Hamptons Relocate & Renovate Guide-Fleet

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Local Area Guide Fleet Relocate & Renovate
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A very warm welcome to Fleet and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons.

You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded areas in Hampshire. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population. Hamptons has been matching people with property, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869.

We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since.

Today, over 150 years since we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their, ‘home experts’.

Yours sincerely,

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Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to Fleet

Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Fleet, you have already won. A home in this great area with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of many. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning

and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links.

Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home.

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A little bit of history

“A big WELCOME and enjoy”

The town’s name is believed to derive from the French word ‘Le Flete’ meaning shallow water and refer to Fleet Pond. The area remained largely undeveloped until the advent of the railway in the mid-19th century, so most of Fleet’s buildings date back no further than the Victorian era. The town has expanded rapidly in recent years with purpose-built developments such as Ancells Farm and Elvetham Heath significantly increasing the housing stock available and the overall population.

Fleet has an eclectic mix of properties catering for the sales and rental markets, from stunning family homes to contemporary town centre apartments. While most towns have a ‘Golden Triangle’ of high value properties, Fleet has the ‘Blue Triangle’ which sprang up following the arrival of the railway in 1847 and is made up of large period houses set in tree-lined plots. The area is bounded by the Fleet Road, Elvetham Road and Reading Road North, and holds an enduring appeal for those looking to invest in a family home in this conveniently located commuter town.


Why move to Fleet?

Fleet is situated in the Hart district, which has in previous years been ranked the best place to live in the UK by the annual Halifax survey, which takes into account a range of factors like health, life expectancy and employment.

It is no wonder the people who live here are

happy and prosperous, as they get to enjoy the best of both worlds with transport links ideal for commuters to London, but also offering ample opportunity to escape the town for the countryside or the seaside resorts of the south coast. There are also many pretty towns and villages to explore nearby such as Church

Crookham, Hook and historic Odiham.

The new Hart Leisure Centre has facilities including a state-ofthe-art gym and two swimming pools, and there are a range of sports clubs and recreation grounds in the area.

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Ideal living

Fleet has a number of public parks, gardens and play areas ideal for families. Fleet Pond is a local nature reserve of over 140 acres with the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire and a multitude of pleasant walking routes, a large portion of which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. North Hants Golf Club is also nearby for those looking to practice their swing.

Fleet is a family-friendly town with a great selection of state schools for all age groups, including Fleet Infant School, Heatherside Infant and Junior Schools, Calthorpe Park School and Court Moor Secondary. Further educational establishments serve the communities of Elvetham Heath and Ancells Farm, including Ancells Farm Community PreSchool and Elvetham Heath Primary School. St Nicholas’ School in nearby Church Crookham is an independent establishment for girls aged 3-16.

A commuter town offering

excellent transport links to the capital, Fleet has a mainline railway station providing services to London Waterloo in under an hour. Junction 4a offers easy access to the M3 motorway, which links Southampton and London, and provides routes to the wider motorway network. The towns of Basingstoke, Farnborough and Farnham are all accessible by car in under 30 minutes.


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Famous Residents

Fleet and the surrounding area has been a home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations.

Here are a few notable names...

Juliet Aubrey Actress

John Feaver Tennis Player

Tim Battersby Musician

Alan Clayson Musician and Author

Mark Ellen Journalist and Broadcaster

Rob Hoey Comedian, Musician and Actor

Keith Hooker Professional footballer

Patrick Hannan Musician

John Russell Art Critic

Jack Mitchell Racing Driver

Gemma McArthur Diver

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Justin Rose, Golfer Raquel Cassidy, Actress
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Renaissance Interiors have been revolutionising people’s homes for 32 years, and has now moved into a newly refurbished base on the High Street

For interior design company Renaissance Interiors, 2023 marks a significant time in its 32 years. Karen Chapman, owner and creative director, collected keys to the new design studio office in early March and has moved her team into the newly refurbished Hartley Wintney high street location.

After years of working from her home studio this brings the creative and administrative teams together and sparks an exciting moment in the business. Specialising in interior design and home renovation, the new studio office allows the team to work more collaboratively whilst also offering a space to house and view their extensive fabric and wallpaper library.

The team also extends a warm welcome to customers to visit and discuss their interiors projects and peruse schemes and designs. This creative space already has had a transformative effect on the business with a record number of active projects. “Having the team together in our new studio office is a dream come true for me! I’m loving the buzz of our meetings and the creative flow that these produce,” says Karen. Karen started Renaissance Interiors in 1991 having begun her career in theatre design and stage-management at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. With several years of working in the theatre by night under her belt and working for an interior design company by day, Karen took the bold step of focussing wholly on the field of interiors. Initially the business offered bespoke soft furnishings but over the years it has expanded to include complete home renovation, bespoke furniture design and interior design services.

Building on her own passion for design, a keen eye for detail and aesthetics, Karen has grown her team to include interior designers, an assistant designer, client liaison, and marketing assistants, as well as a dedicated team working in an off-site curtain workroom.

All share Karen’s commitment to quality and belief that every project should be completed to the highest standards, using only the finest materials and products whilst never losing sight that at the heart of each project is the client. This focus on customer service and quality has established.

Renaissance Interiors as a trusted and reputable company winning it eight consecutive awards from the world’s largest global interior design platform, Houzz. In recent years, there has been a growing demand for interior design services. In fact, one positive legacy from the pandemic is that homeowners are now looking at their existing spaces in a way they never have done before.

Merely bolting on extensions to create more space is not always the answer where the home is required to serve multiple functions and adapt with the changing demands of a family. Karen has developed strong collaborations with architectural design firms and the building trades to expand the Renaissance Interiors services into design and build. This allows the company to work with clients in an holistic way offering solutions to meet their current needs whilst also helping to address those that may arise in the future.

In this way, interior design is no longer seen as a bolt-on to the end of a building project, but a fundamental element which is considered at the beginning. Any architectural plans or building requirements will have the interior design solutions built-in. This also ensures that any required tech, lighting, window dressings, fixtures and fittings are provided for at design stage eliminating the need for costly retrofitting.

Visualisation is everything! Adopters of new technologies, the team uses the latest design 3D modelling tools, enabling its clients to see accurate and realistic visualisations of the designs, allowing them to understand how it will feel to be living in their new spaces. This really does make the designs come to life!

“We’re really delighted to be firmly embedded with the other businesses on such a thriving high street. Even though Renaissance Interiors has been going strong for over 30 years, this marks a new stage in our development and I’m excited to see what the future has in store!”

Renaissance Interiors, 1 Marlborough House, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8NY 01252 220400 hello@renaissanceinteriorshw.co.uk renaissanceinteriorshw.co.uk

Pubs & Live Music

The Falkners Arms

The Falkners Arms, for the very best that a traditional English pub has to offer. A great selection of drinks including real ales, good value home-made lunchtime and evening menu, extensive garden area adjacent to an excellent children’s playground, Sky Sports on the big screen, the best live music anywhere around every Saturday night...and a very warm welcome.

Falkners Cl, Fleet GU51 2XF. 01252 811311


Propaganda Music Canteen

Propaganda Music Canteen was established in 2005 and has gone through various changes throughout the years and yet remains at the forefront of the late-night scene in Fleet. We offer a casual, fun, upbeat and relaxing approach to food and drink with excellent “can do” service in stylish surroundings. We are dedicated to bringing honesty and informality to food and drink, employing people for their passion and personality as well as their ability and attitude. We serve a range of classic drinks, wines and spirits as well as an extensive cocktail list. Propaganda Music Canteen is “that place” you’d love to call your own, open and welcoming whatever the occasion or reason to visit.

317-321 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 3BU. 01252 620198


The Fox & Hounds

The Fox and Hounds is a perfect place to meet with friends and family. In the summer months escape to our picturesque beer garden adjacent to the Basingstoke canal. In the colder winter months, our customers love to sit and relax by the roaring open log fires in our bar area. We pride ourselves on serving the best of local produce wherever possible. There is a separate dining area, outside tables, or if you prefer you can eat in the bar area. Please see our Menus for what’s on offer.

71 Crookham Rd, Church Crookham, Fleet GU51 5NP. 01252 663686



The Emporium is a vibrant pub located in the hustle and bustle of Fleet combining friendly service with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy well-loved pub staples like burgers and pie alongside our classic’s drinks range, but with a twist! Join us for a business lunch, catch-up with friends or as a pit-stop whilst exploring. In the pulsing heart of the city, Emporium is an energetic hub where everyone is welcome. Create new memories and celebrate old traditions, regardless of the occasion.

271 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 3QW. 01252 816797


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“Wet your whistle”

De Havilland Arms

De Havilland Arms is the perfect example of a traditional country pub and restaurant at the heart of its local community. Named after Geoffrey de Havilland, the British aviation innovator who, in 1912, used Fleet Pond to test his revolutionary ‘float planes’ (Sea planes), the pub was designed to look like the farmhouse and buildings on whose land the Elvetham

Heath estate was built. With a beautiful outside terrace garden and roaring log fires and oak beams inside, as well as regular events, the De Havilland Arms really is a pub for all seasons and occasions. Always dog-friendly

The Key, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1HA. 01252 628102


Heron on the Lake

Designed to delight and intrigue, offering glorious food, daily changing seasonal specials, delicious wines, Hertfordshire’s finest craft ales, and ethical coffee. It’s as charming and delightful in the winter as the summer.

14 Old Cove Rd, Fleet GU51 2RY. 01252 812522



Serving up great quality, pub food in warm and welcoming surroundings, The Station in Fleet should be your first port of call for a catch up with friends, a mid-week meal, or a delicious Sunday roast with all the family. Newly renovated and boasting a wonderful beer garden, this local pub is the ideal location for good quality pub food with a warm welcome, all year round. Take your pick from a wide selection of delicious dishes on our fixed price lunch and dinner menu, as well as buffet choices, kids menu, vegetarian & vegan menu and our special Sunday menu.

1 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 3QJ. 01252 614839

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The Harlington

Should you wish to wet your whistle in Fleet you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Fleet. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore.


Welcome to The Harlington, a multi-purpose arts and entertainment venue in Fleet, Hampshire, offering entertainment, events, courses and room hire. Term time classes available for adults and children. Rooms and halls available for hire for just about any occasion, large or small. We also supply catering, licensed bar facilities, technical support and a range of entertainment for your event.

236 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 4BY. 01252 811009



Local Hotspots

Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Fleet!


Serving our community with the finest coffee, roasted to perfection, speciality teas, delicious milkshakes and homemade cakes and pastries for all to enjoy. Also serving light bites made from fresh locally sourced ingredients. Please see our website to view our menus and see for yourself how sumptuous our dishes and drinks are. Our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you.

1a Linkway, Fleet GU52 7UL. 01252 988087


Cafe Amici

Poppy’s Coffee Shop & Bistro

18 Northfield Rd, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 6ED. 01252 620386

Coffee shop & Bistro Offering a range of delicious food to order and enjoy inside our stylish, modern, and welcoming coffee shop or choose to sit outside in our friendly and social outside seating area. Prefer to takeaway, no problem, order at the door or call to place your order.

www.facebook.com/ poppyscoffeeshopbistro/

Caleb’s Coffee

Our locally roasted artisan coffee is a carefully crafted espresso blend of premium coffees sourced from several different origins, each of which add their own dimension to deliver a well-balanced, lingering flavour in the cup. This gives a taste profile of dark chocolate, hazelnuts and vanilla. Caleb’s Coffee was the idea of Matt (Caleb’s Dad), he decided to take a break from the world of showbiz to serve locally roasted artisan coffee and locally produced homemade cakes to Fleet and the surrounding area.

Calthorpe Park, Reading Rd N, Fleet GU51 4HX. 07749 707222


Our café is run by a local family team that make you feel welcome as soon as you enter, our popular background music has many customers commenting “it’s like being on holiday”. We serve delicious breakfasts, authentic pasta dishes, made with homemade sauces, popular traditional favourites as jackets potatoes, salads, omelettes, burgers, or quick bites from our selection of sandwiches, baguettes, paninis, or ciabattas. These of course can all be accompanied with our large selection of cakes or delicious tasting dairy ice cream and a great cup of traditional Italian Coffee, glass of wine or ice-cold Lager.

182 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 4BS. 07479 454252


Gails Bakery

More than 30 types of bread are offered at this chain bakery serving coffee, breakfast and lunch.

219-221 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 3BW 01252 621927


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Experience Boutique Fleet

Experience is a family run independent boutique based in Fleet, Hampshire. With over 30 years trading in Hampshire, we have built our reputation through word of mouth and recommendations. Our friendly dedicated team of advisors offer a level of service that exceeds that of any personal shopper. We pride ourselves on presenting collections that are highly wearable without losing that trend led edge. When you visit us, you will discover some of the most exciting collections from around the world. Our knowledgeable team will work hard to find an outfit to suit any occasion from that LBD to a pair of “grown up” jeans or a day at the races we cater for a wide range of events. We aspire to be able to dress daughter, mother, and grandmother. Unit 11, Hart Centre, Fleet GU51 3LA. 01252 621035


Sugarplum Boutique & Home

Sugarplum is a small independent Boutique owned by Gina & Julia. Est.2004. We have a great selection of ladies clothing, accessories, scarves, jewellery, gifts, lighting & homeware. You can either visit us in the Boutique or shop with us on our website where we offer either a free Click & Collect service or a postal service. It would be lovely to see you.

154 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 4BE. 01252 544618


217 Menswear

Providing a personal service is key and something which has long been lost in the UK. Men’s shopping should be more than just a trip out to get what we need, it should be an experience which one remembers. Clothing should be a pleasure to wear and for the owner to treasure. At 217 Menswear in Fleet, Hampshire we range from suiting to casual wear (tailored to each individual if needed, outerwear from Europe for style as much as for warmth, formal and casual shirts tastes of Italian and German engineering from each item individual to the next) footwear and the allimportant men’s accessories.

217 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 3BN. 01252 819263


Anthony Brooks Menswear

The shop is a carefully designed space where customers can browse the items displayed on the shop floor in their own time, assisted by a team of friendly staff. Smart Casual Menswear & Wedding

Suits sold in a Comfortable and Friendly Environment.

208 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 4BY. 01252 266855

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Fleet Arts

Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Fleet!

The Harlington

Welcome to The Harlington, a multipurpose arts and entertainment venue in Fleet, Hampshire, offering entertainment, events, courses and room hire. Take a look at our exciting new season’s entertainment available right on your doorstep. Term time classes and holiday courses available for adults and children. Rooms and halls available for hire for just about any occasion, large or small. We also supply catering, licensed bar facilities, technical support and a range of entertainment for your event.

236 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 4BY. 01252 811009


The Heritage Gallery

The Heritage Gallery in Camberley, Surrey was established to support and promote Surrey Heath Museum. It now houses the Museum display and exhibition area on the ground floor and displays of local history, art and photography by supporting societies on the upper floor. Opened by Michael Gove in 2009, it attracts thousands of visitors both local and international.

THE MALL, 33 Obelisk Way, Camberley GU15 3SG. 01276 506182


Farnham Maltings

Multi-arts centre Farnham Maltings is home to six dance and theatre companies, as well as a number of artists and craft makers, who make use of the Victorian-era complex’s rehearsal rooms, pottery studio, craft studios and meeting rooms. In addition to its residents, the centre hosts a varied programme that spans theatre, cinema, music and workshops, and provides a meeting space for fitness, literary and knitting groups. There’s also an on-site cafe, serving local seasonal produce and homemade baked goods.

Bridge Square, Farnham, Hampshire, GU9 7QR. 01252 745444


Camberley Theatre

The Camberley Theatre, owned and managed by Surrey Heath Borough Council offers an exciting programme of arts and entertainment. There is something to suit all tastes with drama, music, comedy, children’s shows, films, workshops and much more. A thriving arts, entertainment and conferencing venue in the heart of Surrey Heath. Knoll Rd, Camberley GU15 3SY. 01276 707600


Vue Cinema Farnborough

All the latest mainstream movies are shown at this state-of-the-art chain cinema with family deals. Book your film tickets, watch film trailers, and upgrade your seats for 2D and 3D films as well as big screen events. All in premium Dolby Digital surround sound.

Kingsmead Shopping Centre, Queensmead, Farnborough GU14 7SR. 0345 308 4620


Princes Hall

The main auditorium can currently seat 595 in a ‘terraced’ seating layout or over 800 for a standing concert. An additional 3 function rooms named the Princes Suite, the Edinburgh Suite and the Tichbourne Suite (after the prominent Aldershot family) are available for hire for conference, parties and weddings. Princes Way, Aldershot GU11 1NX. 01252 329155


Cineworld Cinema – Aldershot

Cineworld Aldershot is a 7-screen cinema located in the heart of this historic military town and is served by a large car park and fantastic transport links, with Aldershot railway station close by. Multiplex cinema chain showing the latest international blockbusters in 2D and 3D formats.

Westgate, Unit 5 Princes Way, Aldershot GU11 1WG. 0330 333 4444



Family days out

Fleet is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.

Active Monkeys Play Centre

Active Monkeys is a unique soft play and party centre in the heart of Fleet. We are located in a 3-storey historic building, fully air-conditioned with a 4-tier soft play frame on two floors with slides, climbing frame, a sensory area and a separate baby area for under 3-year-olds on the first floor. Maximum height limit is 1.45m and maximum age limit is 10. We serve a wide range of hot and cold food, freshly ground coffee from selected beans, a very big tea collection around Hampshire (over 20 types) and cold drinks, all available from our Bistro Cafe for your hunger management.

13 Church Rd, Fleet GU51 4NA. 01252 627955


National Trust - The Vyne

Discover all the things to do on a family day out at The Vyne. With nature-inspired trails in the countryside, there’s plenty to keep little ones entertained. Find out what familyfriendly events are coming up and how best to plan your day with children in mind. Little ones can explore the outdoors in the natural play area created especially for very young children.

Vyne Rd, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL. 01256 883858

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The Sculpture Park

The Sculpture Park is the world’s largest all year sculpture exhibition with 300 sculptors showcasing 650 sculptures. Almost everything is for sale and as a result the exhibits are forever changing so there is always something new to discover.

Jumps Rd, Churt, Farnham GU10 2LB. 01428 605453


Rural Life Living Museum

The Rural Life Living Museum tells the story of the countryside, its unique collection of re-located historic buildings allow visitors to explore inside, complemented by one of the largest collections of agricultural implements and objects from everyday life. We take you on a journey of nostalgia and discovery suitable for all the family. The museum produces and hosts a range of special events, from the annual Village Fete and Steam at Work through to Weyfest. Our volunteers demonstrate craft skills, working machinery and bring to life some special characters through live interpretation on various days throughout the year.

The Reeds Rd, Tilford, Farnham GU10 2DL. 01252 795571



Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country; set within 26 acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens, learn all about Birdworld’s commitment to national and international bird conservation in the company of threatened and endangered species from all around the world. Birdworld is home to several interactive exhibits, including the Jenny Wren Farm, Penguin Beach, Outback Landing and Seashore Walk where you can enjoy birds flying around you in wide open spaces. Grab a bite to eat in one of our Kiosks or visit The Palm Café, now serving Costa Coffee and a range of snacks and sandwiches. There’s also lots of space for picnics, and playgrounds are also available for our younger guests.

Holt Pound Ln, A325, Farnham GU10 4LD. 01420 22140


Bramshot Farm Country Park

Bramshot Farm Country Park provides 91 acres of open meadows and woodlands, plentiful space for dog walking and other outdoor pursuits. 2.5 kilometres of surfaced and unsurfaced pathways weave throughout the meadow complex to cater for all abilities and interests.

A surfaced 1.3-kilometre (approx. 30 minutes’ walk) path loops out from the car park and is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Carved benches are dotted along the route at regular intervals so that you can take a seat and enjoy the scenery. Mown pathways extend a further kilometre into the Country Park, offering a chance to explore the site further and exercise any energetic furry friends. You can start your walk along our surfaced pathway ‘Leaping Hare Loop’ from the car park. An additional pedestrian entrance is located off Juniper.

Fleet GU51 2RU.


Fleet Pond Nature Reserve

Fleet Pond is the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire. The nature reserve has 141 acres (57ha) of varied habitats including heathland, woodland, reedbed and marsh, and is home for many species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers. The Pond itself is 52 acres (21ha) so covers some 35% of the total area of the reserve. Most of reserve (48acres) is designated as Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of the diversity of flora and fauna. Only Wood Lane Heath has not yet benefited from this designation but is a Site of Importance to Nature Conservation (SINC). Brookly Wood was added to the Local Nature Reserve status in 1977. The whole area was notified a Local Nature Reserve in 1977 bringing further protection and helping to define its role as a valuable local amenity.

23a Wellington Ave, Fleet GU51 3AY



Local Schools

Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.

Court Moor Secondary School

The school motto of ‘Caring to Achieve’ is evident in all aspects of school life and it embodies one of the greatest elements of Court Moor – the caring, inclusive community of staff and students. Visitors regularly comment on how warm and friendly the staff and students are; this is something we really pride ourselves on. We value the strong relationships we have with the parents and aim to make Court Moor ‘a great place to be and a place to be great’. High academic standards are important at Court Moor and we are unashamed of our promotion of traditional values in our students, such as pride in uniform, respect and courtesy. However, we are very conscious that we are educating 21st Century learners and we consider the ‘results’ of a Court Moor education as more than just qualifications, it is about attitudes and attributes for life.

Spring Woods, Fleet GU52 7RY. 01252



Calthorpe Park School

Calthorpe Park School is a highly successful, inclusive, and dynamic place to learn and grow. Our school community is scheduled to expand year on year, supported by substantial local authority investment. This puts us at a very exciting stage in our development. Fundamental to our ethos is that we support all students to have the opportunity to succeed, and the experience of success, in a culture of care and respect, support and challenge. We aspire to provide a learning experience that educates the whole child for the whole of their life through heart, mind, body, and spirit. We hope that our website will give you the information you need but we also invite you to visit us, to meet our wonderful students and inspirational staff. We are enormously proud of each and every one of them.

Hitches Ln, Fleet GU51 5JA. 01252



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Velmead Junior School

Our school motto is ‘Excellence with Care.’ We work towards this motto through a TEAM approach – TEAM being an acronym for Together Everyone Achieves More. School Staff, Parents, other Home Adults and Children working together as a TEAM is the best way to ensure a child achieves their very best. At Velmead, we have set out the responsibilities for each party to ensure that we work together effectively.

Fleet GU52 7LG. 01252 628704

www.velmead.hants.sch.uk/hants/primary/ velmead

Curious Explorers Day Nursery and Pre-school

Curious Explorers Day Nurseries and Preschools have a nursery in Fleet with a lovely, large garden where children can grow their own fruit and vegetables. All of the children have the chance to move around the nursery’s five rooms to learn new things in a safe and fun way. Staff ensure children’s social, personal and communication skills are developed via the nursery’s many fun activities

194 Clarence Rd, Fleet GU51 3XP. 01252 613609


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Fleet Infant School

To try is to achieve, to achieve is to grow. We aim for a culture based on aspirations where every child achieves their highest potential in an inclusive and irresistible learning environment. We will provide a place of growth and change to develop resilient and confident children prepared and inspired for life in the modern world.

Velmead Rd, Fleet GU52 7LQ. 01252 613582


St Nicholas’ School

Founded in 1935, St Nicholas’ School is set within 30 glorious acres of Hampshire countryside. We are an excellent-rated independent day school, with a long history of educating girls all the way through to 16. Our co-educational nursery and infant school is located in Branksomewood; a perfect, purpose-built setting for our youngest pupils. Redfields House is home to our junior and senior girls.

Redfields House, Redfields Lane Church

Crookham, Fleet Hampshire, GU52 0RF 01252 850121



Neot’s Preparatory School

We are a nurturing, progressive, outdoorsy prep school. We enthuse each child to discover all of their talents and to develop a passion to pursue them. We motivate our children to embrace challenge, think creatively, develop self-confidence and to foster empathy towards others, preparing them both intellectually and emotionally for success in the modern world.

St Neot’s Road Eversley Hook, Hampshire RG27 0PN T 0118 973 2118


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Fitness & Health

Leading a hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.

Hart Leisure Centre

This multi-million-pound leisure centre features the very latest facilities that will help you achieve all your fitness goals. These facilities include a 130-station gym that’s packed with all the latest kit, while the two swimming pools are perfect for swimmers of all abilities, while we host a variety of other aquatic activities in them too. We’ve also got outdoor 3G football pitches and four group fitness studios that play host to a range of different classes. Meanwhile, we’ve also got a versatile sports hall and a health suite that includes a sauna and steam room, as well as a soft play area. Emerald Ave, Fleet GU51 5HS. 01252 629879


Anytime Fitness Fleet

Get to a healthier place at Anytime Fitness! Our friendly, professional staff are trained to help you along your fitness journey, no matter how much support you need. Membership includes a free, no-pressure fitness consultation, global access to more than 5,000 gyms, and always open 24/7 convenience. All in a welcoming club and supportive member community. Let’s get started! Visit during staffed hours or call for an appointment today.

1st Floor, The Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet GU51 3LA. 01252 561313


Busylizzy Fleet

If you are pregnant, or have a baby/toddler and live near Fleet & Farnborough – I would love to invite you to a free trial class. Busylizzy takes you on a journey from bump to birth and beyond as you and your baby go from pregnancy to newborn, crawler and cruiser! It’s not just one class – but a rounded club experience of classes, social events and workshops for you and your little one. Start at any time and feel confident as you embark on your first steps into motherhood with the support of our expert baby instructors, pre/ postnatal fitness professionals and pediatric workshop consultants. We’ve created a club that’s really friendly and flexible to suit modern parents who want to keep active and healthy throughout pregnancy and maternity.

Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 8AQ. 01252 755445


Physique Architect Gyms

At Physique Architect Gyms, our goal was to create a community environment in which everyone can thrive. Whether you are a competitive athlete, never set foot in a gym before, or somewhere in between we have created the perfect balance. Our number one priority is getting you to your goal. Whether you’re just looking to improve your overall health and fitness, or you’re getting ready to step on stage, we have got you covered.

47 Albert St, Fleet GU51 3RL. 01252 246102


Your Pilates Studio

Pilates is such a great way to help people reconnect their mind and body, to understand their body better and to tune into their own individual needs. I design my sessions to ensure that each client gets the most out of it. I keep my class sizes small so that I can tailor the exercises to suit individual needs and ensure that I give individual care and attention to everyone. I would love for you to benefit from the many things Pilates has to offer, so contact me now to start your Pilates journey.

George Rd, Fleet GU51 3PS. 07423 812434


Elements Yoga Studio

We are here to share the beauty and transformative power of yoga with our community in a tranquil, friendly, and fully immersive environment. We are passionate about making yoga accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender and ability and our range of classes reflect this. Whether you are a fully-fledged yogi or a complete novice we have a class for you. Leave the outside world behind and immerse yourself into a sanctuary of peace and calm in our bespoke studio where you will awaken, move, breathe and connect in an inspiring, nurturing and uplifting setting. Our teachers are caring, approachable and experienced yogis with a passion for authentic yoga and a commitment to deliver an enjoyable and positive class experience, putting you at ease and enabling you to focus on and deepen your practise every time you visit.

112 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 4PA. 07444 439880


Results Health Clubs Fleet

Feel intimidated by the usual gym environment? Unsure of what to do? Don’t worry, we understand. There’s no need to be nervous, with us you’re not just left alone. We pride ourselves on supporting you on your fitness journey every step of the way. Any concern, negative thought or un-certainty - we’re here to help. There’s no judgement here. The Results community involves anyone & everyone. No matter your age, ability, experience, or goals, we’re the gym for you! Clarence Rd, Fleet GU51 3WX. 01252 811440


Bootcamp UK Fleet

In a word, expect the best in the UK, as verified by Trustpilot! Bootcamp UK is ranked first in Fitness Class in the UK. We are an outdoor fitness group, but we are much more than just a keep fit class. Bootcamp UK Fleet is a fitness community; we are here to support and cheer you and to make sure you are accountable. Join the Bootcamp UK Family today!

Calthorpe Park, Fleet GU51 4AD. 07462 159515


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Zaal Fine Dining Welcome to Zaal Restaurant & Takeaway. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, our talented chefs offer a wide and diverse menu packed with culinary delights for you to enjoy. Reserve a table by calling us or book online via our website. 24 Reading Rd S, Fleet GU52 7QL. 01252 786162 www.zaalfleetonline.co.uk/ Hart House Premium bar and restaurant, nestled in the heart of Fleet, spread over two floors, with a beautiful outside terrace. Offering the best in craft beers and modern European cuisine, Hart House is the perfect destination for the ultimate dining experience. 335-337 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 3NT. 01252 267020 www.harthouse.uk/
Local Restaurants


Here at Sorrento, we aim to stick to Italian classics whilst also adapting dishes slightly, so each dish is unique to us. Our menu has an extensive range of food from pasta and risotto to steak and fish dishes - there is something for everyone! All our food is cooked fresh, which means that our dishes can be adapted to each diner’s needs, including all dietary requirements.

33 Reading Rd S, Fleet GU52 7QP. 01252



Menu Thai

One of the Thai Restaurant where you can discover the elegance of “Thai-ness” in a relaxed atmosphere. Discover the delights of Thai Cuisine turned out by a specialist Chef from Thailand, Starters, and tasteful main courses with your choice of vegetables, chicken, beef, lamb and seafood, curries, and desserts at Menu Thai Restaurant. All these dishes are available with aromatic long gain jasmine rice from Thailand. Discover the delights of Thai Cuisine turned out by a specialist Chef from Thailand. 345 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 3NT. 01252



Miller & Carter Fleet

At Miller & Carter we know a thing or two about steak. In fact, we could say that we’re one of the best steakhouses in Fleet. But we’d rather leave that to your judgement. Because once you’ve tasted our hand-cut, 30-day aged British & Irish steaks you’ll soon appreciate the care of our farmers, the exacting standards of our butchers and the passion of our chefs. Don’t just take our word for it; see our steak menus, book a table, and decide for yourself. Miller & Carter Fleet is the perfect place to stop and unwind after visiting Farnham Castle plus, it’s conveniently located just off the M3. Our cosy interior makes us the perfect place to treat yourself and indulge in one of our 30-day aged steak. We now have a BP electric car charging point here at Miller & Carter Fleet so come in for a great steak whilst your car charges. Cove Rd, Fleet GU51 2SH. 01252 816655 www.millerandcarter.co.uk/restaurants/ south-east/millerandcarterfleet

Gurkha Square

Gurkha Square Nepalese Restaurant was established in 1996 in fleet. Since, then it won many awards, recently The Trip Advisor Traveler’s choice 2020. Gurkha Square Nepalese Restaurant is specialised in Nepalese Cuisine and few other east Asian cuisine and opened by the Group of professionals with degree in the food and hospitality. You will get the good taste of Nepali Cuisine as well as the experience. Gurka Square Restaurant, 327 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 3BU. 01252 810286


Two spoons are a newly established restaurant and bar based in fleet. The menu consists of tantalising selection of breakfast, brunch, steaks, and pastas. The food menu is accompanied by a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Coffees, teas, soft drinks, smoothies, milkshakes, cocktails, beers, liquors, wines, and spirits. Customers can come and enjoy distinct dishes made with love by our dedicated and skilled chefs. Our interior is warm and welcoming. Looking for a unique local spot to dine that offers the most favourable dishes two spoons is not to be missed.

259-261 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 3BN. 01252 617957


Prezzo Italian Restaurant Fleet

Sitting right in the centre of this lovely Hampshire town, halfway down the high street and opposite the shopping centre sits Prezzo Italian Restaurant. Serving classic Italian dishes as well as modern delights with a twist, Prezzo Italian Restaurant Fleet is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal for two or a family outing after a busy day shopping, walking along the river or after having visited the beautiful Fleet Pond. 206 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 4BY. 01252 622705

www.prezzorestaurants.co.uk/restaurant/ fleet

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‘Virtually’ all you need

Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.

Fleet Community


Happenings in Fleet, Farnborough & nearby (formerly Fleet Business Network)


Local Family Events in Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire


Fleet World Group


Fleet News


Association of Fleet Professionals www.twitter.com/theAFPUK

For Fleet’s Sake! - ForFleetsSake.co.uk www.twitter.com/ForFleetsSake

Hart District Council


Hampshire County Council


Help and support from your local Council

You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here. https://system8.rbwm.gov.uk/ publicaccesslive/selfservice/services/ changeofaddress/coastart.htm

You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax.

Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Hart District Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link.


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Planning & Building Control

Unsure which services you need?

If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do.

Please note that many developments will require both.

What is planning?

Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools).

You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following:

• create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building

• affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties

• affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes

• work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas

• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access

• change the density of development in an area

• use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties

• have an effect on existing trees


What is building control?

Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval.


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