Adam Boyden

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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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Old Showfield improvements continue

by adamboyden on 12 February, 2017

Frome Town Council is planning further improvements to the Old Showfield in the next few months, in line with the Management and Improvements Plan it adopted last year after local people were consulted in autumn 2014 and again early last year. More footpaths will be resurfaced, trees will be planted and picnic tables installed, and […]

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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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The Old Showfield – Reasons to be cheerful, part 3

by adamboyden on 11 August, 2016

Alot is now happening at the Old Showfield, as a result of Frome Town Council taking over management and ownership of the main field (and lease of the back fields) last September, adopting the Management and Improvement Plan in March (after public consultation) and obtaining the ‘Section 106’ funding from Mendip District Council (largely from […]

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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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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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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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Showfield Improvement Plans debated tonight Please see a link to the report on the proposed Old Showfield management and improvement plan, which is being debated and hopefully approved at Frome Town Council’s meeting at 7pm at Rook Lane Chapel tonight, as item 7 of the agenda on pages 12-14, and at Appendix 3 here http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/meeting/full-council-meeting-3/  […]

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Following the Parks meeting which took place at the end of January Frome Town Council has now prepared summaries for the next steps for the improvement scheme for the Old Showfield as well as Victoria Park and Mary Baily playing field. Over 100 people attended the meeting on 30 January, and lots of other comments […]

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Frome Town Council have called a public meeting about the Old Showfield, Victoria Park and the Mary Bailey Playing Field, on Saturday 30th January at the Assembly Rooms, Christchurch Street West from 2pm.  Full details to follow in advance of the meeting, but FTC say, in summary… ‘Victoria Park & Mary Baily §  We’re going […]

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Showfield deal completed

by adamboyden on 7 October, 2015

It was great to see so many people at the celebration at the old Showfield (on Wednesday 30th September) to mark the handover to Frome Town Council. This important green space is now managed (and mostly owned) by the Town Council for the community and with the local community. Local residents should feel more of […]

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Frome Town Council buys the Old Showfield

by adamboyden on 28 September, 2015

Since 2011,I have campaigned for the old Showfield to be protected and improved. Plans were drawn up years ago, after a consultation by Frome Town Council and Vision For Frome on how to spend the £40,000 improvements fund on improving footpaths, more seating, a fence for the playground (to keep dogs out) and play equipment […]

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Showfield update

by adamboyden on 17 July, 2015

My letter to the Frome Standard this week read: ‘I have thanked Lyn Zalac for her letter last week about my role as a local councillor in getting the old Showfield into Frome Town Council hands, so that it can be improved and managed for the local community. But I must give credit to Vision […]

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It is nearly there – the deal that will see the old Showfield in the hands of the local community, with Frome Town Council taking over control and management of this important open space soon. Frome Town Council are anticipating taking control shortly, and are now asking for local residents’ views on what should be […]

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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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Conserving and improving the old Showfield

by adamboyden on 22 April, 2015

The old Showfield is the most important open space in this part of Frome, for dog walkers, joggers, children, and people walking to and from town. Over the last few years I have been working to raise residents’ issues with Mendip District Council, who lease the area, about improving management, security against encampments, tackling flygrazing, […]

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Stonebridge litter pick success

by adamboyden on 25 March, 2015

The Stonebridge community litter pick on Saturday 21st March was a great success. Over twenty volunteers took part including a number of younger members of our community. They all worked enthusiastically for an hour making a significant difference to the area.  Most of the rubbish we collected was in the bushes and brambles next to paths, open spaces and in the stream.  […]

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