Adam Boyden

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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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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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September newsletter

by adamboyden on 8 September, 2016

Dear All,  I hope you find this update on news for Frome College ward, Frome, Mendip and the wider world useful. Please get in touch if you have any issues you need help with. A quick update on news for Frome College ward and surrounding areas in Frome, Mendip and Somerset. How can I help? […]

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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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March/April newsletter

by adamboyden on 4 April, 2016

Please see below my newsletter 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. Leisure Centre reopening delayed: As a member of Mendip District Council’s Leisure Strategic Board, last week I had a tour […]

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Action on Gypsy Lane flytipping

by adamboyden on 1 March, 2016

Please see news out today of action on flytipping at Gypsy Lane – http://www.mendip.gov.uk/article/4566/Mendip-cracks-down-on-fly-tippers Mendip district council is to renew its efforts to identify offenders and reduce the number of fly-tipping incidents in the Gypsy Lane/Dark Lane area. The council’s press release says “The first step is to introduce an 18-month temporary road closure of […]

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Commerce Park development update

by adamboyden on 27 November, 2015

At the Commerce Park, Acheson & Acheson are putting in a planning application to extend their successful beauty products factory, closer to the boundary of the Commerce Park, in an area currently zoned for B1 office uses only, as it is close to houses on the edge of town. They held a consultation meeting earlier […]

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Supporting recycling, combatting flytipping

by adamboyden on 22 April, 2015

Supporting Recycling … After Somerset County Council closed Household Waste Recycling Centres 2½ days a week and brought in new charges in 2011, flytipping increased by 50% across the county. Mendip Lib Dems demanded Mendip to take action in 2012 but we were voted down by the ruling Conservatives. But eventually they gave in and […]

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Keep Stonebridge, and the rest of Frome, Tidy

by adamboyden on 10 February, 2015

After a recent complaint from a local resident, I contacted Mendip District Council about several parts of Stonebridge where litter has been accumulating badly and was not being cleared up by Mendip’s street cleansing contractors as regularly or as effectively it should. The area badly littered included the green spaces around the shops on Forest […]

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Flytipping update: action needed at Gypsy Lane

by adamboyden on 23 May, 2014

To keep local residents informed about the flytipping issue on Gypsy Lane, I sent the following email to those who attended or took an interest in the meeting earlier this week. I will keep residents informed if there is any progress in future. My previous note of the meeting can be found here. “Thank you […]

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I have just received the following from Mendip District Council’s Planning Team Manager, about the proposed change to how planning applications are handled. “As you may be aware, the Council’s Planning Board resolved in 2005/06 that all planning applications for development at Commerce Park should be determined by the Board (as opposed to officer delegation).Given […]

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Flytipping update

by adamboyden on 15 May, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to or helped with the first ever public meeting dedicated to the problem of flytipping on and around Gypsy Lane just outside Frome. I arranged this with fellow Mendip district councillor Peter Knibbs, Mendip’s Enforcement Officer Ian Glover and the local Police (Sgt Clark) as this has been a growing […]

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Gypsy Lane: Residents have their say on flytipping

by adamboyden on 29 April, 2014

For the first time ever a public meeting has been held about the problem of flytipping on and around Gypsy Lane, which has been getting worse for 20 years. I arranged the meeting which was held yesterday evening, with fellow Mendip district councillor Peter Knibbs (Con, Beckington & Selwood), Mendip District Council’s enforcement officer (Ian […]

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Fed up with the flytipping on Gypsy Lane?  I am working with another local councillor, Peter Knibbs, to arrange a public meeting for local residents to ask questions, raise concerns and hear from Mendip District Council, the Police and other authorities, about how we can work together to tackle the horrendous flytipping on Gypsy Lane […]

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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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Public Meeting to tackle Gypsy Lane flytipping

by adamboyden on 17 December, 2013

Yesterday Mendip District Council’s Enforcement officers agreed to my suggestion to hold a public meeting with local residents to try and stamp out flytipping around Frome. Mendip District Council officers gave councillors a briefing on how they are tackling flytipping and other environmental crime.  There have been some successes across Mendip in bringing cases and […]

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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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