Community Groups

The Odiham Town Manager Group.

The OTMG is made up of a wide range of representatives from the community, including Residents, Retailers, Farmers, and the District Council.

Our mission statement is -

To provide a vibrant and sustainable retail and commercial community for the benefit of residents and businesses alike

Our aim is to carry this out through events and the promotion of Odiham. The OTMG is recognised by Hart District Council and Hampshire County Council.

We are involved in most of the events that happen here, and indeed others within Hampshire, either stewarding or as part of the organising committees.

We project manage the Farmers' Markets that are hosted here three or four times a year and the weekly market which is every Tuesday between 10am and 2pm.

We are in the process of moving the OTMG to a Community Interest Company to give more people the opportunity to be actively involved by becoming members. More details to follow soon.

How Can You Contact The OTMG?

Write to us at...

Odiham Town Manager Group
The Bridewell
The Bury
Odiham
Hampshire
RG29 1NB

Call Peter Fountain, The Town Manager on 01256 702128

E-mail us through the contact form on this website.

The Odiham & Hook Rotary Club

Rotary International is a global network of service volunteers. It is the world's largest service organisation for business and professional people, with some 1,210,905 members operating in 168 countries world-wide.

There are some 58,000 Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland in 1,845 clubs, helping those in need and working towards world understanding and peace. Its a fulfilling role, and Rotarians can get involved as much or as little as their time will allow.

But there is much more. Clubs meet on a regular basis, which allows members to build firm friendships. Every Rotarian has a right to attend any Club meeting anywhere in the world, so there is always somewhere to go, and people to meet, wherever business or leisure travel may take you.

Various Clubs have different emphases, which can reflect differences in size. A small market town may have a Club of perhaps 20 members, whereas in large centres the number can be closer to 100. Some concentrate on local community or vocational projects. Others link up with a sister club in another country to undertake an international project. Each Club decides how it wants to use the resources it has available.

The Odiham & Hook Rotary Club Meet at The George Hotel on Tuesdays at 19.30.

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association - Forces Help

This a national charity helping serving and ex-service men, women and their famiies in need.

For further information please ring: Roger Jones - 01256 702340

or

SSAFA Forces Help Central Office -
020 7403 8783/0845 1300 975

The Odiham Society

The Odiham Society's primary objectives are to protect and enhance the heritage, character and environment of the Parish of Odiham, which includes North Warnborough, and to explore its history and development.
The Odiham Society

Odiham Parish Council

Odiham Parish comprises the ancient and historic villages of Odiham and North Warnborough. The Parish is situated in North East Hampshire in England. The first written record of Odiham's existence is dated 1086 AD in the Domesday Book of King William I.

The Parish Council represents the interests of residents in the provision of key local services, with particular focus in Planning & Development, Amenity Areas, Traffic & Transport and Events and Community. Contact the Clerk to the Council on 01252 62145.
Odiham Parish Council

Odiham Common Taskforce

The Taskforce brings together representatives of the 'stakeholders' or groups with a particular interest in Odiham Common. It is tasked with developing a long-term management plan to meet and agreed set of recreational and conservation objectives for the Common. Local volunteer representatives at Taskforce meetings include Commons Users, The Potbridge residents Association, Odiham Common Preservation Society and The Parish Council, together with the Open Spaces Society, English Nature and Hart District Council. For more information contact - [email protected]

Odiham Care Group

The Care Group exists as a last resort service to help residents in Odiham, South and North Warnborough, Greywell, Upton Grey and surrounding areas who have mobility problems. Volunteer drivers help these people with hospital trips including BDH and Alton Rehab, visits to the Doctors' Surgery or Dentists, and with local shopping - for a small contribution. For more information on volunteering or to book an appointment just call the help line on 01256 704713.

League Of Friends, Odiham Cottage Hospital

The League of Friends is a charity dedicated to supporting Odiham Cottage Hospital through fund raising. A number of events are held each year but the main income source is the two charity shops in Odiham and Hartley Witney. For more information, please contact Secretary - Mike Reggler or Treasurer - Michael Marchant.

Girlguiding In Odiham

Here in Odiham we have a Brownie and Guide unit, both these units are over subscribed. They are run by enthusiastic, caring Guiders. There is an urgent need for Guiders at these two units so that they can continue to meet every week.

If you are looking for a new challenge in your life and making a valuable contribution to the lives of girls and young women then Guiding is for you. Becoming a leader doesn't require lots of qualifications. In fact we'll provide all the training you need.

For more details call

Wendy Williams 01256 702068
Ruth Bever 01256 703896
Joan Jones 01256 702340

Or visit our website

Odiham Motor Cycle Club

you don’t have to ride alone

Odiham Bike ClubOdiham for many years has had a motor cycle club, it started life as a small group of riders from RAF Odiham and now boasts over two hundred members. Throughout the year they meet on the last Thursday of the month at the RAF Odiham families club to plan the almost weekly events through the summer months.
Twice a year the airfield is turned in to a two mile track made up of twists, long bends and chicanes to promote safer, smoother riding. With up to 100 riders split in to 3 groups, Expert, Intermediates and Novice, they are put through their paces under the watchful eyes of the instructors who ride with them and then correct their mistakes. For members whose family attend during the day as spectators it makes a great day out.

The Club Chairman is RAF Master Aircrew Doug Fowler, together with his dedicated team organise these events so keen bikers can improve their skills and ride faster than they do on normal roads. They also organise other events outside the village, some prefer the excitement off road dirt bikes, up to your knees in mud and water, organised run outs to dealers and bike events for club members to practice their social skills. The club also has pride in owning 10 mini-moto, these are a small motorcycle about a foot in height and although smaller and slower than a normal motorcycle they can be twice the fun at a fraction of the speed.

Information on all these events are communicated between club members on their own website, the site has chat forums, notice board, picture gallery and each month publishes the minutes of the monthly meeting if members cant attend.

‘You don’t have to ride alone’

For more information on joining the club please email: [email protected]

RAF Odiham Motorcycle Club is a supporter of the Odiham Walton Cottage Hospital Charity.

Odiham Biodiversity Group

The Odiham Biodiversity Group is a non-profit-making group whose principal aim is to increase awareness of the natural environment amongst the local community.

To do this, we organise guided walks and talks, undertake surveys and record observations of wildlife, manage conservation projects and generally act as an information point on wildlife and conservation issues.

We have no wish to be a campaigning group. We have no membership subscriptions but make a small charge (not normally for children) for events to cover our costs (mainly insurance).

For more details contact Sheila Bates at [email protected]

The Cross Barn

The Cross Barn, built in 1532 and one of the earliest brick built agricultural buildings in Hampshire, is situated just behind Odiham High Street. It is currently used as Odiham’s community hall and is run by a committee of local residents. It provides a spectacular venue for meetings, exhibitions, lectures, classes, private functions, celebrations and children's parties.

Regular events include yoga classes, ballet and other dance classes, Mothers’ and Babies’ Group, Toddlers’ Group, Twofold Trust lunches, Slimmers’ World.

The monthly “Cinema at The Cross Barn” runs from September to June, showing recently released films – very often before they are available to buy on dvd - with the benefit of a big screen in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Full details of facilities and hire charges can be found at www.thecrossbarn.org.uk