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

    Venison Dinner tickets

    Tickets for Farnham’s historic Venison Dinner, which dates back over 400 years, are on sale now. The dinner takes place in the atmospheric grandeur of Farnham Castle’s Great Hall on Thursday 16 November and all are welcome to purchase tickets. ...

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  2. Remembrance Sunday

    Farnham’s Remembrance Sunday parade will be held on Sunday 12 November. Organised by the British Legion and Farnham Town Council, the parade is an opportunity for the community to come together to reflect and remember those who lost their lives ...

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  3. Girl lays wooden cross on war memorial.

    Armistice Day commemoration

    Students from up to 18 local schools will take part in a special service of remembrance at the War memorial at Gostrey Meadow on Friday 10 November. In the company of the Mayor of Farnham Councillor Mike Hodge and Mr Hugh Riley JP DL, the young pe...

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  4. Farnham is through to the finals

    Farnham Town Council is through to the final round of the National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) quest to find England’s Council of the Year. The Town Council first heard that it had been longlisted for the Star Councils’ award in Se...

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  5. Group of people in high visibility jackets holding litter pickers and black sacks

    Volunteers clear up Farnham

    A doll, a pair of boots, a set of keys and a kitchen mixing bowl were just some of the items found littering the streets of Farnham during Saturday’s town centre community litter pick. Around 20 volunteers gave up their time to join the Mayor of...

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  6. Bloomin kids autumn workshop.

    Free gardening workshops

    Farnham Town Council’s free gardening workshops for children will return this half term. The Bloomin’ Kids Gardening workshops are part of the Farnham in Bloom project and will be held from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm on Thursday 26 October at...

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  7. Festival-goers feast in Farnham

    Farnham’s Food and Drink Festival took place on Saturday 30 September and was enjoyed by thousands of food enthusiasts. The festival, which was organised by Farnham Town Council and supported by principal sponsor The Wheatsheaf and gold sponsor Far...

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  8. Farnham Hospital entrance.

    Health and Well-being Open Day

    A Health and Well-being Open Day is being held on Saturday 14 October to help residents find out about the wide range of well-being services available in Farnham. The day has been organised by Farnham Town Council and the Friends of Farnham Hospit...

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  9. Hale Carnival present cheques 

    Hale Carnival Committee has handed out nearly £5,000 to local good causes at its annual presentation evening on 20 September. The cheques, totalling £4,800 are from the proceeds of Hale Carnival, which took place in July. Around 20 local good ca...

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  10. Double gold for In Bloom

    For the seventh consecutive year in the South and South East in Bloom competition, Farnham has won Gold for its stunning town centre floral displays. Farnham has also won Gold in the Large Town category for the fifth year running and has beaten off s...

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  11. Aerial view of crowd of people at Gin Festival

    Gin Festival receives a toast

    Gin lovers have raised a glass to Farnham’s first Gin Festival. The sell-out festival, which was organised by Farnham Town Council in partnership with The Wheatsheaf, offered a variety of gin-themed fun. Gin connoisseurs sampled a range of gi...

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  12. Farmers Market

    Foodie September continues

    Food fans are eagerly awaiting the September Farmers’ Market on Sunday 24 September when local producers will bring the very best of their harvest to Farnham. The market takes place at Central car park, Farnham from 10am to 1.30pm and features doze...

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  13. Mayor Mike Hodge and family

    Mayor makes promises of office

    St John’s Church at Hale served as a beautiful venue for the Mayor of Farnham’s Civic Service on Sunday. Before a congregation of dignitaries, family, friends and community representatives, Councillor Mike Hodge affirmed his intent to serve Far...

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  14. Farnham Masons welcome Mayor

    The Farnham Masonic Halls and Waverley Lodge will welcome the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge to a fundraising concert and dinner on 30 September to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. The Mayor says: “M...

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  15. Flowers brighten commuters’ day

    Commuters have enjoyed a brighter welcome to Farnham station over the summer thanks to the support of former local train operator South West Trains, which donated £500 to Farnham in Bloom towards the cost of three troughs for the station platform. ...

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

    Feast of food and drink

    Farnham’s annual celebration of all things food and drink begins on Saturday 16 September Around 15 pubs, restaurants and cafes will take part in Taste Farnham. The fortnight-long event will see participating venues offering a variety of special...

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  17. Group of people at Neighbourhood Plan thank you

    Summer season concludes

    Farnham’s summer programme of events has come to an end with the last Music in the Meadow of the season. Over the course of the summer, Farnham Town Council has hosted nearly 20 outdoor events. The 2017 programme has been a great success and, th...

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  18. Keep Farnham Tidy

    Help to keep Farnham tidy by organising or taking part in Big Pick Week this autumn.

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  19. Illustration of hand holding yellow trophy.

    Farnham longlisted for award

    Farnham Town Council is proud to be the only local council in the south east to have been longlisted for ‘Council of the Year’ in the National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) Star Councils’ awards. To reach this stage, the Town Counc...

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

    Summer music draws to an end

    There are just two more opportunities left to enjoy Farnham Town Council’s free Music in the Meadow concerts this summer. Late to the Party is an acoustic covers band who will take to the stage on Sunday 27 August. They will be followed by Friar...

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  21. Farmers Market

    Last of the summer fruits

    Shoppers are urged to make the most of the season’s produce at the last Farmers’ Market of the summer on Sunday 27 August. After a break of several months, the Traditional Cheese Dairy Co will be making a welcome return to the market. Visit th...

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  22. Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

    Mayor thanks Kidd Rapinet

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge has visited the offices of Kidd Rapinet Solicitors to thank them for being the main sponsor of Summer in Farnham. So far this year, thousands of people have enjoyed more than a dozen events organised by ...

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  23. Potters Gate - Winners of the schools hanging basket competition

    Winners of schools’ In Bloom

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge has visited 16 schools and nurseries to judge entries in this year’s Farnham in Bloom schools’ hanging basket competition and best flower in a boot. The schools could enter up to seven categories, wh...

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  24. 2017 Allotment Show winners

    It has been a good year for Farnham’s allotment holders with examples of their best produce on display at this year’s Allotment Show. Growers had a choice of 34 show classes into which to enter their best fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and hom...

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  25. Bloomin gardening event

    Farnham in Bloom on film

    The Britain in Bloom judges will arrive on Monday. Watch the Farnham in Bloom video to see some of the wonderful projects that have contributed to this year's campaign.

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  26. Gin Festival is a sell out

    The nation’s love affair with gin has most definitely reached Farnham with tickets for the first ever Gin Festival selling out in just three days. The gin festival, which will take place in September as part of Farnham Town Council’s Feast of ...

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  27. birthdaycake

    Mayor joins in 100th birthday

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge, had the very special honour of opening a 100th birthday card from HM The Queen this week. Although it is some way off his own centenary, he was invited to open the card and read it to its real recipient, F...

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  28. CAB logo Farnham Bureau

    Mayor hands over grant to CAB

    Volunteers at Farnham Citizens’ Advice have welcomed the Mayor of Farnham and other town councillors to their offices in South Street, Farnham for a briefing on their work. The visit also provided an opportunity for the Mayor to hand over a communi...

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  29. Final-Neighbourhood-Plan-banner

    Judge throws out developers' challenge to Neighbourhood Plan

    Farnham’s Neighbourhood Plan, which was informed by the opinions of residents can now be adopted by Waverley Borough Council following a judgement by Mrs Justice Lang DBE. The legality of the Neighbourhood Plan was challenged by three developers...

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

    Farmers’ Market

    Pop along to the Farnham Farmers’ Market for fresh local produce. The market will take place on Sunday 23 July at Central Car Park from 10am to 1.30pm. The tea tent will be hosted by the Farnham Lions and live music will be played by Patrick Web...

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  31. Grant helps lone parents to work

    The Mayor of Farnham handed over a cheque for £1,200 from the Farnham South Street Trust to help Farnham’s Opportunities Community Project fund free courses for local lone parents. Councillor Mike Hodge, Mayor of Farnham says: “The Opportunit...

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  32. Edible planters for public

    PYO for free in Farnham

    Free veg’ is sprouting up in Farnham this summer thanks to a group of community-minded gardeners who have been planting a selection of tasty edible plants in containers outside South Street Sainsbury’s. It’s one of the many gardening related pr...

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  33. John Ward presents cheque to the Ridgeway School

    Former Mayor makes donation

    A cheque for nearly £1,800 from the Mayor of Farnham’s charity will help nursery children with learning difficulties at the Ridgeway Community School to communicate through technology. Councillor John Ward, former Mayor of Farnham handed over t...

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  34. Best of best at the Allotment Show

    Whether you are a gardening enthusiast or simply enjoy the spectacle of a competition, this year’s Farnham Allotment Show on Saturday 22 July, which is free to attend, promises not to disappoint. Taking place at Farnham Maltings from 1.30pm to 5pm,...

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  35. In Bloom set to impress judges

    Examples of horticultural achievement and community participation are just two of the areas that judges from South and South East in Bloom will be assessing when they arrive in Farnham next week. Farnham in Bloom has once again entered two categor...

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  36. Lots of people siting on grass enjoying a music festival and picnic

    Farnham picnics in sunshine

    Over one thousand people gathered in Gostrey Meadow on Sunday (25 June) for this year’s Picnic in the Park: a day of community spirit, live music and picnicking - Farnham style. Families, couples, groups of friends and music fans spent the after...

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  37. Sponsors receive recognition

    Dozens of local businesses and individuals supporting Farnham in Bloom 2017 are being recognised on two brand-new sponsor boards outside Sainsbury’s in South Street, Farnham. The boards were revealed on Friday (23 June) and are located in a promine...

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  38. Flowers brighten up East Street

    Volunteers have recently added a splash of colour to refresh a focal point of East Street, Farnham by planting a vibrant selection of summer bedding plants in a raised bed and seating area. The gardeners, all volunteers from Farnham in Bloom Communit...

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  39. A Festival of Song

    A grant of £1,500 from Farnham Town Council is enabling Voices Together Community Choir to organise an evening of music and song in July. A Festival of Song is a collaboration of five local choirs which will see each choir sing individually and a...

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  40. Picnic in the Park

    Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and get ready to sit back to enjoy the music at Farnham’s Picnic in the Park, which this year takes place on Sunday 25 June from 12pm at Gostrey Meadow. For those who want a more relaxing day there will be a license...

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