1. Music in the Meadow, June 2014

    Sunday concert widens its appeal

    ‘Alternative rock pop punk grunge’ is how this week’s Music in the Meadow act describes its music style. ATW will play live between 3 and 5pm at Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 7 August. Music in the Meadow is sponsored by Savills estate agents. Th...

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  2. Farnham in Bloom large town judging 2016

    Judges visit Farnham in Bloom

    The results of months of hard work and continued support by volunteers and sponsors of Farnham in Bloom was on show and ready to be scrutinised when the Chairman and a trustee of South and South East in Bloom visited the town last week (Thursday 21 J...

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  3. The Mayor and Mayoress with winners of the Allotment Show 2016

    Perfect vegetables

    Farnham’s allotment holders have been showing off the fruits of their labour at the annual allotment show organised by Farnham Town Council. The show included competitions to find produce that meets the exacting standards laid down by the RHS. T...

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  4. St Andresw's School and the MAyor and Mayoress of Farnham

    The hanging baskets of Farnham

    Children from St. Andrew’s School in Farnham have received first prize in this year’s schools’ hanging basket competition. Seventeen local schools entered the competition, which was judged by the Mayor and Mayoress of Farnham. Second prize w...

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  5. Caption: The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr John Ward presents a cheque to Jo Aylwin.

    £1,000 for Blooming Art 2016

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward has presented a cheque for £1,000 to artist Jo Aylwin to support Blooming Art 2016, a community art competition run as part of Farnham in Bloom. Blooming Art 2016 began earlier this year and included fre...

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  6. Farnham allotment. Man digging allotment.

    Market is even more local in July

    Farnham Farmers' Market is becoming even more local this month as Farnham Local Food hosts the charity tea tent. Farnham Local Food is a volunteer-run agriculture project which provides fresh, locally grown vegetables for people in and around Farn...

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  7. Farnham in Bloom judging 2016

    Judges see community spirit

    Community spirit was very much in evidence on Thursday when judges from South and South East in Bloom came to see Farnham in Bloom’s entry into the Town Centre category. The judges enjoyed a 90-minute tour of the town centre and visited Victoria G...

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  8. Litter pickers 2016

    Help clear up the Bloomin’ Litter

    Join us for a spruce up of the town centre on Saturday 30 July.

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  9. Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward is photographed with Peter Bridgeman in front of a dawn redwood, number 3 on the tree trail.

    Discover central Farnham's trees

    Take part in our self-guided tree trail to find out more about over 30 beautiful trees in our town centre.

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  10. Farnham Blooming dance costumes.

    Busy bees get sewing

    One hundred and fifty dancers involved in Farnham Blooming wore specially created costumes thanks to a £500 grant from the South Street Trust. The community sewing project involved prop makers and seamstresses making skirts, tops, headdresses and...

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  11. Farnham Blooming 2016.

    Cheque leads to a bit of a buzz

    The Dance Movement, a community dance organisation based at the Farnham Maltings has received a grant for £1,750 from Farnham Town Council. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward presented the cheque which has enabled 150 children to take par...

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  12. Civic Service Group 2016

    New Mayor is officially welcomed

    Farnham's new Mayor, Councillor John Ward has made his promises of office before a congregation, which included the borough Mayors of Waverley, Guildford, Woking and Surrey Heath, local Town Mayors, dignitaries and representatives of the town. The...

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  13. Crown shape and happy birthday carpet bed in plants and flowers.

    Happy birthday with flowers

    A commemorative flower bed has been planted in Gostrey Meadow to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th birthday. A mix of alpines has been planted in the shape of a crown and house leeks have been used to spell out ‘Happy Birthday’. The 3m by 3m bed...

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  14. Music and dance this Sunday

    Dance will be combined with music during an extended Music in the Meadow on Sunday 3 July. The afternoon’s entertainment will begin at 12 noon with an advance showing of a specially choreographed dance that will be performed before the judges of...

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  15. Crowds enjoy Picnic in the Park 2016.

    Performances and picnics

    A welcome appearance from the sun led to the people of Farnham coming out in their droves for Picnic in the Park on Sunday. Families, residents and visitors came together in Gostrey Meadow to enjoy an afternoon of food, music and community spirit, ke...

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  16. Judging of Farnham in Bloom 2015

    Judgement day for In Bloom

    The Farnham in Bloom judges are visiting Farnham on Thursday. Please help us to make sure the town looks its best.

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  17. Blooming Art workshop

    Creative workshops for carers

    Over 50 local carers are expected to take the opportunity to learn a new creative skill thanks to a community grant from Farnham Town Council. The Council granted the funding to the charity Creative Response, which is planning to hold 16 workshops...

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  18. Unfurling the Armed Forces' Day flag 2016

    Marking Armed Forces’ Day

    Farnham has shown its support for the men and women that make up the UK armed forces during a flag-raising ceremony held at the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow. The Armed Forces’ Day tribute was led by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward o...

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  19. Graduate Landscapes planting out at Farnham railway station

    Station gets a floral makeover

    Newly planted flower beds in the area around Farnham railway station are providing a welcoming sight to visitors and commuters thanks to Farnham in Bloom. The station gives many their first impression of the town, and with thousands of people comi...

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  20. Cheque presentation Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

    Mayor presents £700 to hospice

    A cheque for £700 has been presented by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. The community grant will fund the purchase of some special crockery for use on a food trolley on the in-patient unit. Councill...

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  21. Andernach carnival procession

    Deputy Mayor gets on his bike 

    Farnham's very own 'easy rider', Deputy Mayor Cllr Mike Hodge has completed an epic journey by riding his motorbike from Farnham all the way to Germany to represent the town in a recent twinning visit. Including breaks, the 430-mile journey took Cllr...

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  22. A bowl of Farmers' Market strawberries.

    A fruity Farmers' Market

    Come along to this Sunday's Farmers' Market and pick up some delicious fresh items for your Picnic in the Park.

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  23. Picnic in the Park 2014

    Pack yourself a picnic

    Farnham is invited to round-off carnival weekend by coming along to the town’s biggest picnic between 12 and 5pm on Sunday 26 June at Gostrey Meadow. Thousands are expected to attend the free event, which will include a number of attractions and...

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  24. Farnham in Bloom improve the East Street flower bed.

    Grot spot is made green

    A Farnham grot spot has been transformed thanks to the joint efforts of the community. Representatives from Post 19, Heath End Community Gardeners, the Farnham in Bloom Community Group and Farnham Town Council worked hard to clear an overgrown rai...

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  25. Crowd of people and bandstand

    Big sounds in the Meadow

    Local musicians from the Farnham Big Band will perform at this Sunday’s Music in the Meadow. The audience will be encouraged to get up and dance to the sounds of jazz, swing, Latin American and big band. The free concert will be held at Gostr...

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  26. Flag raising, armed forces, mayor

    Raising flag for Armed Forces Day

    On Monday 20 June, the Mayor of Farnham will lead a tribute to our armed forces. Everybody is welcome to join us and to help mark Armed Forces' Day.

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    Grant for creative opportunities

    A project aimed at developing the artistic skills of 70 people is to be made possible by a grant from the South Street Trust. Creative Response, Farnham will be working with an artist who will teach participants how to make wire sculptures. Throug...

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  28. Edible planters in South Street

    Growing food to share in Farnham

    Farnham’s allotment holders have planted up four containers in South Street with vegetables and tasty edibles. Many of the crops are now ready to be picked, so please do feel free to help yourself.

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  29. Deputy Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Mike Hodge presents a cheque to Farnham Brass Band cheque handover

    Blow your own trumpet

    Junior band members from Farnham Brass Band will soon be fine-tuning their musical abilities thanks to a grant from Farnham Town Council. The cheque for £1,000 was presented to the band by Councillor Mike Hodge, Deputy Mayor of Farnham, during a ...

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  30. Farnham's Town Clerk gets a soaking from the Town Crier at the 2016 Spring Festival.

    Spring Festival is a success

    A beautiful sunny day helped to make Farnham Town Council’s first Spring Festival a huge success. Thousands of people flocked to Gostrey Meadow to enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment and live music. The Festival, which was held to mark t...

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  31. Twin town visits Farnham

    Farnham has celebrated 25 years of twinning by reaffirming its friendship with the German town of Andernach. Representatives from Andernach recently visited Farnham and attended a reception at Farnham Castle, which saw the deed of friendship reaff...

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  32. Greenhouse open day.

    Open day is a success

    Farnham Town Council received a great turnout for its annual greenhouse open day. Members of the public, the Farnham Gardening Society, sponsors and the Farnham in Bloom Community Group took the opportunity to visit the town centre greenhouses and...

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  33. John Quin, Anytime Fitness; Gillian Ward; Cllr John Ward, Mayor of Farnham; James Grundy, Trueman & Grundy and Mark Butler, Aldershot Town Football Club with children are from Potters Gate Taiko Drumming Club.

    Music and dance at Spring Festival

    Join in the celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday year by coming to Farnham’s first Spring Festival, held at Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 29 May. Beginning at 2pm and with activities throughout the afternoon, the festival is free to atten...

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

    Take tea at the farmers’ market

    There should always be time for tea and this month’s Farmers’ Market, held on Sunday 22 May, promises to be the perfect place to find it! The market is held in Central Car Park off Victoria Road, Farnham from 10am to 1.30pm. Tiger Spring Tea w...

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  35. Cllr John & Gillian Ward Mayor and Mayoress 2016-17

    All change at Farnham

    Farnham Town Council has some new faces at its helm following the annual town council meeting. Councillor John Ward, Farnham Town Councillor for Shortheath and Boundstone has stepped down as the Leader of the Council to take up the role of Mayor o...

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  36. Hundreds of hanging baskets in greenhouse.

    Greenhouse open day

    Farnham will soon become a riot of colour as hanging baskets and flower-filled troughs and containers decorate the streets in readiness for visits by the judges from South and South East in Bloom and Britain in Bloom. A few days before the 200 plu...

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  37. Planting Sarah's favourites.

    Sarah’s favourites

    Farnham Town Council has marked the 80th anniversary of Squire’s Garden Centre, Gold sponsor of Farnham in Bloom, with a floral tribute. A flower bed, which is close to the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow, has been planted with ten varieties of h...

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  38. Secret Gardens competition.

    Secret Gardens competition opens

    Farnham Town Council has launched its Secret Gardens Competition as part of its quest to discover the neighbourhood’s hidden courtyards, fabulous shop fronts, creative container planting and imaginative front and back gardens. The competition is...

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  39. Bourne Valley Contractors Team 1

    Investment in War Memorial

    Work to improve the paved area around the town centre war memorial in Gostrey Meadow has been completed and includes a new flagpole to be used at ceremonial events in connection with the War Memorial. The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Mrs Pat Frost has v...

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  40. Kevin Taitt from Farnham Town Council (second right) with members of the Farnham in Bloom Community Group and volunteers who have signed up to be Bloomin' Litter Pickers

    Call to tackle litter

    Farnham Town Council is recruiting a team of volunteer litter pickers to help keep Farnham tidy. The Bloomin’ Litter initiative encourages local people to pick an area they would like to help keep litter-free. Throughout the year, the volunteers...

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