Archives 2016

  1. Winter celebration 2016

    Carols and mince pies

    Christmas spirit was present in abundance in Farnham's Gostrey Meadow on Sunday (18 December) when the town turned out for the Winter Celebration, marking the end of a highly successful year for Farnham in Bloom. Local residents were in fine voice a...

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  2. Christmas comes early for Post 19

    A Farnham-based organisation for young people with learning disabilities is celebrating an early Christmas present with a grant of £1,400 from the South Street Trust. Post 19 provides young adults who have special educational needs with an alternat...

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  3. Shoppers flock to market

    Shoppers flocked in their thousands to Farnham's Christmas market on Sunday (11 December), seeking out gifts with a difference and stocking up on festive foodie treats. Organised by Farnham Town Council and incorporating December's Farmers' Market...

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  4. Heritage Open Days brochure front page 2016

    Volunteers thanked

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward has held a reception to offer his thanks to the volunteers who organised the highly successful Heritage Open Days in September. Farnham’s annual Heritage Open Days events are organised by a small group ...

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  5. FIB winter celebration bandstand 2014 copyright FTC

    Celebrate winter in Farnham-style

    Seasonal cheer is coming to Farnham in abundance as residents are invited to join in the town's Winter Celebration on Sunday 18 December, bringing to a close the town's most successful year of Farnham in Bloom. The celebration event takes place betwe...

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    Last chance to apply for tickets

    There are just a few days left to enter the ballot to apply for tickets for this year’s Civic Christmas carol concert. The service will include performances by Farnham Youth Choir, carols and five lessons. The traditional service will take place...

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  7. Christmas lights switch on 2016

    Paralympic switches on lights

    The threat of Storm Angus failed to dampen the spirits of visitors to Farnham’s Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday 19 November at Gostrey Meadow. In the lead up to the switch-on, the crowds enjoyed performances by schools, dance, theatre gro...

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    Civic Christmas carol concert

    The ballot to apply for tickets at this year’s Civic Christmas carol concert has opened. The traditional service will be hosted by the Mayor of Farnham and will take place on Thursday 8 December at the Farnham United Reformed Church in South Str...

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  9. Across street Christmas lights.White stars and gold lights. Busy street. Nighttime.

    Christmas lights switch-on

    Farnham Town Council is delighted to announce that the town’s Christmas lights will be switched on by the Paralympic gold medallist Rachel Morris on Saturday 19 November. The festivities are sponsored by Specsavers Farnham and will begin at 1pm ...

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  10. Mayor lays wreath Remembrance Sunday 2016.

    Farnham remembers

    Farnham’s Remembrance Sunday parade saw over one thousand people coming together as a community to reflect and remember those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. The formal Remembrance Sunday parade was organised by the Briti...

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  11. Armistice Day 2016

    Farnham's Armistice Day service

    Local schoolchildren were among those joined by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Mr Michael More-Molyneux at Farnham's Armistice Day service on Friday 11 November at Gostrey Meadow. Shortly before 11am, members of the British Legion and re...

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  12. Farnham 2014 Remembrance parade copyright FTC

    Motorists advised to avoid town

    To avoid delays to their journey, motorists are being advised to stay away from Farnham town centre on Sunday (13 November) morning. Between the hours of 10.25am and 11.30am, a number of town centre roads will be closed for the Remembrance Sunday ...

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  13. Bloomin kids autumn workshop.

    Bloomin’ Kids do their bit!

    Sixty local children have enjoyed getting their hands dirty during Farnham Town Council’s free autumn half term gardening workshops. The children aged between 2 and 11 potted up pansies to take home and planted tubs of hyacinths and daffodils, w...

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  14. Remembrance Sunday 2013

    Remembrance Sunday parade

    Find out the timings for this Sunday's Remembrance Day parade and details about which roads will be affected.

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  15. Blooming art copyright Jo Aylwin

    Grants available for art activities

    Community groups in and around Farnham looking for funding for art-based educational activities can apply to the South Street Trust, which is now open for new applications. The Trust, of which Farnham Town Council is a trustee, awards around £20,...

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  16. autumn-big-pick 2016.

    Community joins in big litter pick

    Farnham's army of volunteers was out in force last weekend (Saturday 22 October) to keep the town looking neat and tidy by taking part in the Town Council's autumn Big Pick. Over 40 children, young people and adults worked together to spend a few ...

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  17. Awards recognition for Leader

    The Leader of Farnham Town Council, Councillor Carole Cockburn, has been recognised in the prestigious Star Councils 2016 awards run by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). She was named as joint runner-up in the Councillor of the Year ...

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  18. Mayor learns how to save a life

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward has become the 700th person to be trained by Heartstart Farnham Lions to save a life. The 2.5-hour course is run by volunteers and aims to provide participants with the skills and confidence they need to ...

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  19. Community receives thanks 

    Farnham Town Council has held a celebration to thank members of the community for making the 2016 Farnham in Bloom campaign such a success. The Farnham in Bloom Awards took place on Thursday 13 October and were hosted by Squire’s Garden Centre. ...

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  20. Scones, Farmers' Market

    Lunch box envy at Market 

    The October Farnham Farmers’ Market will have all the ingredients for some tasty lunchtime treats. The Farnham Local Food Initiative will be selling pumpkins, which will be perfect for turning into warming soup or a Halloween lantern. Jake’s A...

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  21. Britain in Bloom 2016

    Silver gilt win at Britain in Bloom

    The results of Britain in Bloom have been announced and Farnham is delighted to have won Silver Gilt in the Large Town category. The prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals Awards Ceremony took place in Birmingham ...

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  22. Cheque presentation Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

    Community grants 2016

    We are seeking applications from local organisations that would like to apply for a community grant worth up to £2,000. The deadline is 12 December.

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  23. Services to Farnham Awards 2016.

    Nominate a Farnham hero

    The search is on in Farnham for unsung heroes who deserve recognition for the great things they do for the community. Farnham Town Council is seeking nominations for the 2016/17 Services to Farnham awards. The annual awards give thanks to people w...

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  24. Free half term workshops 

    Reserve a place at our free gardening workshop for children on Thursday 27 October. Children will plant spring flowering bulbs and winter containers.

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  25. Litter pickers 2016

    Sign-up for the Big Pick

    It's Big Pick Week so why not organise a litter pick or come along to our community litter pick around Farnham town centre on Saturday 22 October.

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  26. Sticker to show which businesses are taking part in the community toilet scheme

    New toilet facilities

    See which businesses have signed up to take part in our community toilet scheme.

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  27. Home made fairy cakes and, brownies.

    Mayor has his cake and eats it!

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward has shown his support for Macmillan Cancer Support by visiting seven of the World’s Biggest Coffee mornings in Farnham in one day! The Mayor started off at the Hale Sure Start centre where he was treate...

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  28. farnham-food-fest-2016.

    Food Festival goes down a treat

    Food lovers came in their thousands and from far and wide to feast at the 2016 Farnham Food Festival on Saturday 24 September. They came, they ate and they savoured at the many food and drink stalls as well as learning cookery tips from top local ...

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  29. Piper, chef holding venison on a platter and the Town Crier.

    Venison Dinner tickets

    Tickets to take part in a little piece of Farnham's history are now on sale. The Venison Dinner, held in Farnham Castle, began over 400 years ago in 1605 when bailiffs and burgesses offered a venison dinner to the townsfolk as a way of discouragin...

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  30. Farnham wins 11 In Bloom awards

    The hard work and dedication of the Farnham in Bloom community to make Farnham a better place, has been rewarded with 11 awards at the 2016 South and South East in Bloom presentation. For the fifth consecutive year, Farnham has won Gold in the Lar...

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  31. Aerial view of people and colourful market stalls at Food Festival held in street.

    Countdown to Food Festival

    Farnham's Castle Street will become a centre of gastronomic delight as this year's Food Festival takes place on Saturday 24 September from 10am to 4pm. Last year's festival attracted an estimated 14,000 people; this year's is expected to be just as p...

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  32. Wheatsheaf Pork Belly. Food

    Eat out during Foodie Fortnight

    Foodies can expect a culinary extravaganza in the coming weeks as Farnham's 2016 Feast of Food begins on Saturday 10 September. The Feast of Food, which is organised by Farnham Town Council and sponsored by Shield Security Services Limited, is an...

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  33. Best wildlife garden 2016. Best wildlife garden by Ian and Beryl Webster.

    Farnham's best gardeners

    The wait for Farnham's gardeners is over as Farnham Town Council announces the winners of its annual Secret Gardens competition. Earlier this year Farnham Town Council started a search to find the town's best secret gardens. Local gardeners from h...

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  34. Music in the Meadow 2016.

    Hundreds enjoy live music

    The sun has come out and so have Farnham's music lovers – in their hundreds – for Music in the Meadow. This year's Music in the Meadow, a season of free live shows taking place at Farnham's Gostrey Meadow, has entertained music fans and famili...

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  35. Abbey School receives grant

    Grant for pottery workshop

    Children from the Abbey School in Farnham will benefit from a hands-on pottery workshop after the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward, presented the school with a cheque for £800 from the South Street Trust. The South Street Trust is a grant-g...

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  36. Council chamber, tables, chairs

    Election of a Town Councillor

    DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL   Borough of Waverley   Election of a Town Councillor for Farnham – Castle ward of Farnham Town Council   on Thursday 18 August 2016   I, Paul Wenham, being the Returning Offi...

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  37. Farnham wordcloud

    Neighbourhood Plan update

    A project aimed at giving the Farnham community more of a say in the development of their local area has reached a critical milestone. At the end of July, Farnham Town Councillors agreed the final draft of the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan, which tri...

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  38. Abbey School community grant.

    Grant for the Abbey School

    Students at the Abbey School in Farnham will soon be making films and creating their own music thanks to a grant from Farnham Town Council. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward, presented a cheque for £1,500 to the delighted school prior to th...

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  39. Sausages cooking.

    Plan a Bank Holiday bbq

    The last Farmers’ Market of the summer will take place on Sunday 28 August. It’s also the Bank Holiday weekend, which makes it a great opportunity to buy some delicious local meat, fresh, crispy salad and other tasty treats for one last August ba...

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  40. ATW who played at Music in the Meadow on 7 August.

    Live music Sunday

    An experienced and established group of professional musicians will be reviving favourite hits from years gone past at this Sunday’s Music in the Meadow. The Revivals is a five-piece group which has performed extensively across the south of Engl...

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  41. BIB judges visit West Street allotments

    Britain in Bloom judges visit

    Judges from Britain in Bloom have given an enthusiastic response to Farnham’s entry into the nationwide community gardening campaign. The judges arrived on Tuesday 2 August and were shown a short video, which highlighted some of the Farnham in B...

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  42. Volunteers who took part in a town centre litter pick.

    Good turn out for town litter pick

    A call-out from Farnham Town Council for volunteers to help out with a town centre litter pick ahead of Tuesday’s (2 August) Britain in Bloom judging received an excellent response. Around 30 people joined in Saturday’s Big Pick and between th...

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  43. Music in the Meadow, June 2014

    Sunday concert widens its appeal

    ‘Alternative rock pop punk grunge’ is how this week’s Music in the Meadow act describes its music style. ATW will play live between 3 and 5pm at Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 7 August. Music in the Meadow is sponsored by Savills estate agents. Th...

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  44. Farnham in Bloom large town judging 2016

    Judges visit Farnham in Bloom

    The results of months of hard work and continued support by volunteers and sponsors of Farnham in Bloom was on show and ready to be scrutinised when the Chairman and a trustee of South and South East in Bloom visited the town last week (Thursday 21 J...

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  45. The Mayor and Mayoress with winners of the Allotment Show 2016

    Perfect vegetables

    Farnham’s allotment holders have been showing off the fruits of their labour at the annual allotment show organised by Farnham Town Council. The show included competitions to find produce that meets the exacting standards laid down by the RHS. T...

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  46. St Andresw's School and the MAyor and Mayoress of Farnham

    The hanging baskets of Farnham

    Children from St. Andrew’s School in Farnham have received first prize in this year’s schools’ hanging basket competition. Seventeen local schools entered the competition, which was judged by the Mayor and Mayoress of Farnham. Second prize w...

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  47. Caption: The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr John Ward presents a cheque to Jo Aylwin.

    £1,000 for Blooming Art 2016

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward has presented a cheque for £1,000 to artist Jo Aylwin to support Blooming Art 2016, a community art competition run as part of Farnham in Bloom. Blooming Art 2016 began earlier this year and included fre...

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  48. Farnham allotment. Man digging allotment.

    Market is even more local in July

    Farnham Farmers' Market is becoming even more local this month as Farnham Local Food hosts the charity tea tent. Farnham Local Food is a volunteer-run agriculture project which provides fresh, locally grown vegetables for people in and around Farn...

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  49. Farnham in Bloom judging 2016

    Judges see community spirit

    Community spirit was very much in evidence on Thursday when judges from South and South East in Bloom came to see Farnham in Bloom’s entry into the Town Centre category. The judges enjoyed a 90-minute tour of the town centre and visited Victoria G...

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  50. Litter pickers 2016

    Help clear up the Bloomin’ Litter

    Join us for a spruce up of the town centre on Saturday 30 July.

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  51. Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward is photographed with Peter Bridgeman in front of a dawn redwood, number 3 on the tree trail.

    Discover central Farnham's trees

    Take part in our self-guided tree trail to find out more about over 30 beautiful trees in our town centre.

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  52. Farnham Blooming dance costumes.

    Busy bees get sewing

    One hundred and fifty dancers involved in Farnham Blooming wore specially created costumes thanks to a £500 grant from the South Street Trust. The community sewing project involved prop makers and seamstresses making skirts, tops, headdresses and...

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  53. Farnham Blooming 2016.

    Cheque leads to a bit of a buzz

    The Dance Movement, a community dance organisation based at the Farnham Maltings has received a grant for £1,750 from Farnham Town Council. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward presented the cheque which has enabled 150 children to take par...

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  54. Civic Service Group 2016

    New Mayor is officially welcomed

    Farnham's new Mayor, Councillor John Ward has made his promises of office before a congregation, which included the borough Mayors of Waverley, Guildford, Woking and Surrey Heath, local Town Mayors, dignitaries and representatives of the town. The...

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  55. Crown shape and happy birthday carpet bed in plants and flowers.

    Happy birthday with flowers

    A commemorative flower bed has been planted in Gostrey Meadow to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th birthday. A mix of alpines has been planted in the shape of a crown and house leeks have been used to spell out ‘Happy Birthday’. The 3m by 3m bed...

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  56. Music and dance this Sunday

    Dance will be combined with music during an extended Music in the Meadow on Sunday 3 July. The afternoon’s entertainment will begin at 12 noon with an advance showing of a specially choreographed dance that will be performed before the judges of...

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  57. Crowds enjoy Picnic in the Park 2016.

    Performances and picnics

    A welcome appearance from the sun led to the people of Farnham coming out in their droves for Picnic in the Park on Sunday. Families, residents and visitors came together in Gostrey Meadow to enjoy an afternoon of food, music and community spirit, ke...

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  58. Judging of Farnham in Bloom 2015

    Judgement day for In Bloom

    The Farnham in Bloom judges are visiting Farnham on Thursday. Please help us to make sure the town looks its best.

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  59. Blooming Art workshop

    Creative workshops for carers

    Over 50 local carers are expected to take the opportunity to learn a new creative skill thanks to a community grant from Farnham Town Council. The Council granted the funding to the charity Creative Response, which is planning to hold 16 workshops...

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  60. Unfurling the Armed Forces' Day flag 2016

    Marking Armed Forces’ Day

    Farnham has shown its support for the men and women that make up the UK armed forces during a flag-raising ceremony held at the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow. The Armed Forces’ Day tribute was led by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward o...

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  61. Graduate Landscapes planting out at Farnham railway station

    Station gets a floral makeover

    Newly planted flower beds in the area around Farnham railway station are providing a welcoming sight to visitors and commuters thanks to Farnham in Bloom. The station gives many their first impression of the town, and with thousands of people comi...

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  62. Cheque presentation Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

    Mayor presents £700 to hospice

    A cheque for £700 has been presented by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. The community grant will fund the purchase of some special crockery for use on a food trolley on the in-patient unit. Councill...

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  63. Andernach carnival procession

    Deputy Mayor gets on his bike 

    Farnham's very own 'easy rider', Deputy Mayor Cllr Mike Hodge has completed an epic journey by riding his motorbike from Farnham all the way to Germany to represent the town in a recent twinning visit. Including breaks, the 430-mile journey took Cllr...

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  64. A bowl of Farmers' Market strawberries.

    A fruity Farmers' Market

    Come along to this Sunday's Farmers' Market and pick up some delicious fresh items for your Picnic in the Park.

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  65. Picnic in the Park 2014

    Pack yourself a picnic

    Farnham is invited to round-off carnival weekend by coming along to the town’s biggest picnic between 12 and 5pm on Sunday 26 June at Gostrey Meadow. Thousands are expected to attend the free event, which will include a number of attractions and...

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  66. Farnham in Bloom improve the East Street flower bed.

    Grot spot is made green

    A Farnham grot spot has been transformed thanks to the joint efforts of the community. Representatives from Post 19, Heath End Community Gardeners, the Farnham in Bloom Community Group and Farnham Town Council worked hard to clear an overgrown rai...

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  67. Crowd of people and bandstand

    Big sounds in the Meadow

    Local musicians from the Farnham Big Band will perform at this Sunday’s Music in the Meadow. The audience will be encouraged to get up and dance to the sounds of jazz, swing, Latin American and big band. The free concert will be held at Gostr...

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  68. Flag raising, armed forces, mayor

    Raising flag for Armed Forces Day

    On Monday 20 June, the Mayor of Farnham will lead a tribute to our armed forces. Everybody is welcome to join us and to help mark Armed Forces' Day.

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    Grant for creative opportunities

    A project aimed at developing the artistic skills of 70 people is to be made possible by a grant from the South Street Trust. Creative Response, Farnham will be working with an artist who will teach participants how to make wire sculptures. Throug...

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  70. Edible planters in South Street

    Growing food to share in Farnham

    Farnham’s allotment holders have planted up four containers in South Street with vegetables and tasty edibles. Many of the crops are now ready to be picked, so please do feel free to help yourself.

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  71. Deputy Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Mike Hodge presents a cheque to Farnham Brass Band cheque handover

    Blow your own trumpet

    Junior band members from Farnham Brass Band will soon be fine-tuning their musical abilities thanks to a grant from Farnham Town Council. The cheque for £1,000 was presented to the band by Councillor Mike Hodge, Deputy Mayor of Farnham, during a ...

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  72. Farnham's Town Clerk gets a soaking from the Town Crier at the 2016 Spring Festival.

    Spring Festival is a success

    A beautiful sunny day helped to make Farnham Town Council’s first Spring Festival a huge success. Thousands of people flocked to Gostrey Meadow to enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment and live music. The Festival, which was held to mark t...

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  73. Twin town visits Farnham

    Farnham has celebrated 25 years of twinning by reaffirming its friendship with the German town of Andernach. Representatives from Andernach recently visited Farnham and attended a reception at Farnham Castle, which saw the deed of friendship reaff...

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  74. Greenhouse open day.

    Open day is a success

    Farnham Town Council received a great turnout for its annual greenhouse open day. Members of the public, the Farnham Gardening Society, sponsors and the Farnham in Bloom Community Group took the opportunity to visit the town centre greenhouses and...

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  75. John Quin, Anytime Fitness; Gillian Ward; Cllr John Ward, Mayor of Farnham; James Grundy, Trueman & Grundy and Mark Butler, Aldershot Town Football Club with children are from Potters Gate Taiko Drumming Club.

    Music and dance at Spring Festival

    Join in the celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday year by coming to Farnham’s first Spring Festival, held at Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 29 May. Beginning at 2pm and with activities throughout the afternoon, the festival is free to atten...

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  76. Roses in plant pots on a market stall. Stallholders in background.

    Take tea at the farmers’ market

    There should always be time for tea and this month’s Farmers’ Market, held on Sunday 22 May, promises to be the perfect place to find it! The market is held in Central Car Park off Victoria Road, Farnham from 10am to 1.30pm. Tiger Spring Tea w...

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  77. Cllr John & Gillian Ward Mayor and Mayoress 2016-17

    All change at Farnham

    Farnham Town Council has some new faces at its helm following the annual town council meeting. Councillor John Ward, Farnham Town Councillor for Shortheath and Boundstone has stepped down as the Leader of the Council to take up the role of Mayor o...

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  78. Hundreds of hanging baskets in greenhouse.

    Greenhouse open day

    Farnham will soon become a riot of colour as hanging baskets and flower-filled troughs and containers decorate the streets in readiness for visits by the judges from South and South East in Bloom and Britain in Bloom. A few days before the 200 plu...

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  79. Planting Sarah's favourites.

    Sarah’s favourites

    Farnham Town Council has marked the 80th anniversary of Squire’s Garden Centre, Gold sponsor of Farnham in Bloom, with a floral tribute. A flower bed, which is close to the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow, has been planted with ten varieties of h...

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  80. Secret Gardens competition.

    Secret Gardens competition opens

    Farnham Town Council has launched its Secret Gardens Competition as part of its quest to discover the neighbourhood’s hidden courtyards, fabulous shop fronts, creative container planting and imaginative front and back gardens. The competition is...

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  81. Bourne Valley Contractors Team 1

    Investment in War Memorial

    Work to improve the paved area around the town centre war memorial in Gostrey Meadow has been completed and includes a new flagpole to be used at ceremonial events in connection with the War Memorial. The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Mrs Pat Frost has v...

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  82. Kevin Taitt from Farnham Town Council (second right) with members of the Farnham in Bloom Community Group and volunteers who have signed up to be Bloomin' Litter Pickers

    Call to tackle litter

    Farnham Town Council is recruiting a team of volunteer litter pickers to help keep Farnham tidy. The Bloomin’ Litter initiative encourages local people to pick an area they would like to help keep litter-free. Throughout the year, the volunteers...

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  83. In Bloom volunteers and Post 19 tidy up East Street.

    Tidying up East Street

    A neglected, raised flower bed around a seating area on East Street is being transformed by members of the Farnham in Bloom Community Group, Heath End Gardeners and young people from Post 19. The bed is situated at the end of a pedestrian walkway ...

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  84. Scones, Farmers' Market

    Lunch from the Farmers’ Market

    April will see the return of some popular seasonal stallholders to the Farnham Farmers’ Market. Arriving just in time for the start of the gardening season, Seale Nurseries will be selling plants and roses. The family-business specialises in fra...

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  85. Farnham In Bloom launch 2016

    Farnham in Bloom is launched

    The official launch of Farnham in Bloom 2016 has taken place at Forest Lodge Garden Centre. Sponsors, members of the Farnham in Bloom community group and supporters who have volunteered to get involved in this year’s campaign, received a warm we...

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  86. Gardening workshops 2016

    Kids roll up their sleeves

    Children ranging in age from three to 12 have taken part in free gardening workshops organised by Farnham Town Council. During the two-hour sessions the children pricked out seedlings and sowed seeds and made a souvenir apron to take home. Each ch...

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  87. Italian Market

    Italian warmth comes to Farnham

    After a long and chilly winter, Farnham Town Council is bringing the Mediterranean to Farnham. On Friday 22 April, the Italian market will return to Castle Street. The organisers of the market travel the length and breadth of their home country to...

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  88. Gostrey meadow war memorial spring 2015 copyright FTC

    Work to begin at War Memorial

    Farnham Town Council is set to make improvements to the paved area around the town centre war memorial in Gostrey Meadow. The work will include re-laying the York stone around the memorial and replacing any stone that is damaged or broken. Over th...

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  89. The photo shows Jane Marley (right) with two of her neighbours, Cllr Stephen Hill and Robin Cooper from Farnham Town Council.

    New tree will bring colour

    Farnham Town Council and a local resident have worked together to enhance a small corner of Farnham. Jane Marley who lives just outside the town centre, approached Farnham Town Council to ask for permission to donate and plant a tree on a grassy a...

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  90. Farnham in Bloom awards 2015.

    Schools get involved

    We are looking for local schools to take part in this year's Farnham in Bloom. Find out how to get involved.

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  91. Commonwealth Day 2016.

    Town marks Commonwealth Day

    A celebration has taken place in Farnham to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday 14 March. Representatives from the community assembled outside the Town Council Offices to hear Councillor John Ward, Leader of the Council read a message from the Secreta...

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  92. Roses in plant pots on a market stall. Stallholders in background.

    Easter Sunday Farmers’ Market

    Spring will definitely be in the air at the Farmers’ Market on Easter Sunday. Seasonal stallholders such as Sopley, Seale Nurseries and Pepperpot Herbs will be returning in time for the start of the gardening season. The market will also welcome...

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  93. Red brick office building.

    Annual Town Meeting 2016

    Farnham’s Annual Town Meeting will take place on Thursday 24 March at 7pm at the Bush Hotel, Farnham. Electors who live or work in the Farnham Town Council area can find out what the Town Council has achieved during the last year and what it has...

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  94. clean-for-queen banner

    Farnham cleans for the Queen

    Farnham town centre is looking greatly improved thanks to the efforts of the 50 people who took part in Saturday’s Clean for the Queen. The Farnham in Bloom community group, children, parents and teachers from Potters Gate and Badshot Lea School...

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  95. Commonwealth Day 2015. Copyright Farnham Town Council

    Celebrate Commonwealth Day

    Farnham Town Council is hosting a ceremony to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday 14 March. The annual occasion will see the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Mrs Pat Frost raising the Commonwealth flag outside the Town Council offices in South Street. The cerem...

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  96. WCC-fence- banner image

    Centre made safer for children

    Farnham Town Council has carried out repairs to improve safety and security at Wrecclesham Community Centre. The perimeter fence along one side of the site had been damaged, which meant the outside area was not very secure. Chairman of Wreccles...

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  97. Free gardening workshops

    Farnham Town Council is holding four, free gardening workshops for children this Easter. The Bloomin’ Kids Workshops have been sponsored by Andrew Lodge Estate Agents and will take place on Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 April at the Town Council’s ...

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  98. Annual town meeting banner image

    Come to the Annual Town Meeting 2016

    Farnham’s Annual Town Meeting for electors will take place on Thursday 24 March at 7pm at the Bush Hotel, Farnham.

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  99. Man and Mayor stand to the side of a community bus holding large cheque

    Town Council funds hoppa

    Farnham’s popular dial-a-ride community transport service has received a financial boost of £10,000 from Farnham Town Council. The Council first provided the hoppa service with £10,000 in 2015. The community grant enabled hoppa to increase the...

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  100. Services to Farnham Awards 2016.

    Unsung heroes are honoured

    The Mayor of Farnham has presented nine people with Services to Farnham awards in recognition of the outstanding or crucial service they provide to the community. The presentation was held on Monday 22 February. Each person was nominated for the a...

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