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 a hedge and fence put in around the playground (to allow children to play in a dog-free area). The wildflower meadow making will continue. The remaining proposals – new playground equipment for toddlers – depend on funding being obtained from new housing developments via a “Section 106 agreement” between developers and Mendip District Council. None of this would be happening if FTC had not taken over the Old Showfield in 2015, which I helped sort out
. The footpath improvements will complete a circuit around the Old Showfield, which needs to be provided before …
Parkrun comes to Frome
Planning is underway to bring Parkrun to Frome from this Spring, and the Old Showfield has been identified as the venue. A weekly Saturday morning 5k free-to-run event will be organised by a team of volunteers and supported by Frome Town Council – see here for the official news
. The logistics are being worked out, including publicity, coordination and parking. It is expected to be popular with hundreds of people each week. Further details will be available in the next few weeks. Please contact FTC’s Environment Manager Chris Stringer (phone 01373 465757, email email@example.com) to find out more and to get involved. It’s quite exciting.