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Daryl’s family ‘devastated’ after NHS refuse funding for a second time

Young Daryl Allinson who is fighting a very rare form of leukaemia has had his appeal for funding rejected by the NHS. The 13-year-old Frome schoolboy is currently…

Spellbound presents… Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

THERE’S just a week to go until Frome Musical Theatre Company’s youth section Spellbound take the stage to perform ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and tickets are…

Festival-goers unearth three new tunnels

The Frome Tunnel team has discovered three new tunnels under the town. The tunnels were identified by people taking part in the tunnel tours during this year’s Frome…

This issue

Professional mountain biker speaks at College Sports Awards

Frome College marked the end of the school year with its annual Sports Awards Evening,…

Town Council bans the use of controversial weedkiller

Amidst continuing concerns and questions about its impact on people and the environment, Frome Town…

Frome Youth Choir needs your support

Rain, wind, sun and rainbows were all sung about by the children of the Frome…

Famed pop-up beach returns

Frome’s summertime pop up beach returns to The Frome Independent on Sunday 7th August. Visitors…

Ten year-old’s collection on show at museum

METEORITE and a bird’s nest will be among the collected items on show at Frome…

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Sport

Champions crowned at Orchardleigh

Oli Worts is the Champion Golfer at Orchardleigh Golf Club for 2016, following his ‘flawless’ performance in this month’s championship competition. The scratch golfer played two flawless rounds…

Saturday 9th July – WEPL Somerset Frome (296-9) beat Butleigh (222 all out) by 74 runs

Frome managed to get back to winnings ways with a convincing 74 run victory away at Butleigh on Saturday.  Having won the toss and deciding to bowl, Butleigh…

Frome swimmers’ summer success

As summer progresses, Frome Swimming Squads have not let the recent closure of their home pool keep them from achieving podium places. At a recent open meet at…

Saturday 2nd July – WEPL Somerset North Petherton (148-5) beat Frome (145 all out) by 5 wickets

Frome travelled to table-toppers North Petherton looking to build on the positives they gained from the previous week. However, the mistakes and poor performances returned ending in a…

Falcons soar to triumph at Timsbury

Frome Falcons won their opening fixture of the ECB Under 19 Club T20 away at Timsbury Miners, in a highly entertaining encounter. After being put into bat at…

Fundraising

Local woman makes a splash for charity!

A LOCAL woman will be donning her swimming cap on September 3rd to raise money for charities Sue Ryder and Look…

11 year-old Kieran Merrit raises over £500 for Frome Hospital

Eleven year-old Oakfield Academy student Kieran Merritt successfully  completed the 5k part of the Frome Half Marathon in memory of his…

Father and son climb Machu Picchu for charity

Retired Police Sergeant, Graham Moxey, recently completed trekking the Inca Trail in Peru, the most famous trek in South America, raising…

Politics

Think council meetings are boring…Think again!

Frome Town Council is adopting a fresh approach at its meetings and breaking with tradition to encourage better discussions with the public.  A fundamental change will see…

Town council make steps towards becoming first fossil fuel-free town

Frome Town Council is hosting a free event on Thursday 21st July at Frome College to explore opportunities for the town to become one of the first…

Council to buy land for self-build housing

FROME Town Council is set to buy two acres of land for people to start a self-build housing scheme in the town. The council has secured an option…

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

Social Media Workshop for local businesses

A special ‘Discuss & Do’ Social Media Workshop is being hosted by Frome Chamber of Commerce and Frome Town Council at the Cheese & Grain on Tuesday…

Frome’s Active and In Touch awarded the first community grant

One of the first recipients of Bluebird Care Mendip’s community grant was the Active and In Touch group based in Frome.  Active and In Touch Frome is…

Creating a vision for your business

Support for businesses in Frome is on the increase with various initiatives from Frome Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce.  The monthly business breakfast has become…

Clubs & Organisations

Inner Wheel member named district president

A MEMBER of Frome Inner Wheel was recently appointed president of the local district, which includes 25 clubs across Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.  Frome’s Kate Lewis took over…

Probus Club barbecue

Frome and District Probus Club held its annual barbecue in July in the garden of East Woodlands village hall.  John Hedges reports, “Club members were joined by…

New President for Inner Wheel

INNER Wheel Frome’s President for the past year, Yvonne Covill, handed over to the incoming President, Pam Brewster, at a meeting of the club on Tuesday 12th…

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