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What is it like in Fleet?

Areas and suburbs of the town are Pondtail, Ancells Park and Elvetham Heath. The villages of Crookham Village and Church Crookham have also grown to be contiguous with the town. Immediately surrounding towns and villages include Winchfield, Dogmersfield, Crondall, Ewshot, and Hartley Wintney.

Although road traffic accidents are in decline, fleets need to do more to reduce them. Here, we look at the best preventative actions

The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.

Photographs on this site are with courtesy of Aldershot, Farnham and Fleet Camera Club 

Creating a travel bureau led to significant savings for Sussex Community NHS trust. Here, Andrew Ryan looks at how fleets can reap the benefits of successfully implementing their own travel policies

Old English flēotan ‘float, swim’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vlieten and German fliessen, also to flit and float.

The development of Fleet accelerated when the land to the south east of the Blue Triangle was sold for development in 1882 which, unlike the Blue Triangle, was laid out in a grid pattern. Thus it is that there are few very old buildings in Fleet, with much of the modern town formed around Victorian buildings.

The Snow Goose played host to one of Britain's biggest rock bands on Saturday after winning a national competition   

The town is located in the north-eastern part of Hampshire and is easily accessible from the M3 it is also home to a Welcome Break service station off the same name

A market takes place every Saturday in Gurkha square, outside the Harlington Building (The local town hall and library).

                                                                                               Cafe open Monday to Saturday 9:30am - 5pm       


Amey’s Tom Lawless explains how outsourcing its fleet management to Hitachi will save money and aid strategic thinking.

Old English flēot ‘ship, shipping’, from flēotan ‘float, swim’(see fleet).

She has been editorial director of the online and print titles in Surrey and north-east Hampshire since 2007. Marnie previously worked at the BBC as a producer for 5 Live, having moved to national radio from BBC Sussex and Surrey.

In 2011, 2012,[2] 2013[3] and again in 2014,[4] Hart, of which Fleet is the main town, was voted the best place to live in the UK by the Halifax Quality of Life study, above areas such as Elmbridge in Surrey and Wokingham in Berkshire.[5] This is due to the highly affluent majority of the population, better weather and health conditions, high levels of access to leisure space and the town's situation surrounded by countryside.[4]

Early 17th century: perhaps based on an Old English cognate of Dutch vloot shallow and related to fleet.

Fleet is served by Fleet railway station, on the London to Basingstoke line. The station recently underwent a large improvement project, funded mostly by Hampshire County Council giving the station a much needed expansion to car parking facilities and adding proper disabled access, bringing the station up to modern standards.

Fleet is a town and civil parish in the Hart district of Hampshire, England, located 36 miles (58 km) southwest of London and 10 miles (16 km) east of Basingstoke. It is part of and is the major town of Hart District. The 2011 population (ONS census) for Fleet was 38,726.[1]

Fleet is the home of the North Hants Golf Club. For over one hundred years, it has been a top ranked course in Hampshire and nationally. Today it is well known as the home of the world-class golfer, Justin Rose. Fleet has four Non-League football teams Fleet Town F.C. who play at Calthorpe Park, Fleet Spurs F.C. who play at Kennels Lane, Fleet Albion, who play at Dippenhall St., Crondall, and FC Fleet who play at Zebon Copse.

Fleet is a town in the county of Hampshire, UK, located 37 miles (60km) southwest of London, with an estimated population of 36,000. The Town Council is responsible for the maintenance of:

A principal aim of the Council is to provide and improve facilities and amenities and offer more activities for local residents.      

The developers KPI Ltd have been given the extension despite facing criticism for 'stalled' improvement project


Old English fleot "ship, raft, floating vessel," from fleotan "to float" (see fleet (v.)). Sense of "naval force" is pre-1200. The Old English word also meant "creek, inlet, flow of water," especially one into the Thames near Ludgate Hill, which lent its name to Fleet Street (home of newspaper and magazine houses, standing for "the English press" since 1882), Fleet prison, etc.

The Fleet Pond nature reserve is a notable beauty spot on the northern edge of the town. The ‘pond’ itself is in fact the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire.

The Harlington is a multi purpose arts and entertainment venue, offering a variety of entertainment, events, courses and room hire. Term time classes and holiday courses available for adults and children.  Catering, licensed bar, technical suppport also available.  

A plan to add a new multiplex cinema was abandoned, a gym was built on the proposed site instead.

Fleet has expanded in the past few decades with new residential areas being built at Ancells Farm, Zebon Copse (in neighbouring Church Crookham) and Elvetham Heath. Completed in 2008,[9] Elvetham Heath is one of the UK's largest new housing developments, which has added some 3,500 inhabitants to Fleet's population, bringing its total population up to around 35,000, a 20% increase in less than a decade.

"swift," 1520s, but probably older than the record; apparently from or cognate with Old Norse fliotr "swift," and from the root of fleet (v.)). Related: Fleetness.

After the season opens with a trip to Barton Rovers on August 6, Fleet Town take on neighbours Farnborough in back-to-back Bank Holiday clashes, plus a League Cup tie

Fleet has a half marathon commonly used in preparation for the London Marathon.

(Definition of “fleet” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Along with the rest of South East England, Fleet has a temperate climate which is generally wetter and warmer than the rest of the country. The annual mean temperature is approximately 9 °C (48.2 °F) and shows a seasonal and a diurnal variation. January is the coldest month with mean minimum temperatures between 0.5 °C (32.9 °F) and 2 °C (35.6 °F). July is the warmest month in the area with average daily maxima around 21 °C (69.8 °F).[11]

The area has various strong charity clubs one of which, the local Lions International club, run a Beer Festival and a Fireworks night every year.

a kick in football or a hit in golf, in which the ball goes high into the air for a short time

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