1. Two fresh green artichokes on a white plate

    Best of best at the Allotment Show

    Whether you are a gardening enthusiast or simply enjoy the spectacle of a competition, this year’s Farnham Allotment Show on Saturday 22 July, which is free to attend, promises not to disappoint. Taking place at Farnham Maltings from 1.30pm to 5pm,...

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  2. In Bloom set to impress judges

    Examples of horticultural achievement and community participation are just two of the areas that judges from South and South East in Bloom will be assessing when they arrive in Farnham next week. Farnham in Bloom has once again entered two categor...

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  3. Lots of people siting on grass enjoying a music festival and picnic

    Farnham picnics in sunshine

    Over one thousand people gathered in Gostrey Meadow on Sunday (25 June) for this year’s Picnic in the Park: a day of community spirit, live music and picnicking - Farnham style. Families, couples, groups of friends and music fans spent the after...

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  4. Sponsors receive recognition

    Dozens of local businesses and individuals supporting Farnham in Bloom 2017 are being recognised on two brand-new sponsor boards outside Sainsbury’s in South Street, Farnham. The boards were revealed on Friday (23 June) and are located in a promine...

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  5. Flowers brighten up East Street

    Volunteers have recently added a splash of colour to refresh a focal point of East Street, Farnham by planting a vibrant selection of summer bedding plants in a raised bed and seating area. The gardeners, all volunteers from Farnham in Bloom Communit...

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  6. A Festival of Song

    A grant of £1,500 from Farnham Town Council is enabling Voices Together Community Choir to organise an evening of music and song in July. A Festival of Song is a collaboration of five local choirs which will see each choir sing individually and a...

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  7. Picnic in the Park

    Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and get ready to sit back to enjoy the music at Farnham’s Picnic in the Park, which this year takes place on Sunday 25 June from 12pm at Gostrey Meadow. For those who want a more relaxing day there will be a license...

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  8. Carpet bed 2017 featuring Lions logo.

    Display celebrates Farnham Lions

    A striking design of flowers featuring two lions has been planted at Gostrey Meadow War Memorial to celebrate this year’s Farnham in Bloom activities and the fiftieth anniversary of the Lions Club of Farnham. Farnham Lions are sponsoring this ye...

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  9. Unfurling the Armed Forces' Day flag 2016

    Armed Forces Day 2017

    On Monday 19 June, the Deputy Mayor of Farnham will lead Farnham’s tribute to the country’s armed forces. Everybody is welcome to attend the flag-raising ceremony at 10am at the Gostrey Meadow war memorial. Representatives from the Princess...

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  10. 50+ school children sitting and standing in a group. Mayor holding bee keeper's suit.

    Mayor meets busy bees

    There was something of a buzz in the air at St. Andrew’s school earlier this month when the Mayor of Farnham dropped by for a visit. The children have been learning about the importance of bees and wrote letters to Farnham in Bloom to share what...

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  11. Large crowd of people sit and stand on grass to watch dance festival. Blue sky.

    Dance in the Meadow is a hit!

    The Farnham community was brought together on Sunday in an uplifting and action-packed afternoon that celebrated dance in Farnham. This is the first year that Farnham Town Council has hosted Dance in the Meadow. It was sponsored by Kidd Rapinet an...

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  12. Close up of person's hands painting.

    Grants help Creative Response

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge has presented a cheque for £2,000 to Creative Response in Farnham. The charity, which was established in 1993 is run by professional artists who share their practice with vulnerable people. Creative Res...

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  13. People sitting on grass and at picnic tables. Blue sky, bandstand in background.

    Music lovers turn out in hundreds

    ‘twentyfivemiles’, a local motown, soul and R’n’B covers band attracted a crowd of 600 to the first Music in the Meadow concert for 2017 on Sunday. The free concert was sponsored by Headcase Barbers and organised by Farnham Town Council. T...

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  14. Group of walkers standing in field listening to walk guide.

    First Walking Festival is a success

    Farnham Town Council’s first Walking Festival, has been declared a success with over 435 people taking part. The week-long Walking Festival, devised by Chris Shepheard, included over 30 walks ranging from 1.5 miles to 14 miles. The programme inc...

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  15. Four school children plant a hanging basket

    Schools prepare hanging baskets

    Throughout May, Farnham Town Council’s greenhouses were temporarily transformed into outside classrooms for the annual schools’ hanging basket competition. Over 100 children from 17 schools and nurseries visited the greenhouses to plant up the...

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  16. Badshot lea infants school

    Mayor 'opens' new pond

    Farnham’s new Mayor, Councillor Mike Hodge, led the celebrations at Badshot Lea Infant School on Thursday 25 May when the school’s new pond was officially opened. As well as cutting the ribbon, Councillor Hodge handed over a cheque for £275, ...

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  17. Cooking sausages. Frying pan.

    Tasty delights at Farmers’ Market

    Stock up on fresh, local produce for the Bank Holiday weekend at this Sunday’s Farnham Farmers’ Market. Hunts Hill Farm will be cooking their tasty farm made sausages and burgers, which is a great chance for shoppers to try before they buy the...

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  18. People in greenhouse at Greenhouse open day 2017

    Greenhouse open day

    A record number of people braved a day of torrential rain to come along to Farnham Town Council’s greenhouse open day on Wednesday 17 May. Around 70 people including a group of Brownies visited the greenhouses to see the preparations that are be...

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  19. Spring Festival programme

    With the Spring Festival just days away, Farnham Town Council is getting ready to take over Gostrey Meadow for the Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 28 May. The Spring Festival is set to be an afternoon of music, lively activities, community spirit, ...

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  20. Caption: Cllr David Attfield, Deputy Mayor, Anne Attfield, Cllr Julia Potts, Mayor’s Consort and Cllr Mike Hodge, Mayor of Farnham.

    A new Mayor for Farnham

    Farnham’s new Mayor, Councillor Mike Hodge, has chosen two important local charities to support during his mayoral year, the Woodlarks Centre and Brightwells Gostrey Community Centre. Councillor Hodge officially became Mayor on Thursday 11 May f...

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  21. Farnham in Bloom Greenhouses

    Stunning display of 17,000 plants

    Plant lovers can get a sneak preview of the thousands of flowers being grown for this year’s Farnham in Bloom floral displays, at a free greenhouse open day on Wednesday 17 May in West Street, Farnham. This year Farnham is entering both the Sout...

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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