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Town council urges fire service to think again over local cuts

Frome Town Council has joined the fight against cuts to the town’s fire service. The proposed cuts by  Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, could see Frome’s…

Frome’s town centre is ‘thriving’! Town bucks trend of rise in vacant shops

FROME’S town centre is thriving, bucking the national trend of struggling high streets. According to a recent report from the British Retail Consortium and Springboard survey, empty shops…

First public meeting for Community Land Trust

Frome Area Community Land Trust (FACLT) held their first public and special general meeting on 1st August in a packed Frome Town Hall.  Organisers said, “On a balmy…

This issue

Couple to run 800 miles for Air Ambulance

A FROME couple have pledged to run 800 miles in six months to raise money…

Frome volunteer aims to bring water to poverty-stricken Kenyan village

Frome volunteer, Alun Roberts, is fundraising to build a water borehole system in Kenya for…

Young Superhero to take on Windsor Triathlon

A FROme teenager with cerebral palsy is taking part in a triathlon this weekend. 15-year-old Ettie…

Food Bank requirements

This week at the Fair Frome Food Bank, there are urgent requirements for the following…

Walking Memories mobile app is launched

Black Swan Arts was the focus on Saturday 3rd August for the launch of a…

Volunteers scoop National Cat Awards

A group of volunteers from Frome who set up a scheme to benefit both local…

Concerns over cashless system at leisure centre

A FROME resident says she is concerned over the news that Fusion leisure centre will…

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Sport

Frome Park Bowls news – excellent cup run continues

Frome Park men have been hitting top form in the Turnbull Cup; this competition is the Somerset County Club Knockout Championship.   After their win at Frome Selwood,…

Hat trick for Orchardleigh Ladies Club champion!

ORCHARDLEIGH Golf Club Ladies have sent congratulations to Anne Regler who completed the hat trick, by winning the Orchardleigh Golf Club Ladies’Championship for the third consecutive year.  The…

Unstoppable Frome continue league campaign

Sat. 3rd August. West of England Premier Cricket League – WEPL Somerset 2019 Chard 157 all out Frome 214-9 The unstoppable Frome dismantled league rivals Chard in their…

Unstoppable Frome continue league campaign

Sat. 3rd August. West of England Premier Cricket League – WEPL Somerset 2019  Chard 157 all out Frome 214-9 Robins’ centurion Connor Roberts has confirmed his move to…

Town centurion thanks fans as he leaves Badgers Hill

Robins’ centurion Connor Roberts has confirmed his move to Southern League Premier Central side Banbury United. The defender made over 120 appearances for the club in his four…

Fundraising

Skydiving daredevils raise over £2,000 for African orphanage

FIVE Frome locals have raised over £2,000 for charity by jumping out of a plane. The group took part in the…

Sister walks in memory of ‘hero’ brother

A SISTER of Benjamin Millard, a Frome local who died earlier this year from bowel cancer will be taking part in…

A hero’s welcome home for fundraising walker

FAMILY in Frome welcomed home Michael Burcombe after he spent 53 days walking 550 miles along the length of the Pyrenees, raising…

Health

Two new GPs join Frome Medical Practice

The Frome Medical Practice has announced the appointment of two new GPs joining them at the Enos Way surgery.  Dr Neha Bhagi undertook her medical training at…

‘Patients’ Champion’ appointed at practice

The Frome Medical Practice has appointed Helen Chamberlain to the new post of patients’ services manager at the Enos Way-based GP surgery.  The appointment follows extensive patient…

Add a splash of colour to our streets

A PEER support group for sufferers of Meniere’s, a vestibular (inner ear) disorders causing dizziness and imbalance, will be held at Frome Medical Practice on Monday 2nd…

Education

Citizenship awards

Two Oakfield Academy pupils have been awarded a Citizenship Award for the kindness and compassion they showed a fellow pupil who was in an unpleasant situation in…

Selwood athletes are champions of Somerset

AN athletics team from Year 6 of Selwood Academy in Frome, qualified to represent Mendip schools at the Somerset Schools Summer Games, held at Millfield Senior School…

Selwood says farewell

Selwood Academy said goodbye  to two of their  longest serving members of staff last month, saying it was “with great sadness.” The academy said, “Jane Yoell (pictured…

Business

Homeware, furniture, curiosities and more at new interior design store

A NEW independent shop, Baxter, has opened its doors on Cork Street – offering a selection of old and new homewares, furniture, curiosities, ceramics and art. Baxter is owned…

All change at Frome IT support company

FROME’S award-winning IT support company has a new-look and a new name, ‘geekingITsimple’. Formerly known as Frometech, ‘geekingITsimple’ has also made some changes behind the scenes –…

Get ready to have your taste buds tantalised as a new chocolate shop comes to Frome!

At just 21 Emily Powell  is the inspiration and driving force behind a new and exciting chocolate emporium, which is opening in Frome.  Emily’s love of all…

Clubs & Organisations

Active and In Touch says goodbye to charity leader

FROME charity, Active and In Touch, has said goodbye to Lucia Chadwick, who has been running the charity for seven years.  Di Roberts, assistant co-ordinator for the…

Table Tennis Club expands to Sundays

The brand new ‘Frome Town Table Tennis Club’ is up and running and is proving to be quite a success with its new members.  The club organisers,…

Film Club’s New Season Starts Soon

Frome Film Club will launch their new season, to run from this September to next July, with a programme featuring 10 of the best, highly acclaimed but…

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