Councillor Adam Boyden

Somerset County Councillor for Frome North and Mendip District Councillor for Frome College ward (Lib Dem) Learn more

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Local jubilee celebrations

by adamboyden on 2 June, 2022

There are quite a few local events being organised to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, our Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne. Here are the ones I know about, so please take your pick and celebrate with family and friends and your local community: Frome community picnic at the Old Showfield’s new blossom circle in […]

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Council meetings

by adamboyden on 24 May, 2022

Dear all, This is not a full newsletter but I just wanted to let you know about a few meetings that you can tune into online if you like. I have had various meetings and briefings about several subject areas the county council manages, but not all yet by any means. The first meeting of the […]

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Frome North and Somerset election results

by adamboyden on 11 May, 2022

Well, here is the result of last Thursday’s council election – after an intensive campaign, I have been elected as one of your two new Somerset County Councillors for Frome North division. The result (see here) was declared at the count at the Bath and West Showground on Friday afternoon after several hours counting. Thanks […]

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My commitments to you

by adamboyden on 25 April, 2022

When you cast your vote on 5th May, please ask yourself, you will stand up for our community? Since I was first elected to Mendip District Council here 11 years ago, I have worked hard with others to improve the local area, making sure local voices are heard by those in power and being a […]

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Local endorsements

by adamboyden on 22 April, 2022

I am receiving some local support: Tom Hill says, “As chair of the Coalway Lane Residents’ Association (CLRA) I can confirm we have found the guidance, advice and general support Adam has provided extremely helpful in our dealings with Mendip District Council.  He is clearly committed to helping the residents he represents and takes a […]

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My record of action

by adamboyden on 20 April, 2022

My heart lies in working for and with the local community to improve our world and make it a better place for everyone. Since first being elected to Mendip District Council in 2011, I have worked hard for 11 years (and on Frome Town Council for 18 months up to 2015) with and for the […]

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The planning application to develop the last vacant plots on the south side of the Commerce Park for 61 small business units (B2/B8 units with ancillary office space, in nine buildings), and a single industrial building (in two 15,000 sq.ft. units) was deferred for up to three months at last week’s Mendip District Council Planning […]

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Some 128 people have responded to our survey into the fly nuisance around Wessex Water’s Frome sewage treatment works over the last few weeks, after I and other councillors (Janine Nash and Damon Hooton) and local residents Lee & Michelle put leaflets and letters through hundreds of letterboxes in houses to the east, south and […]

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April newsletter

by adamboyden on 7 April, 2022

As one of your local councillors it’s my job to keep people informed about local matters, so here is my latest newsletter. Help Ukrainian refugees: With the sickening Russian invasion of Ukraine continuing, so does the need to help refugees fleeing the war. Frome Town Council’s fundraising to help refugees in Frome’s twin town in […]

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Adam and Christine for Frome North

by adamboyden on 6 April, 2022

Adam Boyden and Christine Cockroft are standing to be the Somerset Councillors for Frome North and the villages at the election on May 5th, following the Government’s decision to create one unitary council for Somerset. Adam and Christine are committed, experienced campaigners with a record of action who will work hard to help and support […]

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Saxonvale – a statement

by adamboyden on 4 April, 2022

From Frome’s Lib Dem Mendip District councillors: It cannot have gone un-noticed that the Frome Liberal Democrat District Councillors are facing criticism and are coming under pressure to take a stance on the Mayday Saxonvale application. To the people of Frome. We were elected to represent your views. Please be assured that we are doing […]

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by adamboyden on 30 March, 2022

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The draft Pedestrianisation Order for Dark Lane and a section of Berkley Lane to the north of Frome has been published for public consultation (see here). This follows the application by Mendip District Council to the Government in December for the Order to be made (see here) to reduce the excessive flytipping there for many […]

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Local residents in the Packsaddle and Innox area have been notified by leaflet that Savills are giving a pre-application presentation of their proposals for a development of 71 new homes at Innox Hill (the ‘corner field’ adjacent to Packsaddle Way) in a meeting at 7pm on Thursday 31st March at Frome Town Hall. The presentation […]

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March newsletter (updated)

by adamboyden on 22 March, 2022

Please help Ukrainian refugees: With the appalling and heartbreaking news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is difficult to know what any of us can do to help. But there is one way – Frome Town Council has been approached by Frome’s twin town Rabka-Zdrój in Poland, which is 150 miles from the Ukraine […]

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Somerset County Council proposes to make a traffic Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to introduce 30mph speed limit extensions around the Bath Road, Oldford Hill, Cuckoo Lane and Gypsy Lane junction, and a 40mph speed limit to the north towards Oldford, in place of the current 60mph national speed limits there. This […]

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The industrial units and a bungalow along Gypsy Lane opposite Sutton Close are to be demolished, and replaced with six houses and an office block, after a planning application was approved at Mendip’s Planning Board meeting on 16th March. The application (item DM04 on the agenda, planning ref. 2021/0652/FUL (Bonneyleigh View, Gypsy Lane, Frome, Somerset, […]

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We stand with Ukraine – and how you can help

by adamboyden on 3 March, 2022

With the appalling and heartbreaking news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is difficult to know what any of us can do to help. But there is one way – Frome Town Council has been approached by Frome’s twin town Rabka-Zdrój in Poland, which is 150 miles from the Ukraine border. Rabka has already […]

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Somerset County Council has decided to dispose of their land between Packsaddle Way and Leys Lane, in a Key Decision on 9th March. The site is known as the ‘school site’ as it was obtained in 1973 to build a new school. However, the need for a school in this part of Frome has never […]

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Frome fly survey

by adamboyden on 11 February, 2022

We have been contacted by a few local residents in the areas near Frome sewage works who have had problems with large numbers of black midges and flies getting in their homes, causing a nuisance and disrupting everyday life. A previous article about this is several years old (see here) and it was in the […]

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