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 Candover stream (or Brook) which runs through the Candover Valley in winter time from Chilton and Brown Candover, to join the River Itchen eventually, is part of a project to study rare chalk stream ecosystems. Read more about it here. And come to talk on Wednesday, 24 October at the Candover Club to learn more. See here.
The recent rise in criminal activity in rural areas in this part of Hampshire has encouraged our local policeman, PC Andy Reid, to host a meeting in the Valley to discuss aspects of crime prevention. Read more here.
The Candover Valley Rememberance Service will be held this year at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Preston Candover. This year the service is being held on Sunday, 11th of November, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Please check here for details of other services in Valley churches for the rest of October and November.
Please see here for more news about the Purefoy Arms and any further developments from Red Oak Taverns.
Basingstoke councillors voted unanimously on Wednesday, 10 October to refuse the application of Red Oak Taverns to construct two new three-bedroom houses attached to the Purefoy Arms, the 18th century public house in Preston Candover. The councillors rejected the advice of planning officer Russell Stock to approve the application and voted overwhelmingly to turn it down. Red Oak Taverns do have the right to appeal to the Minister and may do so.
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