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Greener Farnham

Discover ideas for living a greener lifestyle in Farnham.

We aim to be carbon neutral by 2030 and to work with and encourage the local community to reduce carbon emissions at a local level.

Here are a few ideas about how to adopt a greener lifestyle in Farnham.

Eat with the seasons

One of the ways to reduce our carbon footprint is to eat with the seasons and to buy British, and preferably local, food. You can do this by shopping at the monthly Farnham Farmers’ Market and the Farnham Country Market.

Apply for an allotment

Growing and eating something you have grown gives a great sense of achievement and tastes delicious too!

We have eight allotments in and around Farnham. If you would like to apply for a plot, please complete an allotment application form.

Support the community farm

Farnham Community Farm is a local vegetable growing project. Become a member and receive a weekly share of the farm’s vegetable harvest and the opportunity to get involved in regular volunteering and events.

Join a Gardening Club

Hale gardening club is open to everyone and meets in the community garden at Hale Community Centre on Tuesdays from 10am to 11.30am.

Rowledge Gardening Club arranges organised visits to gardens of interest in the summer and holds meetings and talks by guest speakers in the winter months. They meet at Rowledge Village Hall at 8pm on the second Thursday of the month.

Repair it

Volunteers offer free help with repairs to clothes and textiles, electrical items, laptops, mechanical items, furniture and bikes at the Farnham Repair Cafe.

Find a new home for unwanted furniture

If you have unwanted furniture that could be used by somebody else, the following local charities might be able to see that it goes to a good home.

Sue Ryder

Furniture showroom at 16 South Street. Arrange free collection of your furniture.

Lions Community Store

Volunteers distribute domestic items to families in need. Contact the Community Store to arrange collection of your unwanted furniture, bedding, white goods and clothing.

The Furniture Helpline

Collect good quality donated furniture and offer it to local people in need.

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

Furniture showroom at Dogflud Way. To donate an item of furniture, call 01252 710679.

Refill it

Refilling your reusable bottle is an easy way to reduce single use plastic and it will save you money too. Download the Refill app to find out where you can refill your water bottle for free in Farnham.

Getting around without a car

Bike

Search on the internet for ‘cycle routes in Farnham’ to discover routes suitable for two wheels.

If you are stopping off in town, you will find cycle racks at seven locations including at:

  • Lower Hart car park, near the supermarket
  • Farnham Library
  • Waggon Yard car park
  • Central car park
  • Farnham leisure centre
  • Behind Farnham Town Council
  • Railway station

Bus

Older and disabled people who are eligible for a bus pass can travel free during off peak hours on buses across the whole of England (including London).

You can apply for a bus pass and pick up a timetable from Farnham Library.

Farnham residents can also use their bus pass on the hoppa bus service after 9.30am. hoppa provide door to door transport in and around Farnham. To register or book call 01428 681701.

Walk

Farnham has a network of footpaths which can get you from A to B in no time at all. Explore Surrey County Council’s interactive map to discover the routes of public footpaths.

Volunteer to make a difference

There are many ways to get involved in conservation in Farnham. Browse our directory of services to find local environmental and conservation groups for you to join.

Farnham Biodiversity Group

Volunteers have formed the Farnham Biodiversity Group with the sole aim of drawing up a biodiversity plan for Farnham. Find out more about the Farnham Biodiversity Group.

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