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  1. Mayor’s concert is a success

     The audience went bananas at the Mayor of Farnham’s charity concert last week held at the Medici Theatre at Weydon School. The proms-style evening - complete with flag waving, a traditional brass band and a choir - raised in excess of £2,500 for...

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  2. Swing band puts on free show

    Music from Surrey favourites, Vic Cracknell’s Swing Band will fill Farnham Vineyard Church on Sunday 24 February when the band performs as part of Music in the Vineyard, the series of free concerts put on by Farnham Town Council. Vic and his ban...

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  3. Neighbourhood Plan consultation

    A consultation is underway to seek people’s views on Farnham Town Council’s modified Neighbourhood Plan. The partial review of the made Farnham Neighbourhood Plan was driven by a requirement to provide an additional 450 dwellings in Farnham by...

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  4. Britain in Bloom spelled out with plants. © Farnham Town Council

    Farnham in Britain in Bloom final

    Farnham has fought off competition from towns and cities from the whole of England’s south east to represent the region in the 2019 RHS Britain in Bloom UK finals. The town has been invited to enter the category for town centres, city centres and b...

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  5. Proms-style charity concert

    A proms-style charity concert featuring traditional music alongside contemporary songs and high energy drumming is coming to Farnham on Saturday 9 February. Tickets are available now. The Mayor of Farnham will host the concert, complete with flag ...

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  6. Free guide to living in Farnham

    Householders and businesses throughout Farnham and surrounding villages have received their copy of the latest Residents’ Guide. The 36-page booklet is the official guide to living in Farnham and includes a six-page events section, featuring detail...

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  7. Free music concert

    Farnham Town Council is set to get its 2019 events programme off to a lively start on Sunday 27 January with the return of Music in the Vineyard. Out of the Shadows will kick-start the series of four free concerts with an energetic playlist of six...

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  8. New councillor co-opted

    Farnham Town Councillors have co-opted a new councillor to fill a vacancy in the Bourne ward. Simon Foale from Lower Bourne was one of five candidates to apply for the role. At the Full Council meeting on 20 December, each of the candidates was in...

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  9. In Bloom Winter Celebration

    Farnham in Bloom Community Group shunned the wintery weather and chilly temperatures to celebrate a magnificent year in the South and South East in Bloom competition at their Winter Celebration on Sunday 16 December. Councillor Stephen Hill, Lead ...

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  10. Christmas treats at Market

    There is one place at the very heart of Farnham selling items for your Christmas Dinner, all sourced within 50 miles of Farnham - and it’s not a supermarket. Farnham Farmers’ Market takes place on Sunday 23 December from 10am to 1.30pm in Cent...

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  11. Choir gives outstanding concert

    St Andrew’s Church was filled to capacity on Thursday (13 December) as guests joined the Mayor of Farnham for this year’s Civic Christmas Carol Service. Now in its sixth year, the service which is organised by Farnham Town Council and supporte...

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  12. Farnham knows how to get festive!

    Festive cheer was in abundance at the Farnham Christmas Market on Sunday. Organised by Farnham Town Council, an estimated 15,000 people turned out to enjoy the experience of being able to meander around 200 festive market stalls in a traffic-free ...

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  13. Mayor presents Disability award

    Two volunteers who have supported Farnham’s disabled sports community for over 30 years have received recognition for their outstanding contributions. Chris and Julie Stephens began volunteering with Swimability (formerly known as Farnham Sports...

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  14. FIB winter celebration bandstand 2014 copyright FTC

    Bloomin' Winter Celebration

    A celebration to mark what has arguably been Farnham’s best year ever in the In Bloom competitions takes place on Sunday 16 December at the Farnham Vineyard Church in Union Road from 2.30pm. The Farnham in Bloom Winter Celebration is free to att...

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  15. Farnham Christmas Market

    Take the pressure out of Christmas preparations by heading to Farnham’s Christmas Market on Sunday 9 December (10am to 4pm) in the town centre. There will be around 200 stalls where shoppers will find gifts galore, Christmas decorations and food...

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  16. Farnham gets festive

    The Mayor of Farnham Cllr David Attfield switched on Farnham’s Christmas lights on Saturday with help from a surprise guest. Arriving on a horse-drawn carriage, Father Christmas was greeted with cheers and applause as he made his way onto the st...

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  17. Farnham Christmas Market 2015.

    Food to tickle your tastebuds!

    Farmers and producers are encouraging shoppers to plan ahead and preorder items for their Christmas feast at this month’s Farmers’ Market on Sunday 25 November. Stallholders will be selling and taking orders for a range of Christmas essentials...

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  18. Christmas Civic Carol Service

    The ballot for tickets to the Mayor of Farnham’s Civic Christmas Carol Service is now open. The service will be held on Thursday 13 December at St Andrew’s Church, Farnham. Starting at 7.30pm, the traditional service will include Christmas read...

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  19. Council chamber 2015 copyright FTC

    Be a Town Councillor

    Farnham Town Council is inviting applications for the co-option of a new councillor for the Bourne ward following the resignation of Sam Hollins-Owen. To apply, candidates will need to complete and submit an application form by 9am on Monday 10 De...

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  20. Farnham marks WWI centenary

    Large crowds of people gathered in Farnham on Sunday (11 November) to pay their respects and commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War and those that had died in conflicts since. As 11am approached, a joint procession of some 450 ...

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  21. Children gather to remember

    School children from 18 Farnham schools came together in a collective act of remembrance at the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow on Friday (9 November) to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. The primary and secondary school-aged ch...

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  22. Weybourne War Memorial

     The Weybourne war memorial has been rededicated in a new memorial garden following completion of work to improve the tribute to local people who died during the first and second world wars. The main memorial plaque lists 12 people who died durin...

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  23. Customer service awards

     Businesses in Farnham are excelling when it comes to providing a great customer experience, according to a recent independent mystery shopper review. Over 50 people gathered at the Farnham customer service awards on 6 November at Farnham Town Co...

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  24. Christmas lights switch-on 2018

    Farnham will be getting festive on Saturday (17 November) when the town’s official Christmas lights are switched on by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield. The afternoon of family fun will begin at 1pm at Gostrey Meadow. Thanks to su...

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  25. Bloomin’ Kids get gardening

    Over 60 children, including some as young as three, took part in free Bloomin’ Kids’ Gardening Workshops during the half term holiday at the end of October. The workshops were run by Farnham Town Council as a way of making it easy and fun for ...

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  26. Farnham Remembers

    Schoolchildren will be among those taking part in two acts of remembrance in Farnham to commemorate those who have fought, died and lived through armed conflict. The first service is on 9 November and is organised by Farnham Town Council and the F...

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  27. ActivityThursdaysRLC 2017

    Grants for local projects

    Farnham Town Council is inviting applications from local groups that would like to bid for money from the 2019/20 Community Grant pot. More than £20,000 is available for projects that will promote the environment and/or community life in Farnham ...

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  28. Thank you to litter pickers

    Fine, sunny weather tempted over 20 volunteers to take part in this autumn’s town centre community litter pick on Saturday 20 October. The biannual event was attended by families, members of community groups, Bloomin’ litter volunteers, counci...

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  29. Call to create Defib register

    Farnham Town Council and Heartstart Farnham Lions announced on national Restart a Heart Day on Tuesday 16 October that they are to work together to produce a comprehensive list of Defibrillator Heart Restarters in the Farnham area and want to urge lo...

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  30. Prizes for in Bloom volunteers

    Farnham Town Council said a big thank you to the army of volunteers who contributed to the success of this year’s Farnham in Bloom at an awards ceremony (on Thursday 11 October). The annual awards began with presentations to local schoolchildren...

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  31. Sausages cooking.

    Shoppers get the pick of the crop

    Shoppers can expect to find the best of the harvest from new stallholder T&G Vegetable Gardens at this month’s Farnham Farmers’ Market. Taking place in Central car park, off Victoria Road on Sunday 28 October from 10am to 1.30pm, the marke...

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  32. Bloomin kids 2017

    Free kids’ gardening workshops

    Parents, carers and grandparents are invited to introduce their children to the pleasures of gardening this half term with Farnham Town Council’s free gardening workshops. The workshops will be held from 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm on Thursday...

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  33. Festival draws thousands

    Thousands of foodies, visitors and shoppers flooded the streets of Farnham at Sunday’s (30 September) celebration of local, artisan and specialist produce at the 2018 Farnham Food and Drink Festival. For the first time festival organisers Farnha...

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  34. Otterly amazing!

    Farnham Town Councillor Mike Hodge has presented two cheques for £15,000 each to The Woodlarks Centre and Brightwells Gostrey Centre, which are the charities he supported during his year as the Mayor of Farnham. More than £28,000 was raised from...

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

    A dinner steeped in tradition

    The hundredth anniversary of votes for women, the end of the first world war and Mike Hawthorn being the first British winner of Formula one are the themes for the after-dinner speeches at this year's Venison Dinner. The dinner, which dates back o...

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  36. Group of people in high visibility jackets holding litter pickers and black sacks

    Take your pick

    A community initiative aimed at keeping on top of litter will return this autumn. ‘Big Pick’ is organised twice a year by Farnham Town Council. The campaign encourages volunteers to take action against litter and organise a litter pick of thei...

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  37. Mayor with group of 11 winners of Services to Farnham awards.

    Services to Farnham Awards open

    Farnham Town Council is seeking entries for this year’s Services to Farnham Awards. The Awards give recognition to those people who are providing an outstanding or crucial service to people in Farnham. Councillor David Attfield, Mayor of Farn...

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  38. Food Festival 2015 ©Nick Hansen

    Visit the Food and Drink Festival

    Farnham Town Council is celebrating ten amazing years of showcasing the variety and quality of local food at the Farnham Food and Drink Festival by holding the event on a Sunday this year, enabling more of the town and even more visitors to enjoy the...

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  39. 1,700 enjoy Gin Festival

    Farnham’s gin lovers were treated to a festival dedicated to their favourite tipple last week at the second Farnham Gin Festival. Following the success of last year’s one-day event, Farnham Town Council held this year’s festival across two n...

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  40. Farnham wins 14 awards

    Farnham Town Council is celebrating what may well be its best result yet in this year’s South and South East in Bloom competition. The town netted four gold awards, was the winner in three categories and won a special award for biodiversity. ...

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