Adam Boyden

Liberal Democrat councillor on Mendip District Council for Frome College ward Learn more

Running again, and other news

by adamboyden on 14 July, 2017

Dear all, I am running the Frome 10k again this year, trying to raise money for Fair Frome (who run the food and furniture banks) and also specifically to raise funds for a Changing Places facility for Frome, so that people with severe and profound disabilities will have somewhere to ‘go’ to spend a penny or two in […]

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Grange Road mobile phone mast refused

by adamboyden on 14 July, 2017

A planning application (for ‘prior approval’) was submitted by Vodafone for a 15m high mobile phone mast and base station on the corner of Grange Road with Bath Road – comprising a 15m shrouded monopole with microwave dishes, equipment cabinets and ancilliary works (application ref. 2017/1163/TEL, see here and last month’s news). Two public meetings were arranged by Frome Town Councillor Nick White, for residents […]

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Pedestrian island proposed at Bath Road Heights

by adamboyden on 7 July, 2017

In last month’s news I explained that I had objected to proposals by the developer of 7 new houses at the old Mendip Lodge Hotel site on Bath Road, to install ‘dropped kerbs’ instead of a proper pedestrian crossing across Bath Road. A planning condition requires a ‘pedestrian crossing’ for residents of the new development as the site is isolated from […]

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June/July news

by adamboyden on 6 July, 2017

As one of your ward councillors I need to keep you updated on a few things: I am working on a few other things including helping progress a Changing Places facility in Frome town centre, tackling litter, getting clearance of vegetation along paths, and to get a path resurfaced, as well as nagging the Town […]

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May newsletter

by adamboyden on 21 May, 2017

As one of your ward councillors I need to keep you updated on a few things: Reminder – a Hustings debate for the General Election is being held at Frome Town Football Club today Sunday 21st May at 2.00-4.00pm. All 5 candidates will be answering questions put by local people – please see here for […]

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Thank you

by adamboyden on 5 May, 2017

Dear supporters, Thank you to everyone who voted or delivered leaflets for Alex and I, and to those of you who put up a board or poster. I am thanking every one of you individually. Last night at the count I came second for Frome North division of Somerset County Council, with 1085 votes and […]

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April and May newsletters

by adamboyden on 5 May, 2017

Update 4th May 2017 Today is local election day – you will elect new Somerset County Councillors for Frome North, East and West and the rest of the county, and a new Mendip District Councillor for Frome College ward. I am standing for Frome North for Somerset, and I am endorsing Alex Shingler for Frome […]

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April newsletter

by adamboyden on 16 April, 2017

 Newsletter April 16th Vote on Victoria Park toilets – last chance today! Today Sunday 16th April is your last chance to vote on what to do with the Victoria Park toilets. The existing toilets are in a poor state; and it has cost up to £20,000 per year just to keep the toilets open in recent years. This isn’t desirable […]

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Alex Shingler for Frome College ward

by adamboyden on 16 April, 2017

A statement from Alex Shingler – Lib Dem candidate for Mendip District Council’s Frome College ward byelection on May 4th: Born and bred in Frome, I am passionate about the town and everyone being given a voice, particularly young people who are frequently overlooked by decision makers. Having served as Deputy Youth Mayor for two […]

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Constituents views and endorsements

by adamboyden on 13 April, 2017

“It is so reassuring to know that you are actively tackling so many issues that affect us all in Frome. You will always get our vote for the incredible work you do for the town.”, Marilyn, Frome, (April 2017). “Adam will always listen, investigate, act and report back on any query that comes his way”, […]

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Why we are standing

by adamboyden on 11 April, 2017

Dear Frome Times and Frome Standard, John Osman’s letter in the last issue was predictable, but as far as we can see the Conservative run Somerset County Council’s record over the last 8 years has not been great. He cannot justify his council failing vulnerable children with a Children’s Service rated “inadequate”since 2013 because of […]

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Local election news

by adamboyden on 11 April, 2017

The Somerset County Council local elections are on 4th May. I am standing for this area (Frome North division) and promise to work hard for local people on county issues too, if elected. There is also a by-election for College ward at Mendip on 4th May as the other, Conservative, ward councillor has resigned.  Our […]

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Update to Frome Town Council

by adamboyden on 8 March, 2017

Here’s my update email to Frome Town Councillors this evening, as I could not stay long at the full council meeting: Dear all, If I don’t get to the meeting (hope to pop in) here’s an update for you, At the Equalities Group meeting at Mendip DC today (including with cllrs Des Harris and Damon […]

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Litter Picks at Stonebridge, Gypsy Lane and Frome town centre – can you help? A big litter pick is now being organised in Stonebridge on Saturday 4th March from 10.30am to 12 noon, meeting outside the shops at Forest Road as usual. Last year 20 people came to help – please see here for last […]

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February 2017 Newsletter

by adamboyden on 28 February, 2017

Dear All,  please see below a roundup of news from the ward and local area, and updates on what your councils are doing. This has taken some time, so apologies it has been a long time since the last one. Old Showfield improvements to continue Frome Town Council is planning further improvements to the Old […]

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Old Showfield improvements continue

by adamboyden on 12 February, 2017

Frome Town Council is planning further improvements to the Old Showfield in the next few months, in line with the Management and Improvements Plan it adopted last year after local people were consulted in autumn 2014 and again early last year. More footpaths will be resurfaced, trees will be planted and picnic tables installed, and […]

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Campaign for Changing Places in Mendip

by adamboyden on 9 February, 2017

Original article (also see update below): I was recently made aware that standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of people with a complex or profound disability who need extra facilities to allow them to use a toilet with dignity. This includes people with physical and learning difficulties, spinal injuries, and people living with […]

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Somerset County Council Budget

by adamboyden on 7 February, 2017

Somerset Liberal Democrats PRESS NOTICE Monday 6th February 2017 Jane Lock calls for more detail in County Budget Liberal Democrat County Group Leader Jane Lock has reacted with concern to the budget proposals put forward by the Tories today at County Hall. Everyone acknowledges that Somerset County Council has a crisis in Adult Social Care […]

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Original article (see update below) Last August, B&NES Council announced they were reviewing (and hoping to cut) their subsidy for the 267 evening services that run from 8pm between Bath and Frome (and stop at Norton St Philip, Rode and Beckington) and did a short consultation. I immediately began working with FAVBUG, Frome Town Council and […]

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Frome Sports & Fitness Centre update

by adamboyden on 16 January, 2017

Good news – the showers and temperature controls have been fixed at Frome Sport & Fitness Centre.  Fusion announced this last week – see here. It is a relief. I had been asking Fusion for quite a while and raised it at the last Mendip District Council Leisure Strategic Board meeting in December, when Fusion […]

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