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Staff at Farnham

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Meet the Farnham Town Council team and find out what they do.

Who's who

Grounds maintenance team

Current vacancies

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

Contact Iain about:

  • any matter concerning Farnham Town Council

Clare Kennett

Clare Kennett, Governance and Community Engagement Manager

Contact Clare about:

  • Council and Committee administration
  • Member support
  • Administration of grants to local groups
  • Administration of the South Street Trust
  • Freedom of information requests / Data access and GDPR
  • Policy Development including emergency planning, Community Infrastructure Levy and website

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

Oliver Cluskey

Oliver Cluskey, Events Manager

Contact Oliver about:

  • Town Council events
  • tourism in Farnham
  • Sponsorship

Lara Miller

Lara Miller, Community Enhancement and Projects Officer (Currently on maternity leave)

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Stacey Wills

Stacey Wills, Community Enhancement and Projects Officer (maternity cover)

Contact Stacey 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

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Janice Harris

Janice Harris, Receptionist and Farmers’ Market Coordinator 

 Contact Janice 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

Arthur Hambley

Arthur Hambley, Facilities Officer

Contact Arthur about:

  • projects
  • buildings
  • maintenance

Claire Connell

Claire Connell, Accountant (Contracted two days per month)

Sarah Cross

Sarah Cross

 Sarah Cross, Bookkeeper (Contracted two days per week)

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


Dave Nicholson

Dave Nicholson, Grounds operative

Gary Hamer

Gary Hamer, Grounds Operative

Antony Byron

Antony Byron, Grounds Operative

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