News in Frome

Frome is surrounded by countryside and farming still plays a major part in the local economy

Officers from Avon and Somerset's Rural Affairs Unit, Operation Remedy, and Operational Support Team have seized a large quantity of stolen property following the successful execution of a warrant in Somerset last week.

Twenty-six items of plant machinery, farm and highways equipment were recovered at a farm site near Sparkford, Somerset on Friday 16 October, many of which have been identified as stolen from locations across the country.

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End of our fantastic Festival for this year

Last chance to join the live audience at Cedars Hall for this year! Come and rediscover the delights of listening to engaging speakers live. Visit Waterstones' pop up bookshop and buy books with plates signed by the authors, or treat yourself to a drink and a snack in the café in the foyer. Please visit our website to purchase tickets or register for live-streaming. Please remember all donations for the live-streaming help our work in Somerset state schools

There is something for everyone: cookery, history, heartwarming insight into of end of life care, how a young immigrant living in poverty and deprivation overcame the shocking inequality in our country and, last but not least, a witty political tale. All these events are on SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER.

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Councillor Ward: Photo Dave Merritt

A Frome town councillor, speaking as an individual but representing his constituents, has asked the local MP to come to the town to explain his decision for voting against a motion to extend free school meals over the holidays.

With half term starting at the end of this week in Frome, there was a motion in parliament yesterday (October 21) to keep the free meals scheme for the poorest children operating when schools are closed.

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The sharing box in Frome's Victoria Park October 21: Sadly other boxes have been vandalised

Planning applications in and around Frome this week include:

At 59 Catherine Street in Frome they want to separate an existing retail unit and ground floor flat to include part change of use of residential to retail. (with associated internal works only). The application is open for comment under Ref. No: 2020/2091/FUL .

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