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Council withdraw controversial town centre shipping containers plan – but it will return

MENDIP District Council have withdrawn their latest planning application to create an office block made from steel shipping containers in the centre of Frome. However, Mendip says that they…

Frome charity volunteers receive Queen’s Award nomination

Active and In Touch, Frome’s volunteer befriending service, has been shortlisted for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for the third year running. Active and In Touch Frome…

Donation to Memorial Theatre’s stage lighting appeal

The Frome Memorial Theatre’s £60,000 appeal for their stage lighting is progressing well, with much of the stage lighting up-date now completed, and more work to be carried…

This issue

Frome awarded ‘Walkers Welcome’ status

Frome has been officially recognised as a welcoming town for walkers. Joining over 100 towns,…

Positive solutions for car parking in Frome

Frome Town Council recently held a car parking event at the Town Hall which aimed…

Free insulation for Frome

Would you like to make your home cooler this summer and save money in winter?…

Co-wheels Frome adds to fleet

Co-Wheels Frome is expanding their fleet to include a hybrid vehicle at the Town Hall.…

Waste plastic shelter bound for the Caribbean

An emergency shelter, designed and produced by Frome firm Protomax Plastics, is on its way…

The chance to design your dream dress!

FROME boutique, Elli Fashion, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a competition, where children get…

Repair Café a total success

100% of the items brought in for repair at SHARE’s repair party on Sunday 10th…

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Sport

Somerset Cricket League Division 2 Purnell CC v Frome 2nd Xl

Frome 2nd Xl were knocked off the top of the Somerset Division 2 table following a five wicket loss at local rivals Purnell Cricket Club, after only posting…

Frome 3rd CI v Butleigh 2nd XI

Frome 3rd XI suffered their 2nd defeat in a row as they played host to table-toppers Butleigh 2nd XI at Mells. With the visitors winning the toss and…

Frome Diamonds’ winning season

After their promotion last season, Diamonds went into this year just hoping to finish mid table, and stay in Division 2, but they far outdid that expectation! Around…

Somerset Stallion gallops up the rankings with another win

BOXER Ryan Wheeler, increased his undefeated record to 14 bouts, taking away the International Challenge Belt and climbing to 11th ranked in the GB Super Featherweight division. Ryan,…

European outing for Frome Town Robins’ Under 13s

Frome Town Robins’ U13s team travelled to Germany to participate in the Murrhardt 18th Annual Youth Football Tournament.  The club says, “A total of 21 players (pictured) were…

Fundraising

Frome Lottery gives community grants of around £5,000

Several local organisations received grants from Frome Community Lottery this year, at the annual Presentation held at the Memorial Theatre. There…

We Hear You needs your votes for local Sainsbury’s partnership

Frome based  local charity We Hear You (WHY…) has been shortlisted by the Sainsbury’s store at Frome for their local Charity…

Record breakers present cheque for £7,200

TEAM Clark, who broke the world record for the most amount of people to row 500m each in a 24-hour relay,…

Health

Make a pedal-powered smoothie and recycle your old bike at The Frome Independent

The Frome Independent is teaming up with Frome’s Missing Links to bring a host of bike-related activities to the next Independent market on Sunday 1st July.  As…

Medical practice appointments system under review

FROME Medical Practice is conducting a review of its telephone appointments system, Patient Connect, with news of changes to the system expected in the ‘next few weeks’. The…

Hospital Friends’ big promotion of health education in Frome schools

The Friends of Frome Hospital are funding a scheme aimed to ensure that all children between the ages of 4 and 13 in Frome and the surrounding…

Education

School Travel Challenge Steps up a Gear

The ‘School Travel Challenge’ has celebrated a second successful year of encouraging families to leave their cars at home and travel actively to school. The challenge, organised…

Schoolchildren experience being visually-impaired

LOCAL charity Somerset Sight representatives, Holly Sutton and Kate McCallum visited Hayesdown School in Frome  to give the children an idea of what it might be like…

College launches new Interact Club

FROME College Interact Club was launched in Frome Town Hall on Monday 21st May. Interact Clubs are supported by the Rotary around the world and this will…

Business

Frome farm scoops funding to launch new gelato business

A family-run farm in Frome has launched a new gelato business just in time for summer after securing a six-figure finance package from HSBC. Paul and Rachel…

Local businesses up for Mendip Business Awards

A NUMBER of businesses from Frome and the surrounding area have been shortlisted for the upcoming Mendip Business Awards. The awards are held to recognise and celebrate…

National awards for printers of Frome Times

MORTONS Print, who print your local newspaper, Frome Times, has been named Regional Newspaper Printer of the Year for the second year in a row and took…

Clubs & Organisations

Frome Community Cars Needs More Drivers

Frome’s volunteer driver scheme, Frome Community Cars, is looking for people to join the team. From as little as an hour a month, drivers support people who…

Lions Club Charity Golf Day

The Lions Club of Frome this year held their 9th annual charity golf day at Orchardleigh Golf Club, Frome, on 18th May. This year’s chosen charity day…

Frome Inner Wheel cheque presentation

Frome Inner Wheel member, Yvonne Covill, has presented a cheque for £500 to the Mothers Union of Frome Child Contact Centre.  It is a safe and friendly…

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