Chineham today is predominantly a residential area and is a civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles northeast of Basingstoke Town Centre and just north of the A33 road between Basingstoke and Reading. Since the late-1970s, Chineham has developed into a sizeable residential suburb and the general population of Chineham in 2011 was 9,240 in 3,875 households. Chineham Business Park is home to a number of large organisations, helping the local employment levels flourish. The local magazine, The Chineham Chat keeps all residents informed of the local news, events and businesses on offer.
Four Lanes Infant School – www.fourlanesinfants.co.uk
Four Lanes Community Junior School – www.fourlanes-jun.hants.sch.uk
Great Binfields Primary School – www.greatbinfields.co.uk
The Vyne Community School (Secondary) – www.vyne.hants.sch.uk
Everest Community Academy (Secondary) – www.everestcommunityacademy.org
Chineham offers a variety of amenities at the Chineham shopping centre. These range from supermarkets, fast food outlets, a coffee shop, Greggs bakery, a post office, a petrol station and clothing shops. You can find a full list of the facilities available for the centre at www.chinehamshopping.co.uk. There are some smaller local shops available on Bowman Road which includes a Pharmacy and local convenience store.
The Chineham Arms is a well-regarded pub which offers a nice range of food and drinks – http://www.chinehamarms.co.uk
The Village Hall is open for family fun and offers a bar for locals to enjoy – http://www.chinehamvillagehall.co.uk
Fast food for delivery and collection includes a Subway sandwich shop, Trawlerman fish & chip shop and Domino’s pizza.
There is various play parks dotted around the residential areas of Chineham. Binfields Woodland Park provides fantastic walks and places for youngsters to explore the local wildlife. Basingstoke Town Centre is approximately 3 miles away and provides a shopping centre and cinema. Slightly further afield is the leisure park where families can enjoy swimming, ice skating, bowling, fast food and another cinema.
Chineham is situated on the North East of Basingstoke and provides good access to the A33 which runs to Reading and the A339 routes to Newbury. The M3 is easily accessible and provides direct access to London and the South Coast. There are regular bus routes servicing Chineham and the mainline train line is approximately 3 miles away which allows access to London Waterloo in approximately 45 minutes.