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All About Frome – September 3rd 2019


Contact sheet

The guests today were (from left to right):


Helen Sprawson-White, Chair Mendip District Council; Rowena Mayo-Candy; Frome Team Sergeant Rachel Clark and PCSO Gary Maule


Kate Levi, Stewart Grant and Michael Jackson


Helen Sprawson-White, Chair of Mendip District Council,

Puts the Council’s position on proposed removal

of Frome’s second fire appliance.

To take part in Somerset County Council’s consultation:

The consultation runs until 22nd September

Rowena Mayo-Candy talks about running 800 miles

to raise money for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

For more look at their 800 in 6 Facebook or Instagram or

28th September, 1-4pm, Mary Bailey field

Come and run the last 3 miles (8 laps round the field).

Team Sergeant Rachel Clark and PCSO Gary Maule

talk about policing in Frome and giving school talks

on cannabis and knife crime.

PACT (Police and Communities Together) Meeting

Victoria Park bandstand, 10-12pm on Saturday 7th September.

Stewart Grant, Kate Levi and Michael Jackson from talk about skydiving to raise money

for a Ugandan orphanage library and water borehole

 26th September, charity quiz at The Sun Inn in aid of £10 per Team of 4/5


Other Community News

(we didn’t have time to mention)

On Saturday 7th September,  Dorothy House Hero Walk

6-10pm Bath Spa University, 1km, 5km, 10km routes.

For more information

Frome Town Council is taking part in an Ebike discount scheme. For the month of September, you can hire an ebike for only £5 a day. And we hope to have Helen Iver, who is leading the project, on the programme next week to tell us how it’s going. And for children who love to cycle, Frome Lions and Leos are putting on an event at the Old Showfield on Sunday 8th September. There will be ebikes to try out and the popular smoothie bike. More information at

 More cycling and less car use is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint and on that theme, Sustainability Frome have a meeting on the 5th September, from 7-9 at the Good Heart Café on Palmer Street. And at the Town Hall on 10th September, at 6.30, there’s a meeting about a scheme for businesses where Green Nation install your solar panels free, in exchange for buying the discounted green electricity.

If you listened to our outside broadcast at the Cornerhouse recently, you’ll know that Lucia Chadwick has moved from Active and In Touch to work with Focus Frome Counselling. It is launching on Friday 6th September from 12-3pm at St Johns Cottage, Frome. Also present will be the mayor, Mark Dorrington, and author and Emeritus professor Brian Thorne. More information at or on the Facebook page.