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Long-serving team member officially retires

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh talking to a small group of people

Farnham Town Council has marked the official retirement of Robin Cooper, a valued member of its outside workforce team after 26 years. The good news for Farnham is that Robin will continue to help keep the town looking its best by working two days a week. 

Robin joined Farnham Town Council in 1996 as an outside general assistant. Before that he worked at Charles Hill Nursery and Nelco which made motors for forklifts. 

Throughout his career, Robin has made significant contributions to the maintenance and upkeep of Farnham’s open spaces and cemeteries. His expertise has helped Farnham win 22 gold medals at South and South East in Bloom and three golds at RHS Britain in Bloom.

Iain Lynch, Clerk at Farnham Town Council says: “Robin has been a familiar figure around Farnham for over a quarter of a century. He has been an invaluable member of the team so we are pleased that he will continue to work with us for the foreseeable future as he starts his flexible retirement. As well as having a positive impact on Farnham’s open spaces, Robin has also mentored young people from the Abbey School who came to us for work experience.”

The outside workforce and an army of volunteers help with the upkeep of Farnham’s open spaces and plant some 44,000 plug plants for Farnham in Bloom every year. Their efforts are much valued by Farnham Town Council. 

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