0 Post a comment Tuesday, 25 December 2018 - Local People “I just want to thank everybody in the town for the work they do for the community and wish them all a merry Christmas and a happy new year!” That’s the Christmas message from Mayor of Farnham David Attfield as he reaches the halfway point of his mayoral year.David’s year as mayor will come to an end in May 2019, but it is not the first time he has taken the role.He previously stood as mayor in 2006/7 and has been a member of Farnham Town Council for 15 years.He told the Herald the first six months had “disappeared”, adding:“It is absolutely unbelievable how quickly time flies.“I was so pleased to be out among the residents and the charities and organisations – to be able to go back and visit those people and see what’s going on in the town again. “I was very proud to be asked to do it for a second time. “It’s a wonderful experience to be out … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas: A message from the mayor of Farnham
A staff member was left shaken and a quantity of cash was stolen during a knife point robbery at a Farnham bookmakers on Wednesday (December 19). Police attended the Coral bookmakers in Downing Street in Farnham at 9pm after reports of a knife point robbery. A police spokesman said: "A man entered the Coral bookmakers in Downing Street, Farnham, and threatened the staff with a knife. A staff member handed over a quantity of cash and activated the alarm. "There were no customers in the store at the time, and nobody was injured, though the staff member is understandably shaken." Read More Crimes, inadequacies, and banned professionals The spokesman continued: "We don't know whether he had transport to leave the scene and are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a man fitting that description in a hurry or acting suspiciously near to Downing Street, Farnham on Wednesday evening at around 9pm. "You may also have travelled along Downing Street and have caught the man on a dash-cam … [Read more...] about Staff member left ‘shaken’ after Farnham knife point robbery
0 Post a comment Friday, 21 December 2018 - Environment THERE were heated exchanges in Farnham Library’s historic Culver Room this week as an “overwhelming” band of residents, councillors and other representatives came out in force to show Surrey County Council the strength of feeling against the proposed closure of the town’s tip. Just “two or three people” had attended a similar consultation drop-in in Godalming just days earlier, reported Surrey’s waste group manager Richard Parkinson - but in stark contrast, well over a hundred concerned residents packed into to the hastily organised Farnham session, held between 10am and noon on Monday (December 17).Among those in attendance were all three of Farnham’s county councillors - Farnham Residents’ members Stephen Spence and Andy MacLeod, as well as the recently appointed Tory deputy cabinet member Wyatt Ramsdale - joined by the leaders of both Farnham and Waverley councils, … [Read more...] about Farnham speaks: Don’t dump our dump!
Highways officers have turned down a request for a roundabout in a road where a man died in a fatal collision a week ago, saying it will make traffic problems worse. Residents petitioned Surrey County Council (SCC) for a roundabout in Crondall Lane, Farnham, but were told on Friday (December 14) that changing the junction with West Street would increase “queueing and delays”. The body of a man in his 40s was discovered in Crondall Lane on December 7 by a member of the public. On Thursday (December 13) an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Residents submitted the petition, signed by 76 people, before the incident. They said they want the “highways department to urgently reconsider its position concerning a new mini roundabout at the West Street and Crondall Lane junction, in light of the 120 new houses at Hopfields which will soon be under construction, which will lead to greater congestion and danger at this junction". … [Read more...] about Calls for roundabout in Farnham road where man died rejected
0 Post a comment Saturday, 15 December 2018 - Events FESTIVE cheer was pentiful at the Farnham Christmas market on Sunday, as some 15,000 people flocked to the town. Organised by Farnham Town Council, visitors were able to meander around 200 festive market stalls in a traffic-free town centre.Farnham’s giant market place stretched from Castle Street to The Borough and included The Bush Hotel courtyard, conference room and car park.A huge variety of products were on sale, from Christmas decorations, gifts and homeware to clothing, accessories and food and drink.Jill Hargreaves, lead member for tourism and events, said: “This was the biggest market we have ever hosted: it was remarkable to see the town so busy with shoppers. “Many people were heard remarking on the quality of goods on offer and appreciated the effort stallholders had made to decorate their stalls. As you would expect from a town that excels in customer service, our resident retailers gave shoppers … [Read more...] about Farnham brim full of festive spirit