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A first class makeover

People next to a blue van

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 work. They helped to cut back vegetation by the taxi rank, the bus stops and the area that backs onto the nearby pub.

Forest Lodge Garden Centre, who are gold sponsors of Farnham in Bloom, provided plants and some additional knowledge and expertise.

Cllr Stephen Hill, Lead Member for Farnham in Bloom says: “The area around the station is seen by many people visiting Farnham and the first impression was not particularly welcoming. The hard work of the Farnham in Bloom Community Group and PDG Contractors has seen the area much improved. The addition of four hanging baskets is a lovely finishing touch.”

Further improvements to the area are on the cards with a ‘surprise’ makeover of the bus shelters scheduled to take place during the next few weeks. Later in the year, as part of a project initiated by Farnham Town Council, the bus shelters will be replaced. The initiative will see the Town Council working in partnership with Network Rail, South West Trains and Surrey County Council.

Any resident who knows of an area in Farnham that could do with some attention can email

The judging for Farnham’s entry into Britain in Bloom will take place later in July. The results will be announced in September.


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