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Interest blooms at Community Fair

Group of people in high visibility vests holding litter pickers

The first weekend of spring was the perfect time for the Farnham in Bloom Community Group to hold its annual volunteers’ fair.

Nine environmentally themed community groups organised activities which included planting sunflower seeds and plug planting. To give potential volunteers an insight into how they could help, the groups had displays and photos showing their work. The fair also featured live music by Simon Hitchenson which provided a festive atmosphere for all.

Happening alongside the fair was a town centre community litter pick. Volunteers helped clean up various locations including Gostrey Meadow, Riverside, Victoria Garden, Six Bells, West Street, and Downing Street. The clean-up revealed a number of items including discarded pants, socks, and carpet!

Iain Lynch, Town Clerk at Farnham Town Council said: “The event provided a great networking opportunity for the participating groups, and many volunteers were recruited for Farnham in Bloom. This means that even more people will donate their time this year towards enhancing the town and improving biodiversity by planting flowers, maintaining public spaces, and engaging with the community.

“The Bloomin’ Communities Fair provided a great opportunity for community groups across Farnham to connect and recruit volunteers with a passion for the environment, and we are grateful for the support of all the volunteers who helped with the litter pick.” 

For more information about getting involved in Farnham in Bloom, email

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