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Christmas all wrapped up with The Frome Independent

FROME’S festive season begins in style this Friday. Head to the Market Yard for a little night market from 4pm-9pm; grab a bite to eat before enjoying the magic of…

WHY gallery to close permanently on Christmas Eve

LOCAL art gallery and exhibition space the WHY gallery, a social enterprise set up to raise funds for cancer charity We Hear You (WHY) is set to close on 24th…

New safe space opens for men’s talk

A MEN’s group has started in town for male residents to explore aspects of masculinity and male behaviour and to share experiences of their lives as men in a changing…

Town council object to flats in Bath Road Grade II listed building

FROME Town Council has objected to a planning application that could see the Grade II listed former St. John Ambulance building on Bath Road, become residential flats. At the planning…

Frome community bike workshop opens

THE Frome Community Bike Project (FCBP) workshop has opened at the back of Station Approach. The service enables people to work on their own bikes using the workshop tools or…

Town council may take on services as Somerset Council declares ‘financial emergency’

FROME Town Council may step in and take over some of Somerset Council’s services as the authority declares a ‘financial emergency’ and warns of bankruptcy.   At the full town council…

Oyez! Oyez! An end of an era for Frome’s town crier

FROME Town Crier, Mike Bishop, officially stepped down from his role following the recent Remembrance Sunday service, putting an end to 17 years of unwavering service to the town. Mike…

‘This needs to change’ – residents of Rodden Road join forces in plea for speeding reduction

RESIDENTS of Rodden Road are pleading for speeding to be reduced in the area, following safety concerns over speeding vehicles and pedestrians being unable to cross the road.  It follows…

U-turn over plans to scrap railway ticket offices welcomed

 THE decision to scrap plans to close railway station ticket offices, including the facility at Frome Station, has been welcomed locally.  The plans to close almost all the rail network’s…

Community comes together to raise money for Victoria Park defibrillator

 A DEFIBRILLATOR will soon be installed in Victoria Park following the success of an online crowdfunding page, combined with funding from local groups.  Frome Selwood Tennis Club launched an appeal…

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