Archives 2014

  1. Crowd of people singing carols in Gostrey Meadow

    Carol singing at Gostrey Meadow

    Over 150 people came along to sing carols around the Christmas tree at this year’s Farnham in Bloom winter celebration. The annual carol singing event was held at Gostrey Meadow. The music was provided by Farnham Brass Band and the carols were l...

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    Candlelit service enjoyed by all

    Farnham Youth Choir gave a stunning performance at Farnham Town Council’s candlelit civic Christmas carol service on Wednesday. Half the tickets were made available to local community organisations and the remainder were allocated to members of ...

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  3. Christmas Wreaths at Market

    Offices closed for Christmas

    Farnham Town Council offices will be closed to the public from 3pm, Wednesday 24 December and reopen again to the public on Monday 5 January 2015 at 9am. If you have any queries during this period do refer to our website. Wishing you a Merry Chris...

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  4. Farnham neighbourhood plan consultation plan, fortune cookie with message

    Council thanks residents

    Members of Farnham’s neighbourhood planning team have expressed their thanks to everybody who has taken part in the consultation about the draft neighbourhood plan. The consultation closed at the end of the day on Monday 15 December. Over 1,000 ...

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  5. Christmas in Farnham 2014 © Vaidas Gerikas

    Christmas market is a success

    The first Christmas market to be organised by Farnham Town Council has been hailed a huge success. The market took place on Sunday in Castle Street and at the Mercure Bush Hotel. Castle Street was closed to traffic and provided the perfect backdro...

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  6. Farnham in Bloom winter event

    Carol singing at Gostrey Meadow

    A festive community celebration is being held on Sunday 21 December to mark the success of this year’s Farnham in Bloom. The annual carol singing event is being held at Gostrey Meadow from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Farnham Brass Band will provide the mu...

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  7. Town scene showing roof tops, trees and Castle in the background.

    Last chance to comment

    Residents and people with an interest in the town have until 5pm on Monday 15 December to influence Farnham’s future. In what is seen by many as the most important consultation ever to be undertaken by Farnham Town Council, views are being sough...

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  8. Snowman made from tinsel with blue top hat. shop window. man looking through window at snowman

    Children's competition

    The popular Christmas window competition has returned to Farnham for children aged between five and eleven. To enter, participants will need to visit every shop listed on the entry form, search for the nativity character or item in the shop window a...

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  9. Snow, grave stones, trees in background, blue sky

    Remember a loved one

    Farnham Town Council’s Christmas memorials have returned to the cemeteries at West Street, Hale, Badshot Lea and Green Lane. The memorials offer visitors an opportunity to write and display a personal message in memory of a loved one. At West...

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  10. Orange circle with white writing saying Get involved for your chance to win an iPad. Neighbourhood plan consultation.

    Two weeks left to shape Farnham

    Over 500 hundred people have so far taken the opportunity to complete the questionnaire and have their say on the future of Farnham. Farnham Town Council has been out and about with its neighbourhood plan roadshow so that all local communities hav...

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  11. Trailer, Farnham in Bloom banner, flowers on trailer. Carnival float.

    Send ideas for silver anniversary

    Farnham in Bloom is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and the community group is seeking ideas on how to mark the occasion.

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  12. Outside stone chapel, bell turret, arched windows and door.

    Work begins to convert chapel

    Work has started to convert the former chapel at West Street cemetery into a workshop facility. The project to change the use of the chapel came about following a public consultation into the future of Farnham’s cemeteries. Specialist contractor...

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  13. Stone church with red tiled roof. Tower, arched windows

    Apply for carol service tickets

    For the second year, the highly acclaimed Farnham Youth Choir will be performing at Farnham’s civic Christmas carol concert at St Andrew’s church on Wednesday 17 December. Half the tickets are being made available to local community organisati...

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  14. Stage, cast of Cinderella, fireworks, Christmas lights.

    Christmas lights switch-on

    A festive crowd of people joined in the countdown to the switching on of Farnham’s brand new Christmas lights on Saturday. Shortly before the switch-on, the cast of Cinderella, which will be showing at The Harlington Centre, Fleet took to the st...

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  15. Coloured pencils.

    Funding for art-based activities

    The South Street Trust is inviting applications from Farnham organisations that wish to apply for funding for an art-based educational activity. Each year, around 25 grants are awarded from the £20,000 grant pot. These have included a clay explorat...

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  16. Snowman made from tinsel with blue top hat. shop window. man looking through window at snowman

    Best Christmas window

    Farnham Town Council is launching a best Christmas window competition and is inviting town centre shops and businesses to get involved. The theme for this year’s competition is the Nativity. The competition will be judged by the Mayor of Farnham...

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  17. Calendar. Pictures of Farnham on a green background and showing days of month.

    Farnham calendar goes on sale

    Beautiful images of Farnham have been included in a limited edition calendar produced by Farnham Town Council. The 2015 calendar shows 12 local landmarks and familiar scenes that epitomise Farnham. The photos are captioned and represent all four s...

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    Free parking, Saturday 3 December

    Shop locally this Christmas and discover the delights of Farnham town centre as Waverley Borough Council are giving all residents an early Christmas present by providing free parking in their car parks during the first Saturday 3 December. All r...

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  19. Festive Farmers’ Market

    This weekend will see the start of Christmas in Farnham. The switching on of the Christmas lights on Saturday 22 November will be followed by a festive Farmers’ Market on Sunday 23 November. Shoppers will be able to place advance orders with sta...

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  20. Christmas Wreaths at Market

    Christmas stallholders wanted

    Farnham Town Council is inviting makers of jewellery, crafts and gifts to take part in the town’s first Christmas market on Sunday 14 December, which is being held alongside the regular Farmers’ Market. The Christmas market will be held in Cas...

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    Meet the Mayor of Farnham

    The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Jeremy Ricketts is holding a series of coffee mornings for residents who live in each of the town’s nine wards. Residents are randomly selected and invited to join the Mayor, ward councillors and other people who live ...

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  22. School children, standard bearer, war memorial, Armistice Day 2014.

    Schools remember

    Pupils representing 12 local schools have taken part in a special service of remembrance at the War memorial in Gostrey Meadow. Shortly before 11am today, the children, teachers, the Mayor of Farnham and around 200 members of the public watched as...

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  23. Orange circle with white writing saying Get involved for your chance to win an iPad. Neighbourhood plan consultation.

    Win an iPad Mini

    Residents and people who have an interest in Farnham have just over one month to take part in a consultation that will shape the future development of Farnham. Farnham Town Council is seeking views from people on Farnham’s draft neighbourhood pl...

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  24. Christmas lights switch-on

    Christmas in Farnham will officially begin on Saturday 22 November when the town’s brand new lights for 2014 are switched on by CBBC presenter Chris Johnson. Chris, who is playing Buttons in The Harlington Centre’s production of Cinderella and...

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    New Christmas lights

    New Christmas lights are set to be installed in Farnham this week ready for the official switch on event on Saturday 22 November. For the first time ever, the lights will extend up to The Mulberry public house near Farnham train station. Icicle li...

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  26. The Mayor and four councillors with black rubbish sacks and litter pickers.

    Big Pick Week

    The recent Big Pick Week saw Farnham Town Councillors and local community groups taking part in town centre litter picks where they collected several sacks of rubbish. Big Pick Week is organised by Farnham Town Council as a Farnham in Bloom initiativ...

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  27. New houses, construction site, draft neighbourhood plan

    Locations for new homes

    The location of new homes in Farnham, the design of new development and the protection of community facilities and services are just some of the issues residents are being asked to comment on in a survey that seeks views on Farnham’s draft neighbou...

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  28. War memorial, flowers, summer, blue sky

    Remembrance Sunday in Farnham

    In the year that marks the centenary of the start of World War I, this year’s Remembrance Sunday will perhaps be even more poignant. Farnham’s annual Remembrance Sunday parade, which is organised by the Royal British Legion, will take place on...

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    Apply for a 2015/16 community grant

    Farnham Town Council is inviting applications from local groups that are seeking funding of up to £2,000 for a one-off project or a scheme that requires financial assistance for up to three years. The community grants budget is over £50,000 and ...

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  30. White lights on tree. Nighttime.

    Light up Farnham’s villages

    Farnham’s villages have an opportunity to sparkle this Christmas with an extension of Farnham Town Council’s Christmas lights scheme. Local community groups and organisations are once again being invited to nominate a tree that would lend itse...

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  31. Large orange pumpkin

    King of the pumpkins

    An allotment holder from the Shepherd and Flock site has won Farnham Town Council’s competition to grow the largest pumpkin. The circumference of David Wheeler’s pumpkin, which he grew from seed, measured in at a massive 155cm. Councillor S...

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  32. River Wey at Waverley Abbey

    Protect yourself from flooding

    Last winter was one of the wettest on record with many nearby towns and villages experiencing devastating flooding. The bad weather highlighted the need for communities and businesses to take steps to protect themselves from future bouts of bad we...

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  33. Fireworks

    Halloween and bonfire night fare

    Pumpkins and apples for Halloween and sausages for bonfire night will be on sale at the Farnham Farmers’ Market on Sunday 26 October. The market is held in Central car park from 10am to 1.30pm. Frensham Guides will host the charity refreshment t...

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  34. Three men including Mayor holding certificate.

    Britain in Bloom result announced

    The Farnham in Bloom community is celebrating the achievement of silver gilt at the 50th Britain in Bloom final awards. Farnham was invited to represent the south east in the Large Town category and was one of just 71 finalists out of nearly 4,000...

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  35. Man and woman receive award from Mayor

    Gardeners receive awards

    The horticultural achievements of Farnham’s gardening community were celebrated at the Farnham in Bloom awards ceremony on Thursday 9 October. More than 100 people attended the event, which was hosted by Squire’s Garden Centre who are a gold s...

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  36. Outside of single storey L shaped community hall. Brick, red tiled roof.

    Wrecclesham’s community centre

    Four months after reopening its doors for business after the completion of the latest stage of its refurbishment and makeover, Wrecclesham Community Centre is buzzing. The latest phase of improvements has included new curtains and further decorati...

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

    Food Festival success

    Saturday’s Food Festival, organised by Farnham Town Council, has been hailed as a huge success. For just one day, Castle Street was closed to traffic and was transformed into a bustling, vibrant setting for the Food Festival. Glorious warm sunsh...

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  38. Mayor and man shake hands in front of brick wall after unveiling a commemorative plaque.

    Famous Farnham people

    Three additions have been made to Farnham’s wall of famous people. At a ceremony held on Tuesday 23 September, plaques were unveiled by the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Jeremy Ricketts and Alan Cooke, vice-chancellor at the UCA, in honour of the artis...

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  39. Chef holding venison joint on silver tray and piper holding bag pipes.

    Tickets for Venison Dinner

    Tickets are now on sale for one of Farnham’s most traditional events. The Farnham Venison Dinner will be held on Thursday 13 November at 7 for 7.30pm in the Great Hall at Farnham Castle. The first dinner was held in 1605 following a decision ...

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  40. Seven men including Mayor, holding certificates and trophy for Farnham in Bloom.

    Farnham scoops five top awards

    A united community effort to make Farnham bloom has been rewarded at the South and South East in Bloom awards ceremony, which was held on Wednesday in Brighton. A year-round effort from Farnham Town Council and unstinting commitment from volunteer...

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  41. Six people standing in a row in front of an exhibition.

    Nominate the buildings you love

    Farnham Town Council is asking for the public’s help to identify and protect buildings and heritage features that are important to Farnham. The project was launched during Heritage Open Days at an exhibition organised by the Farnham Society, the Bl...

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  42. Purple lavender. Close up of bee.

    A buzzing Farmer’s Market

    An observation bee hive with live bees will be displayed by Fleet Bee Keepers’ Association at the Farnham Farmers’ Market on Sunday 28 September. The Association will also be selling honey and will inform people about the bees with their knowl...

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  43. Red, green and white, Italia in Piazza banners on side of market stalls.

    Food Festival launched

    Italian music, aromas and language filled the air in Castle Street on Friday when the Italia in Piazza food market visited Farnham. The Italian food market was organised by Farnham Town Council to mark the start of Feast of Food. The Feast is a tw...

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  44. Fresh mussels cooking in a pan. © The Wheatsheaf Pub & Grill

    Eat out in Food Fortnight

    Fourteen local pubs and restaurants are offering customers an exclusive three-course meal during The Food Fortnight, which begins on Saturday 13 September. The Food Fortnight will begin with a delicious three-course menu served by The Royal Oak at W...

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  45. Bandstand, summer's day. Music, people.

    A musical finale

    The last Music in the Meadow concert for 2014 took place in Gostrey Meadow on Sunday. Farnham Big Band performed a variety of favourite tunes to a crowd of several hundred people. The weather was fine and warm marking a glorious end to the summer ...

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  46. Pencil sketch of Badshot Lea School by Michael Blower. © Michael Blower

    Buildings of merit in Farnham

    An exhibition that aims to identify buildings and heritage features that are important to the Farnham community will open on Saturday 13 September. ‘Buildings of Merit in Farnham’ can be viewed in the Long Kiln Room at the Farnham Maltings unt...

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  47. People watching three female singers at Music in the Meadow. © Farnham Town Council

    Last summer music concert

    The last of Farnham’s free open-air concerts for 2014 will take place this Sunday at Gostrey Meadow. Farnham Big Band is the town’s very own 17-piece jazz orchestra and they will perform between 3 and 5pm. Farnham Foodbank will host the charit...

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  48. Farnham Park

    Waverley’s Local Plan consultation

    The consultation for Waverley’s Local Plan opens on Wednesday 3 September 2014. Waverley residents and businesses are invited to submit their views on where housing and other development which is needed in the future should go. The consultation ...

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  49. Hand, guitar neck, sky, trees.

    Music in the Meadow

    The penultimate concert in this year’s season of Music in the Meadow will take place on Sunday 24 August. Famous in Farnham consists of a variety of local, young people who will perform between 3 and 5pm at Gostrey Meadow. The charity refresh...

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  50. Scarecrow, plant pot hat, silver jumper, CD skirt, Lady Gaga

    Winners of competition

    Britain is a nation of avid gardeners and Farnham is no exception. This year’s competitions, which have been held as part of Farnham in Bloom, have been very popular with green-fingered residents. The Secret Garden competition received nearly 30...

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  51. People, bandstand, music in the meadow.

    Live music this Sunday

    Harry Strutters Jive & Swing will play this Sunday 24 August at Music in the Meadow. The five musicians are sure to provide an entertaining afternoon. The charity refreshment tent will be hosted by the Hedgehogs....

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  52. Cooking sausages. Frying pan.

    Have a bank holiday barbeque

    Make the most of the last weekend before the schools go back with a bank holiday barbeque. To get shoppers in the mood for a party, local musician Patrick Webber will be providing live musical entertainment at the August Farmers’ Market. Many...

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  53. Black and white head and shoulders photo of man wearing chef's whites. © The Wheatsheaf Pub & Grill

    It’s brunch time

    The secrets of a great brunch dish will be revealed by The Wheatsheaf Pub & Grill’s head chef at Farnham’s Food Festival on Saturday 27 September. Jay Williams will take to the food stage at 11am to demonstrate his skills in the kitchen. J...

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  54. Four male members of brass band. Music stand. Brass instruments.

    Come follow the band

    The very popular Alder Valley Brass Band will appear at Music in the Meadow on Sunday 17 August, which is sponsored by Tony Fresko. The band is described as one of the south east’s finest brass bands and is guaranteed to provide music to enhance...

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  55. Drawing of black and white cat looking out potting shed window.© Farnham Town Council

    Name Gostrey Meadow’s cat

    An unattractive electricity substation building in Gostrey Meadow and the bus stops by Farnham railway station have undergone a creative transformation by Farnham Town Council. The broken windows of the red brick substation, which is next to the c...

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  56. Five people play jazz music.© David Fisher

    Music in the Meadow

    Local band, Grandpas Spells Jazz Band will perform at Music in the Meadow on Sunday 10 August from 3-5pm. The refreshment tent will be hosted by the Lions Club of Farnham....

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  57. Thai Lotus Land © David Fisher

    Feast of Food is launched

    The countdown to one of Farnham’s biggest events has begun with the launch of this year’s Feast of Food. Organised by Farnham Town Council, the popular event is now in its sixth year. New for 2014 is the addition of an Italian market, which wi...

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  58. War memorial, flowers, summer, blue sky

    Commemoration of WWI

    To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War a number of commemorative events are taking place both locally and across the country on Monday 4 August. The Royal British Legion is inviting people to gather at the War Memorial in Sou...

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  59. People, bandstand, music in the meadow.

    Music in the Meadow

    Farnham Music and Drama will be featuring at Music in the Meadow on Sunday 3 August from 3-5pm. The group describe themselves as being a ‘place for everybody to learn about, enjoy and be inspired by music and drama at all levels’. The refreshm...

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  60. People sitting in Gostrey Meadow. Music, bandstand, summer's day.

    A relaxing Sunday afternoon

    The popular sound of Farnham Brass Band will return to Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 27 July for Music in the Meadow. The traditional band will play between 3 and 5pm. The refreshment tent will be run by volunteers from Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice who wil...

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  61. Britain in Bloom spelled out with plants. © Farnham Town Council

    Farnham goes for gold in Britain in Bloom

    The Britain in Bloom judges will be visiting Farnham on Tuesday 29 July to assess the town's campaign to be awarded best 'large town' in Britain. The judges will start their day by meeting Bourne residents who have worked collaboratively with busines...

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  62. People, environmental, volunteers.© Farnham Town Council

    A first class makeover

    The area around Farnham’s railway station has been spruced up thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the Farnham in Bloom community group and staff from Farnham Town Council. The group was helped by PDG Contractors who donated a morning’s wo...

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  63. School children, Mayor, school, hanging baskets.

    Local schools win joint first prize

    Hanging baskets planted by children from St Andrew's Infants' School and All Saints C of E Aided Infants School, Tilford have been awarded joint first place in the Farnham in Bloom, schools' hanging basket competition. In May, children from 18 loc...

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  64. Home made fairy cakes and, brownies.

    Pack a picnic

    Farnham Town Council is encouraging parents and carers to rediscover Farnham during the long summer holidays by packing a picnic and enjoying some of the area's beautiful parks and open spaces. Fresh, tasty picnic items can be bought from the Farm...

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  65. Hop cart planted with yellow flowers.

    Hop cart has new home

    The redevelopment of Farnham Police station has seen the Farnham in Bloom hop cart relocated to a new home outside Farnham Town Council's offices in South Street. The eye-catching cart celebrates Farnham's brewing heritage and has been planted wit...

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  66. Rows of prize onions, allotment show.

    Annual allotment show

    Months of hard work by Farnham's allotment holders will be judged on Saturday 19 July at the annual Allotment Show. Vegetables, fruit, preserves, cakes and flowers will be scrutinised by the judges in their search for the best of the best. Four cu...

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    Launch of visitors’ guide

    Farnham Town Council has produced a free, official town guide that includes information about things to do, the area’s history, art and culture, heritage and guides to shopping and eating and drinking. The full colour, 40 page visitors’ guide ...

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    Young musicians take to the stage

    Local, young people showcased their talent at a special Music in Meadow on Sunday. More than 400 people attended the event, which saw a number of performers entertaining the audience. First on stage was 12-year-old Cassidy who sang Year 3000 by Bu...

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  69. Male and female with clipboards looking at plants in garden.

    Good luck Farnham

    Final preparations are being made by the Farnham in Bloom team for the judging of their entries into the Large Town and Town Centre categories of South and South East in Bloom. Judging will take place for the Large Town entry on 16 July and the To...

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    Guerrilla gardening at Heath End

    A group of residents from Heath End have improved an area of neglected land along Farnborough Road. After two years of hard work, the area of grass outside the shops has been transformed. With support from Farnham Town Council, volunteers have pla...

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  71. People, picnics, music, bunting, meadow

    Picnic in the Park is a success

    Farnham’s safari weekend ended on a high note as over one thousand people brought along their picnics to Gostrey Meadow and took part in Sunday’s Picnic in the Park. Picnickers, which included many families with young children enjoyed five hou...

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    Mayor presents gavel

    Members of the military and invited guests have attended an event hosted by Farnham Town Council to mark Armed Forces Day. Representatives from the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, the Army Benevolent Fund, Royal British Legion and 229 Air Squa...

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    First Music in the Meadow concert

    Hits from the past will be revived at this year's first Music in the Meadow concert, which will take place on Sunday 1 June and is organised by Farnham Town Council. The Revivals Band will be performing from 3pm in the bandstand on Gostrey Meadow....

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  74. Hale Chapels, Hale cemetery

    Views wanted on cemetery chapels

    Hale residents are being asked for their views on a number of options for the future of the chapels in Hale cemetery. The concepts, which have been considered to date but have not been progressed for various reasons, will be shown along with other...

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  75. Paintings on easel.

    Live link up with New Jersey

    An historic link-up with the borough of Woodland Park in New Jersey, USA and Farnham Town Council took place on 12 June. The connection with Woodland Park, formally known as West Paterson, began in the 1970s when the Farnham Girls' Choir visited t...

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  76. Mayor and guests outside church, civic service

    Mayor makes promises of office

    The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Jeremy Ricketts was joined by family, friends and special guests as he made his promises of office on Sunday15 June. The service took place at the parish church of St Andrew’s and looked at the Council’s commitment to s...

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  77. Red, orange and yellow tomatoes

    Farmers’ Market summer treats

    June marks the start of picnic season and this month’s Farmers’ Market will be offering some delicious items for summer picnic hampers. Salads, strawberries, raspberries and ice cream will be available as well as barbeque items such as meat, f...

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    3 o clock rock

    The sound of rock and roll has once again filled the Gostrey Meadow airwaves. In the second Music in the Meadow concert, Out of the Shadows entertained an audience of over 600 people with music from the 1960s. The Surrey-based band played many of ...

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    Thank you to 'Bloom' volunteers

    As a celebration of this year’s Volunteers’ Week, Farnham Town Council wants to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the people who volunteer for Farnham in Bloom. 
This year’s awareness week takes place from 1 to 7 June and is an opportunity to ...

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    Farnham Town Council invests in the town’s cemeteries

    The accessibility of West Street cemetery has been greatly improved following the completion of Farnham Town Council’s programme of works to resurface cemetery footpaths. The existing pathways have been edged and resurfaced and a new path has be...

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    Thank you to the Farnham in Bloom volunteers

    As a celebration of this year’s Volunteers’ Week, Farnham Town Council wants to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the people who volunteer for Farnham in Bloom. This year’s awareness week takes place from 1 to 7 June and is an opportunity to ...

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    Jeremy Hunt MP reopens Wrecclesham Community Centre

    Jeremy Hunt MP; the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Jeremy Ricketts and the Mayoress of Farnham, Debbie Ricketts together with members of Wrecclesham Community Centre and representatives from the key funding organisations. Wrecclesham Community Centre has ...

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    Wrecclesham Community Centre reopens

    Wrecclesham Community Centre has been officially reopened by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP who has unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of a refurbishment that cost nearly £200,000. The South West Surrey MP and Secretary of State for Health was joi...

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    New Mayor of Farnham is elected

    Farnham Town Councillors have elected Cllr Jeremy Ricketts as the new Mayor of Farnham at the Town Council's annual meeting, which was held on 8 May. Cllr Ricketts was elected as a town councillor in 2011 and represents Weybourne and Badshot Lea. He...

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    Sir Ray Tindle unveils plaque

     plaque has been unveiled by Sir Ray Tindle in a ceremony that officially marked the opening of a new suite of rooms at Farnham Town Council. The 'Tindle suite' has been named after Sir Ray Tindle and Lady Tindle as a mark of thanks for their genero...

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    See behind the scenes of Farnham in Bloom

    Farnham Town Council is offering an opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at the town's greenhouses. The West Street based greenhouses are currently packed full with plants which will soon be planted into the hanging baskets and containe...

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    Little green fingers make Farnham bloom

    The first of Farnham's hanging baskets have been planted by children from Tootsies nursery. Fourteen children visited Farnham Town Council's greenhouses and chose a selection of plants, which included trailing petunias, geraniums and bergonias. With...

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    Mayoress receives a new chain

    Sir Ray Tindle has presented the Mayoress of Farnham with a specially commissioned, new chain of office. The chain, which is designed to be worn with the Mayoress's badge, was presented to the Mayoress Ann Blagden during a lunch hosted by Sir Ray Ti...

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    Enter the secret garden competition

    Easter weekend is traditionally the start of the gardening season. For some gardeners, it is the time of year when elaborate planting schemes that have taken all winter to plan will begin to take shape, while for others the long weekend will be an op...

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    Growing for gold in Farnham

    The start of the gardening season has been marked by the official launch of Farnham in Bloom 2014. Over 40 people representing local villages, businesses, schools, voluntary groups and community groups joined the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Paddy Blagd...

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    Farnham is cleaned up

    People of all ages organised and took part in community litter picks during March as part of Farnham Town Council's Big Pick Week. Areas such as the Shepherd and Flock roundabout, the Six Bells roundabout, Gostrey Meadow and Dogflud Way were litte...

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    Free summer music in Farnham

    Preparations are well underway for the start of the Music in the Meadow season sponsored by Savills Farnham, with the first concert taking place on 1 June. The concerts, which are organised by Farnham Town Council, are sponsored by local businesse...

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    Hot stuff at the Farnham Farmers' Market

    Farnham is 'hotting' up with some lovely spring sunshine and the arrival of a new stallholder at the Farnham Farmers' Market on Sunday 27 April. Jimmy Ginger's Fine Chilli Products will be selling chilli sauces, ketchup, plants, smoked chillis and...

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    Lively debate at Farnham's annual town meeting

    Over 80 people took the opportunity to attend Farnham's annual town meeting on Thursday 27 March. The meeting was chaired by the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Paddy Blagden and was an opportunity for residents to find out more about the work of Farnham T...

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    Life-saving equipment installed at Farnham Town Council

    An initiative that improves access to life-saving equipment in town centres has been supported by Farnham Town Council. An automatic external defibrillator has been installed on the outside wall of Farnham Town Council's offices in South Street. T...

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    New trees improve Dogflud Way

    The appearance of a grass verge along the Dogflud Way one-way system has been enhanced by the Farnham in Bloom community group. Volunteers from the group have planted six trees, which include hawthorn, rowan and wild service and 12 red cornus, com...

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    Grants awarded to local organisations

    Grants totalling over £50,000 have been awarded to over 20 local organisations whose work makes a positive difference to people's lives. The applications were considered and agreed by Farnham Town councillors and are for a wide range of projects ...

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    Spring clean Farnham

    A community event which aims to tidy up Farnham has been arranged for 22 to 30 March, which coincides with the first week of spring. Schools, residents' associations, community groups, scout troops, guide companies and individual residents are inv...

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    Schools to bring a splash of colour to the town

    Farnham schools have been invited to get involved in this year's Farnham in Bloom by taking part in the hanging basket competition. Schools that wish to participate will visit the Town Council's greenhouses in West Street where they will be provid...

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    Ask a question about what is happening in Farnham

    Farnham's Annual Town Meeting will take place on Thursday 27 March in The Bush Hotel conference suite from 7 to 9pm. The Annual Town Meeting is chaired by the Mayor of Farnham and is an opportunity for local people to find out what the Town Counci...

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