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  1. Commonwealth Day 2016.

    Commonwealth flag raising day

    On Monday 13 March, Farnham Town Council will host a ceremony to mark Commonwealth Day. The annual occasion will see the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward raise the Commonwealth flag outside the Town Council offices in South Street at 10am. ...

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  2. Recipients of Services to Farnham Awards 2017.

    Awards made for unsung heroes

    Ten special people who have been quietly working to make Farnham a better place have had their efforts recognised at the 2017 Services to Farnham Awards. The recipients were nominated for the Award by colleagues and members of the public as a than...

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  3. People sitting in room at a meeting.

    Come to the Annual Town Meeting

    Find out what Farnham Town Council has achieved in the last year, ask questions and make comments about issues relating to Farnham at the Annual Town Meeting on 23 March.

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  4. RESIDENTS Front cover 2017

    Residents are kept in the know

    A revamped version of the Official Residents’ Guide has landed on the doormats of homes and businesses in Farnham. The 36-page guide includes information about Farnham Town Council’s services, a calendar of community events taking place in Far...

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  5. Hoppa receives £5,000 cheque from Farnham Town Council

    hoppa receives £5,000

    The presentation of a £5,000 cheque from Farnham Town Council has brought Waverley hoppa Community Transport tantalisingly close to achieving its target to buy a replacement bus for its highly popular Farnham route. The appeal to buy a new bus wa...

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  6. Farnham wards transport links, neighbourhood plan

    Neighbourhood Plan latest

    A powerful planning tool, which will guide the long-term future of Farnham and its surrounding countryside is a step closer to being adopted. After a thorough examination of Farnham’s proposed Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, the app...

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  7. Britain in Bloom 2016

    Farnham through to the finals

    Farnham in Bloom is delighted to have been selected to represent the south and south east in the Large Town category of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017. This is the third time in four years that Farnham has ma...

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  8. Free music concert

    Fans of music from the ‘60s are in for a treat when Music in the Vineyard returns to Farnham on Sunday 26 February. The free concert will be held at the Vineyard Church in Union Road between 3 and 5pm. The headline act is Surrey-based Out of the...

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  9. Warm up at the Farmers’ Market

    Gin and coffee is on the menu at this month’s Farmers’ Market! Coffee lovers will be pleased to see the return of The Roasted Bean Company and their delicious coffee made from responsibly grown green coffee beans. Farnham Town Council will be ...

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  10. Bloomin kids autumn workshop.

    Vote at Tesco for kids' workshops

    Our Bloomin' Kids workshops have been selected by Tesco for their Bags of Help community grant scheme. Please vote for us in store.

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  11. 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

    Spring clean the Bloomin’ Litter

    Join us on Saturday 4 March for the Great British Spring Clean.

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  12. Two shiny pennies.

    Rise kept to a minimum

    Farnham Town Council has agreed to limit its share of the council tax to just over two pence per week for a Band D household. The modest increase will see the Council’s precept set at £1,035,819 for 2017/18. The money collected from Farnham tax...

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  13. The Mayor of Farnham with members of Team Rubicon

    Residents get prepared

    Visitors to the recent Flood and Winter Risk Community Drop-In event are now better informed about how they can protect themselves from the effects of adverse weather. The event, which was aimed at community groups, businesses and residents was jo...

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  14. Cllrs Cockburn and Attfield

    Nominate Buildings of Local Merit

    A project seeking to secure recognition for Farnham buildings considered to be of local architectural or historic interest is drawing to a close. Members of the public have until 3 February to put forward nominations for the buildings they would l...

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  15. Scones, Farmers' Market

    Food and live music this Sunday

    The first Farnham Farmers’ Market of 2017 will take place on Sunday 22 January at Central car park between 10am and 1.30pm. There will be a warm welcome for Black Cat Brewery; a new stallholder who will be selling different varieties of gin. ...

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  16. Performer at Music in the Meadow.

    Start 2017 on a musical note

    Farnham Town Council has a treat in store for fans of the summertime programme of Music in the Meadow. By popular request, the Sunday afternoon live music concerts will return for two pilot performances at the Vineyard Church in Union Road. The co...

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  17. Winter celebration 2016

    Carols and mince pies

    Christmas spirit was present in abundance in Farnham's Gostrey Meadow on Sunday (18 December) when the town turned out for the Winter Celebration, marking the end of a highly successful year for Farnham in Bloom. Local residents were in fine voice a...

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  18. Christmas comes early for Post 19

    A Farnham-based organisation for young people with learning disabilities is celebrating an early Christmas present with a grant of £1,400 from the South Street Trust. Post 19 provides young adults who have special educational needs with an alternat...

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  19. Shoppers flock to market

    Shoppers flocked in their thousands to Farnham's Christmas market on Sunday (11 December), seeking out gifts with a difference and stocking up on festive foodie treats. Organised by Farnham Town Council and incorporating December's Farmers' Market...

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  20. Heritage Open Days brochure front page 2016

    Volunteers thanked

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward has held a reception to offer his thanks to the volunteers who organised the highly successful Heritage Open Days in September. Farnham’s annual Heritage Open Days events are organised by a small group ...

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  21. FIB winter celebration bandstand 2014 copyright FTC

    Celebrate winter in Farnham-style

    Seasonal cheer is coming to Farnham in abundance as residents are invited to join in the town's Winter Celebration on Sunday 18 December, bringing to a close the town's most successful year of Farnham in Bloom. The celebration event takes place betwe...

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    Last chance to apply for tickets

    There are just a few days left to enter the ballot to apply for tickets for this year’s Civic Christmas carol concert. The service will include performances by Farnham Youth Choir, carols and five lessons. The traditional service will take place...

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    Paralympic switches on lights

    The threat of Storm Angus failed to dampen the spirits of visitors to Farnham’s Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday 19 November at Gostrey Meadow. In the lead up to the switch-on, the crowds enjoyed performances by schools, dance, theatre gro...

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    Civic Christmas carol concert

    The ballot to apply for tickets at this year’s Civic Christmas carol concert has opened. The traditional service will be hosted by the Mayor of Farnham and will take place on Thursday 8 December at the Farnham United Reformed Church in South Str...

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  25. Across street Christmas lights.White stars and gold lights. Busy street. Nighttime.

    Christmas lights switch-on

    Farnham Town Council is delighted to announce that the town’s Christmas lights will be switched on by the Paralympic gold medallist Rachel Morris on Saturday 19 November. The festivities are sponsored by Specsavers Farnham and will begin at 1pm ...

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  26. Mayor lays wreath Remembrance Sunday 2016.

    Farnham remembers

    Farnham’s Remembrance Sunday parade saw over one thousand people coming together as a community to reflect and remember those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. The formal Remembrance Sunday parade was organised by the Briti...

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  27. Armistice Day 2016

    Farnham's Armistice Day service

    Local schoolchildren were among those joined by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Mr Michael More-Molyneux at Farnham's Armistice Day service on Friday 11 November at Gostrey Meadow. Shortly before 11am, members of the British Legion and re...

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  28. Farnham 2014 Remembrance parade copyright FTC

    Motorists advised to avoid town

    To avoid delays to their journey, motorists are being advised to stay away from Farnham town centre on Sunday (13 November) morning. Between the hours of 10.25am and 11.30am, a number of town centre roads will be closed for the Remembrance Sunday ...

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  29. Bloomin kids autumn workshop.

    Bloomin’ Kids do their bit!

    Sixty local children have enjoyed getting their hands dirty during Farnham Town Council’s free autumn half term gardening workshops. The children aged between 2 and 11 potted up pansies to take home and planted tubs of hyacinths and daffodils, w...

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  30. Remembrance Sunday 2013

    Remembrance Sunday parade

    Find out the timings for this Sunday's Remembrance Day parade and details about which roads will be affected.

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  31. Blooming art copyright Jo Aylwin

    Grants available for art activities

    Community groups in and around Farnham looking for funding for art-based educational activities can apply to the South Street Trust, which is now open for new applications. The Trust, of which Farnham Town Council is a trustee, awards around £20,...

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  32. autumn-big-pick 2016.

    Community joins in big litter pick

    Farnham's army of volunteers was out in force last weekend (Saturday 22 October) to keep the town looking neat and tidy by taking part in the Town Council's autumn Big Pick. Over 40 children, young people and adults worked together to spend a few ...

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  33. Awards recognition for Leader

    The Leader of Farnham Town Council, Councillor Carole Cockburn, has been recognised in the prestigious Star Councils 2016 awards run by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). She was named as joint runner-up in the Councillor of the Year ...

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  34. Mayor learns how to save a life

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward has become the 700th person to be trained by Heartstart Farnham Lions to save a life. The 2.5-hour course is run by volunteers and aims to provide participants with the skills and confidence they need to ...

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  35. Community receives thanks 

    Farnham Town Council has held a celebration to thank members of the community for making the 2016 Farnham in Bloom campaign such a success. The Farnham in Bloom Awards took place on Thursday 13 October and were hosted by Squire’s Garden Centre. ...

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  36. Scones, Farmers' Market

    Lunch box envy at Market 

    The October Farnham Farmers’ Market will have all the ingredients for some tasty lunchtime treats. The Farnham Local Food Initiative will be selling pumpkins, which will be perfect for turning into warming soup or a Halloween lantern. Jake’s A...

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  37. Britain in Bloom 2016

    Silver gilt win at Britain in Bloom

    The results of Britain in Bloom have been announced and Farnham is delighted to have won Silver Gilt in the Large Town category. The prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals Awards Ceremony took place in Birmingham ...

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  38. Cheque presentation Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

    Community grants 2016

    We are seeking applications from local organisations that would like to apply for a community grant worth up to £2,000. The deadline is 12 December.

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  39. Services to Farnham Awards 2016.

    Nominate a Farnham hero

    The search is on in Farnham for unsung heroes who deserve recognition for the great things they do for the community. Farnham Town Council is seeking nominations for the 2016/17 Services to Farnham awards. The annual awards give thanks to people w...

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  40. Free half term workshops 

    Reserve a place at our free gardening workshop for children on Thursday 27 October. Children will plant spring flowering bulbs and winter containers.

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