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Frome Times is 20 years young!

THE Frome Times is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a fortnightly newspaper. The paper was originally launched in 1998 by David McGregor with the help of the late John…

Waste collections will be every three weeks in bid to recycle more

GENERAL waste collections will be reduced from fortnightly to once every three weeks in a bid to encourage more recycling and reduce landfill in Somerset. Instead, more materials will be…

Last call for the skittles world record

Local fundraiser and Frome Person of the Year 2018 Rachel Clark is calling on the community to pre-register for the skittles world record attempt on Sunday 2nd June. …

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Pharmacy Bank Holiday opening hours

THE Bank Holiday opening times for Frome pharmacies are as follows: Acorn pharmacy, 95 Locks Hill…

Wildlife walk in Rodden Meadow

Thousands may have flocked to the Frome Independent Market on Sunday 5th May, but some…

Could you host young people or adults from our twin towns?

This September, Frome will welcome up to 30 visitors from each of their three twinned…

Short stories by Frome schoolchildren now available from Frome Library

Children from St John’s First School in Frome have presented Frome Library with two copies…

Explore Frome with the new season of guided walks

Discover Frome has launched regular light and informative guided walks, which will take place twice…

Frome hits the headlines again!

FROME has once again been named as a must-see destination, receiving praise from the national…

Frome rambler to walk the length of France

KEEN walker, Rob Richardson from Frome  has begun his life-long ambition to walk the length…

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Sport

Frome 7s’ summer event for all the family

The summer isn’t far away and in rugby terms that means only one thing, the Rugby 7s season!  The club report, “Rugby Union’s short form, Sevens, returns to…

First game success for Frome cricket

Sat. 11th May. WEPL Somerset Minehead 1st 155 all out off 42.4 overs Frome 1st 159-5 off 44.2 overs Frome followed last week’s opening success with an impressive…

Disappointing loss after promising start

SUN. 18th May. WEPL Somerset Frome 1st 55 all out off 27 overs Wellington 1st 132 all out off 40.1 over Frome experienced a disappointing loss after a…

Winning start for Frome Cricket Club

Frome 1st XI won by 37 runs. Frome 1st XI – 147 all out off 45.3 overs. Yeovil 1st XI – 110 all out off 36 overs Frome…

Point against high-flying Salisbury

Mon 22nd April; Evo-Stik Southern Premier Frome Town 0 Salisbury City 0 With Salisbury firmly in the play offs and Frome already relegated, the accepted wisdom was that…

Fundraising

Hair today, gone tomorrow! Fundraiser to lose her locks for charity

LOCAL woman, Shane Ibbitson, will lose her locks for charity next week. As well as raising money for the Bath Royal…

World Scout Jamboree fundraising

Whilst many people were outside enjoying the sunshine over Easter, Explorer Scouts from Frome, who have been selected to represent Somerset…

Fair Frome launch ‘Let’s Celebrate’ – Friday 31st May to Sunday 9th June

Last year Fair Frome launched “Let’s Celebrate” to help raise funds and awareness and following last year’s successful event, the group…

Health

Fundraising family continue campaign to bring cardiac screening to Frome

THE family of Julian Wort, who died in March 2000, are continuing with their fundraising efforts to bring cardiac screening for young people to Frome. Julian died…

GPs’ invitation to hear patients’ feedback

Patients at the Frome Medical Practice are being invited by the GP partners of the practice to attend an open forum at the Frome Health Centre building…

Meniere’s peer support group meeting

A PEER support group for sufferers of Meniere’s, a vestibular (inner ear) disorders causing dizziness and imbalance, will be held at Frome Medical Practice on Monday 3rd…

Education

New outdoor area opened at Hayesdown First School

The outdoor area for Reception pupils at Hayesdown First School has been redesigned and transformed, using funds raised by the school’s PTA.  Following a large amount of…

Frome plaque honours international sculptor and environmentalist

Thirteen years after the grand opening of the Prometheus Centre at Frome College, by Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs, a memorial plaque has been unveiled by college…

Frome Collegians win the treble

Frome Collegians rounded off another hugely successful season by retaining the Somerset FA Junior Cup with an extra time victory over Bishops Lydeard Reserves. The junior cup…

Business

Fair Frome look to local businesses for support

Frome-based charity Fair Frome, which was established five years ago to fill a gap in current provision, has been successfully running projects aimed at providing support for…

Brad Employment announce charity partnership with We Hear You

Frome-based recruitment agency, Brad Employment, is launching a charity partnership with cancer counselling charity We Hear You (WHY).  In addition to supporting the charity with its own…

An Evening of Community, Connection & Local Enterprise

Edventure Frome and Frome Town Council have partnered to host a “Local Entrepreneurs Forum for Frome” (LEF) – saying ‘it sounds grander than it really is!’ “In…

Clubs & Organisations

Frome Lions 2019 Summer Fete

The Lions Club of Frome are this year holding their Annual Summer Fete on Saturday 8th June between 12.30pm and 4.00pm at Victoria Park, Frome. Frome Lions…

Local singing group offers support to dementia patients

LOCAL group, Songs for the Memory, is encouraging people living with dementia and their carers, to come and find out how singing could help their wellbeing. Music and…

Frome & District Probus Club holds 35th Annual General Meeting

The Frome & District Probus Club held its 35th Annual General Meeting recently. The club reports, “Traditionally at the AGMs, the club elects a new president for…

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