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 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 – you will have noticed that the popular flower baskets in the High Street are back! Hampshire Highways have granted permission to place the baskets on 11 of the lampposts in the centre of Odiham. The two planters have also been filled with summer plants and the trees have been given a prune. 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 (should it ever arrive).

The Friday Weekly Market is going from strength to strength. The fruit and veg, cheese and bread stalls remain the mainstay of the market coming every week to provide the village with fresh food for the weekend. We also welcome Butler Country Estates trout products every second week and we hope to see Woodland Pig Pork Products back soon. We have had pop-up visits from Marzalicious Marzipan, Everything’s Good with Wood, Scribble & Beam, Pennie’s Sweets 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 – you will have noticed that the popular flower baskets in the High Street are back! Hampshire Highways have granted permission to place the baskets on 11 of the lampposts in the centre of Odiham. The two planters have also been filled with summer plants and the trees have been given a prune. 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 (should it ever arrive).

The Friday Weekly Market is going from strength to strength. The fruit and veg, cheese and bread stalls remain the mainstay of the market coming every week to provide the village with fresh food for the weekend. We also welcome Butler Country Estates trout products every second week and we hope to see Woodland Pig Pork Products back soon. We have had pop-up visits from Marzalicious Marzipan, Everything’s Good with Wood, Scribble & Beam, Pennie’s Sweets 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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It’s market day tomorrow!
We will have all our regular stalls:
Fruit and Veg
Cheese
Bakery - cakes, pies and bread
And….
Hendersons Fishmongers will be back with a fantastic stall of fresh fish and seafood.
Please come along and support this wonderful resource that we have in our High Street.
We think the sun ☀️ might put in an appearance as well!
See you there!
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Jul 11th, 2024

Odiham Friday Market
Tomorrow July 5
Fruit and Vegetables 🍎 🌽
Bread, cakes, pies 🥖 🍰 🥧
Butler Country Estates Trout 🐟
Sorry no cheese this week 🧀 🫕
See you there!
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Jul 4th, 2024

The day has arrived - Bands in the Bury!! 🎸🎹🎤🥁

We look forward to seeing you from 12 - 8pm for a fun afternoon of music and refreshments!
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Jun 29th, 2024
The day has arrived - Bands in the Bury!! 🎸🎹🎤🥁
We look forward to seeing you from 12 - 8pm for a fun afternoon of music and refreshments!Image attachment

1 CommentComment on Facebook

inOdiham -Another great event. Thank you so much for organising xxxxxxx

We’re soon expecting delivery of the stage for Bands in the Bury tomorrow, if this is your car in the Bury can you please move it asap. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

Jun 28th, 2024
We’re soon expecting delivery of the stage for Bands in the Bury tomorrow, if this is your car in the Bury can you please move it asap. Thank you.

BANDS IN THE BURY TOMORROW 12 - 8PM!! A few reminders:

🎵 It's a free to attend afternoon of fun for the whole family
🎵 There are 5 fabulous live bands as well as 3 from Robert Mays School
🎵 You can bring your own food but we have some great food and drink stalls, including the Pimms stall run by our own inOdiham volunteers
🎵 Please walk up if you can as roads around the Bury area are closed and parking for the event is limited to the High Street and Deer Park car park
🎵 You can bring dogs but please keep them on leads, under control and clear up after them! It looks like it may be hot so please mind their paws and bring plenty of water for them
🎵 Remember suncream, hats, sunglasses, cash & cards, dancing shoes and your singing voices!
🎵 There will be toilets on site as well as those on King Street
🎵 You can bring your own chairs and sit in the churchyard but please be respectful and leave no litter - we have to leave it spotless and clearing up after a long day is the last task our volunteers want to do!
🎵 Remember to bring your teddy bears for the parachute jump from the church tower

inOdiham are very grateful to everyone involved in making this day a success, we hope you enjoy the event.
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Jun 28th, 2024
BANDS IN THE BURY TOMORROW 12 - 8PM!! A few reminders:
🎵 Its a free to attend afternoon of fun for the whole family
🎵 There are 5 fabulous live bands as well as 3 from Robert Mays School
🎵 You can bring your own food but we have some great food and drink stalls, including the Pimms stall run by our own inOdiham volunteers
🎵 Please walk up if you can as roads around the Bury area are closed and parking for the event is limited to the High Street and Deer Park car park 
🎵 You can bring dogs but please keep them on leads, under control and clear up after them! It looks like it may be hot so please mind their paws and bring plenty of water for them
🎵 Remember suncream, hats, sunglasses, cash & cards, dancing shoes and your singing voices!
🎵 There will be toilets on site as well as those on King Street
🎵 You can bring your own chairs and sit in the churchyard but please be respectful and leave no litter - we have to leave it spotless and clearing up after a long day is the last task our volunteers want to do!
🎵 Remember to bring your teddy bears for the parachute jump from the church tower 
inOdiham are very grateful to everyone involved in making this day a success, we hope you enjoy the event.

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Jun 27th, 2024

Don’t forget we are a full house at Odiham Friday Market tomorrow morning!
We have our usual favourites:
Tommy and Keith with fresh fruit and vegetables
Ed the cheese stall
Luli Authentique bakery
And our two new starters!
Henderson's Fishmongers
Sassy Succulents Gifts
See you there from 8-1
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Jun 27th, 2024
Don’t forget we are a full house at Odiham Friday Market tomorrow morning! 
We have our usual favourites:
Tommy and Keith with fresh fruit and vegetables 
Ed the cheese stall
Luli Authentique bakery
And our two new starters! 
Hendersons Fishmongers
Sassy Succulents Gifts
See you there from 8-1Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

🎵 BURY ROAD CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND🎵
A reminder about parking restrictions in and around the Bury area for this weekends music fiesta.

Friday 28th June 3 - 6pm
Please keep Church Street, the Bury and Kings Street clear of all vehicles ready for the stage to be delivered by HGV.

Saturday 29th June 10am - 9pm
Church Street (entering from the High Street) to the Bridewell (the Bury area) will be closed for the event.

Thanks for your help in making Bands In The Bury run smoothly!
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Jun 26th, 2024
🎵 BURY ROAD CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND🎵
A reminder about parking restrictions in and around the Bury area for this weekends music fiesta. 
Friday 28th June 3 - 6pm
Please keep Church Street, the Bury and Kings Street clear of all vehicles ready for the stage to be delivered by HGV.
Saturday 29th June 10am - 9pm
Church Street (entering from the High Street) to the Bridewell (the Bury area) will be closed for the event.
Thanks for your help in making Bands In The Bury run smoothly!

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Do you mean Kings Street?

On Friday it's The Bury AND Church Street from the Bury to King Street. Thank you!

A reminder about BANDS IN THE BURY this Saturday 29th June 12 to 8pm - an afternoon of fun for the whole family! There's been a slight change to the running order - The Two Beatles will now be kicking off the event followed by Bow River.

Don't forget the event starts at 12 noon with the bands from RMS, please come along early to support these talented young musicians!
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Jun 25th, 2024
A reminder about BANDS IN THE BURY this Saturday 29th June 12 to 8pm - an afternoon of fun for the whole family! Theres been a slight change to the running order - The Two Beatles will now be kicking off the event followed by Bow River. 
Dont forget the event starts at 12 noon with the bands from RMS, please come along early to support these talented young musicians!

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Can't wait to join you all!!!

Such a shame I was looking forward to seeing The Beatles tribute 😢

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It’s market day tomorrow!
We will have all our regular stalls:
Fruit and Veg
Cheese
Bakery - cakes, pies and bread
And….
Hendersons Fishmongers will be back with a fantastic stall of fresh fish and seafood.
Please come along and support this wonderful resource that we have in our High Street.
We think the sun ☀️ might put in an appearance as well!
See you there!
... See MoreSee Less

Jul 11th, 2024

Odiham Friday Market
Tomorrow July 5
Fruit and Vegetables 🍎 🌽
Bread, cakes, pies 🥖 🍰 🥧
Butler Country Estates Trout 🐟
Sorry no cheese this week 🧀 🫕
See you there!
From 8-1
... See MoreSee Less

Jul 4th, 2024

The day has arrived - Bands in the Bury!! 🎸🎹🎤🥁

We look forward to seeing you from 12 - 8pm for a fun afternoon of music and refreshments!
... See MoreSee Less

Jun 29th, 2024
The day has arrived - Bands in the Bury!! 🎸🎹🎤🥁
We look forward to seeing you from 12 - 8pm for a fun afternoon of music and refreshments!Image attachment

1 CommentComment on Facebook

inOdiham -Another great event. Thank you so much for organising xxxxxxx

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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,  David Hawes, Sandra Hawes, Neil Wallington, Sarah Biggs, Paul Harris, Jill Harris, Fiona Campbell, Simon Temple, Nicola Deere & Ginnie West.

A big thank you also goes to all our previous committee members including Delly & 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, Rachel Watt and Jane & Tony Costigan.

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.