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November news

by adamboyden on 24 November, 2017

As one of your Frome College ward councillors on Mendip District Council, it’s my job to keep you updated on some local issues: Parks and Recreation: I and other Frome district councillors (Damon Hooton, Des Harris) have been meeting and discussing with Frome Town Council how best to allocate £250,000 of ‘Section 106’ funding from […]

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October newsletter

by adamboyden on 16 October, 2017

As one of your ward councillors I need to keep you updated on a few things: Frome Community Hospital Forum: Have your say tonight about hospital services at the drop-in session at the hospital’s Moxon Suite on Monday 16th October at 6.00-8.00pm. Opinions are being sought on the work of the Community Hospital and how […]

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June/July news

by adamboyden on 6 July, 2017

As one of your ward councillors I need to keep you updated on a few things: I am working on a few other things including helping progress a Changing Places facility in Frome town centre, tackling litter, getting clearance of vegetation along paths, and to get a path resurfaced, as well as nagging the Town […]

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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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Thank you

by adamboyden on 5 May, 2017

Dear supporters, Thank you to everyone who voted or delivered leaflets for Alex and I, and to those of you who put up a board or poster. I am thanking every one of you individually. Last night at the count I came second for Frome North division of Somerset County Council, with 1085 votes and […]

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April newsletter

by adamboyden on 16 April, 2017

 Newsletter April 16th Vote on Victoria Park toilets – last chance today! Today Sunday 16th April is your last chance to vote on what to do with the Victoria Park toilets. The existing toilets are in a poor state; and it has cost up to £20,000 per year just to keep the toilets open in recent years. This isn’t desirable […]

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Alex Shingler for Frome College ward

by adamboyden on 16 April, 2017

A statement from Alex Shingler – Lib Dem candidate for Mendip District Council’s Frome College ward byelection on May 4th: Born and bred in Frome, I am passionate about the town and everyone being given a voice, particularly young people who are frequently overlooked by decision makers. Having served as Deputy Youth Mayor for two […]

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Constituents views and endorsements

by adamboyden on 13 April, 2017

“It is so reassuring to know that you are actively tackling so many issues that affect us all in Frome. You will always get our vote for the incredible work you do for the town.”, Marilyn, Frome, (April 2017). “Adam will always listen, investigate, act and report back on any query that comes his way”, […]

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Local election news

by adamboyden on 11 April, 2017

The Somerset County Council local elections are on 4th May. I am standing for this area (Frome North division) and promise to work hard for local people on county issues too, if elected. There is also a by-election for College ward at Mendip on 4th May as the other, Conservative, ward councillor has resigned.  Our […]

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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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In December, planning permission was finally granted for residential development at the remainder of the Mendip Lodge Hotel site (‘Bath Road Heights’) on Bath Road, for 7 houses (four 3-bed dwellings, two 2-bed dwellings and one 4 bed dwelling) with associated roads, paths, gardens and drives. This includes a requirement for a pedestrian crossing for […]

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At the time of writing we still await a decision from NHS England on whether they will allow Frome Medical Practice to close Locks Hill surgery permanently. Of course the consultation on the closure should have been carried out earlier and for longer, and the NHS should have given approval before the lease ran out […]

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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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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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June newsletter

by adamboyden on 17 June, 2016

Newsletter 18 June 2016 Dear All, How can I help? As ever, please get in touch if you have any issues you need help with. Tributes to Jo Cox MP:  After the terrible fatal attack on Labour MP Jo Cox on Thursday, tributes are flooding in, including a message from Tim Farron. “… Jo Cox […]

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Tributes to former MP David Rendel

by adamboyden on 18 May, 2016

Yesterday I was very sad to learn that David Rendel, our Lideral Democrat parliamentary candidate for Somerton & Frome in last year’s general election, has died at his home in Newbury, after a battle with cancer. Tributes to David have been pouring in from Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, former leader Paddy Ashdown, and from […]

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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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Newsletter February 2016 Dear All, 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. Let’s Clean up Frome: Litter picks are being organised in early March to get ‘Clean […]

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Fromefield Co-op to open Weds 2nd December

by adamboyden on 25 November, 2015

The new Co-op convenience store at Fromefield is nearing completion and is planning to open on Wednesday 2nd December at 9am. The store has been fitted out to a high specification, with energy efficient and eco-friendly equipment and systems ‘installed where possible’. The store will include ‘an in-store bakery, coffee machine, hot and cold ‘food […]

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