Adam Boyden

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

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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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End of May newsletter

by adamboyden on 26 May, 2016

Newsletter 27 May 2016 Dear All, A quick update for you on news for Frome College ward, Frome and Mendip. I hope you find it useful. How can I help? As ever, please get in touch if you have any issues you need help with. Showfield improvements – Magnificent Meadows event, Monday 30th May: Frome […]

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The Lib Dem Group of councillors at Mendip are pleased to report that we were able to persuade Mendip District Council to agree to a review of the system for chasing up non-payment of council tax. A successful motion, proposed by Councillor Adam Boyden (Frome College ward) led to a cross-party review into how the […]

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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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April/May newsletter

by adamboyden on 4 May, 2016

Dear All, A quick update for you on news 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. Frome Leisure Centre to reopen on 1st June: Fusion have now announced that the revamped Frome […]

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At the Commerce Park, in planning application 2015/2871/FUL, Acheson & Acheson proposed to extend their successful beauty products factory (a B1/B2/B8 development) to the south west. This is within the zone next to the residential boundary, previously reserved for B1 uses (businesses compatible with a residential area) under conditions 30 and 32 of the outline […]

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Commerce Park Planning ALERT

by adamboyden on 6 April, 2016

At the Commerce Park, in planning application 2015/2871/FUL, Acheson & Acheson have proposed to extend their successful beauty products factory (a B1/B2/B8 development) to the south west. This is within the zone currently reserved for B1 uses (businesses compatible with a residential area) under conditions 30 and 32 of the outline planning permission, but because […]

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March/April newsletter

by adamboyden on 4 April, 2016

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. Leisure Centre reopening delayed: As a member of Mendip District Council’s Leisure Strategic Board, last week I had a tour […]

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Showfield Improvement Plans debated tonight Please see a link to the report on the proposed Old Showfield management and improvement plan, which is being debated and hopefully approved at Frome Town Council’s meeting at 7pm at Rook Lane Chapel tonight, as item 7 of the agenda on pages 12-14, and at Appendix 3 here http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/meeting/full-council-meeting-3/  […]

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