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  1. Mix of vegetables growing in two large containers in paved area of town centre.

    Grown in Farnham

    A project to get more people enjoying home grown food is ripe for picking in Farnham town centre.  Members and volunteers at the Farnham Community Farm have planted four edible tubs in South Street for residents and visitors of Farnham to har...

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  2. Group of people standing behind a hop cart filled with flowers.

    Farnham at its best

    Farnham positively blossomed on Wednesday when the RHS Britain in Bloom judges came to town.  Facing tough competition in the new BIDS, town centres and city centres category, members of the Farnham in Bloom community were determined to show ...

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  3. Two females and man stand in front of a painting of poppies.

    Unveiling of poppy painting

    A painting which served as the inspiration for an interactive community remembrance project marking the end of the First World War has been unveiled at Farnham Town Council. Artist Eleanor McLean visited the office to unveil the poppy field painti...

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  4. School children with the Mayor of Farnham in front of a hanging basket.

    Schools in bloom winners

    The school year ended on a celebratory note when Farnham Town Council revealed the results of the Farnham in Bloom schools’ competitions.  The first result to be announced was for the schools’ hanging basket competition. This year, 13 loc...

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  5. Mayor with group of people in smart clothes standing outside church.

    Mayor makes promises of office

    Over 100 people representing a cross-section of the Farnham community and beyond attended the Mayor of Farnham’s Civic Service on Sunday. Guests witnessed Councillor Pat Evans make her promises of office and commit to serve the town during her year...

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  6. A4 poster drawn by a child saying Please help to water the plants.

    Judges due to visit Farnham

    Farnham Town Council and the team of volunteers who are behind the year-round effort to transform communities through gardening, will proudly share their hard work with the judges of Britain in Bloom on 31 July.  The visit will begin with a 1...

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  7. Neighbourhood Plan referendum

    Preparations are underway for a further examination and second referendum on Farnham’s reviewed Neighbourhood Plan following a ruling by an Independent Examiner.  At a procedural exploratory hearing in June, the Independent Examiner determi...

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  8. Judges see Farnham in Bloom

    Judges received a warm welcome on Tuesday when they arrived for the judging of Farnham’s entry into the Large Town category of South and South East in Bloom. The judges were taken on a tour of Farnham which included many projects that demonstrat...

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  9. Mayor unveils plaque

    Former Olympic athlete Christina Boxer joined the Mayor of Farnham and invited guests at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating local athlete and coach Ron Stonehouse last week (26 June). Mr Stonehouse trained Olympic runner Christina Boxer at A...

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  10. Crowds chill in Gostrey Meadow

    Farnham’s Gostrey Meadow drew hundreds of picnickers and music fans on Sunday (30 June) when the annual Picnic in the Park took place. “This year’s event was jam-packed with excellent local bands and music artists. The crowds loved the show ...

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  11. Students get a taste of working life

    Farnham Town Council has given four year ten students from Farnham Heath End School an insight into working life during a week-long work experience placement.  The four received the opportunity to discover more about the role of the Town Coun...

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  12. New Mayor of Farnham

    Councillor Pat Evans has been elected as the new Mayor of Farnham and has spoken of her “immense honour and privilege” at taking on the role as she looks forward to serving her community for the coming year. Her husband David was appointed as the...

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  13. Flag-raising for Armed Forces Day

    Farnham’s outgoing Mayor, Councillor David Attfield, led the town in uniting with others across the UK to pay tribute to the men and women, both past and present, of the armed forces on Armed Forces Day (24 June). At this year’s ceremony, the May...

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  14. Carpet bed 2019

    Floral tribute for moon landing

    Fifty years ago on 20 July 1969 the first humans landed on the moon. In recognition of this great accomplishment, Farnham Town Council has created a carpet bed of flowers to commemorate the moon landing.  The 3m by 3m floral tribute is locate...

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  15. Lots of people siting on grass enjoying a music festival and picnic

    Free day out at Picnic in the Park

    Picnic in the Park is expected to draw over a thousand music fans to Gostrey Meadow when the event takes place on Sunday 30 June. The Mayor of Farnham will officially open the show at 12pm. A packed programme of live music will follow, with acts perf...

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  16. Gin Festival launch 2019

    Countdown to Gin Festival

    Sponsors of the 2019 Gin Festival have sampled some of the 150 types of gin that it is estimated will be available at this year’s festival on 13 and 14 September.  The launch of the Gin Festival was held at The Castle Inn which is partnerin...

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  17. Stay local this Sunday

    Shoppers will find the very best of local produce at the June Farmers’ Market taking place on Sunday 23 June from 10am to 1.30pm in Central car park, off Victoria Road. The market regularly attracts a loyal following of shoppers who appreciate t...

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  18. Walkers cover 3,350 miles

    Farnham walkers covered an astounding 3,350 miles during the town’s walking festival last month, according to the organisers Farnham Town Council.  Together, 420 women, men and children (plus a few dogs) took part in nearly 40 walks over th...

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  19. Farnham springs into summer

    Farnham’s summer programme of events sponsored by Kidd Rapinet got off to a cracking start with the Spring Festival on 26 May.  The Spring Festival is the first event in the town’s summer calendar and paves the way for over three months o...

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  20. Children get planting for in Bloom

    Children from Potters Gate Primary School recently took time out of their school day to contribute towards Farnham’s entry into South and South East and Britain in Bloom.  The school was one of 13 Farnham schools and nurseries to visit Farnham ...

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  21. Greenhouse open day

    Farnham Town Council’s greenhouse open day showed how one of the nation’s favourite pastimes really can be enjoyed by people of all ages.  Throughout the day, residents from nearby Bourne Wood Manor Care, a silver sponsor of Farnham in Bloom,...

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  22. Councillors take up new positions

    Farnham Town Council has met to agree the appointment of councillors to key positions following the recent local election.  At the Annual Town Council meeting in May, Mayor of Farnham Councillor David Attfield and Deputy Mayor of Farnham Coun...

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  23. Aerial view of crowd of people at Gin Festival

    Gin Festival tickets go on sale

    Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Farnham Gin Festival on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September. This popular event sold out in record time in 2018 and this year is expected to be no exception. Gin connoisseurs will be able to sample new and i...

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  24. Launch of In Bloom 2019

    Organisers of Farnham in Bloom discussed fresh ideas and new challenges at the recent launch of the 2019 campaign at Forest Lodge Garden Centre. Former councillor Stephen Hill, the outgoing lead member for Community Enhancement at Farnham Town Cou...

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  25. Free family fun at Spring Festival

    Make the most of your bank holiday weekend by joining in the fun at the annual Spring Festival, say organisers Farnham Town Council. The festival, which is free to attend and held at Gostrey Meadow, kicks off at 12 noon on Sunday 26 May and runs unti...

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  26. Secret Gardens competition opens

    The call is out to local gardening enthusiasts to enter the Secret Gardens of Farnham competition run by Farnham Town Council as part of the Farnham in Bloom initiative. Entries to all categories in the competition are now open. Iain Lynch, Town C...

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  27. Walks for nature lovers of all ages

    Nature lovers wanting to know more about woodland wildlife are encouraged to book on one or more of the free woodland walks taking place as part of the Farnham Walking Festival. Limited spaces are available on three guided walks specifically takin...

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  28. Friends plant 6,000 plants

    A magnificent floral display awaits Farnham’s plant lovers thanks to the tremendous achievement of a new Farnham in Bloom volunteer group that planted 6,000 plug plants in just two days over Easter.  New for 2019, the Bloomin’ Friends gro...

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  29. Farewell to former Gurkha

    A well-deserved retirement awaits a Farnham Town Council employee who will be a familiar face to many local people. Thapa Jhupa is a former Gurkha who had over 20 years’ service for the British Army. Thapa joined the more peaceful surroundings of F...

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  30. Residents urged to get gardening

    It’s Gardening Week and Farnham Town Council is urging residents to take advantage of the many opportunities it offers to get involved in one of the UK’s favourite pastimes.  From big ideas on a small budget to bold and inspiring large garden...

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  31. Free music show

    The Choir Company is the latest and last local act to perform at this year’s Music in the Vineyard, the programme of free indoor music events taking place at the Vineyard Church, Union Road, Farnham. The Choir Company will treat its audience to ...

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  32. Children connect with nature

    Children have been finding out where their fruit and vegetables come from at this Easter’s Bloomin’ Kids Gardening Workshops.  Around 100 children from Farnham, Fleet, Aldershot, Bentley and Alton got hands on experience of sowing broad beans...

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  33. Free Walking Festival

    A programme of free walks led by expert guides is set to get Farnham active while helping people discover more about their surroundings. The 2019 Farnham Walking Festival, which has been organised by Farnham Town Council and is run by volunteers, inc...

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  34. Record numbers join litter pick

    Farnham is a tidier place thanks to a record number of volunteers who gave up their time to pick up litter during the 2019 Spring Big Pick Week.  Throughout the week, 200 volunteers from the Bourne 5th Farnham Cubs, Farnham Ramblers, Badshot L...

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  35. Farnham in Bloom 2016

    The Mother’s Day gift that lasts

    Families all over Farnham will be thanking their mums with dedicated Farnham in Bloom hanging baskets and flower troughs this Mother’s Day. Unlike the traditional bouquet of flowers, the hanging baskets and troughs will continue to look beautiful i...

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  36. Bloomin kids 2017

    Free gardening workshops

    There will be an edible theme to this Easter’s Bloomin’ Kids gardening workshops. Whatever the weather, children as young as five can get gardening at the free workshops on 9 and 11 April.  Taking place in Farnham Town Council’s greenhouses...

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  37. Young musician set to impress

    A music student from Farnborough College will perform at Music in the Vineyard on Sunday 24 March.  Matt Lloyd Mostyn first came to the attention of Farnham Town Council when he played at the Farnham Christmas Market. He so impressed the even...

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  38. Town marks Commonwealth Day

    A ceremony took place in Farnham on Monday (11 March) to mark Commonwealth Day and the 70thanniversary of the London Declaration, when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members.  Observed by around ...

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  39. Vote for Bloomin' Kids

    Easter Bloomin’ Kids Gardening workshops run by Farnham Town Council will be given a spring boost by the Waitrose community funding scheme ‘Community Matters’ at its Farnham store. Throughout March, shoppers will be able to place their green...

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  40. Residents urged to shape Farnham

    Residents of Farnham have until 21 March to give their opinions on the minor changes to the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan was adopted by Waverley Borough Council in July 2017 and plays a full part in the borough’s decision-making. However...

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