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‘We don’t want them!’ Alternative site for ‘container’ workspace sparks more controversy

MENDIP District Council’s controversial plan for an office block made from steel shipping containers in the centre of Frome is still attracting strong objections, despite a proposal for…

GP appointments made easy

THE Frome Medical Practice has announced changes to its appointment system and Walk-In clinic, with a new system coming into effect on the 15th November. The aim is…

Building Homes that Frome Needs

IS Frome getting the types of new home built that local people really need? And if not, what can we do about it? These are the questions behind…

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Boyle Cross project-local businesses have concerns

A PETITION has been submitted to Frome Town Council asking for a clear breakdown of…

Food Bank requirements this week

URGENT requirements this week at Fair Frome’s Food Bank are; jars of sauce for rice,…

Fair Frome Winter Fuel Allowance Appeal

CHAIRMAN of the trustees of Fair Frome, Bob  Ashford, is donating his winter fuel allowance…

Fair Frome calls for a review of Universal Credit

LOCAL charity Fair Frome have appealed to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions…

Carnival window competition winners 2017

POSTSCRIPT has been crowned as the winner of this year’s Carnival Window Competition – for…

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Sport

Runner-up finish at SuperHuman Elite event

A MEMBER of Frome’s CrossFit UVA and Affinity Wellbeing achieved success at the latest national Superhuman Event ‘Elite’ was held at Fort Ashton Crossfit gym in Bristol recently.…

Family share successes in competitive cycling

FROME College siblings, Morgan Curle in Year 12, and his sister Laura in Year 9, have both been carving out success in their cycling careers. Laura was selected…

Frome Ladies Hockey Club

STILL waiting for their new home pitch to be laid. Frome ladies travelled away again to play their league matches.  The 3s had an early start away to…

Frome runners harvest great results in autumn races

BRISTOL Half Marathon, an annual  13.1-mile course that takes runners under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and offers spectacular views along the Avon Gorge and Bristol harbour side,…

Tuesday 3rd October BigFreeBet Cup Paulton Rovers 1 Frome Town 2

In a flurry of goals around the hour mark, with Joe Raynes and Marcus Mapstone scoring for Frome and David Sims pulling one back for Paulton, Frome moved…

Fundraising

The Wig Sanctuary presents over £7,000 to Dorothy House Hospice

The Wig Sanctuary presents over £7,000 to Dorothy House Hospice

FROME business The Wig Sanctuary has presented a cheque for £7,405.42 to Dorothy House Hospice. The cash was raised by Cassie…

SOS Frome come to the rescue of walkers on the ‘dangerous’ A362

SOS (Save Open Spaces) Frome have recently installed two kissing gates within Whatcombe Fields, giving walkers safety from the A362. In…

Local care team support World Alzheimer’s Day

TEAM members from local specialist dementia care provider, Frome Nursing Home, have been spearheading fundraising for World Alzheimer’s Day. Nearly 50…

Health

Mental health information now available on Town Council website

FROME Town Council has launched a new page on its website, listing what mental health support is available for young people in Frome. This coincides with World…

Frome Hospital Community Forum

COME along and have your say about your local hospital on Monday 16th October, between 6pm and 8pm at the Moxon Suite, Frome Community Hospital. Drop in…

Hearing Support Cafe launches

FROME has its first successful Hearing Support Cafe which aims to bring people living with hearing problems together for advice, information and fellowship. Health Connections Mendip, the…

Education

College students help with conservation project in Honduras

A GROUP of sixth form geography students and members of staff at Frome College experienced a trip to Central America in the summer. Year 13 student Imy…

Safer school trips for teachers and pupils

CHILDREN and teachers at a Frome school have had no problem being seen since they returned to school in September – thanks to a helping hand from…

Oakfield is in the money!

OAKFIELD Academy’s Ted Lewis-Clark, aged 11 has received his prize of a cheque for £1,000 for his winning entry in the national Royal Mail Christmas stamp design…

Business

The First Mendip Visitor Economy Conference to be held at the Cheese and Grain

THE Cheese and Grain will host the first ever Mendip Visitor Economy Conference on Friday 6th October at 9.30am. Visit Somerset is working in partnership with Discover…

Highly Commended in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017

A J Reynolds Car and Truck Services from Frome, has been highly commended at the SW regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017. A J Reynolds…

Great Holiday ideas from frome travel company

WITH this year’s summer holiday becoming a distant memory, the launch of the new Lesmon Travel 2018 holiday brochure couldn’t have come at a better time. Whether…

Clubs & Organisations

A Special Service to remember loved ones

HOLY Trinity Church, Frome, is holding its annual service on Sunday 29th October at 3.00pm for people to remember and give thanks for those they have loved…

‘Fight Like a Girl’ free sports for women under 25

A NEW sports project, ‘Fight like a girl’ begins in Frome this week.  Aimed at young women under 25 the sessions are free and are being delivered…

Children’s Festival Christmas party searching for sponsors

FROME Children’s Festival is looking for sponsors. The festival offers free or lo-cost good quality events and activities to children which are accessible to all, and their…

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