Adam Boyden

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Archive for the ‘Leisure and sport’ Category

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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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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October newsletter

by adamboyden on 21 October, 2016

Dear All,   A quick update – and some questions at the end for you –   Referendum approves Frome’s Neighbourhood Plan: Yesterday the people of Frome voted to back proposals for a new Neighbourhood Plan, with 86% voting in favour and 14% against. A total of 3,631 people voted – a turnout of 17.9% […]

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July newsletter

by adamboyden on 8 July, 2016

Dear All,  I hope you find this update on news for Frome College ward, Frome and Mendip useful. How can I help? As ever, please get in touch if you have any issues you need help with. Super Frome 10k: Once again I am running the Frome 10k on Sunday 17th July as part of […]

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My super Frome 10k run

by adamboyden on 8 July, 2016

Once again I am running the Frome 10k on Sunday 17th July, as part of the Frome Half Marathon/10k/5k/1k events. Last year as Scooby Do was tricky, what with that tail wagging everywhere. This year I’ve got a Super Mario costume which should be easier, unless there’s a heatwave. “Here we go!”. This year I […]

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End of May newsletter

by adamboyden on 26 May, 2016

Newsletter 27 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? As ever, please get in touch if you have any issues you need help with. Showfield improvements – Magnificent Meadows event, Monday 30th May: 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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Mendip Local Plan part 2 consultation

by adamboyden on 17 December, 2015

Mendip’s draft Local Plan Part 2 was published for public consultation until 16th December, and sets out where more housing and other development could go between now and 2029, including at least 350 more houses in Frome. It identifies two greenfield sites at Packsaddle Way as potentially suitable for new housing. Site 5 (‘the school […]

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Update to Frome Town Council

by adamboyden on 25 November, 2015

This evening I gave the following update to the full Frome Town Council meeting, by email as I could not attend in person:   I and Councillor Claire Hudson have submitted a motion to Mendip District Council to ask that Mendip publicly congratulates Frome Town Council and the people of Frome on Frome’s 2 national awards, ‘Star Council’ […]

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Leisure Centre to close for improvements

by adamboyden on 28 September, 2015

Leisure Centre closure dates confirmed As a member of Mendip District Council’s Leisure Steering Group last year, I argued for Frome Leisure Centre to be retained and improved, and was pleased to help Mendip secure the future of all its 5 leisure facilities, through a 50 year lease agreement with Fusion Lifestyle. Fusion now plan […]

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In late June, Fusion announced their plans to improve Frome Leisure Centre later this year with £2 million of investment. This first stage of investment will provide: New large state-of- the- art gym with all new equipment New pool changing area, and refurbished dry-side changing rooms New fitness studio and indoor cycling studio New soft […]

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Newsletter 25th June 2015 Please see below for news about: news about the development at Stonebridge (Forest Road shops) Fusion’s take over of Frome Leisure Centre Tim Farron Bus cuts Old Showfield Welshmill Park Missing Link fundraising Stonebridge development update: Planning permission was granted by Mendip District Council in January for the expansion of the […]

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Newsletter 5th June 2015

by adamboyden on 5 June, 2015

Please see below for news about what I have been up to in the last 3 weeks at Mendip District Council, news about the developments at Stonebridge (Forest Road shops) and Bath Road Heights, and news of Fusion’s take over of Frome Leisure Centre and how the Showfield deal is progressing. Also links to news […]

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Leisure Centre update

by adamboyden on 22 May, 2015

Fusion Lifestyle took over the operation of and 50 year leases for Mendip District Council’s five leisure facilities on 1st June, including Frome Leisure Centre. The new arrangements will save Mendip District Council considerable sums of money while securing investments and improvements in all the leisure centres. A list of FAQ’s relating to the project […]

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Saving and improving leisure facilities

by adamboyden on 14 April, 2015

On Mendip District Council I have been involved in the Steering Group which has overseen work to secure the future of Frome Leisure Centre after Avalon’s contract runs out in May. Throughout the process I argued that Frome needed to be guaranteed a new or improved Leisure Centre in future, not have it sold off […]

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Selwood Academy propose new 3G pitch

by adamboyden on 16 January, 2015

Selwood Academy propose new 3G pitch Selwood Academy, on Berkley Road, has recently submitted a planning application for the ‘Construction of 3G Artificial Turf Pitch with associated flood lighting ( 8 x 15m columns) and tutor room/changing room, 4m fence around goal areas, 3m fence around all other sides.’ (planning application 2014/0521/FUL). Please see here […]

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Mendip District Council’s Cabinet met on Monday 24th November to decide who would take over the Council’s leisure centres in June 2015, and agreed that the best bid was from Fusion Lifestyle, a charity. Please see MDC’s announcement after the meeting, a link to Mendip’s Questions and Answers, and the Frome Standard article on this. The […]

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Future of Frome Leisure Centre to be decided

by adamboyden on 24 November, 2014

The future of leisure provision in Frome will be decided at a meeting on Monday and I would urge people to go along and find out what will be on offer. Mendip District Council (MDC) announced in late 2013 that it was seeking bids for the leases (or subleases) on the 5 leisure centres in […]

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Frome Town Council agrees to buy old Showfield

by adamboyden on 6 November, 2014

I am pleased to be able to say that at last week’s Frome Town Council meeting, councillors agreed unanimously to purchase the main part of the old Showfield (the open area, the childrens playground and the Collegians football pitch, excluding the cricket pitch, car park and pavilion) and to take a long-term lease on the […]

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Frome Town Council propose to buy old Showfield

by adamboyden on 31 October, 2014

Letter to residents, 4th November 2014: Dear all, Thanks for contacting me and informing me over the years about issues and your concerns about the old Showfield. Since 2011 I have raised these issues, including a lack of management, security against travellers, flooding, dogs in the playground and the need for a fence, and the […]

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