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Town’s accessibility under the spotlight

AN OPEN forum will be held next month to discuss access and facilities  for people in Frome. Fair Frome will be hosting an ‘Access for All’ forum on Tuesday…

50 years and counting for Frome nurse

Triage nurse at the Frome Medical Practice, Viv Holloway, has this month completed a remarkable 50 years of service in the medical profession. Viv started her career back…

Community Car scheme welcomes new passengers and drivers

FROME Community Cars had a boost in numbers recently after a publicity event at the health centre. Over 12 people signed up for the service and a further…

Town to discuss paying for evening bus

FROME town councillors will meet next Wednesday to discuss whether the council should offer to contribute to saving the 267 bus – the town’s last remaining evening service.…

This issue

Is your central heating going out the window?

Frome Town Council, in partnership with SHARE a Library of Things, has a Thermal Imaging…

Rum Festival this summer

FOLLOWING the huge success of Frome Gin Festival at the Cheese & Grain, the newest…

Volunteer for ‘spring clean’

Mendip District Council is backing a national campaign which aims to get half a million…

Save Routes! ‘The only safe space in Frome for people like me’

ROUTES, a youth drop-in centre on Frome’s Palmer Street, is campaigning to raise tens of…

Frome veteran says thank you to Blind Veterans UK

A veteran from Frome is celebrating a new relationship she found through national military charity,…

Kick-start your campaign with council funding

Do you have a project or idea that you would like funding for? Have you…

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Sport

Frome Town 2-2 St Ives Town – Evo-Stik Southern Premier League, Saturday 11th February 2017

After having a two goal lead at half time thanks to goals from Sam Teale and George Miller, Frome seemed to take their foot off the pedal for…

College girls make it to national football final

FROME College’s U-16 girls team has made it through to the final of the English Schools Football Association Cup after a 4-4 full-time result led to a penalty…

Impressive rankings for Frome club runners

A cold and stormy January came to a close with a real highlight for local runners in Wiltshire. Held this year on 29th January, the Slaughterford 9 is…

Frome Town 3-1 Stratford Town – Evo-Stik Southern Premier, Sat. 28th January

AN OWN goal and a penalty gave Frome Town the upper hand in a hard-fought game that saw them bounce back from their first loss since November earlier…

Fundraising

Care staff and families to skydive for residents’ fund

STAFF at a Frome care home will be doing a fundraising skydive in May to raise money towards activities for the residents.…

Lions Sponsored Swim

THERE’S still time to enter a team into the Lions Club of Frome’s 32nd Annual Sponsored Swim at Frome Leisure Centre…

Man takes on swimming challenge for Diabetes UK

LOCAL man, Neil Young, will be taking part in a sponsored swim at the end of the month to raise money…

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…

Counselling service looks ahead after new project success

Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy launched the Youth Space project offering free counselling to young people in Frome aged 15–18, in September 2015. The project has been successful…

‘Stay Well This Winter’ urges MP

David Warburton MP for Somerton and Frome is supporting the Stay Well This Winter campaign being run by Public Health England and NHS England. The campaign aims…

Education

College students experience guitar masterclass

A GROUP of Frome College students were treated to a guitar masterclass from Eden Stell Guitar Duo organised by the Jackdaws Music Education Trust. 24 College music students…

Winning designs by Frome College student

A Frome College student has designed posters advertising a forthcoming performance of Handel’s oratorio, ‘Saul’. Year 12 pupil Tom Strippel, who is studying Graphics at A-level at…

Oakfield pupils tour Bath University

A GROUP of year 8 pupils from Oakfield Academy were invited to a ‘Futures’ day by the University of Bath as part of the universities ‘Widening Participation Scheme’…

Business

New bar and restaurant to open at 21 Market Place

A brand new restaurant and bar which will be open seven nights a wee, providing the town with a place to have dinner, grab a drink and…

Bluebird Care celebrate CQC report

Mendip care provider, Bluebird Care has received praise by the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. The Care Quality Commission made their…

Promote your company by supporting Small Publishers’ Fair

Following the success of last year’s event, Frome Writers Collective is now planning a second Small Publishers’ Fair and it’s offering local businesses the chance to promote…

Clubs & Organisations

Filmmakers celebrate year’s work

Frome Film and Video Makers celebrated the end of their 2016/17 season with a Hollywood style awards ceremony recently. Films from 2015 and 2016 were pre-judged and…

Tennis club supports disadvantaged players

In an exciting new initiative, Frome Selwood Tennis Club is driving forward plans to support children’s accessibility to tennis. The club recognises that tennis can be expensive…

Batcombe Film Society March screening

Batcombe Film Society will be screening ‘Queen of Katwe’ on Friday 17th March at the Batcombe Jubilee Hall. Queen of Katwe is the colourful true story of…

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