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    Farnham honours D-Day 80

    Farnham came together on Thursday (6 June) to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Farnham Town Council organised a series of tributes to signal the community’s respect and gratitude for the sacrifices made by so many during World War II...

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    Calling all green fingers

    Garden enthusiasts and nature lovers are being called upon to enter Farnham’s Secret Gardens competition. There are four new categories this year including the Best Bee Friendly Border, Best Wildlife photo, Best Shop Window display and a chance ...

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    Walkers step it out at the 2024 Farnham Walking Festival

    Farnham Walking Festival concluded on Sunday with four fascinating walks in and around Farnham.

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    How to take part in Farnham’s D-Day commemoration

    Farnham Town Council has announced details of a special community event happening on Thursday 6 June to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

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    Music in the Meadow returns for the summer season

    The Missy Nelson band received a warm welcome on Sunday at the first of this year’s Music in the Meadow concerts.

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    Sun shines on the Farnham Sustainability Festival

    This year’s Farnham Sustainability Festival was all about trying something new to benefit nature and the environment.

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  7. Five people standing by a band stand with a banner advertising summer events.

    Farnham’s summer season of events gets started

    Farnham Town Council launches its summer season of events with joint principal sponsors Kidd Rapinet and Shaw Gibbs.

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  8. Animals carved from a tree trunk.

    Tree stumps transformed into works of art

    Two prominent trees which had to be felled after becoming diseased have been given a new lease of life.

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    New plaque unveiled on Farnham’s wall of notable names

    A couple who founded a popular local visitor attraction are the latest names to be added to Farnham’s wall of notable names.

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  10. Group of people holding an award. The front row are seated and the back row is standing.

    Eleven outstanding people receive Services to Farnham Awards

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker is proud to have recognised the invaluable contributions of 11 exemplary individuals at this year’s Services to Farnham Awards.

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  11. Three people standing in front of wooden fence. The two men on the left and right are holding copies of a brochure. The female in the centre is wearing a high viz jacket and is holding a small dog.

    Walk and Talk at this year’s Farnham Walking Festival

    Farnham Walking Festival is back from 11 May to 2 June and offers a programme of around 40 free walks celebrating the best of Farnham’s great outdoors.

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  12. Glass and clay sculpture

    Work by Farnham’s first World Craft Town artist in residence goes on show

    A piece of art created by Farnham’s first World Craft Town artist in residence has gone on show at The Crafts Study Centre.

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  13. Group of adults and children.

    Inspiring nature’s future caretakers

    Children have been learning about the fundamentals of gardening at an Easter Bloomin’ Kids' workshop.

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    Farnham’s nature benefits from Community Day 

    Local people wanting to do something beneficial for nature turned out in force on Saturday for the Farnham in Bloom Community Day organised by Farnham Town Council. 

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  15. Commonwealth flag on side of building.

    Raising the flag for Commonwealth Day

    Representatives from the Farnham community came together on 11 March to celebrate Commonwealth Day. 

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  16. Farnham Literary Festival logo

    Inspiring the next generation of storytellers

    Farnham Literary Festival’s schools’ programme has touched and inspired nearly 2,000 young people from nine local schools.

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    It’s official – Farnham is the best place to live in Surrey

    The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2024 guide is out and Farnham is the only Surrey town to be named in the list of top ten best places to live in the south east and is the best in Surrey.

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    Closing the book on this year’s Farnham Literary Festival 

    Farnham Literary Festival has drawn to a close for 2024 with one of the many highlights being a sell-out talk by actor and author Hugh Bonneville.

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    Makers meet Farnham’s new artist in residence

    Farnham’s first World Craft Town artist in residence received a warm welcome at a reception hosted by the Mayor of Farnham. 

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    Spring into action

    Farnham Town Council is seeking volunteers who love being outside and want to help look after Farnham’s nature. 

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  21. Montage of images showing two females and Farnham Castle.

    Take part in Farnham Literary Festival from 1-10 March

    Farnham’s third Literary Festival begins this week with a wide range of events to cater for all interests.

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  22. Adult female holding a child and a litter pick. Young girl holding a black sack.

    Bloomin’ Help Out

    Local people are invited to roll up their sleeves and get down to Hale Cemetery on Saturday 9 March for a community clear up with Farnham in Bloom.

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  23. A person is sitting in a work bench, they are using a wooden tool to shape a molten hot piece of glass on the end of a metal rod. The glass is so hot it is glowing orange.

    Welcome to Farnham Craft Town’s first artist in residence

    Farnham World Craft Town’s first artist in residence has arrived in Farnham. 

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    An inside view of Farnham Literary Festival from Jack Jewers

    An exclusive interview with Jack Jewers and an insight into Farnham Literary Festival. 

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  25. Inside the vineyard church looking down towards stage. Mayor of Farnham doing opening speech with crowd watching.

    Free, live music

    The last of this year’s free Music in the Vineyard concerts will take place on Sunday 25 February.

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    Tickets go on sale for Farnham Literary Festival 

    Tickets have been released for Farnham Literary Festival (1 to 10 March) which includes a line-up of best-selling authors and local talent. 

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    Town centre tree to be felled for safety 

    A detailed inspection of a prominent Lombardy poplar in Gostrey Meadow has revealed that the over-mature tree needs to be felled for safety reasons. 

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  28. Smiling female in nurse's tunic and the Mayor draw a name from a blue bowl.

    Winner of Christmas hamper is revealed 

    The winner of Farnham Town Council’s Twelve Days of Christmas competition was announced just in time for Christmas. 

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  29. Female with holding a child looking at a Grinch-themed mobile bar covered in pink, green and white balloons.

    Rain fails to dampen spirits at Farnham Christmas Market

    Farnham’s residents have once again shown that it takes more than bad weather to keep them away from a Town Council event. 

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  30. Choir singing in a church.

    Civic Christmas Carol Service enjoyed by all

    It was a full house at St Andrew’s church on Wednesday as people came together for the Mayor of Farnham’s Civic Christmas Carol Service.

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  31. Garden set amidst chapel ruins.

    Hale Chapels’ Garden is selected for a prestigious award 

    Farnham Town Council has been selected as a 2024 regional finalist in the prestigious Civic Trust Awards for its creation of a garden on the site of two former chapels. 

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  32. People on stage at Christmas lights switch-on

    Man proposes to girlfriend at Christmas lights switch-on

    Farnham Town Council’s Christmas Lights Switch-On was full of surprises this year with the biggest surprise of all reserved for Louisa Remnant-Shreeve from Farnham. 

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  33. Group of people in high visibility vests holding litter pickers

    Join in the town centre litter pick 

    Could you spare a little time to help make Farnham look ship shape for Remembrance Sunday?

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    Town to turn out for Remembrance Sunday parade 

    Farnham’s annual Remembrance Parade and Service is on Sunday 12 November. 

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    Christmas lights spectacular

    Farnham’s official countdown to Christmas begins on Saturday 18 November with the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights.

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  36. Group of people standing in front of a wall displaying plaques.

    New notable name revealed on commemorative wall

    Kitty Milroy is the latest name to be unveiled on a wall that commemorates Notable Names of Farnham.

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  37. Mayor holding a certificate. Man on right of Mayor holding a glass trophy.

    Community thanked for contribution to Farnham in Bloom

    Farnham Town Council has hosted an awards ceremony to thank and give recognition to the hundreds of people who helped the town achieve its best year yet at South & South East in Bloom. 

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    Grant pots open for applications

    Farnham Town Council is inviting local groups to apply for funds from two grant pots which total more than £50,000. 

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    Outstanding year for Farnham in Bloom at awards

    Farnham in Bloom has achieved its best ever performance at this year’s South and South East in Bloomawards in what was a very challenging year.

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  40. Close up of a hand cutting glass.

    Choose from over 100 activities during Farnham’s October Craft Month

    Renowned ceramicist Dame Magdalene Odundo DBE will launch a month-long celebration of craft on 1 October. 

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