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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 Weekly Market in the High Street, the Christmas Lights along the length of the High Street, the street-level planters in the High Street, the Summer flower baskets on the lampposts as well as the mass bulb-planting in the grass verges approaching Odiham … we’re a very busy bunch!

SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2024
A family-friendly day with food, drink, live music and dancing.

SAVE THE DATE!
MONDAY AUGUST  26, 2024
Enjoy food, drink and live music! August Bank Holiday Monday

SAVE THE DATE!
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2024
A festive, fun-filled afternoon & evening with a variety of gift stalls.

SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2024
A family-friendly day with food, drink, live music and dancing.

SAVE THE DATE!
MONDAY AUGUST  26, 2024
Enjoy food, drink and live music! August Bank Holiday Monday

A festive, fun-filled afternoon & evening with a variety of gift stalls with performances by the village schools plus Live Music & Fair Rides!

SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2024

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

SAVE THE DATE!
MONDAY AUGUST  26, 2024

A bustling foodie street market where you can enjoy food, drink and live music!
August Bank Holiday Monday

SAVE THE DATE!
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2024

A festive, fun-filled afternoon & evening with a variety of gift stalls with school performances, Live Music & Fair Rides!

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

NEW YEAR 2024

2023 was a wonderful year for inOdiham with great successes for our three key events, We really enjoy hosting these and from the feedback we have received we think you enjoyed them too! Please see below for this year’s dates and once again thanks to all for your support!

BANDS IN THE BURY

Save the Date – Saturday June 29, 2024

ODIHAM FOOD FAYRE

Save the Date – Monday August 26, 2024

Odiham CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA

Save the Date – Sunday November 24, 2024

Further information on all of the above will be posted as it becomes available.

Good news – we have once again had permission to hang the popular flower baskets in the High Street – Hampshire Highways have granted permission to place the baskets on 11 of the lampposts in the centre of Odiham. The two planters are currently filled with winter plants but will be re-planted in May with summer flowers. The baskets and planters are provided and maintained by inOdiham – we save money by doing much of the watering ourselves. Not an easy task in the hot summer sun.

The Friday Weekly Market is going from strength to strength. Since February we have had a new bread supplier,  Authentique Bakery, who have brought a wide variety of bread, cakes, samosas and pies for us to enjoy. We still have our other popular stalls, Tommy and his team on Fruit and Veg, Ed on The Cheese Stall, Richard with Butler Country Estates Smoked Trout and Helen and Matt from Woodland Pig Pork Products. We have had pop-up visits from Marzalicious Marzipan, Everything’s Good with Wood, Scribble & Beam and The River Test Distillery Gin Company. We have also had further enquires for stalls selling Goat Milk Products and Lamb.

Please come along and support this wonderful resource that brings food straight to your High Street.

NEW YEAR 2024

2023 was a wonderful year for inOdiham with great successes for our three key events, We really enjoy hosting these and from the feedback we have received we think you enjoyed them too! Please see below for this year’s dates and once again thanks to all for your support!

BANDS IN THE BURY

Save the Date – Saturday June 29, 2024

ODIHAM FOOD FAYRE

Save the Date – Monday August 26, 2024

Odiham CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA

Save the Date – Sunday November 24, 2024

Further information on all of the above will be posted as it becomes available.

Good news – we have once again had permission to hang the popular flower baskets in the High Street – Hampshire Highways have granted permission to place the baskets on 11 of the lampposts in the centre of Odiham. The two planters are currently filled with winter plants but will be re-planted in May with summer flowers. The baskets and planters are provided and maintained by inOdiham – we save money by doing much of the watering ourselves. Not an easy task in the hot summer sun.

The Friday Weekly Market is going from strength to strength. Since February we have had a new bread supplier,  Authentique Bakery, who have brought a wide variety of bread, cakes, samosas and pies for us to enjoy. We still have our other popular stalls, Tommy and his team on Fruit and Veg, Ed on The Cheese Stall, Richard with Butler Country Estates Smoked Trout and Helen and Matt from Woodland Pig Pork Products. We have had pop-up visits from Marzalicious Marzipan, Everything’s Good with Wood, Scribble & Beam and The River Test Distillery Gin Company. We have also had further enquires for stalls selling Goat Milk Products and Lamb.

Please come along and support this wonderful resource that brings food straight to your High Street.

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We can’t guarantee sunshine but it looks like the weather will be dry for the market tomorrow. Ed will be back with the cheese stall along with Tommy on fruit and veg, Lewis Authentique bakery with cakes, pies and bread and Richard Butler Country Estates Ltd smoked trout. See you there!
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Apr 11th, 2024
Odiham Friday Market
We can’t guarantee sunshine but it looks like the weather will be dry for the market tomorrow. Ed will be back with the cheese stall along with Tommy on fruit and veg, Lewis Authentique bakery with cakes, pies and bread and Richard Butler Country Estates Ltd smoked trout. See you there! 
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Odiham Friday Market
From 8am tomorrow
Tommy and Keith will be here with fruit and veg 😊
Lewis will have lots of lovely cakes, pies and bread for you too! 😊
Sorry no cheese this week 🧀 😔
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Apr 4th, 2024

Good Friday Market in Odiham High St
Fruit and Veg
Cheese
Bread, Cakes and Pies
Butler Country Estates Smoked Trout
See you there!
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Mar 28th, 2024
Good Friday Market in Odiham High St
Fruit and Veg
Cheese
Bread, Cakes and Pies
Butler Country Estates Smoked Trout
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We do love a bit of constructive criticism…………..it helps us consider how we can do better.

One of the things we took on the chin last year was that we have perhaps become slightly reliant on social media to promote our events and activities. And that given not everyone is on social media, it can be easy to miss when our events are happening.

As a group of local volunteers doing our best to help make our community the vibrant place to live that it is, we of course want all our events in your mutual diaries. So this year we have produced a news letter, that should be landing on your door steps this week. Giving you the dates of our main events, and insight into some of our other activities, as well as a thank you to those local businesses and clubs that alongside OPC help us fund what we do.

On which note, thank you to OPC for your help with the distribution of the leaflet alongside your own.
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Mar 26th, 2024
We do love a bit of constructive criticism…………..it helps us consider how we can do better.
One of the things we took on the chin last year was that we have perhaps become slightly reliant on social media to promote our events and activities.  And that given not everyone is on social media, it can be easy to miss when our events are happening.
As a group of local volunteers doing our best to help make our community the vibrant place to live that it is, we of course want all our events in your mutual diaries.   So this year we have produced a news letter, that should be landing on your door steps this week.   Giving you the dates of our main events, and insight into some of our other activities, as well as a thank you to those local businesses and clubs that alongside OPC help us fund what we do.
On which note, thank you to OPC for your help with the distribution of the leaflet alongside your own.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Well done to all volunteers xx

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Mar 26th, 2024
Have you seen these exciting music events in Odiham? Live music on your doorstep!

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Live Jazz Music dans La Creperie Jardin Odiham Thursday 18th April 7.00 for 7.30 The Martin Meier Jazz Duo Sarah Martin Vocals and Nicolas Meier Guitar Biogs below Together they perform a wide repertoire of fabulous jazz standards and classics. Sarah has a marvellous voice and Nicolas’s playing is just wonderful. Well worth going to listen to. Leonard(o) of The Odiham Club ************ Tickets £12.50; cheese ‘n’ charcuteri £12.00 (veggy option available). Tickets available from Alex Munoz at la Creperie High Street Odiham 01256 541720 Booking is essential. Two 50 mins sets from 7.30 with a 20 mins break THEN IN MAY: - Thursday 18th May Blues night – Wood and Steel – Jon Fletcher and Brian Throup. They are great musicians and very entertaining. Well worth seeing. ********************************** The Biogs Sarah Martin Sarah is a highly versatile vocalist with an undeniably jazzy edge to her sound that captivates audiences and transports them straight back to the vintage era. She is a stunning performer that brings style, elegance and flair to every single show, with influences such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum. A professional singer since the age of 17, Sarah has toured, performed and recorded with some of the best names in the industry, and is most well known for being a part of the world renowned International Pin-Up group “The Satin Dollz”. With The Satin Dollz, Sarah has recorded the album “Pin Up Revolution” which debuted on the iTunes Jazz Chart at Number 3 in the UK and number 7 in the US in November 2020. As part of Satin Dollz she has also performed at some of the UK's top vintage events, such as the D-Day 75 Anniversary Festival, and at some of the UK and Europe's best venues such as The Aldwych Theatre on London’s West End, The Ned, The Savoy and The Crazy Coqs to name a few. In 2019, Sarah toured nationwide with the Satin Dollz on the "Big Beat Revue" tour with the Jive Aces alongside many special guests, including West-End Star Cassidy Janson. As well as her work with the Satin Dollz, Sarah is also a well-established solo performer, singing for private and corporate events all over the country. As a recording artist, Sarah has also had much success, and even had a cover version featured on Love Island in 2021. Sarah also had the honour of touring with musical legends "The Drifters" between December 2015 and September 2017. She was a special guest as part of the “Rebranded” tour before going on to have a starring role in the new musical "Stand By Me: A Tribute to Ben E. King and The Drifters" which successfully toured all across the UK and Ireland. Nicolas Meier UK-based guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the world's most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more -- all mixed with jazz -- Meier's versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that, even. (... so much so, that his considerable talents drew the attention of rock guitar legend, Jeff Beck, who made Nicolas a mainstay in The Jeff Beck Group -- carrying him on two world tours during the course of the last several years.) Meier’s sound is rooted in his love of playing jazz on acoustic guitar, especially his Godin nylon-string guitar. It’s a sound that lends itself especially well to flamenco and middle-eastern music, also -- and conveniently so: as these influences, and more, are brilliantly fused in his unique multi-lingual style. He also plays fretless acoustic guitar, the Saz (a traditional Turkish stringed instrument), electric guitar, steel-string acoustic guitar, glissentar (an 11-stringed fretless instrument) and a baglama.

We have had a few enquiries about whether the Friday Market is on this week. The answer is YES!
Fruit and veg
Cheese
Bread, pastries and cakes
Butler Country Estates Smoked Trout
Come along and have a browse!
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Mar 25th, 2024
We have had a few enquiries about whether the Friday Market is on this week. The answer is YES! 
Fruit and veg
Cheese
Bread, pastries and cakes 
Butler Country Estates Smoked Trout
Come along and have a browse!

Great news for the save the bell team

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Mar 23rd, 2024
Great news for the save the bell team 
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Friday Market
This week there will be….
Fruit and Veg 🍎 🥕
Bread, cakes, pies and pastries 🥮 🍞 🎂 🥖
Cheese 🧀 🫕
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Mar 21st, 2024

It looks like with a little luck it will be dry tomorrow morning for the Odiham Friday Market. We are a full house so come and say hi 👋 to….
Tommy and Co on fruit and veg
Ed on the the cheese stall
Lewis Authentique bakery
Richard Butler Country Estates Ltd
And
Mrs B’s Bees will be back Mrs B's Bees
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Mar 14th, 2024
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Odiham Friday Market
We can’t guarantee sunshine but it looks like the weather will be dry for the market tomorrow. Ed will be back with the cheese stall along with Tommy on fruit and veg, Lewis Authentique bakery with cakes, pies and bread and Richard Butler Country Estates Ltd smoked trout. See you there!
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Apr 11th, 2024
Odiham Friday Market
We can’t guarantee sunshine but it looks like the weather will be dry for the market tomorrow. Ed will be back with the cheese stall along with Tommy on fruit and veg, Lewis Authentique bakery with cakes, pies and bread and Richard Butler Country Estates Ltd smoked trout. See you there! 
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Odiham Friday Market
From 8am tomorrow
Tommy and Keith will be here with fruit and veg 😊
Lewis will have lots of lovely cakes, pies and bread for you too! 😊
Sorry no cheese this week 🧀 😔
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Apr 4th, 2024

Good Friday Market in Odiham High St
Fruit and Veg
Cheese
Bread, Cakes and Pies
Butler Country Estates Smoked Trout
See you there!
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Mar 28th, 2024
Good Friday Market in Odiham High St
Fruit and Veg
Cheese
Bread, Cakes and Pies
Butler Country Estates Smoked Trout
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Thank You

We are extremely lucky to have a fabulous group of local sponsors who, along with the Parish Council, ensure that we can continue to provide these events every year. They not only help to create a great sense of community in Odiham but also help our local businesses to thrive. So we would like to thank our three main sponsors for this year:

Odiham Parish Council
Odiham Parish Council

We will work closely with these sponsors throughout the year to advertise what they do for the community and the services they provide to the people of Odiham. We would also like to thank our other kind sponsors for this year. They are:

We believe that working with all of these organisations will help to ensure that Odiham remains a great place to live and work with a thriving high street and a great community that encourages new people to want to come to Odiham and us existing folk to want to stay forever!

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 Sue Williams, John Lodder,  Jane Costigan, Tony Costigan, David Hawes, Sandra Hawes, Neil Wallington, Sarah Biggs, Paul Harris, Jill Harris, Fiona Campbell, Simon Temple, Nicola Deere and Ginnie West.

A big thank you also goes to all previous committee members including Delly and Francis Howard, Jo Kelsey, Min Broughton, Jan Baker, Amanda & Jim Coomber, Becci Friend, Julia Freeman, Emma Jones, Callum Campbell, Ralph Cook, Melanie Harper, Netty Warnakulasuriya, Sarah Golley, Richard Harris, Mark Kellie, Mandy White, Jenny Atherton, Sue Hockey, Thérèse Lawlor, Simon Harper, Helen Price, Shane Avery, Anna Macready and Rachel Watt.

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.