Adam Boyden

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

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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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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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April/May newsletter

by adamboyden on 4 May, 2016

Dear All, A quick update for you on news for Frome College ward, Frome and Mendip. I hope you find it useful. How can I help? Please get in touch if you have any issues you need help with. Frome Leisure Centre to reopen on 1st June: Fusion have now announced that the revamped Frome […]

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Thank You

by adamboyden on 12 May, 2015

This is to say a big Thank You to everyone who voted to re-elect me to Mendip District Council as a councillor for Frome College ward in last week’s local elections. Thanks also to people for voting for Alex Shingler and other Lib Dem candidates. Alex would have made an excellent councillor but missed out […]

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Who is standing for election on May 7th

by adamboyden on 27 April, 2015

On May 7th, for Somerton & Frome parliamentary constituency the Lib Dem candidate is David Rendel, so please see here for all about David – http://www.davidrendel.org.uk/ and more about the Lib Dems’ record here http://whatthehellhavethelibdemsdone.com/#0 and our manifesto for the election here http://www.libdems.org.uk/. For Mendip District Council, in Frome College ward you get two votes […]

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Adam Boyden: I have loved living in Frome for 12 years. I am married with three children and work to assess the environmental impacts of new developments.  I love Frome’s sense of community and positive attitude. As a local councillor since 2011 I have listened and responded to residents’ concerns, got stuck into local problems, […]

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Why I am standing again for your local council

by adamboyden on 23 February, 2015

I have worked hard for 4 years as your Lib Dem councillor for Frome College ward on both Mendip District Council (since May 2011) and Frome Town Councils (since December 2013), with and for the local community on a wide range of issues. If you like, I would be happy to continue to work for […]

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Why I am standing for Parliament

by adamboyden on 16 February, 2015

I am honoured to have been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Kingswood. I have worked hard all my life including as a councillor in Frome for the past four years, and I hope this will be good experience when it comes to standing for Parliament. I am determined to make Government more open […]

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Frome North byelection results

by adamboyden on 26 September, 2014

The results of the byelection for the Frome North division of Somerset County Council yesterday are as follows: – Linda Oliver, Conservative Party, 1111 votes (46.5%) – Damon Hooton, Liberal Democrat, 836 (35%) – Catherine Richardson, Labour Party, 163 (7%) – Adrian Dobinson, independent, 139 (6%) – Les Spalding, Green Party, 139 (6%) Conservative Linda Oliver […]

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You may have heard that cllr Sam Phripp has sadly resigned as the Somerset County Councillor for the Frome North area. Please see here for Sam’s statements on that. I wish Sam well. So we now need a new county councillor for Frome North, and the byelection has been arranged on Thursday 25th September. Frome […]

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Yesterday I won a seat on Frome Town Council in the byelection for College ward, caused by the resignation of another councillor.  I won 345 votes, 43%, and the turnout was 21%, quite good for a dark rainy day in December. Please see here for the full results and here for the result in a […]

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My Promise To You –          I will work hard to listen to you, respond to you, inform you and involve you in council work however I can. –          I love Frome and will work hard to help Frome Town Council support our local economy and community facilities, conserve our environment, help people in need, (both […]

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What have I been doing?

by adamboyden on 17 December, 2013

I have been working on a few things recently, in response to local residents concerns, which you have told me about on the doorstep, on the phone and by email: Flytipping on Gypsy Lane – Public Meeting to be held: Yesterday Mendip District Council’s Enforcement officers agreed to my suggestion to hold a public meeting […]

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Why vote for me on 18th December?

by adamboyden on 6 December, 2013

I live nearby and know many of the residents and community groups well. If elected to Town Council I will work hard to help to strengthen Frome’s economy, community facilities and conserve the local and global environment, and work for a fairer Frome by helping local people in need. Since 2011 I have worked hard […]

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Focus; A new Co-op for Fromefield?

by adamboyden on 2 December, 2013

Earlier this year Radstock Co-operative Society submitted a planning application to demolish the former Fromefield Surgery, and to build a new convenience supermarket. The planning application is still not yet valid, as more information was requested by Mendip’s planners, and the developer is reviewing the design. I have asked the agent to consult locally on the new […]

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Focus: the little playgrounds

by adamboyden on 2 December, 2013

In the summer, Mendip District Council published a Play Strategy that identified a number of little playgrounds around the district as ‘low use’ playgrounds, including at the bottom of Acacia Drive. This means that they should be redesigned as open spaces, with play equipment removed. Mendip agreed to work with local residents to see what […]

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Focus: Stonebridge lighting and graffiti

by adamboyden on 2 December, 2013

To help keep this area clean and safe, I have recently asked the people responsible to clear the graffiti off of Tesco and the electricity station in the car park. I have also asked the agents for the shopping area to look into lighting the area adequately as it is very dark when the Lloyds […]

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Focus: Road safety on Bath Road and Gypsy Lane

by adamboyden on 2 December, 2013

With 14 more houses proposed at the former Mendip Lodge Hotel site (‘Bath Road Heights’), I am arguing for a new pedestrian crossing there to allow people, including College students, to cross the road safely to walk into town, to get a bus or go to school. Please see here for further details. I have […]

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Focus: Flytipping concerns

by adamboyden on 2 December, 2013

I know people are fed up with the constant flytipping down Gypsy Lane outside Frome. I have asked Mendip District Council to take further action including to arrange a public meeting locally to try and solve the problem. You can help by: (1) reporting flytipping to Mendip on 0300 303 8588 to help catch the […]

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Focus: Packsaddle Parklife

by adamboyden on 22 November, 2013

For years, Mendip District Council allowed Packsaddle Play Area to run down, so I have been inspired by the ‘community building’ work of the Packsaddle Community Group recently to improve the space for everyone, through events and parties, organised play sessions, and by finding out how you want to improve this community space for all. […]

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