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Public rallies round to save Routes youth centre

A MASSIVE £50,000 has been donated by people in and around Frome to rescue the Routes drop-in centre and youth cafe on Palmer Street. The youth centre started a desperate…

Frome decides on funding for events

Residents of Frome were given a chance to make direct decisions about how local budgets are spent by choosing from a list of 17 events which they would…

Pedestrian-friendly Market Place gets green light

FROME Market Place is on course for a more pedestrian-friendly future after the town council last week agreed to press ahead with its renovation plans. Councillors all agreed to…

Club needs £10,000 more for floodlight fund

FROME Town Football Club has launched a crowdfunder to try and raise the final £10,000 of a four-year campaign to replace the ground’s floodlights. The supporters’ club has…

This issue

Lions Club of Frome celebrates 50 years of service to the community

Members of the Lions Club of Frome will be celebrating the club’s 50th Anniversary this…

‘Play 4 J’ fun day for Jamie Mines this weekend

A BIG family fun day will be held at Frome Football Club this Sunday, 19th March, to…

Towns trial international work experience

FROME this month started an international work experience pilot with its German twinned town, Murrhardt. …

Help give Tom a home

A WOMAN from Frome is desperately trying to raise money to secure her garden so she…

Fromefield Post Office to close down

A POST Office on Fromefield will close down in two weeks, and the company is…

Police station homes named after former PC

A TERRACE of new houses at Frome’s former police station has been named in memory…

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Sport

Cambridge City 0-3 Frome Town – Evo-Stik Southern Premier, Sat 11th March

Despite playing with ten men for the last hour, a penalty save from Kyle Phillips and a hat trick from Jake Jackson gave Frome Town an impressive 3-0…

Chesham Utd 1-1 Frome Town – Evo-Stik Southern Premier, Tues. 7th March

Another excellent, battling performance away to seventh placed Chesham Utd resulted in a 1-1 draw as Aiden Kirby was on hand to cancel out the lead that Chesham…

Young gymnast takes tips from world champion

A PUPIL from Frome’s Oakfield Academy took tips from an Olympic gymnast at a camp in Bath recently. 12-year-old Coco Painter attended a gymnastics camp run by Olympic and world…

Frome Stars top with two games to go

FROME STARS 33 – 39 HOLT BLUE In a lacklustre performance Stars went down to a Holt side by 6 goals but are still on top of the league table.…

Fundraising

Food bank urgently needs donations

FAIR Frome has put out an urgent request for donations as its food bank struggles to keep up with demand. Food…

Rotary variety show raises £4,000 for charity

FROME’S Rotary Clubs’ ‘One Night Only’ variety show earlier this month was hailed a huge success, with over 400 people in…

Pick up something peculiar at charity’s silent auction

A Frome charity shop hopes to give a big boost to its fundraising with a special sale of the most unusual…

Health

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…

Can you help get Frome in the saddle? Join new health drive

FROME could saddle up for Somerset’s first Cycling on Prescription programme, as the council, doctors and NHS look to start the scheme. Frome Medical Practice, Frome Town Council, Health…

Make your New Year’s resolution to give blood

NHS Blood and Transplant is asking the public to do things differently in 2017 and make their New Year’s resolution to become a blood donor. NHS Blood…

Education

Author visits pupils for World Book Day

Anna Wilson, author of ‘Parent Problem’ and ‘Family Fiasco’ visited Oakfield’s year five and six pupils to help celebrate World Book Day this month. The school’s Dawn…

Schools celebrate world book day

SCHOOLS in Frome celebrated World Book Day earlier this month with pupils dressing up as their favourite book characters to mark the national event. Oakfield Academy enjoyed…

Students’ ‘We Will Rock You’ a ‘spectacular’ sell-out success

It wasn’t just the Foo Fighters who rocked Frome last month; Frome College students brought the house down at the Merlin Theatre with their  own production of…

Business

Market called off due to bad weather

ORGANISERS of The Frome  Independent have apologised after cancelling their first market of the year earlier this month. The Frome Independent scheduled for Sunday 5th March was…

Exciting future for reunited Orchardleigh House & Golf Club

Orchardleigh House and Golf Club have been brought back together under one ownership by Chris Vincent who says, the future looks bright for the estate. At a…

Learn about business accreditation at Discuss & Do

ON Tuesday 28th March at 6pm, Dennis Maps and DNA Worldwide Group will join Discuss & Do at The Cornerhouse to tell you everything you ever wanted…

Clubs & Organisations

Join Frome Community Cars

FROME Community Cars is on the lookout for more volunteer drivers and an wheelchair accessible car. Frome Community Cars was launched only a few months ago by…

Frome Swimming Club Gala Presentation Evening

Swimmers, family, friends, coaches and volunteers enjoyed an evening of celebrations when they met on Friday 24th Feb for their Gala Presentation evening.  Head Coach Pete Billing…

Fair Frome Furniture Bank looking for co-ordinator

Fair Frome, the local Frome charity that currently runs the Food Bank in town, is looking to recruit a special person to run the Furniture Bank which…

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