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National Pet Month Vote for Frome’s Cutest Pet!

IT’S official, Frome is a town of pet lovers! Nominations for the ‘Cutest Pet’ competition have ‘pawed’ in and now readers are being asked to cast their vote…

Hike in car parking charges will ‘kill off the town centre!’

PROPOSED changes to Frome’s car parks by Mendip District Council have provoked a strong reaction from the community, with local representatives calling for the council to formally consult with…

New plans for town centre shipping containers ‘coming soon’

A NEW planning application for Mendip District Council’s controversial  plan for an office block made from steel shipping containers in the centre of Frome is said to be ‘coming soon’.…

This issue

Frome funny man wins comedy award

AWARD-winning Frome comedian, Tom Burgess,  will return to perform at Frome Festival, after receiving a…

Children’s Festival receives £10,000 Lottery funding

A FROME community group, Purple  Elephant Productions, has received £10,000 of National Lottery funding to…

Do you want to be a local councillor?

SOMERTON and Frome Liberal Democrats are holding a session where you can find out more…

The Griffin is staying a pub!

There has been a huge sigh of relief by regulars at the Griffin Inn after…

Popular volunteer forced to put community work on hold

POPULAR volunteer, Jo Dismore, has been forced to put his community work on hold whilst he…

New Trades Union Council for Frome?

A MEETING  will be held next week to discuss forming a Trades Union Council for the Mendip…

Estate agents celebrates gold award for second year running

FOREST Marble estate agents have won, for the second year running, gold in the British…

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Sport

Wednesday 4th APRIL. Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Frome Town 0 Slough Town 4

Frome Town provided plenty of perspiration but little inspiration and once the first goal went in, play-off certainties Slough Town were never in trouble and it was really…

Monday 2nd April. Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Merthyr Town 3 Frome Town 4

Another hugely entertaining match saw Frome Town snatch a late winner through Jon Davies in the 84th minute after goals from Joe Raynes, Josh Brace and  Marcus Mapstone…

Come and have a go at bowls

Frome Park Bowls Club is holding an Open Day on Sunday 22nd April, for anybody to have a go at the sport of flat green bowls.  Secretary of…

Frome Hearts 34 Melksham Ravens 36

Hearts played Melksham recently, determined as ever to get maximum points. The first stanza saw Melksham take the lead quickly as Hearts took a while to settle in…

SAT. 7th APRIL. Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Hitchin Town 5 Frome Town 1

After a crisis week that saw Frome’s manager and two senior players resigning, Frome just about managed to get a squad together to travel to Hitchin, but the…

Fundraising

Cat charity thanks public’s generous donations

FOLLOWING an appeal for funds earlier this year, Cats in Distress have now reached their target and have opened a new rescue…

Local opticians pay pounds for pins

AN opticians in Frome marked Sport Relief with a skittle and darts evening which raised £337. Specsavers in Frome challenged the…

Lottery funding helps local art group

ARTBOX Frome, a service that supports artists with learning difficulties, has received £8,100 of funding from the National Lottery to fund…

Health

Frome fights diabetes health threat

Patients at risk of developing Type II diabetes could be amongst the first to benefit from new smartphone technology aimed at improving diet and lifestyle.  Doctors, nurses…

Free heart screening in Frome

A FREE heart screening session will be taking place in Frome, funded by the Julian Wort Memorial Fund. In June around 100 local young people will be…

Free health walks for all abilities

FREE health walks are being run in Frome to help local people stay fit and healthy at no cost. On Mondays (excluding Bank Holidays) a short easy…

Education

School to enhance employment opportunities for students

CRITCHILL School are creating opportunities for Post 16 students to help them develop their work skills to help with employment opportunities in the future. The school reports,…

Frome College cyber team placed 3rd in the UK!

TEAMS from Frome College took part in the Cybercenturion Final in London on 8th March, with one of the collect teams winning third place in the national…

Students learn fire fighting skills

A GROUP of students from Oakfield Academy took part in their passing out parade last week, after completing a course at Frome Fire Station. 11 students aged 12…

Business

Dragon gives seal of approval to Frome business woman

FROME business woman and founder of Somerset based HR Consultancy, KeystoneHR recently won recognition from Dragon Den’s Theo Paphitis as part of his Small Business Sunday initiative.  …

A warm welcome awaits at new-look pub, The Moon

THE MOON, formerly The Full Moon, in Rudge has been undergoing changes since its recent purchase by successful publicans Mark Hey and Liz Chamberlain. The duo, who…

Frome Business Breakfast: New Tech

How can small businesses use artificial intelligence to streamline? What new forms of security software are available? Does this really have a place outside of a sci-fi…

Clubs & Organisations

Inner Wheel charity fashion show

FROME’s Inner Wheel club has organised a charity fashion show in aid of Papyrus, the national charity for the prevention of young suicide, at Frome Memorial Theatre…

Lions’ charity quiz night

FROME Lions Club is hosting another charity quiz night, with all proceeds going to their charity fund to help the less fortunate in Frome and surrounding villages.…

Town Band 100 club winners

THE recent winners of Frome Town Band’s 100 Club draw have been announced. The January draw was won by Mr P Gregory, the February draw by  Mike…

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