Village News & Events:
The Hart DC Ranger has informed us that the National Grid will be undergoing repair works on the Pylons at the Wayleave over the next few months.
Part of these works will include scrub/vegetation clearance under the pylons. They will be using a flail to cut back and mulch the area, we have given them permission for this as has Natural England.
This work will be beneficially overall as it will allow us to upkeep and manage the area in the future. The wayleave itself has sections of Acid Grassland which is a rare and important habitat, by managing this area with regular mowing with our in-house team we hope to enhance this habitat.
Machinery will be on site over the next few months. The current ground conditions are not great, but they will be using ground plates to prevent the common being churned up.
Odiham Parish Council part-funds the Ranger’s time through the precept to work at Odiham Common and Broad Oak.
Notice is given that there is a vacancy for a Parish Council to represent the RAF Ward due to the resignation of a councillor.
Odiham Parish Council is looking to fill a new part-time, Deputy Parish Clerk’s position starting on 1st April to work closely with a Parish Clerk and Admin Officer.
Based at the Parish Office in the beautiful, historic village of Odiham, this 25 hours per week post can be worked Monday to Friday, subject to agreement. There will be an expectation for the post holder to attend evening meetings which are generally held on a Tuesday evening and there may be occasional weekend work eg supporting community events.
Odiham Parish Council is a forward thinking Council which proactively works for the community it serves and not afraid to explore new opportunities and tackle challenges arising locally and nationally including changes in the sector. Strong administrative skills and a knowledge of local government are key to this role but the successful applicant will need to demonstrate many more professional and personal skills to support the Council in further developing and delivering its Strategic Plan.
This position offers a starting salary equivalent to NJC SCP 19 (pro-rata) and benefits from the Local Government Pension scheme. This contract will not be linked to the NJC terms and conditions moving forward.
To apply for this vacancy please send your CV and a covering email/letter setting out why you have applied for this position and demonstrating why you feel you meet the Person Specification. Please contact Andrea Mann, Parish Clerk at email@example.com for further advice.
The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 19th February and interviews (currently planned to take place via Zoom) will be held on Thursday 25th or Friday 26th February.
Full details are available at http://www.odiham.org.uk/your-council/vacancies/
Cheering news in these challenging times! The Poppy Appeal 2020 in Odiham and North Warnborough raised nearly £3,700. This does not include an amazing contribution from RAF Odiham, some of whom ran a marathon, while stationed in Mali, on Remembrance Day in aid of the British Legion.
On behalf of the Poppy Appeal I would like to say a huge “Thank You” for the contributions from private individuals, and collections from the Post Office, Kings Street Dentists, the Cricket Club, all the shops, pubs and garages, and in particular, our three local schools who were continuing to operate at a very testing time.
Monica Good Poppy Appeal Organiser
Hart District Council is carrying out a very short survey, 5 minutes, to assess the demand for charging points for electric vehicles over the coming 5 years. OPC is supportive of sustainable transport and already supporting this through its Strategic Plan. The survey responses will build a picture of electric car use in Hart and identify prime locations to install chargepoints within the district.
Government plans to phase out diesel and petrol cars. If you would like to see charging points in Odiham and North Warnborough please complete the survey at this link
Odiham Parish Council invites grounds maintenance contractors to provide grounds maintenance services for Odiham Parish Council owned land. The 3 year contract period runs from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2024. Full details can be found at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/cc7c89e3-4dfc-41b8-82d0-02224d1f74ca?origin=SearchResults&p=1
As we approach the start of the second Covid lockdown, we would like to let you know the actions Odiham Parish Council has taken in line with Government guidance:
- Playgrounds will remain open and will continue to be inspected weekly.
- The Recreation Ground multi-use-games-area will close for the duration of the lockdown.
- Allotments will remain open.
- King St toilets will remain open and be cleaned by a contractor Mondays to Fridays.
- The Cemetery will remain open.
- Sadly the Odiham Remembrance wreath laying ceremony is cancelled. Residents are encouraged to follow the Royal British Legion’s “Doorstep Remembrance” or follow a live streamed event such as:
- The Cenotaph: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000pb0n or
- Hart District Council:
- The following scheduled meetings will go ahead via Zoom:
- All staff will continue to work throughout the lockdown and can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Parish Office can be contacted on 01256 702716 with at least one member of staff available Mondays to Fridays.
- Alternatively you can contact your ward Councillor directly by email. Individual Councillor addresses can be found at http://www.odiham.org.uk/your-council/councillors/