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Frome elects first Green Party county councillors as Tories hold on to Council

HISTORY has been made in Frome as the Green Party won two seats on Somerset County Council in the local council elections last week. But the Conservatives retained…

Fair Housing campaign gets under way

Fair Housing for Frome (FHfF) has launched its one–year campaign to raise awareness of and find solutions to the housing crisis in Frome with a lively public meeting…

BBC TV programme ‘Street Auction’ being filmed in Frome

Filming for the second series of BBC One’s ‘Street Auction’, presented by Paul Martin of Flog It!, will take place in Victoria Park in Frome on Sunday 21st…

Make your voice heard in local council elections

Somerset County Council is asking residents to “use the fourth” and to make sure they cast their vote in the local elections on Thursday 4th May. With just…

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Spring Motoring Feature

Need an MOT or service? Body work repaired? new tyres? Or your car valeted? Here’s…

Charities team up for group therapy programmes

Macmillan Cancer Support and We Hear You (WHY…) cancer counselling have teamed up to offer…

Find out what’s happening in your community

HEALTH Connections Mendip will be holding a Community connector training event at Trinity Church Hall…

Travellers set up camp close to town centre

LOCAL residents have expressed concerns as reports of travellers moving around the town setting up…

Bath Cats & Dogs Home needs fosterers

Bath Cats and Dogs Home are looking for new fosterers – people with experience of…

All are welcome at the Cheese & Grain!

The Cheese and Grain is proud to participate in a new campaign called Hospitable Frome…

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Sport

Frome club runners take on the London Marathon

It’s been a busy few weeks for Frome Running Club with members taking part in events across the country, including this year’s London Marathon. Sunday 23th April heralded…

Frome 1st XI – 256-9. Taunton St Andrews 2nd XI – 69 all out. Frome 1st XI won by 187 runs.

Mark Watts took seven wickets for just eight runs, including four in four as he ripped through the Taunton St Andrew batting line up to bowl them out…

Biggleswade Town 4-1 Frome Town – Evo-Stik Southern Premier, Sat 22nd April

After Frome had clawed their way back into the game thanks Jake Jackson’s 21st goal of the season, three goals in the last twelve minutes from Biggleswade gave…

Badminton: Frome Juniors Success At Mid-Wilts Junior Badminton League

Players from the Frome Junior Badminton Club had cause to celebrate the end of the Mid-Wilts Junior Badminton League season for 2016-2017 by achieving the double in the…

Frome Park news

Frome Park had some early season success with a home win for the men in their first friendly game of the summer against Knowle on Saturday.  Both teams…

Fundraising

Sensational prizes on offer at charity fundraising event

A charity event Black Tie Bingo is fast approaching and is set to provide its guests with the opportunity to win…

One-woman show to help Rotary end polio in the world

Morag McLaren will perform her “Original One Woman Show” at Frome’s Cooper Hall on Thursday 25th May to help raise money…

School raise £420 for Dorothy House in memory of parent

A cake sale at Hayesdown First School, held  in memory of a parent at the school, raised £420 for Dorothy House…

Health

How much do you know about bowel cancer?

DURING Bowel Cancer Awareness month, make sure you get your questions about bowel cancer answered, say Macmillan Cancer Support. Their free, cancer advice and support is coming…

Campaign launched to end loneliness in Mendip

Key public service providers operating in Mendip have joined forces to tackle the problem of loneliness. Mendip District Council is working alongside a number of leading local…

Have your say on health plans for Somerset

BECKINGTON Family Practice is urging local people to be more involved in the discussion of Somerset’s Sustainability Plan (STP). An STP is a five-year plan for the…

Education

Oakfield pupils through to spelling bee national finals

Oakfield Academy students, Melissa Verwey and Jacob Roberts, both aged 12, have qualified to attend the Spelling Bee National Final in Cambridge on 30th June. They reached…

Work Experience Opportunity in France

Frome Twinning Association has been offered an exciting opportunity for a young person resident in the Frome area to travel to our Twin Town of Château-Gontier. The…

Book fayre success at Selwood Academy

A successful Book Fayre held last term at Selwood Academy, raised £750 to allow the school library to buy new books. “Some of the new books are…

Business

Boom time for UK tourism is good news for Frome

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows that more overseas visitors came to the UK last year than ever before, and Frome-based holiday lettings…

Spring pop-up shop at Rook Chapel

A SPRING pop-up shop of luxe jewels, textiles, homeware, accessories, art, natural cosmetics and clothing will take place at Rook Chapel from Thursday 11th May – Saturday 13th…

Bringing the wool back to Frome

Settlers Stores has opened a tailors, drapers and general outfitters on Cheap Street with a range of tweed outerwear, denim workwear and Dutch wax cotton dresses. Designed…

Clubs & Organisations

Crowdfunding success for NCT Baby Cafe

A weekly Baby Cafe, run by Frome and District NCT will be up and running from September. The funding target of £4,500 was reached with the help of…

Frome Writers to stage second small publishers’ fair

FOLLOWING the success of its first Small Publishers’ Fair, Frome Writers’ Collective is to stage a second one this year. The event will take place at Frome’s…

Do you enjoy being on stage?

Project Play is a new and exciting project arriving in areas across the south west in 2017 and the Merlin Theatre has been lucky enough to be…

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