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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Carpet bed 2017 featuring Lions logo.

    Display celebrates Farnham Lions

    A striking design of flowers featuring two lions has been planted at Gostrey Meadow War Memorial to celebrate this year’s Farnham in Bloom activities and the fiftieth anniversary of the Lions Club of Farnham. Farnham Lions are sponsoring this ye...

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  20. Unfurling the Armed Forces' Day flag 2016

    Armed Forces Day 2017

    On Monday 19 June, the Deputy Mayor of Farnham will lead Farnham’s tribute to the country’s armed forces. Everybody is welcome to attend the flag-raising ceremony at 10am at the Gostrey Meadow war memorial. Representatives from the Princess...

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  21. 50+ school children sitting and standing in a group. Mayor holding bee keeper's suit.

    Mayor meets busy bees

    There was something of a buzz in the air at St. Andrew’s school earlier this month when the Mayor of Farnham dropped by for a visit. The children have been learning about the importance of bees and wrote letters to Farnham in Bloom to share what...

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  22. Large crowd of people sit and stand on grass to watch dance festival. Blue sky.

    Dance in the Meadow is a hit!

    The Farnham community was brought together on Sunday in an uplifting and action-packed afternoon that celebrated dance in Farnham. This is the first year that Farnham Town Council has hosted Dance in the Meadow. It was sponsored by Kidd Rapinet an...

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  23. Close up of person's hands painting.

    Grants help Creative Response

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge has presented a cheque for £2,000 to Creative Response in Farnham. The charity, which was established in 1993 is run by professional artists who share their practice with vulnerable people. Creative Res...

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  24. People sitting on grass and at picnic tables. Blue sky, bandstand in background.

    Music lovers turn out in hundreds

    ‘twentyfivemiles’, a local motown, soul and R’n’B covers band attracted a crowd of 600 to the first Music in the Meadow concert for 2017 on Sunday. The free concert was sponsored by Headcase Barbers and organised by Farnham Town Council. T...

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  25. Group of walkers standing in field listening to walk guide.

    First Walking Festival is a success

    Farnham Town Council’s first Walking Festival, has been declared a success with over 435 people taking part. The week-long Walking Festival, devised by Chris Shepheard, included over 30 walks ranging from 1.5 miles to 14 miles. The programme inc...

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  26. Four school children plant a hanging basket

    Schools prepare hanging baskets

    Throughout May, Farnham Town Council’s greenhouses were temporarily transformed into outside classrooms for the annual schools’ hanging basket competition. Over 100 children from 17 schools and nurseries visited the greenhouses to plant up the...

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  27. Badshot lea infants school

    Mayor 'opens' new pond

    Farnham’s new Mayor, Councillor Mike Hodge, led the celebrations at Badshot Lea Infant School on Thursday 25 May when the school’s new pond was officially opened. As well as cutting the ribbon, Councillor Hodge handed over a cheque for £275, ...

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  28. Cooking sausages. Frying pan.

    Tasty delights at Farmers’ Market

    Stock up on fresh, local produce for the Bank Holiday weekend at this Sunday’s Farnham Farmers’ Market. Hunts Hill Farm will be cooking their tasty farm made sausages and burgers, which is a great chance for shoppers to try before they buy the...

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  29. People in greenhouse at Greenhouse open day 2017

    Greenhouse open day

    A record number of people braved a day of torrential rain to come along to Farnham Town Council’s greenhouse open day on Wednesday 17 May. Around 70 people including a group of Brownies visited the greenhouses to see the preparations that are be...

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  30. Spring Festival programme

    With the Spring Festival just days away, Farnham Town Council is getting ready to take over Gostrey Meadow for the Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 28 May. The Spring Festival is set to be an afternoon of music, lively activities, community spirit, ...

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  31. Caption: Cllr David Attfield, Deputy Mayor, Anne Attfield, Cllr Julia Potts, Mayor’s Consort and Cllr Mike Hodge, Mayor of Farnham.

    A new Mayor for Farnham

    Farnham’s new Mayor, Councillor Mike Hodge, has chosen two important local charities to support during his mayoral year, the Woodlarks Centre and Brightwells Gostrey Community Centre. Councillor Hodge officially became Mayor on Thursday 11 May f...

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  32. Walking Festival walk leaders.

    Book now for Walking Festival

    Bookings are now being taken for Farnham’s first walking festival. The festival begins later this month but places are limited so Farnham Town Council is encouraging anyone who is interested to register as soon as possible. “We have over 30 fa...

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  33. Farnham in Bloom Greenhouses

    Stunning display of 17,000 plants

    Plant lovers can get a sneak preview of the thousands of flowers being grown for this year’s Farnham in Bloom floral displays, at a free greenhouse open day on Wednesday 17 May in West Street, Farnham. This year Farnham is entering both the Sout...

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  34. Bloomin kids 2017

    Bloomin’ kids get grubby! 

    Children as young as two discovered their green fingers at the Bloomin’ Kids’ Easter gardening workshops, run as part of the 2017 Farnham in Bloom initiative. Over 100 children between the ages of two and 13 had fun getting their hands dirty by p...

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  35. Group of people standing inside garden centre holding banner announcing Farnham in Bloom 2017

    Launch of Farnham in Bloom 2017

    With gardening gloves at the ready, sponsors and supporters of Farnham in Bloom 2017 gathered at Forest Lodge Garden Centre to officially launch this year’s campaign. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward was joined by representatives from ...

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  36. Farmers Market

    Great produce for St. George’s Day

    Celebrate the best of English spring produce at the Farnham Farmers’ Market which takes place on Sunday 23 April (St. George’s Day) in Central car park from 10am to 1.30pm. “Not only is 23 April St. George’s Day, it’s also famously the a...

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  37. Secret Gardens competition

    The annual competition to find Farnham’s best secret gardens has been launched in time for National Gardening Week (10 to 16 April). Secret Gardens of Farnham 2017 includes eight categories which are designed to appeal to gardeners working on a ...

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  38. Bloomin kids autumn workshop.

    £1,500 grant for Bloomin’ Kids

    Budding young gardeners in Farnham are to benefit from a grant of around £1,500 from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, thanks to shoppers who chose the Bloomin' Kids gardening workshops as their favourite local good cause. Bloomin' Kids workshops ar...

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  39. Five people standing with Farnham in Bloom sail flag outside Specsavers shop.

    Local optician sponsors In Bloom

    Specsavers Farnham is announced as the new principal sponsor of Farnham in Bloom.

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  40. Rounded top of black iron sign post with Farnham painted in gold lettering.

    Younger voices speak out

    There was an excellent turn out at Farnham’s Annual Town Meeting on Thursday when around 100 people came along to receive a report on the town’s year. The evening began with a welcome from the Mayor of Farnham and presentations from the counci...

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