01256 702716 clerk@odiham.org.uk

Welcome to Odiham Parish Council

Serving the people of Odiham and North Warnborough.

Welcome to Odiham Parish Council

Serving the people of Odiham and North Warnborough

Welcome to Odiham Parish Council

Serving the people of Odiham and North Warnborough

Welcome to Odiham Parish Council

Serving the people of Odiham and North Warnborough

Welcome to Odiham Parish Council

Serving the people of Odiham and North Warnborough

Welcome to Odiham Parish Council

Serving the people of Odiham and North Warnborough

Welcome to Odiham Parish Council

Serving the people of Odiham and North Warnborough

Welcome to Odiham Parish Council

Serving the people of Odiham and North Warnborough

Welcome to Odiham Parish Council

Serving the people of Odiham and North Warnborough

Odiham Parish Council Latest News:

Below are our most recent news posts. For all parish news please see the the posts on the relevant Village News and Events or Planning News pages. You can also follow us on Facebook.

North Warnborough footpath will be re-instated

Several residents have contacted OPC raising concerns that the informal footpath from the Jolly Miller on the Hook Road to the canal towpath may be lost. The route is currently blocked off but this is only a temporary measure while the pub site is being developed. The...

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Drone Safety

Councillor Stewart has reported a drone flying over North Warnborough towards the RAF camp to the Operations Centre on the Base. Since practically the entire Parish sits within the 2 nautical mile drone exclusion zone around RAF Odiham we live within the exclusion...

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Annual Council Meeting 2020

Odiham Parish Councillors appointed Cllr Dr Angela McFarlane to serve as Council Chair for a second year at the Annual Council meeting on 19th May. A year on from the 2019 elections saw a very different meeting to the 2019 Annual Council meeting with Councillors...

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OPC continues to review its services in light of new guidance to protect its staff, Councillors and members of the public:

The Parish Office is now OPEN but please avoid visiting the office in person.  If you would like to speak to a Council Officer in person, please phone the office first and we will arrange to meet you outside.

The majority of Council owned facilities are now open, apart from The Parish Room as it would not be possible to maintain social distancing and limit numbers in such a small venue.

All uses of Parish Council facilities are reminded to follow Government guidance on maintaining 2m social distancing, limiting the number of people congregating in one place and regular hand washing. Children’s playgrounds were opened on 4th July following the Government’s Covid-19 Secure Guidelines.  Please note that the playgrounds are regularly inspected and have hand sanitisers at each site but the equipment is not cleaned with disinfectant.

Face-to-face Council meetings have not taken place since March and will not resume until government rules on social gatherings are relaxed.  A lawful Parish Council meeting must be open for every resident to attend and, for this reason, OPC will continue to hold virtual Council meetings until further notice.  Members of the public can also join virtual meetings by following the link published on each meeting agenda.

Councillors are still providing a local support service to vulnerable residents but this has been scaled back in line with the decrease in demand.  OPC would like thank and stay in touch with all the volunteers who stepped forward to help in case there is a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases.

Sources of Information:

We would always advise following national advice issued directly by the government or Public Health England:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Hampshire County Council and Hart District Council are also issuing regular updates:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus

https://www.hart.gov.uk/

Local Support

There are several local support groups available if you are in need of help and have no family or neighbours to assist you:

https://www.facebook.com/loveyourneighbourodiham/   Tel:  07500 906798

All Saints Church:
hello@moretolife.church or chris@moretolife.church
Tel:  01256 703791

Parish Council:
clerk@odiham.org.uk
Office tel:  01256 702716
For urgent local support:  07900 960511

Odiham Parish Councillors and staff wish you well during this difficult time and urge you to follow government guidance to reduce infection.

Odiham Parish Council serves the villages of Odiham and North Warnborough where you will find a beautiful Georgian High Street, a historic Church, a cemetery, 3 schools, the Basingstoke Canal and a number of Conservation Areas. There are approximately 2100 houses within the parish including houses on the RAF base. To ensure equal representation for residents, the Council has been split into wards. The Odiham ward has 6 Councillors, North Warnborough 3 Councillors and the RAF ward 1 Councillor. All Councillors can participate fully in all activities of the Parish Council. Parish Councillors are elected every four years, with the last elections taking place in May 2019. The role is a voluntary one.

On behalf of its residents, the Council owns and manages 4 play areas in Chamberlain Gardens, Bufton Fields, Chapel Pond Drive and the Recreation Ground. The Council also owns and manages King Street Cemetery; King Street public conveniences; the Parish room where its meetings take place and the tennis courts and bowling green which are run by the local clubs.

Grants are made twice a year in January and July to assist local community groups and charities who serve our residents.

The Council is a statutory consultee for all planning applications received by Hart District Council. The planning committee support the interests of all residents when responding to Hart DC.

Odiham Parish Council employs s full time Parish Clerk and part-time Admin Officer to ensure that the Council is operating in accordance with the latest legislation and strive for best practice and a caretaker for the Parish room.

All details for the cemetery, including fees can be found under the heading committees, amenity and then cemetery or by clicking on this link – http://www.odiham.org.uk/committees/amenity/cemetery/ or by contacting the Admin Officer.