Village News & Events:

RAF Families Day – 29 August

RAF Odiham will hold its annual Families Day on Wednesday 29 August 2018. As with other years, this day is an opportunity for the Station to thank those who stand so steadfastly behind the Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Airwomen from RAF Odiham when their loved ones are deployed on combat operations overseas. On this day, the local community will notice a significant upsurge in aircraft activity, with Chinook helicopters flying all morning and aircraft displaying in the afternoon; I would particularly ask those with horses and livestock to note that this will include fast jet activity.

 

 

 

Junior recreation project update

EXCITING NEWS – New play park on the way!

The Amenity Committee have selected a supplier to progress our project to update the play park at Recreation Road. Following months of work, the proposed scheme which is based on the recent community survey and schools engagement is available on our  Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/odihamparishcouncil.

This include a zip wire which came through as the item that the children at Mayhill made clear that they most wanted…….as well as a large multi play style structure that the children also strongly favoured.

The plan includes somewhere for parents and kids to shelter from the elements and a ‘pick up sticks’ style climber, both of which received strong positive feedback in our survey.

The proposal also includes multiple additional items to add variety, such as the ‘Crusader swing’, trampoline and a inclusive ‘basket swing’.

This ‘junior’ park will be positioned adjacent the the current ‘toddler’ park. Our plan has always been that parents have somewhere within our community that they can take their children that will cater for a mix of age groups.

Although this scheme is based on the research we have undertaken, we would value your thoughts and feedback before we double check that the children like it!

Our target completion date is the summer hols……….and we can’t wait to get cracking,

Next project – teen recreation!

Annual Parish Assembly

The Annual Parish Assembly will be held on Tuesday 1 May 2018 between 7.30pm – 9pm in All Saints Church. You are invited to submit questions by 23 April either in writing to the parish office or by email to deputy.clerk@odiham.org.uk. We hope that there will be plenty of time for everyone’s questions, however, priority will be given to questions submitted in advance in the order that they are received. Further details will be available on the website and in the noticeboards nearer the time.

Emptying of bins – a message from Hart DC

The decision has been taken this morning to suspend bin collections owing to safety concerns in the icy road conditions. The message to residents is that they should leave their bins out and we will catch up as soon as possible this week.

Subject to the weather improving as forecast the crews will be going out tomorrow, starting with the rubbish and recycling bin collections scheduled for today and will then, hopefully, move onto Tuesday’s collections, so we will be asking people to leave bins out and we will collect them as soon as possible. There may be extra collections on Saturday if necessary.

The grounds maintenance and countryside teams are out salting the car parks and priority areas as identified in the council snow plan.