Basingstoke Canal SocietyWebsite
: Philip RileySecretary
: Terry InskipGeneral enquirie
s: 07817-897446 (please leave a message),
or by email to email@example.com
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
If you would like to become a Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator contact Brian Adams (Police volunteer, Basingstoke Police Station) firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony Tuck (Chairman, Basingstoke & Deane Neighbourhood Watch Association) email@example.com
Millfield Conservation Group
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See our Facebook page Mill Field Conservation Group
for more photos.
Old Basing Carnival Committee
: Joe Croombs 07768 032936
Old Basing W.I.
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, where we usually have a speaker or other entertainment. We are a thriving, active, friendly and inclusive group of over 40 Members and we celebrated our centenary in 2019. We run a range of activities to suit everyone including a monthly craft group, a walking group, trips to local theatre productions, a weekly coffee morning at a local garden centre, and a monthly lunch at a local pub. We also take part in many Village activities such as the Carnival, the Remembrance Day Service and the Christmas Fayre at Basing House. New members are always made most welcome. If you would like to find out more, then email our President at email@example.com . Alternatively, visit www.hampshirewi.org.uk and select Old Basing from the list under WI’s at the top of the page.
Coffee at the Garden Centre
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Evelyn on 01256 816636 email email@example.com
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
: 01256 473047 Contact
The Women’s Section meets every fourth Thursday monthly and activities include guest speakers, outings and fundraising events.
Old Basing Ivy Club
: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Sue Wilson 01256 328196.
Basing Art Group
: Mrs S Hobbs 01256 322246
: Mike Jackson 01256 468351
Lychpit Ladies Group & Lychpit 1st Friday Coffee Morning
: Norma Tarling on 01256 818534