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  1. Female, Mayor and male stand under an archway in a pretty garden.

    No longer a secret

    The winners of Farnham Town Council’s Secret Gardens competition have been revealed. Nearly 50 awards were made across eight categories including the Best Public House/Hotel, Courtyard, Large Garden, Front/Back/Small Garden and Wildlife Garden. ...

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  2. Aerial photo showing buildings and trees.

    Take part in consultation

    Farnham Town Council is seeking local people’s views on proposed sites for an additional 450 homes in Farnham. The early review of the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan was announced shortly after it was adopted in July 2017. It was prompted by a requi...

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  3. Four people standing behind a flower planter.

    Partnership working!

    Farnham in Bloom has grown a reputation for adding flowers and colour to areas of Farnham that need a little cheering up! From the replanting of an overgrown flower bed in East Street to the addition of flower displays at Farnham train station, th...

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  4. Group of people standing in front of a sign.

    Farnham acknowledges sponsors

    The main sponsors of this year’s Farnham in Bloom gathered in South Street to view the 2018 sponsor boards. The boards are installed on the side of the supermarket in South Street and are a way for Farnham Town Council to thank and publicly ackn...

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  5. Aerial view of crowd of people at Gin Festival

    Gin Festival: a great night out

    Tickets are still available for the opening night of this year’s Gin Festival in Farnham on Friday 14 September. There will be around 150 different types of gin including local and lesser known brands. Gin enthusiasts will be able to chat to the...

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  6. Silhouette of a solider

    Farnham's silent soldiers

    Life size silhouettes of first world war soldiers have appeared at a number of locations in Farnham. The Royal British Legion’s Silent Soldier campaign is supported by Farnham Town Council and is a mark of respect for those soldiers who never ma...

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  7. Group of people standing behind a carpet bed

    Remembering with flowers

    A carpet bed of flowers commemorating the end of World War One has been a feature of Gostrey Meadow in Farnham this summer. Over 4,000 plants were used to plant the three by three metre square design which depicted a lone silent solider against a ...

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  8. Mayor of Farnham Cllr David Attfield with newly elected Deputy Mayor Cllr Paula Dunsmore.

    New Deputy Mayor for Farnham

    Paula Dunsmore, Farnham Town Councillor for Wrecclesham and Rowledge has been elected as the new Deputy Mayor of Farnham. She was elected by councillors to take on the role of supporting the Mayor of Farnham for the remainder of the 2018/19 Council ...

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  9. 3 people standing behind two planters filled with vegetables ripe for harvest.

    Free lunch from in Bloom

    Free salad leaves and vegetables are ripe for the picking thanks to volunteer gardeners from this year’s Farnham in Bloom campaign. Containers outside South Street Sainsbury’s are packed with herbs, salads, vegetables and edible flowers that are ...

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  10. School children and the Mayor stand next to a large hanging basket.

    Schoolchildren praised in judging

    Schoolchildren who took part in the Farnham in Bloom schools’ competition were commended on their creativity and hard work when judges recently assessed their entries. The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr David Attfield was joined by Farnham Town Council ...

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  11. Six large decorated otters.

    Otters raise money for charity

    New homes have been found for more than 40 otters which featured in the Otter Wey community art trail. The otters, which brought such delight to the community went on parade at Farnham Castle for one last time on Monday 9 July before being auction...

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  12. Large group children standing behind a painting of an otter.

    In Bloom judges visit Farnham

    Judges from South and South East in Bloom visited Farnham this week to assess the town’s entries in the annual In Bloom competition. Judging began on 10 July when a team of Farnham in Bloom organisers and volunteers took the visitors on a tour whic...

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  13. School children sitting around a conference table.

    Councillors in the making

    Twenty students from More House School visited Farnham Town Council on Wednesday 4 July to meet the Mayor and conduct a Pupil Voice meeting, which is similar to a school council. The meeting began with a question and answer session chaired by the ...

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

    Picnic in the Park

    Picnic in the Park has traditionally become a day to wind down and relax after the excitement of the previous day’s carnival and this year was no exception. Thousands descended on Gostrey Meadow for an afternoon of non-stop live music by local act...

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  15. Hanging basket filled with brightly coloured flowers.

    Judges head to Farnham

    Community involvement is firmly at the heart of Farnham’s entry into this year’s South and South East in Bloom. The judges will arrive on 10 July and as well as being taken on a tour of new initiatives for 2018, they will see how established p...

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  16. Group of children with soldiers and adults.

    Flying the flag for UK troops

    The start of Armed Forces Week was celebrated in Farnham on Monday 25 June. Farnham Town Councillors and members of community organisations gathered outside the Town Council office and watched as the Mayor of Farnham Councillor David Attfield, abl...

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  17. Crowd of people sitting on grass clapping and looking happy.

    Open air music and food

    An afternoon of live music, street food and impromptu picnics comes to Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 1 July when Picnic in the Park takes place, marking the end of another successful carnival weekend in Farnham. The fun will begin at 11.20am with performa...

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  18. Young girl holding a certificate with the Mayor on her left.

    Hard work pays off

    A student who came to Farnham Town Council for work experience has had her hard work and enthusiasm rewarded with a job offer. After deciding college was not for her, Johanna Rowbotham (17) studied at Waverley Training Services where she retook an...

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  19. Group of people in smart clothing outside a church.

    Mayor makes promises of office

    The annual civic service has taken place at St Andrew’s Church to mark the start of the new Council year and the appointment of the recently elected Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield. The service saw Councillor David Attfield make his ...

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  20. Group of people walking in the woods.

    100s put their best foot forward

    Over 450 people got out and about to explore some of the lesser known parts of the town during Farnham Town Council’s Walking Festival. There were 38 walks to choose from during the two-week long festival ranging from two to 14 miles. Council...

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  21. Happy Father's Day in script

    Enjoy the music this Father’s Day 

    Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 17 June by making Music in the Meadow a family occasion. There will be live music from Farnham Brass Band between 3pm and 5pm at Gostrey Meadow. Farnham Town Council will provide jumbo garden games so all you need ...

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  22. People tending to a hanging basket

    School's green enterprise

    Students from a local school who have taken part in the Farnham in Bloom schools’ hanging basket competition have turned their newly acquired gardening skills into a business opportunity. Staff from Farnham Town Council’s outside workforce vis...

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  23. Bench with shrub and wooden fence behind.

    Cemetery improvements

    Work is underway at West Street Cemetery to improve the area for visitors seeking a quiet space to reflect and remember loved ones. The refurbished Garden of Reflection will be separated from the nearby allotments and greenhouses by an attractive ...

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  24. Large group of people standing in front of a wall displaying plaques and hanging baskets.

    Famous Names plaque unveiled

    A plaque acknowledging the achievements of a former Farnham resident has been unveiled in South Street by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield. Sir Jeffrey Tate CBE attended Wrecclesham Primary School before joining Farnham Grammar Scho...

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  25. Group of walkers looking at a banner.

    Otterly wonderful

    The former Mayor of Farnham Councillor Mike Hodge turned walk leader on Sunday when 27 people joined him for a guided tour of the Otter Wey Trail community art project. Councillor Hodge led the walkers on the seven-mile trek in search of 44, one-m...

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  26. Crowd of people sitting on grass clapping and looking happy.

    Festival brings out the crowds

    Summer temperatures saw thousands of people heading along to Farnham Town Council’s Spring Festival on Sunday (27 May). The free event which was sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors, Trueman and Grundy and Momo Station included a programme of ac...

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

    Dance in the Meadow 2018

    Bring a picnic and your dancing shoes to Farnham's celebration of dance at Gostrey Meadow on Sunday 3 June.

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  28. People standing outside a poly tunnel.

    Visitors preview 'in Bloom'

    Sponsors, volunteers and members of the public recently attended Farnham Town Council’s greenhouse open day for a preview of Farnham in Bloom. Members of the Farnham in Bloom team took great pride in showing visitors some of the preparation work...

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  29. Cllr Mike Hodge with newly elected Mayor of Farnham Cllr David Attfield

    New Mayor of Farnham

    Farnham has officially welcomed its new Mayor, Councillor David Attfield, and thanked the current Mayor, Cllr Mike Hodge at the annual mayor making ceremony on Thursday 10 May at Farnham Town Council offices. As the new Mayor representing the town...

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  30. Otter sculpture.

    Otter Wey trail

    A bevy of otters will be making an appearance in Farnham this May as part of a fundraising art project supported by the outgoing Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge, Blooming Arts and the Lions Club of Farnham. The one metre tall otters have b...

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  31. Children in inflatable costumes.

    Farnham’s Spring Festival

    Farnham’s Spring Festival on Sunday 27 May is set to be better than ever with sporting masterclasses, a mini funfair, music from five live bands plus street food and refreshments. Festival-goers can even try out sumo wrestling and traditional Japan...

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  32. Group eight males standing next to a vehicle with flowery livery.

    Outside team ready to Bloom!

    The warmer weather and the launch of Farnham in Bloom has seen Farnham Town Council’s outside services team stepping up its spring programme of work. Among the first jobs to be tackled are grass cutting at the cemeteries and the planting up of h...

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    Farnham in Bloom is launched

    There was a buzz of excitement at Forest Lodge Garden Centre as gardening enthusiasts, volunteers, local councillors and businesses launched Farnham in Bloom 2018 on Thursday (26 April). Guests enjoyed canapés and drinks at the Forest Lodge restaura...

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  34. colourful plants in pots on a patio, red brick wall in background.

    Secret Gardens competition opens

    Gardening enthusiasts in Farnham and surrounding villages are being urged to show off their gardens by entering this year’s Secret Gardens competition. The Secret Gardens of Farnham is an annual competition to find Farnham’s best secret garden...

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  35. Hanging baskets and flowers in a greenhouse

    Greenhouse open day

    Farnham Town Council’s annual greenhouse open day is on Thursday 17 May between 10am and 12 noon and 6pm to 7pm. Despite the slow start to spring, the milder weather has meant the greenhouses are now brimming over with hanging baskets and plants...

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  36. Group of people holding gin glasses.

    Gin Festival tickets go on sale

    Tickets have gone on sale for this year's Gin Festival on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September. Book today via the Farnham Maltings box office.

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  37. People in high viz jackets holding blue sacks and litter pickers.

    Best litter pick yet!

    A task force of litter pickers has swept across Farnham town centre collecting rubbish for Farnham Town Council’s annual spring clean. The areas targeted by the volunteers included Gostrey Meadow, Farnham Park, Borelli Walk, Hickley’s Corner, ...

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  38. Craft tools

    Farmers Market to include crafts

    Farnham Town Council is extending its support for local producers and makers by introducing handmade craft at the Farmers’ Market. Blue Daisy, which sells handmade bags and fleece pet blankets made their first appearance at last month’s market...

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  39. Group of people on a grassy bank.

    Launch of Walking Festival

    The countdown for Farnham’s free, two week Walking Festival has begun, making May the month to get outdoors and explore Farnham on foot. The Festival, which is sponsored by Breaking Free, the Farnham Farmers’ Market and the Co-Op will begin on S...

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  40. Group of children and adults outside a poly tunnel.

    Next generation gardeners

    Young gardeners have given a big thumbs-up to Farnham Town Council’s Bloomin’ Kids Easter gardening workshops. The free workshops saw youngsters planting marigolds to take home and learning how to sow broad beans, peas and beetroot. The Farnha...

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