The Candover Valley is a unique rural community in mid-Hampshire, centred around a group of five villages and four hamlets situated between Basingstoke and Winchester.
The aim of this site is to provide information to both locals and visitors about the events, amenities, and local services which are available in the Valley. It is in the early stages of development, and dependent on its users to provide information to go on it, and feedback and suggestions for improvement.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, are planning a series of activities for 2019 which may involve the Candover stream. Read more about it here, and the latest report here from Maggie Shelton, the community catchments officer.
Work on the new community store in Preston Candover is nearing completion. Work started on site on 5 November, and work has continued apace until the Christmas break. Catch up with current developments here.
The hedgerow along the roadside of the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin in Preston Candover is to be lowered significantly. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust will be helping the Parochial Church Council to coppice the hedgerow in January. A team from the Trust will start on Sunday, 13 January, and local volunteers will be welcome top join. See details here and read more here.
Please follow the link below to find the programme of services in Valley churches during January. Please click here.
The recent rise in criminal activity in rural areas in this part of Hampshire encouraged our local policeman, PC Andy Reid, to organise a meeting in the Valley in November to discuss aspects of crime prevention. Read more here.
The Purefoy Arms, the 18th century pub and restaurant in Preston Candover, appears to be highly successful under the direction of award-winning chef Gordon Stott, the licensee.
But, Candover Valley residents are awaiting with some trepidation for news of any further developments planned by owners, Red Oak Taverns. See here.
Oak Hill Lane, the BOAT (Byway open to all traffic) which runs from the Preston end of Bradley Lane across fields to Southwood Farm, is still in good condition following the resurfacing completed by Hampshire County Council in early 2015. More information about footpaths around Preston Candover can be found here.
Many years ago a former clerk to the Preston Candover and Nutley Parish Council compiled a series of seven circular walks using footpaths in the parish and with links on local roads. Details of the walks can be found here.
Potholes can be a serious road hazard and the state of some roads around the Valley is bad. We need everyone to report the problems. The process is easy, and you can also keep a check on progress on the problems which have already been reported .Please report on potholes here