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New year honour for Memorial Theatre stalwart

FROME community stalwart Humphrey Barnes has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Humphrey, chair of the Trustees of the Frome Memorial…

Boyle Cross scheme given the go-ahead by Government Inspector

Frome Town Council has got the green light for improvements to the town centre around the Boyle Cross monument after a Government inspector backed its plans. The council…

Frome schools could be £246,000 worse off in 2019, says teachers’ union

SCHOOLS in Frome could be nearly a quarter of a million pounds worse off in 2019 and one local head teacher has said the quality of education across…

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College photographers impress in Rotary photo competition

Frome College had a record number of 25 students enter this year’s Rotary Young Photographer…

Lottery raises over £5,000 in 2016

The Frome Community Lottery has had another successful year raising money for local groups and…

Selwood is county tennis club of the year

Selwood is county tennis club of the year

FROME Selwood Tennis Club has been crowned Somerset’s ‘Club of the Year 2016’ for its new…

Pet photo competition winners announced

The winners have been announced in Frome’s first pet photo competition organised by Bath Cats…

Friends of Frome Hospital install final defibrillator

An important black hole in the network of the Frome Community Defibrillators Scheme has now…

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Sport

Frome Town 1-1 Basingstoke Town – Evo-Stik Southern Premier, Mon. 26th Dec

Another excellent performance from a severely depleted Frome Town side saw them come back from a 1-0 deficit to snatch a point with a goal from Mike Bryant…

Frome Town 3-2 Cirencester Town 2 – Evo-Stik Southern Premier, Weds 21st Dec

After a first half when they breezed into a 3-1 lead thanks to goals from Mike Bryant and Dean Griffiths, Frome were pinned back in the second half…

‘Tis the season for PBs for Frome Running Club

Sunday 4th December was a bright, yet chilly morning across the west country. The low temperatures did nothing to deter runners, especially fans of the perennially popular Bromham…

Weymouth 2-1 Frome Town – Evo-Stik Southern Premier, Tues 22nd Nov

In a game similar to the encounter early in the season at Frome, this was a rip-roaring, no holds barred encounter that saw Weymouth take an early lead.…

Truro City 6-1 Frome Town – FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round, Sat. 26th Nov

Despite looking comfortable and matching their opponents during the first twenty five minutes, a penalty and a goal three minutes later set up a platform that National League…

Fundraising

St. John the Baptist Church receives £10,000 lottery fund

St. John the Baptist Church in Frome has been awarded £10,000 from National Lottery funding. The church will use the funding…

Rotary Club donates over £2,400 to charity

The Rotary Club of Frome celebrated its 24th annual occasion and raised £2,491 for CLIC Sargent, the leading cancer charity for…

Charity celebrates 7,400 donation in shop’s first year

Fundraisers are celebrating the ‘amazing’ success of a Frome charity shop which has received thousands of bags of donations. Barnardo’s opened…

Health

Counselling service looks ahead after new project success

Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy launched the Youth Space project offering free counselling to young people in Frome aged 15–18, in September 2015. The project has been successful…

‘Stay Well This Winter’ urges MP

David Warburton MP for Somerton and Frome is supporting the Stay Well This Winter campaign being run by Public Health England and NHS England. The campaign aims…

GP grows ‘mo’ in men’s health campaign

A FROME GP has grown a moustache for ‘Movember’ to help raise awareness about men’s health. Tom Cahill, a doctor at Frome Medical Practice, grew his ‘mo’ as part…

Education

Oakfield good citizens!

Police Community Support Officer, Gary Maule, popped into Oakfield Academy on the last day of term to present the Citizenship Awards to Mackenzie Pearce and Scott Lonie.…

College choir praised for ‘outstanding’ show at Wells

Frome College Choir took part in the Somerset Music Christmas Celebration Concert at Wells Cathedral last month. Lesson supervisor at the school, Nick Waterhouse said, “This event…

College concert a festive end to busy term

A large crowd at St John’s Church listened to Frome College students and staff present an outstanding seasonal musical celebration on Monday 12th December.  The musical talent…

Business

Support for fair frome

IT was a bumper Christmas for Fair Frome who would like to extend huge thanks to Frome for its ‘overwhelming generosity’ to local people in need. “The…

Successful year for thriving independent market

THE Frome Independent has had another thriving year in the town; here the organisers reflect on some of 2016’s biggest successes. Market director, Tabitha Clayson reports, “It’s been…

Artist to exhibit at pop-up shop

Professional full-time artist, Guy Watts, who has been based in Frome for over 13 years, will be exhibiting his pen and ink work in town. Guy will…

Clubs & Organisations

Orchardleigh Golf Club Ladies celebrate end of season

Orchardleigh Golf Club Ladies Section held their annual Christmas lunch on Tuesday 13th December at the clubhouse attended by around 40 members and guests.  The ladies started…

Frome outdoors – time to get off the sofa!

Doing active work outdoors is great for health, wellbeing and friendship, while at the same time improves open spaces for people, landscape and nature. There are several…

Spinal movement workshop

PURE Moves of Frome will be holding a special movement workshop  in January, based around mobilising the spine. The workshop will be on Sunday 22nd January from 2pm…

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