Welcome to the first edition of our enewsletter for 2017.
As a town, Farnham had a lovely build-up to Christmas. The additions to our Christmas lights seemed very popular as we received many comments of appreciation on our Facebook page and Twitter feed – thank you.
The Civic Christmas Carol Service in the Farnham United Reformed Church saw a beautiful performance by the Farnham Youth Choir under the leadership of their new musical director Jo Tomlinson. Thousands of people attended our Christmas market and a record number came along to the Farnham in Bloom Winter Celebration to join in with some outdoor carol singing at Gostrey Meadow.
While reflecting on the Christmas festivities, I would like to thank the retailers who agreed to display pictures of camels painted by the children from Folly Hill and Badshot Lea Infants School. The pictures were for our 'Spot the Camel' Christmas window competition.
We are looking forward to 2017 and have some fantastic events lined up – you’ll find out more about what is planned in your copy of the Residents’ Guide, which will be delivered through your letter box in early February.
On behalf of Councillors and staff from Farnham Town Council, may I wish you all the best for 2017.
With all good wishes
Flood and winter risk advice
How prepared are you to cope with a flood or winter weather disruption? For expert advice and tips on how to keep you and your home safe, come along to our free flood and winter risk drop-in event on Thursday 19 January.
We have a treat in store for fans of Music in the Meadow.
By popular request, the Sunday afternoon live music concerts will return for two special indoor performances at the Vineyard Church in Union Road. Farnham Big Band will be the first to perform on Sunday 22 January.
In May 2017, voters in Surrey will cast their vote in the County Council elections. If you are thinking about standing for election, you may be interested in an event that is being held by the County Council for prospective councillors.
Want to know what the traffic is like in Farnham town centre? We now have two cameras streaming live pictures to our website. The camera is mounted outside the Town Council office and shows South Street towards Union Road and Downing Street and South Street towards the traffic lights at Hickley’s Corner.
Every year, thousands of visitors and residents attend Farnham Town Council events. If you are looking to raise your business profile, we can help you to find a sponsorship package that will fulfil your needs.