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

Farnham in Bloom will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 and the community group is seeking ideas on how to mark the occasion.

The Farnham in Bloom community group contributes greatly to Farnham’s annual entry into South and South East in Bloom. The group is made up of volunteers who played a key part this year in helping Farnham town centre to scoop gold for the fourth year running and to be crowned overall gold winner for the Large Town category.

The group organise activities such as litter picks, planting wildflower areas such as the verge along Dogflud Way and improving Farnham’s open spaces. Last year, the group planted trees and bulbs and generally improved an area of neglected land outside the shops at Heath End. They also spruced up the area around the railway station.

Until recently, the community group was chaired by local resident John Ely. After two years in the position, he has now passed the reins to Martin Billett.

Cllr Stephen Hill, Lead Member for Community Enhancement says: “John Ely did a fantastic job of chairing the group. He is a very active member of the community and is passionate about making Farnham a better place to live. Martin Billet will be an equally strong lead for the community group. His connection with the Post-19 group will enhance the element of community involvement.

“We are very excited to be celebrating 25 years of Farnham in Bloom and would like to encourage even more people to get involved in next year’s campaign. We want as many suggestions as possible about how we can celebrate. As well as marking the event with floral displays, we are looking for ideas for projects that will improve and enhance our environment and involve communities in and around Farnham.”

Suggestions for Farnham in Bloom can be emailed to Farnham Town Council. All ideas will be discussed by the Farnham in Bloom team. Anybody who is interested in playing an active part in Farnham in Bloom and would like to know more about joining the community group can email Kevin Taitt.

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