Village News & Events:
The Odiham Parish Council Traffic & Transport Committee continually looks at different ways of responding to residents’ concerns on speeding vehicles throughout the village but options are limited without any direct enforcement powers and limited Police resources.
Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. Full details can be viewed at www.communityspeedwatch.org/
Odiham Parish Council already owns and manages a Speed Indicator Device (SID) capable of recording vehicle speeds but a new Odiham & North Warnborough Community Speedwatch would also be dependent on a team of volunteers to run the scheme.
- Would you like to see a local Community Speedwatch set up?
- Can you spare a few hours a month as a Community Speedwatch volunteer?
- What do you consider to be the local speeding hotspots?
Please visit the online questionnaire at:
The National Grid has advised that a transformer is to be delivered to the substation on Rye Common Lane on Sunday 5 July 2020. It will be travelling from Southampton up the M3 and along the A287 (Farnham Road), so there may be some disruption to traffic along this route. The load will leave Southampton at 6 am and is expected to arrive at Rye Common Lane at 10 am.
The next closing date for grant applications is 30th June. Full details can be found at:
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 developer plans to re-instate this path once the works have finished.
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 zone and kindly ask that if anyone wishes to fly their drone that they make sure they abide by the regulations to avoid endangering aircraft operating from RAF Odiham.
Full details of The Drone Code can be found at: