1. Double gold for In Bloom

    For the seventh consecutive year in the South and South East in Bloom competition, Farnham has won Gold for its stunning town centre floral displays. Farnham has also won Gold in the Large Town category for the fifth year running and has beaten off s...

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  2. Aerial view of crowd of people at Gin Festival

    Gin Festival receives a toast

    Gin lovers have raised a glass to Farnham’s first Gin Festival. The sell-out festival, which was organised by Farnham Town Council in partnership with The Wheatsheaf, offered a variety of gin-themed fun. Gin connoisseurs sampled a range of gi...

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  3. Farmers Market

    Foodie September continues

    Food fans are eagerly awaiting the September Farmers’ Market on Sunday 24 September when local producers will bring the very best of their harvest to Farnham. The market takes place at Central car park, Farnham from 10am to 1.30pm and features doze...

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  4. Mayor Mike Hodge and family

    Mayor makes promises of office

    St John’s Church at Hale served as a beautiful venue for the Mayor of Farnham’s Civic Service on Sunday. Before a congregation of dignitaries, family, friends and community representatives, Councillor Mike Hodge affirmed his intent to serve Far...

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  5. Farnham Masons welcome Mayor

    The Farnham Masonic Halls and Waverley Lodge will welcome the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge to a fundraising concert and dinner on 30 September to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. The Mayor says: “M...

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  6. Flowers brighten commuters’ day

    Commuters have enjoyed a brighter welcome to Farnham station over the summer thanks to the support of former local train operator South West Trains, which donated £500 to Farnham in Bloom towards the cost of three troughs for the station platform. ...

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  7. Aerial view of people and colourful market stalls at Food Festival held in street.

    Feast of food and drink

    Farnham’s annual celebration of all things food and drink begins on Saturday 16 September Around 15 pubs, restaurants and cafes will take part in Taste Farnham. The fortnight-long event will see participating venues offering a variety of special...

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  8. Group of people at Neighbourhood Plan thank you

    Summer season concludes

    Farnham’s summer programme of events has come to an end with the last Music in the Meadow of the season. Over the course of the summer, Farnham Town Council has hosted nearly 20 outdoor events. The 2017 programme has been a great success and, th...

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  9. Keep Farnham Tidy

    Help to keep Farnham tidy by organising or taking part in Big Pick Week this autumn.

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  10. Illustration of hand holding yellow trophy.

    Farnham longlisted for award

    Farnham Town Council is proud to be the only local council in the south east to have been longlisted for ‘Council of the Year’ in the National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) Star Councils’ awards. To reach this stage, the Town Counc...

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  11. ATW who played at Music in the Meadow on 7 August.

    Summer music draws to an end

    There are just two more opportunities left to enjoy Farnham Town Council’s free Music in the Meadow concerts this summer. Late to the Party is an acoustic covers band who will take to the stage on Sunday 27 August. They will be followed by Friar...

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  12. Farmers Market

    Last of the summer fruits

    Shoppers are urged to make the most of the season’s produce at the last Farmers’ Market of the summer on Sunday 27 August. After a break of several months, the Traditional Cheese Dairy Co will be making a welcome return to the market. Visit th...

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  13. Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

    Mayor thanks Kidd Rapinet

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge has visited the offices of Kidd Rapinet Solicitors to thank them for being the main sponsor of Summer in Farnham. So far this year, thousands of people have enjoyed more than a dozen events organised by ...

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  14. Potters Gate - Winners of the schools hanging basket competition

    Winners of schools’ In Bloom

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge has visited 16 schools and nurseries to judge entries in this year’s Farnham in Bloom schools’ hanging basket competition and best flower in a boot. The schools could enter up to seven categories, wh...

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  15. 2017 Allotment Show winners

    It has been a good year for Farnham’s allotment holders with examples of their best produce on display at this year’s Allotment Show. Growers had a choice of 34 show classes into which to enter their best fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and hom...

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  16. Bloomin gardening event

    Farnham in Bloom on film

    The Britain in Bloom judges will arrive on Monday. Watch the Farnham in Bloom video to see some of the wonderful projects that have contributed to this year's campaign.

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  17. Gin Festival is a sell out

    The nation’s love affair with gin has most definitely reached Farnham with tickets for the first ever Gin Festival selling out in just three days. The gin festival, which will take place in September as part of Farnham Town Council’s Feast of ...

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  18. birthdaycake

    Mayor joins in 100th birthday

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge, had the very special honour of opening a 100th birthday card from HM The Queen this week. Although it is some way off his own centenary, he was invited to open the card and read it to its real recipient, F...

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  19. CAB logo Farnham Bureau

    Mayor hands over grant to CAB

    Volunteers at Farnham Citizens’ Advice have welcomed the Mayor of Farnham and other town councillors to their offices in South Street, Farnham for a briefing on their work. The visit also provided an opportunity for the Mayor to hand over a communi...

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  20. Final-Neighbourhood-Plan-banner

    Judge throws out developers' challenge to Neighbourhood Plan

    Farnham’s Neighbourhood Plan, which was informed by the opinions of residents can now be adopted by Waverley Borough Council following a judgement by Mrs Justice Lang DBE. The legality of the Neighbourhood Plan was challenged by three developers...

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  21. Roses in plant pots on a market stall. Stallholders in background.

    Farmers’ Market

    Pop along to the Farnham Farmers’ Market for fresh local produce. The market will take place on Sunday 23 July at Central Car Park from 10am to 1.30pm. The tea tent will be hosted by the Farnham Lions and live music will be played by Patrick Web...

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  22. Grant helps lone parents to work

    The Mayor of Farnham handed over a cheque for £1,200 from the Farnham South Street Trust to help Farnham’s Opportunities Community Project fund free courses for local lone parents. Councillor Mike Hodge, Mayor of Farnham says: “The Opportunit...

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  23. Edible planters for public

    PYO for free in Farnham

    Free veg’ is sprouting up in Farnham this summer thanks to a group of community-minded gardeners who have been planting a selection of tasty edible plants in containers outside South Street Sainsbury’s. It’s one of the many gardening related pr...

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  24. John Ward presents cheque to the Ridgeway School

    Former Mayor makes donation

    A cheque for nearly £1,800 from the Mayor of Farnham’s charity will help nursery children with learning difficulties at the Ridgeway Community School to communicate through technology. Councillor John Ward, former Mayor of Farnham handed over t...

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  25. Best of best at the Allotment Show

    Whether you are a gardening enthusiast or simply enjoy the spectacle of a competition, this year’s Farnham Allotment Show on Saturday 22 July, which is free to attend, promises not to disappoint. Taking place at Farnham Maltings from 1.30pm to 5pm,...

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  26. In Bloom set to impress judges

    Examples of horticultural achievement and community participation are just two of the areas that judges from South and South East in Bloom will be assessing when they arrive in Farnham next week. Farnham in Bloom has once again entered two categor...

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

    Farnham picnics in sunshine

    Over one thousand people gathered in Gostrey Meadow on Sunday (25 June) for this year’s Picnic in the Park: a day of community spirit, live music and picnicking - Farnham style. Families, couples, groups of friends and music fans spent the after...

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  28. Sponsors receive recognition

    Dozens of local businesses and individuals supporting Farnham in Bloom 2017 are being recognised on two brand-new sponsor boards outside Sainsbury’s in South Street, Farnham. The boards were revealed on Friday (23 June) and are located in a promine...

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  29. Flowers brighten up East Street

    Volunteers have recently added a splash of colour to refresh a focal point of East Street, Farnham by planting a vibrant selection of summer bedding plants in a raised bed and seating area. The gardeners, all volunteers from Farnham in Bloom Communit...

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  30. A Festival of Song

    A grant of £1,500 from Farnham Town Council is enabling Voices Together Community Choir to organise an evening of music and song in July. A Festival of Song is a collaboration of five local choirs which will see each choir sing individually and a...

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  31. Picnic in the Park

    Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and get ready to sit back to enjoy the music at Farnham’s Picnic in the Park, which this year takes place on Sunday 25 June from 12pm at Gostrey Meadow. For those who want a more relaxing day there will be a license...

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  32. Carpet bed 2017 featuring Lions logo.

    Display celebrates Farnham Lions

    A striking design of flowers featuring two lions has been planted at Gostrey Meadow War Memorial to celebrate this year’s Farnham in Bloom activities and the fiftieth anniversary of the Lions Club of Farnham. Farnham Lions are sponsoring this ye...

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  33. Unfurling the Armed Forces' Day flag 2016

    Armed Forces Day 2017

    On Monday 19 June, the Deputy Mayor of Farnham will lead Farnham’s tribute to the country’s armed forces. Everybody is welcome to attend the flag-raising ceremony at 10am at the Gostrey Meadow war memorial. Representatives from the Princess...

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  34. 50+ school children sitting and standing in a group. Mayor holding bee keeper's suit.

    Mayor meets busy bees

    There was something of a buzz in the air at St. Andrew’s school earlier this month when the Mayor of Farnham dropped by for a visit. The children have been learning about the importance of bees and wrote letters to Farnham in Bloom to share what...

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

    Dance in the Meadow is a hit!

    The Farnham community was brought together on Sunday in an uplifting and action-packed afternoon that celebrated dance in Farnham. This is the first year that Farnham Town Council has hosted Dance in the Meadow. It was sponsored by Kidd Rapinet an...

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  36. Close up of person's hands painting.

    Grants help Creative Response

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge has presented a cheque for £2,000 to Creative Response in Farnham. The charity, which was established in 1993 is run by professional artists who share their practice with vulnerable people. Creative Res...

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  37. People sitting on grass and at picnic tables. Blue sky, bandstand in background.

    Music lovers turn out in hundreds

    ‘twentyfivemiles’, a local motown, soul and R’n’B covers band attracted a crowd of 600 to the first Music in the Meadow concert for 2017 on Sunday. The free concert was sponsored by Headcase Barbers and organised by Farnham Town Council. T...

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  38. Group of walkers standing in field listening to walk guide.

    First Walking Festival is a success

    Farnham Town Council’s first Walking Festival, has been declared a success with over 435 people taking part. The week-long Walking Festival, devised by Chris Shepheard, included over 30 walks ranging from 1.5 miles to 14 miles. The programme inc...

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  39. Four school children plant a hanging basket

    Schools prepare hanging baskets

    Throughout May, Farnham Town Council’s greenhouses were temporarily transformed into outside classrooms for the annual schools’ hanging basket competition. Over 100 children from 17 schools and nurseries visited the greenhouses to plant up the...

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  40. Badshot lea infants school

    Mayor 'opens' new pond

    Farnham’s new Mayor, Councillor Mike Hodge, led the celebrations at Badshot Lea Infant School on Thursday 25 May when the school’s new pond was officially opened. As well as cutting the ribbon, Councillor Hodge handed over a cheque for £275, ...

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