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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 planted a native hedge, wildflower area and 500 daffodil bulbs giving the open space year round interest.

Cllr Stephen Hill, Lead Member for Farnham in Bloom says: “The group of volunteers, which has been led by John Ely who is a local resident and Chair of the Farnham in Bloom community group, has done a marvelous job of clearing up and cultivating an untidy and unloved area of land. The Farnborough Road is one of the main approaches into Farnham Town Centre and now, thanks to a wonderful group of people, one of the first visual impressions visitors receive of Farnham has been greatly improved.”

Speaking about the project, John Ely says: “By getting together a few people, we have been able to restore a scruffy area of land. Alone it’s hard work but together we have made a real difference.”

Farnham in Bloom community group is a group of volunteers who are interested in enhancing Farnham’s open spaces, particularly those areas that appear to fall under the radar of the local authority responsible for their management. Anybody interested in joining the group or finding out more information should contact Kevin Taitt on 01252 712667 or email

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