Adam Boyden

Liberal Democrat councillor on Mendip District Council for Frome College ward Learn more

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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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Somerset County Council Budget

by adamboyden on 7 February, 2017

Somerset Liberal Democrats PRESS NOTICE Monday 6th February 2017 Jane Lock calls for more detail in County Budget Liberal Democrat County Group Leader Jane Lock has reacted with concern to the budget proposals put forward by the Tories today at County Hall. Everyone acknowledges that Somerset County Council has a crisis in Adult Social Care […]

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Original article (see update below) Last August, B&NES Council announced they were reviewing (and hoping to cut) their subsidy for the 267 evening services that run from 8pm between Bath and Frome (and stop at Norton St Philip, Rode and Beckington) and did a short consultation. I immediately began working with FAVBUG, Frome Town Council and […]

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Frome Sports & Fitness Centre update

by adamboyden on 16 January, 2017

Good news – the showers and temperature controls have been fixed at Frome Sport & Fitness Centre.  Fusion announced this last week – see here. It is a relief. I had been asking Fusion for quite a while and raised it at the last Mendip District Council Leisure Strategic Board meeting in December, when Fusion […]

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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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October newsletter

by adamboyden on 21 October, 2016

Dear All,   A quick update – and some questions at the end for you –   Referendum approves Frome’s Neighbourhood Plan: Yesterday the people of Frome voted to back proposals for a new Neighbourhood Plan, with 86% voting in favour and 14% against. A total of 3,631 people voted – a turnout of 17.9% […]

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Frome’s Neighbourhood Plan Referendum: vote Yes for Frome Tomorrow (Thursday 20 October 2016) a referendum will be held on the Frome Neighbourhood Plan, to ask “Do you want Mendip District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Frome to help it decide planning applications in [Frome]?”. The Neighbourhood Plan was prepared by Frome Town Council […]

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Somerset Liberal Democrats’ Press Release, 26 September 2016: Tories sit by whilst County Council faces Bankruptcy. “The County Council’s finances are in a dire situation.” Today, 26th September, the Conservative Cabinet running Somerset County Council have been discussing the possibility of declaring the Authority bankrupt. In the Revenue Outturn report the County Finance Director has […]

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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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Fracking is cancelled

by adamboyden on 16 September, 2016

I was relieved to find out (via Frome’s Anti-fracking group) this week that South Western Energy have decided not to take up the Government’s offer of licences for unconventional gas exploration, including ‘fracking’ for shale gas, in the countryside near Frome in four 10km square blocks including Beckington, Rode and nearby Wiltshire towns. This good […]

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‘Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol’ days, When our councils funded buses but now we’re stressed out… We used to meet with friends, go out and have a laugh, We would jump on a bus and we’d ride it down to Bath, Used to dream of going places but now they’re […]

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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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Update: Urgent – As the recent Frome Standard and Frome Times front page stories explain, Bath & North East Somerset Council are reviewing their support for the 267 evening bus services, to try and reduce costs. This affects the 9.10pm and 11.10pm Bath to Frome buses and the 8pm and 10pm Frome to Bath buses […]

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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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My super Frome 10k run

by adamboyden on 8 July, 2016

Once again I am running the Frome 10k on Sunday 17th July, as part of the Frome Half Marathon/10k/5k/1k events. Last year as Scooby Do was tricky, what with that tail wagging everywhere. This year I’ve got a Super Mario costume which should be easier, unless there’s a heatwave. “Here we go!”. This year I […]

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Frome voted Remain

by adamboyden on 24 June, 2016

So the people have spoken, nearly 52% of voters decided to leave the EU, and we face the consequences. The votes were – ‘Remain a member of the European Union’: 16,141,241 (48.1%), ‘Leave the European Union’: 17,410,742 (51.9%). Turnout was 72.2%, so 37% of the population eligible voted to Leave.  The pound has plummeted in […]

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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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Two weeks ago I wrote to the Frome Standard (and Somerset Guardian, printed 9 June 2016) explaining why I am voting to remain with a long list of Remain supporters, and a few reasons… “What do financial expert Martin Lewis, Barack Obama, Stephen Hawking, Benedict Cumberbatch, Delia Smith, Emily (and Michael) Eavis, Yanis Varoufakis, Wyke […]

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