Recreation Areas and Playgrounds
The Parish Council has four recreation areas in the villages each containing a children’s play area.
There is a large and small multi-play unit, swings, a roundabout, game boards and hopscotch markings.
It contains a play area for the under 11 age group which has recently been replaced and was officially opened on 12 October 2006.
The recreation ground contains a play area suitable for a large age group from pre-school upwards. There is also a basketball/netball enclosure and goal posts for football. At the top of the recreation ground there is a building which currently houses Leapfrogs Pre-School.
Chapel Pond Drive
This small play area has swings, a slide and a trailblazer.
There are 3 courts, two which are for the exclusive use of the tennis club and one which is available to the public.
The bowling green is located off Buryfields.
Recreation Ground, Recreation Road, Odiham
The recreation ground contains a play area suitable for a large age group from pre-school upwards. It was installed in 2000. There is also a basketball/netball enclosure and goal posts for football. At the top of the recreation ground there is a building which currently houses Leapfrogs Pre-School.
This area, adjacent to the Church, was gifted to the Odiham Sports Centre Trust, of which the Parish Council is trustee, by its owners in 1948. It contains a play area for the under 11 age group which has recently been replaced and was officially opened on 12 October 2006.
Chapel Pond Drive
Odiham Parish Council has recently taken over this small play area. There are swings, a slide and a trailblazer.
Odiham Parish Council has also recently taken ownership of this play area. There is a large and small multi-play unit, swings, a roundabout, game boards and hopscotch markings.
These are located off Buryfields, near Chamberlain Gardens. There are 3 courts, two of which are for the exclusive use of the tennis club and one which is available to the public at various times . The current rate for the court is £4 per hour. Please contact the parish office for further details on how to book. For more information on the tennis club, please contact the secretary Lesley Lee on 01256 703292.
There is a bowling green located off Buryfields. For details of the Bowls Club please contact the secretary, Mrs Pat Clinker on 01256 703318.
Dunleys Hill, North Warnborough. This is a small green planted area with seating which links King Johns Road with Dunleys Hill.The Beacon/’Hockey’ Field off Buryfields adjoining Mayhill School playing field which hosts the Beacon. A small wooded area at The Firs and a small piece of land at Colt Hill.
There are plenty of footpaths in and around the villages. A footpath map is available from the Parish Office.
New junior recreation facilities:
Following on from recent consultation with residents, OPC has approved the use of £60,00 of s106 contributions being held by Hart DC to create junior recreational facilities at the Recreation Ground. Two Cllrs visited Mayhill Junior School and Buryfields Infant School to engage with the pupils about possible equipment before following a formal tender process. The report was shared with the committee during the February 2018 meeting. A formal tender will be added to Contracts Finder shortly with a closing date of 23 March 2018.
9 April 2018 - Details of the 7 tenders were reviewed by the amenity committee and it was agreed to appoint contractor 6. Cllr Hale was designated to work with them to investigate the proposal further and to consult with the wider community, including the target users and bring a final recommendation back to the committee at the next meeting for approval.
14 May 2018 - The amenity committee received a report on Cllr Hales' investigations and agreed to proceed with option B, with the slide and to ask the contractor to remove the sides from the shelter and to try and place it between the current and new play area.
It is hoped that the new play area will be completed by the end of July 2018.