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Make your voice heard in local council elections

Somerset County Council is asking residents to “use the fourth” and to make sure they cast their vote in the local elections on Thursday 4th May. With just…

Sustainable Frome celebrates 10 years of working towards a greener future for Frome

LOCAL community group, Sustainable Frome, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month and will be marking the occasion with a special event at Frome Town Hall. Sustainable Frome is…

GP surgery closed for good as NHS says it’s better for patients

THE sudden closure of a Frome doctors’ surgery has been rubber stamped by the NHS six months after it closed in September and despite strong local opposition. Locks Hill…

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Use the bus, or lose the bus!

Frome residents and the surrounding villages are being encouraged to make use of a ‘lifeline’…

New electric car charging points at Town Hall and Football Club

Frome Town Council, in association with the charity Zero Carbon World, has installed two wall-mounted…

Bin reminder for May’s bank holidays

Two bank holidays in May mean changes to collections for every home in Somerset. The…

Frome Festival receives EU award

The Frome Festival has been awarded membership of the prestigious  European Festivals Association. The EFA…

Town vote overwhelmingly for new facilities in Victoria Park

Over 1,000 Frome residents voted in the Town Council’s vote on the public toilets in…

Elections

Thursday 4th May; polling 7am-10pm We asked each candidate for 150 words; this is what…

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Sport

Biggleswade Town 4-1 Frome Town – Evo-Stik Southern Premier, Sat 22nd April

After Frome had clawed their way back into the game thanks Jake Jackson’s 21st goal of the season, three goals in the last twelve minutes from Biggleswade gave…

Badminton: Frome Juniors Success At Mid-Wilts Junior Badminton League

Players from the Frome Junior Badminton Club had cause to celebrate the end of the Mid-Wilts Junior Badminton League season for 2016-2017 by achieving the double in the…

Frome Park news

Frome Park had some early season success with a home win for the men in their first friendly game of the summer against Knowle on Saturday.  Both teams…

Frome Ladies Hockey Club match reports

Frome 1st  4 – 3 Marlborough 2nds   Frome 1st travelled away to Marlborough a team situated just below them in the league.  The away disadvantage did not seem to…

Chester House snooker competition

AT the latest Chester House snooker competition, Lee Mullins defeated Lee Gibbs. Derek White said, “The evening was again well supported and the usual Round Robin league format…

Fundraising

Sky dive raises £1,000 for local cancer charity

The deputy manager at Gracewell of Frome, Liliana Santos Sobreira, raised over £450 for local cancer charity We Hear You (WHY),…

Friends take on coast to coast trek for charity

TWO friends from Frome will attempt to trek 120 miles in three days to raise money for local charity, We Hear…

Mad March raises £22,000 for We Hear You

The annual month of fundraising known as Mad March, which is organised by local charity We Hear You, has come to…

Health

How much do you know about bowel cancer?

DURING Bowel Cancer Awareness month, make sure you get your questions about bowel cancer answered, say Macmillan Cancer Support. Their free, cancer advice and support is coming…

Campaign launched to end loneliness in Mendip

Key public service providers operating in Mendip have joined forces to tackle the problem of loneliness. Mendip District Council is working alongside a number of leading local…

Have your say on health plans for Somerset

BECKINGTON Family Practice is urging local people to be more involved in the discussion of Somerset’s Sustainability Plan (STP). An STP is a five-year plan for the…

Education

Academy students find out about Frome Army Cadet Force

Year 8  pupils at Oakfield Academy welcomed representatives from the Army Cadets Force who gave a very interesting information talk and activity session.  Pupils were able to…

Sell-out performance by Oakfield students

A sell-out audience was treated to a fantastic evening of music and poetry performed by talented pupils from all year groups in Oakfield Academy’s  Blues and Beyond…

Oakfield students head for Foreign Languages Spelling Bee finals

YEAR 7 pupils from Oakfield Academy are celebrating success after winning the Foreign Language Spelling Bee. The aim of the Spelling Bee is for Year Seven students…

Business

A busy time for Hunting Raven books

IT’S been a busy few months for the new owner of Hunting Raven Books, Frome’s popular independent book shop. Wayne Winstone, of Winstone Books who also runs…

Gold award for Forest Marble Estate Agents

FROME Estate Agent, Forest Marble, is celebrating success after the firm won gold at the British Property Awards earlier this month. Husband and wife, Will and Daisy…

Frome Business Breakfast: Meet the Media and Raise your PR Profile

The Frome Business Breakfast will offer the opportunity for businesses and organisations to meet with members of the local press on Tuesday 2nd May, and find out…

Clubs & Organisations

Chance to cut your fuel bill

Another round of the popular Collective Energy Switching scheme is set to take place in Mendip, with some previous participants saving hundreds of pounds by switching their…

‘Good Neighbours’ Volunteers Needed

Residents in Frome are being urged to give a few hours of their time to help provide companionship and practical help to isolated older people in the…

Urgently needed by Fair Frome Food Bank

Fair Frome Food Bank’s current urgent requirements are; coffee and tea, squash and juice, tinned snacks – e.g. beans and sausages, spaghetti bolognese, pasta and rice snacks,…

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