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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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Have Your Say on revised Stonebridge development plans

by adamboyden on 22 September, 2014

Update, September 2014: Revised plans for the extension to the shops, and construction of new flats above them, at Forest Road, Stonebridge, Frome, have been submitted to Mendip District Council. Consultation on the revised plans has begun and you have until 13th October 2014 to comment. See also the Frome Standard article this week. A […]

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Stonebridge news

by adamboyden on 15 July, 2014

Stonebridge Tesco/shops extension and housing: Plans have been submitted to Mendip District Council for the extension to the Tesco Express store and the pharmacy at Forest Road, Stonebridge, the creation of an additional smaller shop unit, and 4 residential flats above, with an extension and amendments to the existing car park. This news is also […]

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I am keeping an eye on local planning matters in the area. Co-op at Fromefield: Revised plans for the proposed Co-op convenience store (ref 2013/1514) have been submitted which the developer hopes will overcome local objections on design and road safety. Please see here for the revised plans, which were consulted on up to mid-May. […]

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Showfield update 5th June

by adamboyden on 6 June, 2014

The proposed transfer of management of the old Showfield to Frome Town Council, which would see the area maintained more as a park, has run into a legal problem, and the plan to invest over £40,000 in improving the open space for local people to enjoy, has been delayed for quite a while. Mendip District […]

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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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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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Focus: Stonebridge traffic action

by adamboyden on 22 November, 2013

Local residents have been complaining to me of near misses and minor collisions caused by the poor design of the road humps along Stonebridge Drive. The 2 metre gaps between the five sets of humps, and parked cars, mean that vehicles (mainly driving west) can travel at speed between them, causing a risk to pedestrians […]

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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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A local resident has raised concerns over speed bumps in Stonebridge Drive – see Frome Times article from April – http://www.frometimes.co.uk/2010/04/28/issue-299-safety-concerns-in-stonebridge-drive/:  “The speed bumps were installed when the Stonebridge Drive development was built, and are designed to reduce the speed of traffic in the residential area and approach to the sports centre and college. However, […]

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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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Mendip’s Play Strategy approved

by adamboyden on 9 October, 2013

Mendip’s revised Play Strategy was approved at Cabinet in August 2013. This aims to target available funding towards the district’s most popular playgrounds, by identifying ‘low-use’ playgrounds where equipment can be removed and which can be redesigned as open spaces. Mendip agreed to work with local community groups, town council, ward councillors and nearby residents […]

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