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Frome For All welcomes Market Place options

THE Frome For All Town Centre Campaign has welcomed the feasibility study that is being undertaken by Landscape Projects Limited into making the Market Place and wider town centre area more pedestrian friendly. 

Frome For All is founded on five key priorities which include “Improved traffic management within Frome and a more pedestrian friendly town centre.”

A year ago the group called for a range of options to be drawn up for the Market Place and town centre for public consultation and is pleased to see that this is now happening.

Nick White who is part of the Frome For All co-ordinating team said, “Improved traffic management and a more pedestrian friendly town centre has always been one of Frome For All’s key priorities. At the moment the Market Place better meets the needs of those driving through to shop elsewhere than those trying to do their shopping in the town centre.

“It is crucial that the Market Place better meets the needs of the whole community including those with disabilities, older people and parents with young children. These are amongst the groups that find the current situation particularly difficult or dangerous. Frome For All wants a town centre that better meets the needs of all and the concerns of these groups and others need to be addressed.”

Fellow Frome For All campaigner Michael Rhodes said, “It is important that this consultation leads to positive change for our town.  We have seen many plans and proposals for our town centre come and go over the last 25 years.  It is now time for action.”

Frome For All wants to see a vibrant, diverse and thriving town that meets the needs of all.   The group wants to reduce Frome’s over reliance on out of town supermarkets and regular trips to other towns by many residents.  The group would like to see a good range of new shops in the town centre, including a supermarket large enough to draw many customers back from the out of town stores.

Frome For All has identified five key priorities for any town centre development to help ensure benefits to the community, the environment and the town centre.  These are available from the group on request.

Frome For All can be contacted via their website www.fromeforall.org or by phone on 07714 460801.

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