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  1. 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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  2. Mayors Civic Service 2018

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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 nee...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Spring Festival 2018.

    Festival brings out the crowds

    Summer temperatures saw thousands of people heading along to Farnham Town Council’s Spring Festival on Sunday (27 May). The free event which was sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors, Trueman and Grundy and Momo Station included a programme of ac...

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  10. Large crowd of people sit and stand on grass to watch dance festival. Blue sky.

    Dance in the Meadow 2018

    Bring a picnic and your dancing shoes to Farnham's celebration of dance at Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 3 June.

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  11. Greenhouse open day 2018

    Visitors preview 'in Bloom'

    Sponsors, volunteers and members of the public recently attended Farnham Town Council’s greenhouse open day for a preview of Farnham in Bloom. Members of the Farnham in Bloom team took great pride in showing visitors some of the preparation work...

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  12. Cllr Mike Hodge with newly elected Mayor of Farnham Cllr David Attfield

    New Mayor of Farnham

    Farnham has officially welcomed its new Mayor, Councillor David Attfield, and thanked the current Mayor, Cllr Mike Hodge at the annual mayor making ceremony on Thursday 10 May at Farnham Town Council offices. As the new Mayor representing the town...

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  13. Otter painted by: Evi Carr-Barney sponsored by The Hedgehogs

    Otter Wey trail

    A bevy of otters will be making an appearance in Farnham this May as part of a fundraising art project supported by the outgoing Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge, Blooming Arts and the Lions Club of Farnham. The one metre tall otters have b...

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  14. Farnham’s Spring Festival

    Farnham’s Spring Festival on Sunday 27 May is set to be better than ever with sporting masterclasses, a mini funfair, music from five live bands plus street food and refreshments. Festival-goers can even try out sumo wrestling and traditional Japan...

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  15. Outside workforce 2018

    Outside team ready to Bloom!

    The warmer weather and the launch of Farnham in Bloom has seen Farnham Town Council’s outside services team stepping up its spring programme of work. Among the first jobs to be tackled are grass cutting at the cemeteries and the planting up of h...

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  16. Launch of Farnham in Bloom 2018

    Farnham in Bloom is launched

    There was a buzz of excitement at Forest Lodge Garden Centre as gardening enthusiasts, volunteers, local councillors and businesses launched Farnham in Bloom 2018 on Thursday (26 April). Guests enjoyed canapés and drinks at the Forest Lodge restaura...

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  17. Secret garden competition winners 2015

    Secret Gardens competition opens

    Gardening enthusiasts in Farnham and surrounding villages are being urged to show off their gardens by entering this year’s Secret Gardens competition. The Secret Gardens of Farnham is an annual competition to find Farnham’s best secret garden...

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  18. Farnham in Bloom Greenhouses

    Greenhouse open day

    Farnham Town Council’s annual greenhouse open day is on Thursday 17 May between 10am and 12 noon and 6pm to 7pm. Despite the slow start to spring, the milder weather has meant the greenhouses are now brimming over with hanging baskets and plants...

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  19. Gin Festival tickets go on sale

    Tickets have gone on sale for this year's Gin Festival on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September. Book today via the Farnham Maltings box office.

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  20. Best litter pick yet!

    A task force of litter pickers has swept across Farnham town centre collecting rubbish for Farnham Town Council’s annual spring clean. The areas targeted by the volunteers included Gostrey Meadow, Farnham Park, Borelli Walk, Hickley’s Corner, ...

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  21. Farmers Market to include crafts

    Farnham Town Council is extending its support for local producers and makers by introducing handmade craft at the Farmers’ Market. Blue Daisy, which sells handmade bags and fleece pet blankets made their first appearance at last month’s market...

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  22. Walking Festival launch 2018

    Launch of Walking Festival

    The countdown for Farnham’s free, two week Walking Festival has begun, making May the month to get outdoors and explore Farnham on foot. The Festival, which is sponsored by Breaking Free, the Farnham Farmers’ Market and the Co-Op will begin on...

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  23. Next generation gardeners

    Young gardeners have given a big thumbs-up to Farnham Town Council’s Bloomin’ Kids Easter gardening workshops. The free workshops saw youngsters planting marigolds to take home and learning how to sow broad beans, peas and beetroot. The Farnha...

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  24. Free gardening workshops

    Free gardening workshops are happening during the school Easter holidays for children aged six and over. The green-fingered fun has been arranged by Farnham Town Council and is a fun and educational way to involve younger residents in Farnham in B...

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  25. New date for Spring Clean

    A new date has been set for the Great British Spring Clean of Farnham town centre. The community litter pick, which was due to take place last month was postponed because of the snow. It will now be held on Saturday 14 April and Farnham Town Counc...

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  26. CommonwealthFlag raising 2018

    Commonwealth Day celebrated

    Representatives from organisations in Farnham joined the Mayor of Farnham on 12 March to take part in international celebrations to mark Commonwealth Day. The Mayor, Councillor Mike Hodge raised the Commonwealth Flag, with help from pupils at Pott...

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  27. Final 2018 Music in the Vineyard

    The final Music in the Vineyard for 2018 promises to be popular as Farnham Big Band performs an afternoon concert at the Vineyard Church, Union Road, Farnham from 3-5pm on Sunday 25 March. “If there are any winter blues or cobwebs to be blown aw...

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  28. Be part of the local conversation 

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge, is inviting local residents to come to the Annual Town Meeting which takes place on Thursday 22 March from 7pm at the Mercure Farnham Bush Hotel. All electors are welcome to attend and are free to ask q...

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  29. Vandals target Farnham in Bloom

    The Farnham in Bloom team has expressed their disappointment at having their efforts once again destroyed by vandals. The most recent incident occurred over a weekend in February. Containers of bulbs were overturned in Haren Garden and pansies wer...

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  30. Neighbourhood Plan cover

    Review of Neighbourhood Plan

    Adoption of the Waverley Local Plan has prompted Farnham Town Council to carry out an early partial review of its Neighbourhood Plan. The review aims to identify potential sites for up to 450 additional homes that will need to be built in Farnham ...

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  31. Hop Blossom hanging baskets

    Say it with flowers

    Getting involved in Farnham in Bloom is easier than ever this year with two new initiatives taking place for spring. Those looking for a lasting Mother’s Day gift have the chance to dedicate a Farnham in Bloom hanging basket especially for their...

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

    Rewarded for making a difference

    Recipients of the 2018 Services to Farnham Awards have been announced and between them they have given well over 280 years of their time to volunteering. Sharing their skills and knowledge so that others can enjoy and benefit from what Farnham has...

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  33. Mayor presents large cheque to a female representing The Simon Trust charity.

    Mayor presents cheque

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge has presented a cheque to The Simon Trust, which is a charity that supports adults with autism. The money was raised from the sale of mince pies and mulled wine at the Farnham in Bloom Winter Celebration...

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  34. Farmers’ market and free music

    The classic sounds of swing come to the Vineyard Church, Union Road on Sunday 25 February when Music in the Vineyard, the season of free music concerts, continues in Farnham. The show follows the monthly Farmers’ Market which takes place earlier in...

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

    Sign up for spring clean

    Volunteers are needed now for Farnham’s Great British Spring Clean events which start on 3 March. A series of litter picks are being organised during March, so volunteers are being encouraged to sign up now or to organise their own. “With spri...

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  36. Free live music event in Farnham

    Surrey-based 60s music act, Out of the Shadows, has been announced as the launch act for this year’s Music in the Vineyard, which takes place from 3-5pm on the last Sunday of each month until March. Out of the Shadows will perform on Sunday 28 Janu...

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  37. Winter Celebration for In Bloom

    Members of Farnham’s community came together to celebrate an amazing year of Farnham in Bloom last week (Sunday 17 December) at Gostrey Meadow. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge opened the celebration and was joined by councillors, Farnha...

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  38. Volunteers thanked by the Mayor

    Volunteers and charity workers from Farnham’s many community organisations were thanked by the Mayor and local residents on Thursday (14 December) at the annual Civic Christmas Carol Service held at St Andrew’s Church, Farnham. “At Christmas ti...

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  39. High winds close market early

    High winds led to Farnham Town Council having to take the disappointing decision to cancel Sunday’s Christmas Market on safety grounds. In spite of the heavy rain, stallholders and Farnham Town Council staff and councillors rallied to get the ma...

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  40. Winter celebration 2016

    Winter celebration

    Fans of Farnham in Bloom, gardening and all things floral are invited to the Farnham in Bloom golden Winter Celebration which takes place on Sunday 17 December, from 2.30-3.30pm at Gostrey Meadow, Farnham. Farnham in Bloom Community Group and Farnh...

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