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  1. Roses in plant pots on a market stall. Stallholders in background.

    Farnham Farmers’ Market

    The farmers’ market is this Sunday (22 March) from 10am to 1.30pm at Central car park, off Victoria Road, Farnham. However, if government advice changes because of the coronavirus, the market may be postponed – the latest information will be post...

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  2. Mayor with microphone standing at end of a line of young people on stage

    Show is a hit with audience

    The Mayor’s Charity Variety Show raised hundreds of pounds for local charities last weekend (Saturday 14 March) with a packed bill of entertainers at Crondall Village Hall. Part way through the evening, the audience enjoyed a fish and chip suppe...

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  3. Voters choose 'yes'

    The Farnham electorate has given a clear message about how it wants the town to evolve over the next 12 years with an overwhelming majority voting in favour of adopting the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan. The result of the referendum, which took plac...

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  4. Group of people holding a booklet. Dog in foreground

    Farnham Walking Festival

    The programme for the 2020 Farnham Walking Festival is out now. The Walking Festival is organised by Farnham Town Council in partnership with local walking enthusiast Guy Singer, and with additional support from an army of volunteer walk leaders....

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  5. Group of adults and children in front of building. Commonwealth flag and Union flag flying on side of building

    Commonwealth Day flag flying

    Farnham Town Council has observed Commonwealth Day with a flag-raising ceremony outside its offices in South Street on Monday 9 March. Similar ceremonies took place simultaneously in towns and cities across the UK and the day was also celebrated ...

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  6. Jobs in Farnham, Vacancies

    Comments and questions invited

    Farnham’s Annual Town Meeting takes place on Thursday 26 March, providing a face to face opportunity for residents to hear about the town council’s plans and priorities for Farnham and for residents to share their views and ask questions. The ...

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  7. Group of people with Mayor front centre.

    Mayor honours winners of awards

    Thirteen local people have been recognised by the Farnham community for their outstanding services to the area, in the annual Services to Farnham Awards. The awards highlight the work carried out by individuals for the benefit of Farnham. The Mayor o...

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  8. Litter pickers needed

    Farnham is in need of volunteer litter-pickers to take part in this year’s Big Pick Week in March and to join in Bloomin’ Litter activities throughout the year. “Litter picking is a quick and easy way to have a big impact on the attractivene...

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  9. Free Sunday activities

    The farmers’ market comes to town on Sunday 23 February, bringing hints that spring is on its way in the form of lusciously fresh, local seasonal produce. If that is not enough to tempt Farnham’s residents out of their homes, an afternoon of free...

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  10. Mayor's Charity Variety Show

    Tickets on sale for Variety Show

    Tickets are on sale now for Farnham’s very own variety show, which takes place on Saturday 14 March at 7.30pm at Crondall Village Hall. The Mayor’s Charity Variety Show promises a line-up packed with high quality, local acts such as Shuffletunes ...

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  11. Group of people standing in semi circle. Trees and union flag in background

    Commemorative tree planting

    The lives of five servicemen from Farnham who died over 100 years ago in World War 1 have been commemorated with the planting of cherry trees at the Memorial Hall on Crosby Way, Farnham. The servicemen were all employees at Farnham United Brewerie...

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  12. Group of young people with the Mayor of Farnham

    Ugandan children visit Farnham

    A choir of 11 children from the King’s Kid Home School in Uganda recently visited Farnham and much to their delight, received a warm, traditional welcome from the Mayor of Farnham.  ‘Karibuni’ (welcome) and ‘oli otya?’ (how are you?...

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  13. Van wrapped in floral vinyl and parked on gravel

    Name our new van

    Farnham Town Council welcomes a new environmentally friendly vehicle to its fleet and is asking for your help to name it. The council is running a competition to find the perfect name for the vehicle, which is used by its outdoor workforce and will s...

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  14. Group of people holding copies of the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan

    Neighbourhood Plan referendum

    Farnham electors are being asked to have their say on the updated Farnham Neighbourhood Plan by voting in a special local referendum on Thursday 12 March. The adopted Neighbourhood Plan had to be revised to meet a new housing target and includes s...

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  15. Black circular sign post with Farnham painted in white letters around top of circle

    Council tax kept below average

    Careful money management has enabled Farnham town councillors to agree a level of council tax that is set to remain below the national average. Farnham Town Council made the decision at its Full Council meeting on Thursday 23 January, resulting in...

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  16. Banner advertising Hale Carnival. People setting up stalls for fete.

    Cash boost for community groups

    Almost 40 of Farnham’s community organisations will benefit from the latest round of grants allocated by Farnham Town Council. Together, they will share £75,000 to support their work with people in need, sports and arts activities as well as proje...

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  17. Music in the Vineyard returns

    January marks the return of Music in the Vineyard which is a free live music concert organised by Farnham Town Council throughout the winter months. The first of the monthly concerts is on Sunday 26 January from 3-5pm at The Vineyard Centre in Uni...

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  18. Mayor’s Christmas message

    The theme for my Mayoral year is working with the community for the community and at this time of year, for those who are on their own, struggling to make ends meet, suffering from loneliness or dealing with sickness or bereavement, the services and ...

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  19. Farnham in Bloom celebration

    A magnificent year for Farnham in Bloom has concluded with a reception to thank the many members of the community who contributed to Farnham’s success at this year’s South & South East in Bloom and Britain in Bloom. The Mayor of Farnham Co...

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  20. Hundreds join Mayor for carols

    The sound of hundreds of people singing traditional Christmas carols filled St Andrew’s Church, Farnham on 12 December at the Civic Christmas Carol Service which was hosted by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans. Councillor Evans, says: ...

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  21. Christmas Market draws in crowds

    Farnham town centre was packed with shoppers on Sunday (8 December), much to the delight of the more than 180 stall holders and small traders who took part in the Christmas market and the many local shops who opened their doors for the day. “Sho...

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  22. Town Council takes on parks

    New planting and improvements to paths are just some of the changes coming to local public parks as Farnham Town Council announces that it has taken over the management responsibilities for five new sites. The Town Council will manage the maintena...

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  23. It’s Christmas in Farnham

    Farnham families showed that they know how to have fun at Saturday’s Christmas lights’ switch on party, which featured new attractions for 2019. Undeterred by the cold weather, people spent the afternoon being entertained by a non-stop program...

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  24. Christmas market date announced

    Over 100 stalls with gifts, tableware, food and drink will be at this year’s Christmas Market in Farnham town centre on Sunday 8 December from 10am to 4pm. “We have hand-picked a fabulous selection of stallholders this year so if you have a re...

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  25. Farnham Remembers

    The public mood was reflective on Sunday (10 November) as people gathered in Farnham to commemorate those who lost their lives in conflict.  Hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the Mayor of Farnham, the Vice Lord Lieutenant Bill Bid...

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  26. Carol Service ballot opens

    The ballot opens this week for tickets to attend the Civic Christmas Carol Service. The traditional Christmas service includes readings, seasonal music and singing from the internationally acclaimed Farnham Youth Choir who won double gold at the Euro...

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  27. Bloomin’ Kids get planting

    Children got stuck into some serious gardening over half term at the Bloomin’ Kids gardening workshops. Around 50 children with their mums, dads, carers or grandparents took part in the workshops run by Farnham Town Council and the award-winning Fa...

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  28. Christmas lights switch-on

    Farnham’s Christmas lights switch-on is on Saturday 16 November, bringing festive spirit and Christmas shoppers to the town centre. The switch-on at 4.30pm will complete the party atmosphere, complementing an afternoon of music, entertainment, fair...

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  29. Piper, chef holding venison on a platter and the Town Crier.

    Venison Dinner tickets

    Tickets are selling fast for November’s Venison Dinner at Farnham Castle. A tradition that goes back over 400 years, the Venison Dinner is thought to be unique to Farnham. It is a four-course meal which sees the Mayor of Farnham presented with the ...

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  30. Acts of remembrance in Farnham

    Farnham’s remembrance events will begin this year with a schools’ remembrance service on Friday 8 November followed by the community-wide act of remembrance on Sunday 10 November. On Remembrance Sunday, the Mayor of Farnham and Vice Lord Lieut...

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  31. Gold at Britain in Bloom

    Farnham has fought off high-profile competition to prove it has what it takes to win gold in Britain in Bloom and to be declared best town / city centre in the UK.  Farnham Town Council received news of the award on Friday (25 October) at an ...

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  32. Volunteers litter pick town centre

    A team of community minded volunteers collected over 25 sacks of rubbish from Farnham’s town centre on Saturday 12 October. The litter pickers covered hot spots such as Red Lion Lane, the station approach and Gostrey Meadow. “It’s shocking t...

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  33. Bloomin kids 2017

    Time to book for Bloomin’ Kids

    Bookings are now being taken for the ever popular and free Bloomin’ Kids gardening workshops taking place over half term. The workshops are run by Farnham Town Council and the Farnham In Bloom Community Group and are suitable for children aged five...

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  34. Celebrations at in Bloom awards 

    Farnham celebrated in style and looked back on a fantastic year for Farnham in Bloom at the Farnham in Bloom Community Awards. As part of the evening, winners of six of the most coveted local gardening awards were also announced. Farnham Town Coun...

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  35. Be proud of Farnham

    Farnham Town Council is calling for people to show pride for where they live or work by taking part in an autumn litter pick between Saturday 12 and 19 October. There are several ways to get involved in the Big Pick including hosting or joining in...

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  36. Festival draws in the crowds

    Strong wind and rain failed to deter foodies from enjoying the 2019 Farnham Food and Drink Festival.  Over 120 stalls lined Castle Street and The Borough, selling some of the very best local food and drink alongside produce from further afiel...

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  37. Fauna

    Climate emergency declared

    Farnham Town Councillors have shown their commitment to reducing carbon emissions at a local level by declaring a climate emergency and pledging their aim to become a carbon neutral council by 2030.  At a meeting of the Full Council on 19 Septemb...

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  38. Neighbourhood Plan hearing

    A public hearing will take place on 1 October (10am to 4pm) at Farnham Town Council so that an independent examiner can gather evidence from local representatives, developers and other interested parties about Farnham’s revised Neighbourhood Plan. ...

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  39. Mayor visits twin town

    Friendship ties with Andernach in Germany have been reaffirmed by the Mayor of Farnham during a recent visit to Farnham’s twin town.  The visit by the Mayor of Farnham Councillor Pat Evans and her consort David Evans coincided with the offi...

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  40. Four females sampling gin

    A gintastic time is had by all

    Gin mixed with a Michael Bublé tribute band proved to be the perfect ingredients for a good night out at this year’s Farnham Gin Festival.  Hundreds of people came along to the two-night annual celebration of Britain’s favourite tipple w...

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