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  1. Aerial view of crowd of people at Gin Festival

    Gin Festival tickets go on sale

    Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Farnham Gin Festival on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September. This popular event sold out in record time in 2018 and this year is expected to be no exception. Gin connoisseurs will be able to sample new and i...

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  2. Launch of In Bloom 2019

    Organisers of Farnham in Bloom discussed fresh ideas and new challenges at the recent launch of the 2019 campaign at Forest Lodge Garden Centre. Former councillor Stephen Hill, the outgoing lead member for Community Enhancement at Farnham Town Cou...

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  3. Free family fun at Spring Festival

    Make the most of your bank holiday weekend by joining in the fun at the annual Spring Festival, say organisers Farnham Town Council. The festival, which is free to attend and held at Gostrey Meadow, kicks off at 12 noon on Sunday 26 May and runs unti...

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  4. Secret Gardens competition opens

    The call is out to local gardening enthusiasts to enter the Secret Gardens of Farnham competition run by Farnham Town Council as part of the Farnham in Bloom initiative. Entries to all categories in the competition are now open. Iain Lynch, Town C...

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  5. Walks for nature lovers of all ages

    Nature lovers wanting to know more about woodland wildlife are encouraged to book on one or more of the free woodland walks taking place as part of the Farnham Walking Festival. Limited spaces are available on three guided walks specifically takin...

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  6. Friends plant 6,000 plants

    A magnificent floral display awaits Farnham’s plant lovers thanks to the tremendous achievement of a new Farnham in Bloom volunteer group that planted 6,000 plug plants in just two days over Easter.  New for 2019, the Bloomin’ Friends gro...

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  7. Farewell to former Gurkha

    A well-deserved retirement awaits a Farnham Town Council employee who will be a familiar face to many local people. Thapa Jhupa is a former Gurkha who had over 20 years’ service for the British Army. Thapa joined the more peaceful surroundings of F...

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  8. Residents urged to get gardening

    It’s Gardening Week and Farnham Town Council is urging residents to take advantage of the many opportunities it offers to get involved in one of the UK’s favourite pastimes.  From big ideas on a small budget to bold and inspiring large garden...

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  9. Free music show

    The Choir Company is the latest and last local act to perform at this year’s Music in the Vineyard, the programme of free indoor music events taking place at the Vineyard Church, Union Road, Farnham. The Choir Company will treat its audience to ...

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  10. Children connect with nature

    Children have been finding out where their fruit and vegetables come from at this Easter’s Bloomin’ Kids Gardening Workshops.  Around 100 children from Farnham, Fleet, Aldershot, Bentley and Alton got hands on experience of sowing broad beans...

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  11. Free Walking Festival

    A programme of free walks led by expert guides is set to get Farnham active while helping people discover more about their surroundings. The 2019 Farnham Walking Festival, which has been organised by Farnham Town Council and is run by volunteers, inc...

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  12. Record numbers join litter pick

    Farnham is a tidier place thanks to a record number of volunteers who gave up their time to pick up litter during the 2019 Spring Big Pick Week.  Throughout the week, 200 volunteers from the Bourne 5th Farnham Cubs, Farnham Ramblers, Badshot L...

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  13. Farnham in Bloom 2016

    The Mother’s Day gift that lasts

    Families all over Farnham will be thanking their mums with dedicated Farnham in Bloom hanging baskets and flower troughs this Mother’s Day. Unlike the traditional bouquet of flowers, the hanging baskets and troughs will continue to look beautiful i...

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  14. Bloomin kids 2017

    Free gardening workshops

    There will be an edible theme to this Easter’s Bloomin’ Kids gardening workshops. Whatever the weather, children as young as five can get gardening at the free workshops on 9 and 11 April.  Taking place in Farnham Town Council’s greenhouses...

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  15. Young musician set to impress

    A music student from Farnborough College will perform at Music in the Vineyard on Sunday 24 March.  Matt Lloyd Mostyn first came to the attention of Farnham Town Council when he played at the Farnham Christmas Market. He so impressed the even...

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  16. Town marks Commonwealth Day

    A ceremony took place in Farnham on Monday (11 March) to mark Commonwealth Day and the 70thanniversary of the London Declaration, when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members.  Observed by around ...

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  17. Vote for Bloomin' Kids

    Easter Bloomin’ Kids Gardening workshops run by Farnham Town Council will be given a spring boost by the Waitrose community funding scheme ‘Community Matters’ at its Farnham store. Throughout March, shoppers will be able to place their green...

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  18. Residents urged to shape Farnham

    Residents of Farnham have until 21 March to give their opinions on the minor changes to the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan was adopted by Waverley Borough Council in July 2017 and plays a full part in the borough’s decision-making. However...

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  19. Town scene showing roof tops, trees and Castle in the background.

    Ask questions and share views

    A key part of local democracy, the Annual Town Meeting, takes place on Thursday 14 March at 7pm. Farnham Town Council is encouraging residents to come along and take part. Councillor David Attfield, Mayor of Farnham says: “Town councillors will ...

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  20. CommonwealthFlag raising 2018

    Commonwealth Day

    Farnham’s Mayor, Councillor David Attfield, will lead the town in Commonwealth Day commemorations on Monday 11 March. The Mayor will raise the Commonwealth Flag outside the Town Council offices on South Street, Farnham in a ceremony that will be re...

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  21. Services to Farnham Awards

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield presented Services to Farnham Awards to 12 community heroes at a reception on Monday 25 February. The annual awards are made to individuals in recognition of their outstanding service to the communit...

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  22.  Get picking in town clear-up

    Volunteer litter pickers are being recruited now to take part in Farnham’s Big Pick Week and the Great British Spring Clean, both taking place in March. Groups of neighbours, families, youth groups and anyone with an hour or two to spare is being e...

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  23. 100 new homes for birds

    One hundred new homes for birds are being provided thanks to a grant from Farnham Town Council to children at Badshot Lea Infant School. The council awarded a grant of £250 to the school to help pupils encourage more wildlife to the area. “T...

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  24. Mayor’s concert is a success

     The audience went bananas at the Mayor of Farnham’s charity concert last week held at the Medici Theatre at Weydon School. The proms-style evening - complete with flag waving, a traditional brass band and a choir - raised in excess of £2,500 for...

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  25. Swing band puts on free show

    Music from Surrey favourites, Vic Cracknell’s Swing Band will fill Farnham Vineyard Church on Sunday 24 February when the band performs as part of Music in the Vineyard, the series of free concerts put on by Farnham Town Council. Vic and his ban...

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  26. Neighbourhood Plan consultation

    A consultation is underway to seek people’s views on Farnham Town Council’s modified Neighbourhood Plan. The partial review of the made Farnham Neighbourhood Plan was driven by a requirement to provide an additional 450 dwellings in Farnham by...

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  27. Britain in Bloom spelled out with plants. © Farnham Town Council

    Farnham in Britain in Bloom final

    Farnham has fought off competition from towns and cities from the whole of England’s south east to represent the region in the 2019 RHS Britain in Bloom UK finals. The town has been invited to enter the category for town centres, city centres and b...

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  28. Proms-style charity concert

    A proms-style charity concert featuring traditional music alongside contemporary songs and high energy drumming is coming to Farnham on Saturday 9 February. Tickets are available now. The Mayor of Farnham will host the concert, complete with flag ...

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    Free guide to living in Farnham

    Householders and businesses throughout Farnham and surrounding villages have received their copy of the latest Residents’ Guide. The 36-page booklet is the official guide to living in Farnham and includes a six-page events section, featuring detail...

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  30. Free music concert

    Farnham Town Council is set to get its 2019 events programme off to a lively start on Sunday 27 January with the return of Music in the Vineyard. Out of the Shadows will kick-start the series of four free concerts with an energetic playlist of six...

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  31. New councillor co-opted

    Farnham Town Councillors have co-opted a new councillor to fill a vacancy in the Bourne ward. Simon Foale from Lower Bourne was one of five candidates to apply for the role. At the Full Council meeting on 20 December, each of the candidates was in...

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  32. In Bloom Winter Celebration

    Farnham in Bloom Community Group shunned the wintery weather and chilly temperatures to celebrate a magnificent year in the South and South East in Bloom competition at their Winter Celebration on Sunday 16 December. Councillor Stephen Hill, Lead ...

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  33. Christmas treats at Market

    There is one place at the very heart of Farnham selling items for your Christmas Dinner, all sourced within 50 miles of Farnham - and it’s not a supermarket. Farnham Farmers’ Market takes place on Sunday 23 December from 10am to 1.30pm in Cent...

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  34. Choir gives outstanding concert

    St Andrew’s Church was filled to capacity on Thursday (13 December) as guests joined the Mayor of Farnham for this year’s Civic Christmas Carol Service. Now in its sixth year, the service which is organised by Farnham Town Council and supporte...

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  35. Farnham knows how to get festive!

    Festive cheer was in abundance at the Farnham Christmas Market on Sunday. Organised by Farnham Town Council, an estimated 15,000 people turned out to enjoy the experience of being able to meander around 200 festive market stalls in a traffic-free ...

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  36. Mayor presents Disability award

    Two volunteers who have supported Farnham’s disabled sports community for over 30 years have received recognition for their outstanding contributions. Chris and Julie Stephens began volunteering with Swimability (formerly known as Farnham Sports...

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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