Farnham Walking Festival 2018 (Updated)

Farnham Town Council first introduced a walking festival into its programme of events in 2017. With some thirty walks over a week, including three organised by The Bourne Conservation Group, the festival proved extremely popular and it was decided to repeat the event in but over a two week period in 2018. Once again BCG was enthusiastic to take part, offering three walks broadly similar to last year’s.

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Personal Data – our request to all Members and Friends

The new data protection law (GDPR) is coming into force on the 25 May 2018. In common with all
organisations holding personal data, we need to ensure we comply, and this has given us the
opportunity to review our policies.
We have written to all our Members and Friends to say that The Bourne Conservation Group would
like to ensure we have everyone’s correct details and that you are happy for us to continue to
contact you.  We greatly value the support of all Members and Friends.
You can find all our Policies including our Policy for Safeguarding Personal Data here.

Old Churchyard


By last Sunday morning the snow had almost gone and the sun almost came out, giving us very good conditions for our session in the Old Churchyard. So, many thanks to the team that took on a whole range of tasks across the site. This will contribute to a good setting for the Church’s Palm Sunday service there on 25th March.

The crocuses are still a beautiful sight in sunshine like today. The photo was taken on a phone but there are better photos on our website where the page about the Old Churchyard project has just been updated.

This is part of a major effort to enhance the website with contributions from several Committee members. We are receiving great help from our member Thomas Hill contributing his technical skills.

Biodiversity Report 2017

Every year our resident expert on biodiversity, Dr Martin Angel, provides a report of his observations of wildlife in the area which enable us to track trends in biodiversity over time. They provide an indicator of the health of the local environment and are made available to the Surrey Wildlife Trust and other interested organisations. He has now submitted his report for 2017, which concentrates on moths.  Continue reading “Biodiversity Report 2017”

Party for The Bourne Community

2018 is expected to be a significant year in The Bourne because of the provision of a new cricket pavilion on The Green. This is planned to be a model construction giving not only excellent facilities for the village sports teams but also meeting and entertainment possibilities for the whole community. To mark the opening of this important year a Community Party was arranged in St Martin’s Hall on the evening of 2nd January by the cricket club who kindly invited other organisations to participate. Continue reading “Party for The Bourne Community”

Newsletter Winter 2017

Our latest Newsletter, expertly edited by Martin Angel, has been sent to all members and friends. It is packed with interesting articles about our projects and related subjects which we are sure you will enjoy reading. If you would like a copy please request it from

Keeping the Tide of Litter at Bay

The subject of large amounts of litter that accumulate in and around Farnham is often the subject of comment in The Herald.  The delightful open space known as Langham’s Recreation Ground on the Ridgeway, given to the town by the first editor of the paper, unfortunately attracts a great deal of waste material of all sorts deposited by thoughtless walkers and picnickers. Continue reading “Keeping the Tide of Litter at Bay”

Heritage Open Days September 2017

The Bourne Conservation Group again contributed a guided walk to this year’s Heritage Open Days, which are organised by the Farnham Society. Called “From Wells to Mains, the Story of Farnham’s Water Supplies”, it was held successfully on Friday 8th September. Members of our group have researched the history of water supplies in the area thoroughly, and the walk will be illustrated with readings from contemporary writing.

For full details of this year’s Heritage Open Days go to