1. Bloomin kids 2017

    Bloomin’ kids get grubby! 

    Children as young as two discovered their green fingers at the Bloomin’ Kids’ Easter gardening workshops, run as part of the 2017 Farnham in Bloom initiative. Over 100 children between the ages of two and 13 had fun getting their hands dirty by p...

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  2. Group of people standing inside garden centre holding banner announcing Farnham in Bloom 2017

    Launch of Farnham in Bloom 2017

    With gardening gloves at the ready, sponsors and supporters of Farnham in Bloom 2017 gathered at Forest Lodge Garden Centre to officially launch this year’s campaign. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward was joined by representatives from ...

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  3. Farmers Market

    Great produce for St. George’s Day

    Celebrate the best of English spring produce at the Farnham Farmers’ Market which takes place on Sunday 23 April (St. George’s Day) in Central car park from 10am to 1.30pm. “Not only is 23 April St. George’s Day, it’s also famously the a...

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  4. Secret Gardens competition

    The annual competition to find Farnham’s best secret gardens has been launched in time for National Gardening Week (10 to 16 April). Secret Gardens of Farnham 2017 includes eight categories which are designed to appeal to gardeners working on a ...

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  5. Bloomin kids autumn workshop.

    £1,500 grant for Bloomin’ Kids

    Budding young gardeners in Farnham are to benefit from a grant of around £1,500 from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, thanks to shoppers who chose the Bloomin' Kids gardening workshops as their favourite local good cause. Bloomin' Kids workshops ar...

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  6. Five people standing with Farnham in Bloom sail flag outside Specsavers shop.

    Local optician sponsors In Bloom

    Specsavers Farnham is announced as the new principal sponsor of Farnham in Bloom.

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  7. Rounded top of black iron sign post with Farnham painted in gold lettering.

    Younger voices speak out

    There was an excellent turn out at Farnham’s Annual Town Meeting on Thursday when around 100 people came along to receive a report on the town’s year. The evening began with a welcome from the Mayor of Farnham and presentations from the counci...

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  8. Four boys in school uniform with five adults. Standing in front of newly planted hedge.

    Blossoming students in Heath End

    Young gardeners from Farnham Heath End School helped plant a native hedge near their school, thanks to support from Farnham in Bloom and Farnham Town Council. The year ten pupils teamed up with Heath End Community Gardeners to plant the hedge alon...

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  9. People in field with trees in background. Winter scene

    Walking Festival is launched

    Farnham’s first walking festival has been launched and includes a number of accessible walks that will enable wheelchair users and walkers of all abilities and ages to discover historic Farnham and the surrounding area. The Walking Festival will...

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  10. Lombardy poplar

    Diseased tree to be removed

    A routine inspection of trees in Badshot Lea Cemetery has shown that age and disease has caused a 100-year old Lombardy Poplar to become hollow at its base. For safety reasons, the 100-foot tree, which is close to the cemetery entrance, will now n...

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

    Neighbourhood Plan referendum

    Farnham Town Council is pleased to have received confirmation that Waverley Borough Council has agreed the modifications recommended by the independent examiner who reviewed Farnham’s Neighbourhood Plan. This means that the Neighbourhood Plan wi...

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  12. A bloomin’ good gift idea

    Instead of buying chocolate eggs this Easter, Farnham Town Council has an alternative gift idea that will bring months of pleasure. Every year, the town is decorated with over 200 hanging baskets and for £60, a basket can be dedicated to someone ...

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  13. Group of schoolboys in Farnham council chamber with the Mayor of Farnham.

    Mayor meets More House School

    Pupils from More House School in Frensham have had the opportunity to conduct their weekly school council meeting in the formal surroundings of the council chamber at Farnham Town Council. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward invited the stu...

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  14. A meal fit for a Mum

    This Sunday’s Farmers’ Market will have all the ingredients sons and daughters need to cook up a very special Mothering Sunday meal. There will be a large choice of succulent cuts of locally reared meat and seasonal fresh vegetables for a trad...

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  15. A group of people including soldiers, the Mayor and two children stand beneath Commonwealth flag.

    Mayor raises Commonwealth flag

    A flag-raising ceremony took place on Monday (13 March) at Farnham Town Council to commemorate Commonwealth Day. Councillor John Ward, the Mayor of Farnham welcomed guests and read a short message from HM The Queen. Speaking about Commonwealth Day...

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  16. Group of people wearing high viz jackets and standing on grassy area holding blue sacks and litter pickers.

    Volunteers fill 80 rubbish sacks

    Farnham’s largest litter picking effort to date has uncovered some unusual items of rubbish including an old carpet, a foot-long pipe joint, a car bumper and an installation CD for Microsoft Windows! During the Great British Spring Clean on Satu...

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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