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  1. Two adults showing children a craft activity.

    Bloomin’ Kids get planting

    Children got stuck into some serious gardening over half term at the Bloomin’ Kids gardening workshops. Around 50 children with their mums, dads, carers or grandparents took part in the workshops run by Farnham Town Council and the award-winning Fa...

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    Christmas lights switch-on

    Farnham’s Christmas lights switch-on is on Saturday 16 November, bringing festive spirit and Christmas shoppers to the town centre. The switch-on at 4.30pm will complete the party atmosphere, complementing an afternoon of music, entertainment, fair...

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

    Venison Dinner tickets

    Tickets are selling fast for November’s Venison Dinner at Farnham Castle. A tradition that goes back over 400 years, the Venison Dinner is thought to be unique to Farnham. It is a four-course meal which sees the Mayor of Farnham presented with the ...

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    Acts of remembrance in Farnham

    Farnham’s remembrance events will begin this year with a schools’ remembrance service on Friday 8 November followed by the community-wide act of remembrance on Sunday 10 November. On Remembrance Sunday, the Mayor of Farnham and Vice Lord Lieut...

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    Gold at Britain in Bloom

    Farnham has fought off high-profile competition to prove it has what it takes to win gold in Britain in Bloom and to be declared best town / city centre in the UK.  Farnham Town Council received news of the award on Friday (25 October) at an ...

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    Volunteers litter pick town centre

    A team of community minded volunteers collected over 25 sacks of rubbish from Farnham’s town centre on Saturday 12 October. The litter pickers covered hot spots such as Red Lion Lane, the station approach and Gostrey Meadow. “It’s shocking t...

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  7. Male and child planting seeds at gardening workshop.

    Time to book for Bloomin’ Kids

    Bookings are now being taken for the ever popular and free Bloomin’ Kids gardening workshops taking place over half term. The workshops are run by Farnham Town Council and the Farnham In Bloom Community Group and are suitable for children aged five...

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    Celebrations at in Bloom awards 

    Farnham celebrated in style and looked back on a fantastic year for Farnham in Bloom at the Farnham in Bloom Community Awards. As part of the evening, winners of six of the most coveted local gardening awards were also announced. Farnham Town Coun...

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  9. Group of people in high viz jackets holding sacks and litter picks

    Be proud of Farnham

    Farnham Town Council is calling for people to show pride for where they live or work by taking part in an autumn litter pick between Saturday 12 and 19 October. There are several ways to get involved in the Big Pick including hosting or joining in...

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  10. People watching a demonstration at a food festival

    Festival draws in the crowds

    Strong wind and rain failed to deter foodies from enjoying the 2019 Farnham Food and Drink Festival.  Over 120 stalls lined Castle Street and The Borough, selling some of the very best local food and drink alongside produce from further afiel...

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    Climate emergency declared

    Farnham Town Councillors have shown their commitment to reducing carbon emissions at a local level by declaring a climate emergency and pledging their aim to become a carbon neutral council by 2030.  At a meeting of the Full Council on 19 Septemb...

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  12. Aerial photo showing castle and green spaces and trees.

    Neighbourhood Plan hearing

    A public hearing will take place on 1 October (10am to 4pm) at Farnham Town Council so that an independent examiner can gather evidence from local representatives, developers and other interested parties about Farnham’s revised Neighbourhood Plan. ...

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    Mayor visits twin town

    Friendship ties with Andernach in Germany have been reaffirmed by the Mayor of Farnham during a recent visit to Farnham’s twin town.  The visit by the Mayor of Farnham Councillor Pat Evans and her consort David Evans coincided with the offi...

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  14. Four females sampling gin

    A gintastic time is had by all

    Gin mixed with a Michael Bublé tribute band proved to be the perfect ingredients for a good night out at this year’s Farnham Gin Festival.  Hundreds of people came along to the two-night annual celebration of Britain’s favourite tipple w...

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    In Bloom nets gold awards

    The results of South and South East in Bloom have been announced and Farnham has come out top with a string of gold awards. Farnham in Bloom was awarded Gold and crowned regional category winner in both the town centre and large town categories. B...

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  16. Moth resting on a plant

    Volunteers needed for moth count

    Volunteers are invited to take part in a moth trapping session on Friday 27 September at West Street cemetery in Farnham. No experience or special knowledge is needed and by taking part volunteers will play an important part in measuring how healt...

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  17. Two men in a marquee. Man on right presents a certificate.

    Allotment Show winners

    Farnham Town Council’s new look allotment show gave allotment holders the chance to show off their best examples of fruit, veg and produce on 1 September. For the first time, the show took place alongside Music in the Meadow in Gostrey Meadow, e...

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  18. Elderly man standing next to container overflowing with red flowers and plants.

    Secret Gardens’ wow judges

    As judges declare the winners in this year’s Farnham in Bloom Secret Gardens competition, they have praised gardeners for producing displays that are “better than ever” despite a challenging summer of prolonged dry spells and heavy downpours. ...

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    Thank you to 2019 sponsors

    Farnham Town Council has thanked the sponsors of Farnham in Bloom 2019 for helping to make this year’s campaign even more spectacular. Led by new Principal sponsor, The Farnham Institute Charity, the main sponsors recently gathered at the sponso...

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    Home-grown music and gardening

    The last Music in the Meadow of the summer takes place on Sunday 1 September (3-5pm) at Gostrey Meadow and is set to be not just a celebration of local music talent but home-grown fruit and veg’ too. The annual allotment show has been refreshed ...

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  21. Mix of vegetables growing in two large containers in paved area of town centre.

    Grown in Farnham

    A project to get more people enjoying home grown food is ripe for picking in Farnham town centre.  Members and volunteers at the Farnham Community Farm have planted four edible tubs in South Street for residents and visitors of Farnham to har...

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  22. Group of people standing behind a hop cart filled with flowers.

    Farnham at its best

    Farnham positively blossomed on Wednesday when the RHS Britain in Bloom judges came to town.  Facing tough competition in the new BIDS, town centres and city centres category, members of the Farnham in Bloom community were determined to show ...

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  23. Two females and man stand in front of a painting of poppies.

    Unveiling of poppy painting

    A painting which served as the inspiration for an interactive community remembrance project marking the end of the First World War has been unveiled at Farnham Town Council. Artist Eleanor McLean visited the office to unveil the poppy field painti...

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  24. School children with the Mayor of Farnham in front of a hanging basket.

    Schools in bloom winners

    The school year ended on a celebratory note when Farnham Town Council revealed the results of the Farnham in Bloom schools’ competitions.  The first result to be announced was for the schools’ hanging basket competition. This year, 13 loc...

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  25. Mayor with group of people in smart clothes standing outside church.

    Mayor makes promises of office

    Over 100 people representing a cross-section of the Farnham community and beyond attended the Mayor of Farnham’s Civic Service on Sunday. Guests witnessed Councillor Pat Evans make her promises of office and commit to serve the town during her year...

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    Judges due to visit Farnham

    Farnham Town Council and the team of volunteers who are behind the year-round effort to transform communities through gardening, will proudly share their hard work with the judges of Britain in Bloom on 31 July.  The visit will begin with a 1...

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  27. Aerial photo showing castle and green spaces and trees.

    Neighbourhood Plan referendum

    Preparations are underway for a further examination and second referendum on Farnham’s reviewed Neighbourhood Plan following a ruling by an Independent Examiner.  At a procedural exploratory hearing in June, the Independent Examiner determi...

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    Judges see Farnham in Bloom

    Judges received a warm welcome on Tuesday when they arrived for the judging of Farnham’s entry into the Large Town category of South and South East in Bloom. The judges were taken on a tour of Farnham which included many projects that demonstrat...

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  29. Mayor and female remove a drape to unveil a plaque on a wall.

    Mayor unveils plaque

    Former Olympic athlete Christina Boxer joined the Mayor of Farnham and invited guests at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating local athlete and coach Ron Stonehouse last week (26 June). Mr Stonehouse trained Olympic runner Christina Boxer at A...

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  30. Group of people standing in front of a small marquee.

    Crowds chill in Gostrey Meadow

    Farnham’s Gostrey Meadow drew hundreds of picnickers and music fans on Sunday (30 June) when the annual Picnic in the Park took place. “This year’s event was jam-packed with excellent local bands and music artists. The crowds loved the show ...

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  31. Four young people in a garden.

    Students get a taste of working life

    Farnham Town Council has given four year ten students from Farnham Heath End School an insight into working life during a week-long work experience placement.  The four received the opportunity to discover more about the role of the Town Coun...

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  32. Head and shoulders of female Mayor dressed in green Mayoral robes and chain.

    New Mayor of Farnham

    Councillor Pat Evans has been elected as the new Mayor of Farnham and has spoken of her “immense honour and privilege” at taking on the role as she looks forward to serving her community for the coming year. Her husband David was appointed as the...

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  33. Group of adults and children standing in front of war memorial

    Flag-raising for Armed Forces Day

    Farnham’s outgoing Mayor, Councillor David Attfield, led the town in uniting with others across the UK to pay tribute to the men and women, both past and present, of the armed forces on Armed Forces Day (24 June). At this year’s ceremony, the May...

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  34. Five people standing behind a flower bed

    Floral tribute for moon landing

    Fifty years ago on 20 July 1969 the first humans landed on the moon. In recognition of this great accomplishment, Farnham Town Council has created a carpet bed of flowers to commemorate the moon landing.  The 3m by 3m floral tribute is locate...

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

    Free day out at Picnic in the Park

    Picnic in the Park is expected to draw over a thousand music fans to Gostrey Meadow when the event takes place on Sunday 30 June. The Mayor of Farnham will officially open the show at 12pm. A packed programme of live music will follow, with acts perf...

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  36. Group of people holding glasses of gin

    Countdown to Gin Festival

    Sponsors of the 2019 Gin Festival have sampled some of the 150 types of gin that it is estimated will be available at this year’s festival on 13 and 14 September.  The launch of the Gin Festival was held at The Castle Inn which is partnerin...

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    Stay local this Sunday

    Shoppers will find the very best of local produce at the June Farmers’ Market taking place on Sunday 23 June from 10am to 1.30pm in Central car park, off Victoria Road. The market regularly attracts a loyal following of shoppers who appreciate t...

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  38. Group of walkers outside a timber framed house

    Walkers cover 3,350 miles

    Farnham walkers covered an astounding 3,350 miles during the town’s walking festival last month, according to the organisers Farnham Town Council.  Together, 420 women, men and children (plus a few dogs) took part in nearly 40 walks over th...

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  39. Taiko drummers watched by a crowd of people

    Farnham springs into summer

    Farnham’s summer programme of events sponsored by Kidd Rapinet got off to a cracking start with the Spring Festival on 26 May.  The Spring Festival is the first event in the town’s summer calendar and paves the way for over three months o...

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  40. Group of children standing behind a table full of hanging baskets.

    Children get planting for in Bloom

    Children from Potters Gate Primary School recently took time out of their school day to contribute towards Farnham’s entry into South and South East and Britain in Bloom.  The school was one of 13 Farnham schools and nurseries to visit Farnham ...

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