PEOPLE who live, work, study or travel around Farnham will have their first chance next week to ask questions on proposals to cut congestion and improve air quality in and around the town.

The Farnham Infrastructure Programme’s Local Liaison Forum is holding a two-hour Zoom webinar on Wednesday, August 5 from 6pm to 8pm.

People who are interested in the programme can watch and submit questions.

The webinar will be jointly chaired by local councillors representing Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council and Farnham Town Council.

The programme is made up of four proposed projects which together would improve how people live and travel in and around Farnham. These will look at the town centre, Hickleys Corner and Wrecclesham village, with more details in this week’s Herald.

There will be a public consultation later this year to shape a vision statement for the programme.

Tim Oliver, leader of Surrey County Council and chairman of the Farnham Board, said: “This programme will be a success only if we’re tackling the right issues and coming up with the right solutions. That is why we’re starting to talk to the Farnham community now before a wider consultation later this year – we really want to hear your views.”

John Ward, leader of Waverley Borough Council, said: “The Farnham Infrastructure Programme is the key for ensuring we have a healthy local economy and a thriving town centre.

“To achieve this, we need a shared vision so please do attend the webinar and have your say on how we can create a town that is fit for the future.”

John Neale, leader of Farnham Town Council, said: “This meeting marks the beginning of a new chapter for Farnham.

“The forum is an opportunity for residents to tell us from the comfort of their homes what they think we should be doing to revitalise and connect the town centre and surrounding communities.”

MP Jeremy Hunt said: “This is real progress and a big step forward in this ambitious project for Farnham to make the improvements so many of us have been crying out for. I encourage as many people as possible who live locally to get involved – this is your chance to have your say.”

To take part in the forum’s webinar, visit to register your details or email [email protected]