Local Government Contact Us Events Diary Job Vacancies Disclaimer

Frome Town Council

View on-line at: http://frome-tc.gov.uk/redirectpage.asp?id=9023&SiteId;=688

Welcome to Frome Town Council

Photograph of Town Council Offices

                                                            (Click here for Map)





Frome Town Council is the largest of the 52 Parish/Town Councils in Mendip District




            Appoints some school governors


            Appoints representatives to local organisations and special interest groups


          Considers every planning application submitted and passes its views back to the relevant authority


            Provides funding for new street lights and reports street light faults to Somerset County Council


            Reports blocked drains and overhanging hedges to the relevant authority


            Sponsors school crossing patrols for every school which needs them


           Manages and maintains Victoria Park, Mary Baily Playing Field, Murrhardt Gardens and adjoining woodland (North Parade), Zion Path and Rodden Meadow at the end of Willow Vale


Photograph of Victoria Park Bowls Club














            Manages and maintains Merchants Barton toilet block


            Manages and maintains Town Office, administration and financial services


            Lets out flat, 6a Palmer Street


            Promotes tourism, including the bi-annual printing of the Town Guide


           Provides grants to local voluntary or other organisations who demonstrate significant local benefit through their projects, eg youth activities (including the youth council), activities for older residents, twinning, Frome Festival and other public events which encourage visitors to the town, help retailers and entertain residents


            Provides and maintains floral displays in the town and Victoria Park


Photograph of floral display












            Provides Christmas lights displays in the town


           Fundraises for community projects e.g. new skate and play facilities in Mary Baily Playing Field, redevelopment of Victoria Park


           Funds provision and maintenance of some street furniture, signposts, bollards, seats, bus shelters etc.


           Provides Town Councilĺs website


          Provides 7 allotments sites which are administered by Frome Allotments Association:

Cranmore View

Queens Road

North Hill

Mendip View

Orchard Street


Vallis Road



Photograph of allotments



          Cleans road signs in its area and reports footway and carriageway faults, as agents of the County Council


            Supports the Town Mayor and a Town Crier as part of the civic and social life of the town


Photograph of Town Crier

                                            Photograph of the Mayor            



             Administers Street Trading Licensing


            Supports Town Twinning activities


            Represents local views on all issues to Mendip District Council and Somerset County Council when they are considering policies which may affect the town


            Leases the Cheese and Grain building from MDC and sub-lets it to Cheese and Grain Ltd as a community facility



Cheese and Grain














            Provides partnership funding for town CCTV coverage, as part of community safety and anti-social behaviour reduction initiatives with Mendip Community Safety Partnership


            Supports provision of ĹAlcohol Restricted Zonesĺ, giving police increased powers to tackle anti ľsocial behaviour related to excessive drinking


            Provides partnership funding for town Police Community Support Officers


            Provides or is involved in community events, including Frome Christmas Spectacular and Britain in Bloom


            Provides member support for committees, forums and working parties; elections, subscriptions and training/conference expenses


            Lobbies relevant agencies and third parties on issues of the day that are important to the community