Clubs & Societies

To include or change an entry, please send details to the clerk including contact name and phone number, a brief paragraph describing the club and its activities plus any email or website addresses.

Sport

Archery

Old Basing Archers
Website: www.oldbasingarchers.co.uk
Chairman: Geoff McCann
Club Secretary: Andy Caine, 07972 368402 or email
sec@oldbasingarchers.co.uk

Old Basing Archers, founded in 1967, is dedicated to the promotion of archery as a family recreation and currently has approximately 100 shooting members. The club is affiliated to the Hampshire Archery Association, Southern Counties Archery Society and Archery GB (the governing body for target archery in the UK). It meets year-round every weekend at its range on Old Basing Recreation Ground and, during the summer months, on many weekday evenings. During the winter it shoots on Wednesday evenings indoors at Old Basing Village Hall. It also shoots indoors on Sunday afternoons at The Hampshire Court, Chineham.

 

Bowling

Old Basing Bowling Club
Website: www.oldbasingbowlingclub.co.uk
Chairman: Maurice Bates
Club Secretary: Stella Hayden

Bowls is a game for all ages, and fun for anyone aged between 11 and 90.

Open Days in 2017 are Saturday 15th April and Sun 23rd April a.m. only.

Free trial sessions – all equipment provided – just bring a pair of flat shoes or trainers.

Old Basing Short Mat Bowling Club
Mrs S Stone: 01256 350238 

 

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Cricket

Old Basing Cricket Club
Website: www.ukcricket.org/oldbasing
Chairman: Paul Eckersley
Secretary: Gavin Jackson
Clubhouse Manager: John Huntingdon

Old Basing Cricket Club, which in 2015 celebrated its Bicentenary, is set in the heart Old Basing and offers enviable facilities, an excellent and recently upgraded clubhouse with full bar, function space, kitchen, changing rooms and extensive parking.

The Club offers cricket for all ages and abilities, and welcomes new members, playing or social, throughout the year

OBCC currently run 3 'League' teams:
  • 1st XI will play in the Hampshire League County Division Two for the 2017 season
  • 2nd XI will play in Hampshire League County Division Four North for the 2017 season
  • 3rd XI will play in Hampshire League Regional Division 1 North East for the 2017 season
The club runs an extremely strong Colts section across 4 age groups:
Under 9; Under 11; Under 13 and Under 15.

 

 

Tennis

Old Basing Lawn Tennis Club
Website: www.obltc.org.uk
Chairman:
Lynne Thomas
Secretary: Chris Fowler: chrisfowler54@gmail.com

Old Basing Lawn Tennis Club is an active club with around 90 junior and adult members. As well as participating in the local league, the club holds several club sessions a week, runs tournaments and organises a variety of social events throughout the summer and winter.

Coaching is also available should you wish to brush up on your tennis and facilities include four painted hard courts and a club-house with kitchen, toilet and changing facilities.
 


Football

Old Basing Recreation Ground has two football pitches – one full size adult pitch and a junior pitch and currently plays host to 5 teams. In addition to the two pitches, the Pavilion has showers and changing facilities for both home and away teams with a separate referee’s facility plus a tea room with kitchen facilities.

Teams wishing to hire these facilities should contact the Parish Office on 01256 462847 or by emailing clerk@oldbasing.gov.uk.

Further information can be obtained from the Grounds & Facilities Manager, Stephen Richardson, on 07968 798605 or by emailing grounds.man@hotmail.co.uk.

Social

Basingstoke Canal Society


Website: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Chairman: Philip Riley
Secretary: Terry Inskip
General enquiries: 07817-897446 (please leave a message),
or by email to enquiries@basingstoke-canal.org.uk

As the guardian of the Basingstoke Canal, the Society promotes and campaigns for the sustainable future of the Canal as a navigation. Through the John Pinkerton Canal Cruises operation, it also raises money which is used to fund maintenance and improvement works undertaken by Society voluntary work parties. Although the canal no longer reaches Basingstoke, the Society is proposing the creation of a footpath from the current head of navigation to Basingstoke town centre following most of the original line of the canal


Old Basing Allotment & Garden Society (OBAGS)


Old Basing Allotment & Garden Society (OBAGS) was founded in 1977. It aims to help meet the gardening needs of allotment holders and gardeners in the Old Basing and Lychpit area.
Membership is open to those living outside the Parish who wish to join.

OBAGS maintain trading huts at the Riley Lane allotments which are open to members only between 10.30am and 12 noon on most Sundays throughout the year. A full opening schedule is available on the OBAGS website and is displayed on the hut door. There is a range of commonly used composts, soil improvers, fertilisers, lawn improvers and garden ancillaries available at competitive prices.

A plant sale is held every year, usually in May, which is open to members and to the public. All plants are donated by members and the proceeds go towards keep the trading huts in good condition.

Membership is currently £5 per annum and includes affiliation to the National Association of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners and those interest can join at the trading huts on a Sunday.

OBAGS organize social events such as picnics and RHA garden visits throughout the year. For more information please visit www.obags.uk


Neighbourhood Watch

If you would like to become a Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator contact Brian Adams (Police volunteer, Basingstoke Police Station) brian.adams@hampshire.pnn.police.uk or Tony Tuck (Chairman, Basingstoke & Deane Neighbourhood Watch Association) cpttuck@btinternet.com 

 

Millfield Conservation Group

Millfield Conservation GroupThe Mill Field is a 38 hectare Local Nature Reserve lying between Old Basing and Lychpit on the east side of Basingstoke and is used daily by young families (children's play area), teens (skateboard ramp), walkers, and is a particular favourite of dog walkers from the district.

To join the team of volunteers that manage this site contact millfieldoldbasing@yahoo.co.uk.

See our Facebook page Mill Field Conservation Group for more photos.
 

 

 

Old Basing Carnival Committee

Chairman: Joe Croombs 07768 032936

Old Basing WI

The Old Basing WI meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Parish Rooms at St Mary’s Church, Old Basing at 7.30 pm. New members are always welcome and to find out more visit www.hampshirewi.org.uk and select Old Basing from the list under WI’s at the top of the page.


NWR (A Discussion Group for Women)

Meetings are friendly and informal, usually in a member’s home, either during the afternoon or on the occasional evening. To find out more about NWR visit www.nwr.org.uk or to learn more about the Old Basing group contact Diane Hope on 01256 325554 or email diane.hope@tiscali.ci.uk or Evelyn on 01256 816636 email evelyncjjones@hotmail.co.uk.


North Hampshire Ramblers Group

This group is part of the Ramblers Association and walks mainly in Hampshire. The group walks on Tuesdays and Saturdays covering areas in and around Basingstoke and further afield. In addition to walks the group is involved in checking paths, signage and stiles, reporting problems and often carrying out repairs and clearance work. Various social activities are also held throughout the year.

For further information about the North Hampshire group check www.northhampshiredownsramblers.org.uk.


Old Basing Royal British Legion

Situated in Crown Lane, Old Basing
Secretary: 01256 473047
Contact: oldbasingrbl@outlook.com

The Women’s Section meets every fourth Thursday monthly and activities include guest speakers, outings and fundraising events.


Old Basing Ivy Club

Contact: Beryl Smith on 01256 466530
 A club for over 60’s meeting in the Royal British Legion, Old Basing.


Old Basing & Lychpit Good Neighbours

The group was launched in 2016 to enable local people to help and connect with each other. To find out more about the group or to volunteer check the website www.oblgoodneighbours.com or email admin@oblgoodneighbours.com or call Sue Wilson 01256 328196.


Basing Art Group

Contact: Mrs S Hobbs 01256 322246


Basing Singers

Website: www.basingsingers.hampshire.org.uk
Contact: Mike Jackson 01256 468351


Lychpit Ladies Group & Lychpit 1st Friday Coffee Morning

Contact: Norma Tarling on 01256 818534

Children & Young People

 

Old Basing Village Hall Playgroup

Old Basing Village Hall, Newnham Lane, Old Basing, Hampshire, RG24 7AT
Supervisor: Di Bishop
Telephone: 01256 841931 or 01256 464121

Bolton Under 5s Group

Website: www.boltonunder5s.co.uk
Beddington Centre, Rileys Lane, Old Basing
Contact: Brenda Watson, 07881 920709

Toddler Group

Old Basing Village Hall
Contact: Louise Eastment, 364166

Lychpit Nursery School

Contact: Mrs.Carol Sneath, 07506 720551

Red Cross

Contact: S Marsh, 01256 320808

 

Cubs

Contact: Sue Surplice, 01256 476331

Rainbows, Brownies & Guides

Contact: Chris Marsh, 461922

Scouts

Waiting list for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts: Laura Bell.
Email: obscoutroop@gmail.com

We meet at the Royal British Legion on Wednesdays 6.45pm – 8.45pm term time only. Primary contact is Willow – Scout Leader (Georgina Borthwick).
Futher information: Ian Collins, 01256 477155

Army Cadet Unit

The Army Cadet unit parades at the back of the Legion Car Park on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting1915hrs and finishing at 2130hours. The army’s voluntary youth organisation aims to teach people from the age of 13-18 basic military and life skills.

More information can be obtained from the national cadet website at www.armycadets.com and our company website at www.acoyacf.f9.co.uk.

 

Hobbies, Activities & Pastimes

Allotments

Old Basing Allotment & Garden Society (OBAGS)
Chairman: Richard West  Vice Chairman: Les Orvis
OBAGS organize social events such as picnics and RHA garden visits throughout the year.
For more information please go to their website www.obags.uk


Art

Basing Art Group
Contact: Mrs S Hobbs, 01256 322246

Singing

Basing Singers
Contact: Mike Jackson, 01256 468351
Website: http://www.basingsingers.hampshire.org.uk/

 

Dancing

Basingclog Morris Dancers
Basingclog Morris Dancers meet Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in Sherfield on Loddon village hall, RG27 0EZ.

We dance in the North West Clog style from the mill towns of Lancashire and Yorkshire, and we have both men and women dancers — so everyone is welcome.
Wear trainers!
Telephone: 01256 397886
Website: www.basingclog.org.uk

Wine & Beer

Old Basing Wine & Beer Circle
Contact: Mrs W Thomas, 01256 471275

 

Support & Parish Groups

Friends of Basingfield Court

Contact: Mrs S Wilson, 01256 328196


Friends of Basing House

Contact: Mrs H Worgan, 01256 477618

The Friends of St Mary’s Church

Contact: Mrs J Deadman, 01256 817259
Parish Initiative: St Mary’s Old Churchyard Conservation (PIOCC) Conservation Group - Jim Langley

Old Basing Local History Group

Contact: Alison Williams, 01256 466237

 

The Mill Field Conservation Group

Contact: Anne Francis, 07974 944439
Email: anne.francis@telindus.co.uk

This friendly group manages the Mill Field (a Local Nature Reserve between Old Basing and Lychpit) for the benefit of wildlife and to involve the local community. Work parties are held mostly during the winter and wildlife spotting in the summer. All welcome, no experience necessary.

Old Basing and Lychpit Neighbourhood Watch

Contact: Tony Tuck, 01256 321242.

Local Police

WPC Tracey Read or PCSO Lauren Miller
Contact: Police/Crimestoppers/Emergencies 0845 045 4545 or 999