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  1. Farmers Market to include crafts

    Farnham Town Council is extending its support for local producers and makers by introducing handmade craft at the Farmers’ Market. Blue Daisy, which sells handmade bags and fleece pet blankets made their first appearance at last month’s market...

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  2. Walking Festival launch 2018

    Launch of Walking Festival

    The countdown for Farnham’s free, two week Walking Festival has begun, making May the month to get outdoors and explore Farnham on foot. The Festival, which is sponsored by Breaking Free, the Farnham Farmers’ Market and the Co-Op will begin on...

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  3. Next generation gardeners

    Young gardeners have given a big thumbs-up to Farnham Town Council’s Bloomin’ Kids Easter gardening workshops. The free workshops saw youngsters planting marigolds to take home and learning how to sow broad beans, peas and beetroot. The Farnha...

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  4. Free gardening workshops

    Free gardening workshops are happening during the school Easter holidays for children aged six and over. The green-fingered fun has been arranged by Farnham Town Council and is a fun and educational way to involve younger residents in Farnham in B...

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  5. New date for Spring Clean

    A new date has been set for the Great British Spring Clean of Farnham town centre. The community litter pick, which was due to take place last month was postponed because of the snow. It will now be held on Saturday 14 April and Farnham Town Counc...

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  6. CommonwealthFlag raising 2018

    Commonwealth Day celebrated

    Representatives from organisations in Farnham joined the Mayor of Farnham on 12 March to take part in international celebrations to mark Commonwealth Day. The Mayor, Councillor Mike Hodge raised the Commonwealth Flag, with help from pupils at Pott...

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  7. Final 2018 Music in the Vineyard

    The final Music in the Vineyard for 2018 promises to be popular as Farnham Big Band performs an afternoon concert at the Vineyard Church, Union Road, Farnham from 3-5pm on Sunday 25 March. “If there are any winter blues or cobwebs to be blown aw...

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  8. Be part of the local conversation 

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge, is inviting local residents to come to the Annual Town Meeting which takes place on Thursday 22 March from 7pm at the Mercure Farnham Bush Hotel. All electors are welcome to attend and are free to ask q...

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  9. Vandals target Farnham in Bloom

    The Farnham in Bloom team has expressed their disappointment at having their efforts once again destroyed by vandals. The most recent incident occurred over a weekend in February. Containers of bulbs were overturned in Haren Garden and pansies wer...

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  10. Neighbourhood Plan cover

    Review of Neighbourhood Plan

    Adoption of the Waverley Local Plan has prompted Farnham Town Council to carry out an early partial review of its Neighbourhood Plan. The review aims to identify potential sites for up to 450 additional homes that will need to be built in Farnham ...

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  11. Hop Blossom hanging baskets

    Say it with flowers

    Getting involved in Farnham in Bloom is easier than ever this year with two new initiatives taking place for spring. Those looking for a lasting Mother’s Day gift have the chance to dedicate a Farnham in Bloom hanging basket especially for their...

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

    Rewarded for making a difference

    Recipients of the 2018 Services to Farnham Awards have been announced and between them they have given well over 280 years of their time to volunteering. Sharing their skills and knowledge so that others can enjoy and benefit from what Farnham has...

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  13. Mayor presents large cheque to a female representing The Simon Trust charity.

    Mayor presents cheque

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge has presented a cheque to The Simon Trust, which is a charity that supports adults with autism. The money was raised from the sale of mince pies and mulled wine at the Farnham in Bloom Winter Celebration...

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  14. Farmers’ market and free music

    The classic sounds of swing come to the Vineyard Church, Union Road on Sunday 25 February when Music in the Vineyard, the season of free music concerts, continues in Farnham. The show follows the monthly Farmers’ Market which takes place earlier in...

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

    Sign up for spring clean

    Volunteers are needed now for Farnham’s Great British Spring Clean events which start on 3 March. A series of litter picks are being organised during March, so volunteers are being encouraged to sign up now or to organise their own. “With spri...

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  16. Free live music event in Farnham

    Surrey-based 60s music act, Out of the Shadows, has been announced as the launch act for this year’s Music in the Vineyard, which takes place from 3-5pm on the last Sunday of each month until March. Out of the Shadows will perform on Sunday 28 Janu...

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  17. Winter Celebration for In Bloom

    Members of Farnham’s community came together to celebrate an amazing year of Farnham in Bloom last week (Sunday 17 December) at Gostrey Meadow. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge opened the celebration and was joined by councillors, Farnha...

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  18. Volunteers thanked by the Mayor

    Volunteers and charity workers from Farnham’s many community organisations were thanked by the Mayor and local residents on Thursday (14 December) at the annual Civic Christmas Carol Service held at St Andrew’s Church, Farnham. “At Christmas ti...

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  19. High winds close market early

    High winds led to Farnham Town Council having to take the disappointing decision to cancel Sunday’s Christmas Market on safety grounds. In spite of the heavy rain, stallholders and Farnham Town Council staff and councillors rallied to get the ma...

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  20. Winter celebration 2016

    Winter celebration

    Fans of Farnham in Bloom, gardening and all things floral are invited to the Farnham in Bloom golden Winter Celebration which takes place on Sunday 17 December, from 2.30-3.30pm at Gostrey Meadow, Farnham. Farnham in Bloom Community Group and Farnh...

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  21. Tulip planting in Haren Garden.

    Children plant tulips

    Children from Potters Gate Primary School and St Andrew’s Infants School worked together to plant dozens of tulip bulbs in the Haren Garden located in Farnham town centre on Monday (20 November). Historically Farnham has links with Haren in Holl...

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  22. Farnham Christmas Market 2015.

    200+ stalls at Christmas Market

    Christmas shoppers can choose from over 200 stalls at the Christmas Market on Sunday 10 December in Farnham town centre. The market takes place on Castle Street, The Borough, the Bush Hotel and Central car park from 10am to 4pm. Stallholders will ...

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

    A toast to the town

    Farnham’s 215th Venison Dinner saw a toast being proposed to the town’s ‘rich history, vibrant present and bright future’. Dating back over 400 years, the historic dinner took place in the atmospheric grandeur of Farnham Castle’s Great H...

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  24. Civic carol service 2016

    Enter ballot for Civic Carol Service

    The ballot for this year’s Civic Christmas Carol Service is now open, meaning that members of the public can apply for tickets for this popular traditional event. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge, who will host the service, explains: ...

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  25. Christmas lights switched on

    Father Christmas made his first official appearance in Farnham on Saturday (18 November) at the Christmas lights switch-on at Gostrey Meadow. Children visiting Santa in his grotto even received a small gift from him. Councillor Jill Hargreaves, Le...

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  26. Christmas Wreaths at Market

    Order your Christmas fare

    Get your Christmas food and seasonal shopping sorted ahead of the rush by ordering your turkey, wreaths and other festive items at the Farnham Farmers’ Market on Sunday 26 November. Orders will be ready for you to collect at the extended Christm...

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  27. Farnham remembers

    Over 100 years since the world’s first two-minute silence took place in Farnham, the streets once again fell silent as the clock struck 11am on Remembrance Sunday (12 November). A civic party led by the Mayor of Farnham, representatives from the...

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  28. Schools' remembrance service

    The war memorial at Gostrey Meadow, Farnham has served as the focal point for this year’s schools’ service of remembrance. On Friday 10 November, children representing 18 local schools took part in the service, which included poems, readings, ...

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  29. The Star Councils award 2017 was presented by award sponsor Blachere to Mayor of Farnham Councillor Mike Hodge and Town Clerk Iain Lynch

    Runner up in Council of the Year

    For the second time in a week, Farnham Town Council has received national recognition for its achievements. Declared ‘runner up’ in the Council of the Year category of the National Association of Local Council’s Star Council Awards, Farnham ...

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  30. Young gardeners get planting

    Farnham’s youngest gardeners have spent some of their half term holiday helping to plant hyacinth bulbs at the Bloomin’ Kids free gardening workshop. The hyacinth tubs will be sold as gifts at the Farnham in Bloom winter celebration with proceeds...

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  31. Gold win at Britain in Bloom

    Farnham is celebrating after winning the Gold Award and being named joint winner of the Large Town category in the RHS’s Britain in Bloom competition. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony in Llandudno, Wales on Friday (27 October). ...

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  32. Christmas lights switch-on

    Farnham’s Christmas lights switch-on will take place on Saturday 18 November in the town centre. The event, which is organised by Farnham Town Council will start at 1pm and will include an afternoon of festive activities and family fun at Gostrey M...

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  33. Apply for a grant

    Funding totalling £80,000 for Farnham’s many good causes and community organisations is available from the South Street Trust and Farnham Town Council’s community grants scheme. The Council has announced it is inviting applications now from loca...

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  34. Farnham in Bloom awards 2017

    Members of the Farnham in Bloom community have received thanks from Farnham Town Council for their contribution towards this year’s success at South and South East in Bloom. The annual Farnham in Bloom Awards took place on Thursday with presenta...

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  35. Recipients of Services to Farnham Awards 2017.

    Nominate a community hero

    Do you know somebody who deserves thanks and recognition for the outstanding or crucial service they provide for Farnham? If so, please nominate them for a Services to Farnham Award.

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  36. Four people (including the Mayor) standing in front of two green gazebos at a health and well-being event.

    A healthy agenda

    Demonstrations about how to use a defibrillator, talks from medical experts and information about topics ranging from community transport to Alzheimer’s were just some of the highlights of Saturday’s health and well-being event. The morning wa...

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

    Venison Dinner tickets

    Tickets for Farnham’s historic Venison Dinner, which dates back over 400 years, are on sale now. The dinner takes place in the atmospheric grandeur of Farnham Castle’s Great Hall on Thursday 16 November and all are welcome to purchase tickets. ...

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  38. Remembrance Sunday 2017

    Find out the timings and arrangements for this year's Remembrance Sunday parade including details about temporary road closures.

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  39. Girl lays wooden cross on war memorial.

    Armistice Day commemoration

    Students from up to 18 local schools will take part in a special service of remembrance at the War memorial at Gostrey Meadow on Friday 10 November. In the company of the Mayor of Farnham Councillor Mike Hodge and Mr Hugh Riley JP DL, the young pe...

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  40. Farnham is through to the finals

    Farnham Town Council is through to the final round of the National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) quest to find England’s Council of the Year. The Town Council first heard that it had been longlisted for the Star Councils’ award in Se...

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