Adam Boyden

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Frome Community Funding workshop, 26th March Frome Town Council are holding a community workshop on Wednesday 26 March at 7 (7.30) to 9pm at Frome Town Football Club, to discuss what local funding is available to community groups and projects, and how you can access it. See http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/news/view/participate-frome-next-steps.  Rodden Meadows consultation, 26th March The above workshop […]

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Packsaddle news update (updated again July 2014)

by adamboyden on 14 March, 2014

Packsaddle Community Tea Party I have been very pleased to help the Packsaddle Community Group organise the community tea party and consultation event at St Mary’s Hall on Saturday 15th March, by agreeing to help fund the event, and other community activities, out of my councillor allocation of Mendip District Council’s Community Environment Fund (part […]

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Fromefield Co-op plans resubmitted

by adamboyden on 30 January, 2014

In summer 2013, Radstock Co-operative Society submitted a planning application to demolish the former Fromefield Surgery, and to build a new convenience supermarket. The planning application was withdrawn for several months, as more information was requested by Mendip’s planners, and the developer reviewed the design. I met with the agent and asked them to consult locally on […]

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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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The dog poo fairy

by adamboyden on 17 December, 2013

There is no such thing as the Dog Poo Fairy! I recently obtained some posters from a proactive local resident which say ‘There is no such thing as the dog poo fairy’ (from Keep Britain Tidy). I recently gained agreement from Mendip District Council officers to put them up, so I will be laminating and […]

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Showfield update: a new problem

by adamboyden on 17 December, 2013

Showfield update 17 December 2013: The proposed transfer of the old Showfield leases from Mendip District Council to Frome Town Council, has run into a problem due to a legal issue. I am supporting the transfer to FTC as it would enable FTC to manage the site and spend over £40,000 improvements fund to improve […]

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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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Pavement improvements in Stonebridge

by adamboyden on 13 December, 2013

I recently received some complaints from local residents in Lime Close, Stonebridge, about the poor state of footways that serve houses either side of the road. This was after paths behind the housing area (along the stream) between Forest Road and the old Showfield were resurfaced recently. Residents, some of whom are elderly and worry […]

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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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Rodden Road bridge pigeon-proofing: good news at last

by adamboyden on 8 November, 2013

Update 8 January 2014: Network Rail’s Asset Engineer has just informed me that their Projects team has arranged to carry out the pigeon-proofing works on the Rodden Road railway bridge, with a temporary road closure from Somerset Highways, on 3rd March 2014.  This has been a long time coming, but will be welcome when it […]

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So much going on in Frome

by adamboyden on 28 October, 2013

Reasons to be cheerful… it’s soon #Frome SuperMarket, Artisan, Flea, Farmers & Peoples markets, Sunday 3rd Nov: http://www.fromesupermarket.co.uk/ What do you want to see happen in #Frome? Public consultation begins today on the draft Frome Neighbourhood Plan: http://www.frome-tc.gov.uk/neighbourhood-plan/ ‘Participate #Frome‘ week, to encourage all to have their say and get involved in projects across Frome: http://www.frome-tc.gov.uk/participate-frome/ […]

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One Frome, One Heart

by adamboyden on 28 October, 2013

‘… Let’s get together and feel all right. …’ The first public meeting of the ‘One Frome’ forum is at 7.00pm, Tuesday 29th October at Frome Medical Practice. This is a new initiative of Mendip District and Frome Town Councils, where councillors and officers from all three councils that serve our area (including Somerset County […]

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Up the garden path in Swallow Drive

by adamboyden on 11 October, 2013

Mr C, a resident of Swallow Drive, first contacted me in the summer of last year with a problem. He and his wife, both in their senior years, were worried that the footpath to their front door (the only way into their house) was increasingly uneven and that soon one of them would trip over. […]

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Frome Showfield: improvements one step closer?

by adamboyden on 2 October, 2013

Following previous articles (see bottom of this page), and recent discussions and decisions, I can now give a brief update on the latest situation on the plans to improve Frome’s old Showfield using funds from the Frome Medical Centre’s Section 106 Agreement. Frome Town Council recently applied to Mendip District Council’s Corporate Assets Management Group (CAMG) […]

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This motion was agreed unanimously (only a few county cllrs abstained) last night at Mendip District Council’s full Council meeting at Whitstone School, Shepton Mallet: Motion to Council – 30th September 2013 Proposed – Councillors Harvey Siggs and Danny Unwin Seconded – Councillors Tom Killen and Adam Boyden Mendip District Council acknowledges the Governments view […]

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Mendip Liberal Democrats are delighted that last night, at Mendip’s Full Council at Whitstone School in Shepton Mallet, a motion was unanimously passed regarding fracking.   This motion sets out the concerns of the council and seeks to provide safeguards to the district.  A joint motion between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives was agreed at […]

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If you want to help keep local pubs open, or protect other important community buildings or land, and give the community a chance to bid to own them, there is good news – Mendip District Council has already registered two pubs as ‘Assets of Community Value’ under the Localism Act – the New Inn, in Priddy, and the Redan, in […]

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Mendip Liberal Democrats take lead on fracking in Mendip

by adamboyden on 12 September, 2013

The Mendip District Council Liberal Democrat group are calling on the Conservative Council administration to listen to the concerns of local people regarding the controversial act of hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’.  Fracking – the extraction of fossil fuel gas found deep underground – has been the focus of much national attention. The motion, which has […]

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Co-operative store planned at Fromefield

by adamboyden on 31 July, 2013

Radstock Co-operative Society has submitted a planning application to demolish the former Fromefield Surgery building, at the junction of Bath Road and Rodden Road, and to build a new convenience supermarket on the site. See the article in the Frome Standard here – http://www.fromestandard.co.uk/operative-store-planned-doctors-surgery-site/story-19593332-detail/story.html As one of the ward councillors for the Fromefield area on Mendip District Council, […]

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Mendip assets to be transferred to Frome:  Frome Town Council’s applications for the transfer of several areas of land owned by Mendip District Council has been partly successful recently. FTC submitted bids to Mendip to take on ownership of a range of areas of land Mendip currently own, including open spaces, playgrounds, car parks and derelict toilets. Last month […]

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