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  1. Black metal fingerpost, signs to town centre locations. © Farnham Town Council

    Pedestrians - tell us your views

    We are conducting a survey to find out more about what it is like to be a pedestrian in Farnham and your experiences of navigating the town on foot. The findings will help to inform a new wayfinding scheme in Farnham. The survey takes about f...

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  2. Mayor presents a gift to a male in a green uniform. Both are in front of a flower cart with people behind.

    Employee receives long-service award

    Farnham Town Council’s outside workforce is well used to winning gold and silver gongs for their contribution to Farnham in Bloom but there is one member of the team whose long service has earned him an extra special award.  Robin Cooper joined...

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    Farnham Town Council thanks Farnham’s volunteers

    Farnham Town Council joined the closing celebration of Volunteers’ Week to say a huge thank you to its incredible volunteers and to recognise how their contribution makes Farnham a greater place to live.  In a year where the community has b...

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    Picnic in the Park brings flower power to Farnham

    Farnham’s annual Picnic in the Park is back for 2021 on 27 June from 1-6pm in Gostrey Meadow. Organisers of the much-loved community day have given the picnic the theme of ‘flower power’ and are inviting picnickers to contribute a potted plant ...

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  5. Group of students holding plant and standing on a raised grass area.

    Farnham in Bloom helps pupils reinvigorate school garden

    Farnham in Bloom has come to the rescue at Farnham Heath End School by helping students re-plant an area formerly used as a pond, with an array of flowers and wildlife-friendly plants. “The school has a lovely garden area which the students use ...

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    Awards recognise volunteering action from 10 Farnham residents

    Ten local men and women have been honoured in the prestigious annual Services to Farnham Awards at a ceremony in the Council Chamber of Farnham Town Council on 17 May.  Speaking at the ceremony, the retiring Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans...

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    Open air events return to Farnham

    There were happy smiling faces all around on Sunday as people took part in the start of Farnham’s summer programme of events which is sponsored by Kidd Rapinet.  Visitors were treated to a total of three separate open-air events which inclu...

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  8. People sitting on blankets in a park

    Music in the Meadow is back for summer 2021

    Music in the Meadow is back from 30 May at Gostrey Meadow - to the delight of music fans looking for family-friendly free outdoor entertainment this summer. Music in the Meadow is a season of free, live music concerts taking place in Gostrey Meadow e...

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  9. A photo of the new Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker alongside retiring mayor Councillor Pat Evans

    Mayor Pat Evans hands over role to new Mayor after two years

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans, has handed over the role to Councillor Alan Earwaker after two years as Mayor. The Mayor is usually elected for a one-year term but when COVID hit the UK and the 2020 Annual Town Meeting was postponed in...

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  10. People browsing a market stall selling antiques

    Save the date for Farnham’s next open-air market

    An art and craft makers market will be held in West Street on Sunday 23 May from 10am to 4pm and follows hot on the heels of April’s successful antiques and brocante street market. Complementing Farnham’s World Craft Town status, the market in...

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    Bookings now open for community festival

    Farnham Community Farm and Farnham Town Council are bringing businesses, charities, musicians, artisans together with the wider community for the Farnham Sustainability Festival on Sunday 23 May (11am to 4pm) in Gostrey Meadow.  Entrance is f...

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  12. Farnham Walking Festival logo

    Farnham’s favourite walks

    Farnham Town Council has curated a collection of favourite walks for this month’s celebration of walking.  The month-long walking festival has been adapted to ensure people can enjoy the nation’s newfound love of walking whilst maintainin...

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  13. Plants growing in a display of Wellington boots.

    Farnham in Bloom 2021 launches with new Principal sponsor

    Farnham’s annual celebration of all things floral has started with the official launch of Farnham in Bloom 2021. With bedding plants at the ready, open spaces sown with wildflower seeds and a new principal sponsor in place, Farnham in Bloom 2021...

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    Statement from the Mayor of Farnham

    It is with great sadness that Farnham Town Council received the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GCVO GBE on Friday 9 April 2021. On behalf of the people of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans the May...

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  15. People browsing a market stall selling antiques

    Open air market welcomes shoppers to West Street

    Farnham’s West Street will be the venue for an outdoor antiques and brocante market on 25 April from 10am to 4pm. The monthly Farmers’ Market will also be happening between 10am and 1.30pm in Central car park. Both markets promise to be relaxed a...

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    Bloomin’ Kids Butterfly Art Competition

    Farnham in Bloom, supported by The Patio Blackspot Removal Company Ltd involves the whole community and this Easter the focus is on activities for families.  Farnham Town Council has a limited number of free seed packs to give away to local f...

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    Bloomin’ Farnham invited to compete at national level

    Farnham Town Council has been nominated to take part in this year’s RHS Community Awards and is the only town in Surrey to have been invited to participate.  The new virtual awards replace the 2021 RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals competition...

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    Farnham Walking Festival marches on in May

    Farnham’s walking festival is back on track for 2021 with a new approach introduced for life under the pandemic. Farnham Walking Festival 2021 will take place in May and promote a series of self-led walks from much-loved routes contributed by local...

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  19. Newly planted trees line a footpath through a green space

    Tree planting programme begins in Farnham

    Stunning new feature trees are appearing in a number of green spaces owned or managed by Farnham Town Council.  So far this year, a small avenue of flowering cherry trees has been planted at the Evelyn Borelli Garden of Rest in Falkner Road. ...

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  20. Female holding flowers and presenting a gift bag to the Mayor.

    Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association presents gift of masks

    The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association presented the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans with a contribution of 200 handmade face masks on Tuesday (9 March) to help keep down the transmission of the virus in Farnham. Ismat Sana, the preside...

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  21. Mayor and solider standing in front of a red brick building.

    Mayor of Farnham raises flag for the Commonwealth

    On behalf of Farnham, the Town Mayor, Councillor Pat Evans, marked Commonwealth Day on Monday 8 March by raising the Commonwealth Flag outside the town council offices. Joined by Colour Sergeant (CSgt) Dean Smith from the Princess of Wales’s Roy...

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    Register to attend the Annual Town Meeting

    Voters in Farnham can register now to attend the Annual Town Meeting which this year takes place online. The meeting will be held virtually at 6.30pm on Thursday 18 March on Zoom. Register online or send an email to Farnham Town Council at cu...

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  23. Display of artisan bread at the farmers' market © David Fisher

    Market welcomes shoppers with masks

    Where better to buy everything you need to take part in Farmhouse Breakfast Week (20 to 27 January) than Farnham Farmers’ Market on Sunday 24 January (10am to 1.30pm). The market takes place in Central Car Park and, reflecting the latest COVID advi...

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  24. Four people standing in front of flower bed

    Lord Lieutenant joins volunteers

    Members of Farnham in Bloom received a helping hand from the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey when he visited Farnham on Thursday.  Michael More-Molyneux met volunteers and helped plant winter bedding plants in the Madge Green memorial bed which is ...

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  25. Choir singing in church

    Carol service goes online

    For the first time, Farnham’s traditional Civic Christmas Carol service has been pre-recorded so people can watch it online from the comfort of their home. The service will be available to watch via Farnham Town Council’s YouTube channel from 7pm...

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    2021 is the year to be crafty

    Farnham is England’s first World Craft Town and to help more people discover their craftier side, the South Street Trust is inviting grant applications from organisations seeking funding for art-based educational activities.  There is aroun...

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  27. Male dressed as Father Christmas

    Find the Christmas spirit

    Farnham Town Council is proactively encouraging people to shop local this Christmas. As well as supporting local businesses through virtual shopping initiatives such as www.WeAreFarnham.co.uk, the Town Council has arranged for a free family walkin...

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  28. Young people dancing in a garden

    Apply for funding

    Community organisations in and around Farnham are invited to apply for funding through the Community Grants scheme operated by Farnham Town Council. “We would like to hear from local not-for-profit organisations between now and 7 December with a...

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  29. Group of five people standing in a shopping yard. Two men on right tend to flowers in a large planter.

    Floral facelift for the Lion and Lamb

    The Lion and Lamb Yard is set to receive a floral facelift this winter. Farnham Town Council has taken on responsibility for managing the yard’s floral displays. This will include the addition of new tubs and hanging baskets which will be plante...

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    Services to Farnham Awards nominations

    The search for local heroes is on as Farnham Town Council opens nominations for the Services to Farnham awards 2019/20. Individuals and organisations are being asked to think about the local people who have given outstanding or crucial services to th...

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  31. Row of shops in town centre.

    Support local shops online

    Farnham Town Council is backing an emerging new digital initiative aimed at encouraging people to support local shops online or by click and collect.  WeAreFarnham.co.uk is a growing digital marketplace and will provide a one-stop shop for pe...

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  32. Spotlight shines beam of light into sky. Christmas tree in background.

    Farnham’s sky lights up for Christmas

    Farnham people took to social media on Saturday to show their appreciation for Farnham Town Council’s Beacons of Light show.  Introduced as an alternative to the traditional town centre Christmas lights switch-on, Farnham Town Council arran...

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  33. Christmas lights in town centre street

    Beacons mark Christmas countdown

    Eight searchlights placed around Farnham and surrounding villages will literally bring rays of light to local residents at 5pm on 14 November, marking the beginning of local Christmas festivities. Councillor Alan Earwaker, Lead Member for Tourism ...

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

    Christmas Farmers' Market

    December’s Farmers’ Market will go ahead this year although the Christmas Market, which was due to take place on the same day, has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions. The Farmers’ Market will be held on Sunday 13 December from 10am to 1.3...

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  35. School children, the Mayor and others socially distance at the war memorial.

    Poignant remembrance service

    Over one thousand people traditionally attend Farnham’s main Remembrance Sunday parade. This year, to keep members of the community safe but still able to be involved, Farnham Town Council broadcast the event live. A video of the service is avai...

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  36. Poppy wreaths at a war memorial

    We will remember

    A service of remembrance will be broadcast live from the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow, Farnham on Sunday 8 November. Watch it here from 10.30am.

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    Craft Market enjoyed by all

    Shoppers got a head start on their Christmas shopping on Sunday at Farnham’s first West Street Craft Market.

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    Farnham gets crafty for the day

    This Sunday (25 October) Farnham Town Council is holding an open-air, art and craft makers market in West Street from 10am to 4pm. An eclectic mix of handmade work will be available to buy from nearly 40 artists and craft makers. Some of the craft...

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  39. Female cuts a ribbon to mark the opening of a shop.

    Mayor opens pop-up shop

    Farnham’s Mayor, Councillor Pat Evans opened a new pop-up shop, Making Matters, in the Lion and Lamb Courtyard on Thursday (8 October). The shop is hosting the work of 20 local artists throughout October for the town’s Craft Month. The Mayor s...

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  40. Pink, red flowers in planter on South Street Farnham

    Farnham welcomes clean air day

    In the week that a questionnaire has gone live inviting Farnham people to comment on ideas aimed at improving air quality, Farnham Town Council welcomes Clean Air Day and the opportunity it provides to get people thinking about the role they can play...

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