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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…

Inspirational heroes  honoured with Civic Awards

Inspirational heroes honoured with Civic Awards

FROME’S unsung heroes were celebrated at the Annual Town Meeting last week, when civic awards were presented to local volunteers for their contributions to the town. Mayor of…

Children’s project bidding for lottery funding

A LOCAL community organisation is in the running to win £50,000 of National Lottery funding – but they need your help to win! Move the Mind, which is…

This issue

Hospital apprentice named star apprentice for the local NHS

Admin apprentice at Frome Community Hospital, Kate Watson, is the well-deserved winner of the Somerset…

Frome girl to scale ‘virtual’ mountain for local sailing club

A FROME  girl will attempt a ‘virtual mountain climb’ later this month to raise money for…

Calling all would-be entrepreneurs! Edventure: Frome to host ‘Green & Friendly Dragons’ Den’

Edventure: Frome has announced that they’re looking for entrepreneurs with sustainable and social business ideas,…

Frome girl to scale ‘virtual’ mountain for local sailing club

A FROME  girl will attempt a ‘virtual mountain climb’ later this month to raise money for…

Frome ‘pin-up’ model to skydive for charity

FROME model Sarah Wingrove, known as Scarlett Luxe who won the first ever Miss Pinup…

Starring role for active Frome Town Rotary

FROME Town Rotary were filmed by Rotary UK last month undertaking a number of community…

Extensive tour in full swing for young rising stars

The Rural Music Network, based out of Frome’s own Cheese & Grain, is offering a…

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Sport

Cricket Club – new youth & ladies players welcome

Frome Cricket Club embarks on its training programme ready for the imminent start of the cricket season. Robin Lett, head coach at Frome Cricket Club will be running…

Badminton news: Somerset beats Avon in nailbiter

Somerset Masters Badminton team travelled to Clevedon on Sunday 31st March to play their final game of the season against Avon. The team consisted of two men’s pairs…

North Dorset 1st 5 – 5 Frome 1st – Sat. 6th April. Wadworth 6x Southern South

The Frome RFC 1st travelled to Gillingham on Saturday to face old foes North Dorset RFC 1st, who are one of only two sides to have defeated Frome…

Frome Town 2-3 Farnborough – Sat. 30th March. Evo-Stik Southern Premier

Frome really deserved a share of the points in this match, but an 87th minute penalty from Farnborough proved the winner in a game that Frome had always…

Frome Town 1-2 Taunton Town – Tues. 26th March. Somerset Premier Cup Semi-Final

Heartbreak for The Robins as they were knocked out by Taunton Town in the semi-final of the Somerset Premier Cup, after being rocked by two second-half goals. An…

Fundraising

Lions’ sportsman’s dinner raises £9,250 for Dorothy House

Frome Lions recently presented two members of staff from Dorothy House with a cheque for £9,250 Lion Mike Geake reports, “The…

Preparations for Frome Lions’ Charity Golf Day

The Lions Club of Frome will be holding this year’s annual Charity Golf Day at Orchardleigh Golf Club, Frome, on Friday…

Help needed for charity walk

A year ago, Jim Parsons planned a charity walk for the end of July to raise funds for three cancer support…

Health

Local charity offering free group counselling for people living with and beyond cancer

Counselling charity We Hear You is offering free group therapy for people living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening condition.  Based at Frome…

A different way of treating diabetes

Do you have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes? Are you fed up with being told to increase your diabetes medication, but feel this only adds to your…

Do you need a hand? A new concept of care provided by two local independent professionals.

Therapeutic Holistic Care  provides high-quality support or respite to families and non-professional carers looking for reliable and trustworthy hands to look after their loved ones. Holistic Care was…

Education

Teacher’s pet! Pupils get support from ‘wellbeing’ dog

PUPILS at St John’s First School, Christchurch St East, are benefiting from an unlikely source of support – a ‘wellbeing’ dog called Leo. Leo was introduced to…

Save the date for Frome College Charity Fete & Fun Run

FROME College welcomed  Malcolm Westgate as a youth representative from Frome Selwood Rotary to introduce the InterAct Club to a number of their Year 9 and 10…

College students make cheque presentation in honour of teacher

FROME College welcomed Caroline Fish from the charity Winston’s Wish, to their campus Merlin Theatre at the end of March.  The college reports, “Over 240 students from…

Business

Organic fruit & veg from the Community Farm now available from Food Hub

The Frome Food Hub (formerly the Frome Food Assembly) has recently celebrated six months under its new name – but that’s not all that’s changed.  Pia McGee,…

Hair stylist offers one-to-one personal service

If you’re looking for a relaxing salon experience without the hustle and bustle, constant background chatter and drone of the driers then Christelle Roux Hair is the…

Conference to explore apprenticeship benefits to local businesses

Following the success of last year’s event, Frome Town Council will be hosting an ‘Apprenticeship and Traineeship Conference’ on Wednesday 3rd April at Frome Town Hall.  Frome…

Clubs & Organisations

Frome Dementia Action Alliance launched

Frome Friendship Group hosted the launch of the Frome Dementia Action Alliance (DAA).   The alliance is made up of members from the local community and organisations. …

FAIR FROME – Food Bank

This week at the Fair Frome Food Bank, urgent requirements are: tinned spaghetti & snacks, long life milk, tinned potatoes, coffee, squash, washing powder, fairy liquid and…

Have your say at the Youth Patient Participation Group

THE next Youth Patient Participation Group at Frome Medical Practice will be held on Friday 26th April, from 5pm until 6pm. Organisers say, “Are you a young person?…

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