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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Litter pickers 2016

    Sign-up for the Big Pick

    It's Big Pick Week so why not organise a litter pick or come along to our community litter pick around Farnham town centre on Saturday 22 October.

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  15. Sticker to show which businesses are taking part in the community toilet scheme

    New toilet facilities

    See which businesses have signed up to take part in our community toilet scheme.

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  16. Home made fairy cakes and, brownies.

    Mayor has his cake and eats it!

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward has shown his support for Macmillan Cancer Support by visiting seven of the World’s Biggest Coffee mornings in Farnham in one day! The Mayor started off at the Hale Sure Start centre where he was treate...

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  17. farnham-food-fest-2016.

    Food Festival goes down a treat

    Food lovers came in their thousands and from far and wide to feast at the 2016 Farnham Food Festival on Saturday 24 September. They came, they ate and they savoured at the many food and drink stalls as well as learning cookery tips from top local ...

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  18. Piper, chef holding venison on a platter and the Town Crier.

    Venison Dinner tickets

    Tickets to take part in a little piece of Farnham's history are now on sale. The Venison Dinner, held in Farnham Castle, began over 400 years ago in 1605 when bailiffs and burgesses offered a venison dinner to the townsfolk as a way of discouragin...

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  19. Farnham wins 11 In Bloom awards

    The hard work and dedication of the Farnham in Bloom community to make Farnham a better place, has been rewarded with 11 awards at the 2016 South and South East in Bloom presentation. For the fifth consecutive year, Farnham has won Gold in the Lar...

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  20. Aerial view of people and colourful market stalls at Food Festival held in street.

    Countdown to Food Festival

    Farnham's Castle Street will become a centre of gastronomic delight as this year's Food Festival takes place on Saturday 24 September from 10am to 4pm. Last year's festival attracted an estimated 14,000 people; this year's is expected to be just as p...

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  21. Wheatsheaf Pork Belly. Food

    Eat out during Foodie Fortnight

    Foodies can expect a culinary extravaganza in the coming weeks as Farnham's 2016 Feast of Food begins on Saturday 10 September. The Feast of Food, which is organised by Farnham Town Council and sponsored by Shield Security Services Limited, is an...

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  22. Best wildlife garden 2016. Best wildlife garden by Ian and Beryl Webster.

    Farnham's best gardeners

    The wait for Farnham's gardeners is over as Farnham Town Council announces the winners of its annual Secret Gardens competition. Earlier this year Farnham Town Council started a search to find the town's best secret gardens. Local gardeners from h...

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  23. Music in the Meadow 2016.

    Hundreds enjoy live music

    The sun has come out and so have Farnham's music lovers – in their hundreds – for Music in the Meadow. This year's Music in the Meadow, a season of free live shows taking place at Farnham's Gostrey Meadow, has entertained music fans and famili...

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  24. Abbey School receives grant

    Grant for pottery workshop

    Children from the Abbey School in Farnham will benefit from a hands-on pottery workshop after the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward, presented the school with a cheque for £800 from the South Street Trust. The South Street Trust is a grant-g...

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  25. Council chamber, tables, chairs

    Election of a Town Councillor

    DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL   Borough of Waverley   Election of a Town Councillor for Farnham – Castle ward of Farnham Town Council   on Thursday 18 August 2016   I, Paul Wenham, being the Returning Offi...

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  26. Farnham wordcloud

    Neighbourhood Plan update

    A project aimed at giving the Farnham community more of a say in the development of their local area has reached a critical milestone. At the end of July, Farnham Town Councillors agreed the final draft of the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan, which tri...

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  27. Abbey School community grant.

    Grant for the Abbey School

    Students at the Abbey School in Farnham will soon be making films and creating their own music thanks to a grant from Farnham Town Council. The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward, presented a cheque for £1,500 to the delighted school prior to th...

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  28. Sausages cooking.

    Plan a Bank Holiday bbq

    The last Farmers’ Market of the summer will take place on Sunday 28 August. It’s also the Bank Holiday weekend, which makes it a great opportunity to buy some delicious local meat, fresh, crispy salad and other tasty treats for one last August ba...

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  29. ATW who played at Music in the Meadow on 7 August.

    Live music Sunday

    An experienced and established group of professional musicians will be reviving favourite hits from years gone past at this Sunday’s Music in the Meadow. The Revivals is a five-piece group which has performed extensively across the south of Engl...

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  30. BIB judges visit West Street allotments

    Britain in Bloom judges visit

    Judges from Britain in Bloom have given an enthusiastic response to Farnham’s entry into the nationwide community gardening campaign. The judges arrived on Tuesday 2 August and were shown a short video, which highlighted some of the Farnham in B...

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  31. Volunteers who took part in a town centre litter pick.

    Good turn out for town litter pick

    A call-out from Farnham Town Council for volunteers to help out with a town centre litter pick ahead of Tuesday’s (2 August) Britain in Bloom judging received an excellent response. Around 30 people joined in Saturday’s Big Pick and between th...

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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