Adam Boyden

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Politics and a pint Somerton & Frome Liberal Democrats proudly present ‘Politics and a Pint’ this Thursday 26th July, 7.15-9.15pm upstairs at the Archangel pub on King Street. Are you traumatised by Trump, bewildered by Brexit, feeling politics is a bit iffy? Come and tell us what you think and help us put things right. […]

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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issues: Community orchard proposed at the Old Showfield Planning application for 96 homes at Packsaddle Way has been withdrawn Packsaddle parks in […]

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Concessions won on Sunday parking charges

by adamboyden on 29 May, 2018

At their meeting on Monday 21st May, Mendip District Council’s Cabinet decided to endorse the Car Parking Charges Review 2018-22, including new Sunday parking charges in Frome and Shepton Mallet, and increases to hourly charges and season tickets – see here. I and Damon Hooton (Lib Dem, Park ward) and other Frome councillors opposed the Conservative […]

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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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Planning application for 96 homes at Packsaddle Way

by adamboyden on 31 March, 2018

An outline planning application has been submitted for 96 houses, and some live-work offices, at Packsaddle Way and Innox Hill / Spring Gardens, on the site identified in policy FR6 of the Mendip District Pre-Submission Local Plan Part 2, planning reference 2018/0256/OTA: ‘Outline application with all matters reserved save for access, for a residential scheme of […]

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February/March 2018 newsletter

by adamboyden on 2 March, 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 on local issues: Winter weather Help for rough sleepers Litter picks postponed Frome GP appointments system – survey results Can Frome’s compassionate community save the NHS? Mendip Local Plan Part 2 […]

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Litter picks are being organised around Frome as part of the Great British Spring Clean.  The Great British Spring Clean is a national campaign designed to help keep our streets looking good. Local volunteers are being asked to join in and help make neighbourhoods as clean as possible this spring in time for the warmer weather. […]

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January 2018 newsletter

by adamboyden on 22 January, 2018

Dear all, This is a reminder of current consultations and upcoming meetings that you may be interested in. As one of your councillors on Mendip District Council, I hope to keep local residents updated on local issues: Mendip Local Plan Part 2 consultation proposes 100 houses at Packsaddle Way Frome Town Council meeting on Local […]

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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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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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