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Hospital is not a ‘park and ride’

FROME Community Hospital is urging people to only use its car park for medical visits and not as a ‘park and ride’ for walking round the town, as…

New £2m leisure centre will be ‘worth the wait’

FROME’S brand new leisure centre will open to the public on Wednesday 1st June following its extensive £2million redevelopment. The centre – named Frome Sport & Fitness Centre –…

All-night rave ‘too risky to shut down’

A HUGE illegal rave near Frome took police eight hours to deal with at the weekend and was heard for miles around, lasting from around midnight  on Saturday…

Frome pupil through to Radio 2’s ‘500 Words’ competition final

A YEAR 6 pupil at Selwood Academy has made it through to the grand final in BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words competition with her story, ‘Free!’ Ten year-old…

Delays continue with £2m leisure centre refit

FROME Leisure Centre will not reopen this weekend because ‘building issues’ continue to delay the refurbishment, which has now seen the centre closed for over six months. The…

This issue

Thousands of fish die in poisonous farm spill

THOUSANDS of fish washed up dead in Frome last week after slurry from a nearby…

More donations for theatre boiler appeal

THE Frome Memorial Theatre Boiler Appeal has received donations from two local groups; Frome Third…

Demolition begins at old police station

DEMOLITION of Frome’s former police station on Oakfield Road began this week as developers prepare…

Frome to celebrate Volunteers’ Week

Frome Town Council is hosting ‘VolunTea in the Park’ again this year; an event put…

Ava’s Treasures on display at Frome Museum

Vallis First School pupil, Ava, is only 5 years of age but in those short…

Anti-Fracking concerns grow

Frome Anti-Fracking is one of a number of groups in Somerset and Wiltshire campaigning against…

Frome leading the way for a ‘Real’ Living Wage

There are many people in Frome who have jobs but 46 families need food parcels…

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Sport

Frome 1st XI – 231 all out. North Perrott 1st XI – 187 all out. Frome won by 44 runs.

Frome 1st team made it two wins from their opening two matches after a faultless fielding display inspired them to a 44 run victory against newly promoted North…

Frome 1st XI – 256 all out. Butleigh 1st XI – 184 all out. Frome won by 72 runs.

Frome 1st XI got their new league campaign off to a solid start with victory over Butleigh. On a warm day, Frome managed to pick up maximum points…

STUNNING STARS TAKE THE TITLE – Frome Stars 39 – 14 Devizes 3rds

Stars achieved promotion for the second year running and will play their netball in the Premier league of the Moonraker league next season. Having beaten Devizes relatively easily…

Frome Half Marathon seeks marshalls and helpers

With July’s Frome Half Marathon, 10k and 5k approaching fast, the organisers of this fantastic community event are looking for volunteers to help the day run smoothly for…

Frome Diamonds 28 – 39 Corsham 2

Diamonds continued their impressive team performances recently despite being on the wrong end of the result.  Knowing this would be hard fixture, Diamonds showed how much they have…

Fundraising

Mum and daughter to Race For Life together

FOR the past nine years Jacqui Rottenbury has taken part in Race for Life to celebrate her father’s recovery from cancer…

Off with her locks! Annalise’s hair cut for charity

NINE year-old Annalise Perkins from Frome has donated 12 inches of her hair to the Little Princess trust and has raised…

Spring shindig raises £2,000

Rook Lane Chapel was really rocking on Saturday night, 7th May, as The Frukes (Frome Ukulele Club) sold out their ‘Spring…

Politics

Councillor hits out at loss-making pension investments

A FROME district councillor has hit out at Somerset County Council’s pension fund investments after claiming they lost over £800,000 in the four months following October last year. Mendip…

Local MP defies Government in vote to bring refugee children from French camps

David Warburton MP for Somerton and Frome defied the Conservative whip this week in a critical vote over the Government’s policy on child refugees.   An amendment…

MP’s support for Rural Fair School Funding Formula

LOCAL MP David Warburton MP has welcomed the government’s launch last week of what is described as the largest-ever education budget for primary and secondary schools and…

Features

Spring Gardening Feature

Spring has finally sprung! So let the Frome Times introduce you to a useful selection of local businesses who may have exactly what you need to make…

Spring Wedding Feature

YOUR wedding day should be a day to remember, with happy memories to treasure for life. It can also be a very stressful time with so much…

Family Businesses Feature 2016

Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and Frome has many fine examples. Have a look at the feature and find out how these families…

Business

Helping people to get a job, and helping businesses to find and keep good staff

For young people today, getting into work can be an increasingly difficult task. At the same time, businesses are looking for new and innovative ways to attract…

The Artisan gears up for an exciting 2016

SINCE opening on the 6th June last year to a roaring welcome from Fromies, The Artisan has spent the last year getting settled into community life.  “We…

Auf Wiedersehen After 28 Years

After 28 years working at the Charltons’ saw mills at Buckland Down just outside Frome, Health and Safety Adviser Peter Hinge has finally called it a day…

Clubs & Organisations

All welcome at Frome’s wellbeing forum

Following the success and recommendations of the Wellbeing Panel, Frome Town Council has formed the Wellbeing Forum. A quarterly meeting will be held to act as a…

Volunteers needed at new-look Routes Cafe

FROME’S new-look Routes Youth Café is looking for volunteers.  After successfully applying for funding from Somerset Community Foundation, Routes Youth Café in Palmer Street has been able…

Could you be a volunteer visitor for people with sight loss

CHARITY Somerset Sight is looking for a volunteer to visit a lady in the Frome area who is blind. If you have a little time to spare and…

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