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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Farmers Market

    Support local food producers

    September is the time to celebrate food and drink in Farnham and at this month’s Farmers’ Market the focus will be on fresh, local produce. Shoppers will be able to enjoy great food and support their local farmers and food producers at the Far...

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  12. Influence the future of Farnham

    Residents are being urged to have their say on the revised version of Farnham’s Neighbourhood Plan by the consultation closing date on Sunday 30 September. An early review was instigated after Waverley Borough Council revealed that Farnham needs...

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  13. No longer a secret

    The winners of Farnham Town Council’s Secret Gardens competition have been revealed. Nearly 50 awards were made across eight categories including the Best Public House/Hotel, Courtyard, Large Garden, Front/Back/Small Garden and Wildlife Garden. ...

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  14. Take part in consultation

    Farnham Town Council is seeking local people’s views on proposed sites for an additional 450 homes in Farnham. The early review of the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan was announced shortly after it was adopted in July 2017. It was prompted by a requi...

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  15. Partnership working!

    Farnham in Bloom has grown a reputation for adding flowers and colour to areas of Farnham that need a little cheering up! From the replanting of an overgrown flower bed in East Street to the addition of flower displays at Farnham train station, th...

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  16. Farnham acknowledges sponsors

    The main sponsors of this year’s Farnham in Bloom gathered in South Street to view the 2018 sponsor boards. The boards are installed on the side of the supermarket in South Street and are a way for Farnham Town Council to thank and publicly ackn...

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  17. Aerial view of crowd of people at Gin Festival

    Gin Festival: a great night out

    Tickets are still available for the opening night of this year’s Gin Festival in Farnham on Friday 14 September. There will be around 150 different types of gin including local and lesser known brands. Gin enthusiasts will be able to chat to the...

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  18. Farnham's silent soldiers

    Life size silhouettes of first world war soldiers have appeared at a number of locations in Farnham. The Royal British Legion’s Silent Soldier campaign is supported by Farnham Town Council and is a mark of respect for those soldiers who never ma...

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  19. Remembering with flowers

    A carpet bed of flowers commemorating the end of World War One has been a feature of Gostrey Meadow in Farnham this summer. Over 4,000 plants were used to plant the three by three metre square design which depicted a lone silent solider against a ...

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  20. New Deputy Mayor for Farnham

    Paula Dunsmore, Farnham Town Councillor for Wrecclesham and Rowledge has been elected as the new Deputy Mayor of Farnham. She was elected by councillors to take on the role of supporting the Mayor of Farnham for the remainder of the 2018/19 Counci...

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  21. 3 people standing behind two planters filled with vegetables ripe for harvest.

    Free lunch from in Bloom

    Free salad leaves and vegetables are ripe for the picking thanks to volunteer gardeners from this year’s Farnham in Bloom campaign. Containers outside South Street Sainsbury’s are packed with herbs, salads, vegetables and edible flowers that are ...

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  22. Schoolchildren praised in judging

    Schoolchildren who took part in the Farnham in Bloom schools’ competition were commended on their creativity and hard work when judges recently assessed their entries. The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr David Attfield was joined by Farnham Town Council ...

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  23. Otters raise money for charity

    New homes have been found for more than 40 otters which featured in the Otter Wey community art trail. The otters, which brought such delight to the community went on parade at Farnham Castle for one last time on Monday 9 July before being auction...

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  24. In Bloom judges visit Farnham

    Judges from South and South East in Bloom visited Farnham this week to assess the town’s entries in the annual In Bloom competition. Judging began on 10 July when a team of Farnham in Bloom organisers and volunteers took the visitors on a tour whic...

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  25. Councillors in the making

    Twenty students from More House School visited Farnham Town Council on Wednesday 4 July to meet the Mayor and conduct a Pupil Voice meeting, which is similar to a school council. The meeting began with a question and answer session chaired by the ...

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

    Picnic in the Park

    Picnic in the Park has traditionally become a day to wind down and relax after the excitement of the previous day’s carnival and this year was no exception. Thousands descended on Gostrey Meadow for an afternoon of non-stop live music by local a...

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  27. Judges head to Farnham

    Community involvement is firmly at the heart of Farnham’s entry into this year’s South and South East in Bloom. The judges will arrive on 10 July and as well as being taken on a tour of new initiatives for 2018, they will see how established p...

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  28. Flying the flag for UK troops

    The start of Armed Forces Week was celebrated in Farnham on Monday 25 June. Farnham Town Councillors and members of community organisations gathered outside the Town Council office and watched as the Mayor of Farnham Councillor David Attfield, abl...

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  29. Spring Festival 2018.

    Open air music and food

    An afternoon of live music, street food and impromptu picnics comes to Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 1 July when Picnic in the Park takes place, marking the end of another successful carnival weekend in Farnham. The fun will begin at 11.20am with performa...

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  30. Hard work pays off

    A student who came to Farnham Town Council for work experience has had her hard work and enthusiasm rewarded with a job offer. After deciding college was not for her, Johanna Rowbotham (17) studied at Waverley Training Services where she retook an...

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  31. Mayors Civic Service 2018

    Mayor makes promises of office

    The annual civic service has taken place at St Andrew’s Church to mark the start of the new Council year and the appointment of the recently elected Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield. The service saw Councillor David Attfield make his ...

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  32. 100s put their best foot forward

    Over 450 people got out and about to explore some of the lesser known parts of the town during Farnham Town Council’s Walking Festival. There were 38 walks to choose from during the two-week long festival ranging from two to 14 miles. Council...

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  33. Enjoy the music this Father’s Day 

    Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 17 June by making Music in the Meadow a family occasion. There will be live music from Farnham Brass Band between 3pm and 5pm at Gostrey Meadow. Farnham Town Council will provide jumbo garden games so all you nee...

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  34. School's green enterprise

    Students from a local school who have taken part in the Farnham in Bloom schools’ hanging basket competition have turned their newly acquired gardening skills into a business opportunity. Staff from Farnham Town Council’s outside workforce vis...

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  35. Cemetery improvements

    Work is underway at West Street Cemetery to improve the area for visitors seeking a quiet space to reflect and remember loved ones. The refurbished Garden of Reflection will be separated from the nearby allotments and greenhouses by an attractive ...

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  36. Famous Names plaque unveiled

    A plaque acknowledging the achievements of a former Farnham resident has been unveiled in South Street by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield. Sir Jeffrey Tate CBE attended Wrecclesham Primary School before joining Farnham Grammar Scho...

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  37. Otterly wonderful

    The former Mayor of Farnham Councillor Mike Hodge turned walk leader on Sunday when 27 people joined him for a guided tour of the Otter Wey Trail community art project. Councillor Hodge led the walkers on the seven-mile trek in search of 44, one-m...

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  38. Spring Festival 2018.

    Festival brings out the crowds

    Summer temperatures saw thousands of people heading along to Farnham Town Council’s Spring Festival on Sunday (27 May). The free event which was sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors, Trueman and Grundy and Momo Station included a programme of ac...

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  39. Large crowd of people sit and stand on grass to watch dance festival. Blue sky.

    Dance in the Meadow 2018

    Bring a picnic and your dancing shoes to Farnham's celebration of dance at Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 3 June.

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  40. Greenhouse open day 2018

    Visitors preview 'in Bloom'

    Sponsors, volunteers and members of the public recently attended Farnham Town Council’s greenhouse open day for a preview of Farnham in Bloom. Members of the Farnham in Bloom team took great pride in showing visitors some of the preparation work...

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