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    A first class makeover

    The area around Farnham’s railway station has been spruced up thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the Farnham in Bloom community group and staff from Farnham Town Council. The group was helped by PDG Contractors who donated a morning’s wo...

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    Local schools win joint first prize

    Hanging baskets planted by children from St Andrew's Infants' School and All Saints C of E Aided Infants School, Tilford have been awarded joint first place in the Farnham in Bloom, schools' hanging basket competition. In May, children from 18 loc...

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    Pack a picnic

    Farnham Town Council is encouraging parents and carers to rediscover Farnham during the long summer holidays by packing a picnic and enjoying some of the area's beautiful parks and open spaces. Fresh, tasty picnic items can be bought from the Farm...

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    Hop cart has new home

    The redevelopment of Farnham Police station has seen the Farnham in Bloom hop cart relocated to a new home outside Farnham Town Council's offices in South Street. The eye-catching cart celebrates Farnham's brewing heritage and has been planted wit...

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    Annual allotment show

    Months of hard work by Farnham's allotment holders will be judged on Saturday 19 July at the annual Allotment Show. Vegetables, fruit, preserves, cakes and flowers will be scrutinised by the judges in their search for the best of the best. Four cu...

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    Launch of visitors’ guide

    Farnham Town Council has produced a free, official town guide that includes information about things to do, the area’s history, art and culture, heritage and guides to shopping and eating and drinking. The full colour, 40 page visitors’ guide ha...

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    Young musicians take to the stage

    Local, young people showcased their talent at a special Music in Meadow on Sunday. More than 400 people attended the event, which saw a number of performers entertaining the audience. First on stage was 12-year-old Cassidy who sang Year 3000 by Bu...

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    Good luck Farnham

    Final preparations are being made by the Farnham in Bloom team for the judging of their entries into the Large Town and Town Centre categories of South and South East in Bloom. Judging will take place for the Large Town entry on 16 July and the To...

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    Guerrilla gardening at Heath End

    A group of residents from Heath End have improved an area of neglected land along Farnborough Road. After two years of hard work, the area of grass outside the shops has been transformed. With support from Farnham Town Council, volunteers have pla...

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    Picnic in the Park is a success

    Farnham’s safari weekend ended on a high note as over one thousand people brought along their picnics to Gostrey Meadow and took part in Sunday’s Picnic in the Park. Picnickers, which included many families with young children enjoyed five hou...

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    Mayor presents gavel

    Members of the military and invited guests have attended an event hosted by Farnham Town Council to mark Armed Forces Day. Representatives from the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, the Army Benevolent Fund, Royal British Legion and 229 Air Squa...

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    First Music in the Meadow concert

    Hits from the past will be revived at this year's first Music in the Meadow concert, which will take place on Sunday 1 June and is organised by Farnham Town Council. The Revivals Band will be performing from 3pm in the bandstand on Gostrey Meadow....

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  13. Stone chapels in graveyard.

    Views wanted on cemetery chapels

    Hale residents are being asked for their views on a number of options for the future of the chapels in Hale cemetery. The concepts, which have been considered to date but have not been progressed for various reasons, will be shown along with other...

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    Live link up with New Jersey

    An historic link-up with the borough of Woodland Park in New Jersey, USA and Farnham Town Council took place on 12 June. The connection with Woodland Park, formally known as West Paterson, began in the 1970s when the Farnham Girls' Choir visited t...

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    Mayor makes promises of office

    The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Jeremy Ricketts was joined by family, friends and special guests as he made his promises of office on Sunday15 June. The service took place at the parish church of St Andrew’s and looked at the Council’s commitment to s...

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    Farmers’ Market summer treats

    June marks the start of picnic season and this month’s Farmers’ Market will be offering some delicious items for summer picnic hampers. Salads, strawberries, raspberries and ice cream will be available as well as barbeque items such as meat, f...

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    3 o clock rock

    The sound of rock and roll has once again filled the Gostrey Meadow airwaves. In the second Music in the Meadow concert, Out of the Shadows entertained an audience of over 600 people with music from the 1960s. The Surrey-based band played many of ...

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    Thank you to 'Bloom' volunteers

    As a celebration of this year’s Volunteers’ Week, Farnham Town Council wants to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the people who volunteer for Farnham in Bloom. 
This year’s awareness week takes place from 1 to 7 June and is an opportunity to ...

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    Farnham Town Council invests in the town’s cemeteries

    The accessibility of West Street cemetery has been greatly improved following the completion of Farnham Town Council’s programme of works to resurface cemetery footpaths. The existing pathways have been edged and resurfaced and a new path has be...

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    Thank you to the Farnham in Bloom volunteers

    As a celebration of this year’s Volunteers’ Week, Farnham Town Council wants to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the people who volunteer for Farnham in Bloom. This year’s awareness week takes place from 1 to 7 June and is an opportunity to ...

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    Jeremy Hunt MP reopens Wrecclesham Community Centre

    Jeremy Hunt MP; the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Jeremy Ricketts and the Mayoress of Farnham, Debbie Ricketts together with members of Wrecclesham Community Centre and representatives from the key funding organisations. Wrecclesham Community Centre has ...

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    Wrecclesham Community Centre reopens

    Wrecclesham Community Centre has been officially reopened by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP who has unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of a refurbishment that cost nearly £200,000. The South West Surrey MP and Secretary of State for Health was joi...

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    New Mayor of Farnham is elected

    Farnham Town Councillors have elected Cllr Jeremy Ricketts as the new Mayor of Farnham at the Town Council's annual meeting, which was held on 8 May. Cllr Ricketts was elected as a town councillor in 2011 and represents Weybourne and Badshot Lea. He...

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    Sir Ray Tindle unveils plaque

     plaque has been unveiled by Sir Ray Tindle in a ceremony that officially marked the opening of a new suite of rooms at Farnham Town Council. The 'Tindle suite' has been named after Sir Ray Tindle and Lady Tindle as a mark of thanks for their genero...

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    See behind the scenes of Farnham in Bloom

    Farnham Town Council is offering an opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at the town's greenhouses. The West Street based greenhouses are currently packed full with plants which will soon be planted into the hanging baskets and containe...

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    Little green fingers make Farnham bloom

    The first of Farnham's hanging baskets have been planted by children from Tootsies nursery. Fourteen children visited Farnham Town Council's greenhouses and chose a selection of plants, which included trailing petunias, geraniums and bergonias. With...

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    Mayoress receives a new chain

    Sir Ray Tindle has presented the Mayoress of Farnham with a specially commissioned, new chain of office. The chain, which is designed to be worn with the Mayoress's badge, was presented to the Mayoress Ann Blagden during a lunch hosted by Sir Ray Ti...

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    Enter the secret garden competition

    Easter weekend is traditionally the start of the gardening season. For some gardeners, it is the time of year when elaborate planting schemes that have taken all winter to plan will begin to take shape, while for others the long weekend will be an op...

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    Growing for gold in Farnham

    The start of the gardening season has been marked by the official launch of Farnham in Bloom 2014. Over 40 people representing local villages, businesses, schools, voluntary groups and community groups joined the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Paddy Blagd...

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    Farnham is cleaned up

    People of all ages organised and took part in community litter picks during March as part of Farnham Town Council's Big Pick Week. Areas such as the Shepherd and Flock roundabout, the Six Bells roundabout, Gostrey Meadow and Dogflud Way were litte...

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    Free summer music in Farnham

    Preparations are well underway for the start of the Music in the Meadow season sponsored by Savills Farnham, with the first concert taking place on 1 June. The concerts, which are organised by Farnham Town Council, are sponsored by local businesse...

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    Hot stuff at the Farnham Farmers' Market

    Farnham is 'hotting' up with some lovely spring sunshine and the arrival of a new stallholder at the Farnham Farmers' Market on Sunday 27 April. Jimmy Ginger's Fine Chilli Products will be selling chilli sauces, ketchup, plants, smoked chillis and...

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    Lively debate at Farnham's annual town meeting

    Over 80 people took the opportunity to attend Farnham's annual town meeting on Thursday 27 March. The meeting was chaired by the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Paddy Blagden and was an opportunity for residents to find out more about the work of Farnham T...

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    Life-saving equipment installed at Farnham Town Council

    An initiative that improves access to life-saving equipment in town centres has been supported by Farnham Town Council. An automatic external defibrillator has been installed on the outside wall of Farnham Town Council's offices in South Street. T...

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    New trees improve Dogflud Way

    The appearance of a grass verge along the Dogflud Way one-way system has been enhanced by the Farnham in Bloom community group. Volunteers from the group have planted six trees, which include hawthorn, rowan and wild service and 12 red cornus, com...

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    Grants awarded to local organisations

    Grants totalling over £50,000 have been awarded to over 20 local organisations whose work makes a positive difference to people's lives. The applications were considered and agreed by Farnham Town councillors and are for a wide range of projects ...

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    Spring clean Farnham

    A community event which aims to tidy up Farnham has been arranged for 22 to 30 March, which coincides with the first week of spring. Schools, residents' associations, community groups, scout troops, guide companies and individual residents are inv...

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    Schools to bring a splash of colour to the town

    Farnham schools have been invited to get involved in this year's Farnham in Bloom by taking part in the hanging basket competition. Schools that wish to participate will visit the Town Council's greenhouses in West Street where they will be provid...

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    Ask a question about what is happening in Farnham

    Farnham's Annual Town Meeting will take place on Thursday 27 March in The Bush Hotel conference suite from 7 to 9pm. The Annual Town Meeting is chaired by the Mayor of Farnham and is an opportunity for local people to find out what the Town Counci...

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    Easter egg hunt at the Farmers' Market

    An Easter egg hunt will provide free family fun at the Farmers' Market on 23 March. Chocolate eggs will be hidden on stalls around the market for children to find and enjoy. There will be a great range of stallholders at the Market selling some wo...

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    Have you had your say?

    Time to comment on the latest version of the Neighbourhood Plan is running out. If you wish to add your views, please visit the Farnham Town Council website soon or call in for a hard copy at the office in South Street. The survey has questions on ho...

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    Volunteers receive recognition for outstanding service

    Eleven local people who have collectively donated over 200 years of time to community causes have been honoured. In recognition of their outstanding service to the community, each individual has been presented with a 'Services to Farnham Award'. T...

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    Farnham flies the Commonwealth flag

    Farnham Town Council celebrated Commonwealth Day on Monday 10 March by raising the Commonwealth flag outside the Town Council Offices in South Street. The Town Council was one of 500 local authorities and community groups throughout the UK to take...

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    Civilian war death grave restored

    A grave in West Street cemetery has been restored to a pristine condition thanks to the efforts of local stonemasons, Stonecrest. The grave is significant as it is the final resting place of Arthur Charles Porter who was Farnham's only civilian de...

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    Work starts to improve Wrecclesham Community Centre

    Work has started on the project that will see Wrecclesham Community Centre in Greenfield Road receive a £150,000 facelift. Successful applications for funding by Farnham Town Council and the Wrecclesham Community Centre trustees have made it poss...

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    A fitting tribute

    A small party of George Sturt enthusiasts gathered recently at Green Lane cemetery to pay tribute to the restoration of the graves of George Sturt and his sisters Susan and Mary. Over the years, Farnham craft town has been home to many creative pe...

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    Farnham to represent the south east in Britain in Bloom

    Golden Year for Farnham in the RHS Britain in Bloom 2014 Finals Farnham to represent the south east in Britain in Bloom in the 50th Bloom finals Farnham has been selected from more than 1,000 entrants to take part in the Royal Horticultural Soc...

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    Farnham sets council tax precept

    Services provided by Farnham Town Council will continue to offer excellent value for money as members of the council voted to increase the town council's element of the 2014/15 council tax by less than two pence per week for an average band D propert...

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    Grants for art based activities

    The South Street Trust is inviting applications from Farnham organisations who wish to apply for a grant for an art-based educational activity. The South Street Trust was set up following the sale of the Farnham School of Science and Art in 1986/8...

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    Farnham deals promptly with storm damage

    Farnham’s cemeteries have received a battering during the winter storms. Three Scots’ pines in Hale cemetery came down just before Christmas and between Christmas and New Year, a large conifer was uprooted in Badshot Lea cemetery. Councillo...

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    Photos wanted for town guide

    Cameras and gadgets with built in cameras were popular presents this Christmas. Farnham Town Council wants to capture the enthusiasm for photography by inviting residents to enter their pictures into the competition to find the best images for Farnha...

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    Special offer breakfast at the Farmers' Market

    The first Farmers' Market of 2014 will take place on Sunday 26 January. The market coincides with Farmhouse Breakfast Week which champions the importance of making time for a healthy breakfast. The campaign demonstrates the wealth of wonderful bre...

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    Nominations open for Services to Farnham awards

    Farnham Town Council is seeking nominations for the prestigious Services to Farnham Awards. The Awards are kindly sponsored by Sir Ray Tindle of the Tindle News Group and are presented to those who have served the community and people of Farnham. ...

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    Plans to control dogs in cemeteries

    Farnham Town Council is asking for people's views on the introduction of dog control orders in the council's cemeteries at West Street, Green Lane, Badshot Lea and Hale. If introduced, the orders will make it an offence for those in charge of a do...

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    Mayor's new year message

    Dear Farnham resident It is that time of year when I find myself spending some time reflecting on 2013 and looking at some of the year’s achievements and events. It has been a good year for Farnham Town Council, and also for me; some of the h...

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