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Application to modify the definitive map – Mildmay Court, Odiham


As you may be aware, access to the footway from Reyntiens View to the cemetery has been closed by the management company at Mildmay Court. Several residents have expressed their concerns to the parish council at the loss of this access.

OPC’s Traffic and Transport Committee has agreed to apply to Hampshire County Council for a Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) to try and re-establish the public’s access.

This is lengthy and technical process, part of which is to obtain confirmation of previous local use of any such access, including the timeframe of such use. To this end, OPC is asking any local resident who wishes to see this happen, to complete the User Evidence Form below and return this to OPC either by hand to the parish office or via email to

Each person completing the form needs to mark the route with a red line that they have used on a copy of the map below and attach it to their form and sign and date it. OPC will include any relevant copies of maps and documentary evidence.  It is important that the forms are completed according to the regulations and submitted in the correct order.

OPC would ask anyone wishing to complete the form to do so by 15 March 2019.

User Evidence Form


Vacancy for an Administrator

Odiham parish council has a vacancy working from our modern offices in the centre of Odiham for an Administrator.

The role is for 15 hours per week (to be agreed), split over a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and includes attending our evening planning and traffic and transport committee meetings. The range of responsibilities will be quite wide but will include preparing agendas, recording and writing minutes for both the planning and traffic and transport committee meetings, all associated admin works for these committees, project work and liaising with Hart District Council and the general public.

The successful applicant will have excellent computer skills and the ability to use email as a key tool of communication. The ideal candidates will also be able to demonstrate excellent administrative and communication skills as well as being able to plan and manage the workload in order of priority using their own initiative to meet deadlines. They will need to be proactive and motivated and able to demonstrate an ability to work constructively and accurately with a wide variety of stakeholders. An interest in local government is desirable.

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2019 and initial interviews will be held shortly afterwards.

The rate of pay will be in the range of LC3 and 7 (£9.39 – £10.16 per hour) according to qualifications and experience. We are offering 21 days annual leave pro-rata plus bank holidays and membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme. There will also be an opportunity for the Administrator to complete The Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification.

For further details please contact Sarah Weir, the Executive Officer on 01256 702716 or apply by sending your CV to:

The Executive Officer, Odiham Parish Council, The Bridewell, The Bury, Odiham, Hampshire, RG29 1NB or by email to



What do you think of your parish church?

What do you think of your parish church?

Here at the Church of England, we’re  keen to support our rural churches in Hampshire, and the communities to which they belong.

To help find out what we do well and also the things which we could  do better, we’ve got  8 questions for you to tell us how you feel about your local parish church.

It’s all on the link below.  Survey Monkey estimates that it should take  less than 5 minutes to complete.

We’d be really grateful if you could spare the time to help us. Any questions, please contact me on  or on 01962 737304


King Street Cemetery

Just a reminder to grave owners that all seasonal decorations such as Christmas wreaths were due to be removed by 1 February 2019

It would be a great help if you could clear any such items, please.  There are black bins near the taps.  Plant material only (no plastic, wrappings or wired wreaths) can be put in the green bin for re-cycling.  Thank you for your help.