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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 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.

The festive evening is back!

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.

The festive, fun-filled evening is back with over 80 stalls,
Live Music and Fairground Rides!

 

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.

The festive, fun-filled evening is back with over 80 stalls, 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

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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Good Morning! It’s market day today.
Come and say hello to our stallholders and get hold of some fresh food for the weekend. Our pop up stall today is Scribble & Beam, selling unique gift items made from wood. See you there!
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Dec 3rd, 2021

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Morning, I’ve pm’d you

Sophie

So early counts suggest this is our biggest Extravaganza to date - and it’s turned into a ‘white Extravaganza’! A huge thank you from all our inOdiham volunteers to everyone who has helped us make today’s extravaganza possible.

Helen and the team at RJA security for keeping us all safe - Tom from Ford farm for the hay bales - Ape events & media, Cove brass band, The military wives choir, our school choirs and the Odiham melodramatic group for keeping us all entertained - The generosity and support from the Puckled Pepper, Originals, Red lion, Bel and Dragon and Kathryn Jane, as well as all our High Street businesses - The Costigans and Hawes for running our inOdiham Tombola stall as well as everyone who contributed to it, not to forget OPC for their generous grant all of which helps to pay for the event and keep it free to attend. - The Rotary for providing Santa with a grotto. - All our stall holders and John Searle fairground rides. - Robert Mays, King Street dentist and Mayhill school for their parking. - The scouts and other litter pickers for keeping the streets nice and clean. - And of course all our High Street residents and other members of the community disrupted by the High Street closure.

Apologies if we have forgotten anyone, but thank you. It’s been great to bring it back with your help and we hope to be back next year with bands in the Bury!!
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Nov 28th, 2021

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Well done all and especially the Buryfields and Mayhill choir!

We are still thawing out! Thank you for having the OMG! (Odiham Melodramatic Group) perform! It's been a great festive day!!!

It was a great day ! We loved being part of it and it was magical to finish the day off with the light snow ! Thank you to all that donated bottles, thank you to the fantastic group of volunteers who put it on and to all those that came. What a fantastic place Odiham is !! ❤️❤️

Yes well done all great to have the village celebrating again .

Thank you for organising a wonderful event. We popped down twice and had an excellent time. Big pat on the back for all involved! Thank you x

Well done to the inOdiham team and their extended group of helpers. It was so cold out there today and you all did a wonderful job! Thank you all.

Very special, thanks to all that arranged x

We added ten to the headcount, from 3 to 73, and a fabulous time was had by all. Thank you.

Thank you for organising!

We loved it. Thank you

Well done everyone.

Tia Christie-menzies Emma Lennon

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We have a great team of brilliant volunteers who happily spend hundreds of hours working to put on today’s Extravaganza

We especially want to put a shout out to the wonderful Rachel and Sue (who have been out on the High Street slowly freezing since 8am) without who’s amazing organisation skill keep the event on track and in buget.

The Extravaganza starts at 2pm. Wrap up warm and see you there (timings attached)
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Nov 28th, 2021

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Where can you park? Thank you

Robert mays school. Blue badge kings street dental practice.

If your car is on the High Street please don’t forget the road is closed tomorrow, as per the details attached, with the parking spaces suspended for the stalls and fairground.

Thank you everyone impacted for your understanding and moving your cars before the road closes
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Nov 27th, 2021
If your car is on the High Street please don’t forget the road is closed tomorrow, as per the details attached, with the parking spaces suspended for the stalls and fairground.  Thank you everyone impacted for your understanding and moving your cars before the road closes

From christmas gifts to christmas trees, delicious cakes to tasty burritos, mulled wine to artisan gin - there should be plenty of stalls to visit at tomorrow’s Extravaganza. Here is a full list! AND PLEASE DO SHARE TO HELP MAKE THE EVENT A SUCCESS ... See MoreSee Less

Nov 27th, 2021
From christmas gifts to christmas trees, delicious cakes to tasty burritos, mulled wine to artisan gin - there should be plenty of stalls to visit at tomorrow’s Extravaganza.  Here is a full list!  AND PLEASE DO SHARE TO HELP MAKE THE EVENT A SUCCESSImage attachment

So the weather looks like it’s going play nicely for tomorrow’s Extravaganza - but wrap up warm!

Some popular questions answered:
- There is some limited parking kindly supplied by Robert Mays, but the rec isn’t available.
- Disabled badge holders can park at the Dentist car park, but approach from Hill side to avoid road closure.
- Father Christmas will be there and will be setting up an outdoor grotto behind the Bel and Dragon. You don’t need to book today.
- With our only cash point in the Coop, pls sort out your pocket money in advance for those stalls that don’t have contactless (lots will have)

And while the event is mainly outside, please respect each other’s social distance and keep to Covid guidelines. Stay safe!
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Nov 27th, 2021
So the weather looks like it’s going play nicely for tomorrow’s Extravaganza - but wrap up warm!  Some popular questions answered:
- There is some limited parking kindly supplied by Robert Mays, but the rec isn’t available.
- Disabled badge holders can park at the Dentist car park, but approach from Hill side to avoid road closure.
- Father Christmas will be there and will be setting up an outdoor grotto behind the Bel and Dragon.  You don’t need to book today.
- With our only cash point in the Coop, pls sort out your pocket money in advance for those stalls that don’t have contactless (lots will have)  And while the event is mainly outside, please respect each other’s social distance and keep to Covid guidelines.  Stay safe!Image attachment

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Do you know if the fair rides will be taking cash or card please? Thank you!

Don’t forget the market today everyone. Fruit and veg, bread and cheese. From 8am. ... See MoreSee Less

Nov 26th, 2021
Don’t forget the market today everyone. Fruit and veg, bread and cheese. From 8am.

H U G E thanks to all who have donated a bottle for our Tombola, which will help raise funds to cover the cost of Sunday’s Extravaganza and other events that inOdiham organise.

Without such generosity and the support of OPC, we would not be able to keep these events free to attend!

Should you have any bottles of wine (or similar) that you would like to donate then the Pickled Pepper, or the Costigans (the house on the canal bridge on the London road) will happily receive them.

Thank you!!!’
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Nov 25th, 2021
H U G E thanks to all who have donated a bottle for our Tombola, which will help raise funds to cover the cost of Sunday’s Extravaganza and other events that inOdiham organise.  Without such generosity and the support of OPC, we would not be able to keep these events free to attend!  Should you have any bottles of wine (or similar) that you would like to donate then the Pickled Pepper, or the Costigans (the house on the canal bridge on the London road) will happily receive them.  Thank you!!!’

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Nov 24th, 2021
Less than 100 hrs until the Extravaganza (not that we are counting)

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It would be useful to know about parking and whether the stalls take cards.

In Alton last week, the stall we purchased from had card readers. The fair rides we paid cash. Hope this helps.

Hi, I was wondering if the majority of the stalls will be taking cards or will they still be cash only? I’m thinking mainly about the rides?

Adam Mackenzie xx

Rob Anthony

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

Good Morning! It’s market day today.
Come and say hello to our stallholders and get hold of some fresh food for the weekend. Our pop up stall today is Scribble & Beam, selling unique gift items made from wood. See you there!
... See MoreSee Less

Dec 3rd, 2021

Comment on Facebook

Morning, I’ve pm’d you

Sophie

So early counts suggest this is our biggest Extravaganza to date - and it’s turned into a ‘white Extravaganza’! A huge thank you from all our inOdiham volunteers to everyone who has helped us make today’s extravaganza possible.

Helen and the team at RJA security for keeping us all safe - Tom from Ford farm for the hay bales - Ape events & media, Cove brass band, The military wives choir, our school choirs and the Odiham melodramatic group for keeping us all entertained - The generosity and support from the Puckled Pepper, Originals, Red lion, Bel and Dragon and Kathryn Jane, as well as all our High Street businesses - The Costigans and Hawes for running our inOdiham Tombola stall as well as everyone who contributed to it, not to forget OPC for their generous grant all of which helps to pay for the event and keep it free to attend. - The Rotary for providing Santa with a grotto. - All our stall holders and John Searle fairground rides. - Robert Mays, King Street dentist and Mayhill school for their parking. - The scouts and other litter pickers for keeping the streets nice and clean. - And of course all our High Street residents and other members of the community disrupted by the High Street closure.

Apologies if we have forgotten anyone, but thank you. It’s been great to bring it back with your help and we hope to be back next year with bands in the Bury!!
... See MoreSee Less

Nov 28th, 2021

Comment on Facebook

Well done all and especially the Buryfields and Mayhill choir!

We are still thawing out! Thank you for having the OMG! (Odiham Melodramatic Group) perform! It's been a great festive day!!!

It was a great day ! We loved being part of it and it was magical to finish the day off with the light snow ! Thank you to all that donated bottles, thank you to the fantastic group of volunteers who put it on and to all those that came. What a fantastic place Odiham is !! ❤️❤️

Yes well done all great to have the village celebrating again .

Thank you for organising a wonderful event. We popped down twice and had an excellent time. Big pat on the back for all involved! Thank you x

Well done to the inOdiham team and their extended group of helpers. It was so cold out there today and you all did a wonderful job! Thank you all.

Very special, thanks to all that arranged x

We added ten to the headcount, from 3 to 73, and a fabulous time was had by all. Thank you.

Thank you for organising!

We loved it. Thank you

Well done everyone.

Tia Christie-menzies Emma Lennon

View more comments

We have a great team of brilliant volunteers who happily spend hundreds of hours working to put on today’s Extravaganza

We especially want to put a shout out to the wonderful Rachel and Sue (who have been out on the High Street slowly freezing since 8am) without who’s amazing organisation skill keep the event on track and in buget.

The Extravaganza starts at 2pm. Wrap up warm and see you there (timings attached)
... See MoreSee Less

Nov 28th, 2021

Comment on Facebook

Where can you park? Thank you

Robert mays school. Blue badge kings street dental practice.

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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.