Village News & Events:
The meeting will now take place in the Blue Chair Hall, Robert Mays School. Car parking is at the front of the school, the way to the Hall will be signed.
A message from Hook and Odiham Lions Club: Christmas is a time of celebration and of families coming together however it is so easy to forget those who are no longer with us to share that special time. We will remember them for many reasons both happy and sad but a ‘Tree of Light’ gives those within the community the opportunity to sponsor a light in memory of that loved one or a cause close to their heart and at the same time raise money to support local projects. Hook & Odiham Lions Club hope that the use of the Christmas Tree in the High Street as a ’Tree of Light’ will be supported by the community and become an annual event. Look for the posters in local businesses to see where you can pick up a form to make your dedication.You are invited to sponsor a light on the ’Tree of Light’ and join us when the Tree will be lit by the Chairman of the Parish Council Dr Angela McFarlane on Thursday November 28th at 6.30 pm followed by a short Dedication Service lead by the Rev Alison Brown.
For more details and a sponsor form see Tree of Light
Unfortunately the Council’s refurbished toilets were targeted in the early evening of 31st October. The revellers in the Gents toilet left behind an empty wine bottle and some drugs paraphernalia as well as succeeding in cracking a urinal. If you have any information on who might have been responsible we should be pleased to hear from you.
Thank you to those who have been in touch with comments and queries in response to the latest newsletter. This Autumn we have trialled a cheaper and more sustainable option for delivery, the Newsletter had no plastic cover and was delivered with a small number of other leaflets, but this may have meant that it was unfortunately overlooked. Additionally the distribution does seem to have missed a small number of houses – we’re sorry about that. However if you would still like a paper copy, many High Street businesses have kindly agreed to keep copies available for you to pick up. Alternatively the electronic copy is available to download here newsletter
Thank you to all those who have responded to the short survey we are running to gauge priorities for OPC over the coming years. There is still time if you have not had a chance yet – it will only take 3 minutes. The survey will close on 10th November and can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/odiham
Odiham Education Charity is the Foundation Body of Robert May’s School and wishes to appoint a Foundation Trustee. Applications must be received by 10 January 2020.
There is one vacant almshouse at Gurney Court, Odiham. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2020.
RAF Odiham will hold it’s annual Bonfire Night on Thursday 7th November. The event will begin at 1800hrs, with the bonfire being lit at 1845hrs and the firework display commencing (weather permitting) at 1915hrs and lasting for approximately 30mins.
The Speed Indicator Device (SID) has been recording vehicle data at the junction of the High Street and London Road for the past 3 weeks in response to concerns from residents about the speed of vehicles along the High Street. The average speed of vehicles travelling east towards the Farnham Road was approximately 24 mph, being slightly slower during daylight hours, with a maximum average of 33 mph at 3 am. We hope to repeat the data gathering at a more central location on the High Street once the hanging baskets are taken down from the lampposts.
The Planning Committee meeting will commence at 7.30 pm. This will be followed by the meeting of the Traffic and Transport Committee at 8.30 pm. Both will be held in the Parish Room.