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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
Iain Lynch


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.


Full details of the awards

Last chance to…

Sign up for the Big Pick community litter pick, register your children for the free half term gardening workshops and to buy tickets for this year’s Venison Dinner.
Job vacancy

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.
Find out how to apply

Feeling crafty

This month is craft month and there is a lot going on in Farnham. Try your hand at creating a mosaic or decoupage.

See all events happpening this month

Neighbourhood Plan hearing

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.

Find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan

Leader shortlisted for top award

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.

See the list of winners

Farmers’ Market

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.
Read more

Ideas for half term

There is so much happening in Farnham this half term. Check out our events calendar for things to do and plan your week.
Plan your week

Apply for a grant

If you have an idea for a project that will benefit the community, find out how to apply for a community grant worth up to £2,000.
Find out more information

Who’s your hero?

The search is on in Farnham for unsung heroes who deserve recognition for the great things they do for the community.
Nominate your hero for a Services to Farnham Award.
Nomination information

Improving access to toilet facilities

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!
Participating businesses

Dates for your diary

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.

War memorial Gostrey meadow

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.


War memorial Gostrey meadow

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.
Christmas lights

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.
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