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‘Walk for Joe’ Parents fundraise for Tommy’s in memory of baby son

A COUPLE from Frome will be walking 100 miles from Looe to Land’s End next month to raise money for Tommy’s in memory of their son, Joe, who died…

Mayor’s Charity Bash raises £1,200 for Active and In Touch

Frome Town Hall hosted a very special party to raise funds for local charity Active and In Touch earlier this week. The Mayor of Frome, Toby Eliot, wanted…

Frome elects first Green Party county councillors as Tories hold on to Council

HISTORY has been made in Frome as the Green Party won two seats on Somerset County Council in the local council elections last week. But the Conservatives retained…

Fair Housing campaign gets under way

Fair Housing for Frome (FHfF) has launched its one–year campaign to raise awareness of and find solutions to the housing crisis in Frome with a lively public meeting…

This issue

Don’t forget to put Frome Cheese Show on your calendar

If you haven’t already got the 9th September marked on your calendar as Frome’s must…

Food Bank opens collection point at Oakfield Academy

Frome is seeing increased demand at the food bank, which struggles to keep supplies topped…

Carnival Fun Day and Dog Show

Frome Carnival Committee are preparing for their annual Fun Day, which will take place in…

Frome welcomes refugees

Frome Syrian Refugee Support Group would like people in the town to know that three…

Lions Club supports Project Refresh

The Lions Club of Frome are pleased to have been able to support a new…

Cancer has a life-changing impact on all those affected, says new WHY report

We Hear You has launched a new report which throws light on to the psychological…

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Sport

Somerset County Cup win for Frome College Girls

Frome College U16 football team has won the Somerset County Cup Championship for the fourth year in a row! The team beat Worle School by 5-0 at Wincanton…

Frome 1st XI – 173-6. Cheddar 1st XI- 170-8. Frome 1st XI won by 4 wickets.

Reece Croker and Charlie Smith both took 3 wickets and the pair put on an unbeaten 88 partnership for the 7th wicket to guide Frome to victory after…

Join the South Parade Club summer skittles league

SOUTH Parade Club summer skittles league is looking for new members. If you are interested in finding out more about skittles and would perhaps like to meet the people…

A busy month for Frome runners

Famous for being the home of one of the world’s largest music festivals and the site of the ancient and mysterious Isle of Avalon, the town of Glastonbury…

Frome club runners take on the London Marathon

It’s been a busy few weeks for Frome Running Club with members taking part in events across the country, including this year’s London Marathon. Sunday 23th April heralded…

Fundraising

Almost 100 prizes already won in the Shape Mendip Lottery

Since the Shape Mendip Lottery’s first draw on Saturday 25 March, there have already been 97 winners with two lucky players…

Frome Lions Sponsored Swim raises £4,000 for local charities

FROME Lions have presented a cheque for £2,000 to local charity, Time is Precious which was raised from the club’s annual…

Lions charity golf day

The Lions club of Frome held their annual charity golf day last Friday at Orchardleigh Golf Club and this year’s chosen…

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

New head takes over at Frome College

The newly-appointed principal of Frome College, Emma Reynolds, will take over the role from September. She takes over from Gavin Ball, who has been at Frome College…

School visit by British Transport Police

British Transport Police, based at Bath Spa Railway Station, were welcome visitors for a captivated audience of Years 7 and 8 at Oakfield Academy recently. PCSO James…

Selwood Academy gymnasts win schools county final

YOUNG gymnasts from Selwood Academy won the School Games County Gymnastics Finals recently. Hattie also came second in the individual category. The team consisted of Isabella, Isabel,…

Business

Frome Business Breakfast Tourism – Attracting Visitors to Frome

Frome Business Breakfast will be joined by Visit Somerset’s John Turner who will outline a new tourism campaign in Somerset at the Cheese & Grain on Tuesday…

Boom time for UK tourism is good news for Frome

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows that more overseas visitors came to the UK last year than ever before, and Frome-based holiday lettings…

Spring pop-up shop at Rook Chapel

A SPRING pop-up shop of luxe jewels, textiles, homeware, accessories, art, natural cosmetics and clothing will take place at Rook Chapel from Thursday 11th May – Saturday 13th…

Clubs & Organisations

Could you be a Cats Protection volunteer?

Frome and District Cats Protection is looking for more volunteers to help at events. Pam Coward, co-ordinator at the charity said, “So often more than one event…

Fair Frome launches new Furniture Bank

Local charity Fair Frome, which runs the Food Bank and other projects designed to provide practical help and support to people in acute need in the town,…

Daytime drumming sessions for adults

Drum It Up (a Frome-run not-for-profit organisation) is offering a term time-only weekly daytime drumming session in Frome. The aim is to learn some African poly rhythms…

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