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    Mayor of Farnham presents grant of £2,000 to tennis club

    Badshot Lea Tennis Club is among the latest recipients of grant funding from Farnham Town Council.  The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker, handed over a cheque for £2,000 to members of the club as a contribution towards improvements...

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    Farnham Food and Drink Festival offers fun and free day out

    Farnham town centre is set to be taken over by the Farnham Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 25 September. The hugely successful festival, which is organised by Farnham Town Council and supported by Gold sponsors the Bush Hotel, Farnham Veterina...

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    New plaques are unveiled on the Famous Names of Farnham wall

    Two new names have been revealed this summer on the Famous Names of Farnham wall in South Street. The wall features plaques bearing the names of men and women connected with Farnham who have achieved great things. Family and friends gathered in So...

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    Ukrainian visitors invite locals to join them at free Independence Day of Ukraine event 

    Ukrainian guests living in the Farnham area will host a family-friendly community event in Gostrey Meadow on 24 August to thank the people of Farnham for their hospitality. They are inviting local people to join them at the free afternoon of food, ch...

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    Tickets on sale now for Farnham’s Gin and Fizz Festival 2022

    Tickets are available to buy now for Farnham’s Gin and Fizz Festival which takes place on Saturday 17 September at a new location, The Kiln in Badshot Lea. Tickets can be purchased at www.farnham.gov.uk/gin-festival. “Our last gin festival pro...

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    Disabled young people benefit from grant for summer youth scheme

    The Mayor of Farnham presented a grant of £1,500 to Challengers, the local disability charity which provides play, fun and builds friendships for children aged 2 to 18. The funding is for Challengers’ summer youth scheme for Farnham. “Challen...

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    Extreme bike tricks leaves Farnham audience mesmerised

    The stars of the Extreme Mountain Bike Show wowed an audience of hundreds of local children and young people in Gostrey Meadow (on 10 August) at their live show. Despite the scorching heat, the team of world class stunt riders led by British and Euro...

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    Allotment holders invited to show off produce at Farnham’s Allotment Show

    Allotment holders are invited to enter their prize produce to this year’s Allotment Show. The deadline for entering is 25 August and the show itself takes place in Gostrey Meadow on 4 September. “Allotment holders are getting used to nurturing...

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    Free extreme sports show and coaching sessions 

    Team Extreme, the skate and BMX display team that recently featured on television’s The Games, will come to Farnham on 31 August. They will perform their stunning ramp show and run coaching workshops for children and young people to brush up on the...

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    Green Flag accreditation for Gostrey Meadow

    Gostrey Meadow has retained its Green Flag Award for another year, signifying the park is a well managed green space that benefits people and the environment. Farnham Town Council, which manages Gostrey Meadow, says this year’s award is particularl...

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    Free show in Farnham from champion stunt riders

    Wednesday 10 August will see Gostrey Meadow transformed into an arena for breath-taking stunts on mountain and BMX bikes as well as stunning parkour routines.  The show from the team at the Extreme Mountain Bike Show takes place from 12-5pm a...

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  12. Pink and white flowers.

    Farnham in Bloom gets ready to welcome judges

    Final preparations are being made before Farnham in Bloom welcomes judges from South and South East in Bloom and RHS Britain in Bloom to assess the town’s entries into this year’s competitions, this month. Organisers of Farnham in Bloom, Farnham ...

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    Farnham Mayor welcomes continuing friendship with twin town amid turbulent times

    A friendship lasting 30 years between the people of two towns has been reaffirmed after the Mayor of Farnham and his counterpart from the town of Andernach in Germany renewed their Deed of Friendship. The renewal took place during a visit from the Bu...

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    Picnickers keep the carnival atmosphere going at Proms and Pop in the Park

    The weekend of carnival fun and community spirit culminated on Sunday (26 June) afternoon with Farnham’s very own Proms and Pop in the Park. The show, which was free to attend and featured music from midday until the early evening, brought families...

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    Civic Service sees Mayor reaffirm pledge to support the community to revive Farnham

    Doing whatever he can to support the community in reviving Farnham is the commitment made by this year’s Mayor, Councillor Alan Earwaker as he takes on the role for the second year running. At the civic service on 12 June, Councillor Earwaker fo...

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    Picnic, proms and pop in the park

    Music, food and fun is coming to Gostrey Meadow with Picnic, Proms and Pop in the Park on Sunday 26 June from 12-6pm. “We saw in the success of the platinum jubilee Big Lunch in Gostrey Meadow how much people of all ages love to come together fo...

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    Gardening competition: last chance to enter Secret Gardens competition

    The search is on for Farnham’s best gardens and gardeners in the annual Secret Gardens competition. There is still time to submit last minute entries. The competition is part of Farnham in Bloom, organised by Farnham Town Council and supported by T...

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  18. Group of walkers standing in front of a white building.

    Walking festival brings health, companionship and discovery to Farnham residents

    A new generation of people in Farnham experienced the health benefits, fun, companionship and sense of discovery that comes with walking, at the 2022 Farnham Walking Festival. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker, says: “This year’s ...

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    Crowds flock to Gostrey Meadow for jubilee Big Lunch

    Gostrey Meadow was packed to the brim with jubilant picnickers (on Sunday, 5 June) who came together to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the Big Lunch. While they tucked into their picnics, they were entertained with live music to sing ...

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    Farnham Design Statement Review

    Farnham Town Council is consulting on the final draft of its revised Farnham Design Statement. The previous Farnham Design Statement was adopted by the borough in 2010 and has been consistently used in the determination of all planning application...

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    Dancers dress up to raise £550 for Ukraine Support Fund

    Dancers at the DeMeric Dance School in Farnham presented the Mayor of Farnham with a cheque for £550 for the town’s Ukraine Support Fund following a weeklong fundraising effort.  Aurelia Whitfield, Principal at DeMeric says: “Studen...

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    Cheque from Farnham community grant scheme for Sailability charity project

    Farnham Town Council has presented a cheque for £2,000 to Sailability, bringing the disability charity based at Frensham Pond ever closer to reaching its ambition to build a new activity centre. “Sailability is an amazing local charity that ena...

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    Sustainability festival helps Farnham residents go green

    The Farnham Sustainability Festival was met with enthusiasm and positivity (on 22 May) as residents found out about how the town could become more environmentally sustainable and how individuals can help tackle climate change. “People of all age...

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    Join in the Big (picnic) Lunch to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

    Farnham residents are invited to an extra special jubilee picnic on Sunday 5 June as part of the town’s royal celebrations. Gostrey Meadow will be the venue for Farnham’s Big Jubilee Lunch from 12 to 5pm and all are welcome.  “We have a roy...

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    Farnham mayor-making: “Immense honour and privilege,” to represent town says Mayor

    “An immense honour and privilege,” is how Councillor Alan Earwaker described the opportunity for him to be the Mayor of Farnham for a second year, at the mayor making ceremony on 12 May. The annual mayor-making ceremony is the official process...

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    Reap the benefits of leading a more sustainable life

    This year’s Farnham Sustainability Festival is billed as a celebration of how to live a more sustainable life for the benefit of the planet, communities and our health and well-being. The family-friendly event will offer the opportunity for...

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  27. Three males playing electric guitar in a bandstand in a park.

    Music in the Meadow returns

    Farnham’s summer season of free weekly outside music concerts returns on Sunday 29 May.  The first band in the 2022 line up is the Missy Nelson Band. With a double bass, fiddle, banjo, cajon, guitars and mandolin, they describe th...

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    Choose from 30+ walks at the Farnham Walking Festival

    Walk leaders and sponsors have encouraged the public to put their best foot forward at the launch of this year’s Farnham Walking Festival.  The festival begins on Saturday 14 May with walkers being able to choose from a lovely five-mile spr...

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    Budding gardeners get sowing for Farnham in Bloom workshops

    Over 100 children took part in free Easter holiday gardening workshops (on 12 and 14 April) for Farnham in Bloom. The children planted seeds, potted up strawberries and created plant-inspired art in the Bloomin’ Kids activities which were held at F...

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    Walking Festival starts soon: book your place now

    Farnham Walking Festival is just a few short weeks away. Full details about all the walks and how to join one are now available online and in the festival booklet, available in libraries and other local outlets. The festival (14 May to 4 June) featur...

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    Tribute to Sir Ray Tindle CBE DL

    On behalf of the whole community, Councillor Alan Earwaker, the Mayor of Farnham has paid tribute to Sir Ray Tindle who was always generous, charming and a shrewd businessman.  He was made the first Freeman of Farnham for his philanthropy, civic...

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    Last call for proposals for public art installation in Farnham, Surrey

    Farnham Town Council has sent out a last call for proposals for a new art installation in Farnham. The project is a collaboration the Town Council, the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham Maltings and the Farnham Public Art Trust.  The ...

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    Farnham’s first youth shelter opens in time for Easter

    A new shelter giving young people a safe place to hang out with their friends has opened on Borelli Walk.  The shelter has been installed as part of a project by Farnham Town Council which aims to improve facilities for young people in Farnha...

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    Discover something new to do at the Farnham in Bloom volunteers’ fair

    Improving the look of your environment, getting to know your community better and gaining new skills are just a few of the benefits of volunteering with organisations that help to make Farnham bloom.  Farnham Town Council is helping organisat...

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    Farnham in Bloom and Farnham Literary Festival interweave 

    Literature and horticulture cross-pollinated on Thursday to create an extra special launch of Farnham in Bloom 2022.  The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker welcomed guests to the first ‘in person’ launch event for three years. He...

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    Be part of the local conversation at the Annual Town Meeting

    At the Annual Town Meeting of electors (31 March), people living in Farnham will have the opportunity to ask elected councillors their burning questions about how taxpayers’ money is spent, progress on Town Council services and plans for future act...

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    Mayor celebrates Commonwealth Day in Farnham

    On behalf of the people of Farnham, the Mayor, Councillor Alan Earwaker celebrated Commonwealth Day 2022 by raising the Commonwealth flag in a ceremony outside the Town Council offices on 14 March. Councillor Earwaker was joined by local dignitari...

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  38. Small group of schoolchildren planting a tree with the Mayor

    Community turns out en masse to plant Jubilee trees

    An avenue of 40 mature trees has been planted alongside the river in Farnham to commemorate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The tree planting day was part of a unique, national initiative called the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ and involved pup...

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    Sandi Toksvig attracts crowd at opening of Farnham’s first literary festival

    The Farnham Literary Festival got off to a cracking start on Saturday with a sell-out opening event. Broadcaster, actor, comedian, novelist and producer Sandi Toksvig was the star attraction of the evening with a 20-minute talk which was both...

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    Sandi Toksvig to launch Farnham Literary Festival on 5 March

    TV personality, former Bake Off star and acclaimed writer Sandi Toksvig, OBE will officially open Farnham’s first literary festival on Saturday 5 March. “We are very excited to have Sandi Toksvig at the opening event of the Farnham Literary Fe...

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