day today. Why not pop by? You will find fruit and veg, bread, cheese and smoked fish stalls open and ready to greet you from 8am. ... See MoreSee Less

Jun 25th, 2021

Here’s an event that might interest you. This has been shared with us by Upton Grey Drama Group who are sponsoring the event. It looks like it will be lots of fun. Contact details are on the poster. ... See MoreSee Less

Jun 19th, 2021
Here’s an event that might interest you. This has been shared with us by Upton Grey Drama Group who are sponsoring the event. It looks like it will be lots of fun. Contact details are on the poster.

If you are out and about in Odiham or North Warnborough this weekend and see Paul, please give him a cheer…………or better still visit his just giving page. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paulluker

This weekend he is completing an amazing challenge to raise money for Blind Veterans UK. Paul set out to to walk the equivalent of 70 marathons in his 70th year and this weekend is aiming to walk 70 kms in the 24 hours between noon on 19th June and noon on 20th June around the Odiham and North Warnborough area.

Paul is a North Warnborough resident and a past station commander of RAF Odiham, having served 40 years before retiring as Air Vice Marshall.

Blind Veterans UK is a fantastic charity which works to rehabilitate and support veterans of all ages who have lost their sight. It also offers its support to members of the blue light services who have lost their sight on duty.
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Jun 19th, 2021
If you are out and about in Odiham or North Warnborough this weekend and see Paul, please give him a cheer…………or better still visit his just giving page.  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paulluker  This weekend he is completing an amazing challenge to raise money for Blind Veterans UK.  Paul set out to to walk the equivalent of 70 marathons in his 70th year and this weekend is aiming to walk 70 kms in the 24 hours between noon on 19th June and noon on 20th June around the Odiham and North Warnborough area.  Paul is a North Warnborough resident and a past station commander of RAF Odiham, having served 40 years before retiring as Air Vice Marshall. 
Blind Veterans UK is a fantastic charity which works to rehabilitate and support veterans of all ages who have lost their sight. It also offers its support to members of the blue light services who have lost their sight on duty.Image attachment
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Odiham Weekly Market - it looks like our lovely villages have been granted another day of bright sunshine tomorrow so why not come along to the weekly market for your weekend fruit and veg, bread and cheese. Remember that Richard from Butler Country Estates also joins us this week with his smoked fish stall. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Jul 22nd, 2021

Comment on Facebook

Looking forward to seeing you all in the morning.🎣🐟⭐️

Congratulations to Victoria’s Promise on their wonderful event on Saturday night. It was just what everyone needed. Well done! ... See MoreSee Less

Jul 19th, 2021

Comment on Facebook

Thank you to everyone that came & supported us , we loved seeing you all 💜

It was brilliant! We had so much fun.

Great event well done really enjoyable 😃😃😃

It’s a Good News Day Odiham! It looks like it will be a nice sunny day for tomorrow for the market. We have fruit and vegetables, cheese and bread for you. Shop Local! See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Jul 15th, 2021
It’s a Good News Day Odiham! It looks like it will be a nice sunny day for tomorrow for the market. We have fruit and vegetables, cheese and bread for you. Shop Local! See you there!
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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 either use the form below or email us directly – info@inodiham.co.uk or if you’d prefer, our postal address is inOdiham, c/o The Cross Barn, Palace Gate Farm, Odiham, Hampshire RG29 1JX.  For applications or details about having a stall, please see the relevant event above.