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  1. Jubilee

    Join in the Big (picnic) Lunch to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

    Farnham residents are invited to an extra special jubilee picnic on Sunday 5 June as part of the town’s royal celebrations. Gostrey Meadow will be the venue for Farnham’s Big Jubilee Lunch from 12 to 5pm and all are welcome.  “We have a roy...

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    Farnham mayor-making: “Immense honour and privilege,” to represent town says Mayor

    “An immense honour and privilege,” is how Councillor Alan Earwaker described the opportunity for him to be the Mayor of Farnham for a second year, at the mayor making ceremony on 12 May. The annual mayor-making ceremony is the official process...

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    Reap the benefits of leading a more sustainable life

    This year’s Farnham Sustainability Festival is billed as a celebration of how to live a more sustainable life for the benefit of the planet, communities and our health and well-being. The family-friendly event will offer the opportunity for...

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    Music in the Meadow returns

    Farnham’s summer season of free weekly outside music concerts returns on Sunday 29 May.  The first band in the 2022 line up is the Missy Nelson Band. With a double bass, fiddle, banjo, cajon, guitars and mandolin, they describe th...

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    Choose from 30+ walks at the Farnham Walking Festival

    Walk leaders and sponsors have encouraged the public to put their best foot forward at the launch of this year’s Farnham Walking Festival.  The festival begins on Saturday 14 May with walkers being able to choose from a lovely five-mile spr...

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    Budding gardeners get sowing for Farnham in Bloom workshops

    Over 100 children took part in free Easter holiday gardening workshops (on 12 and 14 April) for Farnham in Bloom. The children planted seeds, potted up strawberries and created plant-inspired art in the Bloomin’ Kids activities which were held at F...

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    Walking Festival starts soon: book your place now

    Farnham Walking Festival is just a few short weeks away. Full details about all the walks and how to join one are now available online and in the festival booklet, available in libraries and other local outlets. The festival (14 May to 4 June) featur...

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    Tribute to Sir Ray Tindle CBE DL

    On behalf of the whole community, Councillor Alan Earwaker, the Mayor of Farnham has paid tribute to Sir Ray Tindle who was always generous, charming and a shrewd businessman.  He was made the first Freeman of Farnham for his philanthropy, civic...

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    Last call for proposals for public art installation in Farnham, Surrey

    Farnham Town Council has sent out a last call for proposals for a new art installation in Farnham. The project is a collaboration the Town Council, the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham Maltings and the Farnham Public Art Trust.  The comm...

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    Farnham’s first youth shelter opens in time for Easter

    A new shelter giving young people a safe place to hang out with their friends has opened on Borelli Walk.  The shelter has been installed as part of a project by Farnham Town Council which aims to improve facilities for young people in Farnha...

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    Discover something new to do at the Farnham in Bloom volunteers’ fair

    Improving the look of your environment, getting to know your community better and gaining new skills are just a few of the benefits of volunteering with organisations that help to make Farnham bloom.  Farnham Town Council is helping organisat...

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    Farnham in Bloom and Farnham Literary Festival interweave 

    Literature and horticulture cross-pollinated on Thursday to create an extra special launch of Farnham in Bloom 2022.  The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker welcomed guests to the first ‘in person’ launch event for three years. He...

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    Be part of the local conversation at the Annual Town Meeting

    At the Annual Town Meeting of electors (31 March), people living in Farnham will have the opportunity to ask elected councillors their burning questions about how taxpayers’ money is spent, progress on Town Council services and plans for future act...

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    Mayor celebrates Commonwealth Day in Farnham

    On behalf of the people of Farnham, the Mayor, Councillor Alan Earwaker celebrated Commonwealth Day 2022 by raising the Commonwealth flag in a ceremony outside the Town Council offices on 14 March. Councillor Earwaker was joined by local dignitari...

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    Community turns out en masse to plant Jubilee trees

    An avenue of 40 mature trees has been planted alongside the river in Farnham to commemorate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The tree planting day was part of a unique, national initiative called the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ and involved pup...

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    Sandi Toksvig attracts crowd at opening of Farnham’s first literary festival

    The Farnham Literary Festival got off to a cracking start on Saturday with a sell-out opening event. Broadcaster, actor, comedian, novelist and producer Sandi Toksvig was the star attraction of the evening with a 20-minute talk which was both...

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    Sandi Toksvig to launch Farnham Literary Festival on 5 March

    TV personality, former Bake Off star and acclaimed writer Sandi Toksvig, OBE will officially open Farnham’s first literary festival on Saturday 5 March. “We are very excited to have Sandi Toksvig at the opening event of the Farnham Literary Fe...

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    Farnham Literary Festival – more events announced

    The Farnham Literary Festival, which runs from 5 to 13 March and coincides with Women’s History Month, will feature a talk by the historical fiction writers A K Blakemore and Annie Garthwaite.  In a fascinating and thought-provoking session...

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    Introducing Farnham’s first Literary Festival

    A new festival which is set to appeal to book lovers and people who share a passion for reading, writing and the spoken word is coming to Farnham this March. The Farnham Literary Festival is the brainchild of Farnham Town Council and promises to o...

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    Farmers’ Market offers shoppers a healthy start to 2022

    The first farmers’ market for 2022 takes place on Sunday 23 January and promises to be a prime resource for shoppers wanting to embrace a healthy and wholesome diet this year. The market, which is open from 10am to 1.30pm at Central car park in Far...

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    A Christmas message from the Mayor of Farnham

    Seasons greetings.  As we approach the end of 2021, Christmas will be a time of sadness for many but also of hope.  None of us expected that we would again be facing further restrictions on meeting up with families and friends and the sadness o...

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    Shoppers flock to Christmas market

    Christmas shoppers flocked in their droves to Farnham’s Christmas Market on Sunday (12 December) in search of unusual and handmade gifts, stocking fillers and locally sourced products. As well as over 130 stalls, residents and visitors enjoyed the ...

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    Mayor thanks Farnham community at Civic Christmas Service

    The sound of traditional Christmas carols rang out from St Andrew’s Church at Farnham’s Civic Christmas Carol Service (on Wednesday evening, 1 December). The internationally renowned Farnham Youth Choir performed a selection of Christmas music, w...

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    Farnham wishes farmers’ market stalwarts a fond farewell

    A popular husband and wife team who are among the longest standing traders at Farnham Farmers’ Market have hung up their aprons and put away their butcher’s block for the last time, as they head into retirement after serving their final customers...

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    Many happy returns for Farnham Farmers’ Market

    A lucky shopper who visited the Farnham Farmers’ Market at the end of November went home with a few more goodies than she bargained for.  Sarah Lord from Farnham won a hamper filled with local produce donated by nearly a dozen stallholders....

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    Farnham Fiction Award: New competition as part of Inaugural Literary Festival

    A new competition to find the novelists and writers of tomorrow has been launched as part Farnham’s Literary Festival. The Farnham Fiction Award will accept entries of up to 3,000 words from adult writers between now and 5 January. The competition,...

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    Christmas Market returns to Farnham

    Farnham’s Christmas Market is due to make a welcome return this year on Sunday 12 December alongside the Farmers’ Market.  Shoppers can expect there to be an emphasis on local, quality products with over 150 stalls in Castle Street, ...

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    Nominate your community hero

    There is still time to nominate your local hero for a Services to Farnham Award. The awards recognise crucial or outstanding service carried out on a voluntary basis to the Farnham community. Winners meet the Mayor of Farnham at a reception where the...

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    Abba’s Angels sing for Farnham’s Christmas Lights switch-on

    Record numbers of people welcomed the Farnham Christmas lights switch-on in style on Saturday (20 November) with a Santa’s grotto, bucking reindeer, children’s fun fair rides, snow globe, panto stars and live nativity. Families, couples and gr...

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    Win a hamper of local produce at this month’s Farmers’ Market

    The Farnham Farmers’ Market is 20 this month and to celebrate this milestone, a prize hamper packed full of goods donated by local producers is up for grabs at the market on Sunday 28 November. Anybody who visits the market in Central car park c...

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    Financial help for individuals and community projects

    Community groups and local good causes, as well as individuals and families in need, are being encouraged to apply for grants administered by Farnham Town Council. The South Street Trust and the Community Grants fund are suitable for organisations...

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    Farnham remembers at annual remembrance service

    On Sunday 14 November, the Farnham community turned out in force to commemorate the British and Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the two world wars and later conflicts, at Farnham’s annual remembrance service and parade. A civi...

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  33. Group of school children with Mayor and service personnel at war memorial

    Farnham schools remember

    Children from 15 local schools have taken part in this year’s Farnham Schools’ Remembrance Service at the War memorial in Gostrey Meadow.  The young people watched as Parade Marshall Ian Hunter led the Civic party which included the Mayor...

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    Bloomin’ Kids have a Marvellous Time!

    Thirty children have taken part in the first Bloomin’ Kids’ Gardening Workshop since the start of the pandemic.  The budding gardeners enjoyed activities such as garlic and onion set planting, seed sowing, terracotta pot painting wit...

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    Farnham’s Christmas lights switch-on

    Farnham Town Council has an afternoon of festive family fun lined up for Farnham’s Christmas lights switch-on at Gostrey Meadow on Saturday 20 November.  Starting at 1pm, there will be non-stop live entertainment by 15 local schools and mus...

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    Snow windows go viral

    An initiative to encourage people to visit Farnham town centre has gone viral and reached nearly ten million people on social media. The video, which has been watched over 4.5million times by people around the world, shows local artist Tom Baker u...

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    Plaque is unveiled to celebrate the life of John Verney

    The Mayor of Farnham has unveiled a plaque on Farnham’s wall of famous names in South Street to commemorate the many talents of the late John Verney.  Family members, friends and admirers of John Verney’s work gathered at the ceremony to cele...

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  38. Mayor of Farnham laying a wreath at the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow for Remembrance Sunday 2020

    Arrangements announced for Remembrance Sunday in Farnham

    Farnham’s annual Remembrance Parade and Service will take place on Sunday 14 November. The Remembrance parade will assemble in Castle Street from 10am with a road closure from the junction with Park Row from 10-10.30am. Alder Valley Brass will ...

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    Mayor of Farnham commits to working together and reviving the town at Civic Ceremony

    Farnham’s annual Civic Service, which sees the Town Mayor make his promises of office, took place earlier this month at St Andrew’s Church. At the ceremony the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker, spoke of how he is using his year in offic...

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    Gostrey Meadow wins Green Flag award

    Gostrey Meadow has been awarded a Green Flag award for the first time, just two years after Farnham Town Council took on the management of the park. The Green Flag is an international mark of quality which aims to raise the standards of parks and ...

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