October has been another marvellous month for Farnham in Bloom. On Friday we attended the Britain in Bloom awards evening in Birmingham and were delighted to be presented with a high Silver Gilt award, which is the second highest medal available. Being invited to enter Britain in Bloom is a great honour and achievement and is testament to the commitment, enthusiasm and work of so many volunteers, businesses and sponsors who make up the Farnham in Bloom community alongside Farnham Town Council.
Last week we held the Farnham in Bloom awards, which was an opportunity to thank everybody who has contributed towards us achieving no fewer than 12 awards this year in South and South East in Bloom.
If you are involved in a community organisation you may be interested to know that we have recently opened the 2016/17 community grants round. Every year we award over £50,000 towards projects that benefit the wider community.
Finally, we are seeking nominations for our Services to Farnham awards. We’d love to hear from you if you know somebody who deserves recognition for the great things they do.
With all good wishes
Britain in Bloom
Farnham is delighted to have won Silver Gilt in the Large Town category at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals Awards Ceremony,which took place in Birmingham on Friday.
We are looking for a Horticultural and Grounds Operative to join our team. If you like working outside and would like to be part of the team that keeps Farnham looking great, this job could be for you.
The final consultation on Farnham’s Neighbourhood Plan has now ended. All the responses will be considered by independent examiner Mr Derek Stebbings who will conduct a one-day hearing on the Neighbourhood Plan on Friday 25 November.
Congratulations to the Leader of Farnham Town Council, Cllr Carole Cockburn who is one of three finalists in the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Star Councils' awards. She has been shortlisted for 'Councillor of Year' which will be determined at the NALC conference on 19 October.
Thank you celebration
A celebration has been held to thank schools and everybody in the wider community who has contributed towards the success of this year’s Farnham in Bloom.
Make your lunch box the envy of your colleagues with a trip to this month’s Farmers’ Market. Tasty hand-cut pork pies, sourdough crisp breads and soft washed rind cheese plus pumpkins for warming soup are just some of the delicious items that will be on sale at the market on Sunday 23 October.
See which businesses have signed up to take part in our community toilet scheme. Participating businesses will display a sign in their window to show that non-patrons are welcome to use their facilities.
This means that you need not be caught short when the main public toilets are closed!
Farnham has a reputation for being a vibrant town where there is always something going on. This year is no exception so make a note of what’s coming up.
Friday 11 November, 10.45am
Armistice Day A service involving local schoolchildren will be held at Gostrey Meadow. HM Lord Lieutenant Michael More-Molyneux will also be attending this special service. Members of the public are welcome and should gather at the memorial at 10.45am.
Sunday 13 November
Remembrance Sunday Parade
The main Farnham Remembrance parade will begin at 10.45am at the Gostrey Meadow war memorial and will be followed by a service in St.Andrew's church.
Saturday 19 November,1-6pm
Christmas lights switch-on
Double paralympic gold medalist Rachel Morris will be switching on Farnham's Christmas lights this year. Come and enjoy an action packed day of festivities at Gostrey Meadow to mark the beginning of the festive season.
Thursday 8 December
Civic Christmas carol service
This annual event takes place at St. Andrew’s church. Free tickets will be available via a ballot in the Farnham Herald with some tickets also available to community organisations.