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‘Insane’ increased parking charges

NEW higher charges in Frome’s car parks – including Sunday charges for the first time – have been met with anger and dismay since their introduction earlier this…

GP practice sets the gold standard after receiving national environmental impact award

FROME Medical Practice has been recognised with a national award for its outstanding work in recycling and working in an environmentally friendly manner.  Last week, Frome Medical Practice received…

Action group launched to stop controversial shipping containers plans

A group of local businesses and residents have formed an action group to campaign for Mendip District Council to reconsider the location of the proposed  office block made…

Children’s charity appeals to county to reconsider budget cuts

FROME’S local NCT branch, a charity dedicated to working with parents, is asking Somerset County Council to reconsider its budget cuts to children’s services, saying they will have…

Town centre to become 20mph zone by end of year

FROME town centre is expected to become a 20mph zone by the end of the year after a consultation by Somerset County Council was met with a favourable response. The…

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Carnival window competition winners 2018

POSTSCRIPT has been crowned as the winner of this year’s Carnival Window Competition – for…

Spotlight on the Toy Library

The Toy Library is a local community service which supports local families by giving them…

Items urgently needed by Frome Food Bank

This week at the Fair Frome Food Bank, urgent requirements are for sauces for rice,…

Campaigners highlight lack of benches in Frome with chair sit-in

DISAPPOINTED residents took action against Frome and Mendip councils by organising a ‘bring a chair…

Frome Society Yearbook 21

Frome Society Yearbook 21 has just been published.  The format is similar to previous years…

New Frome calendar launched

An exciting new Frome calendar is being launched by a new creative collective in the…

Writers flock to opening of Frome’s new writing centre

Bubbles and balloons greeted local writers at the launch of The Write Place at Black…

Frome Town FC Fixtures

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Sport

SUN. 7th October. Ladies Division 1 Frome 11 Penmill Reserves 0

Frome Town Ladies welcomed Penmill Reserves to Badgers Hill, brimming with confidence from their previous week’s win.  Frome were in front on 9 minutes with Underhill hammering home…

Sat. 6th Oct. Wadworth 6x Southern Counties South Frome 1st RFC 26 Walcot RFC 8

In front of a large crowd of vice-presidents (VPs) and guests, Frome RFC looked to build on the previous week’s wins and started strongly from the outset. Dominating…

New shirt sponsors for football club

Frome Town Football Club has announced their  primary shirt sponsorship with new partner Frome Auto Electrical Ltd. The club says, “Our agreement, effective for season 2018/2019, will see…

Netball Report Frome Stars 60 Melksham Robins 38

Hoping to continue their winning streak as a new team and make it three wins out of three, Stars were determined to win.  Stars eased nicely into their…

Sat. 29th Sept. Evo-Stik Southern Premier Frome Town 3 Walton Casuals 0

There was little to choose between these two sides for much of the match, but the Frome substitutions changed everything as Harry Baker scored one and substitute Ryan…

Fundraising

Macmillan coffee mornings

Macmillan Cancer Support held their annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ charity fundraiser on Friday 28th September. with communities and businesses in…

Family fun day in memory of local man raises over £7,000

A FUN day organised in memory of the late Andrew Gillard, former Frome resident, raised £7,443.60 for the Friends of Bristol Haematology…

Freemasons support local charity in their bid to end loneliness

Active and in touch Frome received a cheque for £2,000 for their volunteer befriending service from the Somerset Freemasons in Frome. …

Health

New class starts to help you “Stay Strong, Stay Steady”

If you are worried that sometimes you feel unsteady on your feet, or perhaps you have a family history of osteoporosis or Parkinson’s, you may be interested…

Learn free life-saving skills with St John Ambulance for Restart a Heart

St John Ambulance volunteers in Frome are giving a free demonstration of life-saving skills as part of the Restart a Heart campaign this October. While Restart a…

Health connections and community connector training

An event, which will be held at Frome Medical Practice on Thursday 4th October, 11.00am – 1.00pm will provide information on what is available to support your…

Education

ITV news crew visit Oakfield Academy

Oakfield Academy was visited by an ITV news film crew recently, to raise awareness around the improved funding needed for all schools across the country.  At the…

Mells School pupils on a road safety walk

The children at Mells Church of England First School, along with parents and staff, walked round Mells on Wednesday to raise awareness about road safety.   The…

New staff welcomed to school this September

SELWOOD Academy has welcomed several new members of staff to their team this school year.  Charlotte Gale has joined the team as head of the art department,…

Business

New gift shop has Frome all wrapped up!

Fromie Gifts champions the best of Frome’s makers and suppliers with a variety of gift boxes to suit all ages, budgets and even pets! Founder Nicky Bragg…

Understand your market with Frome Business Breakfast

Organisations attending the next Business Breakfast will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of market research in boosting business. Being aware of a customers’ needs…

IT company now bigger than ever! Frometech moves to new home

FROMETECH, Frome’s award-winning IT support and repairs company, has moved to new larger premises and now offers more services than ever before. Frometech can now be found…

Clubs & Organisations

Monthly meet-up for people affected by loneliness

LOCAL charity Active and In Touch host a monthly group at The Cornerhouse in Frome for anyone in the community affected by loneliness. The Active Tuesday group…

Free local bereavement counselling

A Regular ‘coffee, care and cake group’ are continuing to offer free support to all individuals who have lost a loved one in Frome. The monthly groups are…

Free Fireworks for Frome

Frome Rotary Clubs have joined together to host a spectacular free fireworks display for the whole town, thanks to support from Frome Town Council. The three Rotary…

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