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Local MP under fire for vote against free school meals

LOCAL MP David Warburton has been criticised for voting against the Labour motion to offer free school meals during holidays until Easter 2021.  Last week, MPs rejected the motion to…

Spot the badger event across Frome this week

USUALLY notoriously shy, the much-loved badger has been treating Frome residents to unexpected appearances across the town centre.  Organisers say, “Frome’s first ever Badger Spot has been designed…

Launch of new Working Memories website

Home in Frome, the popular community history group, records and celebrates the changing life of Frome. Members and friends have completed the mammoth task of turning their best-selling…

Village pub to become community hub

LEIGH On Mendip pub, The Bell Inn, has new owners behind the bar – and they have big plans for its future! Emma and John Hitchins took over…

Somerset schoolchildren set to help fight flu

SOMERSET County Council is urging all parents and carers of school aged children to return their flu consent form and help children become ‘flu fighters’ this winter. The…

Gallivanting Goblins of Frome!

At the end of the 19th Century, in the small Somerset town of Frome, a young girl called Flora hopes to brighten her family’s spirits with some flowers…

Rocktopus reach out to fans with new online show

AT  a time when live music experiences are virtually impossible to come by, Rocktopus, Frome’s  family friendly rock band, have found a way to reach out and engage…

Grants to reduce loneliness at Christmas

Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) would like to support community groups that can help to reduce loneliness and spread Christmas cheer through food and festive activities.  They report, “Christmas…

This issue

Frome will still shine bright this Christmas

CHRISTMAS  in Frome is very much going ahead. That’s the message from Frome Town Council…

Fair Frome steps up for Free School Meals – as MP defends voting against the scheme

Local charity, Fair Frome, which runs the Food Bank and other projects, have stepped up…

Charities’ alternative Christmas plan for lonely people

FROME’S Big Christmas Get Together event, which will be unable to go ahead this year…

Spending plans begin for Frome arts venues who received over £235,000 government funding

THREE Frome venues, who  have received grants totalling £238,246 from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture…

We Hear You hosts silent auction this November

CANCER counselling charity We Hear You (WHY) is hosting a silent auction at the start…

School’s friendship bench in memory of Lauren

HAYESDOWN First School recently welcomed the parents of Lauren Mead, a former pupil of the…

Memorial bench honours student’s life

The family of Lauren Mead joined Frome College staff in paying  tribute to her, a…

Poppy Appeal needs help

THIS year’s Frome Poppy Appeal is set to go ahead, with changes put in place…

Stay home and pay your respects Online Remembrance Sunday service will replace parade

This November 8th marks Remembrance Sunday and this year will be unlike any we have…

Westway Cinema determined to stay open as film industry struggles

FROME’S Westway Cinema is determined to stay open with a “fresh” and “exciting” line-up of films to…

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Volunteering and helping out

Volunteers needed for Safer School Streets project

SUSTAINABLE Frome are looking for volunteers for the Safer School Streets project.      The group report, “We still need more volunteers for a very easy doorknocking job…

Coronavirus Appeal raises £1million for communities

THE Somerset Coronavirus Appeal, launched by local charity Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) in late March 2020, has grown to over £1million thanks to generous contributions from local…

Saving lives with 3D printers – can you help?

HUNDREDS of safety masks and other vital items of protective equipment are being produced for local NHS staff and care workers by a small group of local…

Things to do

Fundraising gig at the Merlin

FROME-based professional singer, song writer and multi-instrumentalist  Kate Lissauer is honoured and excited to announce that her first live gig for five months will take place as…

Opportunity to do your own research at Frome Museum

THE trustees of Frome Heritage Museum have made the decision to keep the building in North Parade closed to the general public until the autumn,  however they…

Longleat Virtual Safari Attracts Record Online Audience

A virtual tour around Longleat Safari Park has been viewed by more than half-a-million people in just three days. The 30-minute tour, narrated by Kate Humble, went…

Staying well

Alzheimer’s Society offers tips for people with dementia and the general public during coronavirus pandemic

Five ways to support people affected by dementia from your own home Coronavirus is posing a significant risk for people affected by dementia and many are cut…

Hand sanitiser or soap: making an informed choice for COVID-19

GOOD hygiene and physical distancing are the best ways to protect yourself and everyone around you from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) according to the World Health Organization. The virus…

Top tips for looking after your mental health at home

CURRENTLY the vast majority of the county is staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19) with only essential workers permitted to travel to their work base. Staying…

Fundraising

Volunteer trustee/ finance officer needed for Fair Frome

Fair Frome – a growing and dynamic charity which is well known and respected in the local community for its work – is now looking for a…

Living below the poverty line for Palestine

Frome Friends of Palestine’s Mick Randall successfully finished his task of living for one week on less than £2 a day to raise money for Medical Aid…

Living below the poverty line for Palestine

Frome Friends of Palestine’s Mick Randall  is following a challenge to spend a week living on less than £2 a day, to raise funds for Gaza through…

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