Tag Archives: Frome

Upgrade of busy junction now complete

Improvements to a key junction in Frome are now complete. Somerset County Council has been working to upgrade the traffic light-controlled Vine Tree junction where Berkley Road meets Rodden Road since late February and completed the 10-week scheme on Friday (13/5). The improved junction has safer facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and new traffic lights […]

Tomorrow: Polling stations open for Frome North by-election

Polling stations open tomorrow (Thursday 25 September) for residents to cast their vote to elect a new Somerset County Councillor for the Frome North division. The candidates standing in the by-election are as follows: Adrian Dobinson – Independent Catherine Richardson – Labour Party Damon John Hooton – Liberal Democrats Les Spalding – Green Party Linda […]

Frome North by-election

A Somerset County Council by-election will be held in the Frome North division on Thursday 25 September. The by-election will be to elect one new member to the Council after a seat was left vacant following the recent resignation of Sam Phripp. Potential candidates have until 4pm on 29 August to submit nominations and a […]

Mendip: How would you balance the Council’s budget?

Somerset County Council will be on the road in Mendip this week asking residents to try their hand at balancing its budget while gathering views and priorities to help plan for future challenges. The ‘Listening, Learning, Changing’ roadshows will be visiting Shepton Mallet, Frome and Wells, asking people to give their views as the Council […]

Controlled explosion of Second World War device

Army bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion of a Second World War device which was found buried in a garden in Frome earlier today. Globally-recognised contractor BACTEC started their search of a garden in Milk Street at 8am today and by 1pm they were able to confirm the presence of an explosive […]

WWII device found in garden

Military experts have been called in to arrange the safe disposal of a Second World War device found buried in a garden in Milk Street, Frome. Globally-recognised contractor BACTEC started their search at 8am today and by 1pm they were able to confirm the presence of a device believed to be a projectile. The military […]

Somerset Libraries celebrate Adult Learners Week

A number of Somerset Libraries are hosting a range of events and activities to celebrate Adult Learners Week, which runs from 14–20 June. Events taking place in ten libraries across the county are generally free of charge and include art and craft demonstrations and workshops, U3A special interest groups, Scrabble, flower arranging, family history and […]

Be the hero of your own story at Somerset Libraries

Parents and carers are being urged to don their superhero masks, reveal their superpowers and take their children on a quest to find a local hero-themed event in Somerset. To celebrate Booktrust’s National Bookstart Week, which runs from 9-15 June, Somerset Libraries are organising special story and rhyme sessions in many libraries across the county, […]

Fly-tipped rubbish costs woman £100

Fly-tipped rubbish cost a Somerset woman £100 in a case highlighting the duty of care every individual and business has over their waste even after it has left their premises. The prosecution was brought as part of renewed efforts by Somerset County Council and all other Somerset local authorities to clamp down on fly-tippers through […]

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Fly-tipping ‘duty of care’ case costs woman £188

A £40 deal to get rid of rubbish cost a Somerset woman £188 in a case highlighting the duty of care every individual and business has over their waste even after it has left their premises. At Somerset magistrates this week, Nicola Watson, aged 34, was fined £73 wth a £20 victim surcharge and £95 […]