Adam Boyden

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

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Mendip District Council’s planning team has informed me that Vodafone Ltd has submitted an appeal against the Council’s refusal of prior approval of permitted development for the installation of a 15m replica telegraph pole and 2no. equipment cabinets at land off Grange Road/ Bath Road (MDC ref. 2017/1163/TEL). “The appeal reference number is APP/Q3305/W/17/3185165. The appeal […]

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November news

by adamboyden on 24 November, 2017

As one of your Frome College ward councillors on Mendip District Council, it’s my job to keep you updated on some local issues: Parks and Recreation: I and other Frome district councillors (Damon Hooton, Des Harris) have been meeting and discussing with Frome Town Council how best to allocate £250,000 of ‘Section 106’ funding from […]

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October newsletter

by adamboyden on 16 October, 2017

As one of your ward councillors I need to keep you updated on a few things: Frome Community Hospital Forum: Have your say tonight about hospital services at the drop-in session at the hospital’s Moxon Suite on Monday 16th October at 6.00-8.00pm. Opinions are being sought on the work of the Community Hospital and how […]

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Changing Places for Frome and Wells (updated)

by adamboyden on 6 October, 2017

Original article (updated below) In February, after a short campaign (see here), Mendip District Councillors approved a plan to bring Changing Places facilities to the district. Changing Places is a national standard and campaign for toilets and changing facilities for severely and profoundly disabled children and adults who have complex and profound disabilities and cannot […]

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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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