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Saxonvale redevelopment a step closer as councils agree £1m deal

Frome Town Council has exchanged contract with Mendip District Council on the sale of their land adjacent to the Saxonvale site and is now looking to complete in…

It’s official! Frome Times is one of Somerset’s biggest newspapers

Frome Times is officially one of Somerset’s biggest circulating newspapers! Our 13,800 circulation  puts Frome Times in the top three of all the newspapers in the county.  Frome…

Frome leads the way with carbon neutral initiatives

Frome Town Council is pressing ahead with its plan  to make Frome a carbon neutral town by 2030. The council declared a ‘climate emergency’ in December last year,…

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,…

This issue

Not in it for the money – how local people have been helped

In a rural area like ours transport is often vital to enable people to go…

Frome’s Litter Warriors declare war on rubbish

After the success of their first litter pick in Stonebridge, Frome’s litter warriors have been…

Frome joins international schools strike for climate

Students and supporters from the full range of Frome’s schools joined the international schools strike…

Celebrate Frome at Annual Town Meeting

Everyone is welcome at Frome’s Annual Town Meeting at 7pm on 3 April at Frome…

Frome Community Grants Round Open

Are you a community group or organisation looking for funding for a particular project?  Frome…

The People’s Budget Events 2019 – results are in!

LOCAL groups and organisations have vied for a portion of the People’s Budget Events 2019,…

International Women’s Day Celebration a Success

The Cheese and Grain in Frome hosted its inaugural International Women’s Day event on Saturday…

Spring Gardening Feature 2019

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Sport

Frome RFC player gets county call up

Frome RFC and Walcats Rugby player, Summer Vowells, was recently selected to represent Somerset U15s at Downside. She was presented with her shirt by Bristol Bears and England…

Frome Cricket Club Pre-season and youth signing on

With an exciting summer on the horizon, Frome Cricket Club is stepping up preparations for a league title challenge in 2019 with a tough pre-season.  An extensive set…

Frome Stars’ decisive win over Corsham

Stars started the game well determined to get an early lead.  Amelia Pratten and Kate Smith worked the ball round well and with great vision found the shooters,…

Dimmock Green KO Cup Winners

Frome Collegians have won the Dimmock Green KO Cup after beating Pilton United 1-0 in a hard fought game at Shepton Mallet FC on Friday night. Collegians retained…

Arrive in style to rugby’s big ‘clash’

Bath Rugby has organised executive coach travel on Saturday 6th April to watch the big ‘clash’ as Bath Rugby take on Bristol Bears at Twickenham Stadium.  The coach…

Fundraising

Brave Man will Skydive for Children and Families of Frome

Purple Elephant Productions, the people behind the Children’s Festival and Toy Library, are very excited that one of their loyal volunteers…

McColl’s Frome run for MS charity

Bronwen Jenkins-Sims and Anita Townsend, who both work in McColls in Badcox, have watched one of their regular customers, Kate Snook,…

Frome artist raises £2k to help local youth with mental health problems

After her own traumas, Frome artist Stina Falle, has raised thousands for mental health charity, Mind in Somerset. At 15 Stina…

Health

Do you need a hand? A new concept of care provided by two local independent professionals.

Therapeutic Holistic Care  provides high-quality support or respite to families and non-professional carers looking for reliable and trustworthy hands to look after their loved ones. Holistic Care was…

Mental Health Practitioners Join Town’s GP Surgery

The Frome Medical Practice is now one of the very few GP surgeries in the country that is able to offer direct access within the practice to…

Opening times for the Minor Injuries Unit

FROME Community Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit is open seven-days a week, 8am until 8.30pm. The hospital says, “At any time if you think your condition is life threatening…

Education

Shelter Box visit Geographers

Year 12 Geography students at Frome College were treated to an inspirational talk from Hugh Deed and Liz Odell, from ShelterBox on Wednesday 13 March. Students heard…

Springmead School Achievement

Springmead school has been celebrating its nursery nurse’s success this week.  “Johanna Robinson was one of our very first pupils at Springmead in 2002,” explained the school.…

School walks miles in the footsteps of African schoolchildren

 Beckington Church of England First School and Frome fundraiser Lainey Sweeney from ChallengeAid have collaborated to link Beckington School with ChallengeAid’s Schools of Hope in Kenya.  Earlier…

Business

Hair stylist offers one-to-one personal service

If you’re looking for a relaxing salon experience without the hustle and bustle, constant background chatter and drone of the driers then Christelle Roux Hair is the…

Conference to explore apprenticeship benefits to local businesses

Following the success of last year’s event, Frome Town Council will be hosting an ‘Apprenticeship and Traineeship Conference’ on Wednesday 3rd April at Frome Town Hall.  Frome…

Online support for local businesses

A LOCAL business owner has created an online group for business owners in the Mendip area to help them share information and offer support to others.  The group has…

Clubs & Organisations

Frome Missing Links AGM

Be inspired to get out into nature with a talk on bike-packing by local author and cycling journalist Laurence McJannet, which will be part of the annual…

Could you help Active and In Touch to combat loneliness?

Active and In Touch Frome, which works to combat loneliness and isolation in the community, is seeking applications from individuals interested in joining their Board of Trustees…

“Somerset Sisters” raise hundreds of pounds for vulnerable young people.

The team behind The Frome Independent have been overwhelmed by sales of their “Somerset Sister” T-shirts, which have now generated hundreds of pounds to support vulnerable young…

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