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Thousands sign town council’s petition against Sunday parking charges

OVER 5,000 people have signed a petition created by Frome Town Council objecting to Mendip District Council’s proposed Sunday parking charges. Created on Friday 11th May, the petition quickly gathered…

A call for ‘Frexit’! – Councillor calls for Frome to go it alone

Mendip District Council – “reminiscent of an absentee landlord who takes the rent, but never repairs the house”. A FROME county councillor is calling for the town council to make…

GP practice announces improvements to new appointments system

FROME Medical Practice has announced changes to its GP appointments system, Patient Connect, in response to feedback from patients. The practice will be introducing a number of changes, including…

This issue

Items urgently needed by Fair Frome

THIS week at the Fair Frome Food Bank the scheme urgently require s rice pudding,…

Planning a clean, healthy future for Frome

An open meeting to explore ways to cut air pollution and emissions in Frome, will…

New atrial fibrillation support group launched

A NEW support group for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is being launched in Frome,…

Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday

THE Bank Holiday opening times, Monday 28th May, for Frome pharmacies are as follows: Acorn Pharmacy,…

Plans moving forward to build new homes on Butler, Tanner and Dennis site

THE owners of the former Butler, Tanner & Dennis site in Caxton Road, who have outline…

New tennis facilities?

NEW and improved tennis facilities for Frome could be on the horizon thanks to funding…

Big change as more plastics taken at all recycling sites

The biggest change to plastics recycling in Somerset in almost a decade is under way…

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Sport

Frome’s New Junior Netball League a Big Success

Frome’s new junior netball league finished on a high with over 140 girls participating throughout the season. Andrea McCall, junior club secretary for Frome Netball Club reports, “For…

Frome Ladies start season with back-to-back wins

IN their first season competing in the Mid Somerset Softball cricket league,  Frome Ladies started well with two wins on the first match day at Midsomer Norton Cricket…

Collegians taste more success with cup win

Friday. 11th May. Somerset Junior Cup Final Frome Collegians 2-0 Middlezoy Rovers reserves FROME Collegians tasted more success on Friday 11th May, with a victory against Middlezoy Rovers…

Frome bowls season under way with a difficult start

THE start of the season has been difficult for the bowlers at Frome Park; early results have been a little disappointing and players’ form has not been consistent,…

Snooker champion first to win event twice

The latest Saturday night snooker event at Chester House Social Club was won by Steve Clarkson, making him the first player to win two of these events. He…

Fundraising

Cats charity celebrates 2nd birthday by raising over £1,200

CATS in Distress, an independent cat welfare, rehoming and rehabilitation charity celebrated their 2nd birthday on Saturday 12th May, raising over…

New community project raises over £4,500 for Comic Relief

A community project,  launched in 2017, called ‘Project Play,’ has raised  £4,639.11 for Comic Relief by staging a production of ‘The…

‘Toddle Waddle’ in aid of We Hear You

Cancer counselling charity We Hear You are holding a ‘toddle waddle’ in Victoria Park on Tuesday 19th June from 10am to…

Health

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…

Help Somerset Sight reduce loneliness in Frome

Frome has recently hit the national press due to the fantastic health outcomes brought about by the Compassionate Frome project spearheaded by local GP Dr Helen Kingston.…

Education

Frome College Ofsted report

FROME College has announced that following an Ofsted inspection in April, the college continues to be rated a ‘Good’ school. Frome College say they are ‘delighted’ with the…

Students unveil huge art project

RESIDENT artist, Bessie Bidder alongside students from Steiner Academy, unveiled, to family and friends, 14 enormous felt pictures that they have been working on for the last…

The School Travel Challenge is Back

Join us for a week of walking, cycling and scooting to school says Frome Town Council who is organising the school travel challenge again this year in…

Business

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…

Business enters competition to pitch idea to Richard Branson

A LOCAL initiative, centred around the human need of connection, is looking to you to help them gain the opportunity to pitch their business idea to Richard Branson,…

Clubs & Organisations

Somerset Sight appeals for audiobooks

Local charity, Somerset Sight, is appealing for people to donate unwanted audiobooks on CD due to a recent rise in demand. The charity’s volunteer librarian, Sue Walters…

New young adult carers group in YMCA routes

YMCA Routes is inviting young people aged 18-25 who are caring for someone in their family due to physical or mental ill health to come along to…

Frome College pottery still going strong after 25 years

The pottery, which was created in 1992/93 when the FE College at Park Road moved onto the Bath Road site, is still used today by adult students…

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