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  1. Market stall displaying cushions and craft items.

    Farnham gets crafty for the day

    This Sunday (25 October) Farnham Town Council is holding an open-air, art and craft makers market in West Street from 10am to 4pm. An eclectic mix of handmade work will be available to buy from nearly 40 artists and craft makers. Some of the craft...

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    Mayor opens pop-up shop

    Farnham’s Mayor, Councillor Pat Evans opened a new pop-up shop, Making Matters, in the Lion and Lamb Courtyard on Thursday (8 October). The shop is hosting the work of 20 local artists throughout October for the town’s Craft Month. The Mayor s...

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  3. Pink, red flowers in planter on South Street Farnham

    Farnham welcomes clean air day

    In the week that a questionnaire has gone live inviting Farnham people to comment on ideas aimed at improving air quality, Farnham Town Council welcomes Clean Air Day and the opportunity it provides to get people thinking about the role they can play...

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    October Craft Month begins

    As Farnham’s craft enthusiasts celebrate October Craft Month, the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans, joined in the creative fun by contributing to a community art installation.  The Mayor decorated her own brick for the Another Brick i...

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    Go on a monster safari in Farnham

    Farnham Town Council has organised a new and exciting activity for intrepid explorers this October. MonsterVillains is a free and creepy family trail of monsters which aims to give families a socially distanced, contactless and fun activity. The t...

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    Mayor meets Hale volunteers

    Five very special volunteers have had their contribution to Hale’s community during the COVID-19 outbreak recognised last week. The Mayor of Farnham awarded John Ely, Emma Swinden, Felicity Fitchett, John McFarlane and Alan Hayes with gifts of vouc...

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  7. Three men holding banner advertising fundraising appeal

    Hardship fund smashes target

    The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund has smashed its £50,000 fundraising target after receiving a £16,685 share of a government grant which Waverley Borough Council received from Defra. The fund aims to help people who are struggling to afford food...

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    Farnham in Bloom wins Gold

    The results of this year’s South and South East in Bloom competition have been announced and tops off 30 years of Farnham in Bloom. Judges awarded Farnham in Bloom Gold in the Large Town category, Gold in the Town Centre category, Gold for Badsh...

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    Craft Market comes to Farnham

    As a World Craft City, Farnham is officially one of the most creative towns in England and on Sunday 25 October, shoppers will have the opportunity to buy their very own unique piece of art. To complement events happening throughout October Craft ...

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  10. Brightly coloured marquees in street and crowds of people

    Food & Drink Festival cancelled

    Farnham’s highly popular annual Food and Drink Festival has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Festival, which was first held in 2008, has become a major attraction in Farnham Town Council’s calendar of events and normally...

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  11. Row of parked cars in front of red brick shops and businesses. Town centre

    Changes to pavement widening scheme

    Changes to Farnham's pavement widening scheme are due to take place from 8pm on Friday 11 September.

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    World Craft Town film

    In June 2020, Farnham was awarded ‘World Craft City’ status by the World Crafts Council and became the first town in England and the third region in Europe to join the network of world craft cities.  Other European holders of the designation...

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    VJ Day commemoration

    The Mayor of Farnham Councillor Pat Evans together with Brigadier Roger Hood QVRM TD DL and Roger Brown Chairman of the Royal British Legion Farnham led Farnham’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on Saturday (15 August). It was ex...

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  14. Symbol of a bike painted on the pavement

    Farnham Cycle Way Bid comment

    Comment from Farnham Town Council: A bid by Surrey County Council for government funding has been met with mixed feelings. The grant application for £850,000 was made by Surrey for better cycling infrastructure across the county including Farnham. D...

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  15. Row of shops in town centre.

    Forum gives people a voice

    A forum aimed at involving the public in shaping investment in Farnham’s infrastructure to resolve long-standing issues, cut congestion and improve air quality has been launched. The inaugural meeting of the Local Liaison Forum, part of the new ...

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    Music in the Meadow returns

    The return of Music in the Meadow on Sunday showed that it is still possible to socially distance and have fun. The event was organised by Farnham Town Council and saw people sitting in spray painted bubbles for groups of up to 2, 4 or 6 people. T...

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    Take part in a new forum

    People who live, work, study or travel around Farnham will have their first chance next week to ask questions on a programme to cut congestion and improve air quality in and around the town. The Farnham Infrastructure Programme’s Local Liaison F...

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  18. People watching a band play in a bandstand in a park.

    Music in the Meadow returns

    Farnham Town Council’s popular events programme is set to make a comeback on 2 August with the welcome return of the weekly Music in the Meadow concerts at Gostrey Meadow. The A Train covers band will be the first to head up the six-week season ...

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    Fund ready for more applications

    A fund which was launched in April to help people who have been significantly affected by COVID-19 is expecting a flurry of applications as job losses and changes in personal circumstances start to impact on people’s financial situation. The Far...

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    Mayor visits space2grow

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans has carried out her first informal visit since the easing of lockdown. Together with her consort David Evans, the Mayor visited space2grow which is one of the Mayoral charities. Space2grow is a community ...

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  21. Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony. Five people standing outside the town hall. Armed forces day flag and the Union flag are flying. Colourful flowers in a hop cart in the foreground.

    Saluting the armed forces

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans paid tribute to servicemen and women at an armed forces flag-raising ceremony at the Council Office in South Street on Monday (22 June). The ceremony started with a minute’s silence in memory of those...

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    Farnham blooms during lockdown

    As restrictions are lifted and Farnham emerges from lockdown, residents are being greeted by splashes of colour from cheery floral displays around the town centre and surrounding villages. Over the past few months, Farnham Town Council’s outsid...

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    Fresh and fruity at market

    Fresh local produce will be in abundance at the Farnham Farmers’ Market on Sunday 28 June. This month there will be even more stallholders with produce ranging from freshly harvested fruit and veg to locally reared meat, newly laid eggs and del...

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  24. Close up of female working with clay

    Farnham: a World Craft City

    Farnham is the first town in England and only the third region in Europe to be given ‘World Craft City’ status. Other European holders of the designation include the Outer Hebrides for Harris tweed and the Danish island of Bornholm, famous for it...

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    Mayor to serve for another year

    Councillor Pat Evans is to continue in her role as the Mayor of Farnham for another year along with the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Alan Earwaker. The Mayoral changeover was scheduled to happen in May, but the normal ceremonial Mayor-making Council ...

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  26. Three men holding banner advertising fundraising appeal

    Farnham's pandemic response

    Lockdown restrictions may be easing for some, but Farnham Town Council and the Farnham Maltings believe their role in leading the coordination of offers of help and requests for support during the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. The COVID-...

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  27. Girl sitting on bench in garden holding a certificate and lego prize.

    Prizes for Lego garden winners

    Children across Farnham have risen to Farnham Town Council’s lockdown challenge to create a garden from Lego. The competition is one of several new initiatives aimed at getting the community involved in this year’s Farnham in Bloom and attrac...

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    Farmers’ Market returns

    The Farmers’ Market will return to Farnham on Sunday 24 May with additional safety measures in place to protect both shoppers and stallholders.  In line with the latest government advice and guidance, the market will be held in an enclosed ...

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    Dementia friends training

    Three years ago, Farnham Town Council joined the local Dementia Action Appliance, which aims to make Farnham a more dementia-friendly town. As part of its ongoing commitment to learning more about the condition that is predicted to affect one in ...

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  30. Flower bed with red, yellow and orange flowers.

    Secret Gardens Competition

    Farnham Town Council is expecting a bumper crop of entries in this year’s Secret Gardens competition which will be judged remotely.  There are eight categories to choose from including Best Hanging Basket/Container and Best Family Lockdown ...

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    Join the nation for VE Day 75

    Farnham Town Council is calling upon Farnham people to join in a host of home-based celebrations to commemorate 75 years since the end of World War 2 in Europe. From home-made bunting and displays of poppies to garlands of Union flags and celebrat...

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  32. Three men holding banner advertising fundraising appeal

    Farnham Rants backs fund

    A fundraising appeal which was launched a week ago with support from the Farnham Herald has received an additional boost from Lee Moran, the founder of the popular Facebook group Farnham Rants.  The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund, which was...

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    Hardship fund launched

    Farnham’s voluntary sector has once again come up trumps by joining forces with Farnham Town Council and the Farnham Maltings to create the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund.  Eleven community organisations have contributed a total of £22,0...

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    Farnham in Bloom at 30

    Farnham in Bloom is 30 this year and although restrictions are in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there are still plenty of ways people can get involved and celebrate this horticultural milestone. This year, the judges from South and ...

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    Annual meeting postponed

    Farnham Town Council’s annual meeting and the election of the new Town Mayor has been postponed in line with government guidelines. The Mayor and all existing officer holders will continue in post until the annual meeting can be held. Council...

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    Epic moment for town's Plan

    Farnham’s Neighbourhood Plan has cleared the final hurdle in its Herculean quest to be re-adopted by Waverley Borough Council. An early review of the first Neighbourhood Plan, which was adopted in 2017 was triggered by a requirement to accommoda...

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    A helping hand

    Farnham Town Council recently rallied its outside workforce team to provide Farnham Hospital with the expertise and equipment they needed to build a new, temporary assessment centre. Iain Lynch, Clerk at Farnham Town Council says: “We received ...

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  38. Cross shaped headstones, purple wild flowers in forground

    Cemetery memorial testing

    Specialist contractors working on behalf of Farnham Town Council will begin a programme of memorial safety testing in its cemeteries this month. The inspections will start in Green Lane Cemetery before progressing to Badshot Lea, West Street and Hale...

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    Farnham’s coronavirus response

    In the week following the government’s decision to fight the spread of coronavirus by putting the country into lockdown, an immense amount of work has been undertaken to ensure Farnham’s most vulnerable are cared for. The Farnham COVID-19 Coo...

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    Farnham Farmers’ Market

    The farmers’ market is this Sunday (22 March) from 10am to 1.30pm at Central car park, off Victoria Road, Farnham. However, if government advice changes because of the coronavirus, the market may be postponed – the latest information will be post...

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