A team of officers is responsible for implementing council policies. They also take care of providing the town council’s services along with the day-to-day running of the council. There are equivalent to 17 full time officers who are managed by the Town Clerk. Officers are non-elected paid staff. We advertise staff vacancies on our website. All staff can be contacted by email or on 01252 712667.

Who’s who

Iain Lynch

Iain Lynch

Iain Lynch, Town Clerk – Responsible financial officer (RFO) for the Council and head of paid staff 

Contact Iain about:

  • any matter concerning Farnham Town Council


Iain McCready

Iain McCready, Business and Facilities Manager

Contact Iain about:

  • Farnham in Bloom
  • allotments
  • council contracts and facilities including CCTV and insurance
  • capital works to council properties
  • cemeteries and burial services
  • outside workforce


Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker, Events Manager

Contact Sophie about:

Lara Miller

Lara Miller, Community Enhancement and Projects Officer

Contact Lara about:

  • sponsorship of Farnham in Bloom
  • Farnham in Bloom events and competitions
  • community projects
  • working with the community to improve the visual appearance and facilities of Farnham’s rural wards

Moritz Ehlen

 Moritz Ehlen, Corporate Projects Officer

Contact Moritz about:

  • Council contracts
  • Procurement
  • Health & safety
  • IT systems and database management


Ginny Gordon

Ginny Gordon

 Ginny Gordon, Receptionist and Farmers’ Market Coordinator

 Contact Ginny about:

  • general enquiries
  • coordination and promotion of the Farmers’ Markets
  • council reception service


Adrienne Owen

Adrienne Owen, Burials, Cemeteries and Memorials Administrator (0.5 FTE)

Contact Adrienne about:

  • memorial health and safety testing
  • arranging burials
  • genealogy enquiries
  • general cemeteries administration and exclusive rights of burial
  • memorial permits


Julie Jackson

Julie Jackson

Julie Jackson, Communications (Contracted two days per week)

Contact Julie about:

  • Town Council press releases
  • public relations
  • Vantage Point content
  • website

Jenny de Quervain

Jenny de Quervain, Planning and projects (0.4 FTE)

Contact Jenny about:

  • planning and licensing administration
  • Buildings of Local Merit
  • FCAMP projects (eg Yards of Farnham)
  • Mayoral matters and events

Claire Connell

Claire Connell, Accountant (Contracted two days per month)

Sarah Cross

Sarah Cross

 Sarah Cross, Bookkeeper (Contracted two days per week)

Johanna Bowbotham

Johanna Rowbotham

Johanna Rowbotham, Administrative apprentice

Outside workforce

Outside workforce • undertake the practical implementation of Farnham in Bloom • maintain the cemeteries and allotments • maintain the public conveniences • maintain bus shelters and street furniture • arrange graffiti removal • update the community noticeboards

Mark Beckett

 Mark Beckett – Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

Activities covered by Mark include:

  • day-to-day activities of the grounds maintenance team

Robin Cooper

Robin Cooper – Grounds operative


Ganga Sarki

Ganga Sarki, Grounds operative

Dave Nicholson

Dave Nicholson, Grounds Operative

Thapa Jupa

 Thapa Jupa, Housekeeping

Activities covered by Thapa include

  • Cleaning public toilets Monday to Friday
  • Noticeboards

Meet Flora - the new hybrid watering vehicle


 The hybrid watering vehicle





 The hybrid van