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Town council backs alternative plan for Saxonvale

Town council backs alternative plan for Saxonvale

Mayday Saxonvale – the  alternative planning application for the Saxonvale site – has received the support of Frome Town Council.  The town council’s support for the plan, which is an…

Quarry expansion protest

Quarry expansion protest

LOCAL residents came out in force to unite against further expansion of Mendip’s quarries on Sunday 9th January. 150 people brought a carnival atmosphere with them as they walked the…

River Frome to generate hydropower?

River Frome to generate hydropower?

By local democracy reporter Daniel Mumby. THE River Frome could be used to power homes and businesses as part of a strategy to combat climate change. Mendip District Council’s cabinet…

Frome in ‘desperate’ need of affordable smaller homes Fair Housing for Frome release findings from the 2021 Housing Needs Survey

Frome in ‘desperate’ need of affordable smaller homes Fair Housing for Frome  release findings from the  2021 Housing Needs Survey

HOUSES being built or coming up for sale in Frome are ‘not affordable’ for the majority of Frome residents, as there is a ‘desperate’ need for ‘genuinely affordable’ smaller houses.…

Frome Kindness Festival – an invitation to get involved

Frome Kindness Festival – an  invitation to get involved

FOLLOWING a few tough years, what will it take to set in motion a town-wide ripple of kindness in Frome? This is one of the aspirations of the Frome Kindness…

Join Frome’s community wildlife mapping project

Join Frome’s community wildlife mapping project

FROME Town Council (FTC) has partnered with Somerset Environmental Record Centre (SERC) to create Frome’s own interactive digital wildlife map and are asking residents and visitors to help gather data.…

Saxonvale update: Still hope for alternative scheme as legal agreements are still not signed, by local democracy reporter Daniel Mumby

Saxonvale update: Still hope for alternative scheme as legal agreements are still not signed, by local democracy reporter Daniel Mumby

LEGAL agreements to redevelop the Saxonvale site in Frome have still not been signed – nearly one year after planning permission was first granted.  Mendip District Council’s planning board voted…

£30,000 boost for Frome’s Missing Links

£30,000 boost for Frome’s Missing Links

FROME’S Missing Links has received a £30,000 boost through Mendip District Council’s Communities Fund and Climate and Ecological Emergency Fund.  Frome’s Missing Links will use the money for the construction…

MP responds to Downing Street party scandal

MP responds to Downing Street party scandal

LOCAL MP David Warburton has responded to the controversy surrounding reports of parties being held at Downing Street during the national lockdowns saying, “More needs to be done to improve…

Social housing plans for Frome move forward

Social housing  plans for Frome move forward

PLANS for 18 houses on North Parade car park are to be ‘submitted shortly’, say Mendip District Council.  The 18 new houses are part of the district council’s pledge to…

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