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Concessions won on Sunday parking charges

by adamboyden on 29 May, 2018

At their meeting on Monday 21st May, Mendip District Council’s Cabinet decided to endorse the Car Parking Charges Review 2018-22, including new Sunday parking charges in Frome and Shepton Mallet, and increases to hourly charges and season tickets – see here. I and Damon Hooton (Lib Dem, Park ward) and other Frome councillors opposed the Conservative […]

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May newsletter

by adamboyden on 21 May, 2018

Dear all, I am one of the councillors for Frome College ward on Mendip District Council, and want to keep you up to date, please see below for my latest news on local issues: Opposition to Mendip’s Sunday parking charges Somerset County Council calls for conversation on Unitary Council Changing Places puts Frome on the […]

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On 2nd May, Somerset County Council’s Conservative leadership surprised the county’s 5 district councils by announcing it was starting a conversation about the future of local government in Somerset, including the option of replacing all 6 councils with one or more unitary authorities. The County Council announcement is here. SCC argue that a unitary council […]

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United in opposition to Sunday parking charges

by adamboyden on 17 May, 2018

As members of the main opposition at Mendip District Council, we are very concerned about the proposed introduction of parking charges on Sundays in Frome, which is recommendation 4 in the item 10 report (Car Park Charges Review) to Mendip’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 21st May (see here: agenda, report, review report, comments part 1 and […]

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Mendip District Council has reviewed its Car Parking Strategy, with a report to Cabinet in April which was withdrawn following objections from members of the Car Parks Working Group. A revised strategy was issued to Frome Town Council, Frome Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders for limited consultation for 10 days in April, and will […]

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Do you want to make a difference in your community on issues you care about, help people, and stand up for residents? If you do, then being an elected Councillor could be for you. Somerton and Frome Liberal Democrats are holding an informal session where you can find out more. Current and former councillors will […]

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Frome’s Changing Places facility is open

by adamboyden on 24 March, 2018

At a brief but wonderful ceremony on Saturday 24th March the first Changing Places toilet facility in the district was opened in Frome town centre at the main car park toilets, with drinks and cakes in the Black Swan’s Round Tower. Alison and her daughter Ettie cut the ribbon with the Mayor of Frome Shiela […]

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Mendip District Council’s Draft ‘Pre-Submission’ Local Plan Part 2 is now out for public consultation until mid-February 2018 – see here (see Section 10 Town Policies, pages 18-19). Policy FR6 proposes to allocate the large field between the end of Packsaddle Way, Innox Hill and Spring Gardens for the development of up to 100 houses. […]

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December 2017 news

by adamboyden on 28 December, 2017

Dear all, As one of your councillors on Mendip District Council, I aim to keep local residents updated on local issues: Grange Road mobile phone mast appeal – deadline 4th January for responses Showfield improvement works Mendip consults on continued closure of Gypsy Lane Frome Town Council: meetings and Boyle Cross works Frome Sports Forum […]

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Changing Places for Frome and Wells (updated)

by adamboyden on 6 October, 2017

Original article (updated below) In February, after a short campaign (see here), Mendip District Councillors approved a plan to bring Changing Places facilities to the district. Changing Places is a national standard and campaign for toilets and changing facilities for severely and profoundly disabled children and adults who have complex and profound disabilities and cannot […]

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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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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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Campaign for Changing Places in Mendip

by adamboyden on 9 February, 2017

Original article (also see update below): I was recently made aware that standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of people with a complex or profound disability who need extra facilities to allow them to use a toilet with dignity. This includes people with physical and learning difficulties, spinal injuries, and people living with […]

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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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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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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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The Lib Dem Group of councillors at Mendip are pleased to report that we were able to persuade Mendip District Council to agree to a review of the system for chasing up non-payment of council tax. A successful motion, proposed by Councillor Adam Boyden (Frome College ward) led to a cross-party review into how the […]

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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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At the Commerce Park, in planning application 2015/2871/FUL, Acheson & Acheson proposed to extend their successful beauty products factory (a B1/B2/B8 development) to the south west. This is within the zone next to the residential boundary, previously reserved for B1 uses (businesses compatible with a residential area) under conditions 30 and 32 of the outline […]

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Commerce Park Planning ALERT

by adamboyden on 6 April, 2016

At the Commerce Park, in planning application 2015/2871/FUL, Acheson & Acheson have proposed to extend their successful beauty products factory (a B1/B2/B8 development) to the south west. This is within the zone currently reserved for B1 uses (businesses compatible with a residential area) under conditions 30 and 32 of the outline planning permission, but because […]

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