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  1. Tulip planting in Haren Garden.

    Children plant tulips

    Children from Potters Gate Primary School and St Andrew’s Infants School worked together to plant dozens of tulip bulbs in the Haren Garden located in Farnham town centre on Monday (20 November). Historically Farnham has links with Haren in Holl...

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  2. Farnham Christmas Market 2015.

    200+ stalls at Christmas Market

    Christmas shoppers can choose from over 200 stalls at the Christmas Market on Sunday 10 December in Farnham town centre. The market takes place on Castle Street, The Borough, the Bush Hotel and Central car park from 10am to 4pm. Stallholders will ...

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

    A toast to the town

    Farnham’s 215th Venison Dinner saw a toast being proposed to the town’s ‘rich history, vibrant present and bright future’. Dating back over 400 years, the historic dinner took place in the atmospheric grandeur of Farnham Castle’s Great H...

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  4. Civic carol service 2016

    Enter ballot for Civic Carol Service

    The ballot for this year’s Civic Christmas Carol Service is now open, meaning that members of the public can apply for tickets for this popular traditional event. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge, who will host the service, explains: ...

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  5. Christmas lights switched on

    Father Christmas made his first official appearance in Farnham on Saturday (18 November) at the Christmas lights switch-on at Gostrey Meadow. Children visiting Santa in his grotto even received a small gift from him. Councillor Jill Hargreaves, Le...

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  6. Christmas Wreaths at Market

    Order your Christmas fare

    Get your Christmas food and seasonal shopping sorted ahead of the rush by ordering your turkey, wreaths and other festive items at the Farnham Farmers’ Market on Sunday 26 November. Orders will be ready for you to collect at the extended Christm...

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  7. Farnham remembers

    Over 100 years since the world’s first two-minute silence took place in Farnham, the streets once again fell silent as the clock struck 11am on Remembrance Sunday (12 November). A civic party led by the Mayor of Farnham, representatives from the...

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  8. Schools' remembrance service

    The war memorial at Gostrey Meadow, Farnham has served as the focal point for this year’s schools’ service of remembrance. On Friday 10 November, children representing 18 local schools took part in the service, which included poems, readings, ...

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  9. The Star Councils award 2017 was presented by award sponsor Blachere to Mayor of Farnham Councillor Mike Hodge and Town Clerk Iain Lynch

    Runner up in Council of the Year

    For the second time in a week, Farnham Town Council has received national recognition for its achievements. Declared ‘runner up’ in the Council of the Year category of the National Association of Local Council’s Star Council Awards, Farnham ...

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  10. Young gardeners get planting

    Farnham’s youngest gardeners have spent some of their half term holiday helping to plant hyacinth bulbs at the Bloomin’ Kids free gardening workshop. The hyacinth tubs will be sold as gifts at the Farnham in Bloom winter celebration with proceeds...

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  11. Gold win at Britain in Bloom

    Farnham is celebrating after winning the Gold Award and being named joint winner of the Large Town category in the RHS’s Britain in Bloom competition. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony in Llandudno, Wales on Friday (27 October). ...

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  12. Christmas lights switch-on

    Farnham’s Christmas lights switch-on will take place on Saturday 18 November in the town centre. The event, which is organised by Farnham Town Council will start at 1pm and will include an afternoon of festive activities and family fun at Gostrey M...

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  13. Apply for a grant

    Funding totalling £80,000 for Farnham’s many good causes and community organisations is available from the South Street Trust and Farnham Town Council’s community grants scheme. The Council has announced it is inviting applications now from loca...

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  14. Farnham in Bloom awards 2017

    Members of the Farnham in Bloom community have received thanks from Farnham Town Council for their contribution towards this year’s success at South and South East in Bloom. The annual Farnham in Bloom Awards took place on Thursday with presenta...

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  15. Recipients of Services to Farnham Awards 2017.

    Nominate a community hero

    Do you know somebody who deserves thanks and recognition for the outstanding or crucial service they provide for Farnham? If so, please nominate them for a Services to Farnham Award.

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  16. Four people (including the Mayor) standing in front of two green gazebos at a health and well-being event.

    A healthy agenda

    Demonstrations about how to use a defibrillator, talks from medical experts and information about topics ranging from community transport to Alzheimer’s were just some of the highlights of Saturday’s health and well-being event. The morning wa...

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  17. 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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  18. Remembrance Sunday 2017

    Find out the timings and arrangements for this year's Remembrance Sunday parade including details about temporary road closures.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Keep Farnham Tidy

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

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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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