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Get on your bike for Cycle to Work Day

FROME Medical Practice is encouraging the community to hop on their bikes for Cycle to Work Day. The annual event takes place this week on Thursday 6th August – and…

Free tennis for families affected by Covid-19

FROME Tennis Club is extending its scheme to provide free tennis coaching and club membership for juniors from low income families, to help those who have been affected…

Active and In Touch takes to the park and meets the Mayor

ACTIVE and In Touch say they were delighted to be visited by the Mayor cllr Anita Collier in Frome Victoria Park during a recent Tuesday group meeting. The…

Treat a struggling family to a cinema or theatre trip

Frome resident, Suzy Howlett,  has come up with an idea to support the Westway and give a local family a treat at the same time. Suzy saw an…

Decision to be made on site for ‘people & nature to live in harmony’

BROADWAY Allotment & Community Garden Association (BACGA) have continued their negotiations with Mendip District Council (MDC)  to have the former allotment site transferred to Frome Town Council, who…

Adventures of a Victorian con woman is Frome duo’s fifth book during lockdown

Despite the lockdown created by the global pandemic, two local authors and Frome Times columnists have seen three books under their names published throughout this period, with a…

Local choir leader releases debut single

LOCAL rock choir leader, Emma Webb, is releasing her original music for the first time, with her debut single ‘In Time’ coming out at the end of last…

Frome’s ‘Creative Quarantine King’!

ARTWORK created during lockdown by Frome local, Dave Mosley, has been given its own exhibition at the Trowbridge Town Hall. The exhibition is Dave’s first, and was organised…

This issue

Do you have the Best Garden in Frome?

Do you have the Best Garden in Frome?

THE three Rotary Clubs in Frome have organised a “Best Garden in Frome and District”…

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme update – claims service open

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme update – claims service open

THE claims service for restaurants taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme…

On your marks! Postponed Frome Half Marathon set to go ahead next month

RUNNERS of all abilities are warming up to take part in next month’s Frome Half Marathon.…

Step closer for One Somerset and the end of district councils

SOMERSET County Council has approved a business case for One Somerset, which would set up…

Keep shopping local! Shops praise community support – but they still need your help!

IT’S been seven weeks since non-essential shops were allowed to reopen and Frome business owners…

Eat out to help out! Enjoy a discounted meal and support a local business

DINERS can eat out this month and enjoy a discounted meal, whilst supporting a local…

Leisure centre to reopen next week – but swimming pool remains closed

FROME Sport & Fitness leisure centre will reopen next week on Monday 10th August. Management company Fusion Lifestyle…

Frome in Bloom 2020 Update

Frome in Bloom has effectively been closed this year due to lockdown measures, but is…

Town council object to Saxonvale plans AGAIN!

FROME Town Council has again objected to Mendip District Council’s plans for the Saxonvale redevelopment.…

Of Mounds and Men – Prehistoric Barrows of the Frome Area

Local author, Mick Davis, has written a book on the prehistoric remains that are dotted…

Stay connected

Volunteering and helping out

Coronavirus Appeal raises £1million for communities

THE Somerset Coronavirus Appeal, launched by local charity Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) in late March 2020, has grown to over £1million thanks to generous contributions from local…

Saving lives with 3D printers – can you help?

HUNDREDS of safety masks and other vital items of protective equipment are being produced for local NHS staff and care workers by a small group of local…

Businesses asked to help with PPE equipment for NHS and care workers

BUSINESSES are being asked to help support the NHS and council care systems across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire in response to the ongoing…

Things to do

Fundraising gig at the Merlin

FROME-based professional singer, song writer and multi-instrumentalist  Kate Lissauer is honoured and excited to announce that her first live gig for five months will take place as…

Opportunity to do your own research at Frome Museum

THE trustees of Frome Heritage Museum have made the decision to keep the building in North Parade closed to the general public until the autumn,  however they…

Longleat Virtual Safari Attracts Record Online Audience

A virtual tour around Longleat Safari Park has been viewed by more than half-a-million people in just three days. The 30-minute tour, narrated by Kate Humble, went…

Staying well

Alzheimer’s Society offers tips for people with dementia and the general public during coronavirus pandemic

Five ways to support people affected by dementia from your own home Coronavirus is posing a significant risk for people affected by dementia and many are cut…

Hand sanitiser or soap: making an informed choice for COVID-19

GOOD hygiene and physical distancing are the best ways to protect yourself and everyone around you from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) according to the World Health Organization. The virus…

Top tips for looking after your mental health at home

CURRENTLY the vast majority of the county is staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19) with only essential workers permitted to travel to their work base. Staying…

Fundraising

Take the Bath Cancer Unit’s challenge and help save lives

THE Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG) is calling on Frome families to take part in its fun #BCUSG3000Challenge and help raise money for essential medical equipment.…

Time to don your cape!

DOROTHY House Hospice Care are calling on the superhero inside each one of us. Over the last three months, our nation has spent a lot of time thinking…

Forest School children raise money for charity

Six young people aged between 7 and 15, who have been attending a local Forest School run by Shared Earth Learning Co-op over the past year, completed…

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