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Mayor of Farnham commits to working together and reviving the town at Civic Ceremony

Group of people in formal dress standing outside a church

Farnham’s annual Civic Service, which sees the Town Mayor make his promises of office, took place earlier this month at St Andrew’s Church. At the ceremony the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker, spoke of how he is using his year in office to support the community in working together to revive the town as it emerges from the pandemic.

Speaking at the ceremony, Councillor Earwaker said: “The council and staff team work together to be a voice for Farnham and to ensure we can meet the varying needs of our community. As we now focus on reviving Farnham after the pandemic and lockdowns, we pay tribute to our wonderful volunteers and community organisations for all they have done in keeping Farnham going and meeting the needs of the most vulnerable.”

With the emphasis on community support for those most in need, Councillor Earwaker highlighted the two good causes he is raising money for during his mayoral year, Farnham Assist and the Waverley Abbey Trust. Farnham Assist supports older people living alone, or who are housebound or carers. It runs social activities to enable older people to meet up and enjoy life and friendship. Waverley Abbey Trust is home to Waverley Abbey College which trains counsellors, coaches and mentors, with a strong emphasis on mental health.

At the service, the Mayor made his promises of office, which are to serve the town and its people and uphold all that is good and right. Guests at the service – which included local dignitaries and community leaders – committed to support and encourage him in his duties.

The service was led by the Rector of Farnham, the Reverend David Uffindell, with readings by Deputy Town Mayor, Councillor Michaela Wicks, and Colonel Patrick Crowley MBE DL.

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