1. Four young people in a garden.

    Students get a taste of working life

    Farnham Town Council has given four year ten students from Farnham Heath End School an insight into working life during a week-long work experience placement.  The four received the opportunity to discover more about the role of the Town Coun...

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    New Mayor of Farnham

    Councillor Pat Evans has been elected as the new Mayor of Farnham and has spoken of her “immense honour and privilege” at taking on the role as she looks forward to serving her community for the coming year. Her husband David was appointed as the...

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  3. Group of adults and children standing in front of war memorial

    Flag-raising for Armed Forces Day

    Farnham’s outgoing Mayor, Councillor David Attfield, led the town in uniting with others across the UK to pay tribute to the men and women, both past and present, of the armed forces on Armed Forces Day (24 June). At this year’s ceremony, the May...

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  4. Five people standing behind a flower bed

    Floral tribute for moon landing

    Fifty years ago on 20 July 1969 the first humans landed on the moon. In recognition of this great accomplishment, Farnham Town Council has created a carpet bed of flowers to commemorate the moon landing.  The 3m by 3m floral tribute is locate...

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  5. Lots of people siting on grass enjoying a music festival and picnic

    Free day out at Picnic in the Park

    Picnic in the Park is expected to draw over a thousand music fans to Gostrey Meadow when the event takes place on Sunday 30 June. The Mayor of Farnham will officially open the show at 12pm. A packed programme of live music will follow, with acts perf...

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  6. Group of people holding glasses of gin

    Countdown to Gin Festival

    Sponsors of the 2019 Gin Festival have sampled some of the 150 types of gin that it is estimated will be available at this year’s festival on 13 and 14 September.  The launch of the Gin Festival was held at The Castle Inn which is partnerin...

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  7. Band playing music in a bandstand

    Stay local this Sunday

    Shoppers will find the very best of local produce at the June Farmers’ Market taking place on Sunday 23 June from 10am to 1.30pm in Central car park, off Victoria Road. The market regularly attracts a loyal following of shoppers who appreciate t...

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  8. Group of walkers outside a timber framed house

    Walkers cover 3,350 miles

    Farnham walkers covered an astounding 3,350 miles during the town’s walking festival last month, according to the organisers Farnham Town Council.  Together, 420 women, men and children (plus a few dogs) took part in nearly 40 walks over th...

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  9. Taiko drummers watched by a crowd of people

    Farnham springs into summer

    Farnham’s summer programme of events sponsored by Kidd Rapinet got off to a cracking start with the Spring Festival on 26 May.  The Spring Festival is the first event in the town’s summer calendar and paves the way for over three months o...

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  10. Group of children standing behind a table full of hanging baskets.

    Children get planting for in Bloom

    Children from Potters Gate Primary School recently took time out of their school day to contribute towards Farnham’s entry into South and South East and Britain in Bloom.  The school was one of 13 Farnham schools and nurseries to visit Farnham ...

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  11. Mayor and a group of people standing inside a large poly tunnel

    Greenhouse open day

    Farnham Town Council’s greenhouse open day showed how one of the nation’s favourite pastimes really can be enjoyed by people of all ages.  Throughout the day, residents from nearby Bourne Wood Manor Care, a silver sponsor of Farnham in Bloom,...

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  12. Mayor and group of people standing outside Town Council office.

    Councillors take up new positions

    Farnham Town Council has met to agree the appointment of councillors to key positions following the recent local election.  At the Annual Town Council meeting in May, Mayor of Farnham Councillor David Attfield and Deputy Mayor of Farnham Coun...

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  13. Aerial view of crowd of people at Gin Festival

    Gin Festival tickets go on sale

    Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Farnham Gin Festival on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September. This popular event sold out in record time in 2018 and this year is expected to be no exception. Gin connoisseurs will be able to sample new and i...

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  14. Large group of people holding a Farnham in Bloom banner

    Launch of In Bloom 2019

    Organisers of Farnham in Bloom discussed fresh ideas and new challenges at the recent launch of the 2019 campaign at Forest Lodge Garden Centre. Former councillor Stephen Hill, the outgoing lead member for Community Enhancement at Farnham Town Cou...

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  15. Children in inflatable costumes.

    Free family fun at Spring Festival

    Make the most of your bank holiday weekend by joining in the fun at the annual Spring Festival, say organisers Farnham Town Council. The festival, which is free to attend and held at Gostrey Meadow, kicks off at 12 noon on Sunday 26 May and runs unti...

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  16. Pretty back garden

    Secret Gardens competition opens

    The call is out to local gardening enthusiasts to enter the Secret Gardens of Farnham competition run by Farnham Town Council as part of the Farnham in Bloom initiative. Entries to all categories in the competition are now open. Iain Lynch, Town C...

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  17. Family walking through woods.

    Walks for nature lovers of all ages

    Nature lovers wanting to know more about woodland wildlife are encouraged to book on one or more of the free woodland walks taking place as part of the Farnham Walking Festival. Limited spaces are available on three guided walks specifically takin...

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  18. Group of people in greenhouse in front of hundreds of plants.

    Friends plant 6,000 plants

    A magnificent floral display awaits Farnham’s plant lovers thanks to the tremendous achievement of a new Farnham in Bloom volunteer group that planted 6,000 plug plants in just two days over Easter.  New for 2019, the Bloomin’ Friends gro...

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  19. Man presents gift wrapped items to man on his right.

    Farewell to former Gurkha

    A well-deserved retirement awaits a Farnham Town Council employee who will be a familiar face to many local people. Thapa Jhupa is a former Gurkha who had over 20 years’ service for the British Army. Thapa joined the more peaceful surroundings of F...

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  20. Pretty back garden

    Residents urged to get gardening

    It’s Gardening Week and Farnham Town Council is urging residents to take advantage of the many opportunities it offers to get involved in one of the UK’s favourite pastimes.  From big ideas on a small budget to bold and inspiring large garden...

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  21. Older people watching a band perform inside a church hall

    Free music show

    The Choir Company is the latest and last local act to perform at this year’s Music in the Vineyard, the programme of free indoor music events taking place at the Vineyard Church, Union Road, Farnham. The Choir Company will treat its audience to ...

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  22. Adults and children gardening

    Children connect with nature

    Children have been finding out where their fruit and vegetables come from at this Easter’s Bloomin’ Kids Gardening Workshops.  Around 100 children from Farnham, Fleet, Aldershot, Bentley and Alton got hands on experience of sowing broad beans...

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  23. Group of people walking in the woods.

    Free Walking Festival

    A programme of free walks led by expert guides is set to get Farnham active while helping people discover more about their surroundings. The 2019 Farnham Walking Festival, which has been organised by Farnham Town Council and is run by volunteers, inc...

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  24. Group of people in high viz jackets holding sacks and litter picks

    Record numbers join litter pick

    Farnham is a tidier place thanks to a record number of volunteers who gave up their time to pick up litter during the 2019 Spring Big Pick Week.  Throughout the week, 200 volunteers from the Bourne 5th Farnham Cubs, Farnham Ramblers, Badshot L...

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    The Mother’s Day gift that lasts

    Families all over Farnham will be thanking their mums with dedicated Farnham in Bloom hanging baskets and flower troughs this Mother’s Day. Unlike the traditional bouquet of flowers, the hanging baskets and troughs will continue to look beautiful i...

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  26. Male and child planting seeds at gardening workshop.

    Free gardening workshops

    There will be an edible theme to this Easter’s Bloomin’ Kids gardening workshops. Whatever the weather, children as young as five can get gardening at the free workshops on 9 and 11 April.  Taking place in Farnham Town Council’s greenho...

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  27. Older people watching a band perform inside a church hall

    Young musician set to impress

    A music student from Farnborough College will perform at Music in the Vineyard on Sunday 24 March.  Matt Lloyd Mostyn first came to the attention of Farnham Town Council when he played at the Farnham Christmas Market. He so impressed the even...

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  28. Group of adults and schoolchildren in front of red brick building

    Town marks Commonwealth Day

    A ceremony took place in Farnham on Monday (11 March) to mark Commonwealth Day and the 70thanniversary of the London Declaration, when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members.  Observed by around ...

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  29. Children holding paintings of leaves.

    Vote for Bloomin' Kids

    Easter Bloomin’ Kids Gardening workshops run by Farnham Town Council will be given a spring boost by the Waitrose community funding scheme ‘Community Matters’ at its Farnham store. Throughout March, shoppers will be able to place their green...

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  30. Aerial photo showing castle and green spaces and trees.

    Residents urged to shape Farnham

    Residents of Farnham have until 21 March to give their opinions on the minor changes to the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan was adopted by Waverley Borough Council in July 2017 and plays a full part in the borough’s decision-making. However...

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  31. Town scene showing roof tops, trees and Castle in the background.

    Ask questions and share views

    A key part of local democracy, the Annual Town Meeting, takes place on Thursday 14 March at 7pm. Farnham Town Council is encouraging residents to come along and take part. Councillor David Attfield, Mayor of Farnham says: “Town councillors will ...

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  32. Group of students and adults outside a red brick building.

    Commonwealth Day

    Farnham’s Mayor, Councillor David Attfield, will lead the town in Commonwealth Day commemorations on Monday 11 March. The Mayor will raise the Commonwealth Flag outside the Town Council offices on South Street, Farnham in a ceremony that will be re...

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  33. Mayor centre with group of people wearing medals

    Services to Farnham Awards

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield presented Services to Farnham Awards to 12 community heroes at a reception on Monday 25 February. The annual awards are made to individuals in recognition of their outstanding service to the communit...

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  34. People in high viz jackets holding black sacks and litter pickers.

     Get picking in town clear-up

    Volunteer litter pickers are being recruited now to take part in Farnham’s Big Pick Week and the Great British Spring Clean, both taking place in March. Groups of neighbours, families, youth groups and anyone with an hour or two to spare is being e...

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  35. Three men - one holding a bird box and a second holding a drill.

    100 new homes for birds

    One hundred new homes for birds are being provided thanks to a grant from Farnham Town Council to children at Badshot Lea Infant School. The council awarded a grant of £250 to the school to help pupils encourage more wildlife to the area. “T...

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    Mayor’s concert is a success

     The audience went bananas at the Mayor of Farnham’s charity concert last week held at the Medici Theatre at Weydon School. The proms-style evening - complete with flag waving, a traditional brass band and a choir - raised in excess of £2,500 for...

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  37. Female on microphone. Band behind her on a stage.

    Swing band puts on free show

    Music from Surrey favourites, Vic Cracknell’s Swing Band will fill Farnham Vineyard Church on Sunday 24 February when the band performs as part of Music in the Vineyard, the series of free concerts put on by Farnham Town Council. Vic and his ban...

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  38. Aerial photo showing buildings and trees.

    Neighbourhood Plan consultation

    A consultation is underway to seek people’s views on Farnham Town Council’s modified Neighbourhood Plan. The partial review of the made Farnham Neighbourhood Plan was driven by a requirement to provide an additional 450 dwellings in Farnham by...

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  39. Britain in Bloom spelled out with plants. © Farnham Town Council

    Farnham in Britain in Bloom final

    Farnham has fought off competition from towns and cities from the whole of England’s south east to represent the region in the 2019 RHS Britain in Bloom UK finals. The town has been invited to enter the category for town centres, city centres and b...

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    Proms-style charity concert

    A proms-style charity concert featuring traditional music alongside contemporary songs and high energy drumming is coming to Farnham on Saturday 9 February. Tickets are available now. The Mayor of Farnham will host the concert, complete with flag ...

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    Free guide to living in Farnham

    Householders and businesses throughout Farnham and surrounding villages have received their copy of the latest Residents’ Guide. The 36-page booklet is the official guide to living in Farnham and includes a six-page events section, featuring detail...

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  42. Band singing and playing on a stage.

    Free music concert

    Farnham Town Council is set to get its 2019 events programme off to a lively start on Sunday 27 January with the return of Music in the Vineyard. Out of the Shadows will kick-start the series of four free concerts with an energetic playlist of six...

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    New councillor co-opted

    Farnham Town Councillors have co-opted a new councillor to fill a vacancy in the Bourne ward. Simon Foale from Lower Bourne was one of five candidates to apply for the role. At the Full Council meeting on 20 December, each of the candidates was in...

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  44. Brass band sitting on a stage wearing Christmas hats.

    In Bloom Winter Celebration

    Farnham in Bloom Community Group shunned the wintery weather and chilly temperatures to celebrate a magnificent year in the South and South East in Bloom competition at their Winter Celebration on Sunday 16 December. Councillor Stephen Hill, Lead ...

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  45. Bottles of chilli oil and jars of chilli sauce.

    Christmas treats at Market

    There is one place at the very heart of Farnham selling items for your Christmas Dinner, all sourced within 50 miles of Farnham - and it’s not a supermarket. Farnham Farmers’ Market takes place on Sunday 23 December from 10am to 1.30pm in Cent...

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  46. Choir singing in church

    Choir gives outstanding concert

    St Andrew’s Church was filled to capacity on Thursday (13 December) as guests joined the Mayor of Farnham for this year’s Civic Christmas Carol Service. Now in its sixth year, the service which is organised by Farnham Town Council and supporte...

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  47. Crowd of people at an outdoor market. Colourful gazebos in street

    Farnham knows how to get festive!

    Festive cheer was in abundance at the Farnham Christmas Market on Sunday. Organised by Farnham Town Council, an estimated 15,000 people turned out to enjoy the experience of being able to meander around 200 festive market stalls in a traffic-free ...

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  48. Man in wheelchair with the Mayor and a female holding certificates.

    Mayor presents Disability award

    Two volunteers who have supported Farnham’s disabled sports community for over 30 years have received recognition for their outstanding contributions. Chris and Julie Stephens began volunteering with Swimability (formerly known as Farnham Sports...

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    Bloomin' Winter Celebration

    A celebration to mark what has arguably been Farnham’s best year ever in the In Bloom competitions takes place on Sunday 16 December at the Farnham Vineyard Church in Union Road from 2.30pm. The Farnham in Bloom Winter Celebration is free to att...

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  50. Aerial view of a crowded market with people and marquees.

    Farnham Christmas Market

    Take the pressure out of Christmas preparations by heading to Farnham’s Christmas Market on Sunday 9 December (10am to 4pm) in the town centre. There will be around 200 stalls where shoppers will find gifts galore, Christmas decorations and food a...

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  51. Pantomime cast and Mayor on stage.

    Farnham gets festive

    The Mayor of Farnham Cllr David Attfield switched on Farnham’s Christmas lights on Saturday with help from a surprise guest. Arriving on a horse-drawn carriage, Father Christmas was greeted with cheers and applause as he made his way onto the st...

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  52. Garlands of Christmas decorations made from dried oranges

    Food to tickle your tastebuds!

    Farmers and producers are encouraging shoppers to plan ahead and preorder items for their Christmas feast at this month’s Farmers’ Market on Sunday 25 November. Stallholders will be selling and taking orders for a range of Christmas essentials...

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  53. Choir in church setting

    Christmas Civic Carol Service

    The ballot for tickets to the Mayor of Farnham’s Civic Christmas Carol Service is now open. The service will be held on Thursday 13 December at St Andrew’s Church, Farnham. Starting at 7.30pm, the traditional service will include Christmas read...

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    Be a Town Councillor

    Farnham Town Council is inviting applications for the co-option of a new councillor for the Bourne ward following the resignation of Sam Hollins-Owen. To apply, candidates will need to complete and submit an application form by 9am on Monday 10 Dece...

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  55. Older people in wheelchairs and soldiers standing behind.

    Farnham marks WWI centenary

    Large crowds of people gathered in Farnham on Sunday (11 November) to pay their respects and commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War and those that had died in conflicts since. As 11am approached, a joint procession of some 450 ...

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  56. School children holding poppy wreaths

    Children gather to remember

    School children from 18 Farnham schools came together in a collective act of remembrance at the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow on Friday (9 November) to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. The primary and secondary school-aged ch...

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  57. Mayor, men in uniform and vicar at a war memorial.

    Weybourne War Memorial

     The Weybourne war memorial has been rededicated in a new memorial garden following completion of work to improve the tribute to local people who died during the first and second world wars. The main memorial plaque lists 12 people who died durin...

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  58. Group of people holding certificates.

    Customer service awards

     Businesses in Farnham are excelling when it comes to providing a great customer experience, according to a recent independent mystery shopper review. Over 50 people gathered at the Farnham customer service awards on 6 November at Farnham Town Co...

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  59. Back of children on stage. Christmas tree.

    Christmas lights switch-on 2018

    Farnham will be getting festive on Saturday (17 November) when the town’s official Christmas lights are switched on by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield. The afternoon of family fun will begin at 1pm at Gostrey Meadow. Thanks to su...

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  60. Children standing in front of an allotment holding potted plants.

    Bloomin’ Kids get gardening

    Over 60 children, including some as young as three, took part in free Bloomin’ Kids’ Gardening Workshops during the half term holiday at the end of October. The workshops were run by Farnham Town Council as a way of making it easy and fun for ...

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  61. School children at war memorial

    Farnham Remembers

    Schoolchildren will be among those taking part in two acts of remembrance in Farnham to commemorate those who have fought, died and lived through armed conflict. The first service is on 9 November and is organised by Farnham Town Council and the F...

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    Grants for local projects

    Farnham Town Council is inviting applications from local groups that would like to bid for money from the 2019/20 Community Grant pot. More than £20,000 is available for projects that will promote the environment and/or community life in Farnham ...

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  63. People in high viz jackets holding black sacks and litter pickers.

    Thank you to litter pickers

    Fine, sunny weather tempted over 20 volunteers to take part in this autumn’s town centre community litter pick on Saturday 20 October. The biannual event was attended by families, members of community groups, Bloomin’ litter volunteers, counci...

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  64. Female and Mayor holding a defibrillator in a box

    Call to create Defib register

    Farnham Town Council and Heartstart Farnham Lions announced on national Restart a Heart Day on Tuesday 16 October that they are to work together to produce a comprehensive list of Defibrillator Heart Restarters in the Farnham area and want to urge lo...

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    Prizes for in Bloom volunteers

    Farnham Town Council said a big thank you to the army of volunteers who contributed to the success of this year’s Farnham in Bloom at an awards ceremony (on Thursday 11 October). The annual awards began with presentations to local schoolchildren...

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  66. Sausages cooking.

    Shoppers get the pick of the crop

    Shoppers can expect to find the best of the harvest from new stallholder T&G Vegetable Gardens at this month’s Farnham Farmers’ Market. Taking place in Central car park, off Victoria Road on Sunday 28 October from 10am to 1.30pm, the marke...

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  67. Male and child planting seeds at gardening workshop.

    Free kids’ gardening workshops

    Parents, carers and grandparents are invited to introduce their children to the pleasures of gardening this half term with Farnham Town Council’s free gardening workshops. The workshops will be held from 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm on Thursday 2...

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  68. People in a crowded market place.

    Festival draws thousands

    Thousands of foodies, visitors and shoppers flooded the streets of Farnham at Sunday’s (30 September) celebration of local, artisan and specialist produce at the 2018 Farnham Food and Drink Festival. For the first time festival organisers Farnha...

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  69. Group of people with a large cheque

    Otterly amazing!

    Farnham Town Councillor Mike Hodge has presented two cheques for £15,000 each to The Woodlarks Centre and Brightwells Gostrey Centre, which are the charities he supported during his year as the Mayor of Farnham. More than £28,000 was raised from...

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  70. Piper, chef holding venison on a platter and the Town Crier.

    A dinner steeped in tradition

    The hundredth anniversary of votes for women, the end of the first world war and Mike Hawthorn being the first British winner of Formula one are the themes for the after-dinner speeches at this year's Venison Dinner. The dinner, which dates back o...

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  71. Group of people in high visibility jackets holding litter pickers and black sacks

    Take your pick

    A community initiative aimed at keeping on top of litter will return this autumn. ‘Big Pick’ is organised twice a year by Farnham Town Council. The campaign encourages volunteers to take action against litter and organise a litter pick of thei...

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  72. Mayor with group of 11 winners of Services to Farnham awards.

    Services to Farnham Awards open

    Farnham Town Council is seeking entries for this year’s Services to Farnham Awards. The Awards give recognition to those people who are providing an outstanding or crucial service to people in Farnham. Councillor David Attfield, Mayor of Farn...

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    Visit the Food and Drink Festival

    Farnham Town Council is celebrating ten amazing years of showcasing the variety and quality of local food at the Farnham Food and Drink Festival by holding the event on a Sunday this year, enabling more of the town and even more visitors to enjoy the...

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  74. Four females holding gin glasses.

    1,700 enjoy Gin Festival

    Farnham’s gin lovers were treated to a festival dedicated to their favourite tipple last week at the second Farnham Gin Festival. Following the success of last year’s one-day event, Farnham Town Council held this year’s festival across two n...

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  75. Group of people with certificates

    Farnham wins 14 awards

    Farnham Town Council is celebrating what may well be its best result yet in this year’s South and South East in Bloom competition. The town netted four gold awards, was the winner in three categories and won a special award for biodiversity. ...

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    Support local food producers

    September is the time to celebrate food and drink in Farnham and at this month’s Farmers’ Market the focus will be on fresh, local produce. Shoppers will be able to enjoy great food and support their local farmers and food producers at the Far...

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  77. Female and male either side of a banner

    Influence the future of Farnham

    Residents are being urged to have their say on the revised version of Farnham’s Neighbourhood Plan by the consultation closing date on Sunday 30 September. An early review was instigated after Waverley Borough Council revealed that Farnham needs...

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  78. Female, Mayor and male stand under an archway in a pretty garden.

    No longer a secret

    The winners of Farnham Town Council’s Secret Gardens competition have been revealed. Nearly 50 awards were made across eight categories including the Best Public House/Hotel, Courtyard, Large Garden, Front/Back/Small Garden and Wildlife Garden. ...

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  79. Aerial photo showing buildings and trees.

    Take part in consultation

    Farnham Town Council is seeking local people’s views on proposed sites for an additional 450 homes in Farnham. The early review of the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan was announced shortly after it was adopted in July 2017. It was prompted by a requi...

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  80. Aerial view of crowd of people at Gin Festival

    Gin Festival: a great night out

    Tickets are still available for the opening night of this year’s Gin Festival in Farnham on Friday 14 September. There will be around 150 different types of gin including local and lesser known brands. Gin enthusiasts will be able to chat to the...

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  81. Silhouette of a solider

    Farnham's silent soldiers

    Life size silhouettes of first world war soldiers have appeared at a number of locations in Farnham. The Royal British Legion’s Silent Soldier campaign is supported by Farnham Town Council and is a mark of respect for those soldiers who never ma...

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  82. Group of people standing behind a carpet bed

    Remembering with flowers

    A carpet bed of flowers commemorating the end of World War One has been a feature of Gostrey Meadow in Farnham this summer. Over 4,000 plants were used to plant the three by three metre square design which depicted a lone silent solider against a ...

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  83. Mayor of Farnham Cllr David Attfield with newly elected Deputy Mayor Cllr Paula Dunsmore.

    New Deputy Mayor for Farnham

    Paula Dunsmore, Farnham Town Councillor for Wrecclesham and Rowledge has been elected as the new Deputy Mayor of Farnham. She was elected by councillors to take on the role of supporting the Mayor of Farnham for the remainder of the 2018/19 Council ...

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  84. 3 people standing behind two planters filled with vegetables ripe for harvest.

    Free lunch from in Bloom

    Free salad leaves and vegetables are ripe for the picking thanks to volunteer gardeners from this year’s Farnham in Bloom campaign. Containers outside South Street Sainsbury’s are packed with herbs, salads, vegetables and edible flowers that are ...

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  85. School children and the Mayor stand next to a large hanging basket.

    Schoolchildren praised in judging

    Schoolchildren who took part in the Farnham in Bloom schools’ competition were commended on their creativity and hard work when judges recently assessed their entries. The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr David Attfield was joined by Farnham Town Council ...

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  86. Six large decorated otters.

    Otters raise money for charity

    New homes have been found for more than 40 otters which featured in the Otter Wey community art trail. The otters, which brought such delight to the community went on parade at Farnham Castle for one last time on Monday 9 July before being auction...

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  87. Large group children standing behind a painting of an otter.

    In Bloom judges visit Farnham

    Judges from South and South East in Bloom visited Farnham this week to assess the town’s entries in the annual In Bloom competition. Judging began on 10 July when a team of Farnham in Bloom organisers and volunteers took the visitors on a tour whic...

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  88. School children sitting around a conference table.

    Councillors in the making

    Twenty students from More House School visited Farnham Town Council on Wednesday 4 July to meet the Mayor and conduct a Pupil Voice meeting, which is similar to a school council. The meeting began with a question and answer session chaired by the ...

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  89. Lots of people siting on grass enjoying a music festival and picnic

    Picnic in the Park

    Picnic in the Park has traditionally become a day to wind down and relax after the excitement of the previous day’s carnival and this year was no exception. Thousands descended on Gostrey Meadow for an afternoon of non-stop live music by local act...

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  90. Hanging basket filled with brightly coloured flowers.

    Judges head to Farnham

    Community involvement is firmly at the heart of Farnham’s entry into this year’s South and South East in Bloom. The judges will arrive on 10 July and as well as being taken on a tour of new initiatives for 2018, they will see how established p...

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  91. Group of children with soldiers and adults.

    Flying the flag for UK troops

    The start of Armed Forces Week was celebrated in Farnham on Monday 25 June. Farnham Town Councillors and members of community organisations gathered outside the Town Council office and watched as the Mayor of Farnham Councillor David Attfield, abl...

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  92. Crowd of people sitting on grass clapping and looking happy.

    Open air music and food

    An afternoon of live music, street food and impromptu picnics comes to Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 1 July when Picnic in the Park takes place, marking the end of another successful carnival weekend in Farnham. The fun will begin at 11.20am with performa...

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  93. Young girl holding a certificate with the Mayor on her left.

    Hard work pays off

    A student who came to Farnham Town Council for work experience has had her hard work and enthusiasm rewarded with a job offer. After deciding college was not for her, Johanna Rowbotham (17) studied at Waverley Training Services where she retook an...

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  94. Group of people in smart clothing outside a church.

    Mayor makes promises of office

    The annual civic service has taken place at St Andrew’s Church to mark the start of the new Council year and the appointment of the recently elected Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield. The service saw Councillor David Attfield make his ...

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  95. Group of people walking in the woods.

    100s put their best foot forward

    Over 450 people got out and about to explore some of the lesser known parts of the town during Farnham Town Council’s Walking Festival. There were 38 walks to choose from during the two-week long festival ranging from two to 14 miles. Council...

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    Enjoy the music this Father’s Day 

    Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 17 June by making Music in the Meadow a family occasion. There will be live music from Farnham Brass Band between 3pm and 5pm at Gostrey Meadow. Farnham Town Council will provide jumbo garden games so all you need ...

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  97. People tending to a hanging basket

    School's green enterprise

    Students from a local school who have taken part in the Farnham in Bloom schools’ hanging basket competition have turned their newly acquired gardening skills into a business opportunity. Staff from Farnham Town Council’s outside workforce vis...

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    Cemetery improvements

    Work is underway at West Street Cemetery to improve the area for visitors seeking a quiet space to reflect and remember loved ones. The refurbished Garden of Reflection will be separated from the nearby allotments and greenhouses by an attractive ...

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    Famous Names plaque unveiled

    A plaque acknowledging the achievements of a former Farnham resident has been unveiled in South Street by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield. Sir Jeffrey Tate CBE attended Wrecclesham Primary School before joining Farnham Grammar Scho...

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  100. Group of walkers looking at a banner.

    Otterly wonderful

    The former Mayor of Farnham Councillor Mike Hodge turned walk leader on Sunday when 27 people joined him for a guided tour of the Otter Wey Trail community art project. Councillor Hodge led the walkers on the seven-mile trek in search of 44, one-m...

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