Adam Boyden

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

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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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Mendip District Council’s Draft ‘Pre-Submission’ Local Plan Part 2 public consultation ended on 12th February. Some 300 responses have so far been added to the council’s website here and there are more to be added. Policy FR6: Land at Innox Hill (Packsaddle Way) There are many objections from local residents and other councillors to policy FR6 and […]

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GP appointments survey results

by adamboyden on 24 February, 2018

As you may know, in November Frome Medical Practice changed their GP appointment system. After we heard some concerns, we launched a survey to ask people if they were satisfied or not and why (see the original article and link to survey here). We had over 250 responses online and several in writing. In summary: […]

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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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Frome GP appointments survey – have your say

by adamboyden on 20 January, 2018

In November, Frome Medical Practice changed their GP appointment system to the ‘Patient Connect’ system involving a call back from a Care Navigator, and removed the walk-in clinic, as explained here and in a FAQ brochure here.  In the last few weeks we have heard some concerns, and as access to primary health care is so important, […]

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Mendip District Council is consulting the public on its plans to continue the road closure at Berkley Lane, to the east of Gypsy Lane just outside Frome, in order to tackle flytipping – and needs your support for the closure to continue. A Cabinet meeting on 12th February will consider continuing to restrict vehicle traffic […]

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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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Showfield improvements update

by adamboyden on 28 December, 2017

The improvements to the play area at the Old Showfield – see here for details – are underway. Frome Town Council’s contractors started to install new play surfacing and improve footpaths around the play area, and put in a rope up the slope of the slide, and they will also repair all the broken play equipment – […]

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December 2017 news

by adamboyden on 28 December, 2017

Dear all, As one of your councillors on Mendip District Council, I aim to keep local residents updated on local issues: Grange Road mobile phone mast appeal – deadline 4th January for responses Showfield improvement works Mendip consults on continued closure of Gypsy Lane Frome Town Council: meetings and Boyle Cross works Frome Sports Forum […]

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Mendip District Council’s planning team has informed me that Vodafone Ltd has submitted an appeal against the Council’s refusal of prior approval of permitted development for the installation of a 15m replica telegraph pole and 2no. equipment cabinets at land off Grange Road/ Bath Road (MDC ref. 2017/1163/TEL). “The appeal reference number is APP/Q3305/W/17/3185165. The appeal […]

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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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Changing Places for Frome and Wells (updated)

by adamboyden on 6 October, 2017

Original article (updated below) In February, after a short campaign (see here), Mendip District Councillors approved a plan to bring Changing Places facilities to the district. Changing Places is a national standard and campaign for toilets and changing facilities for severely and profoundly disabled children and adults who have complex and profound disabilities and cannot […]

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Running again, and other news

by adamboyden on 14 July, 2017

Dear all, I am running the Frome 10k again this year, trying to raise money for Fair Frome (who run the food and furniture banks) and also specifically to raise funds for a Changing Places facility for Frome, so that people with severe and profound disabilities will have somewhere to ‘go’ to spend a penny or two in […]

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Grange Road mobile phone mast refused

by adamboyden on 14 July, 2017

A planning application (for ‘prior approval’) was submitted by Vodafone for a 15m high mobile phone mast and base station on the corner of Grange Road with Bath Road – comprising a 15m shrouded monopole with microwave dishes, equipment cabinets and ancilliary works (application ref. 2017/1163/TEL, see here and last month’s news). Two public meetings were arranged by Frome Town Councillor Nick White, for residents […]

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Pedestrian island proposed at Bath Road Heights

by adamboyden on 7 July, 2017

In last month’s news I explained that I had objected to proposals by the developer of 7 new houses at the old Mendip Lodge Hotel site on Bath Road, to install ‘dropped kerbs’ instead of a proper pedestrian crossing across Bath Road. A planning condition requires a ‘pedestrian crossing’ for residents of the new development as the site is isolated from […]

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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 and May newsletters

by adamboyden on 5 May, 2017

Update 4th May 2017 Today is local election day – you will elect new Somerset County Councillors for Frome North, East and West and the rest of the county, and a new Mendip District Councillor for Frome College ward. I am standing for Frome North for Somerset, and I am endorsing Alex Shingler for Frome […]

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