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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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