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Biggest ever Frome Festival kicks off this week

FESTIVAL fever has hit Frome as this year’s Frome Festival kicks off this week and once again offers a mouth-watering line up of top class entertainment.  The build…

Your chance to help improve Frome’s performing arts

Schools, performing arts groups, community projects, charities and local arts organisations are wanted to help a group hoping to improve the town council’s support of performing arts in…

Young people head to Romania with peace project

Frome ‘peace builder’ Jo Berry is taking local young people to Romania for the Global Youth Rising International Peace forum, where she will be speaking and mentoring young…

Frome to lead the way with green power company: Another UK first as town set to join community electric supplier

FROME is set to lead the way in a pioneering green energy project this year as a handful of community groups nationwide look to provide a new, greener…

This issue

Donation buys new ECG for GP surgery

Patients at the Frome Medical Practice now have the benefit of a new portable electrocardiogram…

Palmer Street closure

PALMER Street in Frome will be closed from 18th to 23rd July. Construction company Kier, on…

Couple launch online blog about being foster carers

A couple from Frome who are full-time foster carers, have launched a documentary-style video blog…

Graffiti wall brightens up Frome

LOCAL artist, Naomi Incledon, has painted Welshmill graffiti wall and has received compliments from children,…

Cara Dillon part of the line up for BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

FROME singer Cara Dillon will be sharing the stage with Elton John, Madness, Status Quo,…

More Carnival Royalty crowned

FROME’S Children’s Carnival Queen and Carnival Granny and Great-Granny have been crowned following the selection…

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Sport

Chard 1st XI beat Frome 1st XI by 104 runs (Chard 1st XI 222-7, Frome 1st XI 118 all out) – WEPL Somerset, Saturday 18th June

Frome 1st XI put in a lacklustre performance and they contained eight players under the age of 22, as they were comfortably beaten by Chard. Frome travelled to…

Frome 238/5 Glastonbury 52/2 – West of England Premier, Saturday 25th June

The English summer hit as Frome were set in a good position against Glastonbury before a downpour finished the contest.  Having lost the toss, Frome were asked to…

Town stadium named after disability charity for new season

  Frome Town Football Club has named its stadium ‘The SpecialEffect Stadium’ for the 2016/17 season following an agreement with disability charity SpecialEffect. Robins’ managing director Ian Pearce…

Frome Half Marathon seeks marshals and helpers

WITH the Frome Half Marathon only a couple of weeks away, organisers  of the 10k and 5k races still need more people to don a fluorescent jacket and…

Saturday 11th June – WEPL Somerset Bridgwater 2nd Xi beat Frome 1st Xi by four wickets

95 runs from Tom Pople led the visitors, Bridgwater, to a four wicket win against Frome 1st XI. With the prospect of a rain intervention during the day,…

Fundraising

Could you join local fundraising group?

A NATIONAL charity is inviting Frome residents to establish a special group to raise money for vulnerable children across the UK. Barnardo’s, which…

New mayor will walk a mile in heels for charity

FROME’s new Mayor, cllr Toby Eliot, is to lead a high-heeled walk to raise awareness of violence against women. Men are…

School present cheque to Mercy-in-Action

Springmead School recently presented a cheque to Alison Todd from Mercy-in-Action. The school chose Mercy-in-Action as their charity of the year…

Politics

Find out how we can improve wellbeing in Frome

Frome Town Council has formed a Wellbeing Forum – a quarterly meeting to act as a ‘think tank’ for Frome’s wellbeing.  The next forum meeting will be…

A Frome with a view County Council roadshow in Frome

Somerset County Council’s public engagement roadshow will be in the market for people’s priorities in Frome later this month. The ‘Listening Learning Changing’ marquee will be at…

Councillor hits out at loss-making pension investments

A FROME district councillor has hit out at Somerset County Council’s pension fund investments after claiming they lost over £800,000 in the four months following October last year. Mendip…

Features

Spring Gardening Feature

Spring has finally sprung! So let the Frome Times introduce you to a useful selection of local businesses who may have exactly what you need to make…

Spring Wedding Feature

YOUR wedding day should be a day to remember, with happy memories to treasure for life. It can also be a very stressful time with so much…

Family Businesses Feature 2016

Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and Frome has many fine examples. Have a look at the feature and find out how these families…

Business

Local businesses win Muddy Stiletto awards!

FOUR businesses from Frome recently won awards at the Muddy Stilettos Awards which is voted for by the public.  Over 20,000 votes were made and out of 150…

How does Frome Town Council Support Local Businesses?

Over the past nine months, Frome Town Council and Chamber of Commerce have been working with local businesses through monthly breakfast meetings to identify needs, encourage cooperation…

Ellenbray continues to support children’s festival

Frome’s independent toy shop Ellenbray has presented the Frome Children’s Festival with a cheque for £102.50. The 5p charge for plastic bags came into effect in October…

Clubs & Organisations

Rotary member heads banking society

A MEMBER of Frome Rotary Club has been named president of a national mutual society. Glyn Carpenter of East Woodlands, Frome was elected as president  of Foresters Friendly Society…

Air cadets join regional parade in Taunton

AIR cadets from Frome recently took part in a regional parade in Taunton to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Air Training Corps organisation. Cadets from 1031 (Frome)…

4th Frome Guides volunteer at Nunney Horse Trials

EARLIER this month, 4th Frome Guides volunteered at the Nunney International Horse Trials.  Leader Su Foxwell said, “They were given the very important job at the show…

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