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  1. Portrait image of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

    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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  2. 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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  3. A butterfly artwork

    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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  4. Close up of yellow flowers in street. Red car in background

    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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  5. Farnham Walking Festival logo

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. exterior of red brick building, flags and clock on the side.

    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. South Street Trust logo

    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Group of people with Mayor front centre.

    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Two females standing behind a stall selling craft items.

    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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  25. Market stall displaying cushions and craft items.

    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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Mayor cuts ribbon at entrance to a building

    October Craft Month begins

    As Farnham’s craft enthusiasts celebrate October Craft Month, the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans, joined in the creative fun by contributing to a community art installation.  The Mayor decorated her own brick for the Another Brick i...

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  29. Cartoon of a cute monster

    Go on a monster safari in Farnham

    Farnham Town Council has organised a new and exciting activity for intrepid explorers this October. MonsterVillains is a free and creepy family trail of monsters which aims to give families a socially distanced, contactless and fun activity. The t...

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  30. Group of people wearing masks and socially distancing.

    Mayor meets Hale volunteers

    Five very special volunteers have had their contribution to Hale’s community during the COVID-19 outbreak recognised last week. The Mayor of Farnham awarded John Ely, Emma Swinden, Felicity Fitchett, John McFarlane and Alan Hayes with gifts of vouc...

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  31. Three men holding banner advertising fundraising appeal

    Hardship fund smashes target

    The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund has smashed its £50,000 fundraising target after receiving a £16,685 share of a government grant which Waverley Borough Council received from Defra. The fund aims to help people who are struggling to afford food...

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  32. Close up of pink, purple and white flowers in a trough with a plaque on the container showing a sponsor's name.

    Farnham in Bloom wins Gold

    The results of this year’s South and South East in Bloom competition have been announced and tops off 30 years of Farnham in Bloom. Judges awarded Farnham in Bloom Gold in the Large Town category, Gold in the Town Centre category, Gold for Badsh...

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  33. Farnham World Craft Town logo

    Craft Market comes to Farnham

    As a World Craft City, Farnham is officially one of the most creative towns in England and on Sunday 25 October, shoppers will have the opportunity to buy their very own unique piece of art. To complement events happening throughout October Craft ...

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  34. Brightly coloured marquees in street and crowds of people

    Food & Drink Festival cancelled

    Farnham’s highly popular annual Food and Drink Festival has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Festival, which was first held in 2008, has become a major attraction in Farnham Town Council’s calendar of events and normally...

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  35. Row of parked cars in front of red bricked shops and businesses. Town centre

    Changes to pavement widening scheme

    Changes to Farnham's pavement widening scheme are due to take place from 8pm on Friday 11 September.

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  36. Blacksmith at work. Fire

    World Craft Town film

    In June 2020, Farnham was awarded ‘World Craft City’ status by the World Crafts Council and became the first town in England and the third region in Europe to join the network of world craft cities.  Other European holders of the designation...

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  37. Group of people standing around 3 sides of a carpet bed

    VJ Day commemoration

    The Mayor of Farnham Councillor Pat Evans together with Brigadier Roger Hood QVRM TD DL and Roger Brown Chairman of the Royal British Legion Farnham led Farnham’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on Saturday (15 August). It was ex...

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  38. Symbol of a bike painted on the pavement

    Farnham Cycle Way Bid comment

    Comment from Farnham Town Council: A bid by Surrey County Council for government funding has been met with mixed feelings. The grant application for £850,000 was made by Surrey for better cycling infrastructure across the county including Farnham. D...

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  39. Row of shops in town centre.

    Forum gives people a voice

    A forum aimed at involving the public in shaping investment in Farnham’s infrastructure to resolve long-standing issues, cut congestion and improve air quality has been launched. The inaugural meeting of the Local Liaison Forum, part of the new ...

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  40. Aerial photo of a park

    Music in the Meadow returns

    The return of Music in the Meadow on Sunday showed that it is still possible to socially distance and have fun. The event was organised by Farnham Town Council and saw people sitting in spray painted bubbles for groups of up to 2, 4 or 6 people. T...

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