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Frome students and teachers join protest in London

  Frome students and teachers gave up a day of half-term to travel to London to demand that The Department of Education prioritise the ecological and climate crisis…

Local woman makes a splash for charity

LOCAL woman, Helen Yates, will be taking part in a ‘swimathon’ later this month to raise money for charity. Helen will be raising money for Cancer Research UK and terminal…

Rodden Road Post Office now open

A new Post Office opened last Friday at McColls Retail Group, 34 Rodden Road, Frome, BA11 2AE. This replaces Fromfield Post Office at 18 Fromefield, Frome, BA11 2HE,…

Concern over Frome Maternity Unit not being staffed at night

The Friends of Frome Hospital say they are concerned that Frome Maternity Unit is no longer staffed overnight. The Frome unit comes under the management of Royal United…

Frome continues its war on plastic

FROME Town Council continues to lead a war against single use plastic with its own website offering advice on living plastic-free in the town. The website covers a…

First International Women’s Day Conference at the Cheese & Grain

The first Frome International Women’s Day Conference at the Cheese & Grain will be on Saturday 9th March.  This special Women’s Day event supporting and empowering the women…

This issue

South-west finalists second year running

Hunting Raven has once again made the regional shortlist for the prestigious Independent Bookshop of…

Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds Frome, whose volunteer team have been putting on secret, intimate gigs for 14…

Fair Frome to launch new Community Meals project

Local charity Fair Frome which already runs the local Food Bank, the Furniture Bank, Community…

Controversial town centre shipping containers plan on hold

MENDIP District Council’s controversial plan to build an office block made from steel shipping containers in…

No time for questions in Frome

THE BBC’s Question Time has postponed its planned appearance at the Merlin Theatre. The BBC’s flagship…

Impressive turnout for 200th birthday of John Webb Singer to launch project celebrating his life and work

Rook Lane Arts Trust were delighted when more than 100 people joined in their bicentenary…

Record your life story

A LOCAL author is offering a personal book writing service for local people who have…

Spring Gardening Feature 2019

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Sport

Third win in latest Chester House snooker tournament

SNOOKER player Steve Clarkson won for the third time, despite having to refix the tip on his cue during his first game. He defeated the previous event winner…

Clean sheet for Frome against league rivals

The Frome RFC 1st welcomed Somerset rivals Yeovil RFC 1st to Gypsy Lane, expecting a tough battle against the side sitting third in the league, just behind the…

Frome Netball – narrow win Stars 38 Chippenham 2nds 31

Stars travelled to Devizes on a wet evening to face Chippenham 2.  Missing their Captain Sophie Cox, Amelia Pratten stepped into the Centre position. Stars, who are sponsored…

Frome maintain good form against Dorchester

Sat. 2nd March. Dorchester 17 Frome 21 The Frome RFC 1st travelled to the Dorset County Town determined to maintain their good form and hold onto the 2nd…

First Indoor Cricket Season

Frome Cricket Club have just finished their first successful season in the indoor cricket league.  Captained by Jonathan Dredge, they finished in third position. Their final game of…

Fundraising

Oakfield’s Lunchtime Ladies Brave the Shave

A huge audience crowded into Oakfield Academy’s Hall after school on Friday 1st March to support lunchtime supervisors, Sue Webb and…

One night can make a lifetime of difference!

The local YMCA is calling on its community to come together for one night as part of the national YMCA Sleep Easy…

£1,000 Rotary cheque for Active and In Touch

A cheque of £1,000 was presented to Lucia Chadwick with other volunteers of Active and In Touch.  Frome Rotary president, Norman…

Health

Frome Atrial Fibrillation Patient Support Group

A support group for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is meeting on 25th March at 1.30pm Arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders) affect over two million people in the…

Somerset Roadshow on health and social care issues

Staff and volunteers from the county’s independent health and care champion will be taking to the roads of Somerset in March to find out what people think…

Long service awards at GP surgery

A local GP practice has awarded nine current partners or members of staff with Long Service Awards.  The awards were given by the Frome Medical Practice to…

Education

College gives audiences the ‘razzle dazzle’!

FROME College students wowed audiences with their performance of ‘Chicago’ the musical at the Merlin Theatre. Performances took place from Thursday, 28th February, to Saturday 2nd March.…

Steiner Academy faces possible closure or takeover but has ‘robust plan’ for improvements

STEINER Academy Frome has received a termination notice by the Government after being rated as ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted. The school faces possible closure or takeover after the Department…

New all-weather community football pitch opened at Selwood Academy

Football is coming home to Frome as the long-awaited new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) at the Selwood Academy in Frome is now complete and…

Business

IT support company now offering mobile phone repairs

Frometech, based in Vallis Way, Frome, are now offering mobile phone repairs to the general public.   Jamie Seviour, founder of Frometech said, “We have been helping…

Exciting Line up for this year’s Business Breakfasts

Frome’s Business Breakfast programme for 2019 is now available and will feature a wide range of topics to support local businesses.  The breakfasts will now be held…

More groups and businesses help Frome Refresh

Frome Refresh continues to go from strength to strength.   This grass roots initiative that provides toiletries and sanitary products to disadvantaged youngsters in local Frome schools…

Clubs & Organisations

Refresh-ing donation

Frome Rotary Club president, Norman Elmer, recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to Lesley Hooper from Frome Refresh. This is a Frome community based project to help…

Interested in driverless cars? Now you can build (and race) your own!

DIY Robocars UK – a new group in Frome – is running its Summer Bash at the Welshmill Pump Track as part of the Frome Festival, following…

Frome Youth Choir is feelin’ groovy!

With just a few weeks to go until their annual free spring concert, the young singers in Frome Youth Choir are busy learning lots of new songs,…

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