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, fun-filled evening with a variety of gift stalls.

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 with a variety of gift stalls with performances by the village schools plus Live Music & Fair 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.

A festive, fun-filled evening with a variety of gift stalls with performances by the village schools plus 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

SPRING/SUMMER 2022

We are back! The InOdiham Committee are in full planning mode for 2022. We are so excited to confirm the following 3 events – details can be found above as more information becomes available.

Bands in the Bury

on Saturday, June 25

FlavourFest

on Monday, August 29

Christmas Extravaganza

on Sunday, November 27

 

Hopefully in the next few weeks you will also see our two big planters in the High St being made beautiful with red, white and blue floral displays ready for the Jubilee Celebrations. 

The Friday Market is going from strength to strength … not only do we have our regular contributors, Tommy on Fruit & Veg, Hazel with the Bread Stall and Ed & Ian with the Cheese Stall – but watch out for Butler Country Estates Smoked Fish every second week and Woodland Pig pork products every second week as well. Both of these new stalls are proving to be very popular. 

SPRING/SUMMER 2022

We are back! The InOdiham Committee are in full planning mode for 2022. We are so excited to confirm the following 3 events – details can be found above as more information becomes available.

Bands in the Bury

on Saturday June 25

FlavourFest

on Monday August 29

Christmas Extravaganza

on Sunday November 27

 

Hopefully in the next few weeks you will also see our two big planters in the High St being made beautiful with red, white and blue floral displays ready for the Jubilee Celebrations.

The Friday Market is going from strength to strength … not only do we have our regular contributors, Tommy on Fruit & Veg, Hazel with the Bread Stall and Ed & Ian with the Cheese Stall – but watch out for Butler Country Estates Smoked Fish every second week and Woodland Pig pork products every second week as well. Both of these new stalls are proving to be very popular.

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Hello - we made our first attempt to live stream, so that the raffle draw on the day, that we had to abandon because of the rain, could be drawn in the public eye. The live stream video didn’t have the best sound quality, so here is our back up camera that wasn’t streaming live.

Thanks again to everyone who bought a ticket……..and our pimms. As well as the very generous prizes donations from all the local businesses mentioned in this video. And the kind grant funding from OPC and the MOD. All of which allowed the event to be Free to attend.
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Jun 27th, 2022

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Jun 27th, 2022

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Sorry for the poor sound quality - noovices making our first ever live Stream. We had a second camera recording, as well as back up so will share that video too.

The sound quality is quite poor

Fleur Piercy!!! Think you might be a winner!

Haha

Pick me!

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Bands in the Bury - Raffle update!

Great to see so many positive comments on Facebook about yesterdays event. Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed it. And a special thank you Sqd Ldr Fitzpatrick for your kind words on the day on behalf of RAF Odiham.

So the down pour which fused the sound just as we were about to do the raffle, means that we were only able to draw one ticket, before abandoning that part of the proceedings.

The winning ticket which was drawn yesterday by one of the children in the crowd - for the main prize of the Brilliant Alena Carvalho “Westminster from the London Eye” (picture attached) was won by ticket number 211 ‘Sally’. Assuming our team have your telephone number Sally they will be in touch. A huge thank you to The Frame for donating that prize.

That still leaves some great prizes kindly donated from the Bel and Dragon, The Red Lion, Sandford Springs Golf Club, The Pickled Pepper, Catherine Jane, Tylney Hall and El Castello!!

As the rain prevented us from doing the draw live yesterday, we will instead attempt our first live stream on our Facebook page tomorrow at 8 pm to pull out the other winners. Who we will then contact!

Thanks again to everyone who helped contribute to the event, including of course everyone who attended and generously purchased our Pimms and raffle tickets to top up the grant funds provided by OPC and the MOD, allowing us to keep this event free for all!
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Jun 26th, 2022

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It will be this evening (Monday) at 8pm

Have you completed the live stream now?

ALL SYSTEMS GO……..

…….for todays Bands in the Bury. Details attached. The weather looks likes it’s going to play nicely too.

Todays FREE to attend event is our communities Armed Forces Day thank you to RAF Odiham and of course all our Armed Forces.

HOWEVER - this event wouldn’t happen without support from our friends. Who we also wasn’t to say thank you too.

OPC and the MOD both generously sponsor the event with a grant. We couldn’t do the event without that support. But todays event still requires an additional £3k of fundraising to keep it free. Which is why we would love you to buy some of our Pimms or a Raffle ticket (or two) while you are there today,

On which note a huge thank you to The Frame, Bel and Dragon, The Red Lion, Sandford Springs Golf Club, The Pickled Pepper, Catherine Jane, Tylney Hall and El Castello for their generous donations to what are a stunning selection of raffle prizes. Please do buy a ticket (or a pimms) it will be funding today and hopefully our future events like Flavour Fest and Christmas Extravaganza. We want to keep the FREE.

Also grateful thanks to Rawlings – for the staging. Bob Wilson – for kindly proving the toilets. RJA for their marshalls. And while we are sad it’s shut………for the new owners of the Bell for giving access to their loos.

And lastly massive thanks to our brilliant volunteers who will be working today - and of course the residents of the Bury for the inconvenience!

Enjoy the day
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Jun 25th, 2022
ALL SYSTEMS GO……..
…….for todays Bands in the Bury.  Details attached.  The weather looks likes it’s going to play nicely too.
Todays FREE to attend event is our communities Armed Forces Day thank you to RAF Odiham and of course all our Armed Forces.
HOWEVER - this event wouldn’t happen without support from our friends.  Who we also wasn’t to say thank you too.
OPC and the MOD both generously sponsor the event with a grant.  We  couldn’t do the event without that support.   But todays event still requires an additional £3k of fundraising to keep it free.  Which is why we would love you to buy some of our Pimms or a Raffle ticket (or two) while you are there today,
On which note a huge thank you to The Frame, Bel and Dragon, The Red Lion, Sandford Springs Golf Club, The Pickled Pepper, Catherine Jane, Tylney Hall and El Castello for their generous donations to what are a stunning selection of raffle prizes.  Please do buy a ticket (or a pimms) it will be funding today and hopefully our future events like Flavour Fest and Christmas Extravaganza.  We want to keep the FREE.
Also grateful thanks to Rawlings – for the staging. Bob Wilson – for kindly proving the toilets.   RJA for their marshalls.  And while we are sad it’s shut………for the new owners of the Bell for giving access to their loos.
And lastly massive thanks to our brilliant volunteers who will be working today - and of course the residents of the Bury for the inconvenience!
Enjoy the day

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Hi, where is blue badge parking pleaae?

Friday Morning Market in Odiham.
We will be ready and waiting for you from 8am.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Delicious Cheese
Fresh Bread
Smoked Fish from Butler Country Estates.
See you there!
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Jun 23rd, 2022

Bands in the Bury!
It’s nearly time to party! 🎸 We are going to be ready and waiting for you on Saturday. Please remember the Bury must be clear of cars from 4pm tomorrow (Friday) for stage delivery and then the road closure is in place from 9am Saturday so there won’t be any access to The Bury or parking there. Thank you all so much for your cooperation and we hope to see you there on Saturday afternoon. ☀️
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Jun 23rd, 2022

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Thought was 10am-10pm on Saturday?

is this venue with the bands performing outside if so have you got a postcode are the toilets nearby

What time are the bands actually playing?

Is there parking for performers?

Is this still happening if its raining?

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Odiham Market. It’s going to be hot tomorrow! We have Fruit and Veg, Bread and Cheese for you. Ed on the cheese stall would like you to know that he can only keep the cheese cool for a limited time in such hot weather so he will be packing up his stall at 11am. Take care everyone. Hats and sunscreen on! Sun ☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

Jun 16th, 2022
Odiham Market. It’s going to be hot tomorrow! We have Fruit and Veg, Bread and Cheese for you. Ed on the cheese stall would like you to know that he can only keep the cheese cool for a limited time in such hot weather so he will be packing up his stall at 11am. Take care everyone. Hats and sunscreen on! Sun ☀️

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Jun 15th, 2022

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Where is best place to park?

Alan Green ❤️

2 weeks today and our first band will be taking the stage, at Bands in the Bury. Timings and details attached in this free to attend music event in honour of Armed Forces Day!

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Jun 11th, 2022
2 weeks today and our first band will be taking the stage, at Bands in the Bury.  Timings and details attached in this free to attend music event in honour of Armed Forces Day!
Please share to help make the event a success !

Comment on Facebook

Is there any particular area for disabled parking please

Is this a free event?

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Hello - we made our first attempt to live stream, so that the raffle draw on the day, that we had to abandon because of the rain, could be drawn in the public eye. The live stream video didn’t have the best sound quality, so here is our back up camera that wasn’t streaming live.

Thanks again to everyone who bought a ticket……..and our pimms. As well as the very generous prizes donations from all the local businesses mentioned in this video. And the kind grant funding from OPC and the MOD. All of which allowed the event to be Free to attend.
... See MoreSee Less

Jun 27th, 2022

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Jun 27th, 2022

Comment on Facebook

Sorry for the poor sound quality - noovices making our first ever live Stream. We had a second camera recording, as well as back up so will share that video too.

The sound quality is quite poor

Fleur Piercy!!! Think you might be a winner!

Haha

Pick me!

View more comments

Bands in the Bury - Raffle update!

Great to see so many positive comments on Facebook about yesterdays event. Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed it. And a special thank you Sqd Ldr Fitzpatrick for your kind words on the day on behalf of RAF Odiham.

So the down pour which fused the sound just as we were about to do the raffle, means that we were only able to draw one ticket, before abandoning that part of the proceedings.

The winning ticket which was drawn yesterday by one of the children in the crowd - for the main prize of the Brilliant Alena Carvalho “Westminster from the London Eye” (picture attached) was won by ticket number 211 ‘Sally’. Assuming our team have your telephone number Sally they will be in touch. A huge thank you to The Frame for donating that prize.

That still leaves some great prizes kindly donated from the Bel and Dragon, The Red Lion, Sandford Springs Golf Club, The Pickled Pepper, Catherine Jane, Tylney Hall and El Castello!!

As the rain prevented us from doing the draw live yesterday, we will instead attempt our first live stream on our Facebook page tomorrow at 8 pm to pull out the other winners. Who we will then contact!

Thanks again to everyone who helped contribute to the event, including of course everyone who attended and generously purchased our Pimms and raffle tickets to top up the grant funds provided by OPC and the MOD, allowing us to keep this event free for all!
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Jun 26th, 2022

Comment on Facebook

It will be this evening (Monday) at 8pm

Have you completed the live stream now?

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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 Sue Williams, Rachel Watt, John Lodder, Shane Avery, Anna Macready, Jane & Tony Costigan, David & Sandra Hawes, Neil Wallington and Sarah Biggs.

A big thank you also goes to all previous committee members including Delly & Francis Howard, Jan Baker, Jo Kelsey, Min Broughton, 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 and Helen Price.

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.