Adam Boyden

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August update

by adamboyden on 3 August, 2018

A quick update on a few things: Frome Town Council’s Showfield community orchard consultation took place this afternoon again on the old Showfield – so apologies if you missed it, but please see my July newsletter here for information and how to have your say. If you didn’t know already, Lilley’s Cider are having an open day […]

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July newsletter

by adamboyden on 22 July, 2018

Dear all, As one of the councillors for Frome College ward on Mendip District Council, I want to keep you up to date, so please see below for my latest news on local issues: Community orchard proposed at the Old Showfield Planning application for 96 homes at Packsaddle Way has been withdrawn Packsaddle parks in […]

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Packsaddle parks in Town hands

by adamboyden on 12 July, 2018

I have been informed by Mendip District Council that the long-term leases for Frome Town Council to lease the park at Packsaddle Way, Chapmans Close games court, and the play area at Tower View (opposite the Key Centre at The Mount, in Keyford ward) from Mendip have finally been completed. I instigated the process in […]

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Packsaddle housing plans withdrawn

by adamboyden on 12 July, 2018

I have heard from the Planning department at Mendip District Council that the planning application for 96 homes at the end of Packsaddle Way has recently been withdrawn.  This was application reference 2018/0256/OTA, submitted earlier this year.  There were over 130 public comments, including 107 objections and 28 in support. Official objections were submitted by Frome Town Council […]

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Fly problem in north west Frome

by adamboyden on 16 June, 2018

I am aware of a fly problem in some parts of the north west of Frome. I raised this with Mendip District Council’s Environmental Health officers and this is their response: ‘Unfortunately the fly problem is most likely to be associated with the Frome sewage treatment works which does sometimes affect nearby properties despite Wessex […]

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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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Mendip District Council’s Draft ‘Pre-Submission’ Local Plan Part 2 public consultation ended on 12th February. Some 300 responses have so far been added to the council’s website here and there are more to be added. Policy FR6: Land at Innox Hill (Packsaddle Way) There are many objections from local residents and other councillors to policy FR6 and […]

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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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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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Mid-September update

by adamboyden on 20 September, 2016

Dear All, A quick further update on news for Frome College ward and surrounding areas in Frome, Mendip and Somerset. Please get in touch if you have any issues you need help with. Evening 267 buses under threat – we need your help:  As the recent Frome Standard and Frome Times front page stories explain, […]

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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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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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Planning and development news

by adamboyden on 18 December, 2015

Co-op Fromefield: The new Co-op convenience store is open at Fromefield, with a cashpoint on the corner. I am now in discussion with residents and MDC officers on a few planning matters and I’m hoping to help persuade Radco to improve the appearance of the building in terms of the setting of the neighbouring listed […]

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Packsaddle parks transfers agreed

by adamboyden on 18 December, 2015

It’s great news this week for residents of the Packsaddle area. Mendip District Council’s Corporate Assets Management Group agreed on Monday to transfer the Packsaddle park and Chapmans Close open space to Frome Town Council on a long term lease, so that the parks are protected and local residents and the Packsaddle Community Group can […]

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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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In other news…

by adamboyden on 28 September, 2015

Refugees welcome in Mendip In response to the worst refugee crisis in Europe since the 2nd world war, I asked Mendip District Council to do what it can to help resettle our share of refugees fleeing war so that families and children can live in safety. Although my formal motion was denied a debate, I […]

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Planning and development news

by adamboyden on 28 September, 2015

Tesco Express in Stonebridge should reopen in December as a larger store and 4 flats (‘Acacia View’) above. I successfully argued for improvements to the planning application (2014/0970/FUL) to improve the design and lighting, and ensure no overall loss of parking spaces or trees, which will be replanted. New plans have been recently submitted for […]

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One of my priorities, when I was elected to Mendip District Council in 2011, was to make the Council work better with local residents to improve open spaces for the whole community. For years, Mendip allowed Packsaddle park to run down without replacing play equipment, so I was inspired by the ‘community building’ work of the […]

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