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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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